Celebrated jazz saxophonist P.J. Perry makes a rare visit to the Cowichan Valley on Sunday Aug. 6, leading an all-star trio into Pat’s House of Jazz at the Crofton Hotel Pub.
Canada’s Mr. Bebop, Perry will perform with Vancouver guitarist Oliver Gannon and bassist Neil Swainson.
Perry, of Edmonton, has performed with countless jazz greats, from Dizzy Gillespie to Michel Legrand, from Kenny Wheeler to Rob McConnell, to name just a few. In 1993, he won a Juno Award for Best Jazz Recording for his album, My Ideal.
Perry was awarded the Order of Canada last year.
Gannon, of Vancouver, has received the National Jazz Award as Canada’s Guitarist of the Year. He currently performs with a number of small groups such as the Oliver Gannon Quartet with pianist Miles Black, and with the Ian McDougall Sextet....