Oak Bay welcomes Canadian jazz great for Sunday concert

David Braid and the Borealis String Quartet visit Oak Bay’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

Acclaimed Canadian pianist/composer David Braid and the Borealis String Quartet visit Oak Bay’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre this Sunday.

The versatile musician has accumulated six Juno nominations, twice winning the award for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year. A prolific composer, Braid’s output includes material written for solo piano, jazz ensembles, chamber groups and symphony orchestras.

Most recently, Braid arranged all the jazz music and composed much of the score for the coming Chet Baker movie biopic Born to be Blue, starring Ethan Hawk.

For Sunday’s concert, Braid will collaborate with the fiery Borealis String Quartet, internationally acclaimed for members’ intense and expressive performances. Together, the two will fuse the harmonies of European classical music with the inspired spontaneity of jazz.

The April 10 concert begins at 8 p.m. with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $28 at the door or $25 in advance from the Victoria Jazz Society office (no service charges) at 202 – 345 Quebec St. or 250-388-4423, Lyle’s Place, and the Royal & McPherson Box Office, 250-386-6121 or rmts.bc.ca.