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April 22, 2006

Hot Jazz Jubilee In Victoria

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz festival


Victoria Hot jazz Jubilee Launches Second Season

The summer festival season heats up with the Victoria Hot Jazz Jubilee, hosted by the Van Isle Live Music Preservation Society. The series began last night and continues through the weekend in Victoria at various downtown locations.

Different styles of jazz music from the 20’s, 30’s & 40’s offer audiences opportunities to hear swing, big band, boogie woogie, ragtime, dixieland, traditional jazz and gospel performed live by professional musicians from throughout Canada and the US.

Chilliwack’s 51st Eight, made up of youth musicians, is one of the hottest bands on the circuit and the only Canadian youth band invited to the renowned Sacramento Jubilee.

The Victoria festival, which enters its second year in 2006, started small and is building on the previous success and need to fill a demand.

The festival runs April 20 – 23rd, and features a full lineup of performing artists as follows:

* We Three
* Black Swan Jazz Band
* CanUs
* Chicago Six
* Dick Johnson’s Mardi Gras Jazz Band
* 51st Eight
* Igor’s Jazz Cowboys
* Dixieland Express
* Lance Buller and the Monarchs
* Uptown Lowdown
* String of Pearls
* Casey Ryder (Twango, & Swingin’ Bachelors)
* Louisiana Joymakers
* Rollanda Lee and the Canadian Hot Stars
* Belvedere Broadcasters
* Claire McKenna, special guest
* Gene Hardy, special guest
* Ivory & Gold

For more information visit www.victoria-hot-jazz.com.

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