The Tsawwassen Arts Centre Jazz Series returns in 2020 with a bang on Friday, Feb. 7.
Hosted by saxophonist Ben Lockwood, the performance will feature drummer Dave Robbins and his trio.
Robbins is one of Canada’s premier jazz drummers and a first-rate composer, arranger and jazz educator. Though well known as a sideman for his big band work and sensitive trio playing, Robbins also leads his own bands.
He grew up in Victoria and was educated at McGill University in Montreal where he received his masters in jazz studies. While in Montreal he toured and recorded in bands with Vic Vogel, Joe Sullivan, Altsys and the Streetnix, among others.
These days he is kept very busy playing with Bill Coon, Dee Daniels, Hugh Fraser, Oliver Gannon, John Korsrud and Jennifer Scott, to name a few.
Robbins has played music all over the world, including Australia, Brazil, Cuba, Finland, France and Ireland.
Joined by Daryl Jahnke on guitar and Kerry Galloway on bass, Robbins will be in Tsawwassen to promote his new album, Joan of Art, released on the Cellar Live label.
Tickets for the Dave Robbins trio are now on sale. You can make advanced bookings by calling the Tsawwassen Arts Centre at 604-943-9437. Tickets will also be available at the door. Pre-sale tickets are $20, tickets at the door are $22. Show starts at 8 p.m.