The Swing of Things

Located outside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, south side of the 900 block of W. Georgia Street.

Dal Richards is the charismatic star of this tile mosaic. Artist Liz Calvin and her team feature Dal wooing the crowd, with his band's signature logo superimposed. Known as "Dr. Swing", Dal's big band music has enriched the Vancouver music scene over the past 60 years. His Orchestra performed five nights a week for 25 years at the Hotel Vancouver, with Saturday night performances broadcast live on CBC National Radio. Dal has also been awarded many accolades and honors for his community involvement. This tile is a tribute to a true Vancouver legend.