Gram & Barrat – Grahame Edwards and Ralph Barrat – will play your favourite jazz standards at Royal Coachman Pub on Sunday, Nov. 30 from 1-4 p.m.
Barrat is currently touring around the Island, Sunshine Coast, and Lower Mainland with Ralph Barrat & the Sharp Seven, Anela & the Experimenters, and various other combos, but likes nothing better than going solo or duo with just his keyboard and a microphone. You will hear jazz standards from sultry ballads to cool Latin grooves to hot swinging tunes.
As well as both acoustic and electric bass, Edwards also plays percussion and trumpet. He has appeared with countless local ensembles and productions in every genre from choral to musical theatre, big band jazz to classical.
His first musical love, however, lies with improvised music and he enjoys playing and composing his own jazz tunes.
Edwards and Barrat have played many times together in duos, trios, quartets, septets, and enjoy covering the greats from Frank, Chet, Duke, Mose, Monk, and Miles, and many more.
As a duo, they are a complete band. Barrat croons and plays the keys. Edwards plays acoustic and electric basses, percussion, and trumpet.
For more info, visit: ralphbarrat.com
The Royal Coachman Pub opened in its current location in 1988 not 1998 as it says in the current issue of Wave magazine and the weekly jazz event is every Sunday not Saturday. The Mirror apologizes for the errors.