Barenaked Ladies celebrate 20th Anniv. of “Stunt”

Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies via barenakedladies.com

STUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION – Barenaked Ladies Revisit Their Most Successful Album With A CD/DVD Set That Features Bonus Tracks And The 1999 Documentary, Barenaked In America

LOS ANGELES – Barenaked Ladies are celebrating three decades of music this year with a summer tour and special edition of their most successful album, Stunt. The band, which was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year, was also honored during a ceremony at the Juno Awards.

STUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION features several bonus tracks along with a DVD that includes the 1999 documentary about the band’s Stunt tour directed by long-time fan Jason Priestly, titled Barenaked In America. This documentary features nearly 90 minutes of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. Until now, the film has been unavailable on DVD in North America.

STUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION  CD/DVD set (PRICE) and double-LP (PRICE) set will be available on September 28. The music will also be available digitally and via streaming services on July 6.

Barenaked Ladies originally released their fourth and most successful studio album, Stunt, in July 1998. Stunt peaked at #3 on the Billboard. The album reached platinum status four times in both the US and Canada, and was certified gold in the UK. This year, band will celebrate their 30thAnniversary on October 1, 2018.

The album’s first single, “One Week,” was a breakthrough for the Canadian band in America, hitting #1 on the singles chart. The single sold more than five million copies and earned them a Grammy ® nomination. Other standout tracks from the hit album include: “It’s All Been Done,” “Call And Answer,” and “Light Up My Room.” The band recorded “Alcohol” completely naked, continuing a tradition it started with its first album, Gordon. STUNT: 20THANNIVERSARY EDITION includes three bonus songs: the album outtakes “She’s On Time” and “Long Way Back Home,” plus “Get In Line,” which originally appeared on the King Of The Hill Soundtrack. The vinyl version of this collection includes all the bonus tracks except “Get In Line.”

Today, the band will release a rare version of “Long Way Back Home” and will hit the road with Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall for the Last Summer on Earth 2018 Tour starting in Prior Lake, MN. Details on the tour can be found here: www.barenakedladies.com

For more information about BARENAKED LADIES, please contact Jessica Giordano in the Rhino Media Relations Department at jessica.giordano@rhino.com or 818-238-6403.

STUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

CD/DVD Track Listing:

  1. “One Week”
  2. “It’s All Been Done”
  3. “Light Up My Room”
  4. “I’ll Be That Girl”
  5. “Leave”
  6. “Alcohol”
  7. “Call and Answer”
  8. “In The Car”
  9. “Never Is Enough”
  10. “Who Needs Sleep”
  11. “Told You So”
  12. “Some Fantastic”
  13. “When You Dream”

Bonus Tracks

  1. “She’s On Time” – From the Ltd. Edition
  2. “Long Way Back Home” – From the Ltd. Edition
  3. “Get In Line” – from King Of The Hill Soundtrack

 

STUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

LP Track Listing

  1. “One Week”
  2. “It’s All Been Done”
  3. “Light Up My Room”
  4. “I’ll Be That Girl”
  5. “Leave”
  6. “Alcohol”
  7. “Call and Answer”
  8. “In The Car”
  9. “Never Is Enough”
  10. “Who Needs Sleep”
  11. “Told You So”
  12. “Some Fantastic”
  13. “When You Dream”

Bonus Tracks

  1. “She’s On Time” – From the Ltd. Edition
  2. “Long Way Back Home” – From the Ltd. Edition

 

DVD

Barenaked In America – Documentary of the band’s “Stunt” tour, directed by Jason Priestly

1. A Glimpse Like no Other

2. Stunt Tour ’98; “Be My Yoko Ono”

3. Not The Road; “Who Needs Sleep”

4. Barenaked

5. Canada, Eh?

6. Backstage

7. Improvisation

8. On Stage; “Alcohol”

9. Rhythm; “Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank”

10. So Different; Break Your Heart”

11. Barenaked Hockey

12. Christmas Special; “The Old Apartment”

13. Bare-Who; “One Week”

14. New York; “If I Had $1,000,000”

15. Success; “It’s All Been Done”

16. Kevin; “Call And Answer”

17. Years To Come; “Brian Wilson”

18. End Credits; “Long Way Back Home”

 

The Stunt Tour – DVD

19. Introduction

20. It’s All Been Done

21. Who Needs Sleep

22. Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank

23. Alcohol

24. Call And Answer

25. Some Fantastic (ivory and Ivory)

26. One Week

27. Break Your Heart

28. The Old Apartment

29. Brian Wilson

30. If I Had $1,000,000

John Mellencamp – November 12 Victoria

John Mellencamp VictoriaJohn Mellencamp – November 12

John Mellencamp To Embark On Canadian Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour. The tour will visit Victoria November 12.

