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Virtual Opening Reception – 9t April at 1 pm PST  Free to register at: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virginia-eichhorn-truth-and-lies-virtual-opening-tickets-288708223067



This exhibition makes us understand the power of the mind and its projection on our societal roles in a simple statement “strong body, strong mind’.  The conceptual works stand beyond our preconceptions about strengthening our bodies to achieve a look.  Strengthening our bodies becomes more of a process of understanding the control of our thoughts and behaviour in society.  It is not a criticism of people who avoid exercising. Instead, it is motivation to realise that an active lifestyle and routine help us understand that we are part of society.  One’s physical, mental and spiritual strengthening contributes to our health as individuals and collectively as a society.

Curated by Virginia Eichhorn in collaboration with Rob Waldeck.

Truth Gym Gallery

1035 Alston St
Victoria BC V9A 3S6

Gallery@truthgymgallery.com

    

Come and Celebrate with us at the Gathering the Threads Exhibition from June 2nd -30th 2022
Conference: June 15–18, 2022, Cowichan Community Centre, Duncan, BC

Registration is now open to the public for 10+ workshops and lectures by acclaimed textile experts on a variety of surface design, colour and embellishment techniques. Workshops on Notan, fibre manipulations, monoprinting, screen printing, collage, weaving and more are offered over three days. Evening lectures on wild silk production, textile residency and artist development are part of an exciting lineup of opportunities to meet and share with other artists and textile enthusiasts. A walking tour of totems, sprinkled through the downtown core and hosted by Cowichan Elders will be an especially important event.

Visit Duncan BC and join this amazing lineup of experts: Wendy Duffield, Allison Irwin, Jennifer Love, Catherine Nicholls, Susan Purney Mark, Gill Riordan, Ede Russett, Janet Scruggs, Karen Selk, and Shannon Wardroper. To learn more and register, visit: https://gatheringthethreads.ecwid.com

 
 

    

Denna specializes in using oil on wood and plaster. Her paintings are alive with personal symbols and organic shapes layered in glazes of luminous colour. Shapes and forms are transcended through transparent layers of paint.
 
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm

    

PREVIEW: http://www.artopenings.ca/bury-the-hatchet.html
 
Bury the Hatchet is the fourth in a series of performative cultural offerings from members of the Indigenous community in Victoria. Story weaver Lindsay Delaronde was the City of Victoria’s first Indigenous Artist in Residence from 2017-2019. Belfry Theatre patrons will receive a special welcome featuring Coming Ashore Protocols. Once inside, the lobby holds a curated exhibition called Spirit in the Fringes.

    

The Robert Bateman: Heart & Home exhibit illuminates the inspirations, connections and soul of an artist steeped in nature. The collection is comprised of extraordinary artwork and pieces, some never-before-seen and meant for an audience of one. It captures the intimate occasions of birthdays, holidays, and the love that Robert Bateman shares with his close family and friends. Just like capturing the fleeting moments of light in the natural world, Robert savours the moments of creating gifts to express his care. 
Step into Robert’s studio and be immersed in the artist’s space. In the next room, you’ll enter a Bateman Christmas in the 90s with a 54” sculpted Nutcracker with a mischievous grin standing beside a handcrafted Christmas crèche. The journey continues with paintings, drawings, and furniture pieces gifted to loved ones. 
The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 PM. Late night admission by donation every third Thursday of the month from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. 
Tickets at door only: Children (0-4) $0, Youth (5-16) $6, Seniors/Students $8.50, Adults $10.

    

This event began 2022-06-18 and repeats every month until 2022-06-26


More than one hundred 6-inch x 6-inch works by the co-LAB-orate artists’ group —Lorraine Douglas, Katherine Farris, Jan Henry, Georgina Montgomery, Louise Oborne, and Tanta DeStaffany Pennington—engage in a long and lively conversation along the walls of errant artSpace. The exhibition marks the group's 10-year association and collaboration. Runs: Sat & Sun, June 18 & 19, and Sat & Sun, June 25 & 26, 2022, 1-5 pm. Opening night: Fri, June 17, 6-8 pm.

