International Guitar Night

For IGN’s 18th year of touring, in January/February 2018, Germany’s Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show’s host and will be joined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation, Marek Pasieczny, Poland’s innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

For IGN’s 18th year of touring, in January/February 2018, Germany’s Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show’s host and will be joined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation, Marek Pasieczny, Poland’s innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine. Lulo has built on grand-uncle Django Reinhardt’s repertoire by introducing Latin rhythms. Calum has a two-handed style that has attracted millions of YouTube viewers. Marek has performed and written for a variety of orchestras around the world, and Michael has won both the Guitar Foundation of America Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championship for steel string guitar. For information on IGN and these artists visit www.internationalguitarnight.com

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The Killer, Cash and the King

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King at the McPherson PlayhouseIt’s an evening of world-class entertainment with A ROCK’N’ROLL CHRISTMAS In Concert at the McPherson Playhouse on D​ecember 13 at 7​:30​ PM.

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King pays tribute to these legendary Sun Records recording artist’s music from that original night, as well many other hit songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley that have stood the test of time.

90 minutes of rockabilly, country and pure 1950’s rock and roll portrayed by the world’s leading tribute artists and played the way it is supposed to be played.

More Information & Video at www.KillerCashKing.info

*Tickets are $54.00 | On sale June 30 at 10am

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Jim Jefferies Unusual Punishment Tour

Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout the rest of the year.

Jim Jefferies - Unusual Punishment TourJim Jefferies
Date: December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm
On-Sale: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC

“UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT” TOUR

Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout the rest of the year.

Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain audiences across the globe. The tour announcement comes hot of the hells of his fifth major standup comedy special “Freedumb” which premiered July 1st, 2016 on Netflix.

Jefferies burst on to the scene in the United States after his popular debut HBO special “I Swear to God.” His additional successful comedy specials include “Contraband,” “Alcoholocaust,” and “Fully Functional.”

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Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf

Edie Daponte presents Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf; music and entertainment inspired by Paris.

Edie Daponte presents Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf; music and entertainment inspired by Paris.

Edie and her 4 piece band will perform many of the French cabaret singer’s – widely regarded as France\’s national chanteuse – soulful and emotional numbers. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien; La Vie en Rose; Milord; Sous le Ciel de Paris and many more, interwoven with Edie’s engaging style of audience-interaction, and interpretation of the French numbers. She’ll also be mixing in some of Edith Piaf’s English songs and a few more that fit alongside Piaf’s oeuvre – inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Channelling Piaf, with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence, Edie aims for a completely authentic experience and her experienced band will help create the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre.

Joining Edie are long-time collaborator Joey Smith on bass, and local favourites Karel Roessingh on piano, Jonathan Eng on drums and filling the important role of accordionist, Aaron Watson. All these talented musicians have long careers in the Vancouver Island jazz scene. Under Paris Skies will be a unique show allowing a larger audience to enjoy Edie’s expressive performance in Sidney’s beautiful Charlie White Theatre. Come along and feel yourself sink under the spell of the Parisian streets and the sounds they inspire.

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THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Simon & Garfunkle Story November 1-2017The Simon & Garkunkel Story is a critically acclaimed performance about the world’s most successful musical duo, performing at the Royal Theatre, N​ovember 1 at 7​:30​ PM.

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

“Fantastic”Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
“Authentic and Exciting”The Stage

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Greater Victoria Concert Band Senior Ensemble’s Fall Concert – with special guests The Commodore Big Band

Come join the Greater Victoria Concert Band\’s Senior Ensemble, along with their special guests The Commodore Big Band, for a night of music. Swing, classical and modern – there’s music for everyone! Tickets are available at the door.

Come join the Greater Victoria Concert Band’s Senior Ensemble, along with their special guests The Commodore Big Band, for a night of music. Swing, classical and modern – there’s music for everyone! Tickets are available at the door.

$10 per person. Children and students are free.

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Tidings: Allison Crowe with Céline Sawchuk

Canada’s amazing Allison Crowe, (vocals, piano, guitar, fiddle & bodhran), pairs with exquisite cellist/vocalist Celine Sawchuk, (from the Black Forest), to bring “Tidings” – stirring together traditional Christmas and holiday favourites from English, French and German repertoire, with a blend of rock, jazz, folk, roots and soul.

