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Hard Rubber

“The Godzilla of the Vancouver jazz scene, a big, goofy monster that stomps through complex charts with the swagger of a big swing band and the head of a thermonuclear explosion.” – Alex Varty

2023 Juno Nominated
Best Instrumental Album!

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Hard Rubber Orchestra at 32!

John Korsrud's Hard Rubber Orchestra celebrates 30 years as Vancouver’s “Godzilla” of jazz!

Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:30 PM

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street

Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

Tickets: $15-$35


The 18-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra will unmask its greatest hits from three decades of music plus brand new work in a concert at SFU Woodward’s Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

The concert will feature the premiere of new commissioned work by legendary Vancouver cellist and composer Peggy Lee (with visuals by Melissa Hubert) and by rising star Vancouver composer Gabriella Yorke as well as hits from the past 32 years; selections from Kenny Wheeler’s Suite for Hard Rubber Orchestra commissioned in 2013 and its iconic Tribute to King Crimson.

Recent new works. . . 




Release of recording of Source Code by Montréal/ New York Composer Harry Stafylakis, with video editing by Eliot Doyle.

Source Code Video below:

Release of recording of Dissolver by Vancouver composer/ cellist Peggy Lee with animation by Melissa Hubert 

Dissolver Video below:



Release of recording of A bilateral, a symmetry by Montreal composer James O’Callaghan with visuals by James O’Callaghan 

A bilateral, a symmetry Video below:

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