Alegria Aerial

Canada
Aerial Performance
Weick has performed professionally throughout western Canada as an aerialist and dancer since 2011. Drawing on extensive history of classical ballet and yoga, she specializes in multidisciplinary dance and aerial fabric. Originally from Victoria BC, Weick relocated to the Kootenays in 2016 to further develop her performance and coaching career. Festival highlights include Kamp, Basscoast, Shambhala Music Festival, and of course Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival. She has performed with many well known artists, including Emancipator, CloZee, Truth, Ivy Lab, Maribou State, Christian Löffler, The Polish Ambassador, Big Wild, Shakey Graves and more. Weick has always found deep passion in expressive movement and loves to encourage others to empower themselves through her classes at Discover Circus. Her stage presence is marked by an ethereal grace that inspires her audience to take a deeper look at human possibility and creative potential.

The Wooden Horsemen

Vancouver, BC
Blues
Wooden Horsemen deliver an infectious charge of electrified grooves, commanding a mix of gritty blues vocals and soulful, driving rhythms.  Their latest release ‘Past Lives’ (released November of 2018) stands both as a fiery testament to the gospel spirit of the American South and an intimate acknowledgment  of the relationship between music and spirituality.  Influenced by the discovery of Alan Lomax’s ‘American Patchwork’ series, tracks such as ‘I’ve Been Changed’ and ‘You Better Mind’ aim to harness the raw spirit of gospel all while maintaining the band’s signature modern rock n’ roll sound.  Swampy, sweaty and downright dirty blues lay the foundation for ethereal harmonies and a blazing horn section, resulting in a gritty, powerful and ultimately unforgettable live experience.
August 3, 2019 6:30 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 2

Lucas Myers

Nelson, BC
Family Variety Act!
The Myers Lynch Famille Extravaganza has been hard at work since their debut at last years Jazz Etc Fest, creating new dance performances, comic monologues, musical thrills and sonic delights. Featuring 3 generations of the Myers Lynch cohort, including: singer songwriter and member of the Lazy Poker Blues Band Bill Lynch, local theatre maker Lucas Myers and his daughters Frances and Maeve. The MLF Extravaganza will delight, amaze, and entertain you!
August 4, 2019 11:30 am 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 3

Nahko And Medicine For The People

Portland, OR
Jam/Contemporary
Nahko And Medicine For The People continue to gather dedicated members of their global Medicine Tribe of likeminded fans as they spread their positive and powerful musical message around the nation on their Take Your Power Back headline tour this fall. Fans and critics alike praise the group’s worldly blend of rock, hip-hop, and alt-folk with OC Weekly calling the group “empowering” and “powerful”, while The Huffington Post compared Nahko to Bob Marley and called him a “musical prophet”. The October 2017 album ‘My Name is Bear’ premiered at #1 on iTunes and debuted on a number of Billboard charts, and the headline tour in support of the album boasted multiple sold-out dates throughout the USA and Europe. ‘My Name Is Bear’ is a 16-track collection that reflects the soul, authenticity, and spirit that Nahko And Medicine For The People’s Medicine Tribe has come to know and love. Their previous album ‘HOKA’, which was released in June 2016, sold over 8,000 units in its first week in the U.S. and debuted at #6 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart. The album went on to win Record of the Year at the Native American Music Awards later that year.

Nahko And Medicine For The People are firm believers in using music as a tool of empowerment to protect and preserve all of creation. They aim to inspire others to take a deeper role in protecting and preserving our planet, people, and the spirit in all of creation.

The band is thrilled to release new music in 2019 and continue their world tour this summer in advance of the Take Your Power Back fall headline tour, including stops at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Woodstock 50, Lockin’ Music Festival and more!

August 2, 2019 10:00 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 1

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

New Jersey, USA
Funk / Soul
Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey—quite often by Robert and members of his own family, who upheld a long but little known gospel music tradition called sacred steel—Randolph simply didn’t know it existed.
August 3, 2019 7:30 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 2

Mandolin Orange

United States
Folk
Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of A Teardrop, due out February 1, it is more potent than ever. By all accounts, it is the duo’s fullest, richest, and most personal effort. You can hear the air between them—the taut space of shared understanding, as palpable as a magnetic field, that makes their music sound like two halves of an endlessly completing thought. Singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have honed this lamp glow intimacy for years.
August 2, 2019 7:30 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 1

Wing and Bone

Canada
Folk/Roots/Rock
Dominique Fraissard hails from the mountains of Canada’s west and the long, hot highways of his native Australia. There is timelessness to his music. His 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars and a potent pen sing with an earthy lilt and an urban edge, from the good green earth of his 1970’s childhood, up through the concrete and steel built on top of it. Dominique is a multi award nominated artist with 6 albums and several compilation album inclusions to his name. He has toured internationally and opened for the likes of Jack Johnson, The Waifs and the John Butler Trio.
August 3, 2019 11:30 am 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 2

Elliott Brood

Hamilton, ON
Alt-Country / death country / Frontier Rock / Saloon Disco
Elliott BROOD is a three-piece Folk Rock Alt Country band based in Hamilton, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music has always made for a captivating, and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated onto the band’s five previous critically acclaimed records. In 2013 the band won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album “Days Into Years”. Over the course of their career they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards. In 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and in 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song
“West End Sky” that was featured in the film “Grown Up Movie Star”. Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music.

Their live show takes on a life of it’s own. It’s difficult to understand how so much sound can come from just three people. All 3 members are multi-instrumentalists, switching between banjos, guitars and ukuleles to deliver an incredibly energetic and rollicking live show. Call and response is a must with these boys so get your dancing boots on and be ready to sing along! This is a band that will really want to test that floating stage!!

August 3, 2019 5:30 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 2
August 4, 2019 5:00 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 3

RhythmDance Drum Orchestra

Nelson, BC
Percussion / Dance
Be captivated by the awe-inspiring power of RhythmDance Drum Orchestra. This spirited group expertly blends percussion, drumming and dance into one mesmerizing spectacle. Born of Artistic Director, Marilyn Hatfield’s passion to share the magic and joy of rhythm and dance with all, powerful rhythms and high-energy dance are woven into one enthralling display by this dynamic collective from the Slocan Valley and Nelson, BC. Employing an enchanting array of drums, bells, percussion and dance, RhythmDance Drum Orchestra brings you a potent synthesis of ancient sounds and modern movements to take you on an inspiring journey that delights the senses. A chorus of skins that sing and bells that ring mingle with sticks that click and legs that kick, all in time with an hypnotic tribal drumming touch!

Developed by Marilyn to honour her traditional teachers wholly, and, taught through Marilyn’s House of Rhythm and Dance in Nelson, BC, RhythmDance is a fun, west African-inspired global dance fusion combining percussion, drumming and dance choreography that anyone can learn.
Well versed in myriad world drumming and dance styles, she is a gifted teacher who provides a supportive environment to bring out your inner rhythm. Please come and join us for a lively workshop in the workshop tent on Sunday!
As well, you can join in lively RhythmDance classes offered through Marilyn’s House of Rhythm and Dance in Nelson, BC, starting in September. Go to www.rhythmdance.org for more information.

August 2, 2019 4:00 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 1
August 3, 2019 2:30 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 2
August 4, 2019 3:00 pm 2019 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival Day 3