    

LAURA ANGLADE
ROYAL THEATRE: FRIDAY, JUNE 24 ~ 7:30PM
HOTEL GRAND PACIFIC: FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 24 & 25 ~ 9PM
https://jazzvictoria.ca/laura-anglade/
Toronto-based French/American jazz singer Laura Anglade is making a name for herself on the Canadian jazz scene and beyond. Anglade’s singing is reminiscent of many of the great vocal stylists of the 20th century: Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Shirley Horn, and Blossom Dearie. She has made several appearances on the New York, Toronto, Québec City and Montreal scenes and has performed at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal over the past three years. Her debut album I've Got Just About Everything, which came out in June 2019 on Justin Time Records, has been met with praise by critics and fans alike, and her new second duo record will be released in May 2022. Miles Black piano

HILARIO DURAN CONTUMBAO
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 ~ 7PM
HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB
$35
https://jazzvictoria.ca/hilario-duran-contumbao/
“Durán has been wowing the world with his creative approach to Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, one breathtaking concert after another.” – WholeNote
Winner of multiple Juno awards and internationally recognised as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader of the highest order, Cuban-born Hilario Durán returns to TD JazzFest with his quartet Contumbao to perform tunes from his acclaimed, Juno-nominated eponymously-titled album, Contumbao. This evocative and well-conceived project continues exploring the deep roots of the entire spectrum of Afro-Cuban music. People who have seen Hilario Durán any time know he goes above and beyond the reputation of so many great Cuban pianists.

TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: Gregory Porter plus Laura Anglade
$95.50/$82.50/$62.50
https://jazzvictoria.ca/gregory-porter/
“He possesses a soulful, R&B-meets-jazz voice, yet there is an everyman aura about him.” – Times
Gregory Porter has achieved international recognition with his two Grammy Award winning records for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”, Liquid Spirit in 2014 and Take Me To The Alley in 2017. Liquid Spirit took Porter from being the biggest name on the jazz scene to being one of the most sought-after singers around today. 2018 was yet another landmark year for Porter after his 2017 album, Nat King Cole & Me, hit number three on the Official UK Album Chart and received a 2019 Grammy nomination. All Rise, his 2020 sixth studio album and also Grammy-nominated, marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting — heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel. Now with his new album Still Rising, released in November 2021, Porter once again cuts through the noise of genres and the mess of life to reach audiences everywhere, and will bring the heart and soul to TD Victoria International JazzFest in 2022.

    

Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to reflect on our relationship with old growth forests in B.C. from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives. The exhibition explores the relationships between art, ecology and activism in order to envision futures which honour reciprocal relationships with nature.
See story at https://www.uvic.ca/news/topics/2022+ancient-forests+news
FOCUS story on the residency program while it was happening is at: 
 
 

Image: Jeremy Herndl, The Black Cedar, 2021

LAILA BIALI
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 ~ 9:30PM
HERMANN’S UPSTAIRS
$39
“There’s no boxing Laila Biali in … Capable of making you laugh and cry all at once, her delivery Out of Dust is divine.” – All About Jazz
Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, and pianist Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, and supported international icon Sting. In 2019, Biali’s eponymous release won her a Juno for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.” She received her first Juno nomination for Tracing Light (2011), and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s “Best Albums of the Year” for Live in Concert (2013) and Out of Dust (2020). In September of 2017, Biali was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz, a weekly show broadcast to listeners across Canada. Biali’s latest album, Out of Dust, which features multiple Grammy nominees and winners including Lisa Fischer, Alan Ferber, John Ellis, and Larnell Lewis, released March 27, 2020 and was also nominated for a 2021 Juno award. She now tours with her band, drummer Ben Wittman and bassist Ken Lister.

MARTA ELENA SALSA SEXTET
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 ~ 9:30PM
VICTORIA EVENT CENTRE
$32
https://jazzvictoria.ca/marta-elena-salsa-sextet/
“Marta Elena’s personality, powerful voice, and stage presence make her the total package of entertainer, composer and gifted artist.” – Es Mi Musica Productions
 
Singer, composer, percussionist, and band leader Marta Elena belongs to a younger generation of Cuban musicians who are happy to honour the island nation’s Afro-Latin musical roots, while looking for new ways to express the music that courses through the veins of the country. While in Cuba, she performed with the famous Cuban female band Anacaona and toured extensively with Caribbe Girl female band. After so many years of performing with different bands in Cuba and worldwide, Marta Elena immigrated to Toronto in 2011, and started performing in the Canadian scene at various local venues and Canadian festivals. Marta Elena has created an extensive library of original compositions that can be heard on Marta’s new album, De la Habana a Toronto, which showcases Cuba’s bright traditional blasts; Guaracha, Cha-Cha-Cha, Cumbia, Rumba and Salsa in an eclectic selection of danceable and delicious rhythms, in a unique and intoxicating style to break all the rules.

