The Pat’s House of Jazz series at the Osborne Bay Pub is off to a great start in 2020.
Sue Newman, a mainstay on the entertainment scene from Salt Spring Island who has appeared numerous times at Pat’s House of Jazz over the years, performed in the opener to the new year Sunday for an appreciative crowd.
Newman is known for her warm on-stage personality and expressive vocals, covering a wide range of material from jazz standards to Latin tunes and pop.
Newman can belt out a tune with the best of them and even got into a scatting sequence.
The marvellous band members joining her for the performance included: Monik Nordine on sax, Laurent Boucher on drums, Ian van Wyck on bass and Peter Taschuk on guitar.
Next up is another well-known performer and familiar face at the Osborne Bay Pub, Karel Roessingh with his quartet, Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the show, supported by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.
The past year featured some great shows and more of the same is expected throughout 2020.