Earshot Jazz Presents: Gordon Grdina Quartet
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 7:30pm
Doors at 7:00pm
Tickets: $15 general / $13 Earshot members & seniors / $7 students & military/veterans
“A guitar player of unbridled musical ingenuity. Few musicians—especially guitarists and oud players—have a vision as broad and seemingly limitless as him.” ~World Music Report
“Gordon Grdina has managed to place a finger in every corner of the jazz/world fusion room." ~Pop Matters
Juno-winning Vancouver-based Oud/Guitarist Gordon Grdina is known for his incredible versatility and ability to bring a fresh and edgy vibe to any ensemble he joins or forms. His sound is a combination of his interests in mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation and Arabic classical music. A protégé of jazz great Gary Peacock, he is a well-respected contributor to the jazz and world music scenes and is constantly being sought out for new projects. His latest ensemble, the Gordon Grdina Quartet is inspired by the complexity of Bartok, the freedom of Ornette Coleman, the intensity of Soundgarden and the delicacy of Webern. His carefully formed quartet combines the traditions of jazz improvisation, complex and memorable compositions and a dynamic freedom to the music that ebbs and flows with each tune. With Oscar Noriega saxophone, Russ Lossing piano and Satoshi Takeishi drums.
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.