Swingin’ In Mission On A Friday Night

Last pm I went out with some friends to Heritage Park in Mission to hear The Blue Morris 6 Swing Band. They came out from Vancouver to perform as part of the Envision Twilight Concert Series.   

It was an enjoyable hour of jazz & swing standards done in an authentic 40s small group swing style. It’s really difficult in an open air setting to play this type of music, but despite that, they did a good job working around the sound difficulties they encountered. 

Being a sax player, I am naturally a bit biased towards the horns, so for me, the star of the show was actually the bari player. Blue Morris introduced him as Tim Sars.

His name doesn’t appear anywhere on the band’s website, so I don’t know if he was a last minute replacement or what, but he was great! Tim did an amazing job playing both the melodies, and improvising in an authentic swing manner. That man can truly swing! 🙂

Towards the end of the show, we noticed an amazing sunset over the bandstand. Our camera isn’t the greatest, but it did not too bad a job capturing it.

…this is just my blog. My “real” website is www.bassic-sax.info. If you’re looking for sax info, you should check it out too.There’s lots there!

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Helen Kahlke is a professional horn player and sax teacher who lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She plays soprano, alto, C melody, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones.


  1. Thanks for stopping by Blue.

    I hadn’t heard Tim before, so it was a treat.

    I’m going to try and come and see The Pink Flamingo Burlesque band. It sounds like a good time.

    I will let you know when we’re playing in town.


  2. Hi Helen,
    Thanks for coming to the show. The Bari player is Tim Sars. He plays in a number of groups around Vancouver. It’s the first time he’s played with the Blue Morris 6, but he’s also played in The Pink Flamingo Burlesque with me in the past.

    Let me know if you’re ever performing in Vancouver.


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