DBQ performing Live at the Cellar, August 2013. Tracks for the “Celebrating the music and Lyrics of Dave and Iola Brubeck” 2 CD disk set were recorded at these performances over a 3-day period.
In April 2010, Adam met Dan Brubeck; thus began a friendship that would also bring about the musical collaboration featuring the vocal music of Dan’s father and mother, Dave Brubeck and Iola Brubeck. This led to the release of the “Celebrating..." CD in 2015.
Adam is a startlingly soulful singer who puts a personal stamp on a wide variety of musical material. He brings an easygoing authority to interpreting songs made famous by masters such as Louis Armstrong.
Adam began gigging at age thirteen, and in 1997 he transferred to the illustrious North Texas University to further his music studies. While at North Texas, Adam was a member of the 6 time Grammy Award nominated ‘One O'Clock Lab Band’ where he had the opportunity to perform with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Byron Stripling, Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Wheeler, Adam Nussbaum, Joey Baron, Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny Group), Louis Hayes (Cannonball Adderley Quintet), Ignacio Berroa, John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, and more. After his studies, he moved to New York City and performed with some of NYC's finest musicians including Aaron Goldberg (Mark Turner Quartet, Kurt Rosenwinkle Quartet), John Ellis (Charlie Hunter band), Rodney Green (Michael Brecker Group), Sam Barsh (Avishai Cohen Trio).
Upon his return to Vancouver in 2003, Adam became a member of the Mike Allen Quartet, releasing "For My Love". He was a featured performer on CBC Radio for a Frank Loesser memorial birthday concert and also a tribute to the memory and music of Chet Baker.
Pianist, Tony Foster, from Vancouver, BC, is one of the most highly regarded pianists in the country. His debut piano trio album, ‘In Between Moods’, released in 2009, charted in the top 50 jazz radio titles in North America. Foster has performed frequently in Italy and France, as well as more exotic locations like Bogota, Columbia. He has performed with notable jazz legends, Ernestine Anderson, Red Holloway, Terrell Stafford, Sheila Jordan, Dee Daniels, Jeff Hamilton, and Peter Washington.
Steve Kaldestad is one of the most in-demand saxophonists on the West Coast, performing as a sideman with Jesse Cahill's Nightcrawlers, Jodi Proznick's quartet, and many other noteable Vancouver jazz ensembles. He studied with Lee Konitz in New York, and subsequently moved to London, where he played with the Kate Williams Quartet, the BBC Big Band, and others. He has played or recorded with Denzal Sinclaire, Maynard Ferguson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Bernstein, Kenny Wheeler, the Karl Jannuska Group and Kevin Dean.
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