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Event Archive - Monster Bash with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra: Monik Nordine, Andrew Greenwood, Bruce Hurn, Brooke Maxwell, Jon Miller, Rob Cheramy, James Young, Pablo Cardenas, Alfons Fear

Tue. October 28th 2014 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8pm - 11pm doors at 7pm
By Donation $20 suggested donation
The Victoria Jazz Orchestra Monster Bash Zombie Band is celebrating Halloween in a creepy fashion with hits of the big band era such as Neil Hefti's "The Creeper", Buddy Rich's "Beulah Witch", "Mueva los Huesos (Shake Your Bones)" by Gord Goodwin and more ghoulish music.

Co-directed by Monik Nordine and Bruce Hurn

admission: $20 suggested donation

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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

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

Brooke Maxwell

You never know what this guy is going to make the piano do ... but, it's going to swing! He's got an eclectic set list, a lively presence and elastic voice to match, so prepare yourself for a musical adventure! From jazz classics to Radiohead, he plays the great standards old & new. more info

Jon Miller (Jazz)

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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James Young (Bassist)

Veteran Bassist and Recording Artist James Young has performed extensively across Canada and the U.S.A His professional career, spanning over 20 years, includes playing and recording with many world class musicians. He has played with Holly Cole, Lenny Breau, Phil Nimmons, Julius Hemphill, Lee Konitz, Roscoe Mitchell, Sam Rivers, to name only a... more info

Pablo Cardenas (Jazz, Classical, Latin, Pop & Fusion)

Pablo Luis Cardenas is a pianist with the ability to play in a multitude of styles each with enthusiasm, skill and finesse. He has a charisma and charm that both intrigues and entertains his audience. This talented musician originates from Cuba and was destined for a life in music after his hands first touched a piano at the age of five. When he... more info

Alfons Fear (Jazz,Rock,World)

Alfons Fear is a versatile trumpet player. A native of Victoria, Alfons performs jazz, classical, and contemporary music. He has a B.Mus. (2014) from the University of Victoria majoring in music composition and a diploma in jazz studies from Humber College (1994). At UVIC Alfons studied composition with John Celona and studied trumpet pedagogy with... more info
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