The Rex’s JUNO ARTIST APPRECIATION SERIES presents
MIKE DOWNES QUARTET!
PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.therexshop.ca/collections/live-shows
PRE-SALE TICKET INFORMATION:
-Ticket Prices already include a $3 processing fee.
-On the night of the show, some extra seats will be made available in person on a first-come first served basis
Front Section – Closest to stage, best sight-lines
Middle Section – Good views of stage, Tall and Bar Tables & Seating
Upper Back Section – Further from stage, (some seats partially obstructed view).
Booth Seating – Each booth can seat up to 4 people. (1 ticket purchase for a booth will allow entry to 4 people, one of whom is the ticket purchaser).
All Sales are final, No Refunds [Excluding scheduled performances that are cancelled]
In accordance with Ontario Public Health regulations, all patrons must provide proof of Full Vaccination prior to entry. More information can be found here: https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/guidance_proof_of_vaccination_for_businesses_and_organizations.pdf
Mike Downes Quartet
Robi Botos – Piano
Ted Quinlan – Guitar
Mike Downes – Bass
Ethan Ardelli – Drums (Dec 1 & 2)
Larnell Lewis – Drums (Dec 3 & 4)
The Mike Downes Quartet features four of Canada’s top musicians – Mike Downes (JUNO winner 2014, 2018), Robi Botos (JUNO winner 2016, 2019), Ted Quinlan (JUNO nominations 2003, 2020) and Larnell Lewis (JUNO nominee and Grammy winner with Snarky Puppy). They are “a team that has everything covered. Together, they carry out Downes’ mission of foundational exploration while shedding light on his compositional gifts.” Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz. UK Vibe wrote regarding Mike’s JUNO 2018 winning recording Root Structure – 5/5 – This album is as close to perfect as it is possible to get and fully warrants its rating here. Buy it!”
The band has won two JUNO awards – 2014 JUNO Award Winner – Traditional Jazz Album of the Year (Ripple Effect)
2018 JUNO Award Winner – Jazz Album of the Year: Solo (Root Structure)
Multiple JUNO award winner Mike Downes has been a prominent Canadian bassist, composer, arranger and educator since the early 1980s. His musicality, emotional depth and melodic approach to the bass have thrilled audiences in Europe, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Iceland, the United States and Canada. In addition to leading his own groups, Mike has performed with virtually all of Canada’s top jazz musicians, including Molly Johnson, Oliver Jones, PJ Perry, Lorne Lofsky, Don Thompson, Kirk MacDonald, Robi Botos and Pat LaBarbera. He has performed with international artists Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Peter Erskine, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Dave Liebman and many others. Full Bio