Ian McDougall Returns to Jazz at the Gallery while Marianne Trudel Brings Her Art to Hermann’s Jazz Club
UJAM’s Jazz at the Gallery kicks off this weekend with a performance by trombone great Ian McDougall backed by legendary west coast guitarist Oliver Gannon, bassist Joey Smith, and drummer Craig Thomas.
And while McDougall is filling the Spencer Mansion of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria with the melodic, lyrical warmth of his acclaimed trombone work, Montreal pianist Marianne Trudel will be creating her own art with bassist Ken Lister and drummer Kelby MacNayr down at Hermann’s Jazz Club as part of MacNayr’s Art of the Trio series.
Ian McDougall, an Order of Canada inductee for his many contributions to music in this country, has one of the best trombone sounds this side of Jack Teagarden, a sound that landed him a seat in the John Dankworth Band and made history with the Grammy-winning Boss Brass. No one can deliver a jazz standard better than McDougall.
Marianne Trudel is an award winning pianist (Montreal Jazz Festival) with an expansive, classically-tinged, impressionistic style that produces gorgeous renderings of her own lyrical compositions and the tunes of others.
Both shows are bound to please and the good thing is they don’t conflict. Trudel appears Friday night at Hermann’s (8pm) and McDougall has two shows at the Gallery – Saturday night (7 pm) and Sunday afternoon (2 pm).
Tickets for Marianne Trudel are $10 (UJAM and VJS) and $15 (General). For more information and reservations, contact Hermann’s ((250) 388-9166).
Tickets for Ian McDougall are $25 (UJAM and AGGV) and $30 (General). For more information and reservations, contact the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (250 384-4171).