PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE I DEBUT ALBUM I VIDEOS I PHOTOS


(Photo: Greg Locke ©2008)


Visit these websites for great music and more information
on the bands I perform with:

  • Adanu Habobo - traditional music & dance from Ghana
  • The Discounts - live hip hop/reggae/funk fun
  • Zimbamoto - electric Zimbabwean dance music
  • Zhambai Trio - acoustic trio of mbira, marimba and hosho (Zimbabwean traditional/contemporary)
  • Tarab - middle-Eastern jazz rock fusion
  • Ryuzen Trio - trio of shakuhachi, voice, digeridoo, mrdangam, kanjira, hang...and sometimes guitar and drumkit. Performing the shakuhachi inspired and exploratory music of Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos
  • You never know what I'll be up to. This space will give a detailed look at the shows listed on the main page. Say hello if you manage to come by.


    UPCOMING

    June 23

    BC World Music Collective

    Vancouver Dragonboat Festival
    Vancouver, BC
    6:30pm (2 sets) Full Details HERE


    PAST

    May 30 - June 9

    Global Soundscapes Festival: Hands On! - Celebrating intercultural percussion music

    Various Locations
    Vancouver, BC
    Full Details HERE

    I'll be part of a lec-dem on South Indian drumming on May 30, giving a free workshop in West African drumming on June 6, playing with VanAfrica on June 7, and performing in an original piece for world percussionists on June 9.


    May 26, 27

    Maha Maya:
    A Bharatanatyam production of the Natyam Academy

    Thousand Faces Festival
    Edmonton, AB
    7pm-10pm
    By Donation


    May 11, 12

    VanAFRICA

    Roundhouse Community Centre
    181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $10/15/20/25

    What promises to be two explosive nights of African music and dance featuring a cast of some of Vancouver's most exciting African artists and some special out of town guests. TICKETS & INFO
    Presented by Caravan World Rhythms, Time Will Tell Arts, and the Roundhouse.


    March 18

    Samarpan: An Offering
    Bharatanatyam Dance Recital
    w/
    Sujit Vaidya (dance)
    Nadhi Thekkek (dance)
    Taniya Panda (voice)
    Puneet Panda (nattuvangam)
    Mukund Shankar (violin)
    Curtis Andrews (mridangam)

    Scotiabank Dance Centre
    677 Davie Street
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $22

    More info and tickets HERE

    A rare experience of South Indian classical dance with live music. Proceeds are in aid of Save The Children.


    March 17

    Carnatic Cafe
    w/
    Vidyasagar Vankayala (voice)
    Jared Burrows (guitar)
    Patrick Boyle (trumpet)
    Curtis Andrews (mridangam)

    Fir Building, Room 113
    Capilano University
    North Vancouver, BC
    7pm
    Free

    A intimate chamber setting to experience South Indian music in Vancouver. Lucky to have my old friend Pat Boyle come over from Victoria to join us. We will play just a few pieces, featuring some extended alapana and improvisation. The theme is on Lord Siva, with Maha Sivarathri just behind us. Seating is limited, please register your atendance

    RSVP here


    Feb.9

    Under The Baobab Tree Fundraiser featuring:
    Adanu Habobo
    Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos
    Rio Samaya Band
    Zhambai Trio
    MC: Rup Sidhu

    St. James Hall
    Vancouver, BC
    7:30pm doors, 8pm show
    $20

    A night of world music to support grass-roots education initiatives in rural Ghana.

    Facebook Page HERE


    Jan.25

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Presentation House Studio
    333 Chesterfield Avenue (3rd St. one block west of Lonsdale)
    North Vancouver,BC
    8:00pm
    $10
    Free tea and cookies!!

    Myself: drumset
    Dave Spidel: bass
    Jared Burrows: guitar
    Kristian Naso: trumpet
    Paul Bray: percussion
    Robin Layne: marimba
    Colin Maskell: sax


    Jan.26

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Douglas College "Arts at One"
    Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
    700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
    (One block from the New Westminster SkyTrain Station)
    1pm
    Free!! (same band as above)


    Jan.27

    Zimbamoto + Locarno

    Biltmore Cabaret
    2755 Prince Edward (near Kingsway & 12th)
    Vancouver,BC
    Doors at 7:30, Music at 8pm
    $20

    Tickets are available on-line at
    www.caravanbc.com

    Facebook Page HERE


    2016

    Nov.25

    Afro-Fusion All Stars

    Kurai Mubaiwa (bass mbira)
    Israel "Toto" Berriel (congas)
    Pasi Gunguwo (marimba)
    Mark Campbell(guitar)
    and myself (drums/percussion)

    5-Star International Fitness Studio
    657 East 15th
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $10-$15 @ the door

    Facebook Page HERE


    Oct.29

    Waterloo House Concert featuring:
    Paul Plimley (piano/vibes/guitar)
    Clyde Reed (acoustic bass)
    Curtis Andrews (drums/percsussion)

    3016 Waterloo St.
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $20@ the door

    I was so bummed to have to cancel the planned Oct.7 concert with these guys...shitty back muscel spasm!!! But I'll be there in full-force for this one.


    Oct.26

    Mark Campbell Trio
    (groovy 60s/70s Blue Note jazz)

    Blue Martini Jazz Cafe
    1516 Yew St.
    Vancouver, BC 7:30-10:30
    Free

    Guarnteed head bobbing and foot tapping tunes with this group including the music of Billy Cobham, Ernest Ranglin, John Scofield, Horace Silver, The Meters, and much more.


    Oct.21

    Zimbamoto & Kutapira

    Media Club (695 Cambie St)
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm (doors)
    9pm (music) $10


    Oct.15

    Carnatic Cafe Concert
    with Vidyasagar Vankayala (vocal)
    Prabha Sivaratnam (violin)
    Daveena Amabalawarner (voice) Curtis Andrews (mridangam) Jared Burrows (guitar)

    Private Location
    North Vancouver, BC
    6-8pm

    Free concert but I have only 3 spaces left...contact me if interested.

    This will prove to be a very intimate delivery of some very deep music on Vidyasagar's part. He will be presenting Muthuswamy Dikshitar's "Hiranmayee Lakshmim"... a powerful kriti. So lucky to be accompanying him and Prabha. Jared will be doing his best to add guitar accompaniment as well, which hes does well in this context.


    Oct.14

    RagaMantra
    (I'll be performing as a special guest on mridangam)

    Notional Space
    1523 East Pender St.
    Vancouver, BC
    7:30pm
    By donation

    Ragamantra is composed of a trio of very special musicians. Do visit their website and see for yourself. Guitarist Nadaka is a hidden treasure who now resides in the Lower Mainland. His partner Gopika is one of the most inviting singers and chanters of Vedic hymns you will find and their son Keshava is immediately disarming and engaging with his in-born playfullness and rhythmic skill.


    Sep. 30

    South Indian Classical Music (with a twist)
    Vidyasagar Vankayala (voice)
    Curtis Andrews (mridangam)
    Patrick Boyle (trumpet)
    Philip T. Young Recital Hall (Maclaurin Building)
    University of Victoria
    Victoria, BC
    8pm


    Sep. 24

    Zhambai Trio
    (as part of)
    Hapa-palooza Family Day

    Granville Island Picnic Pavillion Vancouver, BC
    1-4pm
    FREE!


    Sep. 23

    Ryuzen Trio
    (opening for)
    Huun Huur Tu

    Vancouver Playhouse
    Vancouver, BC
    7:30pm
    Tickets and info HERE


    August 27

    Zimbamoto

    West Kelowna World Music Festival
    West Kelowna, BC
    7:50pm
    FREE

    More info HERE


    August 14

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Fifth Ticket
    171 Water St. St. John's,NL
    8:30pm-11:30pm
    $10

    Facebook Page HERE


    August 13

    The Discounts
    (with friends)

    The Ship
    St. John's, NL
    10:30pm
    $10

    Facebook Page HERE


    July 15

    Zimbamoto

    The Ship
    St. John's, NL
    10:30pm
    As part of "Night Music" at the Sound Symposium...check out the full schedule


    July 12

    Zimbamoto

    St. George's Church
    Brigus, NL
    8pm
    Info/Tickets: zharuna@warp.nfld.net


    July 9

    The Discounts

    Factory
    St. John's, NL
    10:30pm


    July 8

    Zimbamoto

    Arts & Culture Centre
    St. John's, NL
    Full info on tickets/schedule HERE


    June 4

    Zimbamoto

    Fairview Pub
    Vancouver, BC
    10pm
    $10


    April 22

    Lapis

    @Vancouver World Music Fest

    Rio Theatre
    1660 East Broadway
    Vancouver, BC


    April 15

    Zimbamoto and
    MNGWA

    WISE Hall
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $10/$15

    Facebook Page HERE


    April 13

    NARWHAL

    Blueshore Centre for Performing Arts
    Capilano University
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    FREE

    Featuring myself (mridangam), Vidyasagar Vankayala (Karnatak vocals), Len Aruliah (saxophones) and the NARWHAL ensemble, directed by Jared Burrows


    April 8

    Hitchhikers of the Galaxy
    with:
    Shine: didgeridoo/vocals
    Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos: shakuhachi/vocals
    Andrew Kim: string hybrids
    Greg Valou: bass
    Curtis Andrews: drums

    as part of

    Just Dance
    2114 W.4th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $15

    Facebook Page HERE


    March 25

    South Indian House Concert with:
    Vidasagar Vankayala (voice),
    Prabha Sivaratnam (violin)
    Curtis Andrews (mrdangam)

    Notional Space
    1523 East Pender St.
    Vancouver, BC
    6:30pm
    Suggested donation of $10-20


    March 11

    Adanu Habobo
    and Rhythm n Roots Choir

    St. James Hall
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm show, 7pm doors open
    $10/15/20 advance, $5 more at the door

    This will a feast of sound, sight and taste. Adanu Habobo will collaborate with 20+ members from this local choir to bring some music and dance not often heard in Vancouver. The combination of voice, drum, and dance is one that affect you and make a lasting impression. Also on sale will be some tasty Ghanaian food from Taste of Africa restuarant. I would recommend advance tickets.


