The Marrow: Gord Grdina
Open Space and The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective present Gordon Grdina's The Marro...
from Vancouver BC
Open Space and The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective present Gordon Grdina's The Marrow Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm.
Gordon Grdina is a Vancouver-based JUNO Award winning oud/guitarist whose career has spanned continents, decades and constant genre exploration throughout avant-garde jazz, free form improvisation, contemporary indie rock and classical Arabic. His singular approach to the instruments have earned him recognition from the highest ranks of the jazz/improv world.
The Marrow combines Middle Eastern music with avant-garde jazz. It includes renowned bassist and composer Mark Helias (bass), seasoned improvisational cellist Hank Roberts (cello) and Vancouver-based percussionist Hamin Honari (tombak, daf, frame drum).
The music, all original compositions by Grdina mostly based on classical Arabic and Persian modes, provides a context for creative group interplay and solos that often involve extended tonality. The music is intricate, sometimes delicate, other times high-risk exciting. Together, The Marrow promises to enthral and delight.
Admission is free / by donation. Doors open at 7:00.
510 Fort Street
Multi-Purpose / Hall
Open / Operational