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Art Moves

Jodi Proznick standing next to her bass

Photo of Jodi Proznick, courtesy of Michele Mateus.

Art Moves is our new and exciting music and performance residency series bringing vibrancy to the transit system. The program features a diverse roster of local, world-class musicians and performance artists scheduled to appear throughout the year in various locations. Reflecting our region’s deep diversity, Art Moves showcases a line-up of multi-disciplinary talent that includes musicians, dancers, live painters, spoken word artists, magicians and more.

Art Moves is proud to feature monthly artist residencies by Juno-Award winning, Mohawk Blues pianist, Murray Porter; World Champion runner-up break dancer, Phil Wizard; Capilano University jazz faculty from the Jodi Proznick Trio; Vancouver Art Battle finalist, Madeleine Wynne, and others. We invite riders to surprise and delight in these artful happenings, set to occur on a regular monthly basis, at Waterfront SkyTrain Station, Londsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal, Surrey Central SkyTrain Station, Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station, and the Bridgeport Bus Exchange.


Performers & Schedule

May: Jodi Proznick Trio f. James Danderfer and Tilden Webb.

Date  Time Location
May 16 4-6 p.m. Waterfront Station
May 20  4-6 p.m. Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal
May 23 4-6 p.m. Surrey Central Station
May 30 5-7 p.m. Coquitlam Central Station
May 31 3-5 p.m. Bridgeport Bus Loop

June: Murray Porter

Date  Time Location
June 1 5-7 p.m. Waterfront Station
June 8 5-7 p.m. Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal
June 15 5-7 p.m. Surrey Central
June 22 5-7 p.m. Coquitlam Central Station
June 29 5-7 p.m. Bridgeport Bus Loop

Artist Bios

Canadian bassist, composer, producer and educator Jodi Proznick has received many awards including the Western Canadian Music Award for Jazz Artist of the Year (2019), National Jazz Award for Bassist (2008, 2009), Album (2008) and Acoustic Group (2008) of the Year, and Galaxie Rising Star of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (2004). Jodi was also nominated for two JUNO awards with her 2007 release, Foundations, and 2019 release, Sun Songs.

Jodi is in demand as a collaborative performer and has played with internationally recognized jazz artists such as Michael Bublé, George Coleman, Sheila Jordan, David “Fathead” Newman, Harold Mabern, Michael Feinstein, Peter Bernstein, Seamus Blake, Christine and Ingrid Jensen, Lewis Nash, Russell Malone, Ed Thigpen, Don Thompson, Dee Daniels, Phil Dwyer and Laila Biali as well as collaborators outside the jazz tradition including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Mark Fewer with John Novacek, the Vetta Chamber Ensemble, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Sal Ferreras’ Drum Heat, musica intima, Chor Leoni, Elektra Women’s Choir, Mohammed Assani, Celso Machado, Bill Henderson, and the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble. She has been featured in over 40 albums as bassist. Jodi’s quartet features her longtime partner Tilden Webb on piano and she co-leads a chamber jazz group called Triology, a jazz trio that features Miles Black on piano and Bill Coon on guitar.

A dedicated and highly respected educator, Jodi is currently the chair of the Jazz Department at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music and Artistic Director of its Summer Jazz Workshop, Painting with Sound Workshop and Sister Jazz Day. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Music Arts Collective, an online music education platform. Previously, she was part of the music faculty at Capilano University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University and during the 2019/2020 season, Jodi was the Manager of Education and Community Outreach for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Visit jodiproznick.com for more information.

Blues Man Murray Porter’s music career has taken him all over the world for the last 40 years. He’s a proud Mohawk man from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario, who now lives on Squamish Nation unceded territory in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Murray may have a blues soul to the core, but he also grew up on rock and roll, R & B and country music. Porter’s first CD since his 2012 JUNO Award for ‘Aboriginal Album of the Year’ is titled, “STAND UP!” and reflects these early musical influences. He strongly feels that this album is some of his best music to date. This album was nominated at the 2019 Native American Music Awards for ‘Best Blues Recording’ and ‘Best Male Artist of the Year’. One song, `Love Will Find A Way’, words by Elaine Bomberry and music by Murray Porter, charted at Number One, on the Indigenous Music Countdown, the week of July 18, 2020.

During this COVID-19 era, which has rocked all of our worlds, and cancelled the live music scene throughout the world, there have been ‘virtual concert series’, that Murray has performed at including: `#CanadaPerforms with the National Arts Centre’, `Tkaronto Music Fest’, ‘Assembly of First Nations Water Summit (twice)’, `Live at Mikey’s Place’, ‘Indigenous Music Awards Performance Series’, ‘Rez Bluez 25th Anniversary’, presented by the Toronto Blues Society & Elaine Bomberry. Plus, he’s performed for a number of Indigenous organizations virtually as well for Elders Gatherings and Friendship Centres.

Whether he is playing an intimate venue for local blues fans, as a solo, duo, trio or with a four-piece band, or on a festival stage to thousands of music aficionados, Porter’s love of performing comes across clear and strong. He has been compared to Dr. John, Joe Cocker and even Elton John! Robbie Robertson has called Porter “a master bluesman.” He captivates audiences wherever he performs and makes new fans…and they never leave his show disappointed.

Visit murrayporter.ca for more information.


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