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February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15.00
Snuggle up to some sultry swinging ‘n’ crooning with Salt Spring Island’s effervescent songstress Sue Newman at Pat’s House of Jazz in the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton.
Newman will entertain you with songs of love and humour that span early jazz to Motown and show tunes. Newman says she has a special place for classic Jobim faves as well as originals by herself and her father, Ray Newman, that are sweet and rhythmic.
Shades of blues, rock and soul lend themselves to her unique style, which has been honed by years on stage with her band, which includesTom Martin on guitar, Ian Van Wyck on bass and Laurent Boucher on drums.
Newman, who studied jazz with Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan at the Banff Centre, is also a well-known performance art instructor as well as a dancer, producer and director.
Since moving to Salt Spring from California 36 years ago, where she toured with her jazz musician parents as part of a child variety act, Newman has taught ballet, tap and jazz dance, music, voice and theatre.
She has choreographed or performed in musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof and The Music Man and has performed with Hugh Fraser, Valdy, Randy Bachman, P.J. Perry and Bill Henderson, among others.
In December she once again mounted her parents’ musical Scrooge — a holiday tradition on Salt Spring. It involved the creative efforts of 100 islanders.
A performance by Newman will leave you on a real high,” says series publicist Gloria Collins. “She bubbles with such energy and joy in performing that she always leaves you wanting another hit.”
This show is part of the weekly Pat’s House of Jazz series, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society and supported by the Osborne Bay Pub.
Reservations recommended. Call 250 324-2245. Reserved tables will be held until 1:30 p.m.
- Preston Davies
- (250) 597-3045