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Event Archive - Allison Henry:

Thu. February 26th 2015 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8pm doors at 6pm
Not just another singer-songwriter. Ali is known to reinterpret and improvise on many familiar tunes, often ending up with entirely new melodies, lyrics and rhythmic grooves. With a repertoire that includes warm, sensual rhythms of Brazil and emotionally charged blues done in the Etta James tradition. “Her playfully, collaborative approach to music, along with a tender yet exhilarating voice, makes an evening with Ali Henry a memorable experience,” Eric Tompkins, Guitarist. With a background rooted in gospel music, and influences such as Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, and Etta James, each helped her form her own artistic development, interpretation and passion toward acoustic stylings of the bossa nova, blues and jazz music.

With the 2011 launch of her album ‘On My Mind’, Ali teamed up with pianist Neville Bowman, and double bassist Bernie Addington of Kelowna, BC. With the addition of Martin Lord on drums, and Craig Thomson on saxophone, the Quartet continues to perform through out the Okanagan, at Venues like the Vernon Jazz Club. Her original music has become a crowd favorite from festivals stages and large civic centre events, to intimate pubs, lounges and restaurant settings.

Ali recently shared the stage with Royal Wood at the Prince George Playhouse, ColdSnap music festival 2014. She was also vocalist for the upbeat dance band called the B Boss Jive band, managed by Earl Krushelnicki in 2013, as well as “Ali and The Northern Boyz,” which was a creation of her own. Recently, Ali released an original tune entitled ‘My Love,’ with guitarist Eric Tompkins, and two 2013 Holiday singles ‘Silent Night,’ and ‘Wave’ by Tom Jobim (all available on You Tube and website shown above. Currently, Ali is working with Latin Guitarist Jason Corbett of Vancouver. With Ali on the Cajon and vocals and Jason on guitar, together the duo performs timeless classics bringing unique rhythms, fresh arrangements and heat to each performance.

Ticket reservations are highly recommended.
To make a ticket reservation, please email and leave a message including:
- your FULL name
- phone number
- how many tickets you would like
- for what show and date.
The box office is cash only.
Please note that reservations are made for tickets, not tables.
Seating is first-come, first serve. Come early for best seats.
Table reservations will be made for groups of 6 or more that wish to arrive 1 hour prior to showtime.
Doors are generally 6pm show at 8pm. Please check the calendar to confirm.
Cash, credit and debit are accepted in the restaurant.
Ticket reservations will only be held 15 min to showtime unless otherwise noted.

Thank you for supporting live music!

Hermann's Jazz Club
753 View Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1J9
Tel: (250) 388-9166
Fax: (250) 388-5455



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