Trail & District Arts Council’s Jazz at Griff Series presents
A Jolly Holiday with Nadine & Erik
Friday, December 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm in the Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey Theatre, Trail BC
Single tickets are $22. Or buy a 6-show Jazz at the Griff Series pass for $110. Passes available only by visiting or calling the box office 250-368-9669.
**NEW Buy a 2023-24 Patron Membership for $25 and get 20% OFF all Trail Arts Council presentations! More details here. https://tickets.trail-arts.com/TheatreManager/1/login?pass=0.
The Jazz at the Griff series brings you A Jolly Holiday with Nadine and Erik. Due to overwhelming demand, we have added a second show! Enjoy the jazz club vibe as you savour a glass of wine in a setting that is up close and personal with the band.
A Jolly Holiday is a lively and uplifting set of jazz and show tunes with a sprinkle of Christmas dust on top. Take a journey with Erik Mortimer and Nadine Tremblay as this quartet play some piano solos and perform songs from 1940’s onward that are meant to entertain. Playing all covers, they will dazzle you with songs made famous by Peggy Lee, Amy Winehouse, Coco Love Alcorn, Ella, Bing and more.
Erik Mortimer is a Grant MacEwan music grad and a student of jazz music who grew up in Rossland. He is a current member of “Off-Book: The Improvised Musical” with Rapid Fire. When he’s not operating sans score, he works as a composer, music director, and side musician and educator. He loves switching it up and has been privileged to work with some of Edmonton’s finest artists and theatre companies including the Citadel Theatre, Theatre Network, Teatro la Quindicina, Fort Edmonton Park, Plain Janes and Alberta Opera.
Nadine Tremblay has a degree in opera, a certificate in musical theatre (Canadian College of Performing Arts), and has written the music to 6 original musicals with Iron Mountain Theatre including ‘Company Jump’ and ‘Ski Bum: The Musical.’ More recently Nadine has co-written 3 full length albums with Rupert Keiller under the pen name ‘Sexton Blake.’ When she is not creating, Tremblay spends the rest of her time as Artistic Director of the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail and teaching musical theatre to children through Triple Threat Productions.
Single tickets are $22. Or buy a 6-show series pass for Jazz at the Griff for only $110. Only 100 tickets available to Griff shows. All individual tickets available online at tickets.trail-arts.com, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave, Trail. Jazz Series passes are available ONLY by calling or visiting the Box Office.
**NEW 2023-24 Patron Membership for $25 and get 20% OFF all Trail Arts Council presentations! More details here. https://tickets.trail-arts.com/TheatreManager/1/login?pass=0.
Licensed Event. Seats for all Griff performances are general admission. Two 40 minute sets with a 15 minute intermission. Groups of 4 can reserve a table by contacting the Box Office in advance.
On-line ticket sales end 3 hours before show time (4:30 pm). When available, tickets can be purchased at the door. Griff doors at 7 pm. Show at 7:30 pm.
The Jazz at the Griff series is made possible thanks to funding from McEwan Law, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
Shows in the Jazz at The Griff series include:
James Brown and Dave Restivo – Thursday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Composer and guitarist James Brown returns to BC to present a series of concerts with the Juno award winning pianist Dave Restivo. The duo will interpret new and previously recorded compositions from Brown’s catalogue including music from their 2021 Koerner Hall premiere of the “Mosley Street Suite” and Brown’s 2022 release “Song Within the Story”. Guest artists are Rob Fahie on bass, and Joel Fountain on drums.
Rick Lingard Quintet – Thursday, November 30, 7:30 pm
The Rick Lingard Quintet features Rick Lingard as lead vocalist and saxophonist, Juno award-winner Mike Rud on guitar, award-winning pianist David Restivo, Tony Ferraro on drums, and Doug Stephenson on bass. The band’s members have played with great artists both locally and internationally.
A Jolly Holiday – Thursday, December 21, 7:30 pm
A lively and uplifting set of jazz and show tunes with a sprinkle of Christmas dust on top. Take a journey with Erik Mortimer and Nadine Tremblay as this quartet play some piano solos and sing songs from 1940’s onward that are meant to entertain. Playing all covers, they will dazzle you with songs made famous by Peggy Lee, Amy Winehouse, Coco Love Alcorn, Ella, Bing and more.
Melody Diachun Quartet – Thursday, February 15, 7:30 pm
A heartwarming evening of soulful melodies with Melody Diachun, a nominee for Jazz Artist of the Year at the 2023 Western Canadian Music Awards. Joining Melody are Doug Stephenson on guitar, Jill McKenna on acoustic bass, and Joel Fountain on drums. Together, they will create a captivating ambiance with a selection of love-themed songs, specially curated for those who understand the true essence of love.
Itamar Erez Quartet – Thursday, March 14, 7:30 pm
Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer, guitarist, and pianist, who blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz, and the passion of flamenco, to create a unique sound. Erez received the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize. The quartet also features John Nicholson (sax), Jeff Gammon (bass), and Kevin Romain (drums).
Fawn Fritzen Quartet Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm
Raised on folk, classical, and musical theatre, Fawn Fritzen embodies Canada’s diversity with her mixed cultural roots of Chinese, French, and German, singing in her three ancestral languages as well as English. Joining Fawn are pianist David Restivo, guitarist/bassist, Doug Stephenson, and drummer Tony Ferraro.