AFTER DARK: TARAS LUKA TRIO with John Nicholson & Dean Thiessen

sat08jun11:00 pmAFTER DARK: TARAS LUKA TRIO with John Nicholson & Dean Thiessen11:00PM | $10.00

About the Artist(s)

Taras Luka is an Ukrainian jazz and classic accordionist, composer and arranger. He graduated from the Odesa National Music Academy (Ukraine). He received a master’s degree in music. During his musical career, he wrote a lot of original music for the accordion and more. The last of the works is a jazz album for accordion and jazz quintet called “Part of the Journey”, which was released in 2023. Also, worked as a composer, conductor and music director in the theater for several years. He created music for two musicals, one dramatic play and worked on sound design for the theater. One of his last works was “Choral of Freedom” for symphony orchestra, choir and soprano solo (dedicated to all the children who died as a result of the war in Ukraine). The world premiere of which took place in Bologna (Italy) in Teatro Comunale de Bologna. After moving to Vankouver he actively continues the musical career as an artist and composer. His piece has been selected for the “Hugh Davidson Composer Readings 2024” (Victoria Symphony Orchestra). In 2021, his works were nominated for two composer prizes of Ukraine(B. Lyatosshinsky and L. Revutsky). Over the past few years, he played many concerts in Europe in the cities of Germany, Italy, Poland, Greece, Moldova and Romania.

For this Frankie’s After Dark performance the trio features Taras Luka on accordion, Dean Thiessen on piano, and John Nicholson on saxophone.