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Salmon Arm Jazz Club hosts The Campbell Ryga/Chris Startup Quintet on February 23
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Secwepemc Territory – Saxophonists Campbell Ryga and Chris Startup have shared a friendship and musical bond spanning three decades. In September of 2022, Campbell’s move to Kamloops and Chris’ move to Vernon marked the start of a new chapter in their musical partnership, giving birth to a fresh collaboration. On February 23rd, the Salmon Arm Jazz Club will host the highly anticipated debut performance of their new quintet.
Campbell Ryga is widely recognized as one of Canada’s finest saxophonists. He is a multiple award winner and nominee, including 3 Juno awards and the Jazz Report Magazine’s “alto saxophonist of the year” for the year 2000. In addition to leading and recording his own groups, Campbell is a founding member of the Hugh Fraser Quintet, which resulted in a 40- year association with Hugh.
Chris Startup has worked as a Vancouver-based saxophonist since 1981. He has performed in a wide variety of musical situations, including big bands, jazz ensembles and pit orchestras. Chris also plays frequently with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Cambell and Chris are pleased to be joined by Sean Bray on guitar, Bernie Addington on bass and Dan Marcelino on drums.
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