Friday, July 8, 2016

SAS Summer Concerts

Bob Liley’s Sanctuary AllStars 17-piece jazz ensemble has just completed its current series of outdoor summer concerts. Based on our observations and the feedback we received, a great time was had by all!

The first took place at Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on Wednesday, June 29th. This is an outstanding, very pastoral setting, and the performance was part of Envision Financial’s Twilight Concert Series. The band returned to this venue after a two-year absence. Over five hundred people came out to hear us this last time, so the band seems to be very popular in this venue. It was great to  see so many of you again.

The second concert took place at the Kitsilano Showboat and celebrated Canada Day on Friday, July 1st in Vancouver. This concert continued a relationship we have enjoyed with the Showboat for the past several years. Once again, this is a beautiful setting overlooking the shores of English Bay, and a few hundred folks came down to share their Canada Day with us. This is something we look forward to every year.

Our third concert took place Wednesday, July 6th at the Trout Lake Community Centre in East Vancouver. This concert represented a return for the band after a one-year absence and we are very pleased to have been invited back. It is a lovely outdoor setting in a great park and a few hundred folks including many children came out to hear the band and soak up the sunshine.

This is toe-tapping music that puts a smile on your face. Check out our sampler below. Most importantly, these concerts were free.  As we tell everyone, It’s Jazz, for the fun of it! 

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