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Event Archive - Worldbeat /Latin Jazz Jam:

Sun. May 3rd 2009 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8pm - 11pm doors at 7pm
Presented by: Turiya Mareya
n May 2009 Hermann's Jazz Club will begin and ongoing Sunday night WorldBeat Jam Session hosted by Latin Jazz Pianist Turiya Mareya. In May the first hour of every Sunday will be a Womens Jazz Showcase featuring some of of Victoria's Women Jazz artists,including vocalists and instrumentalists, performing in the WorldBeat and Latin Jazz genres.

Date: Every Sunday night beginning May 3rd 2009
Place: Hermann's Night Club 753 View Street Victoria, British Columbia
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Cost $10 (Jam Session Participants Free)

This provides an opportunity for the Youth and world music communities of Victoria to have an opportunity to experience playing with a Latin band as well as experimenting with African and world music influences. Jazz has been influenced greatly by the cultures of Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean all reflecting the African diaspora. Jazz has been one of the major sources of global unity and there is a continuous exciting fusion of world cultures keeping the music alive and constantly growing

May 3rd Maureen Washington
With a vocal style that encompasses the soul of Etta James, and Carmen McRae, the modernity of Holly Cole and the playfulness of Jann Arden, Maureen Washington evokes comparison to some of the great female Jazz singers of our time yet remains one of a kind.
Maureen Washington songstress for a variety of different ensembles, began her music career in Prince George where she sang in a funk, blues, swing, jazz band named BOP, who recorded an EP, taught Jazz clinics, and played local venues and festivals. The band BOP was widely acclaimed in the area as the best dance band, performing rearranged classics and lively originals. Along with the band she also performed for restaurants and corporate events with pianist David Sproule.

Now based in Victoria, Maureen performs with many different configurations: from duos to sextets at several high end venues around Vancouver Island. She also performed at 3 events during 2008 International Victoria Jazz Fest.

Maureen has worked extensively in the music industry, as a singer songwriter, vocal instructor, performer, and has hosted and performed main stage for 4 years (2004 - 2007) at the Prince George International Folk Fest, sharing the stage with Bruce Cockburn, Janis Ian, Martyn Joseph and twice hosted festival clinics one with Florida's Lee Boys and Ruthie Foster and a second with Amy Millan on female songwriters.

Early in her career Maureen also hosted a musicians showcase, providing an opportunity for local talent to be seen by the public.

Her discography includes a sold out Christmas album "Baby it's Cold Outside" 2005 "BOP" 2004 along with "Fly Away Be At Rest" 2004 and "Beyond the Veil" 2003; these two were self produced.


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