Osborne bay Pub will have the music back in full swing as soon as it can be safely enjoyed by all. The jazz musicians miss all of you and can’t wait to entertain everyone again very soon!!

Please call 250-324-2245 for a table reservation. Tables will be held until 1:30pm.

Back to New Orleans

To celebrate the music of New Orleans and Mardi Gras vocalist Shanna Dance and saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman are coming to Pat’s House of Jazz to present a tribute to the music of New Orleans, with a Mardi Gras punch!

You’ll hear New Orleans Classics in the style of Louis Armstrong, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Aaron Neville, the Meters, Jon Cleary and more. Each time this all-star group gets together is a special occasion and an absolute blast. All of their previous shows at Hermann’s Jazz Club have completely sold out so don’t miss your chance to hear them at the pub.

Rounding out this terrific band: Thomas Kinzel – piano, Louis Rudner – bass, Damian Graham – drums, Dave Flello – trumpet and Alexander Ferguson – vocals.

New Orleans

Pablo Cardenas Afro Cuban Trio

Acclaimed Cuban born pianist Cardenas returns to the pub bringing his special brand of Cuban jazz and Afro Cuban music. Classically trained in Cuba, he spent many years in performing and teaching in Cuba before moving to Canada.

Pablo is a force on the Victoria jazz scene leading his own groups, accompanying other artists, and teaching. Recent projects find him teaming up with like-minded musicians, singers and dancers to bring the exciting rhythms of Latin music to the island. Playing on this gig are: Héctor Ramos on congas and Leon Torres on timbales. Come on down for some hot music to shake off the March blues.

Pablo Cardenas

Don Leppard Big Band

If you like the sound of a big band in full swing, then you will love the DLBB. This is a band that boasts so many great players and such great arrangements that I can guarantee an afternoon of fabulous music.

As if the band alone were not enough, returning to sing will be Vancouver Island’s own Edie Daponte. Many patrons will have seen Edie before and know what a treat it is to see her perform. Add in a big band and audiences are transported back in time to the golden era of this style of jazz.

Don Leppard Big Band

The Monik Nordine Quartet

Saltspring Island-based sax player Monik Nordine has graced our stage a number of
times over the years. Whether playing in her own quartet, as a member of many other jazz combos or conducting the Victoria Jazz Orchestra, Monik keeps a very busy schedule. Juno nominated, she has a powerful, lyrical, and impressive command of the saxophone and has received several prestigious arts awards. She has recorded with John Korsrud’s Hard Rubber Orchestra and has also toured with Hugh Fraser’s band VEJI. Monik plays alto and soprano saxophone and occasionally sings with her ensembles.

Now leading “The Monik Nordine Quartet”, Monik and her group are featuring the compositions of Canadian jazz artists such as Oscar Peterson, Joni Mitchell, KD Lang, Sonny Greenwich, Jan Jarczyk, Kenny Wheeler, Hugh Fraser, Alan Matheson, Greg Bush and of course their own works in a project called “The Great Canadian Songbook” . The aim of this project is to document as many retrospective and current Canadian compositions as possible with the goal of creating a body of uniquely Canadian work.

Joining the group are Rob Cheramy (guitar) and David Emery (drums). Each of these musicians maintains a busy performing and touring schedule in BC and elsewhere: Rob and Monik have recorded with The Jon Miller Quartet and David Emery plays drums with The Victoria Jazz Orchestra and performs regularly with The Tom Vickery Trio at Hermann’s Jazz Club.

Monik Nordine

Ol' Blue Eyes Returns

Sporting the trademark tux and black fedora and backed by a trio of fine musicians, singer Ralph Barrat takes us on a trip down memory lane to the time of the great crooner, Frank Sinatra. Signature tunes such as Come Fly With Me, All or Nothing At All and My Way are staple items in the show.

Victoria’s swinging jazz piano wizard, Tom Vickery returns to lead a trio including Joey Smith on bass and Ron Joiner on drums. Polish up your dance shoes and join the crowd for an afternoon of great music.

Ralph Barrat
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