For those who missed the superb Anne Schaefer CD launch concert in Victoria on Thursday night at Alix Goolden Hall, you’ve got another chance to see this amazing performer on Sunday evening at the Duncan Garage Showroom. Schaefer and her stellar band received a well-earned standing ovation on Thursday. The Duncan performance promises to be every bit as good. Highest recommendation on this one. 8pm. $18/$15.
For those who can’t make it up Island, Bob Watts‘ Jazz Vespers series at St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Oak Bay features Rob Cheramy on guitar this Sunday evening playing tunes from the newly released and outstanding Charlie Haden/Hank Jones CD Come Sunday. Cheramy will be accompanied by Watts on drums and Ross Macdonald on bass. A great way to enjoy jazz in a quiet, reflective atmosphere. 7:30pm. by donation. 2928 Eastdowne.
Also this Sunday evening the St. John’s United Jazz Vespers series in Deep Cove organized by Bernadette Greene welcomes Melinda Whitaker(vocals), John McArthur (guitar) and Don Cox(bass). Whittaker is an outstanding vocalist who has appeared with the likes of Jose Feliciano, Kenny Loggins, and Roger Whittaker. As a jazz singer she is first rate. Highly recommended. 7 pm. by donation.