Jazz in the Parlour: Curtis Andrews

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Jazz in the Parlour: Curtis Andrews

June 27 @ 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Jazz heads outdoors for our Jazz on the Porch summer series, starting Tuesday June 27th at 7pm!

This month we have something a little different in store for you! Curtis Andrews is a multifaceted drummer, composer, and ethnomusicologist based in Vancouver, BC. Born on May 2, 1977, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Curtis began his musical journey at 14 by teaching himself to play the drumset. His deep curiosity for rhythm, culture, and spirit has led him to study the musical traditions of Ghana and South India extensively, under the mentorship of renowned artists including his mridangam guru, Trichy Sankaran. Curtis holds a BFA from York University and a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia. He co-leads a Ghanaian drum and dance ensemble, collaborates with diverse musicians across various genres, and leads his own Afro-Indian-World-Jazz group. His work with Kurai Mubaiwa, one of Canada’s leading mbira players, brings the hypnotic and spiritual music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe to audiences, blending traditional and contemporary compositions. Curtis resides on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. With a passion for fostering love, understanding, and excitement for life through music, Curtis invites you to explore his creations and experiences from around the world.

The performers will be on the side porch of Roedde House Museum which faces the lawn space of Barclay Heritage Square Park. Donations collected will go towards the continuation of our Jazz Series and directly supports the artists we engage.


Support of the series is greatly appreciated, either through one-time, monthly, or annual donations. You can do so by donating HERE.

This concert is possible thanks to support from a Metro Vancouver Cultural Grant

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Roedde House Museum

1415 Barclay Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6 Canada
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