CanUS is coming to the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton Sunday, Nov. 25. (Submitted)

Pat’s House of Jazz series continues Nov. 25 with the CanUS band

They’ve members and fans on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border and love to make great music

Jazz, dixieland, swing, ragtime, blues and New Orleans jazz with three-part-harmony vocals: it’s CanUS Jazz Band, and they’re coming to Pat’s House of Jazz at the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton on Sunday, Nov. 25.

Showtime is 2 p.m.

For 15 years, this Victoria jazz band has been hitting the jazz circuit all over North America. The highlight was being invited to play the Millennium Theatre at The Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They’re a border-spanning group with a wide appeal.

Formed in 1991, they’ve since retired from the road, giving them more time and opportunities to share their music on the Island. They’re led by Victoria pianist/vocalist Toni Blodgett, and feature some of the best south Island musicians including a front line of Bob Cadwallader on trombone, Mike Broadley on trumpet and Al Pease on clarinet and tenor sax, with a rhythm section of Blodgett, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Don Leppard.

Sunday’s concert is part of the weekly Pat’s House of Jazz series. Admission is $15. Reservations are recommended. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m. Call 250-324-2245 or visit

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