    March 8/9

    Bharatanatyam (South Indian Classical dance) performance by Sujit Vaidya

    Roundhouse Exhibition Hall
    Vancouver, BC
    7pm
    FREE

    Details HERE

    If you've never seen Indian dance, this is a prime opportunity and an extremely rare one, as the dance will be accompanied by a live ensemble of musicians, including myself on mrdangam. A show not to miss...and free!!!


    Feb.24

    Carnatic-Jazz Collaboration with Capilano University's "Narwhal" ensemble with guests Vidyasagar Vankayala, and Curtis Andrews

    Presentation House Theatre
    North Vancouver, BC
    10pm
    $10

    Facebook Page HERE


    Feb.11

    Zhambai Trio

    Calabash Bistro
    428 Carrall St.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $5


    Feb.5

    Zimbamoto

    Fairview Pub
    Vancouver, BC
    10pm
    $10

    Facebook Page HERE

    Our first gig for 2016! Come help us celebrate a new venue (for us)...hopefully more gigs there as Cafe Deux Soleils is no longer an option.


    Feb.3

    Zhambai Trio

    Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music
    Vancouver, BC
    12pm
    Free/$5


    Jan.14

    Africa Unity

    featuring Kurai Mubaiwa, Yoro Noukoussi, Sacha Levin, Curtis Andrews

    5 Star International Fitness Studio
    657 East 15th
    Vancouver, BC
    7-11:30pm
    $10

    Facebook Page HERE

    A novel monthly series of world music curated and hosted by Kurai Mubaiwa. Come support it and help it get off the ground.


    2015

    Dec.28

    Colleen Power+Aneirin Thomas+Curtis Andrews with guests The Sauce

    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    9pm


    Dec.18

    The Discounts

    Distortion
    St. John's, NL
    10:30ishpm


    October 25

    Adanu Habobo
    with Capilano Jazz Faculty and Students

    Blue Shore Financial Centre
    Capilano University
    North Vancouver BC
    9pm
    $20

    More Info & Tickets HERE


    August 23

    Adanu Habobo

    Ron Basford Park (next to Performance Works)
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    1pm and 3pm

    FREE!!

    Facebook Page HERE
    Presented by New Works and Granville Island


    August 21

    Zimbamoto

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm

    Facebook Page HERE


    August 20

    Tarab

    Calabash Bistro
    Vancouver BC
    9pm

    Facebook Page HERE


    July 25

    Zimbamoto

    Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Country Fest
    Maple Rdige, BC
    11am-noon


    July 25

    Tarab

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm


    July 1

    Zhambai Trio

    Coquitlam Canada Day Celebrations
    Coquitlam Town Centre Park
    Coquitlam, BC
    12-12-45pm


    July 1

    Lapis

    TD Vancouver Jazz Festival
    Ron Basford Park - Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    2:30pm


    July 1

    Trio Boujou

    TD Vancouver Jazz Festival
    Ron Basford Park - Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    5pm


    May 28

    Zimbamoto

    Calabash Bistro
    428 Carrall St.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm


    May 22

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver,BC
    9pm
    $8


    May 16

    Swapnamaya

    Scotiabank Dance Theatre
    677 Davie St.
    Vancouver,BC
    7:30pm
    $15/$22

    Info: www.sujitvaidya.com

    This will be a rare treat for Vancouver, Bharatanatyam dance of South India with a live "orchestra" to accompany. Will be my first ever dance performance (playing for dance that is, not dancing it!!). I will be on mridangam with visiting artists performing on violin, vocal, and a "dance conductor" who will recite the spoken rhythmic syllables that accompany and accentuate the dancer's movements.


    May 9

    Zimbamoto

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver,BC
    9pm
    $10-$15

    Facebook Link


    Mar.21

    Zimbamoto & Carnival Band

    The Woods Studio
    7 West 2nd Ave.
    Vancouver,BC
    8:30pm
    $10-$15

    Facebook page is HERE


    Mar.8

    Naad

    Bridge & Enrich Lives Society
    718 East 20th Avenue (Fraser/20th)
    Vancouver,BC
    7:30pm
    $10 suggested donation

    I'll be joining NAAD, a friendly bunch of "sonic mystics" in some improvistaory explorations. Something quite unique!

    Facebook page is HERE


    Mar.7

    Zimbamoto & Zhambai Trio

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver,BC
    9pm
    $10

    Vancouver's finest purveyors of Zimbabwean roots and modern sounds. Get your dance on.

    Facebook page is HERE


    Feb.7

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver,BC
    9pm
    $7

    One of my rare performances with this group, performing my original "world jazz" music. A crack band indeed: Jared Burrows, JOhn Korsrud, Robin Layne, Russell Shumsky, Colin Maskell, and Dave Spidel.


    Jan.17

    Caravan World Rhythms 15th Anniversary Party!!

    Performance Works Granville Island
    Vancouver,BC
    8pm
    $15/PWYC

    Featuring Bocephus King and Orchestra Familia, Orkestar Slivovica Balkan Brass Band, and Alma de Espana Flamenco
    More info HERE


    Jan.16

    Zimbamoto

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $10


    (2014)

    Nov.29

    Adanu Habobo

    Roundhouse Performance Centre
    181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC
    7pm
    $25/$18$15

    An amazing night of traditional Ghanaian and Zimbabwean music coming your way, with guests Awal Alhassan, Kurai Mubaiwa and horns too! Facebook page is HERE


    Nov.22

    Hitchhiking The Galaxy: A Musical Journey

    Tzvi's PLace
    1823 East 2nd
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $25@door
    $15 after 10pm
    $10 after 11pm

    Facebook page is HERE

    Will a great evening of improvised exploratory dance music (I guess!), including some wonderful spirits such as Shine (didjeridu), Andrew Kim (guitar+things), Greg Valou (bass), Curtis Andrews (percussion), DJ elemental (tunes). Alcohol and drug free and ALL AGES!!


    Nov.15

    University of Victoria Jazz Ensemble

    Philip T. Young Recital Hall (Maclaurin Building) Univserity of Victoria
    Victoria,BC
    8pm
    $15/$10

    More info HERE

    Or view it via webstream HERE


    Nov.7

    Zimbamoto

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $10


    Oct.25

    Rohan Devraj Carnatic Vocal Concert

    Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
    Burnaby,BC

    Rohan Devraj: voice
    Prabha Sivaratnam: violin
    Curtis Andrews: mridangam
    Sayenden Supramaniam: kanjira

    If interested in attending, contact gopaldevraj@gmail.com


    Oct.22

    Indo-Jazz Jugalbandhi

    Presentation House Studio
    333 Chesterfield Avenue
    North Vancouver,BC
    8:00pm
    $10

    Curtis Andrews: mridangam
    Jared Burrows: guitar
    David Trasoff: sarod
    Vidyasagar Vankayala: voice


    Oct.17

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2396 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $8

    Un-ordinary instrumental music with tinges of West Africa, South India and points in between and around.


    Oct.9

    Lapis

    Aga Khan Museum
    Toronto, ON
    8pm

    Ticket & event info HERE


    Sep.17

    Kutapira
    Zimbamoto
    Robin Layne

    Fox Cabaret
    2321 Main Street
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $15 @ the door

    A hot night of rhytmic music designed to make you dance featuring a whole wack of marimbas.


    Aug.22

    Zimbamoto
    Tambura Rasa

    Backstage Lounge
    1585 Johnstons St.
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    10pm
    $12 @ the door

    A hot night of dance music from Africa and beyond!


    August 9

    The Discounts

    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    12:30am

    As part of the "Folk Festival After Hours", also featuring Green+Gold and The Freels.


    August 9

    Kurai Mubaiwa/Curtis Andrews (Zhambai Duo)

    Cape St. Mary's Performance Series
    Cape St. Mary's, NL
    8pm

    For more info visit their website: HERE


    August 8

    Kurai Mubaiwa/Curtis Andrews (Zhambai Duo) + Patrick Boyle

    Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival
    St. John's, NL
    7:15pm

    For more info visit the festival website: NL Folk Festival 2014


    July 19

    Zimbamoto

    Harrison Festival of the Arts
    Harrison Hot Springs, BC


    July 19

    Zimbamoto

    Surrey Fusion Festival
    Surrey, BC


    July 11

    Boujou Cissoko+ Patrcik Boyle + Curtis Andrews

    LSPU Hall
    St. John's, NL
    8pm

    $23/18 More info and tix @ Sound Symposium


    July 10

    Night Music @ Sound Symposium

    Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    10:30pm

    With Curtis Andrews (drums), Bill Brennan (keys), Terry Campbell (trumpet), Pat Boyle (bass), Grant King (guitar). Presnted by Sound Symposium


    July 9

    Boujou Badialy Cissoko + Curtis Andrews + Patrick Boyle

    Quiet Music Concert
    Location TBA upon ticket purchase
    St. John's, NL
    11pm

    Presented by Sound Symposium. Location made available after purchase of ticket. For more info visit the Sound Symposium website: www.soundsymposium.com


    July 1

    Tala Vadya Ensemble

    As part of Melafest
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    4pm

    With Curtis Andrews (Mridangam), Sunny Matharu (tabla), Robin Layne (cajon) and Davinder Singh (esraj)


    April 4

    Zimbamoto
    Rio Samaya

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $12
    One last hurrah with the amazing Rio Samaya band and Zimbamoto before I head off to Ghana until May 31!


