Hard Rubber Orchestra - Sunday Service

HRO – Sunday Service, Jazz @ The Pat, May 31

Hard Rubber New Music and Jazz @ The Pat present



Celebrating its NEW CD, Crush!!

With music by John Korsrud 

plus Kenny Wheeler, Peggy Lee & Eric Wettstein

performed by the 18-piece jazz powerhouse featuring 

Bill Runge, Chad Makela, Eli Bennett & Dave Branter, saxes; Derry Byrne, Kent Wallace & Geeta Das, trumpets; Rod Murray, Ellen Marple, Luis Melgar & Andrew Broughton, trombones; Cameron Wilson, violin; Ron Samworth & Daryl Jahnke, guitars; André Lachance, bass; Dave Robbins, drums; Jack Duncan, percussion; Brad Turner, piano

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Pat’s Pub

403 East Hastings Street at Dunlevy

Tickets at the Door: $10 Entry / $15 Entry includes the Crush CD

More info: hardrubber.com  or  604.683.8240


A rare performance by Vancouver’s famed Hard Rubber Orchestra, and a rarer performance in a pub setting!! In the fantastic surroundings of Pat’s Pub in the historic Patricia Hotel.

Featured will be music by John Korsrud from the Orchestra’s new CD, Crush, which is garnering praise from around the globe:

Their blend of serious music and hot grooves makes them a powerhouse of intelligent entertainment

AllMusic Guide

There’s more stuff crammed into its 10 minutes than most bands fit onto an entire CD, and it’s good stuff. In a word, it’s awesome—and I’m trained not to use that word lightly. – Alex Varty, Georgia Straight

On Crush, John Korsrud and his Hard Rubber Orchestra have created a powerful and tempestuous piece of work that stimulates both the brain and the booty while always sounding fresh, exciting and somewhat dangerous. – BC Musician Magazine

With very few modern artists writing music for large groups, the Hard Rubber Orchestra stands out. But it also separates itself from the mundane by providing music of a high quality – intelligent compositions, tight playing, and a sense of fun to accompany more than a little noir. The intricacies of the instrumental layering will keep your head spinning through multiple listens. Highly recommended. – Avant  Music News