Queer Arts Festival + SUM gallery & Carnegie Community Centre present
QUEERING THE AIR
with Bruno Hubert, piano & James Meger, bass
Thu, Jan 18 | 7pm @ Carnegie Community Centre (Theatre)
401 Main St., Vancouver
Bruno Hubert & James Meger
Join us at the Carnegie Centre for a special performance by jazz virtuosos Bruno Hubert, piano, and bassist James Meger! Lauded for his “swinging, sparkling” artistry, Bruno Hubert has been a quintessential fixture of the Vancouver jazz scene for over twenty years, having collaborated with musical luminaries Denzal Sinclaire and Norah Jones, among many others. James Meger is one of the country’s most respected bassists, working primarily in the fields of jazz, free improvisation and rock music, in addition to fronting his own band, The James Meger Trio. This is sure to be an evening at the Carnegie Community Centre you won’t want to miss!
ABOUT BRUNO HUBERT
Bruno Hubert is one of Canada’s most lyrical and expressive Jazz pianists, with a deep sense of swing, lush harmonies, and beguiling melodic lines. His conception, while highly original and utterly genuine, is evocative of, at once, Erroll Garner, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and other luminaries of jazz. While he is careful to stress that he is not a composer, he nevertheless presents a cornucopia of medley-like arrangements of jazz standards, soul, rock and pop influenced pieces, often in a lively night club environment.
Mr. Hubert has been quietly underpinning the Vancouver jazz scene for over twenty years now and while he has a number of recordings under his own name, he is also a key associate of other top jazz musicians such as Juno Award winner Brad Turner (Trumpet), Juno nominated vocalists Jaclyn Guillou and Denzal Sinclaire, Seamus Blake and others. Earlier in his career he collaborated with such musical luminaries as Gino Vannelli, and Nora Jones.
ABOUT JAMES MEGER
James Meger is an active Vancouver bassist and composer working primarily in the fields of jazz, free improvisation and rock music. He has worked with many local and international players such as Wayne Horvitz, Lori Freedman, Ig Henneman and Kris Davis and plays in many ensembles such as Ron Samworth’s Dogs Do Dream, Peggy Lee’s Echo Painting, Sick Boss, The Alicia Hansen band, The Bruno Hubert Trio, Ten Thousand Wolves, The Now Orchestra, Cow Trance and many more.