    

CAMERON BANDSHELL, BEACON HILL PARK: SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 25 & 26
https://jazzvictoria.ca/jazzfest-home/jazzfest-line-up/
FREE TO ATTEND
Come down to Victoria’s beautiful Beacon Hill Park and listen to local artists perform at the Cameron Bandshell in free-to-attend performances, starting from noon until 5:30pm on Saturday and Sunday as a part of TD Victoria International JazzFest 2022! Featured bands include: Oak Bay High Combo, Laura Deviato Latin Fusion Band, Ashley Wey Funk Electric Project, and Heavyweights Brass Band on Saturday, June 25. On Sunday, June 26, featured bands include: Wellington High Senior Jazz Combos, Wes Carroll Quintet, Kelby MacNayr Quintet, and Streetbeat.

Julian Lage
TOM LEE MUSIC IN LANGFORD: SATURDAY, JUNE 25 ~ 3PM
https://jazzvictoria.ca/julian-lage-workshop/
FREE TO ATTEND
Multiple Grammy award nominee and modern guitar master Julian Lage will explore musical interpretations for standards and originals. Lage will offer melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic tools to help musicians of all skill levels improvise, and following this workshop, he will perform a short solo set for attendees.

    

Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to reflect on our relationship with old-growth forests in B.C. from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives. The exhibition explores the relationships between art, ecology and activism in order to envision futures which honour reciprocal relationships with nature.
Artists:
Carey Newman, Connie Morey, Gord Hill, Heather Kai Smith, Jeremy Herndl, Jordan Hill, Kelly Richardson, Kyle Scheurmann, Mike Andrew McLean, Paul Walde, Rande Cook, Valerie Salez.
Image: Jeremy Herndl, The Black Cedar, 2021.

AUDREY OCHOA QUARTET
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 ~ 7PM
HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB
$35
https://jazzvictoria.ca/audrey/
“Ochoa seems to approach her artistry the way Dizzy Gillespie did—taking the music seriously, but without seeing any reason for avoiding a good time.” – All About Jazz
 
Audrey Ochoa is one of Edmonton’s most prolific trombone players. Her debut album, Trombone and Other Delights (2014), was widely acclaimed and spent three consecutive weeks as the number one Jazz album on the Earshot charts. Ochoa’s sophomore release, Afterthought (2017), rose to No. 1 on the Canadian jazz charts and broke the top 20 in the U.S. A rising star in her own right and a fixture of the Canadian music scene, she is decidedly captivating and original, and her most recent album Frankenhorn saw Ochoa win a Western Canadian Music Award. Audrey Ochoa exemplifies an artist who has dedicated herself to expertise while remaining relevant and light-hearted. Jim Head guitar, Mike Lent bass, Jon May drums

TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: Buddy Guy plus Special Guest
$115.50/$99.50/$78.50
https://jazzvictoria.ca/buddy-guy/
“Buddy Guy is keeping the blues alive.” – The New Yorker
The title of eight-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy‘s 2018 album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist’s eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015’s Born to Play Guitar received a 2019 Grammy Award for “Best Traditional Blues Album.” It showcases his raw and unadulterated sound and arrives on the heels of a spate of high visibility for the 83-year-old performer: at the 2016 Grammys, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honouring Born to Play Guitar. A truly restless and energetic performer, it’s clear that the music—and Guy himself—aren’t going away anytime soon, and you can catch Buddy Guy and his band live at TD Victoria International JazzFest in 2022.

