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Jazz Around the Island Feb. 12 -18

February 12, 2010

Some of the more notable events happening over the next week:

The Taylor Cook Quartet appears at Hermann’s tonight and Saturday night to kick off their province-wide tour. Cook, a 20-year-old from Naramata currently studying and playing in Toronto, is hailed as one of the best young saxophonists to come along in years. Catch him on his way up. (8pm/$10/$15). Tonight (Friday) at the Victoria Event Centre, the Victoria Jazz Society presents The Lost Fingers, the Quebec-based gypsy jazz trio that has been enjoying platinum record sales with acoustic covers of everybody from AC-DC to Michael Jackson. Start time has been moved to 9:45 pm ($22/$25). Ron Hadley host a special Valentine’s Jazz Cabaret in Qualicum on Saturday night at the The Old School House, featuring acclaimed Canadian jazz vocalist Melody Diachun with Hadley on piano and Doug Stephenson on bass. The evening includes a “delectable dessert buffet.” (7:30pm/$18). The Juno-winning Hugh Fraser Quintet makes a special appearance on Sunday, February 14 at Hermann’s in Victoria. Reservations definitely recommended for this one (8:30pm/$20). Also on Sunday, the Jazz Vespers folks at St. John’s United in Deep Cove welcome Departure, a jazz fusion group that is the creation of saxophonist Monik Nordine and bassist Phil Albert. The group has recently added Brent Jarvis on piano and Buff Allen on drums – definitely worth hearing (7pm/offering). And if you want to get your Valentine’s celebrations started early on Sunday, CanUS welcomes Al Pease to Hermann’s (4:30pm/$12). For some great saxophone work you can catch Brianne de Verteuill and Her Savvy Six at Hermann’s on Thurs. Feb. 18 (8pm/$10). That same night up-Island, the Jazz Club in Courtenay welcomes vocalist Jennifer Scott and bassist Rene Worst.(7:30pm/no cover). Scott will also be giving vocal workshops on Saturday, Feb. 20.

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  1. steve grebanier
    February 13, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Hey there,

    Thanks for the listing…. but, turns out that gig at The Heron Rock has been post-poned until the following week. Mon Feb 22.

    Steve Grebanier

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