My Favourite Thing is a video feature where the Georgia Straight gets interesting folks from around town to list off, among other things, their favourite performers, rituals, live gigs, and singers. And, of course, their favourite thing.
Jazz musician extraordinaire John Korsrud caught up with the Straight earlier this week to tell us about some of his favourite things. Korsrud is the leader and composer of the Hard Rubber Orchestra, a 17-piece jazz ensemble which was recently awarded the Alcan Arts Award, one of the country's largest arts prizes. Korsrud himself was also the recipient of the Mayor's Arts Award for Music in 2012. He's worked alongside big-name groups like the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Radio Orchestra, and has been awarded for his contributions to countless movie scores over the years.
You can catch Korsrud and the Hard Rubber Orchestra live this Saturday (May 9) at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street). Find out more here.