Saturday October 1st Swing Set
This well-loved a cappella jazz group features Jenn Forsland, Wendy Nixon Stothert, Michelle Weckesser and Dale Graham. Their honey-sweet blend, playful and passionate delivery, and gorgeous repertoire are certain to add up to an entertaining evening.Their four -part crisp and clean a cappella blend, anchors their show, but accompanied songs and solo vocals make an appearance in each performance. They cover the waterfront, from jazz standards to gems from the classical and pop realm.
Friday October 14th The Bills
With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards, expect musical magic from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative song writing, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows – these are the vehicles for The Bills’ unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/ roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music super-group, and their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers. thebills.ca
Tuesday November 1st Montreal Guitar Trio
Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. The trio, composed of guitarists Marc Morin, Sébastien Dufour and Glenn Lévesque, has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, including the BB King Blues Club in New York, the Rundetårnet in Copenhagen, and the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Winner of the 2011 Opus Award for “concert of the year” in the Jazz / World Music category, MG3 has released six albums.
Bringing this group to Fanny Bay is truly a coup for us, and will be an evening to remember.
Saturday November 12th Deja Blue
Local musicians, Bill Street and Friends present “Musicals Make Great Jazz”. Hear what jazz has done to some of the greatest songs from popular musicals. Some of the finest swing tunes and ballads in jazz come from Musicals. Well known composers like Gershwin, Berlin, Kern and Rogers have given the Jazz world fodder to chew on for decades. Others, like Bacharach have added a new style and even musicals like The Sound of Music have added one of the most famous jazz waltzes by way of “My Favourite Things”. Every jazz musician brings their own inter- pretation of the classics from the repertoire of the Mu- sicals and this show will feature the group’s own vocal and instrumental versions.
Tickets for all shows will be available at Weinberg’s Good Foods, Laughing Oyster Books, Courtenay, and Salish Sea Market in Bowser, in mid- August. Prices will range from $15 to $25, depending on the show, with a $2 surcharge for tickets bought at the door, so buy early!
PS – More great shows lined up for the spring