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Celebrate International Earth Day with Jefferson Starship performing their songs that defined a generation!
Jefferson Starship, created by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; and, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service – celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2014. The band, descended from Jefferson Airplane – who performed at Monterey and Woodstock, at Altamont with the Rolling Stones, and shared the bill countless times with Grateful Dead & Janis Joplin, and whose music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism. They were crucial in developing the renowned "San Francisco Sound" that changed the course of pop music forever.
Jefferson Starship’s Europe wide broadcast from the Lugano Jazz Festival in Switzerland this past June, along with their performance in Uzice, Serbia for the American Embassy, furthers the band’s historic legacy as musical ambassadors. They just returned from Brazil, the 30th country they have visited.
See their recent heralded appearance on PBS, headlining “60’s Rock, Pop & Soul,” which still airs coast to coast: Play Video Here
Jefferson Starship is fronted by the much acclaimed singer and Grammy nominated Cathy Richardson, star of the off Broadway play “Love, Janis”. Longtime Starship members Donny Baldwin (drums) & Chris Smith (keyboard/bass) and guitarist Jude Gold (formerly with Jerry Garcia Band) round out the line-up. 2013 proved another remarkable year for the stalwart, iconic band – whose diverse projects and performances including a symphony engagement, broadcast across the U.S. on HDNET.
Jefferson Starship continues to perform their repertoire of hits spanning all eras of their existence, including “Jane,” “Somebody To Love,” “Miracles,” “White Rabbit,” “Volunteers,” “Count On Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Wooden Ships,” “Today,” “Lather,” “Crown of Creation” and many more.
Don’t miss this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Jefferson Starship in the intimate and pristine acoustics of Blue Frog Studios.
Blue Frog Studios is proud to present Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne celebrating the release of his brand new album, "Rollin’ With the Blues Boss". Kenny is a veteran blues and boogie piano player and also a three-time Juno Award nominee (Canada’s Grammy), including a win for his Let It Loose CD.
His main influences are Fats Domino and Chuck Berry’s long-time piano player Johnnie Johnson, as well as Amos Milburn, Bill Doggett and Johnny Otis, king of the West Coast blues sound of the ‘50s. His bass-heavy boogie piano work, as well as his original songs, makes for powerful live performances, enhanced by the flashy splendor of his boldly colored, French custom-tailored stage suits.
Stony Plain Records, Canada’s premier roots music label, announces an April 22 release date for Kenny’s new CD Rollin’ With the Blues Boss. The album was produced by Tom Lavin (Powder Blues Band) who will be joining Kenny on stage for the May 2nd concert. Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne’s last album for Stony Plain, An Old Rock On a Roll (2011), garnered him a nomination for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Award from the Blues Foundation, as well as being awarded two 2012 Living Blues Awards, one for "Best New Contemporary Blues Recording of 2011" and one for Wayne as "Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)."
A co-promotion with the White Rock Blues Society. Choose Early or Late Show below:
The FIFA World Cup may be heading to Brazil, but some of the best international musicians are bringing some Brazilian music to Blue Frog Studios.
Brasileira has sold-out consistently and enthralled audiences with their entertaining and high-energy performances. Considered the finest Jazz Vocal Improviser in Canada, vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott is featured in this exciting presentation of music from and influenced by Brazil.
A long-time member of the Bay-area based band “Novo Tempo”, Jennifer Scott has been immersed in the beautiful music of Elis Regina, Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso and Egberto Gismonti – all major players on the Brazilian scene – it’s a natural that this music will also be in the mix. Jennifer Scott has performed to sold-out crowds from San Diego to Amsterdam, Milan and Rome. She has sung with such Jazz Greats as: Gene Bertoncini, Clark Terry, Tommy Banks, Paul Horn and Kenny Wheeler, as well as having been nominated for Juno and Jessie Awards,
JazzTimes writer Andy Gilbert: “Scott has set herself apart from the jazz-vocalist pack with her mesmerizing renditions of the most unlikely tunes. With her warm, flexible contralto, Scott brings a striking emotional intelligence to everything she sings, no matter what the context.”
Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun: “Vancouver-based singer-pianist Jennifer Scott reaffirmed my belief that she is the best jazz singer in the country. Fronting her sextet Brasileira, Scott sang Brazilian songs in English and Portuguese, nailing each with aplomb.”
The LA Times: “We're in for a treat. Jennifer Scott applies a velvet tone and superb phrasing, and she was selected as ‘pick of the week’ last time she performed here.”
Blue Frog Studios is proud to host the Final Concert for the FOURTH Annual DIAMOND IN THE ROCK Youth Talent Search.
