Sugar – Okanagan Swing 2008
This is the first time that I have a chance to present “Okanagan Swing” on youtube and dailymotion.. I played succesfully with many bands in my home country Holland and then during my working years in Toronto. We retired in BC near Vancouver in 1996 and because of the larger population a lot of experienced jazz musicians lived there. Then in 2002 my wife and I moved to the Okanagan, a very nice lakeside and mountainous area in Central British Columbia. The Okanagan is a sparsely populated area and it took some time to find musicians who had some idea of my kind of jazz.
This band tries to get together a couple times a month for rehearsals and we have a good time and usually combine this with a couple of glasses red wine.
One of the first public performances was last April. We played a concert at the Vernon Jazz Society. A jazz club with a very nice atmosphere.
In the band: Don Ross on tenor saxophone, Bjorn Edblad clarinet, me (Bob Erwig) on cornet, George Beazley piano, Randy Millan guitar, Bernie Addington bass and former trumpetplayer Jazzbo Bill Lowden on drums.