The Tsawwassen Arts Centre Jazz Series kicks off with its autumn/winter concert on Friday, Nov. 16.
Ben Lockwood on sax will be joined by special guest David Blake on guitar, Nick Peck on organ and Kristian Braathen on drums.
The concert, set for 8 p.m., will feature a mixture of standards as well as some of Blake’s own compositions, all taken from his two CD releases. Tickets are $20 from the arts centre box office.
Blake’s involvement in jazz has led to performances and collaborations with up and coming peers and established artists such as Brad Turner, Michael Blake, Seamus Blake (no relation to either of the Blakes), Jodi Proznick, Bill Coon and many more.
His trio has performed at jazz festivals across Canada, including a performance at the 2015 Montreal Jazz Festival, where he was nominated for best emerging artist as well as best emerging composer.
As a sideman, he has performed at many clubs and venues across Canada, including Upstairs, The Rex, The Cellar, The Orpheum and The Vogue Theatre.
His playing, composing, and arranging can be heard on Jaclyn Guillou's Winter For Beginners Meghan Gilhespy's Vive Le Tour and Natasha D'Agostino's Endings Are Rare.