    March 22

    Boujou & Kouma Band
    Midnight Mangoes

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $10

    I'll be playing a set with the newest addition to Vancouver's world music scene, kora master Boujou Badialy Cissoko's Kouma Band.


    March 21

    Adanu Habobo

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm

    Adanu will be playing a short set (about 2 pieces) as part of a fundraiser for our co-director Kofi Gbolonyo's education work in Ghana.


    Feb.8

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $7@door

    The first Offering gig of 2014!!! Who knows how many more....come and check out some of Vancouver's finest players embark on a journey into my musical mind. Featuring: Curtis Andrews: drumset
    Jared Burrows: electric guitar
    John Korsrud: trumpet
    Robin Layne: vibraphone
    Colin Maskell: woodwinds
    Russell Shumsky: percussion
    Dave Spidel: electric bass


    Feb.8

    Adanu Habobo
    Zhambai Trio
    Alpha Yaya Diallo
    Boujou

    Performance Works
    1218 Cartwright St.
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm

    Presented by Time Will Tell Arts, Caravan World Rhythms, TD Then Now Black History Month Series & B.A.N.D.


    Jan.24

    Zimbamoto & One Kingdom

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $12


    (2013)

    Dec.30

    Colleen Power Band Sherry Ryan

    Erin's Pub
    186 Water St.
    St. John's, NL
    10:30pm


    Dec.23

    The Skylarks
    The Offering of Curtis Andrews
    Dundungbe

    The Levee (Holdsworth Court, off George St.)
    St. John's, NL
    10pm start I play at 11)
    $12

    FACEBOOK LINK


    Nov.29

    Tarab
    Zimbamoto

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $8


    Nov.8

    Lapis

    Chai House as part of Diwali Fest
    Surrey Arts Centre
    13750 88th Ave.
    Surrey, BC
    8pm
    $20


    Nov.2

    Lapis

    Diwali Downtown as part of Diwali Fest
    Roundhouse Community Centre
    181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC
    3-8pm
    Rapping, sitars, mbira, percussion and more!


    Nov.1

    Zimbamoto
    Adanu Habobo

    Backstage Lounge
    1585 Johnstons St.
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    10pm
    $12 @ the door

    A hot night of Zimbabwean music and traditional drum/dance sounds from Ghana with Adanu!! Facebook link is HERE


    Oct.26

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $7

    My original worldly jazz offerings


    Oct.24

    Tarab

    Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
    UBC Campus
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    As part of
    Festival MOSAIC


    Oct.16

    Sancharam

    UBC School of Music, Roy Barnett Hall
    Vancouver, BC
    12pm
    $5

    Very pleased to be offering this trio of my Carnatic styled music with Jared Burrows (guitar) and Colin Maskell (alsto sax).


    Sep.6

    Tarab

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $8


    Sep.3

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Levee
    St. John's, NL
    9pm
    $7


    August 30

    The Discounts

    The Levee
    St. John's, NL
    10pm
    $10


    August 28

    Brad Jefford Trio + 2

    The Levee
    St. John's, NL
    8:30pm
    $5


    August 2

    Zimbamoto & Zhambai Trio

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $10


    July 27

    Zhambai Trio

    Mission Folk Festival
    Mission, BC
    July 26

    Zimbamoto

    Mission Folk Festival
    Mission, BC


    July 21

    Rio Samaya Band

    Fanclub
    1050 Granville St
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm
    $6

    Always a good time and smiles with the Rio Samaya Band, this evening with myself and Mark Campbell as special guests (plus who knows who else).


    July 13

    Lapis

    Lit Cabaret @ Indian Summer Festival
    Performance Works
    1218 Cartwright St.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $12/$15

    Lapis is the name of this new project which I have joined. Excited to play some cutting edge Indo-electonic fusion with Rup Sidhu and Mohammed Assani featuring voice, beats, sitar, mbira, mridangam and more!!


    June 28

    Tarab

    Granville Island Stage (as part of TD Jazz Festival)
    Vancouver, BC
    12pm & 1pm
    FREE!!!


    June 15

    Adanu Habobo (Ghanaian Drum & Dance Ensemble)

    1551 West 7th Ave at Fir
    (performing on the street!!)
    Vancouver, BC
    1:30 & 3pm
    FREE!!!


    June 14

    Zimbamoto

    2114 West 4th Ave
    Vancouver, BC
    10:15pm
    $12/$10

    www.justdance.ca


    June 1

    In-Flux with VIBC

    Surrey Art Gallery
    13750 88 Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm-11:00pm

    A very cool event featuring mashups/performances, projections more with myself in a trio Mohamed Assani and Rup Sidhu, as well performances by DJ A-Slam, Sammy Chien, Tad Hozumi, Dave Bawa and Sukhraj and Finland’s only Bhangra group Shava.


    May 30

    Re-Percussions

    Fei & Milton Wong Theatre/SFU Woodwards
    149 Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC
    7:30pm-9:30pm

    A grand event featuring a melange of percussionists and others such as
    Sunil Kalyan - tabla
    Celso Machado - guitar and assorted percussion
    Myself - mridangam, kanjira, mbira
    Kurai Mubaiwa - mbira, vocals,
    Toto Berriel - vocals, Afro-Cuban percussion
    Mario Allende - timbales and Latin Percussion
    Susan Nase and Amika Kushwaha - tap/gathak dance duo
    Antuan Nuñez - Cuban tres
    Karn Bhuller - dhol
    Paul Bray - filling in the spaces on whatever


    March 21

    L.O.R. (Language of Rhythm)

    W.I.S.E. Hall
    1882 Adanac Street
    Vancouver, BC
    6:30pm
    By donation

    The final performance of the Language of Rhythm Project I've been involved with over the past few months. Featuring 8 amazing musicians from a diverse array of backgrounds. Also featuring a panel discussion on Intercultural Solidarity facilitated by Ananda Lee Tan with Eugene Boulanger, Debelekah Guin, Mike Retasket, and Harsha Walia.

    www.publicdreams.org for more info.


    March 23

    Zhambai Trio
    Tarab
    African Crossing

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $10
    Tickets @ the door

    FACEBOOK PAGE

    One last gig before I head to Ghana on March 23. Mid-East Fusion, Zimbabwe mbira and special guests doing an short opening set of Guinean djembe music.


    March 17

    Beating Hearts

    featuring:
    ADANU HABOBO
    TARAB
    ZIMBAMOTO
    RIO SAMAYA BAND
    MEZCLA

    ANZA Club
    3 West 8th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
    Doors: 8pm
    Music: 8:30pm
    Tickets: $20
    On-Line: http://beatinghearts.bpt.me

    FACEBOOK PAGE

    A fantastic event to support some very worthy grass-roots work in 2 villages in Ghana, West Africa.


    March 1

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $8

    Afro-Indian-World-Jazz Fusion(!!)

    Myself: drumset
    Jared Burrows: guitar
    John Korsrud: trumpet
    Robin Layne: vibraphone
    Colin Maskell: sax
    Russell Shumsky: percussion
    David Spidel: electric bass


    Feb.16

    Sangati: Coming Together

    Western Front
    303 East 8th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8:00pm
    Advance: $12/10
    Door: $15/12

    I'm very pleased to be producing this concert of music from and inspired by South India featuring some great musicians.

    Vidyasagar Vankayala (voice)
    Karthiga Parmeswaran (veena)
    Prabha Sivaratnam (violin)
    Jared Burrows (guitar)
    Colin Maskell (sax/flute)
    Yours Truly: mridangam

    Also a workshop on appreciating Carnatic music on the afternoon of the concert at 2:30pm. Free admission but pre-registration is required by contacting me.

    Presented by The Western Front and supported with a grant from the BC Arts Council.


    Feb.9

    Tarab

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $10

    If you have not seen Tarab yet you will probably enjoy. A nice reworking of popular tunes from the Middle East featuring virtuosic oud, slinky bass and my own percussions. Very danceable in fact and great vocals as well. Visit the website for some sound clips.


    (2012)

    Dec.29

    Sound Sympososium presents A New Year's concert with The Scruncheons, Black Auks, Dzolali Drum&Dance and more!!

    Arts & Culture Centre Concourse
    St. John's, NL
    3:00pm
    Free!!

    Family-friendly event so bring the kids!!


    Dec.27

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews & Havana To Canada

    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    9:30pm
    $10

    Glad to be back in Sin Jawns and playing some tunes with my original band of merry men. Sharing the bill with Phil Yetman's latin-jazz ensemble as well.
    Will be a fun night!


    Dec.6

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Kozmik Zoo
    53 West Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $ by donation (part of the "Art Jam" where visual artists create while we play!)


    Nov.22

    Tarab Trio

    Kozmik Zoo
    53 W.Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $ by donation as part of the "Art Jam" (visual artists create while we play!)


    Nov.17

    Zhambai Trio

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $8

    We'll play a couple of sets of nice mbira music, one of our few Vancouver gigs this Fall so do come check it out.


    Nov.15/16

    Uzume Taiko

    Norman Rothsetein Theatre
    950 W. 41st Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $15/20

    Fresh off our Germany Tour, modern taiko at its finest.
    I'm playing some mbira, kanjira...and taiko!!!


    Nov.10

    West African & Carnatic Rhythms with Sangeeta Maruti Arts

    Vancouver Celebrates Divali
    Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC
    3:50pm
    $5 suggested donation

    This will be a very interesting fusion of Carnatic vocal music and West African drums/rhythms. We'll do several rhythmic pieces which I will accompany on drums from Ghana, sometimes playing in a "Carnatic style" other times accompanying in a Ghanaian style. Should be fun!

    INFO HERE


    Nov.3

    Zimbamoto & Zhambai Trio

    Saltspring Island Coffee Cafe
    Ganges,Saltspring Island, BC
    Doors at 7
    $15@door
    $15 @ the door

    Our first time playing Saltspring too!

