War-time musical hits play at military tribute

Esquimalt Pacific Fleet Club hosts post-Remembrance Day tribute concert

Jazz vocalist Miranda Sage pairs up with the Swiftsure Big Band to play tunes from the Second World War in a post-Remembrance Day military tribute concert.

Jazz vocalist Miranda Sage pairs up with the Swiftsure Big Band to play tunes from the Second World War in a post-Remembrance Day military tribute concert.

A big-band tribute to past and present Canadian Forces personnel gets into the swing of things during a special time of remembrance.

Jazz vocalist Miranda Sage will join the Swiftsure Big Band to perform songs from the Second World War era and beyond on Nov. 12, the day after Remembrance Day ceremonies.

“This is our tribute to all those who served, or now serve, in the armed forces of this country,” said artistic director and conductor Rob Bannister, who will direct the 18-piece band. “We hope this music will add a positive counterbalance to the other serious events on this weekend.”

The show starts at 8 p.m. at Pacific Fleet Club, 1587 Lyall St. in Esquimalt. Tickets are $20, and are available at Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music, Sidney Musicworks and at the door.

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