Following two hugely-successful U.S. concert tours, John will set out once again this Fall for 20+ stops across Canada for his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of Mellencamp’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concerts of his career, the tour will begin September 26th in Moncton, NB and span two months ending in Abbotsford, BC on November 14th. Mellencamp.com

John Mellencamp tickets will go on sale Friday, June 1st  for the Canadian Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Fall Tour! Watch Mellencamp.com’s TOUR page closely for updates

They will once again be offering pre-sale ticket access for free members of Mellencamp.com. Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 PM. Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show

The general public ticket on-sales are scheduled for Friday, June 1st at 10:00 AM local venue time .  Purchase links will be available on Mellencamp.com’sTOUR page. Read More

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John Mellencamp

ABOUT JOHN MELLENCAMP

John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Additionally, he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14, 2018. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years.

John Mellencamp’s album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, is his 23rd over the course of a remarkable career. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life and showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music.

John also wrote the title song for the film, The Yellow Birds, an American war film directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette. A theatrical release of this movie will debut June 15, 2018. As well, John journeyed into the darkness of coal mining life in his reverent cover of Merle Travis’ 1946 song “Dark as a Dungeon,” recorded in support of National Geographic’s acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, “From The Ashes,” produced by Michael Bloomberg, former NYC Mayor.

John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. Currently John’s second solo exhibition at the ACA Gallery titled “Life, Death, Love, and Freedom” opened on April 26, 2018 running through June 2, 2018.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical/play with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett will travel to various colleges and regional/local theaters in 2018.

Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of heartland rock; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel. John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.

 

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Victoria Pride Week #yyjevents @VictoriaPride

2018 Victoria Pride Week is quickly approaching, and it’s going to be another great week of events culminating with the Victoria Pride Parade and Festival on July 8th.

Here’s a quick look at some of the highlites:

July 1: The Annual Memorial Dragball Game
Vic West Ball Park @ Bay St & Wilson, across from Save on Foods

July 8:  The Victoria Pride Parade and The Victoria Pride Festival in MacDonald Park. The parade begins at the corner of Pandora and Government, continuing south on Government, turning west on Belleville and then south on Menzies until turning west at Kingston; parade moves south on Oswego ending at MacDonald Park at the corner of Oswego and Simcoe.


Complete list of events HERE
Gallery of images Victoria Pride Parade 2011 – 2017

Society’s mission is based on empowerment. We empower those who are – or think they might be – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, friends and allies.

Victoria Pride WeekThe Victoria Pride Society was born from a casual picnic in Beacon Hill Park over 20 years ago. Since the time of its creation, the Victoria Pride Society has focused on supporting the inclusiveness, accessibility, and diversity of Pride Week events. Today, we are one of a few national Pride Societies who encourage all people to walk the Pride parade route – generating thousands of people ‘proudly’ walking the streets of Victoria for themselves, colleagues, or loved ones.

As our community, sponsors, and supporters grow, so too does the opportunity to share who we are, where we come from, and most importantly, our personal pride. Being ‘proud’ transcends any one week of any given year. Being ‘proud’ is an achievement garnered throughout a lifetime. The Victoria Pride Society is here to provide support, connection, education, and celebration for every individual in their own quest to be proud.

Don’t forget to download a copy of our bylaws and constitution.

Rifflandia Festival 2018 Line-Up is out

RifflandiaRIFFLANDIA FESTIVAL

The 2018 Rifflandia Festival lineup is in full-bloom and we could not be more excited to share it with you!

This September come experience performances from Daniel CaesarAdventure ClubJessie ReyezCurrent Swell & Friends, Bishop Briggs, and many more.

For daily park lineups, most ticket types, and up-to-date festival information head over to www.rifflandia.com.

Stay tuned for over 50 more artists and the full schedule to be announced early this summer.

 

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Jill Barber returns to Victoria November 3

Jill Barber

jill barberJill Barber has become renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era. The songs on Fool’s Gold are delivered by that distinct, evocative voice of an artist who has drawn inspiration from a cross section of musical genres. Regardless of Jill’s influences, the one thing you are always assured of is that you know a Jill Barber song when you hear it, and chances are, you’ll never forget it…

2 time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, is one of Canada’s brightest stars – selling out theatres coast to coast and headlining the country’s most prestigious festivals. Her albums have sold over 100,000 copies and her album Mischievous Moon spent 13 straight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Jazz Charts and debuted at #12 on the US Billboard Jazz charts. Her song “Chances” was also featured on the soundtrack for the hit series “Orange is the New Black.” She has fans in Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, Kris Kristofferson (who hails Jill as a “real songwriter, a damn good songwriter”) and collaborator Ron Sexsmith.

