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Jun
26
Tue
TD Victoria International JazzFest: Vincent Herring Quartet plus Maureen Washington @ Dave Dunnet Theatre
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
TD Victoria International JazzFest: Vincent Herring Quartet plus Maureen Washington @ Dave Dunnet Theatre

Often hailed as the obvious successor to Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, alto and soprano sax master Vincent Herring is celebrated for putting a savvy contemporary spin on classic hard-bop. Playing with an exciting mix of fire and finesse, Herring and his veteran quartet perform contemporary jazz that is intense, soulful, and swings like crazy. The early 1980s saw Herring cutting his teeth with the Lionel Hampton Big Band; later, he played with Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Carla Bley, Jack DeJohnette, Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Hargrove – to name just a few. He has recorded over 20 albums as a leader, been on 250 recordings as a sideman, and appeared at nearly every major jazz festival in the world. Long regarded as a sax virtuoso with a uniquely intense and vigorous voice, Herring continues to tour the globe to great acclaim. Dave Kikoski piano, Yasushi Nakamura bass, Carl Allen drums

Jun
27
Wed
TD Victoria International JazzFest: An Evening with Julian Lage Trio @ Dave Dunnet Theatre
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
TD Victoria International JazzFest: An Evening with Julian Lage Trio @ Dave Dunnet Theatre

Three time Grammy nominee Julian Lage is a certified guitar prodigy who has a distinctly American musical personality that he expresses via a unique blend of jazz, blues, classical, and country. The virtuoso, who played with Gary Burton at age 15, has matured into a thoughtful performer and composer who combines fleet precision and immense technical skill with a boundless musical imagination. His current trio has just released its second CD Modern Lore with Mack Avenue, which was praised by Downbeat for its “virtuosic swirl of twangy textures and gritty grooves.” His 2017 recording, Mount Royal, was nominated for a Grammy this year. Not unlike the equally eclectic Bill Frisell, Lage and his trio take an Americana-tinged ramble through some gorgeous tunes that evoke Duane Eddy and Chet Atkins alongside some righteous swing, languidly cool jazz, and spirited improvisation. Jorge Roeder bass, Eric Doob drums

Jul
1
Sun
TD Victoria International JazzFest: Sean Drabitt Quartet @ The Rubber Boot Club
Jul 1 @ 8:30 pm
TD Victoria International JazzFest: Sean Drabitt Quartet @ The Rubber Boot Club

Sean Drabitt has earned a reputation as a world class jazz bass player who spent most of the ’90’s in the vibrant jazz scenes of New York and New Orleans. He has performed in over 40 countries and currently resides in Seoul, Korea. The Sean Drabitt Quartet is performing a tribute to Jaco Pastorious, one of the founding fathers of bass guitar, and showcasing his most popular and challenging body of work. Brent Jarvis rhodes/synthesizer, Hans Verhoeven drums, Andrew Greenwood saxophone