Photography by Ravi Gill
50 years after legendary saxophonist/composer/creative pioneer John Coltrane released “A Love Supreme,” the Vancouver-based New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW) invited Le Nouveau Jazz Libre de Québec (NJLQ) from Montréal for a multi-day event.
Thurs Feb 19
A free improvisation workshop led by Vancouver’s Lisa Cay Miller and members of the NJLQ Trio in which they “share their approaches to instantaneous creation and strategies for interpretation.”
Fri Feb 20
The Nouveau Jazz Libre de Québec (NJLQ) CD release “En Direct du Suoni per il Popolo”. Featuring mainstays of Montréal’s avant garde creative music scene: Guy Thouin (drums) and Bryan Highbloom (tenor sax), and Vancouver’s Raymon Torchinsky (alto sax).
Sat Feb 21
A Supreme Celebration
An all afternoon all evening Supreme marathon with music, poetry, food, drink, and companionship. The audience was invited to stay as long as they would like during the six-hour expression Coltrane’s Love Supreme poem.
Featuring Saul Berson, Bruce Freedman, Dave Say, John Paton (saxes), Brad Muirhead (bass trombone), Ron Samworth (guitar), Lisa Cay Miller (piano), James Meger, Russel Sholberg, André Lachance, Paul Blaney, Clyde Reed (basses), Joe Poole and Skye Brooks (drums).
And participants from the improvisation workshop: Susan Katz, Johanna Hauser, Don Chow, Edward Dardis, Lisa Butel, Brent Cross, Natasha Zrno, Michael R. DuBelko, Ian Migicovsky, Carol Sawyer, Elisa Thorn, Laura Crema, Clyde Reed, Russ Styles, Kenneth Schroeder, Wylie Ferguson, Sabrina Chang, Asuman Gencol, Margot Bulter, Eshantha Peiris, Michelle Richard and Gary Wildeman
by Ravi Gill
Artist / Photographer. Work focused on the urban / cityscape of Vancouver and surrounding communities and documenting our connection and changing perspectives in these spaces.