MALIKA TIROLIEN
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 ~ 9:30PM
VICTORIA EVENT CENTRE
$32
https://jazzvictoria.ca/malika-tirolien/
“Whether it’s on this big stage or an intimate club, Tirolien’s powerful commanding voice has incredible range, a warm tone, and remarkable control…” – Noisey Vice
Now living in Montreal, Malika Tirolien is a remarkable vocalist, musician, songwriter and producer from Guadeloupe. She is garnering international attention with her creative collaborations, and her latest release Higher is the second in a tetralogy featuring earth, air, fire and water themes. It is a shining example of afro-futuristic styling, and showcases a new genre called “high soul,” mixing R&B, soul, hip hop and jazz. She has toured over 20 countries with her band, Bokanté, and two brilliant albums from the band have already earned them worldwide acclaim and a Grammy nomination. Tirolien’s electrifying performance on “I’m Not The One” (1.9M+ YouTube views) is a prime track on the Grammy-winning album by Snarky Puppy, inspiring countless covers worldwide. Tirolien’s love, passion, and respect for music can be felt in each song, as well as her sparkling authenticity. Nadia Baldé vocals, Nancy Dassas vocals, Jean-Michel Frédéric keyboards, Philippe L’ Allier guitar, Caulder Nash OR Mark Haynes bass, Harvey Bien-Aimée drums

JULIAN LAGE TRIO F. SCOTT COLLEY & DAVE KING
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 ~ 9:30PM
HERMANN’S UPSTAIRS
$39
https://jazzvictoria.ca/julian-lage-trio/
“Lage’s incisive musicality and clean fretwork go a long way to bridging aesthetic divides.” – Downbeat
 
Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and “highest category of improvising musicians” (New Yorker), Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association, and a spirit of infinite possibility. The California-born New York-based musician boasts a prolific resume on his own accord in addition to collaborating with Gary Burton and John Zorn, as well as duo projects with Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge and Fred Hersch, among others. As Lage set out to record his debut for Blue Note Records, the virtuoso guitarist reflected on the label’s storied history and the way his own music connected with it. The result is Squint (released June 2021), a striking new album that weds incisive, expressive songwriting with the profound interplay Lage has honed over the past few years. He returns to Victoria with four-time Grammy-nominated bassist Scott Colley and The Bad Plus drummer Dave King.

TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: Twin Bill: Ghost-Note & Louis Cole Big Band
$39 (plus service charges)
SAVE BIG! Buy all 3 nights in the “Funk & Soul in the Township (Esquimalt)” series at checkout for $99! (plus service charges)

https://www.rmts.bc.ca/production-detail-pages/2022/ghost-note-and-louis-cole/
Multi-Grammy award-winning artists Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight with Ghost-Note. World renown for their ongoing catalog with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their rhythmical voice into a celebration of music in all its forms. This is music that takes listeners on a mind-blowing journey, inspired by the influences of James Brown, Prince, and J Dilla to name a few. Since forming, Ghost-Note’s sound has evolved to a state that can best be described as ‘conscious funk’ – an elaborate and sonically powerful surge of the tremendous talents that each of the players provides, with the bandleaders leaning back and letting the band go. The core lineup is a rotating cast of heavy hitters, (including former Prince bassist, Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas) – all stretching to meet the expanding nature of the band. Ghost-Note’s bold and in-your-face performances create seductive danceable grooves and a contagious, feel-good energy, as each show offers a chance to let loose and connect for both fans and the musicians alike.
One half of the LA duo KNOWER and collaborator with Thundercat, Vulfpeck, and Snarky Puppy, future-sonic-funk drummer and keyboardist Louis Cole is a singer-songwriter and Grammy-winning producer known today as one of the world’s most celebrated musicians. Cole’s sound is a seemingly simple and totally addictive mix of electro-funk missiles shot clearly on refrains and steamy nostalgic strolls.
With a mission “to create deep feelings through music” his comedic YouTube videos aren’t far from the real thing. Viral video favourites like “F It Up” mirror his live big band show experience, featuring LA’s best instrumentalists seen creating hot funk whilst crammed into his modest living room. Louis Cole’s 12-member Big Band follows in similar fashion: weird, wild, and wonderful. This will be a night to remember. Rai Thistlethwayte keyboards, Petter Olofsson bass, Shai Golan saxophone, Doug Mosher saxophone, Henry Solomon saxophone, Zach Ramacier trumpet, Rob Sheppard flute, Vikram Devasthali trombone, Jon Hatamiya trombone, Genevieve Artadi bvox, Isis Giraldo bvox

    

