Wild Blue Herons - May 6 / 22 (Sold Out)
Featuring the husband and wife team of Canadian music legend Bill Sample and recording artist Darlene Cooper, Wild Blue Herons put their love of music theory, complex chords, and groove together to create hip, smooth, smoky, bluesy sounds and original songs filled with themes of love and social consciousness. Together with an all-star cast of Vancouver musicians, Wild Blue Herons are Vancouver favourites at Jazz Festivals and Jazz clubs and have collaborated with such greats as Eric Bibb, Marcus Mosely, and Shari Ulrich. Their first release in 2018, On the Outside, describes their unique position in the Canadian music scene-“in music and life, the ‘outside’ is where you are when you are different. Good things can happen there”. Learn more at www.wildblueherons.com
“Pure emotion throughout, they bring all the tools they need to give you a full on listening experience that sizzles deceptively” - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“The interplay the two perform and demonstrate is so pronouncedly sensual, beautiful and intimate.” – Ivan Rod, Danish Music Critic
Musicians working with Wild Blue Herons:
Miles Foxx Hill is a bassist, recording engineer, and composer. As an electric and acoustic bass player, he has worked with some of the world's biggest music names including Van Morrison, Michael Buble, Chad Kroeger of Nickleback and the Brazilian jazz superstar Ivan Lins.
Randall Stoll is a first-call drummer now living in Port Moody. He has played with k.d. lang., Tom Cochrane, The Rankin Family, and Boulevard , to name a few. He also leads Soulstream, a well-known funk cover band in the Vancouver area.