Event Archive - VJO Fundraiser for the Single Parents' Resource Center: The Victoria Jazz Orchestra, Monik Nordine, Bryn Badel, Doug Awai, Andrew Greenwood, Tom Vickery, Bruce Meikle, Rob Cheramy, David Emery , Ryan Oliver , Chris Watt , Alfons Fear, Greg Bush, Andrew Homzy , Maria Manna, Marianne Ing, David Enns , Jon Candell, Scott MacInnes, Mark Wilson, Cathedral School Choir
The Victoria Jazz Orchestra with Maria Manna perform
“A Christmas Carol”
Conducted by Andrew Homzy
joined by the Cathedral School Choir
This November you can get jazzy in a festive way with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra. Monik Nordine is putting on a concert at Alix Goolden featuring the Orchestra with guests Maria Manna on vocals, and the Cathedral School Choir. Conducting them all will be Andrew Homzy, the Artistic Director of the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival. The event is being held to raise funds and awareness for the Single Parent Resource Center, located here in Victoria.
A staggering 50% of children living in single parent homes are living in poverty and child poverty rates in BC remain above the national average. The Single Parent Resource Centre provides free clothing, food, counseling and Christmas gifts for families in need. By helping the folks at the Single Parent Resource Centre you will be directly and positively impacting the lives of children.
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The Victoria Jazz Orchestra (big band)
Victoria Jazz Orchestra Honours Heart of Music Scene
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 Ja... more info
Monik Nordine (jazz, latin, blues)
“… solid performance and writing chops.” – Downbeat Magazine
Saxophonist Monik Nordine has received several prestigious arts awards including a Juno Award nomination for her work on the album Cruel Yet Fair (1997) with John Korsrud’s Hard Rubber Orchestra and has toured with Hugh Fraser’s band VEJI.
Having shared the stage with m... more info
Bryn Badel (Trumpet and Vocals Jazz and Classical)
Bryn Badel is a classically trained trumpet player and vocalist who leads The Lust Life Jazz Band, and appears with many local groups including Jazz, Latin, Blues, and Classical music ensembles.
He has recorded on many albums including motion picture soundtracks and commercials.
Former soloist with The Victoria Symphony, The Vancouver Isla... more info
Alfons Fear (Jazz,Rock,World)
Alfons Fear is a versatile trumpet player. A native of Victoria, Alfons performs jazz, classical, and contemporary music. He has a B.Mus. (2014) from the University of Victoria majoring in music composition and a diploma in jazz studies from Humber College (1994). At UVIC Alfons studied composition with John Celona and studied trumpet pedagogy with... more info
Maria Manna (Jazzy/Blues/Gospel)
Maria is a pillar of the Victoria music community. An internationally celebrated jazz/blues and gospel vocalist, actress and producer, Maria has performed with legendary greats Tommy Banks, David Foster, Alfie Zappacosta and Paul Horn. ... more info
Scott MacInnes, although still youthful, has gathered a sizable amount of musical experiences. Upon finishing his Undergraduate Degree, in Classical Music Performance on the bass trombone at the University of Toronto, Scott free-lanced in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Ontario, playing with a great number of ensembles, including: the Toron... more info