Thu Mar 28
Tunes at Noon
Micki-Lee Smith violin
Jacques Forest bass
James Dekker piano
Beloved fiddle tunes including celtic, bluegrass, swing, gypsy jazz, folk, country, and more.
12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students, alumni, and more. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy.
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.
Playing some of the Nations most beloved fiddle tunes, Micki-Lee’s group takes audiences on a unique journey through the blending of multiple styles of music. Genre hopping from old-time fiddle, to Celtic, bluegrass, swing, gypsy jazz, folk, and country; these musicians ensure listeners will hear a well-rounded performance. Micki-Lee Smith (violin), from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta is passionate about sharing music with others, and has a background of classical training and fiddle performing. A former member of the band The Smith sisters, Micki-Lee has released two albums and has travelled across Canada performing for a variety of events over the past 10 years.
She is joined by James Dekker (piano) and Jacques Forest (bass), both up and coming musicians with diverse musical backgrounds and experiences, who bring unique broader influences to the group’s sound, adding deeper jazz harmonies and rhythms to Micki-Lee’s spirited fiddle playing.