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Clyde Reed’s 80th Birthday Celebration at 8EAST

November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come celebrate with us!






From Clyde:

‘On Nov. 20, 2022, I am privileged to make-music yet again with some of the brilliant musical collaborators who are part of Vancouver’s vibrant creative music scene.

When I moved to Vancouver in 1972, improvised music was an important part of my life, and I was serious about playing the bass in this context. Within a relatively short period of time I met Ken Pickering, who subsequently recommended me to Gregg Simpson for a gig with the Sunship Ensemble. This turned out to be life changing. Through Gregg, I started playing and hanging out with a number of Vancouver improvisors including Paul Plimley, Lisle Ellis, Paul Cram, and Ralph Eppel. Along with Gregg, these were the original founders of New Orchestra Workshop. My connection with NOW has remained strong through the years and improvised music remains a central part of my existence.

So many great gigs and close friendships. Feeling love and gratitude.’



3:00 Jarred Burrows, Bill Clark, Kenton Loewen, Clyde Reed
3:30 Nikita Carter, Clyde Reed
4:00 Ion Zoo – Carol Sawyer, Steve Bagnell, Lisa Cay Miller, Clyde Reed

5:00 Peggy Lee, Viviane Houle, Clyde Reed
5:30 Gregg Simpson, James Meger, Nikita Carter, Clyde Reed
6:00 Lisa Cay Miller, Jesus Caballero, Clyde Reed

7:00 Feven Kidane, Adrian Avendaño, Clyde Reed
7:30 Raymon Torchinsky, Bruce Freedman, Kenton Loewen, Clyde Reed
8:00 We Celebrate! Light refreshments and food. Cash bar.

Masks recommended. Open windows and door, HEPA air purifiers

Entry by donation. Free/$10/$20/xx

100% collected will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Clyde Reed (Double Bass) is a creative music bass pillar of the Vancouver improvised music scene. He is a founding member of the NOW Orchestra and has performed with Barry Guy, Leo Smith, George Lewis, Bobby Bradford, Rob Blakeslee, Vinny Golia, Peter Brotzmann and many leading Canadian musicians. He has performed at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Penofin Jazz Festival (California), Bumber Shoot Festival (Seattle), Earshot Jazz Festival (Seattle), Berlin Jazz Festival and the Lisbon Jazz Festival.

Clyde’s early musical training was in classical piano. In 6th grade he began a jazz drumming phase that continued through high school. During that time he performed in coffee houses in Portland, Oregon. Motivated in part by the angst of graduate school in Economics, he returned to piano in university, studying jazz piano and theory with Jerry Gray at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. His bass studies began around 1970 with classical teachers with classical teachers Ron Simon (Seattle Symphony), Milan Hurt (Vancouver Symphony) and Peter Rofe (San Diego Symphony, currently with Los Angeles Symphony). Clyde has participated in master classes with jazz greats Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Gary Peacock, and Dave Holland.

Clyde’s long-term musical collaborators include Bobby Bradford, Rob Blakeslee, Jared Burrows, Nikita Carter, Bruce Freedman, Vinny Golia, Rich Halley, Viviane Houle, Feven Kidane, Peggy Lee, Kenton Loewen, George Lewis, Lisa Cay Miller, Paul Plimley, Claude Ranger, Dylan van der Schyff, Ron Samworth, Carol Sawyer, Gregg Simpson, Stan Taylor, Marianne Trudel, Michael Vlatkovich, and poets Kate Braid and Daniella Elza.

Clyde has been a faculty member in the department of economics at Simon Fraser University from 1972 and currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Washington (1972) where he wrote his dissertation under Nobel Prize winning economist Douglass North. In 2018 Clyde was a visiting scholar in the economics department at Harvard University. In 2019 he was a visiting research fellow in the Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London. Clyde has combined his economic and musical lives in the 2016 article (co-authored with Jared Burrows) “Free improvisation as a path dependent process,” in George E. Lewis and Benjamin Piekut, eds., Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1, Oxford University Press, 396-418. Clyde’s most recent publication in economics (co-authored with Gregory Dow) is the book Economic Prehistory: six transitions that shaped the world, forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2022.



Please do not come to the live event if:

• You have experienced any signs of being unwell in the last 5 days;
• You have been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who has COVID-19 in the last 5 days.

8EAST ventilation: open windows and door, three air purifiers, updated HVAC system with UV lights. Mask wearing is recommend inside 8EAST and in the Chinese Cultural Centre washrooms. Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be available.

The 8EAST social space for new culture is a project of the NOW Society, located on the Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples, in Chinatown in Vancouver.

We recognize that access is an ongoing and evolving discussion, and acknowledge that this statement may be insufficient. Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions.

We are committed to making 8EAST a safer, welcoming and more accessible space. We present events at 8EAST with conditions to keep our communities as safe as possible. We do not tolerate discrimination based on age, gender, neuro a-typicality, disability, place of origin, cultural background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate racism. We do not tolerate sexual agression, assault, or harassment which can inlude unwanted touch or comments that objectify or sexualize.

Concerns can be addressed, discussed or expressed anonymously by emailing [email protected].

Restrooms will be available to the public. A wheel chair accessible gender neutral washroom is available. Wheelchair seating is easily accommodated. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist.

The 34 inch wide main entrance to 8EAST has a threshold of approximately 0.5 inches high. There is no door automation. There are no ramps or stairs to navigate. Internal floors are smooth concrete. Outdoor plaza events are held in a 30ft square area on concrete pavers, some are uneven. Provided seating, wooden stackable chairs without armrests, is easily movable to create equitable seating location accommodations.

8EAST has a wheelchair accessible, non-gendered toilet on site with a door width of 35 inches. Additional toilets are located in the adjacent hallway. They are not wheelchair accessible. If you are attending an event with food and have specific allergies, please contact [email protected]. Service animals are welcome.


8EAST is located within 50 meters of buses 004, 007, 019, 022, 209, and N19 on Pender Street. Stops for buses 003, 008, 014, 016, 020, N8, N20, and N35 are located within 250 metres on Hastings Street. Stadium–Chinatown SkyTrain Station is approximately 400 metres away.

General metered street parking is available on surrounding streets. A passenger drop-off zone without a curb is located within 50 metres at 531 Carrall Street. For Accessible Parking locations consult: https://vancouver.ca/streets…/accessible-parking.aspx.


There is a bike rack on the SW corner of Pender and Carrall Street across the street from 8EAST. It is possible to view the bike rack while inside 8EAST and also while on the 8EAST Plaza. Covered bike parking is available at the Main Street – Science World Skytrain Station. From the Main Street – Science World Station, one can take the #3 bus from Main Street – Science World Skytrain, then walk West down Pender to 8EAST (c. 5 mins) or one can ride one skytrain stop to Stadium – Chinatown and walk Northwest to 8EAST (c. 5 mins). Walking to 8EAST from the Science World Skytrain Station would take approximately 15 minutes (directions here).

The closest Bike Locker to 8EAST is located at VCC Clark (more information here). From the VCC Clark Station on can take trains to Stadium – Chinatown Skytrain Station and walk NorthWest to 8EAST. Learn more about the Bike Parkade program here: https://www.translink.ca/…/bike-and-ride…/bike-parking. Learn more about the Bike Parkade program and how it works: https://vancouver.ca/streets…/accessible-parking.aspx

We gratefully acknowledge that 8EAST is located on the
Traditional and unceded Indigenous lands of the the
xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh Nations.

We are grateful for support from:
Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council,
British Columbia Association for Charitable Gaming and the City of Vancouver


November 20, 2022
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm




8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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