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Occurs on Friday June 2 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Shaw Auditorium
80 Commercial Street
Nanaimo BC V9R 5G4

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× Shaw Auditorium - Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Join us for an unforgettable evening of jazz at the Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society's annual Jazz Affair! This highly anticipated event will feature award-winning student groups from Nanaimo alongside two of the most exciting performers in the jazz scene: Alexander Claffy on bass and Benny Benack III on trumpet and vocals. Nanaimo's own John Lee will be joining Alexander and Benny on drums.
Alexander Claffy is a highly acclaimed bassist, composer, and bandleader who has performed with some of the biggest names in jazz. He has been praised for his exceptional technical skill and his ability to infuse every performance with soulful energy and passion.
Benny Benack III is a multi-talented musician, equally skilled as a trumpeter and a vocalist. He has been hailed as one of the most promising young jazz artists on the scene today, with a dynamic and engaging style that is sure to captivate audiences.
Jazz Affair is excited to feature some of Nanaimo's award winning student groups including:
-Geddes/Guitard/Stevenson/Podritske/Tomkins Quintet
-Jost/Geddes/Podritske/Tomkins Quartet
-Stevenson/Pearce Duo
-Vocal selection by Lauren Racz and Sarah Stevenson
Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the thrill of live jazz music in the heart of Nanaimo.

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