My Favourite Thing: John Korsrud (video)

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      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



      former neighbour - aka f.i.r.e.

      May 8, 2015 at 11:02pm

      Hey great to see an article about John! Used to live in the flat above his place for a short while when I lived in Vancouver. Great neighbour by the way! We also have a close mutual friend. John is prolly one of the funniest people I know. I am one of the fortunate ones to be in is FB circle, so enjoy his witty and humorous posts often! Nice video! All the best John!

      Hard Rubber - Rub Harder

      May 9, 2015 at 3:07am

      John Korsrud is probably one of the second-funniest people I know, and a phenomenal composer and performer.