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The Victoria Jazz Orchestra

big band from Victoria BC

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The Victoria Jazz Orchestra

since circa 2013
The Victoria Jazz Orchestra is Vancouver Island’s premiere jazz big band. Formed in May 2013 by Monik Nordine, The Victoria Jazz Orchestra has been featured at The Victoria International Jazz Festival (2017) and The Nanaimo International Jazz Festival (2018).

Comprised of the city`s most prominent and accomplished jazz artists, The Victoria Jazz Orchestra has performed often at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC and each show features new repertoire as well as guest conductors and guest soloists. The VJO has featured saxophonists Mike Allen and P.J. Perry, trumpeter Mike Herriot and composers and conductors Chelsea McBride, Jill Townsend, Bill Coon, Ian McDougall, Alan Matheson, Andrew Homzy, and Greg Bush and the repertoire features Boss Brass arrangements and other prominent Canadian jazz composers as well as repertoire from the 20th century big band canon.
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Victoria Jazz Orchestra: Live
( March 2019 Magenta Music )

Current Lineup

Doug Awai
Sax
Karen Hough
french horn
Rob Cheramy
guitar
Jon Miller
drums
Tom Vickery
piano
Scott McInnes
trombone
David Enns
trombone
Alfons Fear
trumpet
Dave Flello
trumpet
Bryn Badel
Trumpet
1999 - present
David Emery
drums
2015 - present
David Michaux
trumpet
2015 - present

Artist Articles

Victoria Jazz Orchestra Honours Heart of Music Scene

Known as the heart of Vancouver's vibrant jazz scene, saxophonist and pianist Ross Taggart let a national legacy of impressive musical contributions, along with an unmatched sense of humour. On Sunday, April 15 the Victoria Jazz Orchestra and special gue
Author: Gulf Islands Driftwood
Published by: Driftwood Publishing Ltd.

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