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Event Archive - TD Victoria International JazzFest: Davina And The Vagabonds

Sat. June 29th 2019 - Sat. June 29th 2019 Centennial Square (All Ages)
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM doors at 6:30 PM
$29 (plus service charges if purchased through RMTS)

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Music: Jazz / Blues
“Easily among the breakout stars at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival.” – Monterey Herald

JazzFest has a very good track record for booking high-energy party bands, and Davina & the Vagabonds is no exception. Brought back by demand after their hit Blues Bash 2018 debut, the rollicking five-piece’s quirky, dance-happy songs evoke vintage New Orleans and the soulful swagger of Memphis. The Vagabonds take the familiar elements of blues, jazz, and R&B and somehow make it both retro and fresh. What takes them over the top is the extraordinary Davina Sowers, a charismatic vocalist and pianist who has been compared to everyone from Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and Janis Joplin . . . to Betty Boop! Maybe just call her the most engaging performer since the young Maria Muldaur strutted onto the scene. For showmanship and sassy professionalism, these guys are hard to beat.

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