The Monik Nordine Trio at the Vancouver Island Convention Center

On March 23, 2018 at 7:30pm The Monik Nordine Trio will be performing for the Nanaimo Jazz Society’s “Women In Charge of Jazz” presentation.Tickets and information are available here:

The program will include The Ashley Wey Trio, and all compositions will be written by women. The Monik Nordine Trio has recently released a CD entitledThe Old-New Town. The album features Monik Nordine on alto saxophone and vocals as well as band mates Brent Jarvis and Bruce Meikle for a jazz trio of exceptional artistry. The album is dedicated to the memory of Canadian composer and pianist Jan Jarczyk who’s composition The Old-New Town is the title track, as well as featuring new compositions by Nordine.

Nordine’s compositions on The Old-New Town highlight a writing approach that is thoughtful and lyrical. There is a nod to the American Songbook with songs based on standards such as “All the Things You Are” by Jerome Kern and “I Fall In Love Too Easily” by Jule Styne. The track “Yin and Yang”, is a suite in the style of John Coltrane based simultaneously on a Hindu hymn and the Gil Evans composition “La Nevada”. As one of BC’s top soprano and alto jazz saxophonists, Nordine has a powerful, lyrical, and impressive command of the saxophone. She has received several prestigious arts awards and she performed on the JUNO-nominated album “Cruel Yet Fair” with the Hard Rubber Orchestra.

” …solid performance and writing chops.” — DownBeat

“…facile in her execution and fluid in the spinning out of her melodic ideas.” — Rick Helzer, Jazz Improv Magazine

“…soaring, dynamic solos…” — PBQ News

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 …

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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 the public.

The West Coast Latin Orchestra is performing on June 25 at 3:45pm…/…/west-coast-latin-orchestra



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Monik and Departure in Calgary, 2012 (photo by Bart Habermiller)

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  For reservations email: