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From working with Buddy Holly’s producer, to writing hits for Anne Murray, Jennifer Rush and Michael Buble,
the members of The Timewalkers have an amazing breadth of musical achievements that span a lifetime.
These are four wonderfully gifted singer songwriters who began playing together for the sheer love of the music they create. They perform the great pop and rock classics from the 60’s and 70’s, with vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar playing to die for, alongside amazingly unique originals, all done with a good dollop of humour and banter
Let’s meet the cast!
Michael Vincent- Guitar/ Vocals/ Piano
Ron Irving- Guitar/Vocals/Bass
Luke Isaac- Guitar/Vocals/Bass
Eli Bryan Nelson- Guitar/Vocals /Bass
As individuals they have performed all over Canada and the US, recorded in New York, Memphis, Toronto and Montreal, appeared on countless radio and TV shows, written songs that have been recorded by Internationally acclaimed recording artists and have received many awards for their music locally and nationally. Four stars who just want to shine as one, you don’t want to miss hearing The Timewalkers!
Don’t miss this one…The Timewalkers last show at Blue Frog was a complete SELL-OUT !
Although he now lives in Canada, Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, near Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s Day 1962, he was a seasoned veteran of Gulf Coast roadhouses and honky tonks.
At the age of 17, David went on tour with Jerry Woodard and the Esquires, some of whom later became key members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and the Muscle Shoals Horns. While still with Woodard, he jammed with Ace Cannon, Bill Black’s Combo and the Jimmy Dorsey Band in clubs along the Florida Panhandle, where fellow Alabaman James Harman would soon make his mark.
About the time he turned 21 he found himself onstage backing Big Joe Turner, who said that David Vest’s playing made him feel like he was back home in Kansas City. Later David would receive the "direct laying on of hands" from piano legends like Big Walter The Thunderbird, Katie Webster and Floyd Dixon. He would tour extensively with Jimmy T99 Nelson and Miss Lavelle White, when he wasn’t playing bebop in jazz clubs with Jimmy Ford and Straight No Chaser.
From 2002 through 2006, he was co-leader of the Paul deLay Band, reaching the Top Ten on Billboard's national blues chart with The Last of the Best. After deLay's untimely death, Vest joined forces with Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne to form supergroup Northwest Pianorama, and briefly led a Sun Ra tribute band.
David's many festival appearances include Bumbershoot, King Biscuit, Waterfront (Portland), Winthrop, Edmonton, Calgary, Tremblant, Baltimore, Houston, Ritzville and N.O. Jazzfest (with Miss Lavelle White).
His latest CD East Meets Vest (his fourth as leader since 2002) was named “one of the best blues albums of 2012” by Holger Petersen of CBC’s Saturday Night Blues, and is up for two 2013 Maple Blue Awards.
A co-promotion with White Rock Blues Society.
Semiahmoo Arts presents TRIOLOGY for another “Live From Blue Frog” concert recording. Formed in 2008, TRIOLOGY is a Jazz Trio featuring three of Canada’s most sought after jazz musicians. This group was fashioned after the great early jazz trios of Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson, and features wonderful arrangements of classic standards, as well as original tunes by the trio members. Their self-titled CD will be released on Cellar Live Records in early 2014.
We are fortunate to host these internationally recognized giants of the jazz world:
Bill Coon: Guitar - an amazing and fluid guitarist, originally from Montreal, Bill has over 25 years professional experience. Juno nominated guitarist/ composer /arranger Bill Coon is one of Canada’s most highly respected and sought after musicians He has worked with many jazz greats, including Jimmy Heath, Eddie Daniels and Dr. Lonnie Smith. In 2009 he was awarded Jazz Guitarist of the Year by the National Jazz Awards. billcoon.com
Jodi Proznick: Bass – Juno nominated bassist, composer, bandleader and educator Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada's finest jazz artists. She was the winner of numerous National Jazz Awards including Bassist of the Year in ’08 and’09. Jodi has become one of Canada’s “top call” artists. Jodi leads her own quartet, and is a member of many other amazing jazz ensembles, such as the Tilden Webb Trio, the Joel Haynes Trio, the Jill Townsend Big Band and the Oliver Gannon Quartet. Some of the legendary talents she has accompanied: Lewis Nash, George Coleman, David Fathead Newman, Ed Thigpen, Charles McPherson, Mark Murphy and Sheila Jordan. jodiproznick.com
Miles Black: Piano – with over 30 years experience, Black is a highly accomplished pianist and composer who has performed worldwide and recorded extensively. Miles has worked with many jazz greats, including Max Roach, Lew Tabackin, Houston Person and Harry “Sweets” Edison. Black has performed worldwide and is on over 400 albums. Currently based in Vancouver, BC, Miles has a wealth of musical experience as an arranger, producer, composer, session musician, guitarist, bassist, saxophonist, songwriter, musical theatre director, music therapist and college level music instructor. milesblack.com
Be part of this occasion to hear one of the best jazz groups around in a pristine acoustic environment.