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Fri. November 3rd 7:30 pm Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Mark Pease @  Church Of Our Lord (All Ages)By Donation
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Sat. November 4th 7:00 p.m. Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian Graham @  Clayoquot Sound Theatre Tofino BC (All Ages) $20,00
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Sun. November 5th 2:00 pm Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian Graham @  Char's Lnding Port Alberni BC (All Ages) Check back for ticket prices
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Sat. November 18th 8:00 pm Maureen Washington, Karel RoessinghHotel Grand Pacific (All Ages) Free
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Sun. October 8th 2017
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian Graham @  Unitarian Jazz Vespers (All Ages)
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Sun. October 1st 2017
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh @  St. Philip Anglican Church (All Ages)
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Karel Roessingh

Karel Roessingh

Confirmed: May. 8, 2014 (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.

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 2008.

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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