Hear it NOW 2014: Strong and Free

@ 8:00pm

$20 General / $15 WF & NOW Members
Tickets: nowsociety.org

Celebrating Coat Cooke and his role as the NOW Society’s Artistic Director for over 30 years, Orkestra Futura is proud to pay tribute to the work of this seminal creative artist. Cooke gathers some of his closest colleagues in a presentation of his music.

“The continuing vitality and fecundity of the Vancouver scene has had this worldwide impact — [Orkestra Futura] is one of its crucial parts.” – George E. Lewis

Featuring Coat Cooke on Reeds, Chad MacQuarrie on Guitar, JP Carter on Trumpet/Electronics, Tommy Babin on Acoustic/Electic Bass, Skye Brooks on Drums.

Coat Cooke is acclaimed as one of Canada’s leading creative musicians.  Whether appearing with his acoustic trio or leading the legendary NOW Orchestra, his performances throughout Canada, the USA, Mexico and Europe generate inspiration for audiences and musicians everywhere. Coat has performed with many of today’s great improvisors: George Lewis, Marilyn Crispell, Barry Guy, Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine Myers.  His collaborations with spoken word, dance and mixed media are legion.  And his ensembles continue to engage top musicians from the West Coast’s capital of creative music, Vancouver.

Co-presented by New Orchestra Workshop Society and Coastal Jazz and Blues.