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DISCOVERY SERIES ~ Narissa Young Trio

Sun Sep 26th, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

IN-THEATRE and LIVESTREAM tickets available! 

A Port Theatre DISCOVERY Series Presentation

A trip on the wings of music as we share a special selection of European inspired jazz tunes.

In 2019, Narissa and Scott played for European audiences on the Greek island of Skopelos. This deepened their relationship to audiences as they could feel what music meant, regardless of language, geographic location, age or ethnicity. “Music is indeed our universal and first language and it reminds me on the spot that we’re all connected,” explains Narissa.

Song selection will travel through several countries of Europe and bring you back home in a very special way too. Lyrics in 5 languages, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Greek will bridge your senses, leaving you with a sweet exotic taste and a yearning to explore.

Vocals/drum – Narissa Young

Piano – Scott Arkell

Bass – Rick Kilburn

Narissa Young

Versatile vocalist and well-rounded musician Narissa Young has spent her life exploring through the musical lens from her home base in Nanaimo BC on Canada’s rugged west coast.

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, she innovates with each new project. Adopted into a non-musical family only fuelled her desire to make music beginning with jazz studies and many interesting stops since then. With a passion for languages, Narissa sings flexibly in 5… so far. English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Greek.

Recent project a 5-piece Diana Krall tribute launched successfully early in 2020 Vancouver Island audiences and paused with cancellation of the sold out hometown Nanaimo show due to covid19. Due for relaunch on Vancouver Island in trio format, winter 2021.

Her first album in 2004 as singer/songwriter “So Far” released digitally in 2011, now followed by her 2020 recording “Fever at Studio Live” working closely with Nanaimo pianist Scott Arkell as well as several Vancouver Island musicians for quintet tracks. Her love for jazz and recent performances in Greece inspired this self produced album which was recorded live in Cumberland on Vancouver Island with Juno winning engineer and jazz veteran Rick Kilburn.

The Narissa Young TRIO

A natural fit for all three musicians, the trio format is spacious and true to form combining Narissa and Scott’s 4+ year musical chemistry as well as Rick’s skills as a musician, composer, award-winning record producer, engineer and educator.

Never one to underestimate the healing power of music to connect people and inspire transformation, Narissa’s journey continues as she works on original material and passionately towards a degree in sound therapy and considers it a tremendous honour to be a musician.

NEW! Discovery Series ~ Support Local Talent

The Discovery Series is The Port Theatre Society’s new presentation series that features emerging artists from our Vancouver Island community. We’re supporting and growing local talent in our region. Together, we’ll explore the diversity and wealth of talent right here at home… sharing the ever-evolving relationship between audience and artists. Join us on our adventure to uncover what’s in the hearts and minds of these artists. Our Discovery Series will be surprising and heartwarming.

MEMBERS $24  |  ADULT $27  |  STUDENTS $15 (with valid student ID)

*Only 1 LIVESTREAM ticket needed per household. Gives you 24-hour access to the performance.

Thank you to our Discovery Series sponsor
Thanks to our funders… investors in the Arts!


Sun Sep 26th, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Port Theatre OffStage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada