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Jazz singers visit gallery

Two jazz singers will visit the & Loan Gallery in downtown Nanaimo and the Roxy on Gabriola Island for concerts.

Northern California’s Bill Horvitz, Steve Adams and Paul Kikuchi create original jazz compositions through songwriting and improvisation. 

Since 1974, Horvitz has led both large and small ensembles. Between 1978 and 1988, he lived and worked in New York City, where he explored and extended the sonic range of his guitar skills in a wide variety of settings

Driving swing, lyrical ballads and funky grooves are hallmarks of the band’s performances.

The Bill Horvitz Band performs at the & Loan Gallery Oct. 29 and at the Roxy Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 and up on a sliding scale.

Kevin House offers a more soulful and impressionistic mood with his songs. He’s also an acclaimed painter, commissioned by actors and television personalities.

House performs Nov. 3 at the Roxy and Nov. 4 at the & Loan Gallery at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8 and up on a sliding scale.

The & Loan Gallery is located at 33 Victoria Crescent, while the Roxy is on Gabriola Island at 560 North Rd.

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