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 Banks, Don Thompson, Kenny Wheeler, Skywalk, 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
Victoria Jazz Orchestra
Tribute to Ross Taggart
with guest conductor Jill Townsend
and guitarist Bill Coon
Saturday, April 14, 2018
8pm to 11pm, doors open for dinner at 6pm
at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View Street, Victoria, BC)
Tickets $30 and $40 available at the door and through Eventbrite tickets
Reservations for seating by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in Victoria on the weekend of March 30 – March 31 you might want to visit the Vista 18 Grill and Wine Bar. Monik will be performing with Brent Jarvis from 8pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday night.
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I will be performing with two wonderful groups in the Victoria International Jazz Festival this June so come down to Centennial Square and join the fun! These shows are free of charge and open to …
I will be performing with two wonderful groups in the Victoria International Jazz Festival this June so come down to Centennial Square and join the fun! These shows are free of charge and open to the public.
The West Coast Latin Orchestra is performing on June 25 at 3:45pm
Monik and Departure in Calgary, 2012 (photo by Bart Habermiller)
Join Monik with Brent Jarvis on piano and Bruce Meikle on bass on Tuesday, May 3 from 7:30 to 10:30pm for an evening of lyricism and song. Tickets are $12 and $8 and will be available at the door on the evening of the show.
The Jon Miller Quartet will be performing a free concert at the Beacon Hill Bandshell on Monday, September 7 from 1:30 to 3:30.
On September 29 the Victoria Jazz Orchestra is back at Hermann’s Jazz Club (http://www.hermannsjazz.com/) for their third season and will be featuring the music of Victoria’s very own Ian MacDougall. Also on the program are two new compositions by student composers Leif Bradshaw and Jacob Moreau
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I will be back on Salt Spring Island to celebrate the garlic of the season with Planet Music, a great original funk band. http://saltspringgarlicfestival.com/
On Tuesday, April 28 The Victoria Jazz Orchestra will be joined by composer, arranger, trumpetist and pianist Alan Matheson to present an evening of music honouring Benny Carter, Billy Strayhorn and Clark Terry.
Alan Matheson is a Canadian trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger. He studied with Vincent Cichowicz at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and graduated with a degree in performance. Alan currently teaches trumpet and jazz piano at the University of British Columbia and teaches in the jazz studies programs at Vancouver Community College and Capilano College in North Vancouver. He is the leader of his own big band, nonet and septet and has played with a wide variety of local groups including the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra.
Alan has also directed the CBC Jazz Orchestra in broadcast tributes to Duke Ellington and Paul Whiteman. As musical director of the Festival Vancouver Big Band, Alan has conducted for Clark Terry, Phil Woods and Bud Shank. He has also performed with Mel Torme, Cleo Laine, Louis Bellson and Doc Cheatham. Alan has played at the Vancouver, Montreal and Paris jazz festivals and toured Sweden and Finland with Goran Larsen’s “Helsinki City Jazz Orchestra”. His compositions and arrangements have been played by Bud Shank, Clark Terry, percussionist Salvador Ferreras and french-hornist Martin Hackleman and, most recently, by the Houston Brass Sextet. Alan’s main musical influences are Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Bix Beiderbecke, Clark Terry and Woody Shaw.
Tickets are available at the door and are by donation. For more information visit http://www.hermannsjazz.com/. For reservations email: email@example.com