Honouring Black History through Jazz:
An Evening with the Caili O’Doherty Quintet
This event is in collaboration with U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver
Please note: this event is now full, but you can still view it via livestream here
The Caili O’Doherty Quintet is a jazz ensemble is led by New York-based pianist, composer, arranger and educator Caili O’Doherty, and features bassist Adi Meyerson, drummer Cory Cox, vocalist Tahira Clayton, and tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss. The group plays a combination of original compositions and arrangements of gospel hymns, folk songs, and lesser known jazz standards. They have performed at some of New Yotk’s top jazz clubs, as well as many venues and jazz festivals through the U.S.
In December 2020 they received the Chamber Music America Presenters Consortium for Jazz Grant in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, New Orleans Jazz Museum, and Alabama Women in Jazz Festival to present their newest project, “Caili O’Doherty: Celebrating Lil Hardin Armstrong”, featuring arrangements of compositions by pianist, composer, and vocalist Lil Hardin Armstrong.
This free event, presented in partnership with the US Consulate and celebrating Black History Month, features a documentary screening on Lil Hardin Armstrong followed by a panel discussion with the musicians; a live set from the Quintet and a performance and coaching on a tune specially arranged for the VSOSoM Big Band.
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