Saturday April 9, 7:00 pm
Act 1 The Cole Porter Performers-Dave Klinger & Friends
Once upon a time, before the age of the ‘singer-songwriter’ there was a period of 40 years or so in the middle of the last century when writing music and lyrics was the domain of real professionals. And what songs! We are lucky to have inherited this huge catalog of well-remembered songs, which are known collectively as the Great American Songbook. Parksville pianist Dave Klinger constantly found himself playing some of the numbers in this collection so, with his trio and vocalist Jeanie Paterson, he presented an afternoon of songs by one of the most prolific writers, Cole Porter, at the Mac in 2020. Encouraged by the reception of this concert, Dave, with associate (& drummer) Michael Wright, has researched the creations of other songwriters from the period.
Act 2 NMA Big Band – featuring Tasha Adams
The Nanaimo Musicians Association Big Band It’s our 55th year! Since 1967, the NMA Big Band has promoted the performance of big band music through jazz concerts and fund raising dances in the Mid-Island area. During its half century, the band has given emerging talents their first step up to the professional scene and has awarded tens of thousands of dollars in music scholarships. Band members include local professionals and hobbyists, school band teachers, and VIU professors and students.
Pre-Show Talk ‘Dave Klinger A Glimpse of Cole Porter’