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Hot Days and Cool Music

The Victoria International JazzFest heats up its online venue

This year, the “10 hot days and nights of the coolest music in town” will be the “10 hot nights of the coolest music online.”

The Victoria Jazz Society proudly presents its next virtual experience, Virtually JazzFest, for the 38th edition of TD Victoria International JazzFest.

The 2021 festival celebrates Vancouver Island and BC-based jazz talent from an array of diverse musical backgrounds, including Phil Dwyer, Angela Verbrugge and many more! Opening this online event will be a special performance from Ontario, featuring the eclectic Jeremy Ledbetter Trio with drummer Larnell Lewis.

Make sure to tune in at (via the GiGn streaming site). Each free-to-watch virtual performance will be limited to online audiences and remain online after they premiere until Sunday, July 4.

Donations (through, or the “tips” option on each GiGn event page) to the Victoria Jazz Society are appreciated for these pre-recorded productions.

Concerts were pre-recorded at Hermann’s Upstairs from April 12 to 16, 2021, in accordance with BC Provincial Health Regulations.

All concerts begin 8 pm and the schedule is as follow:

Friday, June 25: Jeremy Ledbetter Trio with Larnell Lewis: Rich Brown, bass; Larnell Lewis, drums.

Saturday, June 26: Nick La Riviere Quintet: Barrie Sorensen, saxophone; Chris Van Sickle, keys; Louis Rudner, bass; Damian Graham, drums.

Sunday, June 27—Angela Verbrugge Quintet: Tony Genge, piano; Ken Lister, bass; Kelby MacNayr, drums; Saul Berson, saxophone.

Monday, June 28—Attila Fias Trio: Louis Rudner, bass; Richard Brisco, drums.

Tuesday, June 29—Phil Dwyer Trio: Ben Dwyer, bass; Hans Verhoeven, drums.

Wednesday, June 30—Kristina Helene Quartet: Thomas Kinzel, keyboards, bass; Alex Campbell, drums; Tyler Lieb, guitar.

Thursday, July 1—Owen Chow Quintet: Rowan Farintosh, saxophone; Wes Carroll, guitar; John Mossie, bass; Boshko Maric, drums.

Friday, July 2—Ashley Wey Trio: Louis Rudner, bass; Hans Verhoeven, drums.