The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is proud to present the Mike Fahie Quartet. It is a family affair as trombonist Mike Fahie travels from New York City to join his brother, Nelson bassist Rob Fahie along with two other outstanding Kootenay musicians, Doug Stephenson, guitar and Tony Ferraro, drums.
Originally from Ottawa, Mike Fahie has been living in New York City for over 15 years, composing and performing with his own original projects, the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra and the Mike Fahie Quintet. He is currently working on his second solo album with legendary trumpet player John McNeil. Mike is also an in demand sideman, playing with many highly recognized groups. He is the lead trombonist of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, a three-time Grammy nominated ensemble as well as the principal trombonist of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York and a member of the Gramercy Brass Quintet. He is also an educator, teaching at the United Nations International School for over 10 years and appearing across the US as a trombone and composition clinician. Mike was the first ever Canadian Fulbright Scholar in jazz and was a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trombone Competition.
Mike joins with some of the Kootenays’ finest musicians to perform some fascinating repertoire. This genre-bending concert will feature new jazz quartet adaptations of works by Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Puccini, among others. “I grew up listening to classical music at home, both on recordings and on the CBC,” he says. “I was also exposed to a great deal of live classical music in Ottawa. I have a deep, lifelong love of – and relationship with – this music and I have come to realize that my artistic voice as a jazz musician needs to reflect this part of myself.” The quartet will also perform some of Mike’s original music, which leans heavily on improvisation and interaction.
The Old Firehall on Queen Street in Rossland will provide the intimate setting for this fantastic concert. Join us on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm for this exciting performance. Tickets are $20 and available at Out of the Cellar, 2067 Columbia Avenue in Rossland and at the door.
For more information about the performance and the council, please visit www.rosslandartscouncil.com