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Thu. August 23rd 5:30 pm Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian GrahamThe Breakwater Barge (No Minors) Free
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Sun. August 26th 12:30 pm Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh @  Averill Creek Vineyards (All Ages) Free
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Mon. September 3rd 12:00 pm Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian GrahamVancouver Island Blues Bash (All Ages) Free
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Sat. September 29th 7:30 doors at 7 Under Paris Skies: La Musique d'Edith Piaf Edie DaPonte, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Jonathan Eng , Aaron WatsonKay Meek Centre West Vancouver BC (All Ages) 35/40/45
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Past Events

Sun. August 12th 2018
Summer Concert in the Park Edie DaPonte, Damian Graham, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith @  cameron bandshell Beacon hill park (All Ages)
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Sat. July 21st 2018
Summertime and The Living is Easy... Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian Graham, Alfons FearHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Karel Roessingh

Karel Roessingh

Confirmed: Oct. 27, 2017 (Awaiting Update)

Jazz, folk, pop and blues from Victoria BC

Karel has composed and produced music for over 500 television episodes, and countless animated shorts, docs, and films.

He has released 15 recordings, beginning with the piano solo Keys, then a series of music and nature sounds CDs (see, two jazz trio CDs (Cat Fud and kr3+), and solo concert CDs (Blue/Green and Sweets). His latest releases (in 2008) are Do You Hear What I Hear, Tea Favourites, and Nature Boy. His latest is Birdsong in the Parkade, recorded on a Steinway grand in the lowest level of the View Street Parkade, with music based on bird songs collected on a cross-Canada camping trip.

Outside of his musical career, Karel has served two terms as mayor in his home municipality, the District of Highlands, and was reelected to Council in 2014.

In his spare time, Karel still loves to play the piano and plays in clubs, concert halls and in the studio whenever possible. He writes jazz tunes for his own and other groups, and has played with jazz greats such as Bud Shank, Ian MacDougall, Pat LaBarbera, Don Clark, Floyd Standifer, Roy Reynolds and many well-known vocalists. He's been bandleader for Howie Mandel, Bob Newhart, Rich Little (and his lesser know brother Fred), Shari Lewis (with Lambchop) and Ted Knight. He's regularly asked to play at jazz festivals as both leader and sideman.

Current Groups

Karel Roessingh Trio90s-present
Pretzel Logic OrchestraKeys2005-present
Holly Arntzen's Dream Band2001-present

Past Groups

Barbara Fisher's New RollersKeyboards / Vocals80s
Zipper - VictoriaKeyboards80s
Custom DeluxeKeyboards80s
WizardKeyboards / Vocals70s
Trombone Mayhem
Nick La Riviere Septetpiano



Ride the Wind
In this Video Artist(s) Edie DaPonte, Joey Smith, Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham, Richard Moody
Posted: Dec. 20, 2015
Karel Roessingh "Live" at the Empress Hotel Victoria
In this Video Artist(s) Karel Roessingh
Posted: Jan. 31, 2014

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