Quartet releases CD at Char’s

The Jon Miller Quartet will release its CD Three Days In Winter during a concert at Char’s Landing this Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.

The Jon Miller Quartet: James Young

The Jon Miller Quartet: James Young

The Jon Miller Quartet will release its CD Three Days In Winter during a concert at Char’s Landing this Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. The CD features acoustic mainstream jazz music.

The Jon Miller Quartet is a jazz group from Victoria that has been making waves in the Vancouver Island jazz scene this year both for its engaging live performances and for the depth and variety of its original compositions. The group’s new CD Three Days in Winter (May 2015) is currently charting in the top 10 for campus radio jazz programming across Canada and has been played on CBC Vancouver’s Jazz program “Hot Air.”

The group’s music draws on a predominantly acoustic vein of mainstream jazz while incorporating influences from both within and outside the jazz realm including strains of fusion, blues and improvised music.

The band is led by McGill University Jazz Program graduate Jon Miller on drums. In addition to writing for and leading his quartet, Miller also performs with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra.

In addition to being a prolific composer, guitarist Rob Cheramy is a highly creative and technically impressive solid body player with a highly individual style, sought out both for his exciting solos and for his tasteful accompaniment.

Bassist James Young is one of the busiest bassists on the Victoria scene, known for his versatility, driving beat, great sound and innovative soloing style. His stylistically diverse original compositions are also a great addition to the group’s sound.

Alto and soprano saxophonist Monik Nordine is also member of the group “Departure” which has toured Canada and has several releases to its name. Nordine also directs the Victoria Jazz Orchestra.

Tickets for the Jon Miller Quartet are $17 (Advance $15) on sale now @ Char’s Landing or call (778) 421-2427.

Char’s is located at 4815 Argyle St. at Fifth Avenue uptown.

 

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