Happy Hour Jazz Series Featuring Maya Rae
exhibitions, have a drink, enjoy live music performed in the MOV Studio.
Prodigious young talents performing jazz music and the American Songbook reach back to the beginnings of the genre – artists like Ella Fitzgerald and even Judy Garland were blowing away listeners of all ages with their talent, incredible tone and sense of swing from their teenage years and beyond. This phenomenon has led to an ongoing output of incredible female singers over the decades. This trend continues today with Vancouver-based, 16 year-old singer, musician and composer, Maya Rae.
Maya is inspired by musicians like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and The Beatles, and modern-day artists like Jamie Cullum, Megan Trainor, Ed Sheeran, and Adele. This is not uncommon with singers today – growing up in an iTunes or Spotify generation, young artists can find themselves listening to a compilation of hundreds of songs from dozens of genres, all in one session. This trend has developed a generation that is blind to genre or musical confines – the key is to find a balance in these influences, allowing the listener a musical experience and journey in concert that is entertaining and enlightening. In her short career as a performer, Maya has found that balance and is becoming a meaningful storyteller on the stage. Maya is joined by John Lee on bass and Dave Sikula on guitar.
Happy Hour features live jazz ensembles curated by Cory Weeds. Cory is an accomplished saxophonist and former programmer at The Cellar, a once celebrated Jazz restaurant in Kitsilano.
Date: Thursday August 30, 2018.
Doors: 5:00 pm, Music and Cash Bar: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Admission: Pay What You Can ($5+ suggested donation)
Your admission includes access to all of MOV's exhibitions including our feature exhibitions, Wild Things: The Power of Nature In Our Lives and Haida Now: A Visual Feast Of Innovation And Tradition. Haida Now features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.