Nick Apivor

Nick received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria in 1986, studying with Sal Ferreras. In the Classical/New Music World he has played with the Victoria Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony, The Drosera Ensemble, and recorded with Grammy nominated composer, Paul Dolden. As a Jazz Vibraphonist, he has performed with the N.O.W. Orchestra, Out of the Woods, Mimosa and many other groups. Nick has played in over 35 music Theatre Productions, including The Vancouver Playhouse’s 2008 production of The Drowsy Chaperone and their successful 2009 Canadian Tour of this show which ran at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. For the past 15 years, Nick has immersed himself in a variety of Latin Musical Styles, performing and recording with Juno-Nominated Rumba Calzada, Ache Brazil, The World Jive Big Band, John Gilliat Group, and many others. He has also performed with the Canadian Tenors, Saxophonist Kenny G., Legendary Singer Petula Clark, Comedian Don Rickles and the Great Persian Vocalist, Dariush.


Nick Apivor
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

September Itinerary

Friday Sept 7. Rumba Calzada. Laurier Elementary School.

Sunday Sept 9. Artie Devlin Trio. Central Bistro, 1072 Denman St. Vancouver. 8pm-11:30 No cover.

Sunday Sept 16. Riley Inge Group. Central Bistro, 1072 Denman St. Vancouver. 8pm-11:30 No cover (Reservations recommended)

Monday Sept 24-Thursday Sept 27. Digital Guise. B.C. School show tour.

August Itinerary

Friday August 24.  Babe Gurr. Envision Twilight Concert Series.  Mission B.C.  Fraser River Heritage Park. 7pm

Saturday August 25.  Babe Gurr. Concerts in The Square Series, North Vancouver, Shipbuilder’s Square.6pm

Tuesday August 28.  Drum Syndicate.  PNE-World on the Water Concerts.1pm-3:3

Saturday, June 30, 2012

July Itinerary

Sunday July 1. Drum Syndicate. Ron McLean Park, Burnaby.  11:30-noon

Sunday July 1. Drum Syndicate. Victoria Park, Vancouver.  1:30pm –2 pm.

Friday July 6.   Rumba Calzada.  Vancouver Chinese Gardens, 578 Carrall St. 7:30-9pm

Friday July 6.  Deborah Ledon Group.  CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton St.  10:30pm to midnight.

Sunday July 8.  Artie Devlin Trio.  Central Bistro, 1072 Denman St. Vancouver.   8pm to 11:30. 
No cover.

Wed/Thurs July 11,12.  Deborah Ledon Group.  Lulu’s Lounge, River Rock Casino, Richmond.
8:30pm-12:30  No cover.

Thursday July 12.  Drum Syndicate. Douglas Community Centre, 801 W. 22nd, Vancouver.

Friday July 13.  Artie Devlin Group. Rocky’s CafĂ©. 7120 Marine Drive, West Vancouver (Whytecliff Park).  6pm-8pm.  No cover.

Saturday July 14.  Rumba Calzada. Caribbean Fest, Maple Ridge.  5pm-6pm

Saturday July 14.  Yuji Brazilian Trio.  Boteca Restaurant, 2545 Nanaimo St. 7pm-10pm.

Sunday July 15.  Shades of Shearing.  Beacon Hill Park, Victoria. 

Sunday July 22.  Babe Gurr.  Music in the Park Series, Lions Park, Port Coquitlam. 2-4pm.

Sunday July 22.  Drum Syndicate. Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. 8-9pm.

Friday July 27.  Rumba Calzada. Deep Cove- North Vancouver Concert Series. 7-9pm.

Friday, April 6, 2012

April Itinerary

Sunday April 8.  Artie Devlin Trio.  Central Bistro, 1072 Denman Vancouver.  8pm to 11:30  No cover.

Friday April 13.  Luscious Moov:Nu Jazz Soul Session.  Falconetti’s Restaurant,1812 Commercial Drive.  9pm   No cover.

Sunday April 15.  Cathy Barrington Jazz Quartet.  Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia, New Westminster.  Noon to 3pm.  No cover.

Saturday April 21.  Rumba Calzada.  Patricia Hotel-Jazz at The Pat. 403 East Hastings.  3pm to 7pm.  No cover.

Saturday April 21.  DJ Marc Fournier with Nick Apivor-percussion. Electropical Nights.  The Backstage Lounge,Granville Island.  10pm.  Cover $12

Monday April 23.  Digital Guise.  School shows.

Thurs/Fri April 26/27.  Rumba Calzada. B.C. School show tour.

Sunday April 29.  Artie Devlin Trio.  Central Bistro, 1072 Denman Vancouver.  8pm to 11:30  No cover.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Itinerary

Mar 7 and 8.  Deborah Ledon Group.  Lulu’s Lounge, River Rock Casino, Richmond.   9pm.

Mar 8.  Rumba Calzada.   School show, Vancouver.

Mar 9.  Patricia Raye’s NuJazz Soul Session.  Falconetti’s Restaurant, 1812 Commercial Drive. 
9 pm.

Mar 15.  Rumba Calzada.  Whistler, B.C. 
(Private event)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Itinerary

Feb 4.  Patricia Raye’s Nu Jazz Soul Session
Falconetti’s Restaurant 1812 Commercial Drive
9pm. No cover.

Feb 11. Babe Gurr (co-bill with Locarno)
Harrison Hall, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.

Feb 18. Flora Scott and Don Stewart
Hermann’s Jazz Club. Victoria, B.C.

Feb 19. Tom Vickery presents a Tribute to George Shearing
  Hermann’s Jazz Club

Feb 23-28 School shows: Digital Guise and Rumba Calzada

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Brazilian Samba Drum Course @ The Shadbolt

Brazilian Samba Drumming
Instructor Nick Apivor

January 25- February 29 
$108.99, 6 sessions 
16 years + 
8:00- 9:30 pm 
Barcode 261198

You don't need to be a drummer or even play an instrument to take part in this fun high energy class. Play various instruments and learn basic arrangements and simple movements used at the Carnaval in Rio. Instruments provided in class time.

Brazilian Samba Lessons with Nick Apivor

 Discover us at:
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, BC  V5G 2J3