M.I.T.C. Alvaro Rojas' Gran Kasa
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3
Friday, September 3, 7 pm Alvaro Rojas’ Gran Kasa A 70s prog band, a salsa band and a string quartet going on a road trip together. (Guest curator, Peggy Lee)
Meredith Bates: violin Peggy Lee: cello Chris Gestrin: piano, keyboards Alvaro Rojas: guitar James Meger: bass Sam Cartwright: drums Liam MacDonald: percussion
Alvaro Rojas is an award-winning guitarist and composer based in Vancouver BC. His latest recording, Gran Kasa, features an all-star lineup of some of Canada’s finest musicians in the jazz, improv and world music. Gran Kasa combines elements of Afro-Peruvian rhythm and form with Alvaro’s own unique approach to melody, harmony, texture and sound. It’s a forward thinking project that puts old and new together in an intense and exciting musical experience. As a composer, Alvaro has had works performed by many of Canada’s finest new music groups and he has written music for choir, big band, orchestra, chamber groups, small ensembles and has scored numerous short films. https://alvarorojasmusic.bandcamp.com/album/gran-kasa
Patrons are limited 10 tickets per show. No resale. Masks are now mandatory inside. The lobby will open 30 minutes prior to showtime.