Smitten by the piano at age five, pianist Richard Whitehouse was soon seduced by the jazz of Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, and John Coltrane.
The classically trained, Victoria-raised pianist, composer and arranger refined his jazz chops at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and has recorded a CD of his own compositions and jazz classics with Canadian jazz greats bassist Neil Swainson and drummer Terry Clarke.
He recently returned to live in Victoria where, in the 1970s, he played a long-running six-night weekly dance gig, was broadcast weekly live on local radio, and played a seven-day-a-week gig aboard the ferry to Vancouver.
The performance is part of the Pat’s House of Jazz series that runs most Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton, a stone’s throw from the Salt Spring Island ferry terminal.
Table reservations can be made by calling the pub at (250) 324-2245.