Jazz

Spectators had their choice of seats in the sun or the shade while taking in a past performance in the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. The TD Victoria International JazzFest will produce shows at the outdoor venue on June 25 and 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

TD Victoria International JazzFest adds Bullen Park, Beacon Hill to venue roster

Multi-genre music festival offers local, international performers June 24 to July 3

 

Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘I’m an Albertan’: Jazz legend Big Miller left swinging legacy in his adopted home

Clarence (Big) Horatius Miller was born in 1922 and grew up in Kansas

 

Ashley Wey, Hermann’s Jazz Club’s booking manager and longtime performer at the Victoria venue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club makes first and only pandemic plea amid struggles

Recent capacity restrictions have been the hardest yet on local music institution

 

The Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park, where the Victoria Jazz Society will stage eight jazz performances Sept. 4 and 5. (Black Press file photo)

Free blues shows available online; jazz in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park

TD Victoria International JazzFest arranges mini-festivals between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5

The Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park, where the Victoria Jazz Society will stage eight jazz performances Sept. 4 and 5. (Black Press file photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School graduate Johannes Wallmann will release his ninth album, 'Elegy for an Undiscovered Species' on June 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School graduate Johannes Wallmann will release his ninth album, 'Elegy for an Undiscovered Species' on June 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Drummer Kelby MacNayr and friends play a Nov. 11 show at Hermann’s Jazz Club, part of its Community Nights series of free concerts. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Musical connections feed the soul at Victoria venue

Hermann’s does its part to put performers in front of live audiences, with free community concerts

Drummer Kelby MacNayr and friends play a Nov. 11 show at Hermann’s Jazz Club, part of its Community Nights series of free concerts. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

LISTEN: Quick turnaround for song penned by B.C. Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released
Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)
Stephan Nieweler is one of three children who inherited Hermann’s Jazz Club and the adjoining Hermann’s Upstairs from their father, Hermann Nieweler, when he passed away in 2015. The club has held a lot of memories, but now needs to go on the market. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hermann’s co-owner says it’s ‘bittersweet’ to sell his father’s business

Victoria’s downtown music staple, Hermann’s Jazz Club now for sale

Stephan Nieweler is one of three children who inherited Hermann’s Jazz Club and the adjoining Hermann’s Upstairs from their father, Hermann Nieweler, when he passed away in 2015. The club has held a lot of memories, but now needs to go on the market. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Hermann’s Jazz Club is listed at $4.5 million (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria jazz icon up for sale

Hermann’s Jazz Club is listed at $4.5 million

Hermann’s Jazz Club is listed at $4.5 million (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Hermann’s Jazz Club will run under the operation of the Arts on View Society starting July 15. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria arts society takes over management at Hermann’s Jazz Club

The Arts on View Society will be taking over business starting July 15

Hermann’s Jazz Club will run under the operation of the Arts on View Society starting July 15. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sidney singer Edie Daponte has launched a new tour. She credits living in Sidney for much of her inspiration and feels people over 50 shouldn’t be afraid to follow their dreams.

Sidney jazz singer who kicked off career after age 50, heads on B.C. tour

Sidney singer Edie Daponte is about to embark on a B.C.-wide tour, starting on Feb. 3.

Sidney singer Edie Daponte has launched a new tour. She credits living in Sidney for much of her inspiration and feels people over 50 shouldn’t be afraid to follow their dreams.
Juno Award-winner laying the Hammer down in Victoria

Juno Award-winner laying the Hammer down in Victoria

Jazz and boogie woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer returns to where it all began

Juno Award-winner laying the Hammer down in Victoria
Macy Gray, one of nine female band leaders among those playing ticketed shows at the TD Victoria International Jazz Festival, is among the headliners of this year’s event. Courtesy jazzvictoria.ca

TD VICTORIA JAZZ FEST 2018: Diversity of musical styles key to festival’s success

Now in its 35th year, this summer festival staple spotlights jazz, blues, soul and more

Macy Gray, one of nine female band leaders among those playing ticketed shows at the TD Victoria International Jazz Festival, is among the headliners of this year’s event. Courtesy jazzvictoria.ca
Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony are among the headliners for this year’s TD Victoria International JazzFest, running June 22 to July 1. jazzvictoria.ca

TD Victoria International Jazzfest releases 2018 concert schedule

From blues to bluegrass to jazz in all its forms, JazzFest has something for everyone

Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony are among the headliners for this year’s TD Victoria International JazzFest, running June 22 to July 1. jazzvictoria.ca
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosts annual series of live jazz

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosts annual series of live jazz

U-Jam brings innovative performances to the halls of Spencer mansion

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosts annual series of live jazz
Jazz band GoGo Penguin turns electronic music acoustic

Jazz band GoGo Penguin turns electronic music acoustic

The trio play at the Dave Dunnet Theatre Sept. 8.

  • Sep 8, 2017
Jazz band GoGo Penguin turns electronic music acoustic