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March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15
If you’re in a dancing mood, or if you just like ’40s swing classics such as You’d Be So Nice to Come Home Too, Fly Me to the Moon, here’s a band for you.
Victoria’s four-piece Swingkey has an extensive repertoire of swing and Latin tunes. The band got into the dance-band genre playing at Red Hot Swing in Victoria, a dance school that gives lessons in Lindy Hop, swing, Charleston, Balboa and other swing dances.
The quartet, formed in Victoria in 2013, will strut its stuff on Sunday afternoon, March 3, at Pat’s House of Jazz in the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton, which boasts a hardwood dance floor in front of the stage.
The band’s trumpeter, Corrine Painter, and its saxophonist, Jonnie Bridgman, perform vocal duties as well. They’re backed by pianist Bryan Mestelman and drummer Michael Clement.
Painter and Bridgman each has a diploma in jazz studies from Vancouver Island University, and Bridgman has a degree in music from the University of Victoria.
Painter plays with Martini ’65, which plays ’60s tunes re-covered as bossa nova, swing and jazz, along with drummer Clements.
Bridgman, who teaches band at Royal Oak Middle School, plays in a number of other local bands, including Ajna, a modern jazz trio with elements of bop, funk, swing and Latin music;Kariba Surprise, a high- energy band with a sense of humour covering jazz, blues and funk, and The New Groovement, a genre-bending mash-up of funky, hard-groovin’ boot-shaking dance music that mixes R & B and sultry soul with a splash of hip-hop.
The New Groovement has made their mark on B.C.’s music scene, winning Album of the Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards.
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