Lulu Performing Arts presents: Phil Dwyer and Brad Turner

Lulu Performing Arts

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Tuesday, October 24 2017

We are in for treat. 

Phil Dwyer and Brad Turner are among the world’s great Jazz artists. They are both fine pianists. Phil is an amazing Tenor Saxophonist and Brad is an amazing Trumpet player. We will hear them trading off on both of their chosen instruments.

Here is a compliment from one of Canada’s most renowned musicians....

Ive been a working professional musician for fifty years. Ive played with a lot of the world’s greatest musicians and I can honestly say Ive never known a better musician than Phil Dwyer. Hes a saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer and teacher and he does all these things at the highest possible level. He is a constant inspiration to everyone who knows him”. - Don Thompson

On Dec. 30, 2013 Phil Dwyer became a Member of the Order Of Canada. He was cited for “his contributions to jazz as a performer, composer and producer, and for increasing access to music education in his community.” 

In January 2015 he was recognized by the Royal Conservatory of Music as an Honourary Fellow. These distinctions come as Dwyer looks back at an illustrious thirty year career which has crossed stylistic and geographic borders and has included collaborations with a storied roster of great musical artists, including appearances on ten Juno Award winning recordings.

Brad Turner has won three Juno Awards and six Canadian National Jazz Awards for categories including Jazz Trumpeter of the Year, Jazz Composer of the Year, and Musician of the Year.

Turner graduated from North Texas State University in 1992 after finishing his master’s degree. He returned to Vancouver and formed the Brad Turner Quartet, which consisted of Bruno Hubert on piano, André Lachance on bass, and Dylan Van der Schyff on drums. The four have been playing together since, and have established themselves as one of the worlds most respected jazz groups.

Turner was one of the founding members of the jazz fusion super group Metalwood which formed in 1997. He has also performed and recorded with such artists as Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield, Michael Moore, Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Greene, Ingrid Jensen, Dylan Van der Schyff, Mike Murley, Seamus Blake, Kenny Werner, and Ernie Watts. Turner currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is on faculty at Capilano University in North Vancouver, where he has been teaching for over two decades. He has also been the director of Capilano University’s A band ensemble since the late 90s.

This is a “must go to” concert for all of you.

Lulu is very pleased to be collaborating with the Gabriola Museum! 

Show your ticket to the Museum fundraiser (November 4th in the evening) at our show and put your name in for a draw for a pass for two to the rest of our spectacular season.

Join Lulu Performing Arts on Saturday, November 4th, 2:00pm, in the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven for an evening of amazing music! 

Advance tickets are $20 at North Road Sports and Clothing, $25 at the door, and $5 for Youth (16 & under). For more information please visit www.luluperformingarts.ca or email info@luluperformingarts.ca. 

See you at the show!