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
Nickapivor @ 604-689-8435-Home 778-838-8423-Cell

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer 2013 Itinerary

Sat June 29. Drum Syndicate. Thunderbird Community Centre, Vancouver 2 pm-2:30.

Mon July 1. Drum Syndicate.  Victoria Park, Vancouver. 1:30 pm- 2:30.

Fri July 5. Deborah Ledon Group.  Queen Elizabeth Park, 8 pm. (Private Event)

Sat July 6.  Rumba Calzada. Carnival del Sol.   Granville St, downtown Vancouver.

Sun July 7.  Rumba Calzada. Harrison Festival Of The Arts.   Harrison  Hot Springs, B.C.  5 pm.

July 9- 29 Out of Town

Fri August 2.  Rumba Calzada.  Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Chinese Gardens Enchanted Evenings, 578 Carrall St, Vancouver. 7:30 pm.

Sat Aug 10. Drum Syndicate. 70th and Hudson, Vancouver. Street Fair. 11 am.

Sat Aug 10  Drum Syndicate. Kensington Park, Vancouver. 1:30 pm

Sat August 10.  Rumba Calzada.  Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver. 7:30 pm

Sun Aug 11.  Rumba Calzada. Ladner Village Market, Elliot St. Ladner.  1 pm – 4 pm.

Sun Aug 11.  Flora Scott Trio. Central Bistro, 1072 Denman St, Vancouver. 8 pm- 11:30 pm

Wed Aug 14.  Caliente: A Tribute to Cal Tjader.  Cory Weeds Jazz Cellar, 3611 West Broadway, Vancouver.  8 pm and 9:30  $10 plus $10 food minimum

Sat Aug 17/18 Shades of Shearing.  Beacon Hill Park Victoria/ Hermann’s Jazz Club Victoria.

Fri Aug 30   -
Babe Gurr.   4 piece band
Butchart Gardens, Buchart's Summer Festival, Victoria, BC  7:30 - 9:00pm

 Free with admission to the Gardens:


Monday, June 24, 2013

World Drumming Class-Douglas College Community Music School

I'm teaching a World Drumming Class for 2 separate weeks this summer through the Douglas College Community Music School. Info below. 

Pass on the word! 

A fun, high-energy week of drumming! Learn to
play rhythms from around the world. No experience
necessary, all instruments provided. Just bring your
energy and enthusiasm!
Instructor: Nick Apivor
Week 1: July 2-5: PM CRN: 21452
Fee: $100 (4 days: T-F)
Week 2: Aug 12-16: PM CRN: 21560
Fee: $125 (5 days: M-F)
• in person at a Douglas College Registrar’s office
• by calling 604-527-5472