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Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society presents 12th Annual JAZZ AFFAIR
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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Friday, May 26th 6:00 pm
On May 26 Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society welcomes Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg to the Coast Bastion Hotel for the 12th Annual Jazz Affair.
Skonberg is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine (Summer 2016), Skonberg is newly signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records.
Elite jazz chops, artfully mixed with worldly rhythms and contemporary songwriting, result in a sophisticated pop sound closely resembling that of Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, and Harry Connick Jr. Skonberg is a self-described “small town girl” from Chilliwack, British Columbia.
To date, Bria has performed at some 100 festivals worldwide. Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society is thrilled to have this talented artist join us for the evening. Bria will be joined by Phil Dwyer on piano, Ken Lister on bass and Kelby MacNayr on drums. The evening will also feature the Nanaimo Musicians Association Big Band, NDSS Jazz Combo and award winning Wellington Jazz Academy students.
Tickets $60 includes buffet dinner
Round tables of 10 seats – Buffet Style Dinner
Tables of 8 to 10 can be reserved by calling Sue 250-616-4838
Reserved tables must be claimed by 6:20pm
Doors open @ 6:00pm Dinner @ 6:30pm