    Also a really cool little island with an awesome community of creative and original people. We are stoked be to be able to play there for many friends. The capacity of this place is small so if you plan on attending, well, you probably already know about it anyhow!


    Nov.2

    Zimbamoto & Zhambai Trio

    Waverley Hotel
    Cumberland, BC
    Doors at 9:30
    $10 advance
    $15 @ the door

    Our first time playing on Vancouver Island!!

    Cumberland is a really cool little town with an awesome community of creative and original people. We are stoked be to be able to play there.

    INFO HERE


    Sep.28-Oct.19

    Germany tour with Uzume Taiko in Germany...details HERE


    Sep.22

    Zimbamoto
    Bocephus King
    Rick Buckman-Coe

    Backstage Lounge
    1585 Johnstons St.
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    10pm-1am
    $12 @ the door

    Facebook link is HERE

    A mother of a concert you won't want to miss. We got all bases covered on this one. If you don't like any of these bands, you don't like music. Period. We cannot help you. Just come and enjoy.


    Sep.18

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Kozmik Zoo
    53 West Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm
    $10

    Original world-jazz at its finest!!
    Featuring:
    Curtis Andrews: drumset
    Jared Burrows: guitar
    Eli Davidovici: acoustic bass
    John Korsrud: trumpet
    Robin Layne: vibraphone
    Colin Maskell: saxophones
    Russell Shumsky: percussion


    Sep.15

    Bocephus King House Concert

    5570 Blenheim St.
    Vancouver, BC
    5-8pm
    $20, kids under 12 free.


    Sep.14

    Orkestra Futura

    "Pan-Global Imprint"
    The Western Front
    303 East 8th Ave.
    8pm
    $15 (general)/$12 (NOW members)/$5 (students)

    A new program of compositions by Coat Cooke with a highly unusual instrumentation of electronics, percussion, western instruments and ancient "world" instruments (zheng, danbau, tar).


    Sep.1

    Zhambai Trio

    Sunshine Music Festival
    Powell River, BC
    5:15-6:30pm

    We'll play one set on Saturday (just after Bocephus King) and also we'll do a workshop on Friday August 31. Check festival website for details... HERE


    Aug.30

    Rio Samaya Band and Bocephus King

    Nuba Restaurant @ Waldorf Hotel
    1489 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC
    9-11pm
    $10 @ the door The food is very good there and not too expensive. We will have a band with special guest Bocephus King and it is guaranteed to be lots of fun. The doors are at 8pm and they have gret food there to eat as well. We had a blast last time!


    August 17

    Zimbamoto & Zhambai Trio

    The Kozmik Zoo
    53 W. Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    music at 9:30
    $10

    Zimbamoto and Zhambai Trio team up for a hot night of Zimbabwean music with a heaping tablespoon of mbira, marimba and dance grooves galore.


    August 12

    Zhambai Trio

    Harmony Arts Festival
    Garden Stage in Millenium Park (15th St. @ Argyle)
    West Vancouver, BC
    2-2:45pm
    Free

    We'll play a short, but sweet, 45 minute set at this cool festival, which also has a great display of visual artists.


    July 28

    Zimbamoto

    Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge County Festival
    Maple Ridge, BC
    11:15am-12:15pm
    Free


    July 27

    Zhambai Trio

    Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Garden
    Vancouver, BC
    7:30-9pm
    $20(members)$25


    July 25

    Zhambai Trio

    Trout Lake Park
    Vancouver, BC
    6:30-8:30pm
    Free!!!


    July 19

    Fundraiser for Dzogadze Education Development Foundation

    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    9pm-later
    $10 minimum/NO MAXIMUM!

    As most of you know, I have a school and village I help with educational (and other needs) needs. They are my family. Yearly I try and raise some money to put towards our endeavours (which you can learn about HERE in case you are new to my mailinglist). A big smorgasbord of musical delights featuring:
    Yours Truly
    Duane Andrews
    Patrick Boyle
    Neil Conway
    Bill Brennan
    Graham Wells
    Gerry Strong
    Dave Rowe
    Dzolali Drum & Dance Ensemble (playing traditional music from Dzogadze) ...plus more as they get confirmed.


    July 15

    Sound Walk to Doctor's Cove/La Manche (as part of Sound Sympoisum)

    St. John's, NL
    9am (!)

    This will be a refreshing experience in a pretty cool part of the East Coast Trail. Hopefully, I'll be playing some lithophones (stones). All are welcome. More details at the Sound Symposium concerts I am sure.


    July 12

    Brad Jefford Septet + Paul Cram

    LSPU Hall (as part of Sound Sympoisum)
    St. John's, NL
    7:30pm
    $15/20

    This will be an interesting concert featuring Brad's music as well as that of Paul Cram (sax). I've been checking out the charts...very cool, funny, dynamic and invigorating tunes to come. Featuring: Yours Truly: percussion, Brad Jefford: guitar, Patrick Boyle: trumpet, Bill Brennan: keys, Andrew McCarthy: drums, Chris Davis: bass, Greg Bruce: sax.

    Big band, big sound, BIG fun.

    NOTE: our first rehearsal is actually open to you, the public. 3:30pm on Monday, July 9 at MUN School of Music (somewhere Hutton or Choral room I would imagine).


    July 11

    Curtis Andrews/Patrick Boyle Duo

    LSPU Hall (late night concert as part of Sound Sympoisum)
    St. John's, NL
    10:30pm
    $10/15

    Pat and I are very excited to be playing this concert for those who will be present. A whole whack of percussion, some horns, maybe some strings. We'll be presenting a mixed bag of music as well a special treat for all you wrestling fans in the house. Look for hits from our duo record such as "Dildo", "Come By Chance" and "South Dildo".


    July 10

    The Discounts

    The Ship Pub (as part of Sound Sympoisum's Night Music)
    St. John's, NL
    10pm
    $7

    If 11pm (or maybe later) is too late for you, you can catch Th Discounts doing a shorter reggae/funk/hip-hop set followed by some choice improv explorations on a theme. As Forrest Gump said, "Night Music is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." Truer words never spoken.


    July 7

    The Discounts and Skank

    Distortion
    St. John's, NL
    11pm
    $7-10 (honestly, I don't know how much cover is that night)pr> A night of heavy riddim, funk, hip-hop and music that is made for dancing with some veterans of that scene in St. John's. I'll be at the back on the drums, smiling in my groove with Aneirin on the bass. Aww yeah.


    July 6

    Brad Jefford Trio + 2

    Harbourside Park
    St. John's, NL
    12:30pm
    Free!

    (and later in the evening)

    Brad Jefford Trio + 2

    Rocket Bakery
    St. John's, NL
    7:30pm

    Brad Jefford: guitar
    Josh Ward: bass
    Andrew McCarthy: drumset
    Greg Bruce: saxes
    Yours Truly: percussion


    July 5

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    9pm start
    $10
    2 sets

    You all know what this is by now I hope.....if you don't, it's amazing! If there is one thing you'll do outside of your house this year, this would be it. Really. My original Afro-Indian World Jazz music with:
    Patrick Boyle: trumpet
    Josh Ward: bass
    Brad Jefford: guitar
    Phil Yetman: percussion
    Grant King: keys
    Yours Truly: drumset


    June 28

    Rio Samaya Band & Bocephus King

    Nuba Cafe @ The Waldorf Hotel
    1489 East Hastings. Ave.
    9pm
    $10

    So excited to play with Rio Samaya again (aka Pancho & Sal).
    They will be just returning from France and I will be just leavingon the next morningg for Newfoundland!


    June 23

    South Indian Classical Vocal Recital

    Lasya Vankayala (vocals)
    Prabha Sivaratnam (violin)
    Curtis Andrews (mridangam)
    Sayenden Supramaniyam (kanjira)
    Confederation Centre
    4585 Albert St.
    Burnaby, BC
    5:15-7:15
    Free

    Dinner to follow....RSVP to sangeetamaruti@gmail.com


    June 21

    Zhambai Trio CD Release with Zimbamoto and Bongo Love

    Waldorf Hotel
    1489 East Hastings Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm
    $12/$15

    An amazing night of Zimbabwean music in Vancouver.

    CDs will be available at the show but you can buy a CD + advance ticket on-line for a great deal of $25.
    Advance tix available at Highlife Records (Commercial Drive) and Zulu Records (W.4th) and on-line at Brown Paper Tickets


    June 19

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Kozmik Zoo
    53 W. Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm
    $10

    Stellar 7-piece band, original and intriguing world-jazz tunes. Last Vancouver show until August.
    Featuring:
    Curtis Andrews: drumset
    Jared Burrows: guitar
    Tommy Babin: bass
    Jack Duncan: percussion
    John Korsrud: trumpet
    Robin Layne: vibraphone
    Colin Maskell: saxophones


    June 13

    Uzume Taiko

    Norman Rothstein Theatre
    950 W. 41st Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    $15/20

    Modern taiko at its finest. Playing some mbira, kanjira...and taiko!!!


    May 28

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Kozmik Zoo
    53 West Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm
    $10

    Original world-jazz at its finest!!


    May 23

    Acousticamoderna
    with Tarab Trio

    The Kozmik Zoo
    53 West Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm
    $10

    Two new groups I am playing with. One offers fresh arrangements of classical/latin guitar masterpieces for guitar/bass/drums and the other serves up modern Middle Eastern music on oud, bass and percussion.


    May 14

    Pacific Sound Collective

    Railway Club
    579 Dunsmuir St.
    Vancouver, BC

    A 10 piece behemoth of smart, funky grooves. I'll be playing some congas.


