Vancouver's Newest Event Space Welcomes Jazz Trio

June, 28 2022

Chris Shuttleworth

Friends and Artists,

The Southwest Washington Center for the Arts is happy to once more bring live music to the residents of Vancouver for the Vancouver's Downtown Association's First Friday Art Walk.

This month, local low-brass master Chris Shuttleworth brings this tuba-led jazz trio to the recently-opened Valiant Ballroom and Common Place. After an extended stay in Chicago, former Eugene local Chris Shuttleworth returns to the northwest with a new ensemble featuring collaborators Mary-Sue Tobin (reeds) and Matt Mayhall (drums).

The trio's sound stems from a tremendous shared respect for the jazz tradition and in the same spirit looks unabashedly toward the future, performing both original compositions as well as selected works from jazz greats.

The trio will perform from 6 - 8 PM at Vancouver's newest event location, The Valiant Ballroom and Common Space. The intimate ballroom once housed the Fred Astaire Ballroom during the mid twentieth-century, but most recently functioned as a recording studio and music rehearsal space. Owner Alisa Tetreault officially opened the space on May 20th, which hosts weekly swing dances every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 PM. The C.S. Lewis inspired event space is an extension of Tetreault's downtown destination period-accessory shop, Most Everything Vintage, and guests can access the ballroom by passing through a large wardrobe at the rear of her store.

Vancouver residents are no stranger to Tetreault's whimsy and artistic eye. Most Everything Vintage has been delighting downtown residents and visitors since opening in November of 2010, and her delightful window displays often reflect the season or upcoming holidays. Tetreault is also co-founder of Vancouver's fashion show, Couver Couture, which has been showcasing local textile artisans since 2012.

The Valiant Ballroom and Common Space is quickly establishing itself as part of Vancouver's Artistic District and will showcase the works of local artists during the August First Friday Art Walk. Tours and bookings of the space may be made by visiting the venue's website, here.

If you go:

Chris Shuttleworth Tuba Trio at The Valiant Ballroom and Common Place

Friday, July 1st, 2022

6 - 8 PM

111 W 9th St

Vancouver, WA 98660


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