February 11 Special Event: Cory Weeds featuring Harold Mabern

7:30 PM

ALL SEATS RESERVED: Section A $75/seat (sold as $300 tables – please call for reservations); Section B 4-Top Table seat $50; Section C 4-Top Table seat $45; Section D 2-Top Table seat $40, Section E Premium Gallery row seat $45, Section H Hi-Top seat $50; Section F Gallery row seat $35; Sections G, J, K Row seat $30; Students (Sections G, J, K only) $15

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Top Canadian saxophonist and Cellar Jazz Record producer Cory Weeds brings his awesome quintet to The Nash, featuring one of the greatest living pianists in jazz, Harold Mabern. This show will be hot, boppin’, melodic and historic – a mainstream jazz-lover’s dream!

Cory Weeds, a tenor saxophonist with an expressive sound rooted in Jazz tradition, and record label owner, may be best known as the founder and owner of Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, which he successfully ran for more than 13 years.  As a saxophonist who studied at the University of North Texas and Capilano College, Weeds spent many nights on the Cellar bandstand as a leader and sideman, performing with icons like Joey DeFrancesco and Christian McBride. Weeds has also recorded eight albums as a leader, including: As Of Now (with the Harold Mabern Trio), Let’s Go (with Steve Davis), the Juno-nominated Up A Step (Cory Weeds Quartet), With Benefits (with Lewis Nash and Peter Washington), Just Like That (with the Tilden Webb Trio), The Many Deeds of Cory Weeds (with Joey DeFrancesco), Everything’s Coming Up Weeds (with Jim Rotondi), and Big Weeds (with Peter Bernstein, Mike LeDonne, and Joe Farnsworth). While the Cellar is now a happy memory, the record label Weeds established in 2001, Cellar Live, is alive and well with close to 100 recordings and many more releases planned. In addition to playing on numerous sessions, Weeds has also served as producer on more than 80 recordings. Weeds has also worked as an educator, leading the BC Music Educators Association’s Honour Ensemble. He has also been a Jazz disc jockey on Vancouver Co-Op Radio.

Harold Mabern, one of jazz’s most enduring and dazzlingly skilled pianists, was born in Memphis, a city that produced saxophonists George Coleman and Charles Lloyd, pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. and trumpeter Booker Little. He was an unsung hero of the 1960s hardbop scene, performing and recording with many of its finest artists, and only in recent years has he begun to garner appreciation for his long-running legacy in jazz and the understated power of his talent; as critic Gary Giddins has written, “With the wind at his back, he can sound like an ocean roar.”

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