Mr. Boogie Woogie, winner of Maple Blues Award
Maple Blues Award Nominee – Record of the Year – Piano Player of the Year 2016 – 2015 – 2013
Western Canadian Music Awards
Blues Artist of the Year
David Vest was onstage with Big Joe Turner and opening for Roy Orbison before he was old enough to vote. Judging by his live shows and his latest recordings, he won’t be slowing down anytime soon. David’s band members: Tom Bowler (guitar), Ryan Tandy (bass) Damian Graham (drums)
($20 at the door) www.davidvest.ca
NMA Big Band 50th Anniversary Concert
It’s NMA’s 50th Anniversary!
Since 1967, the NMA Big Band has promoted the performance of big band music through jazz concerts and ballroom dances in the Mid-Island area. During its half century, the band has given emerging talents their first step up to the professional scene and has awarded tens of thousands of dollars in music scholarships.
A few of the band’s celebrated alumni are Diana Krall, Phil Dwyer, and Ingrid and Christine Jensen. More recently, saxophonist Connor Stewart has left us to pursue a career in New Orleans and tours around the world. Last Spring, award winning high school altoist, Kenton Dick, who was invited to play at the prestigious Monteray Jazz Festival, left us to study at Berklee School Of Music in Boston. ( $15 at the door)
The NMA Big Band 2017
Featured vocalist: Sydney Needham Trumpets: Morris Macklin, Mike Irving, David Bamford, Dean Boland Trombones: Sean Stovell, Chris Hofstrand, Darren Nillson, Martin Pakosz Saxophones: Ron Gaucher(TS), Bridget Deighton(AS+flute), Graham Shonwise(AS+sop sax), Theo Hughes-Ridgway(TS), Tom Delamare(Bari) Rhythm Section: Piano -James Darling, Guitar and composer – Jesse Marshal, Bass – Darin Nicolle, Drums – Graham Villette
Wanda Nowicki (vocals) with Ian Van Wyck (bass), Derrick Milton (trumpet),
Laurent Boucher (drums), David Lippincott (guitar)
($15 at the door)
A consummate jazz vocalist and entertainer, Wanda Nowicki has been delighting audiences for over ten years since her return from Los Angeles. She has recorded 3 albums with her longtime Vancouver-based group, and with her recent move to the Sunshine Coast, she now has an additional superb ensemble to work with.
Guitarist Andrew Janusson – with Ryan Oliver (sax), Sean Drabitt (bass), John Lee (drums)
($15 at the door)
Andrew Janusson is an accomplished guitarist and graduate of the VIU Jazz Program in Nanaimo. He plays all genres of jazz effortlessly.
The group he has assembled for this performance will be a treat for your senses!
Groovin’ Hard Band ($15 at the door)
Mother’s Day Special
Marisha Devoin (bass/vocals), James Darling (pno), James McRae (drums)
Moms FREE accompanied by “child” (general admission $15)
Vocalist Pat Selman, Rob Cheramy (guitar), Don Cox (bass) & Ron Joiner (drums) ($15)
Vocalist Kim Greenwood ($15)
Pat Selman 250/324-1900
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