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DBLS, Jacqui Naylor and Gergana Velinova

posted Sep 10, 2012, 1:00 PM by bernie arai   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 1:01 PM ]
the only thing connecting those three bands is me, in the interest of efficiency i grouped them into one post since i will be performing with them all this week.

first up is:
DBLS
Daryl Jahnke - guitars
Bernie Arai - drums and cymbals
Laurence Mollerup - bass
Stephen Fisk - guitars

Wed Sept 12 9pm
Kozmik Zoo
53 W Broadway

you can follow the zoo on twitter too

get it? DBLS? har har.  names are tough, man.  i think we'll play the first wednesday of every month (after this one, of course) at the zoo for a quasi-residency.  it's a great band, born out of our common employer, VCC School of Music!

next is:
Jacqui Naylor - voice
Art Khu - piano
Steve Smith - bass
Bernie Arai - drums and cymbals

Friday and Saturday Sept 14-15 8pm
Cellar Jazz Club
3611 W Braodway

A beautiful voice and a captivating entertainer, Jacqui is part of the amazing musical community from the Bay Area.  I've been lucky to play with her and Art when they visit Vancouver over the past few years, and it's always great fun playing her original music as well as really cool arrangements of jazz standards and pop tunes (often simultaneously played!).

and to cap off the week:
Gergana Velinova - voice
Brad Turner - trumpet
Ross Taggart - piano
Andre Lachance - bass
Bernie Arai - drums and cymbals

Sunday Sept 16 8pm
Cellar Jazz Club
3611 W Braodway

I haven't had the oppurtunity to play with Gergana yet, but I am looking forward to it as I've heard nothing but great things about her! And to get to work with my favourite sidemen (it's no coincidence that they are all members of my and Jon Bentley's hard bop sextet Ugetsu) is an added bonus!  Should be fun.

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