Bookmark and Share

Upcoming Shows

Mon. December 19th 8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm
Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
Holiday Big Band Mustard Seed Food Bank Fundraiser Island Big Band $10


No articles found
Island Big Band

Island Big Band

Confirmed: Aug. 30, 2016

Big Band Jazz from Victoria BC

Contact Details

bryn badel
(250) 385-6034

Upcoming Shows (1)
Past Shows (25)

The "Island Big Band" consists of five trumpets, five saxes, four trombones, vocalist, piano, drums, bass, and guitar. This 30-year old Victoria based non-profit aggregation focused on the music styles from the 1930's to the present and for the first ten years or so the band played for dances throughout Southern Vancouver Island. Since then the band's library has progressed to contemporary concert Jazz works intended primarily for the enjoyment of the players and their audiences. Monday night gigs in Victoria include 5 years at Herman's Jazz Club, 2 years each at Swiftsure Lounge, Harpo's Night Club, and Millennium Jazz Club.

The players, by invitation, are professionals and semi-professionals with many years of experience. The band has excellent soloists. Previous guest artists are Paul Horn (flute), the late Floyd Standifer (trumpet), Walter White (trumpet), and Hugh Fraser (trombone).

Our large Library includes several hundred standards in challenging concert arrangements.

No audio samples have been linked to this profile.



Island Big Band - Shaw TV
In this Video Artist(s) Island Big Band
Posted: Jan. 28, 2015
The Island Big Band, Victoria BC.
In this Video Artist(s) Island Big Band
Posted: Jan. 28, 2015

Current Lineup

Jerry BryantPiano1987-present
Bryn Badel1987-present
Sean Drabitt Bass1987-present
Leon Torres Congas1987-present

Past Members

James McRaeDrums1987-1990
Wilf DaviesKeyboards2003-2005


Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Aug. 30, 2016

Submit info on this band to our admins