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Sat. April 27th 2019
Motown Meltdown Dee Daniels, Warren Dean Flandez, Krystle Dos Santos, Roy Forbes, karen Lee Batten, Linda Kidder, Candus Churchill, Rebecca Shoichet, Jane Mortifee, Dawn Pemberton, Leora Cashe Trio, Will Sanders, Don Stewart, David Wills & The Dynamics, Garfield Wilson, Kendra Sprinkling, Tom Pickett, Oliver & The ElementsThe Commodore Ballroom Vancouver Prince Edward Island (No Minors)
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Sat. May 9th 2015
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Russ Botten, Damian Graham @  The Occidental Quesnel BC (All Ages)
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Fri. May 8th 2015
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham, Russ Botten @  Art Space (All Ages)
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Thu. May 7th 2015
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham, Russ Bottensecret venue Prince George BC (All Ages)
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Russ Botten

A Victoria BC native, played sax, guitar and keyboard in many different musical settings before settling exclusively with the bass. In 1983 he attended The Banff School of Fine Arts to study with Dave Holland and Don Thompson. He also studied in the US with Ray Brown, Gary Peacock and John Clayton.

Since his move to Vancouver in 1990, he toured in Japan and the US with jazz vocalist Ernestine Anderson, did club dates, concerts, and CBC broadcasts with Renee Rosnes, Diana Krall, Herb Ellis, Bud Shank, Red Holloway, Jeff Hamilton, Larry Fuller, Clark Terry, Dee Daniels, Frank Wess, and David “Fathead” Newman. He also recorded two CD’s with Seattle’s Jay Thomas, was on a music TV series for 5 years with pianist Louise Rose, and most recently did a concert with Diana Krall for Bill Clinton and his foundation.

Current Groups

Tony Foster Triobass
Mimi Snider TrioBass

Past Groups

Electric Circus - VictoriaSax60s
One TonSax60s-70s
Brothers ForbesSax1968-1983
Leora Cashe Triobass


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