Nova Scotia musician takes centre stage at Sylvan Saturday

Acclaimed keyboardist Tony Genge plays Mill Bay’s Sylvan United Church Saturday, March 12.

Acclaimed keyboardist Tony Genge plays Mill Bay’s Sylvan United Church Saturday, March 12. Genge is a music professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. He will perform with guitarist Andrew Janusson and drummer Hans Verhoeven.

Genge’s website says his music is characterized by “its distinctive harmonic language, elegant orchestration and postmodern mix of musical elements.” He can be heard on his critically acclaimed jazz trio recording, Blues Walk.

Janusson, a recent graduate from the jazz program at Vancouver Island University, studied under such Island luminaries as guitarist Pat Coleman and bassist Ken Lister. Verhoeven, an instructor in the jazz program at Vancouver Island University, has worked with such jazz stars as P.J. Perry and Hugh Fraser.

The concert is part of the Sylvan Jazz Church Mice Productions series, and takes place at 985 Shawnigan/Mill Bay Rd., at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door. For information, call 250-324-1900.