Susannah Adams has become one of Victoria’s most sought-after entertainers, thanks to her dazzling performances such as her act at this year’s Victoria Jazz Festival, when she drew prolonged applause and a standing ovation, as well as her performances at Vista 18, O Bistro and Hermann’s Jazz Club.
Adams is a versatile musician. With her engaging stage presence and adventurous stylings, she’s impressed her fans. Susannah is a wonderful story-teller and an accomplished improviser. Born and raised in London, England, Adams now resides by the ocean in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and two children.
Karel Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written or co-written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films and documentaries.
As well as performing on countless recordings for other artists, he has produced more than sixteen of his own recordings, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series, which have been distributed world-wide, two jazz trio CDs and many solo piano CDs. His new solo project, Birdsong in the Parkade, was recorded in August, 2017, with music based on bird songs collected on a cross-Canada camping trip he and his wife, Brenda took in 2016.
Karel is serving his fourth term as councilor in the District of Highlands, after having served two terms as mayor. He is a founding board member of the Island Biodiesel Co-op, and serves on the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts Board, the CRD Arts Commission, and the Regional Housing Trust Fund Board, and is finance chair of CREST.
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Karel Roessingh (Jazz, folk, pop and blues)
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). Hi... more info
A versatile musician, vocalist Susannah Adams has enjoyed performing in numerous ensembles with many of Victoria’s finest jazz musicians.
Swinging with grace and ease, Susannah’s vocals are enchanting and sweet, yet daringly hip. Weaving her way through the Great American Songbook she demonstrates her jazz sensibility as she delights in impr... more info