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Jazz Canvas - a fusion of arts, is a 2-hr. performance combining the work of musicians and a painter who begins and ends a work of art in response to the music. Each performance features a guest musician and is unique, unrehearsed and spontaneous - in the best of jazz traditions. At the end of each evening, the painting is raffled off to a lucky winner.
George Colligan is a New York based pianist, organist,drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke…Read more
Jazz Canvas is still going strong, we’ve just been performing a variety of venues; we have done a lot of private events, festivals and schools and fundraisers. The problem is no venue has been very consistent for for our local friends of Jazz Canvas for one reason or another. Although we still plan to tour, we’re getting ready to bring it back to our home base in Poulsbo. Terry and I have been working hard to build a 2200 sq ft. barn on our own beautiful field in Poulsbo, WA. We are excited that this will be a multi-purpose music facility used for performances, rehearsals, music educating, music camps etc . . .
We’ll be posting updated pictures but for now you can check out the plans and see more at http://drummersden.net/our-future-studio/
Many surprises at our pre-holiday fundraiser show on Nov. 16 at Abundant Life Foursquare Church in Bremerton. First off, from the performers perspective, the crowd was amazing. There was lots of energy and support right from the downbeat. I cannot express enough how important that is when one is improvising and taking risks live on the stage. Thank you! Plus, according to Ken Templeton of ALFC, the concert raised close to $2500 for Santa’s Cause; A nonprofit group dedicated to helping families during the holiday season. We are so happy we can give back to our own community in ways that will truly brighten many people’s lives this Christmas season!
Another big surprise was our painter Sharon Wilfong. Although Sharon is not new to the performance art painting, this was Sharon’s first appearance with Jazz Canvas. She was truly capable and up to the task! We all had a lot of fun interacting with this very talented woman! I personally heard many positive comments about her work. Thank you Sharon! Now can you please come over and scrape the paint drops off my drumset? Thank you everyone! It was a truly moving evening of art, music, and community. - Terry