Local Trio Jazzes Up the KFF Opening Reception


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Last night the Kamloops Film Festival (KFF) opened with it’s VIP Reception at Match Eatery & Public House in the Cascades Casino. KFF members, donors and sponsors of the festival, along with local politicians chatted about film, Kamloops and other topics. The music for the event was provided by Kristopher Ruston on guitar, Alexander Ward on double bass and Jared Wilman on drums.  20200304_182801

They provided a nice jazzy selection, of what was essentially background music for the attendees, who were buzzing with excitement over the upcoming film festival. The band played many recognizable classics that fit the mood of the room. Some of the songs played were Ellington’s Satan Doll, a number of Miles Davis tunes, including Some Day My Prince Will Come, All Blues and Four,  St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins, and much more.

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It’s really nice to see our very, talented, local jazz musicians get to perform this genre at a high profile event.


The Kamloops Film Festival takes place at the Paramount Theatre on Victoria Street downtown and runs until March 14th. For more info check out https://www.kamloopsfilmfest.ca/.