Featuring five of Vancouver’s finest young improvisers, Otra’s thoughtful sound moves effortlessly from intricate chamber jazz compositions to free improv. Otra is inspired by the highly gestural, abstract improvisational paintings of the mid 20th century known as Art Autre, or art of another kind. The band features Natasha D’Agostino (voice) Thad Bailey-Mai (trumpet) Miles Wong (drums) Stephen Edwards (bass) and Parker Woods (guitar and compositions)

Gesture 4: Crash Into Me


Gesture 1: Self-Portraits of Then and Now


Opening – Kenny Wheeler (arr. Parker Woods)


Gesture 5: Reprise of a Dancer in Moonlight, on Water




Recordings can be purchased and/or downloaded here.

Upcoming Performances:

Negative Press Project with guests Otra, and Kevin Romain Trio | The China Cloud – September 8th, 9:30pm


Past Performances:

Jazz at the Presentation House (Live Recording) – January 24th, 2018, 8:00pm

Tangent Cafe – January 28th, 2018, 6:00pm

Self Help presents: Otra | Alex and Andrew | Shapes – The Gold Saucer Studio – January 31st, 2018. 8:00pm

Otra live at Cafe Deux Soleil – March 14th, 2018, 8:00pm

Otra at 311 – April 14th, 2018, 8:00pm

Self Help presents: Otra | ElkHorn – The Gold Saucer Studios – April 18th, 2018 8:30pm

Otra live at Toast Collective + Fake Cascade – April 27th, 2018, 8:00pm

Jazz Vespers at St. Andrews Wesley – May 6th, 2018, 4:00pm

Otra live at Vancouver Int’l Jazz Festival – June 25th


Otra is Natasha D’Agostino on voice, Thad Bailey-Mai on trumpet, Stephen Edwards on bass, Miles Wong on drums, and Parker Woods on guitar.