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Pacific Prairie Jazz Quintet

December 4, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

From Winnipeg Manitoba, saxophonists Anna Blackmore and Tristan Martinuson are alumni of the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies program who both studied under acclaimed NY saxophonist, 1996 Thelonious Monk Competition winner and Phil Woods protégé, Jon Gordon. With Gordon, both earned a deep appreciation for the Jazz tradition, which inspires their traditional playing styles and compositions. Having grown alongside each other as musicians on the bandstand with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, The TD Ottawa Jazz Fest Youth Ensemble, Derrick Gardner’s Big Dig! Band and on Gordon’s 2021 Juno-nominated album Stranger Than Fiction, they have spent the last two years making names for themselves in Vancouver as side musicians and are ready to showcase their talents as co-leaders.
Tenor & Soprano Saxophone – Tristan Martinuson
Baritone & Alto Saxophone – Anna Blackmore
Piano – Justin Juan
Bass – Riley Poystila
Drums – Karl DeJong
Pass the Hat is a monthly series at the Lido presented by Tim Reinert & Infidels Jazz. At these shows, a hat (debit and credit donations will also be accepted) will be passed around to all audience members, to ensure that the musicians are paid fairly for their performance.
All funds collected will go directly to the musicians.
Special thanks to Ben Frith for the poster design


The Lido
518 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X4 Canada
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(604) 879-5436
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