Baird, Black and White Trio

Aug 19 8:00pm

$15 advance, $20 door
Denman Island Community Hall

Baird, Black and White Trio

The Baird, Black and White Trio, with Roger Baird on drums, pianist Miles Black and bassist Scott White, play the Denman Island Community Hall on Friday,  August 19.

The trio is a melding of three of Canada’s most creative musical minds. The musicians take inspiration from a multitude of influences and use their improvisatory skills to create a unique musical tapestry.

Baird has performed and recorded around the world in a career that spans 40 years. His melodic style of drumming brings a fresh vision to the instrument.

Black’s playing has been compared to the likes of piano greats Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau. His performance is melodic, creative and spellbinding. This is a rare opportunity to see Black play in an environment where his creativity and musicality shine in a completely new light.

Now living in Berlin, Scott White left Canada to become the musical director, bandleader and bass player for Berlin’s Cirque du Soleil. Scott is a very entertaining player to hear and watch. His sound palette encompasses many unorthodox percussive and melodic effects. He is a virtuoso with an unmatched playing style. Scott’s improvisational talents and virtuosity on the bass shine in the context of the BBW Trio.

Each year these three musicians hold a reunion of sorts and invite the audience to enjoy their ongoing musical odyssey and witness the musical magic they create. You will enjoy the life affirming spontaneity of the musicians, who let the muse play them. Advance tickets ($15) at Abraxas Books & Gifts. Admission at the door is $20.