Having earned over twenty award nominations and with two top-selling albums in English, in 2013 Jill released the french language album “Chansons,” after a celebrated performance at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival where she sang (for the first time ever) a French translation of one of her songs, “Tous Mes Rêves” (“All My Dreams”). Chansons has firmly established Jill as an artist to watch in both French and English, and an upcoming 2015 European tour is sure to expand her fan base even more.

Jill Barber
Capital Ballroom
858 Yates Street
$35.00Ages 19+ TICKETS

Johnny Lang and Mavis Staples One Night Only! September 25

Jonny Lang and Mavis Staples

A double bill of mammoth talent and history.  Jonny Lang and Mavis Staples appear for ONE NIGHT at the Royal Theatre September 25.  Tickets start at $84.75. TICKETS

Legendary GRAMMY award-winning American guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jonny Lang, brings his signature blues to Canadian audiences at Royal Theatre on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Showcasing his 2017 release, Signs, Lang segues between funk, rock and blues revealing poetic tales that narrate the universal catharsis of living life in this world.

Since the release of his platinum selling debut album at the age of fifteen, Lang has built a reputation as one of the most dynamic live performers and guitarists of his generation. Lang earned his cred by performing with some of the legends of music by sharing the stage with BB King, Buddy Guy, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan just to name a few.

Admittedly, Lang suffered the pitfalls of achieving fame at such an early age by succumbing to the temptations of drugs and alcohol. Lang attributes finding God in 2000 for being able to sober up and beginning the process of battling against his personal demons. Although his lyrics speak honestly and passionately as to where he is in his life now—they inspire, excite, get people up on their feet, but never preach. His mission is to find the words that can be applied to any situation, delivered with huge guitar tones and “go for broke” solos playing directly to the soul of the listener.

Mavis Staples

Performing with her world-renowned family The Staple Singers, Mavis Staples grew up dealing with the atrocities of racism whilst touring throughout the American south during the civil unrest of the 1960’s.

See images of Mavis Staples from 2017 Jazzfest

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Mavis Staples – Jazzfest Victoria (2017)

At the beginning of her eighth decade of singing truth, Staples opines, “we’re not loving one another the way we should.” With the release of her latest album, If All I Was Was Black, Staples intends to do her part to, “change the world.” Staples’ third collaboration with songwriter, producer (and Wilco frontman) Jeff Tweedy, is an interracial, multi-generational kinship that delivers both fury and despair; yet demands love and change. Each song celebrates the spiritual joy and hope in a higher power and at the same time channels the pain and heartache of our shared humanity.

As a GRAMMY award winner (including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award), a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Blues Hall of Fame, and as a Kennedy Center Honoree, Mavis Staples uses her gifts to “bring us all together as people.” Staples confides, “You can’t stop me. You can’t break me. I’m too loving.”

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The Proclaimers McPherson Playhouse September 8

The Proclaimers

Atomique Productions presents…

THE PROCLAIMERS
plus Siobhan Wilson
Saturday, September 8
The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages

Advance tickets: $39.50 – $44.50 + s/c – Available at www.rmts.bc.ca(http://bit.ly/PRCLMRSVIC) or at the Royal or McPherson Box Offices

THE PROCLAIMERS
THE PROCLAIMERS

The Proclaimers: Born in Leith in 1962, Craig and Charlie Reid grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home, they listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams. At school they played in punk bands and formed The Proclaimers in 1983.

With a fervent live following growing in Scotland, particularly in Inverness where they performed regularly, The Proclaimers first big break came late in 1986 when they were invited to tour with The Housemartins. Then in January 1987 they made a now seminal appearance on the Channel 4 pop programme The Tube, performing Letter From America & Throw The ‘R’ Away. Singing in regional accents about Scotland – its emigration and its politics – they were a far cry from the mid-Eighties playlist staples of Rick Astley and Sinitta, and became a phenomenon almost overnight, signing to Chrysalis within a month and recording their debut album acoustically, This Is The Story, a week later, produced by the man who also signed them to Chrysalis, John Williams.

The Proclaimers

 Voted NME Readers Best New Band that year, The Proclaimers toured the UK extensively and a new ‘band’ version of Letter From America, produced by Gerry Rafferty went Top 3 in November. Complementing their raw, stripped down delivery with the greater musical scope of a full band, they then embraced country and rock on their second album, 1988’s Sunshine On Leith produced by Pete Wingfield, which also saw them form their first full live band and go on a 9 month World tour.

