OTRA

Otra is made up of five of Vancouver’s finest young improvisers. Drawing from a wide variety of influences, their sound is a blend of jazz and chamber music. Otra blurs the lines between music written and music improvised by the group, creating washes of colour and sound that stir together to create deeply thoughtful and compelling listening experiences. Otra is inspired by the highly gestural, abstract improvisational paintings of the mid 20th century known as Art Autre, or art of another kind.


Crash Into Me

 

Self-Portraits of Then and Now

 

Opening – Kenny Wheeler (arr. Parker Woods)

 

Reprise of a Dancer in Moonlight, on Water

 

Olive

 

Recordings can be purchased and/or downloaded here.


Upcoming Performances:

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

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

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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.