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Event Series Event Series: Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

Sat Sep 21st, 2019 - Sun Sep 22nd, 2019

Friday, September 20 – 8:00 to 11:00
Jazz/Swing Dance with Steve Jone’s 10-piece band, Decadence
$30 – Members $25 – Students $15

Vancouver Island Conference Centre (VICC)

Saturday, September 21 – 7:30pm
Ernie Watts is an American jazz and rhythm and blues saxophonist who plays soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone. He has worked with Charlie Haden’s Quartet West and toured with the Rolling Stones. On Frank Zappa’s album The Grand Wazoo, Ernie Watts played the “Mystery Horn”, a straight-necked C melody saxophone. He also played the notable saxophone riff on The One You Love by Glenn Frey. Ernie Watts has won two Grammy Awards as an instrumentalist. He played on Kurt Elling’s album Dedicated to You, which won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2011. www.erniewatts.com
General $60 – Members $45 – Students $30 – EyeGo – $5
Port Theatre 

Saturday, September 21 – 10:00pm to 12:30am
Enjoy the rare experience of hearing jazz musicians interact spontaneously at our Midnight Jam Session
– included with the pass, otherwise, $15 at the door.
Musicians/Students admitted for free
Shaw Auditorium (VICC)

Sunday, September 22 – 4:00pm
Born in Vancouver, she began playing piano as a child. Now living in Toronto, she’s established herself as one of Canadian jazz’s brightest young stars – and with almost two decades into a successful career.
In 2017 Laila appeared as guest host for Tonic, a jazz program on CBC Radio 2, and then became the regular host for Saturday Night Jazz.
In 2019 she won a Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year – her self-titled album is a collection of nine originals — including Queen of Hearts co-written with Randy Bachman — and three covers: David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Coldplay’s Yellow, and Randy Newman’s I Think It’s Going to Rain Today. lailabiali.com
General $40 – Members $35 – Students $25 – EyeGo – $5
Port Theatre

Check the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival website for updates!

Become a member and get your discount ticket code!

Festival Pass for all four events:
1. General Admission: $115 – a savings of $25 off separate General Admission
2. Members $90 – a savings of $50 off separate General Admission
3. Students with I.D. (All four events in advance = $70):  a savings of $70 off separate General Admission



Sat Sep 21st, 2019
Sun Sep 22nd, 2019
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The Port Theatre OffStage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada