February 25 @ 2:00 pm$15.00
Juno-nominated tenor saxophonist Ryan Oliver brings his melodic inventiveness and swinging time feel to Pat’s House of Jazz at the Osborne Bay Pub on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.
Oliver has performed as leader and sideman at major jazz clubs and festivals across Canada and the United States as well as the famed Montreax Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
He has also toured India, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada with the legendary eclectic jazz group The Shuffle Demons and was featured in the horn section on Derek Miller’s June-nominated recording Double Trouble, which also featured musical icon Willie Nelson.
Oliver’s own debut recording, Convergence, was selected by CODA Magazine as one of the top 10 Canadian jazz releases of 2007.
Whole Note Magazine describes his “full-range horn, rich at the bottom and true at the top, acknowledging past masters like Trane and Dexter Gordon.”
Oliver, who took his master’s degree in jazz performance at Rutgers University and his doctoral studies at York University in Toronto, has lived in Toronto, Amsterdam and New York.
The show is part of a regular Sunday afternoon jazz concert series at the pub, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.
Table reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the pub at (250) 324-2245.
Reserved tables will be held until until 1:30 PM.