Performances at the Pacific Restaurant & Lounge
Ariel Pocock - June 23rd & June 24th at 9:30pm
Pocock is only 24, but she has already recorded two lavishly praised CDs on the Justin Time label: Touchstone and Living in Twilight. Blessed with unerring pitch and a great sense of swing, Pocock is very much a jazz performer, albeit one with eclectic musical interests influenced by Randy Newman and Tom Waits as much as Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett, and Chick Corea. Equally convincing with her vocals and her piano playing, the fluent and flexible Pocock has a dazzling future.
She performs with John Lee bass and Norbert Botos drums.
John Lee Trio - June 26th & June 27th at 9:30pm
Raised in Nanaimo, John Lee has been playing music since the age of five, resulting in a full-ride scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Since graduating, Lee has been known for his incredible proficiency as a multi- instrumentalist (bass, drums, piano, as well as vocals) and for his charisma and ability to engage with audiences.
Sean Drabitt bass and Norbert Botos drums.
Kristina Helene - June 28th, June 29th & June 30th at 9:30pm
With a unique voice, vibrant stage presence, and a passion for classic jazz, Calgary-born singer/songwriter Kristina Helene has made a big impression on the Victoria jazz scene.
Thomas Kinzel/Jan Stirling keyboards, Matt Pease drums, and Joey Smith bass.
Shanna Dance - July 2nd at 9:30pm
Shanna Dance’s smooth and soulful voice has made her a club favorite. Mixing jazz standards with classics from the R&B canon, Dance has the creativity to make this repertoire fresh and compelling.
Her quartet consists of Ashley Wey piano, Ross MacDonald bass, and Damian Graham drums, with special guests Alexander Ferguson keyboards and Johnnie Bridgman saxophone.
For more information see the festival website here.
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