International Women’s Day will be celebrated at Hermann’s Jazz Club with an all-female band led by Maria Manna, honouring legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn, Betty Carter, Carmen Mcrae and more.
The club is also gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day, presenting a show with five-time Grand North American Fiddling Champion Ivonne Hernandez.
On March 7, the Maria Manna band will celebrate noted jazz women’s achievements and perform some of their most memorable songs. As jazz is a genre where women are particularly under-represented, this show is sure to be educational as well as inspirational, according to Manna.
Joining Manna will be some of the Islands greatest female performers, including Ashley Wey on piano, Zoe Quigueno on bass, Sherry Clayton on drums and Monik Nordine on sax.
Along with some well-known songs like “Stardust,” “Lullaby of Birdland” and “God Bless the Child,” there will be some beautiful instrumentals with solo performances from Nordine, Wey and Quigueno and trading fours with Sherry Clayton.
Tune in March 7 at 7 pm to Hermann’s live stream at www.hermannsjazz.com/livestream .
On March 17, Ivonne Hernandez and Oliver Swain are back with Victoria’s St. Patrick’s Day Party! Ivonne is Victoria’s most decorated musician having won Juno, WCMA and Canadian Folk Music Awards and is the reigning five-time Grand North American Fiddling Champion.
A child prodigy, Hernandez started playing violin by the age of three, dabbling in Maritime reels and Chilean folk from her father’s musical roots. Soon, she was playing guitar, piano, cello, flute and percussion before joining Daniel Lapp’s BC Fiddle Orchestra.
By 13, she was the youngest member of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra.
Audience members can expect a celebration of all things Celtic with a mixture of folk music featuring the acoustic folk styles of accompaniment Oliver Swain.
The show will be live-streamed via Hermann’s YouTube account with donations going to Ivonne and Oliver. Tune in at https://www.youtube.com/c/HermannsJazzClubLive/videos