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Mon. April 2nd 2018
Jerry Bryant's 95th Birthday Jerry Bryant, Island Big Band, Cliff Maddix, Bryn BadelHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Mon. February 12th 2018
Live 18 piece Big Band Jazz At Hermanns Jazz Club Island Big Band, Jerry Bryant, Bryn Badel, Cliff MaddixHermann's Jazz Club
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Mon. December 18th 2017
Island Big BandCopper Owl (No Minors)
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Mon. June 19th 2017
Island Big BandHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Island Big Band

Confirmed: Jan. 12, 2018

Big Band Jazz from Victoria BC

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 Badel1993-present

Past Members

James McRaeDrums1987-1990
Wilf DaviesKeyboards2003-2005




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