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Jazz Around the Island (Feb. 19-22)

February 19, 2010

A few gigs not to be missed this weekend:

The Jon Miller Quartet plays Hemann’s in Victoria tonight (Friday). Miller promises “an evening of jazz standards, clever originals, and quirky covers,” featuring Rob Cheramy on guitar, Roy Styffe on sax, James Young on bass, and Miller on drums (8pm/$10).  And you can also catch the Jon Miller Trio (sans Roy Styffe) on Saturday night at the Black Stilt corner of Hillside and Shellbourne (7pm).

Saturday night the Cold Cut Combo, Brianne deVerteuil & Her Savvy Six, and the Brent Jarvis Quartet are featured at Jazz at Cafe Berlin, an annual fundraiser in memory of Hans Fear, benefiting the BC Schizophrenia Society(Victoria Branch). The show begins at 7pm at the Victoria Edelweiss  Club, 108 Niagara Street ( $22/$25).

On Sunday Jazz Vespers at the Church of the Advent in Colwood offers a trio with Steve MacDonald (guitar), Kris Covlin (sax)  and Ross Macdonald (bass), three highly skilled  members of the Naden Band.(7pm/freewill offering).

 Ron Hadley(piano), Nick McGowan(tenor sax), Ken Lister (bass), and Bill Hicks(drums) celebrate the Olympic Games with Jazz Composers from Around the World, an afternoon concert featuring music from about 20 different countries at The Old School House in Qualicum on Sunday (2:30 pm/$15).

On Monday at the Heron Rock Bistro you can enjoy good food and catch the progressive jazz arrangements of the Steve Grebanier Quartet, featuring the music of contemporary composers like Sting and Michael Jackson.(6:30pm)

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