Guilty Pleasures lives in the grey area between jazz and blues. Drawing from the earliest roots of jazz to jazz rock fusion, their repertoire extends from Jelly Roll Morton to Donald Fagen. The band features Don Hardy on piano, organ, trumpet and vocals; Olaf DeShield on guitar and vocals; Brian Harrison, electric bass; and Mike Ferguson, drums. Here’s a couple of interviews Don recently gave.The first video comes from a recent gig at the Central Bistro. The “Blue Side” interview features excerpts from a recent recording project and subsequent interview. “Jazz Spoken Here” is the conclusion of that interview.
Here’s what clients say about the band:
“Thanks for the music! It was instrumental in making the event a success!” Chef’s Table Society of B.C.
“Always great to have you play at Jazz Waves.” The Silk Purse
Caught live at Blue Light Studio performing Sister Sadie.
Andrew and Teresa Davies caught Guilty Pleasures at the Silk Purse in June 2017. Here’s Thelonious Monk’s Well You Needn’t and Hogtown Blues and Blues of the Prairies from Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite.
On the funkier side of the tracks, here’s a Don Hardy original “B Funkin’ ” featuring Don at the Hammond organ.
B Funkin’ with Andrew Davies (bass) Michael Aioshi (guitar) and Doug Jang (drums)