Sophia Perlman is a fixture on the Ontario jazz scene and is taking her quartet out west to perform at Simon Holt on Tuesday (Sept. 17).

Sophia Perlman is a fixture on the Ontario jazz scene and is taking her quartet out west to perform at Simon Holt on Tuesday (Sept. 17).

Easter jazz group travels west

NANAIMO – Sophia Perlman performs at Simon Holt in Nanaimo.

Since completing her studies at Humber College in Toronto, Sophia Perlman has become a fixture of the Ontario jazz and blues scene.

Now the songstress takes her music on the road with a show at Simon Holt Tuesday (Sept. 17).

Joining her at the show is Adrean Farrugia on piano; Ross MacIntyre on bass; and Jeff Halishuk on percussion.

Early choral training, and a knack for picking out harmony, nurtured a deep love for singing.

Her musicality, old-soul voice and skill as an improviser have made her a first call featured singer with some of the top ensembles and musicians in the country.

Her most recent recording Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia: Alive at Musideum was released in 2012.

Perlman also works with youth to inspire more musicians. From 2008-13, she worked with the Canadian Children’s Opera Company’s OPERAtion KIDS outreach program, and during her tenure worked with close to 2,000 elementary aged students in Toronto.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets $20; $15/students at Fascinating Rhythm and the restaurant. For reservations, please call 250-933-3338.