Music & Events
SATURDAY NIGHTS LIVE MUSIC
music begins at 730pm every Saturday night
SEPTEMBER 1 - BRADLEY PEDWELL
SEPTEMBER 8 - FLORA SCOTT TRIO
SEPTEMBER 15 - LESSISMORE
SEPTEMBER 22 - SANGRE MORENO
SEPTEMBER 29 - SCOTT ROBERTSON TRIO
- Our Regulars -
Flora Scott is a jazz guitarist and vocalist who recently moved to Vancouver from Victoria. She has been playing the guitar and singing since age six and has studied jazz guitar with Pat Coleman and voice with Dee Daniels. Her varied repertoire includes her own renditions of jazz and Latin tunes as well as several original tunes which she has composed. Past performances include several festivals on Vancouver Island as well as appearances at the Jazz Cellar in Vancouver. She is joined by Nick Apivor on piano, vibes and percussion and Laurence Mollerup on acoustic bass.
Les is More – Leslie Harris “My favourite group in our city of bountiful talent is ‘Les Is More’. The group’s live shows are cool, their material is hip, an they really know how to reach out to their audience.” Dal Richards – 600AM Radio Vancouver
Robyn McCorquodale, Vocalist, pianist and songwriter, is more than a credited musician and international entertainer. She’s an inspired artist with a story to tell. Her music is motivating. Her lyrics and storytelling are meaningful and engaging. She’s a woman with passion, dreams and an unyielding desire to create and share music that empowers and uplifts.
Kentish Steele, a mainstay of Vancouver’s R&B scene for years, performs knockout renditions of classics by James Brown and other legends.
Don Stewart, a Vancouver singer/songwriter sings beautiful songs with a unique style, and a rich voice capable of great emotional power and also delicate sensitivity. He tells stories of love, hurt and joy in a memorable and beautiful way that leaves his audiences transfixed.
Steve Maddock "There is little doubt that Steve Maddock is one of Canada's finest jazz vocalists." - Siegel Entertainment "Put a jazz standard in Steve Maddock's hands, and you'll hear the song like never before...and this guy swings!" - Coastal Jazz and Blues Society “Kudos to Steve Maddock! For he has certainly produced one of the outstanding male jazz vocal albums of the year." Ed Blanco - EJazzNews.com Over the past two decades, Steve Maddock has been steadily establishing himself as one of Canada’s most versatile vocal talents. Whether sharing a concert stage with a 65-piece symphony orchestra, performing with a 10-piece show band on a cruise ship, or fronting a jazz trio in a local club, he’s able to change gears effortlessly and present the music in a way that’s honest and fresh. He’s been a soloist with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Vancouver Chamber Choir, The Pacific Baroque Orchestra and The Dal Richards Jazz Orchestra, as well as being a featured artist on CBC Radio (Hot Air, Tonic, The Homestretch, Choral Concert, Disc Drive, The Early Edition and Sounds Like Canada). He has been an instructor in Jazz Studies Program at Capilano University since 1996. Steve also is an active stage performer. Some recent roles include George Kittredge in High Society (Arts Club Theatre Co.), El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Vancouver Playhouse), Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Footlight Theatre Co.), Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (Stage West Calgary), Billy Bigelow in Carousel (Royal City Musical Theatre Company), and The Beast in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Arts Club). At the end of April he completed a run of Annie in the role of Daddy Warbucks, with his daughter Aubrey alongside him as one of the singing orphans, at the Royal City Musical Theatre. His most recent CD, released in 2009, Memory Café, is a mix of standards and original jazz compositions by Canadian songwriter Craig Salkeld. The album features a veritable who’s who of west coast jazz talent, with a core group of pianist Miles Black, guitarist Bill Coon, bassist Jodi Proznick and drummer Craig Scott. Steve will be appearing at Enigma with legendary west coast jazz pianist Ron Johnston and Dave Guiney on bass.
Checo Tohomaso, brings a wealth of musical experience to Vancouver. Born in Florida, and raised in Hawaii as well as Okinawa Japan, he has entertained with many notable performers throughout his career. Checo was honoured to play keyboards, percussion and sing background vocals for the last European tour of Motown legend, Marvin Gaye. As a keyboard player and background vocalist for the Green Machine, the band providing the sound for The Commodores and Lionel Ritchie, he continued to tour the world extensively until Expo '86 brought Checo to Vancouver.