Vinyl Envy Presents : Keanu Ienco | Rowan Farintosh Quartet
Jazz Soul & Fusion Sizzle
8:00pm - 10:00pm Doors at: 7:30pm
Keanu Ienco is a Canadian/Native American guitar player and composer. During his childhood, Keanu found his passion in music when his mom bought him a guitar for his eighth birthday. At thirteen he started playing professionally and by the age of six-teen had already performed live with numerous groups in British Columbia, Canada as well as had radio airplay of his own originals.
Keanu spent over 10 years studying with professional music teacher and music producer Jim Blair. In 2019 he graduated from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies in guitar. During this time at VIU, he spent 4 years studying with Canadian jazz guitarist and composer Lee Ellefson. Keanu has also shared the stage with professional musicians such as Delfeayo Marsalis, Ari Hoenig, and Rufus Reid as well as meeting with industry professionals such as Brian May, Steve Vai, and Peter Frampton.
Keanu’s music pulls from many influences ranging from the traditional music of North American Indigenous people to rock and jazz guitar players such as Brian May, Plini, and Pat Metheny. Pulling from so many influences Keanu creates unique instrumental rock dream-scapes that fill the listener with the deep emotions put into every note. His upcoming debut album Celestial Desire will take the listener on an emotional musical journey exploring themes of desire, regret, and acceptance and will release in 2022.
_____ROWAN FARINTOSH QUARTET_____
Rowan Farintosh is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, woodwind doubler, and award-winning performer based on Vancouver Island. Rowan is primarily a jazz musician, however also takes inspiration from contemporary genres like hip-hop, funk, R&B, ambient, and progressive rock.
Through this diverse set of musical interests, Rowan composes music based in Jazz improvisation that is accessible to people with a wide variety of musical taste. He currently performs regularly with his own quintet at Hermann’s Jazz Club as well as providing a supporting role in popular music groups who perform around Victoria, BC.
Rowan Farintosh, Sax / Michael Huerta, Guitar / Phil Albert, Bass / Sascha Enns, Drums
7.30pm - Doors
8pm - Showtime
We are happy to announce that we're back to hosting live music on our stage!!
With the help of FACTOR and Creative BC from Sept 17th we'll be blessed to have some beautiful artists cross our stage again. Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings. Tickets can be purchased online in advance through the Eventbrite link on the Facebook event page. If online ticket purchases don't sell the show out there will be tickets available at the door.
We're still operating within the guidelines of the PHO so currently, we have a vaccine check at the door. It's at your discretion to wear a mask or not inside. Dancing is a thing again! It can feel cosy in here with a full house and we understand apprehensions as things open back up. We're all navigating this differently as we move back to some sort of semblance of normalcy, we'll strive to accommodate all in the enjoyment of musical performance.
1717 Quadra Street
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