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Al Wiebe, Guitar,
Dave Quinn/Al Wiebe Duo

Al plays several styles of music including jazz, R&B, rock and country, reflecting the different groups he has performed in throughout many years of playing guitar. He started playing professionally at the age of 17 in various night clubs around Vancouver and graduated to playing shows at the Cave, Queen Elizabeth Theatre and other venues and television shows with various groups including the Irish Rovers, Banjo Parlour and It's a Musical World. He also played in the 60's Psychedelic bands, The Hydroelectric Streetcar and The Painted Ship.

 

 






 

 

Amos Resnick, Drums,
Louie Quinn Quartet


Amos has performed throughout B.C., eastern Canada and internationally with a wide range of artists from Alpha Diallo (Guinea) to Katerina Topazi (Greece). Along with his current involvement with the Louie Quinn Quartet, he also plays with the original band Zafirios. He is well known for his driving latin, jazz, funk and R&B groove.

 

 






 

 

Bruce Gerrish, Vocals & Guitar,
RazzMaJazz Ensemble


Bruce, together with family and friends, ran the world famous Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans where he learned how to play everything from New Orleans jazz and blues to Cajun music and country blues. He broadened his style with stints in Alabama, San Francisco and most recently co-produced a country roots studio album “quirkophony” with Bill Buckingham. Since moving to Vancouver, he is the lead vocalist with the RazzMaJazz ensemble.

 

 






 

 

Casey Tolhurst, Upright Bass
RazzMaJazz Trio


Casey is an original member of RazzMaJazz since the group’s inception in 1986. Known for his impeccable timing, dexterity and choice of notes, Casey drives the rhythm of the trio. He started playing acoustic bass in 1971 with the Lions Gate Jazz Band, the group responsible for the start of the “Hot Jazz Club” in Vancouver. He has made numerous appearances on TV and radio and has performed at many of Vancouver’s major hotels and restaurants including in the house band at The Hotel Vancouver and the Bayshore Hotel in the 80’s.

 

 





 

 

Dave Quinn, Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone,
RazzMaJazz Entertainment

Dave has been playing tenor sax and clarinet professionally for more than 40 years. He majored in music at Douglas College and moved to Toronto to study with Steve Lederer, lead tenor sax with the Woody Herman’s Band. Influenced by Benny Goodman, Dave started the RazzMaJazz Trio in 1986 playing mostly clarinet. As the trio grew in popularity, Dave expanded RazzMaJazz to include several different duos, a quartet and a seven-piece swinging band with multiple horns and a stellar vocalist. He continues to play clarinet and saxophone as leader of RazzMaJazz Entertainment. With his engaging, versatile and swinging style, Dave has a unique ability to entertain audiences with a wide range of swing, traditional and popular jazz, R&B funk music.

 

 






 

 

Don Ogilvie, Guitar
RazzMaJazz Duo, Trio and Ensemble


Don is an original member of RazzMaJazz since the group’s inception in 1986. His rhythmic kick and ability to retain complete chord structures gives him enormous diversity to play any jazz style. Very active in Vancouver music since the 60's, Don style of playing is influenced by the great jazz virtuoso, Django Reinhardt. He studied guitar, violin and viola, graduating from UBC with a music degree. As well as being a talented jazz and world-music guitarist, Don is a music history buff and guitar teacher.

 

 






 

 

Doug Louie, Pianist
Louie Quinn Duo and Quartet


Doug Louie is an accomplished pianist who has been performing on the Vancouver jazz and blues scene for more than 40 years. He is a master as a soloist and as an accompanist to well- known local jazz vocalists and knows every song in the book. He has also opened for jazz greats such as Ray Brown, McCoy Tyner and Stanley Turrentine. Doug’s playing is deeply rooted in the blues and his technique and phrasing is greatly appreciated by fellow musicians and jazz enthusiasts.

 

 






 

 

Glen Tremblay, Trumpet
RazzMaJazz Ensemble


Glen studied at Vancouver Community College, Capilano University and has been performing with the RazzMaJazz Ensemble for several years. He has worked as a leader with the “Louisiana Joy Makers” and as a sideman with Michael Buble’, Brad Turner, Al Foreman and many others.

 

 






 

 

Jesse Brook, Tuba
RazzMaJazz Ensemble


Jesse Brook is a local musical multi-instrumentalist. Along with his primary instrument, Tuba, you can find him performing around Vancouver on french horn, trombone, or trumpet. Jesse graduated from Trinity Western University’s music program in 2007, and has been blowing his own horn(s) ever since.

 

 






 

 

Loren Etkin, Drums
RazzMaJazz Quartet & RazzMaJazz Ensemble


Loren has been drumming in Vancouver since the early 70's. He was an original member of RazzMaJazz since the early 90’s, and is also very active on the blues scene performing with Long John Baldry, Jimmy Page, and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne. Loren has toured around the world, and along with playing in numerous jazz and blues groups around Vancouver, he is also a highly sought after drum teacher.

 

 






 

 

Ron Thompson, Guitar & Banjo
RazzMaJazz Duo & RazzMaJazz Ensemble


Ron Thompson began his musical journey in 1966 at age 11 studying at Vancouver’s Mediterranean Guitar Shop. He continued his music education after graduation at Douglas College, the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Guitar Institute of Technology and the Dick Grove School of Music Workshops (Hollywood, CA). He has studied with Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Herb Ellis, Pat Martino and Tommy Tedesco and worked the Princess Cruises as a member of the “Romantics”. Ron is a member of Hugh Fraser’s V.E.J.I. and has played with Rosemary Clooney, Frank Foster, Joe Henderson, Frazer MacPherson, Della Reese, Michael Buble and Dal Richards.




 

 






 

 

Sam Shoichet, Upright Bass
Louie Quinn Quartet


Sam is a popular jazz bass player who has been playing professionally for 18 years as a band leader and a sideman in a wide variety of musical genres. He is the solid drive in the root sound of the Louie Quinn Quartet. Sam has also worked with Herb Ellis, Big Dave McLean, Hugh Fraser, Gabriel Mark Hasslebach, MichaelKaeshammer and with the Buena Vista Social Club.




 

 

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Alita Dupray


is an accomplished vocalist and versatile performer with a contagiously free spirit. Alita’s voice projects from the depths of her soul and as a true improviser, she is known for her diversity. Influenced by a dynamic range of music from jazz and blues to reggae, rock, electronica and hip hop, Alita has shared the stage with Jim Byrnes, Diana Krall and Michael Buble. The late Linton Garner deemed her a dynamo of jazz.




 

 






 

 

Kentish Steele


celebrates 54 years in the music business. He has performed thousands of times covering the best in motown, blues, reggae and jazz. His fusion of these styles is the beauty and strength of the music he performs with Louie Quinn Band.




 

 






 

 

Michael Vincent


has had a remarkable career as a pop singer and a teen idol with lots of airplay and television time. Chief among his TV credits are “Let’s Go” “Music Hop” and “Rollin on the River” hosted by Kenny Rogers. Whether singing his own compositions or embracing other music, Michael has discovered how, not to sing songs, but to become them.




 

 






 

 

Sibel Thrasher


was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and now resides in Vancouver. As both a singer and actress, she enjoys an accomplished career in music, theatre, film, and television. In August 2004, Sibel was inducted into the B.C. “Entertainment Hall of Fame” and in “Starwalk” on the sidewalks of Vancouver’s “Theatre Row” for her lifelong contribution to the arts, and her never ending contribution to the community, and music.

 


 

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