The Baird, Black and White Trio have gigs in Cumberland and on Denman Island in August. Photo supplied.

Baird, Black and White Trio performing two Comox Valley concerts

Good news for music lovers; excellent live music is going to be offered in Cumberland and Denman Island.

Good news for music lovers; excellent live music is going to be offered in Cumberland and Denman Island.

The Baird, Black and White Trio, comprising Roger Baird, drums, Miles Black, piano and Scott White, on bass, will play two performances to be held at the Denman Island Hall on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m., and at Studio Live, Cumberland on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

Black’s playing has been compared to the likes of piano greats, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau. He is familiar to Comox Valley listeners, having played here in many different groups covering a multitude of styles. His performance is melodic, creative and spellbinding. This is a rare opportunity to see Miles play in an environment where his creativity and musicality shine in a completely new light.

White left Canada to become the musical director, bandleader and bass player for Berlin’s Cirque du Soleil. Now he’s back and living in Victoria. A gifted bassist, he tours around Europe and North America collaborating with many renowned musicians in styles ranging from Russian folk and gypsy swing to free jazz.

White is a very entertaining player to hear and watch. His sound palette encompasses many unorthodox percussive and melodic effects.

Baird has performed and recorded around the world in a career that spans decades. An accomplished improviser, his atmospheric style of drumming brings a fresh vision to the instrument.

Always full of surprises, the Trio constantly delights people who enjoy their music filled with new ideas, spontaneity, and a wide range of musical expression. Each performance is unique.

Studio Live is located at 2679 Beaufort Avenue at First Ave., Cumberland.

Advance tickets are available at Bop City Records, Courtenay, Moon’s Records, Cumberland, and Blue Heron Books, Comox. For the Denman Island show tickets are available at Abraxas Books and the General Store. Tickets for both shows are also available online by e-transfer to studiolivestudio@gmail.com

Get your tickets early since seating is limited.

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