This is the first episode since my move from Peterborough to Victoria—and as an introduction to the jazz world in Victoria, I’m putting together, over the next three weeks, three one hour programs about the upcoming 36th edition of the Victoria Jazz Festival. I play music by some of the artists (international, national and local), and chat with the festival’s founder and artistic director, Darryl Mar.
This week, you’ll hear some of the players featured on day 1 to day 4 of this 10 day festival. It includes Laila Biali, Lionel Loueke, The Marquis Hill Blacktet, Jacqui Naylor, Dominique Fils Aime, The Suffers, Aaron Scoones, John Magnarelli Quartet, and The HeavyWeights Brass Band.
Another highlight: Darryl talks about how he was inspired to start this festival.
You’ll also get a slight taste of the sounds of Victoria, as I record the program outside of the townhouse where we’re staying for a couple months.