Sun, August 6, 2017
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Pj Perry Quartet at Pat's House Of Jazz At The Crofton Hotel
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.
Swainson, originally from Victoria, began playing in his home town in the ‘70s, backing visiting musicians such as Herb Ellis, Sonny Stitt and Barney Kessel, and working regularly with flutist Paul Horn in Victoria.
He moved to Toronto in ’77, where he remains a leading player in the local jazz scene. He’s perhaps best known for his relationship with the late pianist George Shearing, with whom he recorded numerous records and worked with a number of artists including Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson and Diana Krall.
The concert is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the pub, 1534 Joan Ave. in Crofton.
Admission is $20 advance or $25 at the door. For information, ticket and table reservations, call 250-324-2245.
Pat's House Of Jazz At The Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue