Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church welcomes the Ryan Oliver Quartet!
Tuesday, November 23rd at 7 PM
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Hailing from Williams Lake BC, Ryan Oliver is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, educator and band leader who has made his presence known across the country living and performing in Toronto, Holland and New York City!
In this special presentation, Ryan Oliver brings together his renowned guitar player/father-in-law Mark Crawford who has recently moved out to the coast from Toronto, along with longtime musical collaborators the incredible Tony Genge on Organ and powerhouse drummer Kelby MacNayr!
Please join us in our cosy and acoustically excellent sanctuary at James Bay United Church for this special presentation of soulful, swinging jazz led by the warm and joyous tenor saxophone of Ryan Oliver!
Admission By Donation (sliding scale) ... suggested donation: $20
While we are no longer requiring pre-registration, these important Covid Protocols are in place:
1- proof of double vaccination
2- name and phone number will be taken at the door for purpose of contact tracing
3- masks are required while in the building
4- maximum seating capacity is 50 people
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Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church is an Arts Ministry of James Bay United Church
in partnership with the Victoria Jazz Community
James Bay United Church and the Victoria Jazz Community continue to be partnered together during the COVID-19 closures to bring entertaining educational content for you to listen to at any time.
David Vest Trio
with Peter Dowse on bass and Kelby MacNayr on drums.
They don't make them as real as David Vest anymore. The son of an Alabama sharecropper, the longtime Victoria BC resident is still going strong some 50 plus years since he first stepped on stage with the likes of Big Joe Turner. Long revered as one of the great boogie-woogie piano players, Vest is a five-time winner of Canada's national Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of the Year. He is also a prolific songwriter. He wrote the first songs ever recorded by Tammy Wynette, and his tunes have been covered by artists ranging from Paul deLay to the legendary Downchild Blues Band, whose cover of Vest's "Worried About The World" reached number one on the Roots Music Report blues song chart.