In addition to the deeply moving classic title track which has gone on to be an anthem for Hibs fans, the album featured hit singles, the raucous, euphoric I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and I’m On My Way. In 1989 ‘I’m Gonna Be’ spent 6 weeks at number 1 in Australia and a was a top 10 college radio hit in USA. The song went on to soar to No. 3 during a 6-month reign in the US Billboard Singles Chart in 1993 after appearing on the soundtrack of the Johnny Depp film Benny And Joon. I’m On My Way also re-emerged in 2001 when it subsequently accompanied one of the pivotal scenes in the hit movie Shrek.

The Proclaimers, Craig and Charlie,  have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

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CORY WEEDS QUINTET plays The Rubber Boot Club

CORY WEEDS QUINTET f. Terell Stafford and Harold Mabern

Saxophonist Cory Weeds teams up with legendary pianist Harold Mabern and renowned trumpeter Terell Stafford for a night of music that you won’t forget! A giant of contemporary ja zz, Terell Stafford is an incredibly gifted and versatile player who combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism.

An unforgettable performer who turns every performance into an informal master class, Harold Mabern regales audiences with his first-hand account of jazz history. His music is marked by unmistakable purpose and harmonic authority and he employs a powerful technique and deep insight into a wide range of repertoire from the Great American Songbook to his own soulful
originals.

Cory Weeds is an expressive player with a sound firmly rooted in the jazz tradition. This past year Weeds’ 13th release as a leader, Let’s Groove spent 43 weeks at on the JazzWeek charts. With Michael Glynn bass and Julian MacDonough drums.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – 8:30pm (doors open 8:00pm)

Venue: Rubber Boot Club 1605 Store St. (Victoria’s latest live music venue located in the basement of Swan’s Pub/Hotel – seating available)

Tickets: $27 advance/VJS members $30 at the door (service charges may apply)

On sale Monday, April 16

Tickets for: CORY WEEDS QUINTET f. Terell Stafford and Harold Mabern Available: Victoria Jazz Society Office no service charges (977 Alston St. or 250-388-4423), and the Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 or online at www.rmts.bc.ca)

 

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Great Lake Swimmers • Capital Ballroom September 20 (Victoria, BC)

Atomique Productions presents…

Great Lake Swimmers

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS
plus guests

Thursday, September 20
Capital Ballroom
Doors: 8:00 PM
19+

Advance tickets: $24.00 – Available at Ticketweb.ca (bit.ly/GRTLKSWMRSVIC) and Lyle’s Place

ARTIST INFO

Great Lake Swimmers – “Still”

A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Dekker and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.

Those familiar with the decade-long output of Great Lake Swimmers will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together. The familiar versus the strange theme is also running through this record, both in the instrumentation and in the songwriting (“Zero In The City”, “I Was A Wayward Pastel Bay”).

As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. One of the unique and unusual locations was Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario, where a number of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks, including the main parts for “Don’t Leave Me Hanging,” “The Great Bear” and “With Every Departure,” were recorded amid haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats.

The violins were recorded at the Heliconian Club of Toronto, while the bass and drum tracks were largely recorded at the Chalet Studio just outside of Toronto, a unique chalet-style recording space located on 40 acres of rolling hills and trails, in proximity to the shores of Lake Ontario. The pastoral and elemental nature of these spaces surfaces throughout the album.

The title, A Forest Of Arms, is taken from album track “The Great Bear,” a song inspired by a trip Dekker took to the northern rainforests of British Columbia in September 2013 with the World Wildlife Fund. It’s a pristine wilderness area that is under threat of being compromised by the construction of a pipeline, and Dekker and the group have been very vocal in their opposition to it. In a broader sense, the title is also a reference to the sense of community surrounding the Toronto-based band, as well as the band’s own growing families, exhibited in the songs “Something Like A Storm” and “Expecting You.”

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The Complete 2018 Line-Up for Victoria Jazzfest Announced

Jazzfest VictoriaThe VICTORIA JAZZ SOCIETY Announces:
The 35th TD VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL JAZZFEST

The Victoria Jazz Society is proud to announce the complete line up of artists/bands for the 35th edition of the TD Victoria International JazzFest.  Victoria Jazzfest 2018 has an operating budget of $1,000,000 and will create an economic impact of well over $5.5 million to the City of Victoria. The festival hopes to once again attract an audience of over 40,000 people to what has become Victoria and Vancouver Island’s longest running multi-day professional music festival.

