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Fri. November 17th 2017
Nick La Riviere Band, Michael Kim (trumpet), Aidan Miller (keys), Jim Bennett (bass)Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Sat. October 14th 2017
The HiFi Nick La Riviere, 'Art Booker', Damian Graham, Ryan TandyHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Fri. October 13th 2017
The HiFi Nick La Riviere, 'Art Booker', Damian Graham, Ryan TandyHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Sat. September 16th 2017
The Music of Steely Dan Pretzel Logic OrchestraHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Nick La Riviere

Confirmed: Feb. 27, 2016 (Awaiting Update)

Everything from Victoria BC

In a small cabin on an overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam, the lyrics of the single from ‘Another Time Around’ were born as Nick La Riviere collaborated with Spirit of the West’s Geoffrey Kelly. As a trombonist, bassist, singer, and conch shell player who’s toured with award winning bands across Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, England, Luxembourg, the USA, and Mexico, Nick seeks out quiet moments on the road to find creativity. He’s a member of The Paperboys, Locarno, The HiFi, and has performed with Michael Kaeshammer, Nikki Yanofsky, Adonis Puentes, and the Temptations, among many others.

Influenced by diverse genres and artists, Nick names Trombone Shorty, Paul Simon, Sam Cooke, and Ben Folds as his top four for this album. This is the album for everyone who likes variety in a performance – versatile musicians performing a heavy funky rock number, followed by a dynamic 12/8 ballad, or a catchy classic R&B style sing along.

A former jazz student of Capilano College, he’s now asked to adjudicate and be a clinician at conferences such as the BCMEA, and the West Coast Jazz Festival. As the title of his debut album suggests, there’s just ‘Too Much To Do.’

Nick also offers arranging, recording, and teaching services. He also leads a community R&B band and a community big band with weekly rehearsals.

Current Groups

GroupRoleDates
Pretzel Logic OrchestraTrombone2007-present
Nick La Riviere BandBand Leader
Soul Source
Aurora Scotttrombone
Dinah D's SwingclubTrombone / Conch Shells
The Southern UrgeTrombone
Yiddish Columbia State Orchestratrombone / conch shells
the Timebenderstrombone / arrangements
The Paperboystrombone / bass / arrangements
Chris Millington QuintetTrombone
Paul Wainwright BandTrombone
Sweetpea Swing TrioTrombone
Emily Braden & Friendstrombone
The Hi-FiTrombone

Past Groups

GroupRoleDates
PendomojaTrombone2002-200
Nick La Riviere Septettrombone / conch shells / arrangements and compositions
Trombone Mayhemtrombone / conch shells / arrangements and compositions
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