ELIZABETH SHEPHERD & MICHAEL OCCHIPINTI (ES:MO)
HOTEL GRAND PACIFIC: MONDAY – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 – 29 ~ 9PM
ROYAL THEATRE: TUESDAY, JUNE 28 ~ 7:30PM
https://jazzvictoria.ca/esmo/
COVER CHARGE
Please contact Hotel Grand Pacific for more details.
(250) 386-0450
After years of touring together, decorated Canadian artists Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti have teamed up to create ES:MO - a musical duo focused on genreless creativity and exploration. Their album The Weight of Hope received a 2022 Juno nomination for “Vocal Jazz Album of The Year.” With extensive musical backgrounds, international acclaim, and a lengthy list of prestigious awards and nominations, namely, their combined fifteen Juno nominations, both artists have had successful, independent careers before embarking on their new venture. Shepherd, a multi-dimensional vocalist/pianist, has twice been long-listed for the Polaris Prize and has performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Auditorium Parco della Musica. Occhipinti, a versatile, creative guitarist, has performed with jazz legends such as Don Byron and Sam Rivers, as well as Bruce Cockburn, DVSN, and the Barenaked Ladies. Now, they have teamed up to create an album of re-imagined musical works and atmospheric, compelling original music.

IMMANUEL WILKINS QUARTET
SUNDAY, JUNE 26 ~ 9:30PM
HERMANN’S UPSTAIRS
$32
https://jazzvictoria.ca/immanuel-wilkins-quartet/
“Anyone trying to tune into the present moment in jazz could do a lot worse than starting with Immanuel Wilkins, an alto saxophonist whose playing is at once dazzlingly solid and perfectly lithe” – New York Times
Brooklyn-based saxophonist, rising star, and composer Immanuel Wilkins attended the Juilliard School in 2015, where he met trumpeter/composer Ambrose Akinmusire, who mentored Wilkins and helped him navigate the jazz scene. He also met a musician who would change his professional life, Jason Moran, the prominent pianist and composer who took the young saxophonist on tour. In what was one of Wilkins’ biggest gigs to date, he played alto in Moran’s “In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall, 1959,” a series of live performances honoring the great legacy of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. Wilkins has since worked with a diverse range of artists including Solange Knowles, Gretchen Parlato, Wynton Marsalis, Gerald Clayton, Aaron Parks, and Joel Ross, making a striking appearance on the vibraphonist’s 2019 Blue Note debut KingMaker. Wilkins’ acclaimed debut album Omega was named the #1 Jazz Album of 2020 by The New York Times, followed by his 2022 album, The 7th Hand.

JOCELYN GOULD QUARTET
MONDAY, JUNE 27 ~ 7PM
HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB
$35
https://jazzvictoria.ca/jocelyn-gould-qua/
“[Gould] has soaked up the influences of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell and Joe Pass, and she wears that collective mainstream, swinging attitude on her sleeve, not only stylistically, but also in her sense of the joy of creation”— All About Jazz
Jocelyn Gould is a jazz guitarist/vocalist based in Toronto. Influenced by Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, and Joe Pass, she has performed internationally with Grammy-nominated vocalist Freddy Cole, trumpeter Etienne Charles, and DownBeat Rising Star trombonist Michael Dease. She currently holds the guitar chair of The Gathering Orchestra, a big band based in Detroit under the directorship of bassist Rodney Whitaker. She recorded her debut album as a leader in September 2019, and her latest album, Elegant Traveller, won the 2021 Juno award for “Jazz Album of the Year.”

TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: GoGo Penguin
$55.50/$45.50
https://jazzvictoria.ca/gogo-penguin/
“GoGo Penguin have spent almost a decade refining and redefining a take on jazz, electronica and modern classical that’s always sounded more sophisticated than stuck-up.” – Loud and Quiet Magazine
GoGo Penguin are a collective who channel electronic and club culture atmospheres alongside minimalist jazz and rock influences to create music that pulses and flows from the dance floor to meditative inner worlds. They return to TD JazzFest in Victoria for a third time to perform music from their 2020 Blue Note Records release, the self-titled GoGo Penguin, together with new music and favourites from their luminous back catalogue. 2022 also marks the touring debut of the band’s latest member, drummer Jon Scott, who brings his own uniquely propulsive style to the Manchester-based trio’s exhilarating music.  Chris Illingworth piano, Nick Blacka bass

