Saltspring takes jazz to Crofton

Songstress Sue Newman plays Sunday, Feb. 29 at the Crofton Pub

Songstress Sue Newman plays Sunday, Feb. 29 at the Crofton Pub at 1534 Joan Ave. Backed by a talented quartet Newman and the Jazzmen — saxophonist Monik Nordine, guitarist Peter Taschuk, bassist Ian Van Wyck and drummer Laurent Boucher, all Saltspring Islanders — will explore jazz standards and Broadway favourites.

Newman, who hails from Saltspring Island, has studied with jazz singers Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan and performed with such artists as Hugh Fraser, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith and Valdy.

The weekly jazz series runs every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the pub. Admission is $10. For information, call 250-324-2245 or visit www.croftonhotel.ca.