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Past Shows

Sat. April 27th 2019
The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver Prince Edward Island (No Minors)
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 Elements
Sat. May 9th 2015
@  The Occidental Quesnel BC (All Ages)
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Russ Botten, Damian Graham
Fri. May 8th 2015
@  Art Space (All Ages)
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham, Russ Botten
Thu. May 7th 2015
secret venue Prince George BC (All Ages)
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham, Russ Botten
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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.

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Current Projects

Tony Foster Triobass
Mimi Snider TrioBass

Past Projects

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