Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2:30pm
$30 per ticket - SOLD OUT!
About the Event
This concert will feature a trio with the unusual instrumentation of trombone, piano and bass – unusual in that the trombone is not often heard as the only featured horn in a small group. Trombonist Jeff Agopsowicz has the musical range and imagination to make this work beautifully at a low volume level. The trio will perform a range of material including ballads and standards, jazz/ bebop pieces and some of Jeff’s original compositions, making for music you won’t hear anywhere else.
About the Artists
Jeff Agopsowicz, a jazz trombonist fixture in the Comox Valley, is a former member of Victoria’s Naden band and one half of the duo “Trombone Mayhem”.
Patrick Courtin is a Vancouver-Island based pianist, music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger, and music director. From his first professional gig accompanying a choir at the age of 14, Patrick has been a career musician. Patrick completed grade 10 piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 17, and went on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree of Music in Jazz Studies from Vancouver Island University. Since graduating in 2012, Patrick has taught music lessons to all ages, music directed many theatre productions, played recording sessions, created music for an educational TV series, and toured across Canada, the United States and China. Patrick is comfortably at home in many genres of music, having played in professional ensembles in jazz, classical, rock, funk and musical theatre. Patrick regularly leads his own bands, from his piano trio playing original jazz and arrangements, to funk and soul bands, to hot jazz bands playing swing dances. Patrick has also recorded 2 full-length albums. The first is a trio album of jazz standards and Patrick’s original music. The second is the debut album of Patrick’s jazz group Mahogany Swing Band, a collaboration with singer Simon Paterson.
Steve Wallace is one of Canada’s foremost jazz bassists. He was born in Toronto in 1956. Most of his career took place there and internationally, playing clubs, touring and recording with such American greats as Zoot Sims, Ray Bryant, Scott Hamilton, Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman and many more, as well as with such Canadian giants as Fraser MacPherson, Rob McConnell, Oscar Peterson, Phil Nimmons, Ed Bickert, Mike Murley and many others. He moved to Courtenay in July 2021 where he now lives with his long-suffering wife Anna. This performance marks Steve's second appearance in the Salon.