    May 12

    South Indian Classical Music Recital

    Barnett Recital Hall Music Building
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    Free

    Vidyasagar Vankayala: vocal
    Prabha Sivaratnam: violin
    Curtis Andrews: mridangam
    Sayenden Subramaniam: kanjira
    Lasya Vankayala: tamboura

    As part of 2nd Annual Conference On Analytical Approaches To World Music


    May 10

    ZimbaMoto
    and guests Rio Samaya

    The Kozmik Zoo
    53 West Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm-12am
    $10

    We'll rock it once more before Kurai heads off for a month. This will be a great show with our friends Rio Samaya (aka Pancho and Sal).
    Note: music will start at 9pm with Rio Samaya, followed by ZimbaMoto and then some music together!!


    April 13

    Zhambai Trio

    Alliance Francaise de Vancouver
    6161 Cambie St.
    Vancouver, BC
    6:30-9:30pm
    $8(members)
    $12 (non-members)


    March 23

    Zhambai Trio & ZimbaMoto

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    Doors @ 8pm
    $10-$20

    Fundraiser for the new Zhambai Trio CD!!!
    The music is recorded (and sounds AMAZING!) but we are in need of a couple grand to complete the project (manufacturing, photos, artwork, promo, etc).
    More details on this venture to come.

    Facebook link is HERE.


    March 20

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Kozmic Zoo
    53 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm (2 sets)
    $10 @ the door


    March 14

    Jessi Nicholson

    The Electric Owl
    926 Main St.
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm doors
    $10

    Playing drums with Jessi as part of the Wachu (11) Concert Series and featuring two other hot groups. Miami Device and David Ward Band.


    March 2

    ZimbaMoto

    CBC Studio 1 as part of the Toque Sessions
    700 Hamilton St.
    Vancouver, BC
    7:30-8:30
    FREE!!!

    To reserve your tickets, send an email to rsvp.radio@cbc.ca with "Zimbamoto, Mar.2" in the subject line.

    This concert will be recorded for national broadcast on CBC Radio as well as video recorded for a new CBC music website. For more info about other concerts in this series click HERE .


    Feb.24

    Pacific Sound Collective

    The Kozmic Zoo
    53 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC
    10:15pm (1 big set)
    $10

    I'll be laying down some conga with this 10 piece (!) funky/jazzy/Afro-Beat-ish group of fellows.


    Feb.21

    Jessi Nicholson

    Calabash Bistro
    428 Carrall St.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm (2 sets)
    $5-10 (sliding scale)


    Feb.17

    "For The People": Benefit Concert for the children of Randy Ponzio
    with
    Jessi Nicholson.

    The Commodore Ballrom
    868 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm-1:30am
    $40


    More info
    HERE. Jessi is a great soul/r&b singer/songwriter I've had the pleasure to meet. I'll be playing drumset with her.
    Randy was a super human being who died last year. I had the pleasure of playing with him on a gig with Jessi.


    (2011)

    November 23

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews
    w/special guest Francois Houle!

    The Kozmic Zoo
    53 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm...2 sets
    $10 @ door

    My very own ensemble to play my Afro-Indian Jazz fusion stylings...featuring the the inimitable Francois Houle
    on clarinet.

    This group rarely plays Vancouver so this is your only chance until next year sometime.

    Myself: drums
    Robin Layne: marimba
    Tommy Babin: bass
    JP Carter: trumpet
    Russell Shumsky: percussion
    Francois Houle: clarinet
    Jared Burrows: guitar


    November 18

    ZimbaMoto & Zhambai Trio

    Cafe Deux Soleils
    2096 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    $10 @ door

    One last blast of Zimbabwean music before I head off to India for 2 months in December.
    Click HERE
    here for more details about these two bands.


    November 16

    Andrews/Burrows/Reed/Say

    Presentation House Studio
    333 Chesterfield Avenue (3rd St. one block west of Lonsdale)
    North Vancouver,BC
    8:00pm
    $8
    Free tea and cookies!!

    A session of tasty free improv!

    Curtis Andrews: percussion
    Jared Burrows: guitar
    Clyde Reed: bass
    Dave Say: tenor sax


    November 3

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Trane Studio (964 Bathurst St)
    Toronto, ON
    8:30pm
    $10 @ door

    At long last I'll be playing my music in TO with a great group of musicians, including:
    Mark Duggan: vibes
    Yoser Rodriguez: bass
    Kevin Turcotte: trumpet
    Reuben Esguerra: percussion
    Ernie Tollar: sax
    Harley Card: guitar

    Click HERE
    here for more details.



    October 28/29

    The Rakish Angles

    Oct 28 - Gibson's
    Gibson's Playhouse Theatre
    8pm

    Oct.29 - Vancouver
    Celtic Traditions
    3754 West 10th Ave
    8pm

    Click HERE
    for more info about the group and tix.


    October 7-22

    Tour of Belgium with Uzume Taiko

    October 7 @ Saveryszaal CC Casino, Blankenberge (Belgium) 8:00pm

    October 8 @ Theaterzaal, Torhout (Belgium)) 8:00pm

    October 10 @ Het Klooster, XB Woerdon (Holland) 8:15pm

    October 11 @ CC Lokeren, Lokeren (Belgium) 8:15pm

    October 13 @ CC Leopoldsburg, Leopoldsburg (Belgium) 8:15pm

    October 14 @ Wielingencentrum, Wenduine (Belgium) 8:00pm

    October 15 @ Cultuurhuis Patronaat Heerlen, CD Heerlen (Holland) 8:00pm

    October 16 @ Theater De Regentes, GR Den Haag (Holland) 3:00pm

    October 19 @ GC De Moelie, Linkbeek (Belgium) 8:00pm

    October 20 @ CC Asse, Zellik (Belgium) 8:30pm

    October 21 @ CC Ieper/Het Perron, Ieper (Belgium) 8:15pm

    October 22 @ CC Guldenberg, Wevelgem (Belgium) 8:15pm

    If you are in any of these places come check it out!!! We've been rehearsing a whole bunch and I'll be playing some taiko percussion, mbira and mrdangam in this show which will be quite unlike anything else you've seen or heard.

    Check out Uzume Taiko
    for more info. October 3

    Zhambai Trio

    Ceilis Irish Pub
    670 Smithe St
    Vancouver , BC
    9pm

    We'll be playing a short 30min set of music at an afterparty/fundraiser for a film that myself and Pepe Danza did some music for. The film, which is amazing by the way, is called "People of a Feather" and will be screening earlier in the evening at the Granville Cinemas.

    Links about the film/party.....
    Tickets
    Trailer
    Facebook Party
    Facebook Page


    Sep.24

    Parallel Universes
    The Western Front
    303 East 8th Ave
    Vancouver, BC
    8pm
    FREE

    In this concert I'll be presenting new music which was formed out of my recent residency with VCC/Caravan World Rhythms and the City of Vancouver.

    Featuring new works for my new South Indian inspired trio, with Francois Houle/Jared Burrows and special guest Vidyasagar Vankayala, as well some arrangements of traditional West African songs for horns, Ghanaian drums and bass!!


    Sep.9

    Zhambai Trio
    As part of HAPAPALOOZA
    Roundhouse Performance Space
    181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC
    7pm
    $20/$12(student/senior)

    Hapapalooza is a new festival celebrating the mixed roots arts and ideas
    Zhambai will be playing some mbira as our contribution.

    More info about the whole festival is HERE


    Sep.3

    Arkaya Benefit
    St. Mark's Anglican Church
    1805 Larch St. (@ W.2nd)
    Vancouver, BC
    3:30-9:30
    $65(full event)
    $25(evening portion)

    A benefit for the Arkaya Trust which strives to uplift the lives of certain neighbourhoods of "slum children" in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
    Yogacharini Maitreyi founded this trust and lives here in Vancouver for part of the year. I actually met her in Chennai in 2003(!!) so I'm glad to have reconnected with her and helping out her cause.
    The event will be a celebration of Yoga, kirtan, music, dinner and dance.
    I'll be playing some mridangam with various people.
    Do check out this link for more detailed info about the event and the trust itself...something for everyone and helping a good cause.
    A Facebook link is HERE and more info about the event is HERE


    Sep.2

    ZimbaMoto
    Backstage Lounge
    1585 Johnston St. Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm
    $10

    ZimbaMoto will be bringing the heat along with local marimba band Kutapira (who were trained by Kurai) as well as up and coming reggae-soul trio Rootsystem.
    Will indeed be a night of sweaty, dancing goodness!!

    More info is here and a map is here.


    Aug.27

    Tibet Festival
    VanDusen Botanical Garden
    Floral Hall
    5251 Oak St
    Vancouver, BC
    11am-7pm
    $5 suggested donation

    I'll be playing a set with the intriguing Jamyang Yeshi who I met at Komasket awhile back. he plays Tibetan traditional music and sings, very enchanting.
    All proceeds will go toward an initiative to allow 1000 Tibetans to immigrate to Canada and a small portion also for Japanese tsunami relief work.
    Promises to be a great event with great music, food, ritual and atmosphere.

    More info and a schedule is here


    August 9

    Zimbamoto
    CBC outdoor stage
    700 Hamilton St
    12-1pm
    FREE!!

    We are playing outdoors and for free as part of CBC's "Nooner" concert series which happens every day (!!) for the whole summer essentially.

    More info about it is here


    July 29-31

    Zhambai Trio
    Komasket Music Festival
    More info here


    July 19

    Mbira dzeMuninga & Zimbamoto

    Waldorf Hotel Cabaret
    1489 East Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    doors 8, show 8:30

    $12 advance/$15 at door
    available at Highlife (1317 Commercial Dr.) & Zulu (1972 W. 4th)

    For more info visit Caravan World Rhythms


    July 16

    Dzolali Drum & Dance Ensemble

    Masonic Temple
    6 Cathedral Street
    St. John's, NL
    8-845pm

    drums, dances and songs from Ghana
    ....traditional music
    ....awesome


    July 16

    The Discounts

    Rose & Thistle Pub
    Water St
    St. John's, NL
    sometime after 10pm

    The Discounts....if you don't know then just come on down...close to 11 unless you like waiting.


