Coat Cooke


Upcoming gig

I've got an interesting gig coming up this week.

I"ll be playing a featured piece by Ornette Coleman called Clark Nova Dies. It's a piece from the David Cronenberg film "Naked Lunch". I'll be performing it in trio with Paul Plimley on piano and Tommy Babin on bass.

The show is on Friday, February 13th at Performance Works on Granville Island starting at 8 pm.

Come and hear this really interesting show. See you there.

Here are the details:

So much to see, hear and do!

The 15th season of Vancouver’s Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone

A festival with programmes and events for everyone!

Vancouver, January 21, 2009 – The 15th season of Vancouver’s Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone will take place from February 4 to March 6, 2009. Close to 60 shorts and feature films, fictions and documentaries, including a number of Vancouver premieres and a series of special events will be on at the Park Cinema, the Pacific Cinémathèque, Performance Works on Granville Island, the Ridge Cinema, the OFFA at Simon Fraser University, the auditorium of Jules Verne School and the University of British Columbia.



Thursday February 12th and Friday February 13th at 8:30 p.m.


with Paul Plimley and Marguerite Witvoet on two pianos

and Mark Harris* in the role of Coryphaeus

+ friends cameo appearance


A dialogue between film and music and a celebration of the musical triumphs and sound textures that have been part of film ever since Camille Saint-Saëns wrote the first film score for the Assassination of the Duc de Guise in 1909.

Two evenings to explore many decades:

Take One: From silent movies up to the fifties on Thursday February 12th,


Take Two: From the New Wave to the present on Friday February 13th 2009.

Gig on October 20th @ The Jazz Cellar

Looking forward to playing a duo set this Monday at the Jazz Cellar with bassist Dave Chokroun.

We've been developing a duo improv thing during this past year. It sounds great , and I'm very excited about our music.

I hope you can make it out to hear it.

We'll be on second after Collapsing Lung which is a really cool electronic duo featuring Lee Hutzulak and Stephen Lyons.

See you Monday.

Jazz Cellar 2008 Fall Series Started Last Night

The Cellar Has A Great Atmosphere A great crowd came out last night to the Jazz Cellar for the NOW on Monday Nights opening show. Paul Plimley opened with five improvisational pieces that were powerful and fun. He had a blast up on stage.

Tony Wilson filled in the second set with is guitar and great stage presence. They finished the night doing duo performance. The crowd ate it up. You can learn more about what is coming up this fall on Monday nights on the NOW Orchestra events listing.

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