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 – April Line-up


April 2nd


Mr. Boogie Woogie, winner of Maple Blues Award
Maple Blues Award Nominee – Record of the Year – Piano Player of the Year 2016 – 2015 – 2013

2016 Nominee
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)


April 9th

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


April 23th

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.






April 30th

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!








May 7

Groovin’ Hard Band  ($15 at the door)


May 14

Mother’s Day Special

Marisha Devoin (bass/vocals),  James Darling (pno), James McRae (drums)

Moms FREE accompanied by “child” (general admission $15)


May 21

Vocalist Pat Selman, Rob Cheramy (guitar), Don Cox (bass)  & Ron Joiner (drums)  ($15)


May 28

Vocalist Kim Greenwood ($15)


Pat Selman 250/324-1900

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