Valdy Goes Big Band on March 16, 2019 at the Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria, BC.

Canadian folk icon and Juno award winning performer Valdy, along with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra, will be performing a unique cross-genre show featuring Valdy’s hits from the 1970’s until the present day including such memorable pieces as Peter and Lou, Easy Money, Daddy’s OK, and Highway 63.  Valdy is a recipient of the Order of Canada and has had seven Juno award nominations. With fourteen albums to his credit and having achieved sales of nearly half a million copies (four of which are certified gold) Valdy has been awarded with Socan’s National Achievement Award in 2005 and maintains a busy touring schedule across Canada and abroad.

The Victoria Jazz Orchestra is Vancouver Island’s première big band and has been featured at the Victoria and Nanaimo International Jazz Festivals, is led by saxophonist and composer Monik Nordine and features soloists such as Rob Cheramy on guitar and Andrew Greenwood on tenor saxophone.  Monik formed the band in 2013 and many of their first performances were held at Hermann’s Jazz Club, and featured soloists, composers and conductors from BC and other parts of Canada such as Chelsea McBride, John Korsrud, Jennifer Scott, Jill Townsend and Bill Coon.  Having been featured as a performer with VEJI, The Pat Coleman Quartet and The Jon Miller Quartet, Monik has three original albums to her name – not just to but over the moon, Departure and The Old-New Town.

Valdy Goes Big Band evolved on Salt Spring Island as a collaboration between the jazz and folk communities and was first presented by the Swing Shift Community Big Band on Salt Spring Island in June of 2018 under the direction of trumpet player Derrick Milton.  Valdy has always had a deep respect for jazz and is keen to perform his music with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra.  Joining the Victoria Jazz Orchestra for the first time is Derrick Milton who currently performs with The Foothills Brass and directs the Swing Shift Community Big Band on Salt Spring Island.

The orchestrations of Valdy’s original compositions are scored by Mike Reveley, Andrew Homzy, Monik Nordine and Keith Ollerenshaw.

Tickets will be available starting in January and can be purchased at the Victoria Conservatory of Music either in person or over the phone (250) 386-5311 and can also be purchased online through Ticketfly.com. Students and seniors’ tickets are $32, general admission is $37.  The show starts at 7:30pm and the doors open at 7:00pm.

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On Sunday, October 14 from 7pm to 8pm the Monik Nordine Trio will be performing for the Jazz Vespers series at the Church of the Advent in Colwood.  Admission is by donation and the doors open at 6pm.

510 Mount View Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia


The Monik Nordine Trio features Monik Nordine on alto saxophone and vocals as well as band mates Brent Jarvis on piano and Bruce Meikle on bass for a jazz trio of exceptional artistry. The group performs standards from the Great American Songbook as well as featuring original compositions by well known Canadian composers. The trio has a new album titled “The Old-New Town” and was featured in June at the Hermann’s Jazz Festival.

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The Monik Nordine Trio with Brent Jarvis and Bruce Meikle will be performing at the Hotel Grand Pacific on September 22 and 29 from 8pm to 11pm – no cover charge!

We are pleased to be back at the lounge for 2 weeks in September to present music from our album “The Old-New Town” and new material.  You can hear the album and purchase it here:  https://moniknordine.bandcamp.com/

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The Victoria Jazz Orchestra along with Jennifer Scott will be performing at Nanaimo’s Port Theater for the closing gala of the second annual Nanaimo International Jazz Festival.

The Victoria Jazz Orchestra was formed in May, 2013 by Monik Nordine and is Victoria’s premiere big band. Comprised of the city`s most prominent and accomplished jazz artists, The Victoria Jazz Orchestra performs often at Hermann’s Jazz Club and each show features new material as well as guest conductors and guest soloists.  This September we are very pleased and excited to feature vocalist Jennifer Scott.

Jennifer Scott is a Vancouver-born vocalist and jazz pianist specializing in jazz, blues and world music. Jennifer is considered one of the most important jazz artists working in Canada and the United States today. From sold-out concerts in San Francisco to exclusive local club performances, Jennifer’s performance experiences have been varied. Jennifer has appeared at Jazz Festivals all across Canada and in several of the United States. She has also appeared with such jazz luminaries as: Tommy BanksDon ThompsonKenny WheelerSkywalk, and Hugh Fraser, to name a few.


Tickets for our September 23 show at the Port Theater in Nanaimo can be purchased online by following this link – tickets

The Monik Nordine Trio 
Hermann’s Jazz Club’s
1st Annual Jazz Fest 2018

Join The Monik Nordine Trio on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View Street in Victoria, BC) for an evening of swingin’ jazz with Monik Nordine on alto saxophone and vocals, Rob Cheramy on guitar and Bruce Meikle on bass.

Tickets are available here:

See you at Hermann’s!