This November 12, 13, and 14, don’t miss TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: The Fall Sessions, including three evenings of live music performances and one free-to-attend morning workshop by critically-acclaimed jazz artists.
Friday, November 12
TWIN BILL: Marc Atkinson Trio & Michael Kaeshammer Band | 7:30pm – McPherson Playhouse
Tickets: $57.00/$47.50 (tax and service charges incl.) | Available Online: Royal & McPherson Box Offices (www.rmts.bc.ca)
Witness a stunning twin bill featuring both the Marc Atkinson Trio, led by one of Canada’s finest JUNO-nominated and Western Canadian award-winning guitarists, Marc Atkinson, and JUNO-winning pianist and vocalist Michael Kaeshammer and his band, who have developed a style that weaves threads of classical, jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, and pop into a sought-after sonic tapestry.
Marc Atkinson will also host a free-to-attend workshop the following morning, Saturday, November 13 at 11:00am at Tom Lee Music, located at 2401D Millstream Rd #105 in Langford.
Saturday, November 13
Alex Cuba Band plus Miguelito Valdes | 7:30pm – McPherson Playhouse | Tickets: $57.00/$47.50 (tax and service charges incl.) | Available Online: Royal & McPherson Box Offices (www.rmts.bc.ca)
Diamond Café | 9:30pm at Victoria Event Centre | Tickets: $25 (tax and service charges incl.)
Available Online: www.victoriaeventcentre.ca
Experience some of the most eclectic Latin music on the international music scene from the Alex Cuba Band. With over 20 awards and nominations to his name, including four GRAMMYS, two JUNO Awards, and three GRAMMY nominations, Alex Cuba incorporates his Cuban roots and brings together melodies, popsoul hooks and rock chords in songs that may seem to bear little resemblance to traditional Cuban form. Opening this evening will be Victoria trumpeter extraordinaire, Miguelito Valdes and his ensemble. After this performance, prepare to wind up for a late-night concert taking place at the Victoria Event Centre that features local R&B band, Diamond Café, led by Canadian multi-instrumentalist Tristan Thompson, who blends his own take on the genres of soul/R&B, funk, and pop.
Sunday, November 14
Halie Loren | 3:00pm and 7:00pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club | Tickets: $38.50 (tax and service charges incl.)
Available Online: www.hermannsjazz.com
Finally, closing the festival will be two performances by Justin-Time recording artist and singer/songwriter Halie Loren with her trio, who mixes jazz, pop, vibrant vocals, and authentic lyrics to create her own unique fusion of sound. There will be one afternoon presentation and one evening presentation, both at Hermann’s Jazz Club.