Bryn Badel’s Lust For Life brings its repertoire of blues, funk, pop and Latin music to the Osborne Bay Pub to open the April Pat’s House of Jazz program in fine style. (Photo by Heath Moffatt Photography)

Love of jazz song form reflected by Lust Life

Badel’s Victoria group refines its sound during a quarter century

An afternoon of sultry vocals, infectious grooves and original improvisations is on tap when Victoria’s Lust Life jazz band returns to Pat’s House of Jazz in Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub on Sunday, April 7.

Founded by trumpeter Bryn Badel 25 years ago as a classic jazz band, its repertoire has morphed to include blues, funk, pop and Latin music.

With saxophonist Wayne Kozak and drummer Chris Thackray, along with guitarist Al Vance and Badel doubling as vocalists, the band performs at many of Victoria’s top jazz venues — the Fairmont Empress, Butchart Gardens, Royal B.C. Museum, Hotel Grand Pacific, Chateau Victoria and Victoria’s JazzFest.

“Our repertoire stems from the love of the jazz song form (and) the great American songbook,” says Badel. The band is dedicated to “honouring the music and making each piece of music we play memorable.”

Lust Life’s stylings “defy classical description,” he says. “Their unique eclectic sound paints a mellifluous picture of West Coast style.”

Sunday’s show, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society as part of its weekly jazz series, begins at 2 p.m. in the Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. in Crofton.

Admission is $15. For reservations, call 250-324-2245. Tables will be held until 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit http://osbornebaypub.com.

Just Posted

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP reports rise in calls for service

Increase of 4.6 per cent over same time last year

MPs call on fisheries minister to allow sport fishing of marked chinook

MacGregor among those citing coastal communities rely on recreational fishing

Chemainus Harvest House still demands attention in summer

Food bank supplies dwindle with diminished donations

Singers in a jam at Chemainus’ Waterwheel Park

Soul King Clarke joins the group for latest session

Mamma Mia! smashes Chemainus Theatre Festival ticket sales record

Total expected to surpass 30,000 tickets before the show ends on Aug. 31

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Most Read