Simms Concert Series - Rumble Jam Grooves & River City Sidemen on June 16

Date & Time: June 16, 2024 (7:00pm - 8:30pm)

Category: Recreation (See all events in this category)

The free Simms Park summer concert series continues with two talented youth ensembles playing jazz, funk and more on Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

The Rumblejam Grooves are a 6-piece touring jazz combo of young musicians. Led by William Ilag, they play a variety of jazz, swing, funk, and blues style tunes. The Rumblejam Grooves share a love of jazz and have become a popular group in the Vancouver Island youth music scene. The group consists of Brett Sinclair (saxophone), Vinny Pierini (trumpet/vocals), Cole Weber (trombone), Simon Craig (keys), Ronan TerMarsch (upright/electric bass) and William Ilag (drums/vocals).

The RiverCity Sidemen is an ensemble of high school students from Quadra Island, Campbell River and Courtenay. Jake Elias (saxophone and EWI), Willum Ashurst (keyboard and drums), AJ Lontayao (drums and guitar), and Athanasios Wees (upright bass and fretless bass guitar) share a love of jazz fusion and funk. They had the opportunity to play at the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival as the ‘2023 Discovery Band’.

Simms Millennium Park is located by the 5th Street Bridge and across from Lewis Park. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Visit our Simms Concert Series page for information on the 2024 concert season. Call the Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371 for questions.