James Prescott

Guitarist James Prescott, and Pianist Timothy Hirtz are two young up-incoming musicians who have banded together and are ready to bring Jazz to the Okanagan. Based out of Kelowna BC, James and Timothy began studying Jazz in high school, which they soon developed a passion for and moved on to pursue a Jazz at a Post-Secondary level. James is a jazz guitarist who just completed his Jazz Studies Diploma from Capilano

University, and is currently entering his fourth year of his Bachelor’s in Jazz Education at Capilano. Timothy Hirtz is entering his fourth year as a Performance Major at the prestigious McGill University’s jazz program. Both musicians have a deep respect for the Standard Jazz repertoire as they offer their own unique twist to these timeless classics. Their youthful energy translates through their interplay and rhythmic creativeness and creates an open atmosphere that brings the listener on a journey through all the various jazz eras from swing to modern jazz. James and Timothy are modeling their ensemble after the great Jim Hall and Bill Evans duo recordings

Undercurrent and Intermodulation. Other influences include; Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Wynton Kelley, Ed Bickert, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Pass. Enjoy an intimate evening with James Prescott and Timothy Hirtz as they pay homage to a great music tradition.

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