12pm – Victoria Soul Gospel Choir Checo Tohomaso, formerly of the bands of Marvin Gaye and Lionel Ritchie, leads this exciting choir. Over 40 singers deliver their roof-raising show of Motown, Soul, and R&B, all wrapped in the Gospel tradition. 1pm – Jonnie 5 Brass Band Lead by saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman and inspired by the … Continued
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Lead by Artistic Director/saxophonist Monik Nordine, this 16 member group features a rotating cast of Victoria’s finest jazz musicians. New material, guest conductors, and guest soloists make every performance of the VJO unique. Monik Nordine, Doug Awai, Ryan Oliver, Andrew Greenwood, Chris Watt saxophones; Dave Michaux, Dave Flello, Marianne Ing, Bryn Badel trumpet; Jeff Agopsowicz, … Continued
With her sultry and soulful vocals, local favourite Edie Daponte seamlessly moves from jazz to bossa nova and back again, switching between English, Portuguese, Spanish and French numbers with ease. She performs with Karel Roessingh keyboards, Joey Smith bass, and Damian Graham drums.
12pm | Oak Bay High Senior Jazz Band Sure to live up to Oak Bay High School’s fine tradition of excellence through music, this 30-piece band is led by Jeff Weaver and features grade 11 and 12 students who have auditioned to be a part of this year’s ensemble. 1pm | Floogo Jazz Quartet This … Continued
12pm | Ashley Wey Trio Victoria’s pianist Ashley Wey celebrates the beauty of modern jazz with passion and improvisational joy, bringing the standards freshly back to life. With two critically acclaimed self-produced albums to her credit, the captivating Wey returns to TD JazzFest with her international “working trio” of the past three years: American Louis Rudner bass and … Continued
Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools Guest curated by Dr. Andrea N. Walsh, Anthropology, University of Victoria There is Truth Here brings a new line to bear on the role of art as part of children’s knowledge, identity, and experiences of Indian Residential and Day Schools. Through paintings, … Continued
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