Mark your calendars! Milkcrate Records presents “Jazz Nights” 8-10pm Friday, June 10th at *97 Street Pub (Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites) with trombonist Bob Rogers along with the Trevor Salloum Group (Loni Moger (guitar), Bernie Addington (bass) and Trevor Salloum (drums). Great food, entertainment, door/contest prizes! (*Please note the change of location for this one event and No Cover Charge)
One of Canada’s finest trombonists, Bob started playing trombone at the age of ten. Studies at Humber College, the University of British Columbia and Northwestern University in Chicago garnered him Bachelor and Masters degrees in trombone performance. For several years Bob worked in Vancouver as an in demand session and freelance musician, performing with artists such as Natalie Cole, the O’Jays, the Temptations, and the Vancouver and Victoria Symphonies and Operas. He also recorded with the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation, the West Coast Jazz Orchestra, Aerosmith, Charlotte Diamond and the Payolas, as well as on numerous film and television soundtracks.
In 1993 Bob re-located to the mountain town of Revelstoke where he has taught music for the past twelve years, as well as remaining active as a performer. He is a regular member of the Okanagan, Kamloops and Cranbrook Symphony Orchestras , as well as the leader of the Bob Rogers Jazz Trio, which has performed to great acclaim at festivals and venues in Vernon, Kamloops, Panorama Resort and Revelstoke.
Sean Bray is a well respected guitarist, composer and educator who has played with various artists on many diverse projects. While in New York, Bray studied at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Bray has played with and/or recorded with George Garzone, Pat LaBarbera, Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis, Liberty Silver, Matt “Guitar” Murphy from the Blues Brothers, Mike Murley and Vincent Wolfe. He also composes for film and television and has taught at The University of Guelph and The Toronto Film School. According to jazz guitar legend John Abercrombie, “Sean Bray is a real treat to listen to”. Possessing the ability to fit into many musical genres, while still retaining an unmistakably original voice on his instrument, made him an in demand session player in Toronto. He also leads the popular Sean Bray’s Peach Trio. Bray is endorsed by PRS Guitars, Planet Waves and D’Addario strings. CBC Radio also named Bray as one of Canada’s top 50 guitarists of all time.
“Guitarist/composer Sean Bray leads a tight trio on a note-bending, bristling musical journey…..” Jazz Times
“Sean’s gentle touch and contemporary sensibility gives his music warmth and style” Wayne Krantz (solo artist, Michael Brecker, Steely Dan)
“Sean Bray is a real treat to listen to. Great guitar playing, composition and a really fantastic band that plays together” John Abercrombie
“Very nice Sean : ). Beautiful tunes and lovely tone. Love the chord voicings.” Brent Mason (Nashville session guitarist)