Experience ten hot days and nights of the coolest music in town at this year’s 36th Annual TD Victoria International JazzFest, starting June 21, 2019! Buy tickets today to discover world class artists and immerse yourself in the jazz, blues and more that contribute to Victoria’s exceptional arts scene!
Previously announced headliners appearing in the Marquee Series at the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse are Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke & Laila Biali. The Suffers, Patricia Barber Trio, Joey Alexander Trio, Jesse Cook, Gregory Porter, and Jacob Collier.
For more information on tickets and other acts, please visit our website at jazzvictoria.ca
The New Cool is a Victoria BC based jazz fusion band formed in 2019 and led by bassist Steve Duben. Featuring two outstanding guitarists Cliff Maddix and Neil Taylor paired with an effervescent rhythm section, this quartet plays an eclectic mix of material by contemporary artists including the Fearless Flyers, Steve Gadd Band and Robben Ford along with original compositions by group members. Running the gamut of jazz fusion, The New Cool’s sounds touch on funk, blues, rock, latin and jazz, offering a fresh and contemporary take on jazz for the Vancouver Island music scene
Steve Duben (Electric Bass) Cliff Maddix (Guitar) Neil Taylor (Guitar) Jon Miller (drums)
Monik and her group are featuring the compositions of Canadian jazz artists such as Oscar Peterson, Joni Mitchell, KD Lang, Sonny Greenwich, Jan Jarczyk, Kenny Wheeler, Hugh Fraser, Alan Matheson, Greg Bush and of course their own works in a project called “The Great Canadian Songbook”. The aim of this project is to document as many retrospective and current Canadian compositions as possible with the goal of creating a body of work that we can call our own
Joining Monik for this special project are Tony Genge (B3 Organ), and David Emery (drums). Each of these musicians maintains a busy performing and touring schedule in BC and elsewhere: Tony and Monik have worked together with Pat Coleman, Melinda Whitaker and with The Victoria Jazz Orchestra, David Emery plays drums regularly with The Victoria Jazz Orchestra and with The Tom Vickery Trio at Hermann’s Jazz Club
The Jon Miller Quartet is a top-rated jazz group based in Victoria BC. The group’s repertoire is composed of original compositions by group members along with classic jazz. In its most recent edition this includes organ-jazz in the vein of giants of the genre Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Joey DeFrancesco and Larry Goldings. Group members include Hammond B-3 organ marvel Tony Genge along guitar great Rob Cheramy and saxophonist extraordinaire Monik Nordine…Hard hitting and soulful, with an emphasis on swing, groove and blues-inflected jazz, the Jon Miller Organ Quartet (AKA Parallel Universe Band) invites audiences everywhere to join in their unique musical vision
Nanaimo-based jazz guitarist Astrid Lyre draws her inspiration from Jimi Hendrix, Julian Lage, and Wayne Krantz. Astrid’s approach to the guitar is bold and fresh and she thrives on taking musical risks, weaving an intricate improvised tapestry of interaction and interplay. Joined by Sherry Clayton (drums), Ken Williams (bass) and Monik Nordine (saxophone)