Celebrate Canada Day With Afternoon Jazz at Averill Creek

Jun 29

Media Release
June 29, 2011


Friday, July 1, 2011 - 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20

Tickets at the DOOR!

PRESENTED BY Averill Creek Vineyard

6552 North Rd,
Duncan BC V9L 6K9

Duncan, BC: This is probably the hippest group that has been brought 
to Vancouver Island... humorous, engaging, intense and moving... 
regardless of one's stylistic taste. Dedicated to classic rock, 
SKETCHY BLACK DOG plays unique spins of Bowie, Zeppelin, Hendrix and 
more. Taking timeless rock songs and originals to places both 
irreverent and fragile, this piano trio violates and whispers in the 
ears of its audience.

"We are creating a wonderful ambiance of afternoon Jazz to celebrate 
Canada Day at the winery," stated Wendy Johnston, Proprietor, Averill 
Creek Winery. "Please join us for live music by SKETCHY BLACK DOG, a 
jazz piano trio joining us after their performance at the TD VICTORIA 
INTERNATIONAL JAZZFEST 2011 on Wednesday, June 29 at the Alix Goolden 
Hall in Victoria.

SKETCHY BLACK DOG is the brainchild of pianist, Misha Piatigorsky, and 
drummer, Chris Wabich, Wabich lives in Los Angeles, where he has 
worked with the Zappa family, Sting, Stanley Jordan, Leonard Cohen, 
and Ludacris. Russian-born and NY based Piatigorsky is the winner of 
the Thelonious Monk Composers Competition, is music director for jazz 
legend Mark Murphy and has appeared with Wynton Marsalis, Claudio 
Roditi, and Michael Brecker.

Joining them is bass virtuoso Neil Swainson. Three recordings on which 
he plays have won Canada's Juno Award: Jon Ballantyne's "Skydance", 
P.J. Perry's "My Ideal", and "Free Trade", a cooperative band 
featuring Rene Rosnes. Swainson has performed with Moe Koffman, Ed 
Bickert, Rob McConnell, James Moody, George Coleman, Jay McShann, 
Tommy Flanagan, Lee Konitz, Joe Farrell, Slide Hampton, Woody Shaw, 
Don Thompson, Pat LaBarbera, Joe LaBarbera, Jay McShann, Doc Cheatham, 
Geoff Keezer, Lorne Lofsky, Kirk MacDonald and others.

SKETCHY BLACK DOG has Vancouver Island family connections and roots - 
Neil Swainson was born in Victoria and gained his first professional 
music experience on the Island. Misha Piatigorsky married an Island 
girl and has in-laws in Oak Bay making appearances on the Islands for 
family and fans.

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