Chemainus Jazz Festival, August 19 and 20, 2017
The 2017 Chemainus Jazz Festival will take place on August 19 & 20, with modern jazz on Saturday amd traditional jazz on Sunday.

Be sure to get your "Mardi Gras bling" included with your admission, advises organizer Pat Selman. It's available from any of the volunteers who are collecting admission and donations for the festival.

Admission is $20 per day or $30 for both days.


Saturday, August 19, 2017
starting at 1:00 PM
Dockside Drive
Dockside Drive will perform at 1:00 PM on Saturday. The band covers three decades of songs from the likes of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, featuring vocalist and pianist Heather Burns, saxophonist Paul Wainwright, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Don Leppard.
Kenton Dick Quartet
The Kenyon Dick Quartet performs at 2:00 PM on Saturday. The band performs saxophonist Dick's own compositions and arrangements of jazz standards with guitarist Andrew Janusson, bassist Tiana Dick and drummer John Lee.
Ralph Barrat quartet
The Ralph Barrat Quartet plays at 3:00 PM on Saturday, and pays tribute to Frank Sinatra with crooner Barrat singing his favourites from the Ol' Blue Eyes book, with pianist Tom Vickery, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Ron Joiner.
Wanda Nowicki
At 4:00 PM on Saturday, sultry songstress Wanda Nowicki and her Quartet combines offbeat bluesy tunes and classi jazz ballads, with trumpeter Derrick Milton, guitarist David Lippincott, bassist Ian Van Wyck and drummer Laurent Boucher.
Iain Duncan Quartet
The Iain Duncan Quartet, with Duncan on saxophone, Tony Genge on keyboards, Rob Cheramy on guitar and Jon Miller on drums, plays jazz standards mixed with a few original tunes at 5:00 PM on Saturday.
 
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Starting at noon
Toni Blodgett and CanUS
At noon on Sunday, Victoria's CanUS Jazz Band, featuring pianist Toni Blodgett, plays New Orleans style jazz with three-part vocal harmonies, with saxophonist Doug Rhodes, trumpeter Alfons Fear, saxophonist Tom Ackerman, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Don Leppard.
Bastion Band
At 1:30 PM on Sunday, the Bastion Band plays lyrical, bluesy and unhurried takes on the compositions of Jelly Roll Morton, W.C. Handy and Louis Armstrong, with Alfons Fear on trumpet, Joe Hatherill on clarinet, Aaron Watson on guitar and saw, Stephen Brown on piano, guitar and vocals, Joey Smith on bass and Denny Box on drums.
Andrew Homzy's NOLA Nighthawks
At 3:00 PM on Sunday, Andrew Homzy's 10-piece NOLA NightHawks play authentic New Orleans-flavoured arrangements by conductor Homzy.
Johnny Bridgman
At 4:30 PM on Sunday, Victoria music teacher and saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman performs tunes in the trad-jazz oeuvre with his combo including vocalist Shanna Dance, Ryan Tandy on bass and Kelby MacNayr on drums.
Dixie Sweethearts
At 6:00 PM on Sunday, see the Dixie Sweethearts Sextet. The sextet includes Avram McCagherty on banjo and vocals, Al Pease on clarinet, Toni Blodget on piano Alfons Fear on trumpet, Don Cox on tuba and Matt Pease on drums. The group plays in the New Orleans style reminiscent of Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong.
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