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Event Archive - The Victoria Jazz Orchestra with Mike Allen perform the music of Joe Henderson: The Victoria Jazz Orchestra, Mike Allen, Bruce Hurn, Doug Awai, Rainer Roth , Amanda Paterson, Alfons Fear, Miguelito Valdes, Mike Broadley, Marianne Ing, Karen Hough , Norbert Ziegler, Tom Eadie , Matt Cameron, Dave Enns, Scott MacInnes, Rob Cheramy, Chris Watt , Tom Vickery, Bruce Miekle, Jon Miller, Monik Nordine

Tue. May 26th 2015 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
7:30 - 9:30 doors at 7pm
general $30, students $20
Presented by: Monik Nordine
During the early part of his career living in NYC, Joe Henderson was part of group of musicians who met weekly to “work out” on their big band arrangements. It wasn’t until near the end of his career that Joe recorded what turned out to be the highly-acclaimed and influential album, “Joe Henderson Big Band” (Verve). On May 26 we will be performing selections from that album, and Mike Allen will be “playing” Joe’s part, which involves lots of soloing.

During Mike's private studies with Joe in 1996/97 Joe often spoke with great enthusiasm about the big band album project he had just completed, and what a thrill it was to reach his goal. Mike has been a proponent of his playing and compositional style since the late 1980s and says, "I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to join the VJO, led by saxophonist (and former student) Monik Nordine, in paying tribute to Joe’s accomplishment."


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The Victoria Jazz Orchestra (big band)

Comprised of the city`s most prominent and accomplished jazz artists, The Victoria Jazz Orchestra performs monthly at Hermann's Jazz Club on every last Tuesday and each show features new material as well as guest conductors and guest soloists. The repertoire features Boss Brass arrangements and other prominent Canadian jazz composers and repertoire... more info

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Scott MacInnes

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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
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