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Sat. March 16th 2019
Valdy Goes Big Band Valdemar Horsdahl, The Victoria Jazz Orchestra, Monik Nordine, Chris Watt , Andrew Greenwood, David Michaux, Amanda Paterson, Rob Cheramy, Jon Candel, Bruce Meikle, David Emery , Derrick MiltonAlix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
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Fri. September 28th 2018
An Evening of Live Jazz Jon Miller Quartet, Mike & RachelleVinyl Envy (All Ages)
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Thu. June 28th 2018
Hermann's 1st Annual Jazz Festival Trio Series, Monik Nordine TrioHermann's Playhouse (No Minors)
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Sat. May 12th 2018
Hot Mushrooms, Monik Nordine (with special guest jazz SAX star)Caleb Pike House (All Ages)
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Monik Nordine


jazz, latin, blues from Victoria BC

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Monik Nordine
saxgirl@gmail.com
7786794723

As one of BC’s top soprano and alto jazz saxophonists, Monik Nordine has a powerful, lyrical, and impressive command of the saxophone. She has received several prestigious arts awards and performed on the JUNO-nominated album “Cruel Yet Fair” with the Hard Rubber Orchestra.

Monik directs The Victoria Jazz Orchestra and has shared the stage with award-winning musicians Hugh Fraser, Guido Basso, Matt Catingub, David Foster, Campbell Ryga, Michael Buble, Rob McConnell, Tommy Banks, Brad Turner and many other high-profile artists. Monik has toured Canada widely performing in the Montreal, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, and Medicine Hat jazz festivals. She has also toured with Canadian greats Pat Coleman and Mike Allen, not to mention Hugh Fraser’s VEJI. Monik holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition from McGill University and teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

She has also led ensembles including the jazz quartet Departure with pianist Brent Jarvis which performed in Victoria, Vancouver, Medicine Hat and Calgary as well as venues across Vancouver Island and is now busy with The Monik Nordine Trio. Monik started and ran the Salt Spring Island Jazz Festival for 3 years as well as the jazz series “Jazz at the Acme” in Nanaimo. She has recorded three albums as a leader: Not Just To But Over theMoon (1998), Departure (2010) and The Old-New Town (2017).

Monik completed a Master of Music Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition at McGill University in 1997. She has been teaching privately since 1985 and has given clinics at numerous public and private secondary schools including: the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Island University. She has studied privately in London, England and New York City and taught for 6 years at Vancouver Island University and now teaches at the Victoria Conservatory through Camosun Colloege in the Post-Secondary Music Program in Victoria, BC, Canada.

In 2016 she was commissioned by Vancouver Island University to write for the VIU Jazz Ensemble.

Current Groups

GroupRoleDates
Jon Miller Quartetsaxes, compositions, arrangements2012-present
The Victoria Jazz OrchestraSax
Monik Nordine Triosaxophones
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Puttin' on the Ritz
In this Video Artist(s) Jon Miller Quartet, Monik Nordine, Tony Genge, Rob Cheramy
Posted: Mar. 7, 2019
Filmed: Jan. 26, 2018
VJO performs Neil Hefti at the Victoria International Jazz F...
In this Video Artist(s) The Victoria Jazz Orchestra, Monik Nordine, Chris Watt , Andrew Greenwood, Ryan Oliver , Doug Awai, Jeff Agopsowicz
Posted: Feb. 9, 2015
waltz for debbie
In this Video Artist(s) Monik Nordine
Posted: Feb. 9, 2015


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