Join The Island Big Band for a wonderful evening of big band jazz at Hermanns Jazz Club Wednesday Nov 14th at 8pm
Featuring 95 year old Jerry Bryant on Vocals. Featuring Tom Vickery on piano, Ben Beaudet on Bass, Carl Mclean on alto sax, Peter Gillespie on Drums, and Bryn Badel on Trumpet. Directed by Camil Bouchard - Trombone
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Island Big Band (Big Band Jazz)
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 ban... more info
Jerry Bryant's music reflects his uniqueness. His Wide and varied background form the basis of his musical personality. Born on April Fool's day 1923 in Kansas City, his roots are in the blues tradition. Strong early influences also come from his famous uncle, the great blues singer Joe Turner.
He spent time in Grand Rapids Michigan before se... more info
Bryn Badel (Trumpet and Vocals Jazz and Classical)
Bryn Badel is a classically trained trumpet player and vocalist who leads The Lust Life Jazz Band, and appears with many local groups including Jazz, Latin, Blues, and Classical music ensembles.
He has recorded on many albums including motion picture soundtracks and commercials.
Former soloist with The Victoria Symphony, The Vancouver Isla... more info