March 16 7:30 to 9:30 pm

The Jazz at the Griff series, presented by Trail & District Arts Council, brings you MELODY DIACHUN QUARTET. Enjoy the jazz club vibe as you savour a glass of wine in a setting that is up close and personal with the band.

Melody Diachun is a JUNO and National Jazz Award nominated vocalist and songwriter with her own sound, style, and approach to creating new music. Joining her in The Melody Diachun Quartet are award-winning pianist and composer David Restivo, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer Doug Stephenson, and celebrated drummer Tony Ferraro.

Born in Montreal and raised in Nova Scotia, Melody was the first vocalist admitted to McGill University’s Jazz Performance program and after graduating she studied with the great Sheila Jordan in New York City. Melody is known for her “soulful confidence, exquisite intonation, phrasing, and sense of time.” - All About Jazz, and was nominated ‘Female Vocalist of the Year' at the 2009 Canadian National Jazz Awards and 'Artist of the Year' at the Kootenay Music Awards in 2018 and 2019.

David Restivo is an award-winning pianist and composer. Born in Lansing, Michigan, and based primarily in Toronto, Canada since 1982, Restivo he is one of Canada's most respected and influential jazz artists.

A 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards' Pianist of the Year Award, and JUNO Award winner he is well known for his work with Rob McConnell's Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan. He has also performed and recorded with Dave Holland, Jon Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Mel Tormé, John Pizarelli, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Pat LaBarbera, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, George Garzone, Howard Johnson, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Kevin Mahogany, Randy Bachman (BTO/Guess Who), David Clayton Thomas, Molly Johnson, and many other outstanding artists.

Doug Stephenson has been an integral member of Western Canada's music community for over thirty years. The Calgary native is a guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer. He has performed with a wide range of artists including Melody Diachun, Charlie Rouse, Bob Murphy, Les McCann, Jay Thomas, John Stowell, Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry, Altered Laws, Barry Romberg, Bob Brough, Campbell Ryga, and Blues legend Big Miller.

Tony Ferraro is a diverse, musical drummer that is at home with all styles of music. Whether playing rock with Juno Award winning Idle Eyes, Classic Canadian rockers Trooper, and The Spoons, or laying down the cultural grooves of Alpha Ya Ya Diallo, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Melody Diachun, or Argentinian pianist Gabriel Palatchi, Tony is an exciting player to hear and to watch, always bringing his passion and intensity to the music he is performing.

Single tickets are $22.

Or buy a 6-show series pass for Jazz at the Griff is only $107. Limited availability. Get your pass now! Available only by calling or visiting the Box Office.

All shows general admission. Groups of 4 can reserve a table through the Box Office. Licensed event.

All single show tickets available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

Upcoming shows in the Jazz at The Griff series include:

ANDREA SUPERSTEIN: OH MOTHER - Thursday, May 18, 7:30 pm, Bailey Theatre: Andrea Superstein’s new show, OH MOTHER, is a multimedia tour de force inspired by real life stories of motherhood. Andrea’s powerful vocals are accompanied by breathtaking videos with heartfelt imagery.

The Jazz at the Griff series is made possible thanks to funding from McEwan Law, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey Theatre
Address: 1501 Cedar Avenue, Trail