Victoria’s Quinn Bachand will get to perform alongside a Canadian music legend when he takes to the stage this weekend in Nanaimo.
On Saturday (May 16) Bachand will be performing at the third annual West Coast Django and Jazz event at Malaspina Theatre. The event will also feature performances by National Jazz Award winner Oliver Gannon, Cory Pesaturo and Bachand’s band, Brishen.
“I’ve never played with Oliver before … and he’s just a legend. I am really excited,” Bachand said.“I think it will be lots of fun because we are going to play some swing stuff and some jazzy stuff.”
Bachand has been involved in music for years, often playing with his sister Qristina, and has just completed his first year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, which happens to be the school that Gannon graduated from in 1969.
The event takes place at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre on May 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Port Theatre box office at 250-754-8550 or by visiting www.porttheatre.com.
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