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The Victoria Jazz Orchestra

big band from Victoria BC


The Victoria Jazz Orchestra

since circa 2013
The Victoria Jazz Orchestra is Vancouver Island’s premiere jazz big band. Formed in May 2013 by Monik Nordine, The Victoria Jazz Orchestra has been featured at The Victoria International Jazz Festival (2017) and The Nanaimo International Jazz Festival (2018).

Comprised of the city`s most prominent and accomplished jazz artists, The Victoria Jazz Orchestra has performed often at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC and each show features new repertoire as well as guest conductors and guest soloists. The VJO has featured saxophonists Mike Allen and P.J. Perry, trumpeter Mike Herriot and composers and conductors Chelsea McBride, Jill Townsend, Bill Coon, Ian McDougall, Alan Matheson, Andrew Homzy, and Greg Bush and the repertoire features Boss Brass arrangements and other prominent Canadian jazz composers as well as repertoire from the 20th century big band canon.
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( March 2019 Magenta Music )

Current Lineup

Doug Awai
Karen Hough
french horn
Rob Cheramy
Jon Miller
Tom Vickery
Scott McInnes
David Enns
Alfons Fear
Dave Flello
Bryn Badel
1999 - present
Amanda Paterson
2012 - present
David Emery
2015 - present
David Michaux
2015 - present

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