Lester Quitzau Trio
South Vancouver Island
Fri. March 26th, 2010 8:00pm
The most exciting thing about a Lester Quitzau performance lies not so much in being blown away at the wealth of sources he draws from at will as it does in marveling at how skillfully he transcends those sources and transforms them into something entirely new and electrifying. As this year unfolds, fans can look foward to both recorded and live opportunities for enjoying the newest facets of his ever-evolving musical identity.
On his new CD, "The Same Light"' the Juno Award-winner unveils sensitive, finely-crafted songs showcasing his writing skills, soul-drenched blues sure to satifiy his longest-standing fans, and three instrumental pieces that transcend limiting tags like "jazz" or "fold" or "roots". It closes with a powerful treatment of Pete Seeger's "To My Old Brown Earth", blending many of the CD's musical flavours into a heartfelt statement of our shared responsibility toward the "fragile, beautiful planet" we occupy together.
Throughout the CD he displays the virtuosity as a guitarist and vocalist that have won him growing critical acclam and admiration over the past 20 years, whether as a solo performer, a member of the award-winning group Tri-Continental, collaborator with international recording artist Mae Moore, or the Lester Quitzau Trio.
Joining Lester (guitars, vocals, steel pan drum) will be the acclaimed producer/multi-instrumentalist Joby Baker (Bass & vocals), and the much in demand, Billy Hicks (Drums/percussion and vocals). The music of this masterful trio is magic and not to be missed ...
Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Ave. Sidney BC