    July 14

    Curtis Andrews & Patrick Boyle

    Masonic Temple
    6 Cathedral Street
    St. John's, NL
    7-8pm

    Duet concert with my best bud Patrick Boyle.
    We'll be playing some improv numbers, some old favs of ours and some music from our new record of duets called "Rock Music"...which is available on iTunes now!

    As part of the 2011 Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival .


    July 7

    Zhambai Trio

    Trout Lake Park (near the sandy part) off E 19th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC 6:30-8pm

    A nice outdoor concert of Zimbabwean traditonal music on mbira, marimba and hosho (shakers).

    And afterwards I get on a plane for NL to get married on July 10!!


    July 3

    Zhambai Trio
    Granville Island Market Stage
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    12-2pm
    FREE

    As part of the 2011 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival


    June 25

    K.V. Narayanaswamy Memorial Concert

    Confederation Centre
    4585 Albert St
    Burnaby, BC 4-6pm

    This will be a concert of classical S.Indian music (Carnatic) featuring a 1hr recital in homage to the great Vidwan Sangeetha Kalanidhi K.V. Narayanaswamy, one of the greatest S. Indian musicians of the 20th Century.

    Master Rohan Devraj: vocal (debut concert)
    Mrs. Prabha Sivaratnam (violin) Mr. Curtis Andrews (mridangam)

    A rare chance to hear Carnatic music in the Vancouver area!

    S.Indian supper will be served after the concert.


    Idlers Cross-Canada Tour Winter 2010

    www.idlers.ca

    Feb 17-Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB

    Feb 18-Grand Central, Fernie, BC

    Feb 19- Stella's Inn, Beaver Mines, BC

    Feb 20-Sneaky's Pub, Elkford,BC

    Feb 24- The Queen's, Nanaimo, BC

    Feb 25- The Lucky Bar, Victoria

    Feb 26- Tofino Legion, Tofino, BC

    Feb 27- The Waverly Hotel, Cumberland, BC

    Mar 3- The Yale, Vancouver, BC

    Mar 4- The Ocean Port, Squamish, BC

    Mar 5- Robert's Creek Hall, Robert's Creek, BC

    Mar 6- Merlin's, Whistler, BC

    Mar 10- The Royal, Nelson, BC

    Mar 11- Rockwater, Golden, BC

    Mar 12- Dicken's Pub, Calgary, BC

    Mar 17- Brantford Arts Block, Brantford, ON

    Mar 18- Alex P Keating, London, ON

    Mar 19- Rivoli, Toronto, ON

    Mar 25- Red Dog, Peterborough, ON

    Mar 26- The Rainbow Room, Ottawa, ON

    Mar 30- Pepper's, St. John, NB

    Mar 31- The Capital Complex, Fredericton, ON

    April 1- Petite Riviere Fire Hall, Petite Riviere, NS

    April 2- The Seahorse, Halifax


    (2011)

    Dec.26

    Brad Jefford Trio + Guests
    The Rose & Thistle
    Water St.
    St.John's, NL
    10pm

    Myself, Brad Jefford and Josh Ward will be playing a mixture of jazz originals and choice standards with special guest Greg Bruce on saxophone. One last hurrah before I get on a plane the next morning for India.
    Come say good-bye!


    Dec.21

    The Panting Andrews Brothers
    The Ship
    Solomon's Lane
    St.John's, NL
    8:30pm
    $10

    Brothers Unite!!!

    Once again after the success and amazingly good time we had as brothers uniting in music last Xmas, Duane + I will be joining Sean Geoff and Dave Panting for a night of various tunes ranging from traditional NL music/tunes, Cajun, old country, good ol’ Rock’n’Roll and more. Derek Pelley brings up the bottom end on the bass.

    Dancing is guaranteed pretty much, esp when we rock some of the trad tunes.


    Dec.19

    An Evening with Curtis & Duane Andrews
    The Ship
    Solomon's Lane
    St.John's, NL
    8pm
    $10

    My group and Duane’s group will be sharing the stage and good times.
    Where else you gonna hear Afro-Indian World Jazz and Newfound-Gypsy-Swing together in the same place?

    Some of the best players in town including: Bill Brennan, Rob Power, Chris Harnett, Darren “Boobie” Brown, Patrick Boyle, Josh Ward, Brad Jefford, Dave Rowe, Steve Hussey

    And for only $10!!!


    Dec.17

    Fundraiser for Dzogadze Education Development Foundation
    The Ship
    Solomon's Lane
    St.John's, NL
    10pm
    $10 (suggested minimum donation)

    Mopaya
    Skylarks (Idlers in ska mode)
    Dzolali Drum/Dance Ensemble
    The Subtitles
    Jody Richardson
    Colleen Power (with Aneirin Thomas & Curtis Andrews)

    Plus door prizes!!

    Many of you know about the foundation and work that I am doing in Ghana and this will be a fun fundraiser to assist that on-going endeavour. A great line-up of music indeed!

    PS…Colleen has a new 5 week old so she doesn’t want to be out too late, as such please come early to catch her “early” 10pm set. No fun to play when the bar is empty and people show up at midnight.


    Dec.8

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews
    Presentation House Studio
    333 Chesterfield Avenue (3rd St. one block west of Lonsdale)
    North Vancouver,BC
    8:00pm
    $8
    Free tea and cookies!!

    Myself: drumset
    Tommy Babin: bass
    Jared Burrows: guitar
    JP Carter: trumpet
    Jack Duncan: percussion
    Robin Layne: marimba
    Colin Maskell: sax

    If you missed our gig at The Jazz Cellar last Sunday, this is the last chance until I return to catch my ensemble that plays my own crazy Afro-Indian World Jazz music (yes, that is a genre now..;-)

    We’ll be playing two sets. Apparently the venue is easy to get to on transit as well (by seabus!). This is an artist-run weekly series embracing the full spectrum of jazz and improvised music from trad to post-bop, free improv to world music fusions.

    Presentation House Studio is an historic former church with excellent acoustics where the audience can be up close and personal with the musicians. It very accessible by public transit and is located just a few blocks from Lonsdale Quay. Lots of free parking. They have some other great music coming up before our gig...check it out!

    Contact jaredburrows (at) hotmail.com for more info

    www.myspace.com/jazzatpresentationhouse


    Dec.7

    ZimbaMoto (+ Kesseke Yeo) with guests Puro Son
    Biltmore Cabaret
    2755 Prince Edward (near Kingsway & 12th)
    Vancouver,BC
    8:30pm
    $12 advance
    $15 @ the door

    Tickets are available on-line at
    www.caravanbc.com

    or

    Highlife Records (1317 Commercial)
    Zulu (1972 West 4th Ave.)
    Red Cat (4332 Main St.)

    www.myspace.com/zimbamoto
    www.puroson.com


    Dec.1

    Zhambai Trio
    Nyala African/Ethiopian Restaurant
    4148 Main St.
    Vancouver,BC
    8pm
    By Donation....suggested minimum $5

    If you don’t know by now, the Zhambai Trio is soul-stirring and sprit lifting Zimbabwean music played on mbira and marimba featuring myself, Kurai Mubaiwa and Navaro Franco. The cousin to the more electric sounds of ZimbaMoto (see further below). Nyala is a great restaurant serving some of the tastiest food around. If you have never had Ethiopian food before (I feel for you if not), then this is your chance. Or just stay for some drinks. On this night beer is only $3.50!

    www.myspace.com/zhambai
    www.nyala.com


    Nov.28

    Rising Beats on The Infinite Horizon (VICO)
    The Cultch
    1895 Venables St.
    Vancouver,BC
    8pm
    $25 general / $15 students, seniors, VICO members, groups of 10+
    Box Office: 604-251-1363

    tickets.thecultch.com
    www.vico.org

    This will be one epic concert featuring some amazing musicians in an ensemble like none other. VICO is the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra and I am honored to be performing with them on the mridangam. They do groundbreaking work and there are few ensembles like them in North America.
    You will be glad you came to this.

    "Rhythm: it’s the heartbeat of music the world over, a powerful means of connection between different cultures and traditions. The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra explores this nexus and its vast musical potential, in the major concert event of its 2010-2011 season.

    This is fusion music on a grand scale, performed by some of Vancouver’s finest musicians on tar, zheng, erhu, santur, oud, tabla, darabuka, mrdangam, congas, frame drums, marimba, vibraphone, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and bass. Audiences at Rising Beats on the Infinite Horizon will not only hear this extraordinary instrumental combination making exciting new music, in the intimate ambience of the Historic Theatre at The Cultch, they’ll also be able to watch it happen, up close and personal. The programme will combine and contrast modern and traditional, written and improvised repertoire, showcasing the talents of Canadian composers and musicians as well as the musical cultures of the Middle East, Africa and Asia."


    Nov.26

    Ocean of Sound with Pepe Danza
    Prana Centre for Blissful Living
    293 East.2nd Avenue
    Vancouver,BC
    7:30pm-10:00pm
    By Donation (suggested $15-$20)

    If you don’t know Joseph “Pepe” Danza, he is one of the most enigmatic musicians I have ever met and I’m glad to be creating some music with him. He’ll be playing everything from the guitar to the ngoni and I’ll accompany on mrdangam, African drums, mbira and more. A mixture of improvised and composed music.

    www.pepedanza.com


    Nov.14

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews
    The Cellar Jazz Club
    3611 West Broadway St.
    Vancouver,BC
    Two sets:
    7:30pm and 9:15pm
    $10

    Curtis Andrews: drums
    Tommy Babin: bass
    Jared Burrows: guitar
    J.P. Carter: trumpet
    Joseph "Pepe" Danza: percussion
    Robin Layne: marimba/percussion
    Colin Maskell: sax

    I'm super excited to be presenting my original music at this gig with a stellar 7-piece band. I rarely get a chance to perform this music in Vancouver so don't miss this opportunity, esp since I'll be out of town from Dec-late Feb.