AMANDA TOSOFF QUINTET W. EMILIE-CLAIRE BARLOW
MONDAY, JUNE 27 ~ 9:30PM
HERMANN’S UPSTAIRS
$32
https://jazzvictoria.ca/amanda-tosoff-quintet-w-emilie-claire-barlow/
“A well-developed knack for animating her material with fine counterpoint and colourful sonic combinations.”– Ottawa Citizen
Toronto-based pianist and composer Amanda Tosoff has received the Montréal Jazz Festival Grand Prix de Jazz, and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Jazz Artist Award – and most recently, a Juno nomination and mention on the Polaris Prize “Longer List,” for her album Words, which blends poetry, jazz, art-song and folk-pop. With Amanda’s sixth release as a leader, the 2022 Juno-nominated Earth Voices (“Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”), she continues to pursue her creative and stylistic leap. Tosoff stands poised to share with the world the next stages in her evolution. She will be joined by special guest, two-time Juno award-winning jazz vocalist, Emilie-Claire Barlow. Allison Au saxophone, Jon Maharaj bass, Morgan Childs drums

TOM LEE MUSIC IN LANGFORD: TUESDAY, JUNE 28 ~ 3PM
https://jazzvictoria.ca/brubeck-brothers-workshop/
FREE TO ATTEND
In this session, Dan and Chris Brubeck will focus on rhythm section techniques, emphasizing playing in odd time signatures, and composing. Alongside guitarist and music theorist Mike DeMicco, who teaches at Bard College, and pianist Chuck Lamb, an Adjunct Professor at Skidmore College, attendees will receive special instruction on the art of jazz performance from all four members of the iconic Brubeck Brothers Quartet.

SUNNA GUNNLAUGS TRIO
Tuesday, June 28 ~ 7PM
HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB
$35
“Her music possesses such timeless virtues as lyricism and grace . . . and elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing.” – Washington Post
Sunna Gunnlaugs’ work has received significant critical acclaim since her 2000 release, Mindful, was selected among the top 10 albums of the year by the Washington Post. Her 2010 release The Dream, jumped to number 2 on the Canadian radio charts. Her albums have received extremely positive reviews in leading jazz magazines across the world, and all her albums have been nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards, winning “Performer of the Year” in 2013. Not only is Sunna Gunnlaugs Iceland’s premier jazz pianist, but she’s an internationalist who has spent a lot of time in NYC polishing her craft and deepening her compositional skills. Her latest album, Ancestry, was released in 2018. Gunnlaugs returns to TD JazzFest with her working trio, bassist Thorgrimur Jonsson and drummer Scott McLemore.

TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: Ranky Tanky w. Lisa Fischer
$76.50/$63.50/$43.50
https://jazzvictoria.ca/ranky-tanky-w-lisa-fischer/
Ranky Tanky are “lively, soulful honey to the ears.” – NPR
Lisa Fischer “in concert is addictive. Every performance is so enriching, so exciting, so transcendent.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
Grammy Award-winning quintet Ranky Tanky performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands. Playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, and heartbreaking spirituals can all be found on their latest release Good Time. Joining them at the 2022 TD JazzFest, and returning to Victoria, will be Ms. Lisa Fischer, who after four decades of featured background singing with icons like Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, as well as having been featured in the 2013 Best Documentary Oscar winning film “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” she has set out to take center stage.

JOEL ROSS GOOD VIBES
TUESDAY, JUNE 28 ~ 9:30PM
HERMANN’S UPSTAIRS
$32
https://jazzvictoria.ca/joel-ross-good-vibes/
“Particularly on his own compositions, Mr. Ross and the band treat rhythm as both fundamental and unfixed, while dousing the music in harmonies derived from modern gospel.” — The New York Times
Brooklyn-based composer and rising star Joel Ross is the most thrilling new vibraphonist in America. Ross is basically a living blur of mallets, talent, and ideas. In 2019, he joined the Blue Note Records roster, adding his name to an illustrious jazz vibraphone legacy on the label that extends from Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson to Stefon Harris. In 2019, Ross released his debut on Blue Note, KingMaker, with the five-piece band he calls Good Vibes. Now, Ross has topped the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star category for vibraphone — graduating beyond the Rising Star to well-honed artist in 2021 after releasing his 2020 album, Who Are You?. The Parable of the Poet, Ross’ third album for Blue Note Records is set to release in spring 2022.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 ~ 7PM
HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB
$35
https://jazzvictoria.ca/ernesto-cervinis-tetrahedron/
“Bold Canadian drummer Ernesto Cervini exemplifies ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.’” – Downbeat Magazine
Ernesto Cervini is one of the most exciting and electric drummers in North America. He has been leading the wave of Canadian modern jazz for the last 10 years, whether it’s with his quartet, sextet Turboprop, or the trios Myriad3 and TuneTown. Tetrahedron is an exciting new addition to his roster, featuring two of Canada’s top improvisers (Luis Deniz on alto saxophone and Rich Brown on electric bass), and special guest, guitar phenomenon Nir Felder from New York City. The group plays originals as well as rearranged standards in an engaging, toe-tapping, highly entertaining way which has been described as “brilliant” and “masterful.” It’s a groovy, energetic trip!

