RICK LINGARD QUINTET - Jazz at the Griff

January 12 7:30 to 9:30 pm

The Jazz at the Griff series, presented by Trail & District Arts Council, brings you The Rick Lingard Quintet. Enjoy the jazz club vibe as you savour a glass of wine in a setting that is up close and personal with the band.

The Rick Lingard Quintet features Rick Lingard as lead vocalist and saxophonist, Juno award-winner Mike Rud on guitar, David Restivo on keys, Tony Ferraro on drums, and Doug Stephenson on bass. The band’s members have played with great artists both locally and internationally.

Previously the music director at Mt. Sentinel Secondary School for over twenty-five years, Rick Lingard now owns and operates the Kootenay Music Academy (KMA) – a private music school offering a broad range of music instruction as well as recording arts. He was an instructor at the Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Program and a member of many music festival organizations both locally and provincially. Rick's past bands include No Excuse, The Atlantics, Playmor Junction Big Band, Hornography and What It Is. Rick has assembled orchestras and directed the music for: “Into the Woods”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Footloose”, “The Sound of Music”, “Fame”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Cabaret”, “Rock of Ages” and “The Fantastiks” among others.

Mike Rud is a Juno award-winning jazz guitarist and songwriter. He is also a music instructor at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. As an instrumentalist, Mike has played alongside some of the greatest jazz musicians of the era like Peter Bernstein, Kenny Wheeler, Herb Ellis and Joey DeFrancesco. As a songwriter and arranger, Mike won the 2014 Juno Award for his album “Notes on Montreal”, a critically acclaimed musical portrait of the city.

David Restivo is an award-winning pianist and composer and one of Canada's most respected and influential jazz artists. A 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards' Pianist of the Year Award, and JUNO Award winner.

Tony Ferraro is a diverse, musical drummer that is at home with all styles of music. After achieving Percussionist of the Year at Humber College in Toronto, his desire to immerse himself into many different genres has led his musical journey in a variety of directions. Whether playing rock with Juno Award winning Idle Eyes, Classic Canadian rockers Trooper, and The Spoons, or laying down the cultural grooves of Alpha Ya Ya Diallo, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Melody Diachun, or Argentinian pianist Gabriel Palatchi, Tony is an exciting player to hear and to watch, always bringing his passion and intensity to the music he is performing.

Doug Stephenson has been an integral member of Western Canada's music community for over thirty years. The Calgary native is a guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer. He has performed with a wide range of artists including Melody Diachun, Charlie Rouse, Bob Murphy, Les McCann, Jay Thomas, John Stowell, Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry, Altered Laws, Barry Romberg, Bob Brough, Campbell Ryga, and Blues legend Big Miller.

Single tickets are $22.

Or buy a 6-show series pass for Jazz at the Griff is only $107. Limited availability. Get your pass now! Available only by calling or visiting the Box Office.

All shows general admission. Groups of 4 can reserve a table through the Box Office. Licensed event.

All single show tickets available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

Upcoming shows in the Jazz at The Griff series include:

LAURA LANDSBERG QUINTET: Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm, The Griff: "Come Fly with Me" as Laura and her group of world-class musicians offer up an evening of music from the great American songbook to re-imagined versions of contemporary songs, focusing on destinations worldwide. Laura’s vocal versatility will be supported by David Restivo on piano, Paul Landsberg on guitar, Rob Fahie on bass, and Steven Parish on drums.

MELODY DIACHUN QUARTET: Thursday, March 16, 7:30 pm, The Griff: Melody Diachun is a JUNO and National Jazz Award nominated vocalist and songwriter with her own sound, style, and approach to creating new music. Joining her in The Melody Diachun Quartet are award-winning pianist and composer David Restivo, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer Doug Stephenson, and celebrated drummer Tony Ferraro.

ANDREA SUPERSTEIN: OH MOTHER - Thursday, May 18, 7:30 pm, Bailey Theatre: Andrea Superstein’s new show, OH MOTHER, is a multimedia tour de force inspired by real life stories of motherhood. Andrea’s powerful vocals are accompanied by breathtaking videos with heartfelt imagery.

The Jazz at the Griff series is made possible thanks to funding from McEwan Law, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey Theatre
Address: 1501 Cedar Avenue, Trail