Two cultural briefs that should interest you…

The Revelstoke Jazz Club will feature the Bob Rogers Trio this Friday, January 15, in the Selkirk Room at the Regent.

The trio is a dynamic local group led by one of Canada’s finest trombonists. Bob started playing trombone at the age of ten, studied at Humber College, UBC and Northwestern University in Chicago and for several years worked in Vancouver as an in-demand session and freelance musician, performing with artists such as Natalie Cole, the O’Jays, the Temptations, and the Vancouver and Victoria Symphonies and Operas. He also recorded with the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation, the West Coast Jazz Orchestra, Aerosmith, Charlotte Diamond and the Payolas, as well as on numerous film and television soundtracks.

Hwe relocated to Revelstoke iun 1993 and has taught music for the past 12 years while remaining active as a performer. He is a regular member of the Okanagan, Kamloops and Cranbrook Symphony Orchestras, as well as the leader of the Bob Rogers Jazz Trio, which has performed to great acclaim at festivals and venues in Vernon, Kamloops, Panorama Resort and here in Revelstoke.

Doors open at 7 pm and the performance begins at 7:30, and ends at 9:30. Admission is by donation but if you’re smart you’ll get there early because seating is limited

The Revelstoke Jazz Club would like to thank its our corporate sponsors, the Regent Hotel for the wonderful venue and great service, and Your Office and Art Stationery for print work. Last, but not least, to our audience, we greatly appreciate your support. Without you there would be no jazz club.


The Local Food Initiative’s 4th Annual Incredible Edible Film Fest starts on Tuesday, January 19,with the film Fed Up at the Community Centre starting at 6:30 pm. Members pay only $5, non-members pay $10. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

A statement from the LFI described Fed Up as “a documentary that will change the way you eat forever. Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. Fed Up is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see.”

That certainly sounds intriguing.

The LFI is looking for volunteers to help with set up (from 6 until 6:30), food sales (6:15 until 9), and take down (from 9 until 9:30). If you can lend a hand please send an e-mail to Erin Wilkins at

The LFI’s next films are More Than Honey on February 16 and Open Sesame on March 16, followed by its annual Seed Swap on March 17. The LFI’s AGM is to be held on March 8.