Vancouver Stickist Jim Meyer is a regular performer around Vancouver, including over 1000 performances on Granville Island. This is the 17th Stick event organized by Jim – a mixture of Vancouver-based seminars, and immersive Stick Retreats on the nearby Gulf Islands similar to Stick Camp Canada. He has been teaching Stick privately and at seminars since 2006.
Jim’s solo Chapman Stick CD, Watercolour, is a collection of originals plus a few covers of Stick tunes. His first disc, Arbutus and Jade, is a duet format with Vancouver drummer/percussionist Mike Michalkow.
“Jim is clearly influenced by other contemporary composers (Pat Metheny and Tom Griesgraber come to mind), but his voice is definitely his own: energetic, emphatic and lyrical.” – Greg Howard, stick.com