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Joe Hatherill Quartet
April 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm$10
Joe Hatherill will be performing with the inimitable Matt Pease on percussion and the gifted and swingin’ Scott White on Double Bass and Lloyd English on guitar. The repertoire will be classic standards with an emphasis on groove and swing and that shouldn’t be too difficult considering this fine rhythm section. Joe has been a regular on the Victoria music scene since relocating from England in 2009. He has performed since his teen years in England and worked internationally on cruise ships and a host of big bands and small ensembles. Joe’s Desmondesque tone and lyrical approach make an ideal complement for the chamber music like atmosphere created by Sidney Friday Night Jazz at the intimate venue of St. Paul’s United Church. Jazz Night will for the first time invite a truly swingin’ percussionist that will add an entirely new dimension of swing to the listening experience. Matt Pease has played with the who’s who of the West Coast music scene and with the combination of Scott White forms one of the finest rhythm sections anywhere. Don’t miss yet another unique opportunity to hear the finest in West Coast Jazz right here in little Sidney by the Sea. Doors open at 6:30, seats fill up fast.
I grew up in Hertfordshire England and was lucky to attend a high school that had a strong concert band and dance band. There were lots of opportunities to perform, and grow musically. I was in the county wind band and there were tours and recordings. I was always attracted to the saxophone parts of pop records and jammed along with the radio and cassette tapes. I started on clarinet but the saxophone was louder and cooler.
I looked up to the older, better players in my early teenage years and ended up focusing solely on music as my career path. My uncle let me play in his rock band on weekends and by the age of sixteen I was earning money in pit orchestras and at shows and dances.
I never considered teaching music when I was working as a saxophonist on various cruise ships but as I settled down with kids (twins are 21 soon) I realized that I had a lot to offer, and learn, as an educator. One constant, over the years has been jazz improvisation, alongside leading choirs, orchestras, chamber ensembles, big bands and teaching many hundreds of students performing in small ensembles is probably the most demanding and exciting.
Small group jazz performance with like minded musicians is exciting, scary and exhilarating.
Matt Pease has been working professionally as a drummer for over 20 years and has performed with a host of artists including Michael Kaeshammer, Daniel Lapp, Louise Rose, Brian Nova, Ian McDougall, Rick Kilburn, Ross Taggart, Cambell Ryga, Marc Atkinson (The Bills) and Juno Award winners Lee Aaron, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and Hugh Fraser. He continues to keep a busy performance schedule as a freelancer and recording artists as well as being in several local performing groups including the Capital City Syncopators.