Archive for July, 2013


Wreckhouse Workshops!

July 5, 2013

With the 2013 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival less than a week away, we want to make sure you get the most our of this year’s festival.  As always we have 4 nights of the best Jazz, Blues, and World Music in the world, but this year we also have the exciting opportunity to present you with two workshops from trombone veteran Michael Daigeau, and guitar master John Scofield!

Scofield Color 1John Scofield Workshop

Thursday July 11 – 2:00pm @ ACC Barbara Barrett Theatre ($25)

John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.  He has recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s also played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, and Herbie Hancock among many jazz legends.  Now an adjunct professor of music at New York University, John Scofield has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to the next generation, and any up-and-coming musicians should not miss out on this great opportunity to hear from a pro.

Michael Daigeau 2Michael Daigeau Masterclass

Saturday July 13 – 2:00pm @ Rocket Room ($10)

Michael Daigeau is an extraordinary musician, and one of the most sought-after horn players out there. He has played with just about every big name in music, including Doc Severinson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Phil Collins, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Chaka Kahn and Stevie Wonder, Tupac, Ashanti, and countless other bands and orchestra’s. Any wind players out there, do not miss this chance to not only listen to this industry titan speak, but you can also sign up to participate in the masterclass and play for him!  Anyone interested in taking part in this workshop should contact Brian Way at to sign up!  There are a multitude of accompanists available for performers and ANYONE is more than welcome to participate.


Don’t miss either of these fantastic workshops at the 2013 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival, July 10-13 in Downtown St. John’s.  For more information on our artists, or the festival schedule, check out our website at or email



The Sacred Side of Jazz

July 2, 2013

Sacred Side of Jazz

St. David’s Church is proud to host Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues festival special guest, Michael Daigeau at our annual jazz service.  Mr. Daigeau, renowned trombonist, composer, and arranger, will be joined by well-loved local musicians Brian Way – piano, Scott Mansfield – drums, Mark Peddle – bass, Katie Hopkins – vocals, and our own minister, Jonathan Dent on the Saxophone to play jazz music in the setting of an informal Christian worship service.  Please join us.  ALL are welcome!

St. David’s Presbyterian Church, 98 Elizabeth Avenue

11:00am, Sunday July 14

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