Spirit of 150 Live Entertainment Schedule: June 26 #yyjevents #Canada150 @Spirit150Vic

Another full schedule of entertainment gets underway at 12:30 and runs right through til the last performance at 8:00PM. You can find all the action at Ship Point Inner Harbour presented by Coast Capital Savings.  If you’re heading down for some free live entertainment, here’s a look at who’s playing when:

12:30 – Nick Mintenko
1:20 – Noah Edwards
2:10 – Adam Bay
3:00 – Rig-A-Jig
4:00 – Geoff Lundstrom

Folk/Roots Night

5:15 – Wire To The Sky
6:00 – Lola Parks
7:00 – Fox Glove
8:00 – Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths

For more information, visit: http://spirit150victoria.ca/home/

The @VicJazzSociety serves up Free Music for Lunch in Centennial Square #yyjmusic #VicJazzfest @VicJazzSociety

There’s FREE music during the lunch hour all this week in Centennial Square.  Pack your lunch and head down for one hour of music.

Today, Canadian vocalist Cari Burdett brings the timelessness of dramatic gypsy cabaret to the stage, taking listeners on a world tour with song and stories of the heart. Her first studio album, Magnolia, was nominated for “Best World Music Album” at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards. Scott White bass, Adrian Dolan keyboards/accordion, and Richard Moody violin

TIME: 12:00PM – 1:15PM

TD Jazzfest Schedule for Monday June 26 #vicjazzfest @VicJazzSociety

TD Jazzfest Victoria

The TD Victoria International Jazzfest rolls into Day 4 with another great line-up to kick off your week.

McPherson Playhouse 7:30PM – Cyrus Chestnut Trio and Kandace Springs Trio Tickets available at the Royal & McPherson Box Office 250-386-6121 or online at www.rmts.bc.ca

Hermann’s Jazz Club 8:30 – Myriad3 Tickets $25 and available at the Victoria Jazz Society Office, Lyle’s Place and the Royal & McPherson Box Office.

Distrikt Nightclub 9:30 – Sammy Miller and the Congregation Tickets $25 and available at the Victoria Jazz Society Office, Lyle’s Place and the Royal & McPherson Box Office.

Hotel Grand Pacific 9:30PM – John Lee Trio Venue has minimum per person charge. Call venue for details. 250-386-0450

Vista 18 8:00PM – Los Gringos Locos Venue has minimum per person charge. Call venue for details (250) 382-9258

Cyrus Chestnut Trio TONIGHT for #VicJazzFest #yyjmusic @vicjazzsociety

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

twin bill with the Kandace Springs Trio

Fans of straight-ahead, blues, and gospel-tinged jazz will want to check out Cyrus Chestnut, a standout pianist who has performed alongside such legends as Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, and Betty Carter.

Although predominantly a post-bop player, Chestnut is not a purist and happily draws elements of Latin, samba, and gospel into his masterly keyboard performances. Subtle and swinging, this easy-going virtuoso has been playing literally around the world for 20 years. His leadership and prowess as a soloist has also led him to be a first call for the piano chair in many big bands, such as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band.  Having recorded over 20 albums under his own name, this guy is the real deal. Eric Wheeler bass and Chris Beck drums.

TICKETS: $45.50/$37.50 (plus service charges) 

Canada 150 Ship Point Schedule June 25 #yyjmusic @Spirit150Vic

If you’re going to be downtown today, don’t forget it’s another full schedule at the Harbour Stage at Ship Point.  Here’s what’s on:

11:00 Welcome by Esquimalt Singers and Dancers
11:15 Traditional Canoe Blessing
12:00 Buckskins Eleven Race
12:15 Lekwungen Traditional Dancers of the Songhees Nation
1:15 Women’s Eleven Race
1:30 Answers Drum Group
2:30 Men’s Eleven Race
2:45 Victoria Native Friendship Centre Drum Group Continue reading “Canada 150 Ship Point Schedule June 25 #yyjmusic @Spirit150Vic”

TD Jazzfest Schedule for Sunday June 25 #yyjevents @VicJazzSociety

TD Jazzfest Victoria

Day three of the TD Victoria International Jazzfest.  Here’s your line-up:

Centennial Square: Free Performances 12:00PM – 5:30PM

Student Performance Day
Oak Bay High Senior Jazz Band
Floogo Jazz Quartet
Spectrum Community School Senior Jazz Band
Wellington High Jazz Combo
Vic High R&B Band

Royal Theatre: Ziggy Marley 7:30PM Tickets

Dave Dunnet Theatre: Donny McCaslin Group 8:ooPM Tickets

Hermann’s Jazz Club: Antonio Ciacca Quintet 8:30PM Tickets

Distrikt Night Club: Nomadic Massive 9:30PM Tickets

Vista 18: Swing Futur 9:30PM

Harbour Towers Jazz Room: Donny McCaslin 4:00 – 5:15PM (Workshop)

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TD Victoria Jazzfest Saturday June 24 Schedule #yyjmusic @vicjazzsociety #vicjazzfest

TD Jazzfest Victoria

Day 2 of TD Victoria International Jazzfest.

Here’s who’s playing:

Centennial Square Free Performances 12:00PM – 5:30PM

Ashley Wey Trio
Jon Miller Quartet
Ariel Pocock

Dave Dunnet Theatre: 8:00PM Quinn Bachand’s Brishen plus Blue Moon Marque. Tickets

Centennial Square 7:30 Nik West plus Wainwright/Kinzel Duo Tickets

Hermann’s Jazz Club 8:30 Phronesis Tickets

Hotel Grand Pacific 9:30 Ariel Pocock Tickets

Vista 18 8:00 Swing Futur Tickets

Harbour Towers Jazz Room 9:30: Ashley Wey Trio Tickets 

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Mavis Staples rocks the Royal to kick off #VicJazzfest @VicJazzSociety #yyjmusic @mavisstaples


The TD Victoria International Jazzfest officially kicked off Friday night (June 23) with the legendary Mavis Staples.  The evening started with a few words from Festival Producer, Artistic Director and Founder Darryl Mar and representatives from TD Canada who have been instrumental in supporting not only local arts, but festivals across the country.

The show opened with Ariel Pocock from North Carolina.  At only 24, she has more than proven that she can more than hold her own in the same venue and company as American Music Icons such as Mavis Staples.

Mavis Staples‘ performance was powerful, uplifting and had the crowd on their feet, particularly with songs like “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself” Two classics she’s been performing for over 5 decades.  Both, originally recorded by The Staples Singers.   Mavis Staples also treated the sold out crowd to “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield) and “The Weight” (The Band).   Continue reading “Mavis Staples rocks the Royal to kick off #VicJazzfest @VicJazzSociety #yyjmusic @mavisstaples”

Canada Day Festivities: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse @FortRoddFisgard #Canada150 #yyjevents

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday, so let’s celebrate with a gun salute, live music and cake! Join the excitement as the Royal Canadian Artillery launches its Canada Day annual gun salute at noon sharp. New this year the salute will be fired from Fort Rodd Hill’s beach at noon sharp. Slices of Victoria’s biggest birthday cake are served shortly thereafter—Thrifty Foods Colwood take great pride in decorating the cake each year.

Enjoy live music performed by military bands and local young talents throughout the day. Continue reading “Canada Day Festivities: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse @FortRoddFisgard #Canada150 #yyjevents”