Don Davies Quartet at BJ’s Creekside Pub, Saturday December 14, 2013, 7:30pm
I never really think of Kimberley as a jazz town and yet at Centre 64 the Kimberley Arts Council has run several very successful mini-festivals. They have featured jazz artists from across Canada and from as far away as Belgium and Poland. Closer to home The Don Davies Quartet (Don Davies – piano and vocals; Stu Taylor – trombone, Bill Visintin – bass; Steen Jorgensen drums and alto sax) always attracts a good audience. Especially at BJ’s Creekside pub. I guess the selection of great old tunes, the food and refreshments, performers who are having fun and the ambience of this wonderful neighborhood bar always seems to pull an audience in the door. Last Saturday evening was no exception. The Quartet spent the evening running through such favorites as The Lady is a Tramp, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Bye Bye Blackbird, Night Train, Girl from Ipanema, When Your Smiling, Georgia on my Mind, Satin Doll, Besame Mucho, Don’t Get Around Much Any More, Autumn Leaves, New York New York and a few seasonal tunes such I Wish you a Merry Christmas. “Lyndell” sat in on drums for a few swing tunes and a lady bounced up on stage to do a duet with Don on the old country favorite Please Release Me. Here are some more images from this cosy night of music.