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