Tim Berne's Snakeoil

Coastal Jazz in association with the Western Front presents:

Tim Berne's Snakeoil

The Bright Moments Series

Sun · September 24, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Western Front

Vancouver, BC

This event is all ages

Lobby, Will Call & Day of Show Ticket sales open at 7:00pm. Tickets through TicketFly go off sale at 3PM on the day of show.

Unless otherwise stated, discounted tickets are available before the day of show only.

Methods of payments available at venue Box Office Day of Show: Cash, Visa and Mastercard

Theatre/Grand Luxe Hall is on the second floor, accessed by a full story of stairs with no elevator. Please call our box office for additional accessibility information. 

For groups of fifteen or more, accessible seating and Coastal Jazz Members who prefer not to buy online, please call Coastal Jazz at 604-872-5200 ext 5 or 1-888-438-5200 North America Toll Free.

Tim Berne's Snakeoil
Tim Berne's Snakeoil
“A saxophonist and composer of granite conviction.”—New York Times

Alto saxophonist Tim Berne’s gritty, tough sound and next-level compositions are featured on four ECM releases including the brand new one, Incidentals. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: powerful, dynamic, often fast moving—yet also very clear in all its teeming detail. Snakeoil demonstrates Berne’s rare ability to channel rigorous structure while still breathing the rarefied air of freedom in his playing. Snakeoil is drummer Ches Smith (Mary Halvorson, Craig Taborn), clarinetist Oscar Noriega (Anthony Braxton, Chris Speed), and pianist Matt Mitchell (Dave Douglas, John Hollenbeck). These meticulous craftsmen and artful improvisers take music far beyond the written page and into an expressive, magical sonic territory of exhilarating textural shifts, modular grooves, and serpentine, brain-twisting melodies.
Venue Information:
Western Front
303 8 AVE E
Vancouver, BC, V5T 1S2