Flipper Tappin’ Jazz was a two-night event sponsored by the North Coast Brewing Company.
June 10, 2012
Flipper Tappin’ Jazz was a two-night event sponsored by the North Coast Brewing Company. This fundraiser was held at The Cellar Jazz Club on West Broadway to raise awareness and money to help the UBC Steller sea lion research facility.
On Saturday night, The Cory Weeds Quintet performed a tribute to Cannonball Adderly with the original Cannonball drummer, Roy McCurdy. This was followed on Sunday night by the Claire Daly Quartet from New York performing the music of Thelonious Monk.
The Claire Daly Quartet started their six night tour of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California in Vancouver, and will produce a recording with help from the North Coast Brewing Company to raise funds for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
Claire Daly and her band, as well as the Doug and Deborah Moody, the vice president of the brewing company and his wife, joined us at the Open Water Research Station for a barbecue and a sea lion meet and greet on Sunday afternoon. Claire brought her baritone saxophone and played it on the dock while Nigel Waller, Hazy and Boni did an open-water training session.
The weekend was very successful. Saturday’s evening was a sell-out, and we were given the opportunity to begin developing a long-lasting relationship with our new, very good friends at the North Coast Brewing Company.
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