We look forward to entertaining you with a wonderful variety of jazz from all over the world.

Tables are held until 1:30 pm, after please call 250-324-2245 for reservations.

Jan 20th

Swing Shift Big Band

2:00 p.m. – 4 :00 p.m. | $20 (cover at door)

Swing Shift, Salt Spring Island’s 17-piece big band, has set toes a-tappin’ up and down the coast for almost 30 years with the timeless swing of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Horace Silver, with a little Latin, pop and funk thrown in. We welcome their return to Pat’s House of Jazz at the pub.

Leader Derek Milton says the infectious music of this enthusiastic collection of professional and amateur community musicians will make you smile, dance and clamour for more.

The band has worked with many great musicians over the years including Monik Nordine, Ian MacDougall, Hugh Fraser and Nick LaRiviere.

Recently, Milton has been taking the band to schools in an effort to keep the jazz tradition alive by bringing it to young people. “The band has been successful in helping band teachers keep their band programs vibrant,” he says.

How often to you get to hear a real big band with five saxes, four trombones, four trumpets and rhythm section these days. Don’t miss it.

Swing Shift
Table reservations are recommended for this show. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m. Call 250-324-2245.

Jan 27th

Elaine Lakeman Band

2:00 p.m. – 4 :00 p.m. | $15 (cover at door)

Vocal artist and actress Elaine Lakeman hits the stage with a mix of jazzy pop, blues and Latin at Pat’s House of Jazz at the pub.

Described by fans as dreamy and passionate with a voice like warm liquid honey, Lakeman brings emotion and authenticity along with her music from two albums — her first album, When It Rains, and her newest album of originals, A Time to Dance.

The latter expresses “both the joy and pain that comes from living a full life — a celebration of people we miss and good times gone by, along with reminders to enjoy life now and bring happiness to ourselves and others,” says Lakeman.

Elaine Lakeman

Table reservations are recommended for this show. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m. Call 250-324-2245.

Feb 3rd

Dockside Drive

2:00 p.m. – 4 :00 p.m. | $20 (cover at door)

Put on your dancin’ shoes — Dockside Drive, Victoria’s high-energy show band packing a big band sound and Manhatten Transfer-style vocals is back at Pat’s House of Jazz at the pub.

With eight pieces, including four vocalists, this band is known for its tight harmonies and fresh musical arrangements of classic swing and showtune favourites.

From Route 66 and Tuxedo Junction to In the Mood and the music of Ray Charles, Glenn Miller, Louis Prima, the Gershwins and more, this band delivers it all. Even if you don’t dance, they guarantee that you will be swingin’ and singin’ along.

When the band performed at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay, general manager Deb Renz called the show “a fantastic night of big band-style jazz and swing (with) powerhouse vocals, riveting instrumentals, a wonderful richness and class to the whole show. This show rocked! We would bring it back in a heartbeat.”

The band has a roster of seasoned and established musicians with individual international and national touring and performing careers. Many are veterans of the Dixie, swing and jazz festival circuit.

Dock Side Drive

The band includes vocalist Chris Newstead, Angela Ireland, Fran Bitonti, leader Heather Burns on keyboard and vocals, Ryan Tandy on bass, Don Leppard on drums, Dave Flello on trumpet and Paul Wainwright on sax — first class entertainers, all.

Together since 2012, the band opened for the Victoria Symphony’s “Symphony Splash” last August and has played Government House, Butchart Gardens, the Sidney Pier & Bandshell and at regional theatres from Quesnel to Quadra Island, Coquitlam and through the Okanagan and beyond.

This show is part of the weekly Pat’s House of Jazz series, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society and supported by the Osborne Bay Pub.

Table reservations are recommended for this show. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m. Call 250-324-2245.

Feb 10th

Sue Newman

2:00 p.m. – 4 :00 p.m. | $15 (cover at door)

Snuggle up to some sultry swinging ‘n’ crooning with Salt Spring Island’s effervescent songstress Sue Newman at Pat’s House of Jazz in the pub.

Newman will entertain you with songs of love and humour that span early jazz to Motown and show tunes. Newman says she has a special place for classic Jobim faves as well as originals by herself and her father, Ray Newman, that are sweet and rhythmic.

Shades of blues, rock and soul lend themselves to her unique style, which has been honed by years on stage with her band, which includes Ian Van Wyck on bass and Laurent Boucher on drums.

Newman, who studied jazz with Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan at the Banff Centre, is also a well-known performance art instructor as well as a dancer, producer and director.

Since moving to Salt Spring from California 36 years ago, where she toured with her jazz musician parents as part of a child variety act, Newman has taught ballet, tap and jazz dance, music, voice and theatre.

She has choreographed or performed in musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof and The Music Man and has performed with Hugh Fraser, Valdy, Randy Bachman, P.J. Perry and Bill Henderson, among others.

In December she once again mounted her parents’ musical Scrooge — a holiday tradition on Salt Spring. It involved the creative efforts of 100 islanders.
A performance by Newman will leave you on a real high,” says series publicist Gloria Collins. “She bubbles with such energy and joy in performing that she always leaves you wanting another hit.”

Sue Newman

This show is part of the weekly Pat’s House of Jazz series, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society and supported by the Osborne Bay Pub.

Table reservations are recommended for this show. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m. Call 250-324-2245.

Feb 17th

Ralph Barrat Quartet

2:00 p.m. – 4 :00 p.m. | $15 (cover at door)

Frank Sinatra fans will have the world on a string when the Ralph Barrat Quartet returns to Pat’s House of Jazz, in the Osborne Bay Pub.

“Barrat’s distinct vocal style is reminiscent of the in-the-pocket swing of Frank Sinatra, the smooth-as-melted-chocolate delivery of Mel Torme and the edgy interpretations of Bobby Darin,” says the series publicist Gloria Collins.

Looking mighty fine in their classy tuxedos, the quartet, featuring vocalist Barrat, pianist Tom Vickery, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Ron Joiner, will deliver such Sinatra hits as Come Fly with Me and One for My Baby along with a repertoire of standards inspired by the great male vocalists of the past five decades.

“It all makes for a nostalgic afternoon of music that captures all the romance of the golden era of jazz,” Collins says.

Based in Comox, Barratt performs in several bands on the Island and in Vancouver, both as a vocalist and pianist, and has also been on the cruise circuit down south.

“Tom Vickery is a joy to watch as he almost bounces off his piano stool when he unleashes a torrent of chords,” says Collins. “It’s easy to see why he has hosted Victoria’s longest running weekly gig, the Thursday night jazz jam at Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria, which has been featuring local and visiting jazz artists for 30 plus years.”

Ralph Barrat

Vickery and veteran bassist Joey Smith, an alumnus of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, enthusiastically toss musical ideas back and forth while tasty drummer Ron Joiner adds rhythmic flourishes.

This show is part of the weekly Pat’s House of Jazz series, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society and supported by the Osborne Bay Pub.

Table reservations are recommended for this show. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m. Call 250-324-2245.

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