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Event Archive - The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite: The Victoria Jazz Orchestra (ft), Rob Cheramy, Bruce Hurn, Andrew Greenwood, Jon Miller, Rainer Roth , Tom Vickery, Marianne Ing, Bruce Meikle, Matt Cameron, Tom Eadie , Liam Caveny, Dave Flello, Dave Michaux, Chris Watt , Doug Awai, Monik Nordine

Tue. November 24th 2015 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm
$20 at the door only.
The Nutcracker Suite written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn is one of our favourite seasonal works, its a delight. In the second half of the program we will perform some of the Christmas music from Rob McConnell's library and a few others.


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The Victoria Jazz Orchestra (big band)

The Victoria Jazz Orchestra is presented by Artistic Director, Monik Nordine. The VJO has a fluctuating personnel comprised of Victoria’s finest jazz musicians. Dave Emery, Bruce Meikle, Rob Cheramy and Tom Vickery are our rhythm section and often in the brass you will hear Dave Flello, Miguelito Valdes, Mike Broadley, Dave Michaux, Marianne ... more info

Bruce Hurn

Bruce has been an active writer and performer of jazz both locally and internationally. He holds a Masters degree in music composition and theory, and has had a musical career spanning over 30 years. In Canada he has performed with artists such as Michael Buble, David Foster, Rob McConnell, Maria Schneider, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Tempt... more info

Jon Miller (Jazz, Rock/Funk/Pop, Blues, C+W, Latin...)

Jazz trained drummer with experience in small group and big band Jazz and many other styles including Rock/Funk/Pop, Blues, C+W, Latin and Pit Orchestra work. I also have many years teaching experience with many of my students going on to post secondary studies and playing careers. Student of Alan Dawson, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Louis Williamson and... more info
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Monik Nordine (jazz, latin, blues)

Monik Nordine teaches saxophone, jazz combo and ear training through the Camosun College Professional School at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and taught saxophone for 6 years at Vancouver Island University. She directs the Victoria Jazz Orchestra, performing monthly at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC. Monik has performed with Rob McConnel... more info