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Bocephus King returns after Italian touring

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It has been  several years since Vancouver musician Bocephus King visited Lethbridge.

“I’ve been spending a lot of time playing in Italy,” said Jamie Perry, aka  Bocephus King, who returns to the Slice on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Bocephus King returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery
“ I’ve been touring there a lot. it’s pretty special,” he continued, noting he has been performing with orchestras under the tutelage of conductor/ trombonist/ trumpet player  Mauro Ottolini who heard him play at a festival named for popular Italian singer Luigi Tenco , who passed away 50 years ago.

“ I was listening to him (Luigi Tenco) a lot when I was driving around Italy. I was really honoured to be asked to play the festival once, and then asked back,” he said.

Ottolini invited him on the road to perform with his orchestra.
“ I’ve been touring  with the core members of his orchestra and we pick up other musicians in the cities we’re in,“ he said, noting he admires their technical virtuosity.
“ “I’ve been having to  study a lot,” he said.

He will be returning to the Slice with violinist Suzka Mares, a Vancouver based gypsy musician with who he tours a lot with.

This tour includes stops in Whistler as well as Calgary at the new Mikey’s Juke Joint.

 Tickets are $10 at the door for the Slice show, which begins at 8 p.m.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 August 2017 13:29 )  
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