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Mon. March 9th 2020
Island Big BandHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Mon. December 16th 2019
Island Big Band, Jerry Bryant, Carol Jarvie, Tom Vickery, Ben Beaudet, Camil Bouchard, Bryn BadelHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Tue. June 18th 2019
Island Big BandHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Tue. April 30th 2019
Island Big BandHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Island Big Band

Big Band Jazz from Victoria BC

Contact Details

bryn badel
(250) 385-6034

The "Island Big Band" consists of five trumpets, five saxes, four trombones, vocalist, piano, drums, bass, and guitar. This 30-year old Victoria based non-profit aggregation focused on the music styles from the 1930's to the present and for the first ten years or so the band played for dances throughout Southern Vancouver Island. Since then the band's library has progressed to contemporary concert Jazz works intended primarily for the enjoyment of the players and their audiences. Monday night gigs in Victoria include 5 years at Herman's Jazz Club, 2 years each at Swiftsure Lounge, Harpo's Night Club, and Millennium Jazz Club.

The players, by invitation, are professionals and semi-professionals with many years of experience. The band has excellent soloists. Previous guest artists are Paul Horn (flute), the late Floyd Standifer (trumpet), Walter White (trumpet), and Hugh Fraser (trombone).

Our large Library includes several hundred standards in challenging concert arrangements.

Current Lineup

Jerry BryantPiano1987-present
Bryn BadelTrumpet1992-present
Bryn Badel1993-present

Past Members

James McRaeDrums1987-1990
Wilf DaviesKeyboards2003-2005



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