Special Summer Sizzler Concert
With PJ Perry, Neil Swainson and Oliver Gannon – Special performance at The Crofton
Advance tickets $20 (call 250-324-2245 to reserve a table) or $25 at the Door
Celebrated jazz saxophonist P.J. Perry makes a rare visit to the Cowichan Valley onSunday Aug. 6, leading an all-star trio into Pat’s House of Jazz at the Crofton Hotel Pub.
Canada’s Mr. Bebop, Perry will perform with Vancouver guitarist Oliver Gannon and bassist Neil Swainson.
Perry, of Edmonton, has performed with countless jazz greats, from Dizzy Gillespie to Michel Legrand, from Kenny Wheeler to Rob McConnell, to name just a few. In 1993, he won a Juno Award for Best Jazz Recording for his album, My Ideal.
Perry was awarded the Order of Canada last year.
Gannon, of Vancouver, has received the National Jazz Award as Canada’s Guitarist of the Year. He currently performs with a number of small groups such as the Oliver Gannon Quartet with pianist Miles Black, and with the Ian McDougall Sextet.
Swainson, originally from Victoria, began playing in his home town in the ‘70s, backing visiting musicians such as Herb Ellis, Sonny Stitt and Barney Kessel, and working regularly with flutist Paul Horn in Victoria.
He moved to Toronto in ’77, where he remains a leading player in the local jazz scene. He’s perhaps best known for his relationship with the late pianist George Shearing, with whom he recorded numerous records and worked with a number of artists including Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson and Diana Krall.
The concert is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the pub, 1534 Joan Ave. in Crofton.
Musicians are invited to sit in during the final hour of the afternoon.
Admission is $20 advance or $25 at the door. For information, tickets or to reserve a table, call 250-324-2245.
Be sure to bring your instrument for the Jam – always fun!
—- Jazz on hiatus until September 10 —-
The Connor Stewart Ensemble
Pat’s House of Jazz fundraiser
Salmon BBQ with Bannock and entertainment (details to follow)
PAT MARTINO COVERS
Mike Clement, Hans Verhoeven and Tony Genge
Celebrate Ella’s 100th Birthday
Vocalists Kim Greenwood, Susannah Adams and Diane Pancel
CVCAS (Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society)
Festival Time at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus begins with a two day
Blues Festival – July 8 and 9;
Bluegrass – July 15 and 16
Rockabilly – August 12
Accordion Day – August 13
Jazz Festival – August 19
First Annual Traditional/Red-Hot Festival – August 20
www.cvcas.com for schedules and more information.
Pat Selman 250/324-1900
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