Crofton Hotel jazzing up Sundays

Wondering what’s coming up in the Sunday Jazz at Crofton Hotel series during November?

Wondering what’s coming up in the Sunday Jazz at Crofton Hotel series during November?

The wait is over. First up, on Nov. 6 is the Swing Key Quartet, offering a variety of genres from swing to Latin.

Then, on Nov. 13 you’ll hear Vancouver vocalist Andrea Superstein with more swing and Latin, plus blues, and even a bit of pop and indie rock.

By Sunday, Nov. 20, it’ll be time for Groovin’ Hard Band with Doug Vandine. This 16-piece Big Band offers a variety that’s sure to please in its debut at the Crofton pub, series organizers say.

Named after the Don Menza tune that was a favourite of both Doc Severinsen’s and Buddy Rich’s big bands, Groovin’ Hard features a line of saxes, trumpets, trombones and a rhythm section, and two accomplished vocalists in Alf Small and Linda Billings.

Finally, on Nov. 27, it’s the Arrowsmith Big Band led by Dave Stewart. This 18-piece aggregation consists of some of the best players on Vancouver Island and offers a repertoire of complex big band charts.

Admission to all shows is $15 at the door. The downbeat is at 2 p.m.