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A reminder that tickets for Micah Barnes' "Christmas In New York" concert on December 21st are now on sale at Bop City and Thursday Night Jazz, . You will recall, Micah was a member of The Nylons, and there's an abundance of his performances to view on YouTube. Tickets for this special event are $20 for members, $25 for non-members. A sample of Micah's singing Micah Barnes

 

 

 

 

 

December 14th 2017 at 7:30pm

Maureen Washington

Members $10 - non members $12

Ho! Ho! Ho! Just to add to that lovely Christmas feeling, it's time to fall in love again. If you don't quite manage to swoon for this week's lovely performer, she assures us that you will fall in love with jazz!

Maureen Washington - International, award winning jazz and blues singer, is one of Vancouver Island's most sought-after vocalists. Her rich tones and captivating emotions have cultivated large audiences with a styling that encompasses the soul of Etta James, Carmen McRae and the modernity of Holly Cole. Yet she remains a voice of her own.

This is Maureen's first appearance at Thursday Night Jazz at The Avalanche Bar, and we're honoured and excited to welcome her to our stage. Having had the honour of working with some of BC's best musicians, Maureen is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and instructor. Recently, she released her ninth album, "Harvest Moon", working alongside West Coast producer, Joby Baker, who is known for his Juno and Grammy award-winning tracks.

Selected regularly as a performer at the TD Victoria Jazz Festival, Maureen has opened for The Blind Boys of Alabama, jazz legend, Joe Lovano and sang background vocals on Folk legend Valdy's last album, "Read Between The Lines".

Maureen has played and hosted for Prince George International Folk Fest as well has had the opportunity to share the stage with Bruce Cockburn and Janis Ian, while also hosting clinics with Florida's Lee Boys, Ruthie Foster and Amy Millan on female songwriters.

Maureen's effortless charisma, crystal-clear control, and room-filling stage presence is enough to inspire any audience to fall in love with jazz again.

For additional information about the amazing series of jazz performances we have on offer between now and the end of May 2018, please select the calendar tab.

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