    The Cellar also sells food so you can make it a full night out if you got the cash ;-)

    www.cellarjazz.com


    Nov.5

    Zhambai Trio
    Sonic Temple
    2120 Front St.
    North Vancouver,BC
    7pm

    Traditional Zimbabwean music on mbira, marimba and hosho in a very unique and healing space.

    Also of note is the super high-fidelity of the sound system of the venue, whcich was custom built by the owner of the venue. We played here a month ago or so and it was one of the most interesting venues I have ever played at.


    Nov.2

    Zhambai Trio
    Falconetti's
    1812 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver,BC
    9pm

    Traditional Zimbabwean music on mbira, marimba and hosho


    Oct.16

    Electropical
    (Guest percussionist)

    Backstage Lounge
    Granville Island
    Vancouver,BC
    10:30pm

    I'll be a guest drummer with DJ's Marc Fournier and Micheal Laylock in the weekly Electropical night that he hosts. This is a night of hip "ethnic" dance music from around the world spanning Arabic, Brazillian, African, Latin and more. It usually features a live percussionist...this time ME!

    www.electropical.ca


    Oct.3

    Rio Samaya
    Falconetti's
    1812 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver,BC
    9pm

    The inimitable Rio Samaya (Pancho & Sal) have invited me to play the night. Will be nothing less than fun and good times.

    Click here for more details.


    Sep.17

    Zhambai Trio
    Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
    800 E Broadway
    Vancouver,BC
    8:30pm
    By Donation

    1 set only at 8:30


    Sep.2

    Zhambai Trio
    Sonic Temple
    2120 Front St.
    North Vancouver,BC
    7pm

    Traditional Zimbabwean music on mbira, marimba and hosho in a very unique and healing space. Also of note is the super high-fidelity of the sound system of the venue, whcich was custom built by the owner of the venue.



    Aug. 1

    Brad Jefford Trio
    The Rose & Thistle Pub
    St. John's, NL
    19:30pm



    July 30

    Rio Samaya
    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    10:30pm


    July 30

    Dzolali Drum & Dance Ensemble
    Harbourside Park
    St. John's, NL
    12:30pm


    July 29

    Brad Jefford Trio
    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    10pm


    July 25

    Curtis Andrews & Kurai Mubaiwa
    Arts & Culture Centre
    Cornerbrook, NL
    8pm

    www.gmsm.ca


    July 24

    Curtis Andrews & Kurai Mubaiwa
    Church of the Good Sheppard
    Norris Point, NL
    8pm

    www.gmsm.ca



    July 23

    Curtis Andrews & Kurai Mubaiwa
    Woody Point Heritage Theatre
    Woody Point, NL
    8pm

    www.gmsm.ca


    July 21

    Kurai Mubaiwa + Curtis Andrews

    The Ship
    St. John's, NL
    9:30pm

    Playing traditional Zimbabwean music on marimba and mbira and maybe with some special guests ;-)

    As part of St. John's Folk Arts Council's Folk Night


    July 20

    Dzolali Drum & Dance Ensemble
    with special guest Kurai Mubaiwa

    Petro-Canada Hall (MUN)
    St. John's, NL
    7:30pm
    $20 @ door, $15 advance, $10 kids under 12

    A show not to miss. Dzolali rides again with a full cast of over a dozen dancers, drummers and singers playing traditional Zimbabwean and Ghanaian music.
    Joining us will the fantastic Kurai Mubaiwa from Zimbabwe who will add a whole lot of spice to the show
    The venue is not large so this show will definitely sell out.

    Tickets available at Fred's Records, Johnny Ruth and Living Planet.


    July 17

    Mopaya
    Majestic Theatre
    St. John's, NL
    8:30pm

    www.wreckhousejazzandblues.com


    July 16

    The Idlers
    The Rockhouse
    St. John's, NL
    11pm

    www.wreckhousejazzandblues.com


    July 15

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews
    Masonic Temple
    St. John's, NL
    7pm

    My own group performing my original world-jazz compositions. Also sharing the bill will be my brother Duane and his ensemble. A great night guaranteed with the Brother's Andrews.

    The players:
    myself- mrdangam; drumset
    Patrick Boyle- trumpet
    Bill Brennan- vibraphone
    Dave Bridger- bass
    Chris Harnett- saxes
    Brad Jefford- guitar

    www.wreckhousejazzandblues.com


    July 9

    Kurai Mubaiwa & Curtis Andrews
    D.F. Cook Recital Hall, MUN School of Music
    7:30pm

    This will be a mixed concert featuring several other acts including the Complaints Choir, Mark Fewer & Aiyun Huang (violin & percussion), Joshua Fried, Radio Wonderland.

    Last chance to hear me and Kurai during the Sound Symposium.

    www.soundsymposium.com


    July 8

    Kurai Mubaiwa & Curtis Andrews
    Quiet Music House Concert (at a secret location)
    St. John;s, NL
    11pm

    Trad & Contemporary Zimbabwean Music on mbira and marimba and hosho.
    Seating is limited for this concert and it will sell out. Do contact the Sound Symposium headquarters for a ticket (at the LSPU Hall).
    Location is disclosed when you buy a ticket...will be a great show!!

    www.soundsymposium.com


    July 1

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews
    Railspur Alley Stage, Granville Island
    12:30-2:30pm
    FREE!!!

    I'm very exicted and proud to present the Vancouver debut of my own ensemble "The Offering of Curtis Andrews". It has been a year in the making...getting the players, rehearsing and then finding an appropriate place to play. This 7 member group boasts a fine selection the city's best musicians playing my own originals (many of which are found on my album).

    Curtis Andrews: drums
    Tommy Babin: bass
    Jared Burrows: E. Guitar
    J.P. Carter: trumpet
    Jack Duncan: percussion
    Robin Layne: marimba
    Colin Maskell: woodwinds

    www.coastaljazz.ca


    June 30

    Zhambai Trio
    The Libra Room
    1608 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9-12pm
    $10

    Trad & Contemporary Zimbabwean Music on mbira, marimba and hosho feat. Kurai Mubaiwa, Myself and Navaro Franco

    Presented as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

    www.coastaljazz.ca


    Mar.20

    Zimbamoto
    Robert's Creek Hall (Sunshine Coast)
    9pm

    Electrified Zimbabwean quartet led by Kurai Mubaiwa and with special guest Kesseke Yeo (amazing dancer from Cote d'Ivoire)

    Presented by Caravan World Rhythms

    www.caravanworld.homestead.com
    www.myspace.com/zimbamoto


    Mar.18

    Zhambai Trio

    The Libra Room
    1608 Commercial Drive
    9pm

    Trad & Contemporary Zimbabwean Music on mbira, marimba and hosho feat. Kurai Mubaiwa, Myself and Navaro Franco


    Mar.14

    Rhythms of Ghana Drum Workshop
    A Small World Shop & Gallery
    2120 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    12:30-2pm
    $20

    Rare workshop on Bobobo drumming from the Ewe of Ghana. This style of music uses lots of call/response between the lead drum and support parts. Really funky and melodic.

    Bring a djembe, conga or kpanlogo drum or rent one on-site from the folks at ASW.

    Please contact me by e-mail or phone (604-877-0700) to register.


    Mar.7

    Zhambai Trio
    House Concert
    1624 Salsbury Drive
    (East 1st/Commercial)
    Vancouver, BC
    7pm...2 sets

    Straight-up Zimbabwean traditional and contemporary music on mbira, marimba and hosho.


    Mar.5/6

    Jessi Nicholson Group
    Falconetti's
    1812 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    10-12pm..2 sets

    Soulful, funky and uplifting originals & covers.


    Feb.27

    Werewolves of Creston
    The Libra Room
    1608 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9-12pm

    Deep-fried hits that you love to hate..or love to love maybe


    Feb.23

    Mary Barry Quintet
    Place de la Francophonie
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    9:30-11pm

    Newfoundland's jazz chanteuse

    www.marybarry.ca


    Feb.22

    Zimbamoto
    Olympic something or other
    Robson Square
    Vancouver, BC
    10pm

    Electric Zimbabwean dance music

    www.myspace.com/zimbamoto


    Feb.21

    Mary Barry Quintet
    Atlantic Canada House
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm


    Feb.20

    Mary Barry Quintet
    Place de la Francophonie
    Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
    6-6:30pm


    Feb.14

    Kurai Mubaiwa & Curtis Andrews
    The Libra Room
    1608 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    6:30-8:30pm

    Traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean mbira and marimba music


    Feb.12

    Werewolves of Creston
    The Libra Room
    1608 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    9-12pm

    Deep-fried hits that you love to hate..or love to love maybe


    Feb.7

    Kurai Mubaiwa & Curtis Andrews

    MuseArt House Concert
    1624 Salisbury Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    7pm
    $10-20


    Performances by
    * on the mainfloor: TIM SARS & FRIENDS – Goodtime New Orleans-inspired jazz

    * upstairs: KURAI MUBAIWA– Zimbabwean music on marimba and the mbira by a young master accompanied by Curtis Andrews (same instruments)

    Each act plays twice During the break the audience upstairs goes downstairs and vice versa.

