Fri, Mar 20th, 7:30pm (doors 7), The Monik Nordine Quartet Plays The Great Canadian Songbook
Juno nominated saxophonist Monik Nordine 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.
“… solid performance and writing chops.” – Downbeat Magazine
“…facile in her execution and fluid in the spinning out of her melodic ideas.” — Rick Helzer, Jazz Improv Magazine
"…soaring, dynamic solos…” — PQB News
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 work that we can call our own.
Joining Monik Nordine: Saxophones + Vocals are Rob Cheramy: Guitar Travis Short: Bass David Emery: Drums
Each of these musicians maintains a busy performing and touring schedule in BC and elsewhere: Cheramy and Nordine have performed and recorded together with The Jon Miller Quartet - “Three Days in Winter" - and drummer David Emery performs with them regularly in The Victoria Jazz Orchestra. Joining them for the first time is bassist Travis Short from Victoria, BC.
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