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Tom Vickery Quartet
June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15
Pianist Tom Vickery and saxophonist/flutist Mark Lewis fill the stage with energy and joy
at Pat’s House of Jazz in Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub.
When they first played there in 2018, Vickery practically bounced off the piano bench,
while Lewis, who is a master of the alto sax and flute (as well as the baritone sax and
piano), danced around the stage in sheer exuberance as they tossed musical ideas
back and forth.
They performed ballads and bebop, engaging original music and jazz standards. It was
an exhilarating performance of the highest standard.
“Their musical explorations may well change your view of jazz,” says publicist Gloria
Collins. “They are among the finest musicians we’ve had on our stage in the seven
years we have been running the series.
“They are endlessly creative while at the same time drawing their audiences right into
the heart of their performance. You almost feel as though you are on the stage with
Lewis, a Seattle-area native, has been a part of music scenes from Seattle and San
Francisco to Rotterdam and Paris as a player, composer, producer and educator. The
well-travelled musician even did a stint in Victoria in the late ‘80s.
He has composed 1,700 pieces and has recorded more than 30 albums and won
accolades for his recent album The New York Session which was recorded with veteran
players George Cables on piano, Victor Lewis on drums and bassist Essiet Okon
Reservations highly recommended. Call 250-324-2245. Reserved tables will be held until 1:30 pm.
- Preston Davies
- (250) 597-3045