June 10th - I'll be performing with Tambura Rasa at the Vancouver International Bhangra festival. We are playing a free outdoor concert in the afternoon, come by and dance with us.
Check out the schedule here
June 13th - 4III2 with Siobhan Sloane-Seale at the Kozmik Zoo on W. Broadway by Manitoba. Come join us for an evening of original folk/pop/rock with this new side project of mine. Led by songwriter and bassist, Stephen Fisk, with Skye Brooks on drums and Sharon Minnemoto on keys. I'm playing vibes and using some effects for textual ambience. You can listen to a track from a recent live show on my website www.robinlayne.ca
Siobhan Sloane-Seale will be opening the night with her lovely songs and guitar playing, including some collaborations by yours truly and other members of the band.
Show starts at 8:30
See event info here
June 14th - with Tambura Rasa at the Jazz Cellar - an awesome intimate listening experience in one of Vancouver's finest music venues. We're doing a monthly show here in 2012, these shows have sold out everytime, so please do book a table in advance if you plan to come and check it out. It's an early one, 8pm-10:30 pm, great food, drinks and world music. www.tamburarasa.com - to make a reservation (604-738-1959)
June 16th - I am excited to be part of the Karen Flamenco production of Peter Pan - I'll be playing percussion. Come check out Peter Pan flamenco style!
At the Centre for Performing Arts
June 17th - Car Free Days - Always a treat to enjoy Vancouver on Car Free Day, you will likely find me playing some music somewhere around Main or Commercial Dr. I encourage you to go wander the streets and join in the festivities.
June 19th - with Curtis Andrews the Offering - at the Kozmik Zoo - come join us for a Tuesday night of live Afro-Indian Jazz music, featuring the compositions of Curtis Andrews and the fine musical talents of his band.
Show starts at 8:30 pm
June 25 - with Bocephus King Orchestra Familia - Opening for WIL for the Vancouver Jazz Festival at one of Vancouver's hippest new venues.
The Electric Owl - on Main St. right by Union - I can reccommend the cocktails and japanese tapas.
See info here
See the jazz festival website for all the details
Summer Camps for Kids
School of Groove
July 2-6, July 9-13th (full) and August 7th-10th
I am pleased to be offering several workshops for kids ages 8-12 this summer. These courses are co-taught by my friend and colleague Michelle Cormier, who also leads a mariachi band for youth, one of the only ones in Canada. Students will learn about music from around the world. Cuba, Brazil, and West Africa. All the students will learn to play guitar, congas, marimba, shakers, djembe, and more in this fun half day camp.
Classes run from 12:30-3:30 throughout the week with a performance at the end of the session on Friday.
Course fee is $150 including HST
No experience neccessary
To register or inquire about the camps you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org