Events

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School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday of each month, 7- 9 PM

Join us! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by Donation.
Food & drink available at our Licensed Bistro.

 

Kenny Wayne

Kenny Wayne is a throwback to the golden age of classic rhythm and blues. Born in Spokane and raised in New Orleans, his powerful music recalls the era when piano players like Fats Domino and Amos Milburn and Bill Doggett worked the chitlin’ circuit on the “strolls” in dozens of American cities. As a one-man cheering section for the days when blues and small jazz bands met the roots of rock and roll, Wayne is unapologetic about the music he plays.

Kenny has toured the world playing his music. He is a Juno award winning and multi-nominated artist who hits all the right notes on his latest album, Rollin’ with the Blues Boss, as he covers boogie, funk and New Orleans flavored rhythm and blues.

“Wayne is a boogie-woogie master, and his vocals are sly, assured and just plain likeable; there’s an easygoing elegance to his delivery that matches his stylish presentation perfectly.”
John Taylor – blogcritic.doc

kennybluesboss.com

 

Sherman Doucette

Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Sherman’s natural ear for music began developing at an early age. He left home at fifteen with a harmonica and a twenty dollar bill in his pocket, bound for Vancouver. It was there that he discovered the Chicago blues style on an album featuring Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and James Cotton. By seventeen, he had developed a style of playing greatly influenced by the late great Paul Butterfield. Sherman has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with legendary players such as John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Sony Land Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Jim Byrnes and Long John Baldry.

In 1980, three years after surviving a massive lumber mill explosion, he formed his own blues band, “Incognito”. The band was at the forefront of the Vancouver music scene. They released three independent CD recordings toured extensively. Today with his great new blues band, TANKful of Blues, is captured live and on CDs. Doucette continues to perform with all the passion and conviction few can deliver.

shermandoucette.com

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JAZZ JAM

Live After 5: JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Showcasing local talent in the South Atrium, your host Craig Thomson or Stephen Buck, coordinates drum, bass and keys.

If you’re an artist, a performer or simply interested in arts and entertainment, come by, have some fun and the a chance to meet people in an approachable and relaxed environment.

Along with the entertainment, browse art in the exhibition spaces and artist studios. The building is very active on Thursdays, with the wildly popular Salsa Thursdays at 8 PM. The RCA Bistro is licensed and open, serving food, gelato & beverages.

Tricia at the RCA!

Join Tricia at the RCA for a fun, interactive evening of music.  Sing-a-long, Name-that-Tune, Be a Star!  All are welcome.  This event is By Donation.

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Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

Drum Circle has 4 intentions:

1. Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.
2. Promote Community. We learn that by listening to each other, each person has something to contribute, and we all enjoy the collective rhythm produced.
3. Increase Health and Wellness. Drumming not only helps reduce stress we’ve built up during the day, it also helps us connect with our mind, body and spirit, and helps create a balance.
4. HAVE FUN!!

Drop in for only $10. Drums are provided for those who don’t have one.

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ARTINI with Dawn Pemberton

ARTINI is a full evening & full building event, featuring live music by the vibrant, passionate and soulful Dawn Pemberton.

A big voice and irresistible verve… – Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Dawn Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, teacher, facilitator, choir director and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions. A passionate songwriter and performer Dawn crafts her music with a sense of adventure, quirkiness, and serious groove and shapes it into her own unique and dynamic package.
Tight, expressive and bold, Dawn will hit you where it counts, funk you up and make you say “Go ‘head!”

This is a 19+ event
Tickets:$30 Adults,$25 Member or Groups of 4 or more
Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


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Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: Dover and Pacifica Quartets

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
Dover and Pacifica Quartets (part of the Chamber Music Kelowna 2017/2018 Concert Season)
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a sweep of the Grand Prize and all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet won the grand prize at the Fischoff Competition, and special prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet is one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was also the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009-2012). Pacifica Quartet received the 2009 Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Chamber Music Kelowna presents an annual classical chamber music concert series featuring acclaimed provincial, national and international artists; facilitates youth outreach programs and provides scholarships for young aspiring musicians; supports emerging artists and showcases the work of Canadian composers. Support for the organization comes through municipal, provincial and federal grants, from series subscribers, members and donors. chambermusickelowna.ca

Tickets:$40 each single adult ticket and $10 student ticket available July 5
$150 Subscriptions available for 2017/2018 concert series starting April 21st for renewals and June 9th for new subscribers

Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


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Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: The Zodiac Trio and Ariel Barnes, Cello

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:30 pm
Zodiac Trio with Ariel Barnes, cello (part of the Chamber Music Kelowna 2017/2018 Concert Season)
The Zodiac Trio is recognized by many to be one of the foremost clarinet-violin-piano ensembles performing today. In its relatively short history, the ensemble formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music before becoming the first American group and the only ensemble with a wind instrument to enter the esteemed Ysaye Quartet Chamber Music program at the Paris Superior Conservatory. The Zodiac Trio has managed to achieve a level of recognition on the international chamber music stage, rarely bestowed upon an ensemble of such untraditional instrumentation.
Ariel Barnes is one of 6 Canadian cellists featured in CBC Radio’s Canadian Bach Cello Suite Project. He has premiered over 50 new works, and collaborated with such diverse artists as Michael Bublé and The Tragically Hip. Ariel Barnes is principal cello of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Chamber Music Kelowna presents an annual classical chamber music concert series featuring acclaimed provincial, national and international artists; facilitates youth outreach programs and provides scholarships for young aspiring musicians; supports emerging artists and showcases the work of Canadian composers. Support for the organization comes through municipal, provincial and federal grants, from series subscribers, members and donors. chambermusickelowna.ca

Tickets: $40 each single adult ticket and $10 student ticket available July 5
$150 Subscriptions available for 2017/2018 concert series starting April 21st for renewals and June 9th for new subscribers

Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


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Pro-D at the RCA (Ages 5-10)

Our professional instructors are geared up to keep youth involved & active in a variety of ways; dance/ drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few. Advance registration preferred, drop-in’s welcome. RCA Punch Cards are welcome.

Bring *peanut free* snacks, lunches, water bottle daily. Kidz Bag Lunch program available.

(Fri) Feb 23, 2018 | 9 AM – 4 PM | $40

** Save 15% when you purchase a PunchCard: 5 days for $170, 10 days for $340 **

RCA ArtsBlast Punch Cards can be used for all “Drop-In Art Blast DAY Camps” offered during winter break, spring break, summer break and pro-d days.


TO REGISTER:
Choose date below and click BOOK NOW… or call 250-717-5304.
Your “ticket” refers to your registration in the class.
** Enter PROMO CODE “CLASS” to waive the online booking fee **