DAN WILSON QUARTET
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 ~ 9:30PM
HERMANN’S UPSTAIRS
$32
”Wilson hails from the Wes Montgomery/Grant Green/George Benson tradition of mainstream guitar with R&B and gospel inflections.” — Jazziz
Grant Green meets Wes Montgomery meets George Benson. Not quite, but that gives some idea of what you’ll hear from composer/guitarist Dan Wilson. Highly endorsed by none other than Pat Metheny, Wilson’s reputation as a first-rate jazz guitarist has permeated the walls of the elite in the upper echelon of jazz guitar. This Grammy-nominated artist has already cemented his place as a world-class player, and his recent exploits show that he has no plans of slowing down. His career has taken him on an exploratory journey into foundations laid down by the guitar/organ tradition. Dan Wilson recorded and toured with jazz great Joey DeFrancesco, which later led him to joining and touring with bassist Christian McBride and his band, Tip City. McBride then served as producer on Wilson’s 2021 album, Vessels of Wood and Earth, which brings a wide palette of originals and inventive interpretations inspired by Motown, gospel, and jazz traditions. 

ANDY MILNE & UNISON
THURSDAY, JUNE 30 ~ 7PM
HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB
$35
https://jazzvictoria.ca/andy-milne-unison/
“The emotionally complex album that came out of that session owes much to the single-minded focus of the three players as they moved fluently through Milne’s dynamic compositions.” – Downbeat Magazine
For 30 years, award-winning pianist/composer Andy Milne has collaborated with dancers, visual artists, poets and musicians spanning jazz, classical, pop, folk, and world music. With his new group Unison, Milne explores the intimacy of the piano trio. The synchronistic relationship Milne has enjoyed with bassist John Hébert since 2010 is matchlessly rounded out with Grammy award-winning drummer Clarence Penn, who represents complimentary threads within the fabric of Milne’s piano trio philosophy – the intersection of texture and groove. Their 2020 debut recording, The Remission, won them a 2021 Juno award for “Jazz Album of the Year: Group.”

$76.50/$63.50/$43.50
https://jazzvictoria.ca/cecile-mclorin-salvant/
“Cécile McLorin Salvant sings, composes, creates visual art and can generally be relied upon to do the unexpected. — BBC Music Magazine
Composer/singer Cécile McLorin Salvant has developed a passion for connecting vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. Winner of the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010, she has won three Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album: The Window (2019), Dreams and Daggers (2018), and For One To Love (2016). Her brand new 2022 album, Ghost Song, is a breathtaking, fully realized conceptual work, and she will showcase these new songs and more at TD JazzFest 2022.

    

This event began 2022-05-07 and repeats every week on Saturday until 2022-09-24


Meet us at the James Bay Community Market
Saturdays – May 7th through Sept. 24th
 
 
The James Bay Market is a vibrant community farmers market located at the corner of Menzies and Superior Street in the heart of James Bay. You will still find yourself surrounded by a bounty of fresh local produce and farm goods, beautiful and unique artisan crafts and fresh ready-to-eat foods.
 You will love the fine handcrafted wood items, whimsical home décor and naturally crafted body products. We also have top-quality traditional baked goods, speciality sauces and seasonings and dried soup mixes. Hungry? You will find prepared food you can eat right on site in our picnic area. We also have a vast array of farm-fresh products from farm-fresh meats to seasonal veggies and fruits.
 Along with a unique community shopping experience, live local music by some of the area's most talented musicians will entertain you throughout the day. There is also plenty of room to sit and relax or have a bite to eat, while you take in the ambience of the market.
 Visit us at the corner of Menzies and Superior every Saturday rain or shine from 9am – 3pm. The market runs from May 7th until the 24th of September. Free parking on Superior and we have a limited amount of 1-hour parking spaces in the adjacent lot, inquire at information tent.

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