Pat’s House of Jazz

Pat’s House of Jazz
Sundays at The Crofton Hotel & Pub
2 to 5 pm every Sunday – Crofton By the Sea!
Musicians Jam 4 pm to 5

Admission is $15 at the door, unless specified
1534 Joan Avenue – Crofton
Reservations: 250-324-2245



The Crofton Live Jazz series is back at The Crofton – after a 12 year hiatus!
Bringing you the finest jazz players in and around our island.

Musicians are invited to sit in during the last set of the afternoon – from 4 to 5 pm.

A fee is collected at the door to pay performers.  Musicians receive all funds collected at the door after the required fee to SOCAN.

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Come on down to The Crofton for some smooth sounds, and some delicious food, in a welcoming, warm environment.
As we like to say….Come Home to The Crofton!

Check back soon for more updates, and don’t forget to come down and support

LIVE MUSIC at The Crofton!

All the staff and volunteers who bring you Sunday afternoon Jazz at The Crofton appreciate your support.

Pat’s House of Jazz at the Crofton – June Line-up


June 4
Saltspring Island Chanteuse – Sue Newman


June 11
Nick LaRiviere’s Soul Source R&B Band


June 18
Scott White Trio – Phil Dwyer (sax/piano) and John Lee (drums)  

Celebrated Island jazz musician Phil Dwyer, fresh out of law school, takes to the Crofton Hotel Pub stage on
Sunday June 18 in a stellar trio led by bassist Scott White.

Dwyer has been nominated for Juno Awards six times and won Best Mainstream Jazz Album in 1994 with bassist Dave Young.

In 2012 he won the Contemporary Jazz Album of the year for Changing Seasons.

Born in Duncan and raised in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, Dwyer took a sabbatical from playing four years ago to enter
 law school at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Now in his early 50s, he’s putting the finishing touches on his degree at the University of Victoria and is returning to his stellar career as a saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer and teacher.
He has played with an all-star cast of musicians, including Victoria’s Hugh Fraser, Guido Basso, Molly Johnson, Terry Clarke and Don Thompson.

“I’ve been a working professional musician for 50 years,” Thompson said. “I’ve played with a lot of the world’s greatest musicians
and I can honestly say I’ve never known a better musician that Phil Dwyer,” adding that “he is a constant inspiration of everyone who knows him.”
Bassist White is back in Victoria from his home base in Berlin, Germany, where he settled in 1997 as a musician and arranger
with Cirque du
He has performed with such Canadian jazz greats as Paul Horn, Tommy Banks, Claude Ranger and the Island’s Marc Atkinson, with whom he toured extensively.
White and Dwyer will be joined by up-and-coming Nanaimo drummer John Lee, a recent graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He is rapidly carving out a career on the south Island with his inventive, in-the-pocket playing. Get your “Jazz Fix” this Sunday as Pat’s House of Jazz will close for summer break until September 10th


June 25


August 6
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

Be sure to bring your instrument for the Jam  – always fun!


—-   Jazz on hiatus until September 10   —-


September 10
The Connor Stewart Ensemble


September 16
Pat’s House of Jazz fundraiser
Salmon BBQ with Bannock and entertainment (details to follow)


September 17
Mike Clement, Hans Verhoeven and Tony Genge


September 24
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 for schedules and more information.




Pat Selman 250/324-1900

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