Music for the season & all-time. Nanaimo’s Allison Crowe performs concerts across Europe and North America from her home in Corner Brook, NL. She’s Musical Director of “Newfoundland Vinyl”, a rollicking hit at TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Other adventures include Allison’s cameo in the Hollywood Superman blockbuster “Man of Steel” and touring as featured singer/pianist with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Allison’s even appeared as a clue/answer in Cryptic Crossword.

When Céline Sawchuk (née Greb) migrated recently from the Black Forest community of Dennach, our Pacific coast region gained a freshly creative graphic designer as well as a most expressive and talented cellist. Céline’s combined 17 years of classical training with concert tours across Europe alongside her popular musician Father. Uniting a range of rich cultural traditions, Allison Crowe’s original tunes are sung by the chimney, together with gifts from the modern canon of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles and Patty Griffin.

The pair’s sleighful of traditionals and classics is bound to feature such favourites as “Silent Night”, “La Vie en Rose”, “Es ist ein ros Entsprungen”, “Soul Cake”, “Wexford Carol”, “In the Bleak Midwinter” and plenty more delights – perhaps even a plum from Broadway!

“Allison Crowe’s voice is as much a manifestation of Christmas spirit today as Bing Crosby’s was in 1942.  It’s as warm as an open fire; as gorgeous as snow-frosted evergreens; as tender as that hug you give your mother on Christmas day” – The Pique

“Be prepared to be amazed” – ChristmasReviews

Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre
$29 General / $24 Students & Seniors
2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney V8L 1W9

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TIM TAMASHIRO

Jazz vocalist Tim Tamashiro is a jazz evangelist who strives to make jazz music fun and accessible.

 

Jazz vocalist Tim Tamashiro is a jazz evangelist who strives to make jazz music fun and accessible.  Perhaps best known as the host of “Tonic” on CBC Radio 2 for 10 years, Tamashiro is a passionate believer in jazz as the ultimate music education, while also believing that the spaces between songs are as important as the music—his stories are his secret sauce.

From his debut album Wiseass Crooner to 2016’s Drinky, it’s clear that above all else Tamashiro is dedicated to helping listeners discover the joy of jazz.  Add in the “drinky jazz” philosophy that promises great songs, cold drinks, and bad jokes, this performance guarantees an evening of wonderful music and entertaining stories.

Tamashiro performs in Victoria as a swinging quartet, featuring Sheldon Zandboer piano, Kelby MacNayr drums, and John Hyde bass

 

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A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline chronicles the life of one of the most influential female country singers of all time, Patsy Cline.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline chronicles the life of one of the most influential female country singers of all time, Patsy Cline. In this highly acclaimed musical follow Patsy Cline and her rise to stardom, from her hometown in Virginia, to Carnegie Hall!

Featuring some of her greatest hits, including \”I Fall to Pieces\”, \”Walkin’ After Midnight\” and \”Crazy\”. Starring Alison MacDonald and Leon Willey, with direction by Melissa Young and music direction by Alana Johnson.

PLAYING AT TWO LOCATIONS:

Teechamitsa Theatre (3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way, Colwood) October 20 8PM October 21 8PM Ticket pricing: $25 (senior $20, student $17)

Canadian College of Performing Arts (1701 Elgin Road, Victoria) October 27 8PM October 28 2PM and 8PM October 29 2PM Ticket pricing: $30 (senior $25, student $21)

TICKETS

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Ken Lavigne returns to the Royal Theatre in December

Highly acclaimed tenor Ken Lavigne returns to the Royal Theatre with his
Home For Christmas tour on D​ecember 5 at 7​:30​ PM.

Victoria’s hometown tenor, Ken Lavigne, is back on stage at the Royal Theatre. This time he’ll take the audience on a journey through favourite Christmas classics and sparkling holiday songs with conductor Pierre Simard and special guest vocalist Stephanie Greaves. Let the rich timbre of this award winning singer’s voice melt away the icy winter blast and envelope you with the warm promise of a cozy hometown Christmas.

KEN LAVIGNE
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Royal Theatre
D​ecember 5, 2017 | 7​:30​ PM
Discounted tickets starting at $34.25 (Adult), $30.85 (Senior), $21.50 (Student) TICKETS

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