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Legends of Jazz

Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 2:00pm - and -

Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 2:00pm

$30 per ticket - SOLD OUT!


The 10th and 11th concerts in the York Place Musical Salon.


Perry White, Phil Dwyer, Steve Wallace

About the Event

This concert will feature a truly all-star Canadian jazz trio of Phil Dwyer on piano, Perry White on tenor saxophone, and Steve Wallace on bass performing a program of jazz classics and standards. These three need no introduction and although they've been friends for years, they've never played together in this particular configuration before. This concert offers a ringside seat at the birth of what promises to be a very special band.


About the Musicians

Phil Dwyer

In December 2013 Phil Dwyer was appointed as a Member of the Order Of Canada. He was cited for “his contributions to jazz as a performer, composer and producer, and for increasing access to music education in his community.” In January 2015 he was recognized by the Royal Conservatory of Music as an Honorary Fellow. These distinctions arise from an illustrious thirty year career collaborating with a storied roster of great musical artists, crossing stylistic and geographic borders. Phil has appeared on ten Juno Award-winning recordings, and over thirty nominated recordings. He is also a recipient of the prestigious K.M. Hunter Prize, for excellence in the arts. Phil is a practising lawyer, with his own firm in Qualicum Beach. Phil is a litigator, working primarily in family, estate, and environmental law, and appears regularly in Provincial and Supreme Courts. He is currently a member of the Law Society of British Columbia mental health task force. As a musician he remains an active performer, writer, and recording artist. He curates “Phil Dwyer’s Jazz Canada” for CBC Radio Music, programs music for The Old School House, in Qualicum Beach, and is a partner in SeaWind Musical Instruments. This concert marks Phil's second appearance in the York Place Musical Salon.


Perry White

Perry White's expressive tone and lyrical approach to playing the saxophone has kept him busy performing in Canada and around the world for over two decades. He has performed and recorded with a who's who of the Canadian jazz and modern music scene as well as a diverse cross-section of international artists including: Hilario Duran, Dave Young, Kevin Briet, The Shuffle Demons, Bill Mays, Mouse on Mars, Hugh Fraser, Phil Dwyer, Holly Cole, Michael White, John Alcorn, John MacLeod, Dave Mcmurdo, Mr. Something Something (yeah, google it!), Aretha Franklin, Michael Bublé, Raise the Roof, The Boss Brass, Reg Schwager, Planet Earth, Steve Wallace, Rob Armus, and many others.


Steve Wallace

Steve Wallace is one of Canada’s foremost jazz bassists. He was born in Toronto in 1956. Most of his career took place there and internationally, playing clubs, touring and recording with such American greats as Zoot Sims, Ray Bryant, Scott Hamilton, Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman and many more, as well as with such Canadian giants as Fraser MacPherson, Rob McConnell, Oscar Peterson, Phil Nimmons, Ed Bickert, Mike Murley and many others. He moved to Courtenay in July 2021 where he now lives with his long-suffering wife Anna. This concert marks Steve's fifth appearance in the York Place Musical Salon.


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