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CANOE STANDERS

We are three men, bold enough to stand in canoes... and that's how we like our music: filled with risk taking and laughter. Lovers of all musics, rooted in jazz, we bring our varied backgrounds to whatever we play. An old country waltz with an Afro-Cuban groove, some Tom Waits disco, a Beatles polka? [It's happened before, it could happen again...] Put your life jackets on for some extremely connected, high energy fun, with intermittent periods of transcendental beauty.

Brooke Maxwell - (piano and vocals)
The co-creator of the international hit musical and off-broardway success, Ride the Cyclone (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, MCC Theatre NY), Brooke is a freelance musician and educator. 

Peter Dowse - (bass) 
‪A journeyman studio musician from Montreal and eventually in New York, recording and producing records.‬ Especially memorable times were working with drummers Omar Hakim (Weather Report), Yogi Horton (Ashford & Simpson), and Paco Sery (Joe Zawinul Syndicate) as well as working in Puerto Rico, sharing the stage with Celia Cruz and bassist Sal Cuevas.

Kelby MacNayr - (drums and vocals)
From to his role as teacher/ performer at Jazz Port Townsend Festival (WA, USA) and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (ID, USA), to special workshops for the BC Music Teachers Association and workshops for young performers, MacNayr brings a vitality and passion that attests to his belief that music is a powerful force for joy and creativity.

Earlier Event: May 31
FANS & MOTOR SUPPLY
Later Event: June 6
BENJI'S PUB QUIZ