Nick La Riviere Band

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Friday, November 15
Tickets $20 in stores and $22.50 online
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm

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Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who has toured internationally with bands such as the Juno award winning Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, 54-40, and Adonis Puentes. With gigs at the Vancouver Island Music Festival, Dream Café, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Nick is one of the busiest band leaders around.

Nick’s biggest influence comes from modern New Orleans music… not the older dixie music some people think of when they hear ‘New Orleans’, but the fun, horn heavy music people are partying to there now. The music is all about having a good time, keeping the energy high the whole show. Nick’s originals are like if Trombone Shorty met Ben Folds – wild horn solos, piano based grooves and melodic vocals. The band also plays their own take on tunes by great artists like Sly and the Family Stone. Featuring vocals, trumpet, sax, trombone, guitar, piano/synth, bass, drums – and sometimes conch shells or wine glasses, the 7-piece band delivers a big, powerful sound.

Unique instrumentation and arrangements make the Nick La Riviere Band a musical success story. Audiences are dazzled by the group’s versatility as they perform everything from jazz to pop, standards and originals. Their high energy show is guaranteed to appeal to a wide range of musical tastes.

• Nick La Riviere – trombone/vocals/conch shells/sousaphone
• Miguelito Valdes – trumpet
• Barrie Sorensen – sax
• Kelly Fawcett – guitar/vocals
• Pablo Cardenas – keys/vocals
• Dave Spidel – bass
• Damian Graham – drums

“Infectious, energetic, and fun. This band has it all!”
~ Darryl Mar, Artistic Director, Victoria Jazz Society

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Tickets available online at Alternatively tickets are also available at the following locations approximately 30 days before each event… Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth and the Errington Store. Kids ages 6 to 12 are $5 at the door; free under age 6. Home baked goodies, ginger tea and Creekmore’s coffee are available from the kitchen.

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