Sound of the Eric St-Laurent Trio

Sound of the Eric St-Laurent Trio

I had the pleasure of working the Eric St-Laurent Trio show last Friday night at Hermann’s Jazz Club as part of the Victoria Jazz Society concert series.  I got to know a little about the band as well enjoying their live performance, which was truly full of surprises! The Eric St-Laurent Trio is a rare and exciting treat that … Continue reading

Adonis Puentes Band at the CBC Toque Sessions

Adonis Puentes Band at the CBC Toque Sessions

On Thursday I had the great pleasure of traveling to Vancouver with Adonis Puentes and his  band for a live CBC Radio recording to promote his latest works.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Adonis Puentes, he and his brother Alexis [Alex Cuba] have both played a very big role in the growing Cuban … Continue reading

Damian Graham and the Hifi Hipsters

Damian Graham and the Hifi Hipsters

If you didn’t make it down to Hermann’s on Saturday afternoon, here’s a snippet of what you missed! Damian Graham and the Hifi Hipsters [Nick LaRiviere on trombone & vocals, Micheal Kaeshammer on piano and Ryan Tandy on bass] had the place jumping as early as 4pm and the crowd ranged from 2 years old … Continue reading

Pablo Luis Cardenas

Pablo Luis Cardenas

I would like to introduce a phenomenal pianist who recently re-located to Victoria towards the end of last year. Pablo Luis Cardenas was destined for a life in music after his hands first touched a piano at the age of just five years old. Pablo originates from Cuba and began to study at the Conservatory … Continue reading

Son de la Isla

Son de la Isla

Last week I was inspired to launch a new  blog  as so much of my inspiration for writing on this blog is connected to music [and more specifically Latin music] so I thought perhaps I should dedicate a new blog solely to this passion. Son de la Isla [Sound of the Island] is designed to … Continue reading

Live & Latin at Hermann’s

Live & Latin at Hermann’s

Cuban Party I’ve been a wee bit quiet lately, but for a good reason… I’ve started working at Hermann’s Jazz Club to occupy my evenings. This suits me to a tea, surrounded by the best live music in Victoria. My new job also helps feed my Latin music addiction, which is only getting more intense! … Continue reading

Join in the Más Movement

Join in the Más Movement

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of catching up with Michael Gabriel Rosen during my visit to Vancouver for Eco Fashion Week. I had a brilliant week in the city but the salsa dancing outshone the fashion elements of my visit [really are you surprised?!] Now instead of fashion I’m going to tell you … Continue reading