Cordova Bay recording artist David Vest.

Maple Blues piano player of the year at Hermann’s Jazz Club March 7

Victoria-based pianist's second win with Toronto Blues Society honour

Cordova Bay recording artist David Vest has again won national recognition by bringing home the Maple Blues Award for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year, which was announced Jan. 19 in Toronto.

It’s the Victoria-based pianist’s second win in this category and his fourth consecutive nomination, capping off a year that saw his latest album, Roadhouse Revelation, released in April 2014 and reach No. 1 on the Roots Music Charts for Canada.

In thanking the Toronto Blues Society for the honour, Vest noted the first to win the award twice was his hero, Van “Piano Man” Walls, who recorded with Big Joe Turner.

“I think something like this lets people know that I’m here to stay,” said Vest, adding that he is “proud to be a part of the Canadian music scene.”The Maple Blues Award will be on display when

Vest returns to perform with his band at Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria on March 7.

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