Every Wednesday, the Roadhouse Grille in South Surrey hosts a weekly Talent Search with one finalist being selected each week. On Sunday, May 4th, these 7 weekly winners will compete on stage for the Grand Prize Package, as well as additional prizes to all the finalists.
Come hear the best of our local young talent with a very Special Musical Guest.
A very limited number of tickets are available.
Remember the great hits of The Everly Brothers: “All I Have To Do Is Dream”, “Wake Up Little Susie”, “Bye Bye Love”
and Simon & Garfunkel: “The Boxer”, “The Sound of Silence”….
Byrd Dawg is the Ultimate Tribute to The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel and artists they influenced –
starring Joel Dietrich and Wayne Rempel, plus their seasoned four-piece band.
Joel and Wayne both grew up listening to those amazing harmonies and lyrics painting vivid pictures. Playing together in bands for several years they discovered their mutual love for singing and harmonizing. They read about Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and many other artists saying Phil and Don Everly influenced them. The more Joel and Wayne played together, the greater their excitement and interest grew in developing a tribute to the influential Everly Brothers.
Relive the excitement with the awe-inspiring harmonies of Byrd Dawg on The Old Friends Tour!
Get ready to “Shake Your Tail Feathers”, as the “Blues Brothers Too” hit the stage at Blue Frog. This is a Blues Brothers tribute act who perform live high energy song and dance routines consisting of all the signature songs based on the original movie “THE BLUES BROTHERS” starring Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi.
This entertaining group will keep you spellbound as they sing, dance, and joke their way into your hearts. They’re ‘On A Mission From God’ to entertain you with high energy, choreographed song & dance routines. They got the moves, the sound, and the look (from the black Fedoras and Skinny Ties, to the authentic Ray Ban® sunglasses).
Backing up Jake & Elwood Too is one of Canada’s hottest 9 piece Rock & Roll bands “DOUBLE OVERTIME”, boasting a full 4 piece horn section just like in the movie and special guest, vocalist Shannon Renning (who will be singing songs including “THINK – RESPECT – SON OF A PREACHER MAN” all in the style of Aretha Franklin Queen Of Soul) - you’ll hear them all singing Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country, and a whole lot of great Rock & Roll dance tunes performed up close and personal - live – all in the style of the original Blues Brothers.
Don’t miss Elwood’s speeches & Jakes dancing, as they re-live the antics from right out of the movie. Hear the horns wail to the likes of “Minni the Moocher”, “She Caught The Katy”, and other show tunes. Watch Jake “as he grabs the whip” during the showstopper “Rawhide”. And oh yes, you’ll even hear a little country (yep just like Bob’s Country Bunker – from the original movie). If you saw the movie, you’ll love this fun-packed tribute to Jake and Elwood Blues.
Seating is very limited for this special one night appearance. Choose from the Early or Late Show below:
Two-Time Grammy Award winning saxophonist ERNIE WATTS returns to Blue Frog Studios, after recently receiving the prestigious Frankfurt Music Prize on March 14 at the Frankfurt MusikMesse. Founded in 1980, the Frankfurt Music Prize is presented annually for special achievements in music interpretation and composition, musicology, teaching, or service to music. Previous honorees include Chick Corea and Paquito D’Rivera.
Watts will be playing with the Marc Seales Trio, featuring Seales on piano, Dave Captein, acoustic bass and Gary Hobbs, drums. Seales is a longtime musical collaborator with the artist. Together they composed the title track to Watts’ new CD “A Simple Truth.” The group will be performing music from “A Simple Truth”, to be released May 20, 2014 on Flying Dolphin Records, a label Watts started with his wife Patricia 10 years ago.
The saxophonist has firmly established himself in the straight-ahead jazz world as a charter member in Charlie Haden’s Quartet West and participant in Kurt Elling’s tours and Grammy winning “Dedicated To You” CD. But it is Watts’ time on the stage as a leader that has solidified his reputation. Writes Chris Robinson in Downbeat Magazine, “Watts makes playing the saxophone at such a high level sound effortless, especially considering the relative ease with which he reels off long, virtuosic and complex lines at will. He exhibits complete command of the horn, whether doubling up the time, singing in the upper register, or blowing long, lyrical lines. His tenor sound is complex: simultaneously mellow, bright, rich, smooth and slightly edgy.”
A hectic touring schedule keeps Watts on the road many months out of the year, with concerts in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. The stop in White Rock provides the chance to see what international audiences have known all along, Ernie Watts speaks an international language, steeped in American Jazz.
Seating is very limited for this special one night appearance. Choose from the Early or Late Show below: