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Sun. September 29th 7 PM - 8:10 PM doors at 6:30 PM Spirited Jazz Vespers Karel Roessingh, Mary Byrne, Damian Graham, Joey SmithFirst Unitarian Church of Victoria (All Ages)By Donation
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Sun. September 29th 7pm - 8pm doors at 6:30pm Mary Byrne (flute), Karel Roessingh (piano), Damian Graham (drums), Joey Smith (bass)First Unitarian Church of Victoria (All Ages)By Donation
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Sun. October 6th 2PM - 4PM Under Paris Skies: La Musique d'Edith Piaf Edie DaPonte, Jonathan Eng, Joey Smith, Aaron Watson, Karel RoessinghThe Mary Winspear Centre Sidney BC (All Ages) $39
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Fri. November 15th 7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm "All About That Verse" Kim Greenwood, Kelby MacNayr, Karel Roessingh, Joey SmithHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages) $20 advance
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Sun. August 11th 2019
Victoria's Finest - Ladies of Jazz & Blues Edie DaPonte, April Gislason, Maria Manna, Maureen Washington, Shanna Dance, Kristina Helene, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian GrahamHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Fri. May 10th 2019
Under Paris Skies: La Musique d'Edith Piaf Edie DaPonte, Joey Smith, Damian Graham, Aaron Watson, Karel RoessinghDave Dunnet Theatre (All Ages)
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Karel Roessingh

Karel Roessingh


Jazz, folk, pop and blues from Victoria BC

Contact Details

Karel Roessingh
karel@roessong.com
(250) 727 9808

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 www.tandem-music.com), 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

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

Past Groups

GroupRoleDates
Barbara Fisher's New RollersKeyboards / Vocals80s
Zipper - VictoriaKeyboards80s
Custom DeluxeKeyboards80s
WizardKeyboards / Vocals70s
CenterfoldKeyboards1983
MalahatKeyboards1979
Trombone Mayhem
Nick La Riviere Septetpiano
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Give It Up
In this Video Artist(s) Daniel Cook, Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham, Joey Smith, Maureen Washington
Posted: Jul. 13, 2019 via livevictoria.com
Filmed: Feb. 1, 2018
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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