    A heavily-suggested donation, on a sliding scale $10 - $20, requested at the door:
    $10 unwaged and students
    $15 waged
    $20 well-waged and royalty

    Priority given to advance reservations, call Tim and Lisa at 604 255 0307 or Tony at 604 254 2066
    Please be there before 6.45 otherwise you may have to wait a little
    RSVP so we get numbers right
    Only 60 places available Food: Tapas-style vegetarian plates available from Vibrant Chef.
    Drink: Donations for wine, beer, and juice go to the coffers of the Ellamadeus Education Club, coordinated by Lisa.
    Please don’t BYOB
    Hang out after the shows
    Location: 1624 Salsbury is one block east of Commercial Drive and between Gravely Street and East 1St Avenue. If coming by car park by Victoria Park, 100m away.


    Jan.31

    Rhythms of Ghana Workshop

    A Small World Shop & Gallery
    2120 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    11am-1pm
    $20


    A one-time workshop I'll be giving on two distinct rhtyhms from Ghana, Kpanlogo and Atsiagbekor.
    Bring a conga, djembe, or kpanlogo (or rent on-site).
    Space is limited so please contact me if coming.


    Jan.22

    Werewolves of Creston

    The Libra Room
    Vancouver, BC
    9pm
    Suggested $5


    Always a treat....
    Werewolves of Creston are fronted by the inimitable Ian "Beats" Beaty (bass/vocals), cool Cole Schmidt (guitar) and yours truly on drumset.

    We'll be serving up deep fried hits from decades past and present...in completely different clothes than what you are accustomed to. Celine Dion to Bananarama to Bryan Adams to Jimi Hendrix....and more.


    Jan.7

    Brad Jefford Trio

    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    10pm
    $5


    Last show before I head back to BC...come say hello.


    Jan.2

    The Panting Andrews Brothers

    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    10pm
    $5

    The Panting's (Dave, Geoff and Sean) team up me The Andrews's (Duane and myself) for a night of guaranteed good times of dancing, singing and spirit(s).

    Who knows what we'll be pulling out?!...Whatever it is, it'll be something special.


    (2009)

    Dec.31

    New Year's Eve with The Idlers & Mark Bragg

    The Rock House
    St. John's, NL
    10:30pm
    $(more than usual)

    Party-Dance-Party-Dance-Sleep


    Dec.26

    Brad Jefford Trio + guests

    The Rose & Thistle
    St. John's, NL
    10pm
    $5

    Brad and the crew will be playing a few sets of originals, modern "soon-to-be-standards" and "regular" standards.
    Plus some guests who are home for the holidays.

    Brad Jefford - guitar
    Curtis Andrews - drums
    Greg Bruce - saxophone
    Josh Ward - bass

    Support local jazz!!!


    Dec.23

    (Not so) Silent Night: A fundraiser for the Dzogadze Education Development Foundation
    Featuring:
    Ye-Yeti
    AE Bridger
    Live N Direct
    Dzolali Drum and Dance Ensemble
    The Skylarks
    Duane Andrews
    The Subtitles

    9pm start
    $10
    The Rock House
    St. John's, NL

    Our yearly fundraiser to put some money in the bank. There will be prizes drawn for those who donate, ranging from gift certificates to an iPod!!
    Do come and support this worthy event. 100% of the proceeds go to the cause. For more information on what we have been doing for the village of Dzogadze, go here.
    For more info on the event, contact me:
    curtisandrews (at) gmail (dot) com


    Dec.22

    An Evening with Curtis & Duane Andrews (plus guests)

    7:30pm start
    $15
    Free for children 10 and under with an adult
    Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre
    Carbonear, NL

    All Hallows Elementary presents this fundarasing concert for the Dzogadze Education Development Foundation. Duane, Patrick Boyle, Josh Ward and myself will be performing our original music for the folks "around the bay".
    I'll be giving a slideshow presntation on the village and opening the night will be the All Hallows Fiddlers (who we will join for a tune).


    Dec.20

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews
    Duane Andrews Trio
    Patrick Andrews Trio

    8:30 (sharp)
    $10
    The Ship Pub
    St.John's, NL

    I'll be joining forces with me brudder after a long time of not playing together for some awesome music by our own groups and by the mysterious Patrick Andrews Trio as well.

    Do come....and don't be late.

    www.duaneandrews.ca
    www.patrickboyle.ca


    Dec.18

    Mopaya(!!)

    10:30pm
    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL

    We'll be getting together for a rare night of Afro-Pop madness...get ready to dance!! Dec.11/12

    Idlers

    10:30pm
    The Dock
    St.John's, NL

    www.idlers.ca


    Dec.6

    Zimbamoto
    (opening for Chiwoniso)
    The Red Room
    Vancouver, BC
    8:30pm
    $20

    I'm excited to be playing drumkit with my friend Kurai Mubaiwa and his band Zimbamoto. We'll be playing some African rhumba, traditional Shona music and Kurai's own tunes on mbira/marimba/bass/guitar and drumkit.

    Another cool thing is that we will be opening for Chiwoniso Maraire, one of Zimbabwe's hottest singers who is gaining steady praise around the world for her unique and powerful music, based on the Shona music of her country, though with a modern twist.

    This concert is presented by Caravan World Rhythms.

    www.myspace.com/zimbamoto
    www.chiwoniso.com
    caravanworld.homestead.com


    Dec.4

    Groove Pandemic
    Fairview Pub
    898 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC
    9:30
    $10

    I'll be subbing on drumkit in the 8-piece up & coming funk/afro-beat band known as Groove Pandemic


    Oct.23 - Oct.31

    The Discounts in Japan!!!

    Fri Oct 23 Utsunomiya at High Times

    Sat Oct 24 Awano, Daunt & Megumi's Showroom

    Sun Oct 25, Tokyo at Yoyogi Park

    Tue Oct 27, Shizuoka, Wish Club House Concert

    Fri Oct 30, Toyoka at Stixx Restaurant

    Sat Oct 31, Osaka at Creo Osaka East Music Room

    Playing a bunch of MusicNL funded shows in Japan with the one and only Discounts. Tell anyone you know to come by if they are in the area....and tell them to say hello!


    Oct.17

    Trichy Sankaran Percussion Concert

    Petro-Canada Hall
    St. John's, NL
    8pm start
    $15/10(students/senior)

    My revered guru will be coming to St. John's for this concert. In fact, I based my visit to NL around his being there. He will be playing a concert featuring a classical piece (featuring a great solo plus his own unique compositions.

    Part of the Sound Symposium's World Sound 09 concert series.

    www.trichysankaran.com


    Oct.16/17

    The Idlers

    The Dock
    St. John's, NL
    11pm start
    $10

    Playing percussion with NL's 11-piece (yes 11) super reggae/ska ensemble.
    YIS!!!

    www.idlers.ca


    Oct.15

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    The Ship Pub
    St. John's, NL
    8pm start
    $10

    I'll be playing 2 sets of my original music (and maybe some Bobby McFerrin, Patrick Boyle) with great band.
    Curtis Andrews: drumset
    Bill Brennan: keys
    Terry Campbell: trumpet
    Brad Jefford: guitar
    Chris Harnett: woodwinds
    Josh Ward: bass

    Part of the Sound Symposium's World Sound 09 concert series.


    Oct.9

    Brad Jefford Trio + 1

    Rose & Thistle Pub
    St. John's, NL
    10pm start
    $5

    Playing original tunes of Brad Jefford, Curtis Andrews, Monk, Dave Holland and more.


    Sep.23

    Groove Pandemic

    Old Admiral Pub
    4125 Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    8-11pm (Admission is free)

    Sitting in on congas/percussion


    Sept.12

    10th Annual Music Festival
    Sri Tyagaraja Aradhana

    (Homage to Saint Composer of South Indian Classicial Music)

    1-5 pm (Admission is free) Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver BC
    For more info visit: www.vancouversapasa.org
    Click here for the poster.

    This festival brings together several musicians, music enthusiasts and spiritual seekers to experience South Indian (Carnatic) music up close and personal. Our musicians and dancers will be presenting a homage to the Guru (The Teacher). The Vancouver Aradhana Group will present a group rendition of 5 highly ornate and complex Carnatic compositions by one of the founders of the South Indian musical tradition, Saint Tyagaraja. This will be followed by several music and dance numbers. The afternoon ends with light snacks. Admission is free and all are welcome.

    I'll be playing some mridangam so I am happy :-)


    June 4

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews
    (playing world jazz niceness ;-)

    Petro Canada Hall, MUN School of Music
    St. John's, Newfoundland

    8pm showtime
    $10/PWYC
    Tickets at the door.
    Limited seating.

    Curtis Andrews: drums, mrdangam, mbira
    Bill Brennan: vibes/piano
    Terry Campbell: trumpet
    Chris Harnett: saxes
    Brad Jefford: guitar
    Rob Power: vibes/percussion
    Josh Ward: bass

    We'll be playing 1 long set of tunes from my album as well as a new composition I wrote for my good friend Kobla Adukpo in Ghana. Also be playing my arrangement of a traditional Zimbabwean mbira tune.

    Do come by and grace us all with your attentive ears and clapping hands.

    I'll be playing on June 5/6 with The Idlers at The Dock as well....but that will be a late night affair of course.

    There is also a potential jazz gig this Friday (May 29) at The Rose and Thistle with the Brad Jefford Trio. But as of writing this, that has not been confirmed.

    Further, may also play a set of improvised jazz with Grant King(guitar) and Dave Bridger(bass) on CHMR (93.5FM), live in the studio, this Thursday(May 27) from 9-11. A show called The New Spin hosted by Dashiell Brown.

    All for now....please spread the word about June 4th whichever way you can...internet, telephone, telepathy, pigeon.

    HOME I MUSIC I ABOUT I TRAVELS I DZOGADZE FUND I NEWS I GALLERIES I CONTACT INFO I MYSPACE

    WEBSITE BY JUD HAYNES