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December 2022

NOW ​Improvisation Workshops Fall 2022 with Matthew Ariaratnam

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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At 8EAST and Online for up to 15 participants Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30pm November 19 - December 17 FREE with NOW Membership, Donations gratefully accepted (here). Since 1978, the New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW) has presented music improvisation workshops, offering space for exploration and participation. Our workshops are for improvisers of all levels of ability and ranges of experience, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race or religion. We protect privacy in…

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Improv Karaoke at 8EAST

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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Wed, Dec 7, 2022 8EAST Improv Karaoke Event Description: Improv Karaoke Jam Free, drop-in, in-person jam session. Open to improvising musicians of all genres and experience levels. Meet and play with other musicians in new randomized ensembles. - Sign up/set up at 6pm - Music 7-10pm Bring your instruments and smiles! On-site drum set and piano available. Co-hosted by Andrea Wong, Spencer Schoening, Mike WT Allen, and Matthew Ariaratnam   ~ 8EAST ACCESS STATEMENT ~ Please do not come to…

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NOW ​Improvisation Workshops Fall 2022 with Joane Hétu

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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At 8EAST and Online for up to 15 participants Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30pm November 19 - December 17 FREE with NOW Membership, Donations gratefully accepted (here). Since 1978, the New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW) has presented music improvisation workshops, offering space for exploration and participation. Our workshops are for improvisers of all levels of ability and ranges of experience, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race or religion. We protect privacy in…

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Two Drum and Guitar Duos: Adrian Avendaño & Matthew Ariaratnam // Alfred Jarry

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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Music at 8pm Two Drum and Guitar Duos Adrian Avendaño & Matthew Ariaratnam Alfred Jarry (Brady Cranfield & Eldritch Priest)   ~ 8EAST ACCESS STATEMENT ~ Please do not come to the live event if: • You have experienced any signs of being unwell in the last 5 days; • You have been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who has COVID-19 in the last 5 days. 8EAST ventilation: open windows and door, three air purifiers, updated HVAC…

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Holcomb compositions performed by the NOW Ensemble

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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Shruti Ramani, voice • JP Carter, trumpet • Parmela Attariwala, viola • Lisa Cay Miller, piano • James Meger, bass Entry By Donation Free/$10/$20/$xx The Robin Holcomb Residency at 8EAST is a co-production with Coastal Jazz and Blues Society   Regarding Robin Holcomb’s recent release One Way or Another, Vol. I “Ms. Holcomb has done something remarkable here: she has created a new American regionalism, spun from many threads- country rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes,…

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Robin Holcomb SOLO Performance (Early Show at 8EAST)

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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Celebrating the release of One Way or Another, Vol. I. Two Shows! Reserve at Coastal Jazz and Blues Society Events Calendar, click here. By Donation, no one will be turned away for lack of funds, suggested donation $25. The Robin Holcomb Residency at 8EAST is a co-production with Coastal Jazz and Blues Society   Regarding Robin Holcomb’s recent release One Way or Another, Vol. I “Ms. Holcomb has done something remarkable here: she has created a new American regionalism, spun…

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NOW ​Improvisation Workshops Fall 2022 with Robyn Holcomb

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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At 8EAST and Online for up to 15 participants Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30pm November 19 - December 17 FREE with NOW Membership, Donations gratefully accepted (here). Since 1978, the New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW) has presented music improvisation workshops, offering space for exploration and participation. Our workshops are for improvisers of all levels of ability and ranges of experience, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race or religion. We protect privacy in…

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