Jazz up your weekend on May 11 with some really great music. The Hearth presents the Marc Atkinson Trio – Gypsy Jazz Concert at the Cove Commons. From the further shores of Hornby Island, these fine musicians will dazzle us with their award-winning talents and lively tunes.
Marc Atkinson is one of Canada’s finest JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musicians. He is the leader and composer of the internationally renowned Marc Atkinson Trio (and co-founder, composer and performer in the acclaimed, The Bills). The music of this virtuosic group is melodically captivating, sensually charged and ferociously, technically awe-inspiring. Embracing a lifetime of musical influences, Marc and the Trio have just released their fourth album, The Marc Atkinson Trio IV, praised as the finest yet. The Trio, formed in 2000, has toured North America, England and Europe and has received standing ovations everywhere they perform from the Montreal Jazz Festival to the Vancouver International Folk Festival to DjangoFest Northwest.
The many original Marc Atkinson compositions are jewels in Canadian guitar repertoire. The first three albums are still garnering international attention for their stunning compositions and extraordinary guitar dexterity.
The music of the Marc Atkinson Trio good-naturedly welcomes all listeners aboard for an intriguing, exhilarating and unforgettable ride.
Marc Atkinson is backed by Joey Smith on bass and Brett Martens on rhythm guitar. Hear their music online at marcatkinson.com.
Get your tickets early as you don’t want to miss this show. Purchase tickets for $30 in advance: thehearth.ca/marcatkinson.php or at the Gallery at Cove Commons. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.