Genes & Jazz: Dr. Harold Varmus and Jacob Varmus Quintet

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600 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC

“This rare disciplinary cross-pollination performance art pairs a Nobel laureate’s considerable medical expertise with his son’s original jazz pieces.” – PBSWhat happens when you cross a Nobel prize-winning geneticist with one of New York’s most sought after jazz quintets? Genes & Jazz. Part jazz concert, part scientific talk by one of the world’s finest scientific minds, Genes & Jazz is where the worlds of science and the arts meet.

Dr. Harold Varmus won the Nobel Prize in 1989 for his work on the proto-oncogene, which enhanced our understanding of cancer. His son, jazz trumpeter Jacob leads the Jacob Varmus Quintet. Together they explore the ways that genes and notes affect complex organisms and compelling music.

“Mutation is essential to species diversity just as stylistic variation is essential to the arts,” says Dr. Varmus. “Without genetic error, there would be no evolution. Without variety, there would be no development in art, literature or music. Variety is essential to progress.”

Tickets available at Tickets Tonight & Banyen Books.

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