The ﬁve drummers of the Grant Family and special guests will feature swing, boogie, r&b, blues and jazz from the past, including tunes that featured drumming legends like Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Dave Tough and Cozy Cole.
A highlight of the evening will be the famous ‘drum battle’ between the Grant brothers.
Band leader Doug Grant bought his ﬁrst drums in 1948. Doug is no stranger to Jazz Club patrons, having played in more than 20 concerts at the Club since its inception. He is currently playing with ‘The Cliﬀ Jumpers‘ and ‘Aged To Perfection‘.
Doug Grant jr. was drummer for ‘Doug And The Slugs‘ for many years, and is presently featured with ‘Blaze Of Glory‘.
Carolyn Grant led the vocal group ‘The Silhouettes‘, and will play drums and sing favorite standards from the past.
Drummer Ian Grant is now featured with ‘The Remones‘ and ‘The Black Dots’, two Calgary based bands.
Bob Grant plays drums, trumpet, and sings. Former drummer with ‘The Sue Foley Blues Band‘, and worked on cruise ships with ‘Jamm, Inc.’
Gene Hardy from Toronto, plays saxophone, violin, musical saw and theremin. He has served as musical director for Michael Bublé, and has played on hundreds of records and CD’s; has played with ‘The Rheostatics‘, ‘Bourbon Tabernacle Choir‘, ‘Sparkjiver‘, ‘The Big Band Trio‘, ‘Ronnie Hawkins‘, and currently leads ‘The Pip Squeek Orchestra‘.
Rob Moore will play guitar and sing. Rob was featured with ‘The Sunshine Blues Band‘, and recently spent three years on cruise ships with ‘Jamm, Inc.’
Bassist Brian McMahon, the Past President of The Vernon Jazz Society, is well-known for his work with ‘The Michael Garding Big Band‘; was recently at the Pentastic Jazz Festival with ‘Aged To Perfection‘, and plays with ‘The Legendary Lake Monsters‘.
Steve Soucy on keyboards and vocals has played, produced and written music for 40 years. He has written and recorded over 1,000 songs, and has played blues, swing, country, pop, rock and roll with a myriad of great singers and bands. He won BC Country Music Keyboardist of the year 5 times.