Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Willows Park, Beach Drive
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Kick-off concert, 6pm and family activities, 5:30pm (free cake).
Join us for a celebratory piece of cake as we kick off Oak Bay’s Arts and Culture Days, there will be free family activities, face painting, storywalks and the Damian Graham Trio live on stage.
The Damian Graham Trio, (consisting of drumming sensation Damian Graham, local legend Joey Smith on bass, and Chad Geekie on piano).
Damian Graham has been winning over audiences with his deft rhythmical drumming, fluid vocal abilities and infectious love of music for over 20 years. A staple of the West Coast music scene, his talent and versatility are demonstrated by his over 200 shows with 75 plus groups a year!
Bassist Joey Smith originates from Chattanooga, Tennessee. While touring as bassist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Joey discovered Victoria and has since become one of the Garden City’s favourite musicians. He plays in every musical venue there is and in just as many styles. Pianist Chad Geekie earned his Degree in Music from McGill University. One of the West Coasts hidden talents he has played with some of jazz’s finest musicians including Phil Dwyer, Benny Golson and Jamie Abersold.
This trio is one of the finest examples of honest, joyfully improvised music you will see in the city. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear them in this warm and intimate setting.
With opener: Claire Coupland.