John Lee – drums

Raised in Nanaimo BC, John Lee is one of the most respected and acclaimed young jazz musicians nation wide. After showing great interest in music at a young age, Lee developed into a virtuoso by [...]

Louise Rose – zen music maker

Louise Rose believes that the first and last words of every day should be “Thank You.”  In short, her spiritual philosophy is the philosophy of gratitude. Musical from a very early [...]

Bruce Hurn – trumpet

Bruce has been an active writer and performer of jazz both locally and internationally. He holds a Masters degree in music composition and theory, and has had a musical career spanning over 30 [...]

Ryan Oliver – saxophone

A Juno-nominated, Victoria-based saxophonist, Ryan Oliver honed his craft on Canada’s west coast before moving to Amsterdam, Toronto and New York.  Since returning to Vancouver Island, he has [...]

Joey Smith – jazz bass

After touring for two and a half years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as bassist and arranger, Joey Smith was married in Victoria and moved to Rochester, N.Y. to pursue graduate studies at the [...]

Attila Fias – piano

Attila Fias is a versatile musician, whose playing has been called pyrotechnic, stunning, playful and sophisticated by the Toronto Star, Wholenote magazine and Exclaim magazine. He has [...]

Libby Yu – classical piano

Vancouver pianist Libby Yu is recognized as an accomplished performer, collaborator, teacher and adjudicator. She began her early studies with Phyllis Taylor and Edward Parker and then studied [...]

Sungyong Lim – cello

Cellist, Sungyong Lim, graduated with honors from the renowned Yewon School and the Seoul School of the Arts before entering the Korea National University of Arts. During his university studies, [...]

Nikita Pogrebnoy – viola

Nikita Pogrebnoy, Violist, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia where he graduated from the world-famous St. Petersburg Conservatory with highest honors. He then came to the United States by the [...]