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February 4, 2007

Romantic Jazz Heats up Valentines

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz music live


Jazz Vocalist Carol Sokoloff
& Trio Espresso
Saturday, Feb 10
Hermann’s Jazz Club, Victoria

Trio Espresso Features Pianist George McFetridge for Performance

Victoria jazz vocalist Carol Sokoloff appears with her Trio Espresso for a special Valentine’s performance Saturday, Feb. 10 at Hermann’s Jazz Club. The night will feature guest pianist George McFetridge, along with bassist Mike Cox.

Trio Espresso has been building a solid fan-base on the west coast, and is known for their swinging sound. Performing both originals and standards, the group plays a sound straight out of the Great American Songbooks, with selections by Ellington, Arlen, Rodgers & Hart, et al.

Vocalist Carol Sokoloff has studied with some of the greatest contemporary jazz artists including Grammy-nominated singers Kurt Elling and Nancy King, as well as Louise Rose and George Essihos. Selected by Kurt Elling to perform at the opening participant concert of the 2006 Port Townsend Jazz festival, she showcased her original song ‘Winter Moon’ to an enthusiastic response.

Vancouver-based piano wizard George McFetridge is a co-founder of Unity records and has performed with jazz greats Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Woody Shaw, Phil Woods among others. The leader and composer of The Iconoclast Trio, this dynamic performer is sitting in for Trio’s Espresso’s Kenny Seidman.

Mike Cox originally learned bass from his father Don Cox of the Monday Night Big band and is currently studying Music at the University of Victoria. He recently toured with the Canadian Youth Orchestra and plays in the University Orchestra.

Trio Espresso information: (250) 385-3378 or casjazz@islandnet.com

Saturday, Feb. 10
Carol Sokoloff & Trio Espresso
with special guest George McFetridge, Mike Cox (bass)
Hermann’s Jazz Club / Victoria

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