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, May 20, 2014

DRIVE: A Tribute to The Cars & 80's New Wave-Friday May 23

This Friday May 23rd, my group DRIVE: A Tribute to The Cars and 80's New Wave is playing at the Haney Public House. 22222 Lougheed Highway Maple Ridge. 9pm tickets $10 Get your skinny leather ties out of the closet and come see us!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

World Drumming

World Drumming
Ages 16 and older
Sunday 2-4 pm
$53.20 for 4 sessions
Apr 6- May ~ Barcode: 323335

Edmonds Community Centre
7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, B.C.

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Performing Arts @ Edmonds

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

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.