Lester Quitzau /  Pender Island, BC Genre: Blues/Jazz/rock/roots
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Lester Quitzau

Genre: Blues/Jazz/rock/roots
Pender Island, BC

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“Lester combines a Blues base and a sense of Jazz improvisation and a spiritual quality to his music ...Holger Petersen CBC

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TRi Continental on tour — 03/27/2018

Western Canadian dates March 2018 and a new recording in the works!

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LESTER QUITZAU - Dust...

LESTER QUITZAU - Dust

Juno Award winning singer/songwriter performs a musical rendition of Dust, a poem by Cold Mountain. Filmed live on October 14th, 2017 at Northern Quarter: Vi...

Be Still...

Be Still

Lester Quitzau and Michael Treadway live at The Ironwood Lounge, Calgary Alberta Nov 2017

Home On the Range...

Home On the Range

Lester Quitzau and Michael Treadway live November 2017 at The Ironwood Lounge Calgary Alberta

Buckets of Rain...

Buckets of Rain

Lester Quitzau and Michael Treadway live at The Ironwood Lounge Calgary Alberta Nov. 2017

You Gotta Move...

You Gotta Move

Lester Quitzau and Michael Treadway ;live November 2017 at The Ironwood Lounge Calgary Alberta

with The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra | Lester Quitzau
with The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
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Calgary Blues Fest
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Yardbird Suite
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Lester Quitzau /  Pender Island, BC Genre: Blues/Jazz/rock/roots

Meet Canadian roots music artist and snowboarding pioneer Lester Quitzau, a mellow guy who throws down a heavy groove. In a field where intangibles like feel and integrity count for so much, Quitzau has forged an exemplary career. Distilling the experience of the past 25 years of writing, recording and performing his music, Lester has come up with an approach that is his own. His unique style and fluidity on slide, acoustic and electric guitars, coupled with his well crafted songs and warm vocals, are the fruits of this musical journey. Many of his followers have watched his career with love and loyalty in what began as a solid traditional folk/ blues foundation, that has branched out into myriad of influences and a sound that is his own.

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Mar 27, 2018

appearance

TRi Continental on tour

Western Canadian dates March 2018 and a new recording in the works!

Nov 23, 2003

milestone

Edmonton Symphony show

2003 Lester collaborated with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, for two performances at the prestigious Winspear Centre.

Oct 11, 2003

milestone

touring TRi Continental

Between 2002 and 2004 Tri-Continental released three more albums, and toured Europe and Canada extensively until 2006

Feb 26, 2003

award

nomination

Oh My was released in 2003, and met with success, garnering a West Coast Music Awards nomination.

Mar 01, 2001

milestone

album release

In 2001 the Very Electric Trio (Lester, Lyle Molzan and Greg Johnson) released So Here We Are. "An absolutely stellar record" - Cathy Ennis (CKUA Radio Network).

Mar 11, 2000

award

Tri Continental forms wins Juno Award

In 2000 Lester partnered with Bill Bourne and Madagascar Slim to form Tri-Continental. Their first album won a JUNO award and the band toured extensively playing most of the major festivals across Canada.

Nov 12, 1996

award

Juno Award nomination

A Big Love record release

Jul 23, 1996

milestone

European tour

in support of A Big Love

Sep 14, 1994

milestone

Album release

Keep On Walking

Mar 20, 1992

award

Juno

Lester won a JUNO Award for his contribution to Saturday Night Blues, a compilation album issued on Holger Petersen's Stony Plain Records label.

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Ted Crouch

booking agent for Tri Continental

Lester Quitzau

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Date Title Location Type Info
Feb 03, 2018 Lester Quitzau Trio Mayne Island, BC Performance  
Mar 02, 2018 Tri Continental Calgary, AB Performance  
Mar 03, 2018 Tri Continental REd Deer, AB Performance  
Mar 04, 2018 Tri Continental Lethbridge, AB Performance  
Mar 07, 2018 Tri Continental Grande Prairie, AB Performance  
Mar 09, 2018 Tri Continental Jasper, AB Performance  
Mar 10, 2018 Tri Continental Sherwood Park, AB Performance