Jazzfest Victoria
Dee Dee Bridgewater June 22 7:30PM


THE TEN HOT DAYS AND NIGHTS OF THE COOLEST MUSIC IN TOWN will happen from June 22 to July 1, 2018 when the TD JazzFest will present a culturally and musically diverse program of 80 stunning performances and four workshop/clinics on 9 stages in downtown Victoria. Jazz is the “sound of surprise,” which will be heard when over 350 musicians in 61 bands from around the world, including artists from Poland, the United Kingdom, the Sudan, the United States, and across Canada, perform in our city during the 35th edition (34th anniversary) of the TD Victoria International JazzFest.

Previously announced headliners appearing in the Marquee Series at the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse are Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Memphis Soulphony, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Macy Gray, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, GoGo Penguin, Morgan James, Jamison Ross and the Jerry Douglas Band.

Additional headlining jazz artists appearing in the ticketed Presentation Series at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High School include: Ranee Lee, the Vincent Herring Quartet, and the Julian Lage Trio.

The festival will also present two ticketed nights of funk, hip hop, Bhangra and world music in Centennial Square with Ghost-Note and Red Baraat.

The new live music venue, The Rubber Boot Club, will host nine nights of performances in which Canada’s established and emerging jazz talent will be featured with Al Muirhead’s Canadian QuintetAllison Au QuartetEllen DotyFrancois Bourassa QuartetLes MalcommodesSean Drabitt, and Maya Rae. ECM recording artist, Maciej Obara Quartet from Poland, and the Johnny O’Neal Trio from New York add some international flare to this series.

Victoria Jazzfest
Alsarah & The Nubatones

The “sounds of surprise” will continue in the festival at the Victoria Event Centre with the soulful R&B of the Jerry Granelli Group w. Robben Ford and Bob Lanzetti, the multi-lingual hip hop and world music of the Alsarah & The Nubatones from the Sudan, and the blues and rockabilly infused vocals of Lindsay Beaver & The 24th St. Wailers from Austin, Texas.

The festival’s “best kept secret”, The Late Night Gig and Jam Sessions, will also take place at the Victoria Event Centre on both weekends of the festival. These sessions will be hosted by Victoria’s Damian Graham Trio on June 22 and 23 and Kelby MacNayr Trio on June 29 and 30.

There will be 22 “free to the public” performances taking place over nine afternoons in Centennial Square, featuring many of Victoria’s top local jazz bands.  Highlighting these free performances is the TD sponsored “Student Performance Day” on Sunday, June 24, which showcases Vancouver Island’s young jazz talent. Featured student bands for 2018 are: Oak Bay High Senior Jazz BandSpectrum Community School Senior Jazz Band Combos,Wellington High Jazz Combos, and the Vic High R&B Band.

Four “free to the public” workshop/clinics will take place in “Room 139” of the Oak Bay High School, hosted by touring artists performing at the festival including (1) bassist MonoNeon anddrummer Sput, from Ghost-Note, (2) saxophonist Vincent Herring and pianist Dave Kikoski and (3) guitarist Julian Lage, as well as (4) Justin Time music label president Jim West. These workshops are presented with the funding support of TD’s Community Relations program.

Local restaurants presenting jazz performances during the ten days of the TD JazzFest include the Pacific Restaurant (Hotel Grand Pacific), and Vista 18 (Chateau Victoria).

The complete lineup and schedule of artists/bands appearing in the Free to the Public performances and at the local restaurants are now on the VJS website (jazzvictoria.ca) and in the official TD Victoria International JazzFest program guide.

The Victoria Jazz Society is proud to continue with TD as the Title Sponsor of our jazz festival. The TD Victoria International JazzFest is also funded by all three levels of government:Department of Canadian Heritage: Arts Presentation Fund • British Columbia Arts Council • Capital Regional District • City of Victoria.

TD JazzFest’s Presenting Media Sponsors are Times Colonist  CTV • CFAX 1070 • KOOL FM 107.3.

Other festival sponsors and contributors are included in the festival’s official program guide.

The Victoria Jazz Society, producers of the TD Victoria International JazzFest, would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our sponsors and contributors as well as the 250 plus volunteers for supporting both the music and the festival.

Complete festival line up and schedule available April 10 @ jazzvictoria.ca

All festival tickets on sale Friday, April 13

Festival program guide available April 25

For further information/artist photos contact Kristen Binley at the Victoria Jazz Society/TD JazzFest office:

(250) 388-4423 or fax 388-4407 or email communications@jazzvictoria.ca

2018 marks the 35th edition of the TD Victoria International JazzFest, making it

 Victoria and Vancouver Island’s longest running multi-day professional music festival.

9 Stages · Over 350 Musicians · 80 Performances · Over 40,000 Attendees

www.jazzvictoria.ca  ·  @VicJazzSociety

 

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