Gallery gets jazzy

U-JAM presents the return of its successful Jazz at the Gallery four-concert series.

Jazz returns to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this winter.

U-JAM (Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors), a local non-profit society dedicated to supporting and nurturing the Victoria jazz scene, presents the return of its successful Jazz at the Gallery four-concert series.

The lineup of performers includes great West Coast artists who have put together new ensembles and arrangements uniquely suited to the intimate, unplugged gallery venue.

“This inspired partnership with the Greater Victoria Art Gallery doubles the creative genius that is present in our community, presenting the improvisational flourish of great jazz musicians in remarkable surroundings,” said U-JAM president Barry Gough. “Building on the success of previous seasons, these are events not to be missed.”

The first event kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. with National Jazz Award winner Joe Coughlin, accompanied by Tony Genge and Jody Proznick. Concerts continue monthly until the end of April with signature performances by pianist Tony Westlake, guitarist and arranger Joey Smith, saxophonist Gord Clements, along with their talented friends.

The beautiful setting of the gallery’s Spencer mansion is a warm and intimate atmosphere that has inspired incredible performances over the past number of years.

Jazz at the Gallery concerts will be held at 2 p.m. on the last Sunday afternoon of each month from January to May.

Tickets to the series are available by visiting the gallery office at 1040 Moss St., or by calling 250-384-4171. Individual tickets are $30, and a four-concert subscription is $100 and will include the best seats in the house.

Ticket holders will also enjoy complimentary admission to the gallery’s exhibits on the day of the concert. Only 75 seats are available for each concert, so advance purchase is recommended.



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