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Jazz Vespers Sep 29

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Vancouver, British Columbia Canada


September 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
By donation

Bill Runge 5tet

*We have moved to our Salons (1018 Nelson St.)


In 1990 Bill’s first quintet, “The Creatures of Habit” won the Grand Prix at the CBC-Alcan Jazz Competition in Montreal. He has recorded with such artists as Michael Buble, INXS, Jim Byrnes, K-os, Long John Baldry, Divine Brown, Tower Of Power Horns, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Powder Blues & VEJI. Live shows include; The Funk Bros., Frank Sinatra Jr., Michael Feinstein, Josh Groban, the VSO, Colin James, Arturo Sandoval, Natalie Cole, & Heart. Bill’s last CD; “A Tribute to the South American Masters” was released in 2006. This new quintet features some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians performing original music from Bill’s solo projects and a variety of favourite tunes from the likes of Steps Ahead, Weather Report and Pat Metheny.

Bill Runge-Saxophone
Kristian Alexandrov-Piano
Nick Apivor-Vibes
Miles Hill-Bass
Bernie Arai-Drums

“Runge, one of Vancouver’s most tasteful players, balances delicateness and muscularity and builds his solos gracefully, always with the composition in mind.” -Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun