Heillig Manoeuvre pushes band members to be their best

Toronto jazz quartet will play the Regent Hotel on Halloween, presented by the Revelstoke Jazz Club

A Toronto-based quartet will play in Revelstoke on Halloween.

Heillig Manoeuvre, whose current members have been together since 2011, will be playing at the Selkirk Room in the Regent Hotel from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. The show is presented by the Revelstoke Jazz Club.

The band’s repertoire consists of original intrumental jazz. Bassist/ band-leader Henry Heillig calls their music “thoughtful fun.”

“I write songs, with melody and elements of my own character,” he says. “They become jazz in performance with my musical partners.”

The band also consists of saxophonist Alison Young, pianist Stacie McGregor and drummer Charlie Cooley.

Heillig is best known for his more than 20 years as a musical director of Manteca, a nine-piece afro-latin-world-beat-calypso-jazz ensemble.

“Manteca was a great ride, much like an ocean liner. Heillig Manoeuvre, by comparison, is a sailboat that can change direction on a gust of spantatenous ideas,” says Heillig. “Our performances have form, but also room for spontaneity, and we push each other to be our very best.”

Their newest album, Thoughtful Fun, is out now.

Heillig Manoeuvre hits the Regent Hotel at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Admission is by donation.

Just Posted

Okanagan residents can win ride in army vehicle

A social media campaign offers the chance to win a ride in the Dragoons armoured vehicle

Reel Reviews: War from both sides of the desk

We say, “Forgive these films their faults and they will be entertaining enough.”

Residents should keep air intakes clear of snow

Silver Star Fire Department is encouraging residens to keep their air intakes clear after snowfall

UPDATE: Body of missing skier found

Man’s truck found in Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s parking lot covered in ‘several days’ snow’

Revelstoke Grizzlies hand out year-end awards

Whistler’s Cody Flann received Rookie of the Year and Top Scorer honours

VIDEO: Couples tie the knot on top of Mount Mackenzie

Free weddings and vow renewals offered by Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Valentine’s Day

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Street Sounds: Rolling with the Stones

The Stones’ On Air is a blast from the past in every sense

VIDEO: Protesters rally for affordable housing ahead of B.C. budget

Residents call on province to keep locals housed

Update: Highway 97C reopened following multi-vehicle incident

Highway 97C is closed to eastbound traffic near Pennask Summit following an incident Sunday afternon

Brakemen pulling out all the stops for 2018

Kettle Valley Brakemen planning some surprises

#Metoo movement causing confusion in many men, fear of missteps with women: experts

Being painted by the same sweeping brush as those alleged to have mistreated women has angered men

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the budget would include measures to boost women in the workforce

DRAWL searches for Okanagan Valley accent

UBC study wants to hear from Okanagan residents

Most Read