The Jason Stillman Quartet

Jason Stillman Quartet will hit the stage

Missionite brings his group to town for a CD release party.

Mission’s Jason Stillman and his group, the Jason Stillman Quartet, will be holding a CD release party at The Stage on June 19.

The quartet is a Montreal-based ensemble featuring Stillman, alto sax; Josh Rager, piano; Fraser Hollins, bass; and Dave Laing, drums. The group’s repertoire consists primarily of Stillman’s original compositions with some jazz standards. Stillman’s rich, expressive tone and his creative invention combined with plenty of solid group interaction make for an exciting listening experience.

Stillman began playing saxophone at the age of 12 at Mission’s Dewdney Elementary School. He was primarily self-taught until post-secondary studies where he received formal training from some of the country’s most esteemed saxophonists including Remi Bolduc, John Johnson and Kelly Jefferson.

The quartet has recently recorded their debut CD entitled Prelude, which was released through Multiple Chord Music (MCM) on March 20, 2015 in Montreal. Although this is their first studio recording they have been playing together as a unit for over five years.

“The cohesion and interaction within the band, as well as the overall positive vibe, reflects the sense of camaraderie we have developed on and off of the bandstand,” said Stillman.

The quartet has performed several times in Montreal, including an appearance in 2009 at the l’Off Jazz Festival. They toured Central Canada in 2011 and, in 2013, performed a special concert in Montreal featuring tenor saxophonist extraordinaire, Kelly Jefferson.

For this special, one night performance in Mission, Stillman will be joined by fellow Missionite Joe Poole, Paul Rushka, and Tony Foster.


The show takes place Friday, June 19 and doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available in advance or at the door. Visit for more information.



Just Posted

City wants to know about danger quakes pose to Abbotsford’s dike system

City commissioning report to examine seismically unstable flood protections

Woman charged in Abbotsford mall stabbing served time for 2001 killing

Victim in Edmonton killing was stabbed eight times with kitchen knife

Trial date scheduled for man charged with killing Abbotsford officer

Oscar Arfmann slated to go to trial in New Westminster in January 2019

Mission to host We’re Your Neighbours immigration forum

Baltej Dhillon will be the guest speaker at the event set for March 17

Victoria-bound passengers left at Abbotsford airport

YXX staffers receive praise for help to passengers; airline criticized

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by Canadian immigrant

“This is a good example, I think, that will be helpful to change views about immigration. And maybe for Mr. Trump himself to consider immigrants as contributors to advancing science, advancing our societies.”

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas took major steps toward reducing their bitter animosity

Canada, U.S. lead call for sanctions against North Korea

Foreign ministers from 20 countries are meeting in Vancouver to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announces engagement

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur

Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight

A Toronto police investigation has concluded a girl’s hijab was not cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school

Change in politics, society on sexual misconduct ‘not fast enough,’ says Trudeau

Trudeau says society still lagging behind the systemic changes he is trying to make when it comes to preventing and responding to sexual harassment

Bank of Canada to make interest rate decision today

Economists widely believe that based on the economic environment, it’s likely interest rates will rise today

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

Most Read