Canadian/International Jazz singer, Maureen Washington is one of Vancouver Island's most sought after vocalists. Her rich tones and captivating emotions have cultivated large audiences with her styling that encompasses the vocal greats. Maureen's effortless charisma, crystal-clear control, and room-filling stage presence is enough to inspire any audience to fall in love with jazz again.
Parisian Gypsy Jazz
The Cold Cut Combo is a Victoria-based acoustic group of improvisational musicians specializing in Gypsy Jazz, Parisian Musette Waltzes and Swing & Latin standards. The CCC features virtuosic jazz Manouche guitars, soulful accordion, and sweet vocals.
Hot Jazz and Funky Stuff
Don't be fooled by their traditional name. They are not your ordinary Jazz Band. They are a multi genre band that plays feel good music to create just the right atmosphere for your event. Lust Life Jazz Band is one of Victoria's best live party bands, playing live Jazz, Pop and Party Music,
Featured musicians in The 2018 Victoria International JazzFest and preferred suppliers of music at The Empress Hotel, Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum, The Chateau Victoria, and many other venues, Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria BC and Vancouver Island music scene for years.
Award Winning Sax
Juno award nominated saxophonist Monik Nordine and her organ trio lay down some good vibes. Soul, blues and funk. This group plays catchy finger popping grooves from the 60's and 70's from Jimmy Smith to Dr. Lonnie Smith and the spirit of the moment. This trio is sure to win your heart and soul.-- “ ... solid performance and writing chops.”- Downbeat Magazine
Jazz and Pop Duo
Kristina Helene and Thomas Kinzel are accomplished duo who have performed together for five years. In that time they have shared the stage with David Foster and opened for acts like Naturally 7 and Jim Cuddy. They perform a wide range of adult contemporary music and can be seen peforming at different venues all over Victoria and beyond every week!
Stellar Piano and Vocals
Ashley Wey has performed professionally since she was fifteen. Since graduating from Humber College with a triple major in Jazz Performance, Arranging, and composition, Ashley has gone on to perform and tour with a star-studded list of musicians, singers and entertainers around the world. Having toured with Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila, Juno Award winning Brandi Distrehaft, Mae Moore, The Parachute Club and four-time Grammy Award winner, Manny Kellough, Ashley has performed and music directed onboard cruise-ships with her own band. Combining all of her influences and experiences, Ashley Wey's joy and passion for the music is infectious and leaves audiences across the globe entertained and inspired.
Solo Guitar and Vocals
Master Guitarist, Vocalist and Songwriter Wes Carroll is dedicated to reaching audiences with his original creations. His writing whisks singer-songwriter, jazz and hip hop into a new kind of froth.
Tom Vickery remains a leading figure on the West Coast jazz scene. For the past 30 years, he has played with the award-winning Dixieland Express Jazz Band The Tom Vickery Trio has been the house band at Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria for more than 25 years hosting a world famous jazz jam. A featured pianist at The Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa and the renowned Empress Hotel in Victoria.
Stacie Benn is a solo pianist who has performed with countless top musicians as pianist and bandleader. She has toured extensively around the world, and is an easy going performer who connects with her audience no matter where. She plays music inspired by Broadway and Hollywood with Blues, Folk and Popular music choices that you will recognize and love.
Virtuosic Guitar and Arranging
Alan Vance is an award winning guitarist, arranger and composer. He was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and has played with many of Canada's great names in music. Allan decided to make his home in Victoria where he currently lives in his little house by the sea. A consummate professional He is available as an Solo Guitarist and Arranger and plays with many fine groups in the Victoria area.
Jazz Flute and Vocals
Brenda celebrates 30+ years as a touring recording artist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, flute, ukulele, harmonicas, & pennywhistles. Performances on television, radio and film led to the jazz release album, “Meant to Be”. A seasoned versatile artist, Brenda's love of music continues to evolve and thrive wherever she is.
Singer and M.C.
Maria Manna was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. As Klondike Kate, Maria served as Ambassador for the City of Edmonton in 1999 and 2000. She was proud to have been chosen to entertain the Canadian Military in Aviano, Italy and the Canadian Military in Bosnia. Her movie credits include the principal vocalist role as well as script coach for “The Engagement Ring”.
Jan Stirling is a versatile, intuitive, and engaging artist. Jan follows a less-than-traditional path and draws from a wide array of musical genres – classical, pop, jazz, and her own original music featured pianist at Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa.
Justin Glibbery is a professional pianist, composer, and music educator from Penticton, BC, Canada. His sound encompasses many influences: Lyle Mayes (Pat Metheny Group), Oscar Peterson, Bruce Hornsby, Keith Jarrett, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. His music always has a very lyrical melody with a solid harmonic and rhythmic foundation with some twists and turns. He has appeared alongside artists Alfie Zappacosta, Rann Berry and also leads his own Jazz Quintet in the Okanagan Valley.