Peter Taschuk on guitar with vocalist Sue Newman. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Newman starts the new year at Pat’s House of Jazz in style

Quartet offers a wide range of musical selections

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.

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Backing for vocalist Sue Newman is provided by guitarist Peter Taschuk and drummer Laurent Boucher as part of her quartet. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Monik Nordine joins the Sue Newman Quartet on the sax. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Monik Nordine plays sax for the Sue Newman Quartet at a Pat’s House of Jazz performance Sunday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sue Newman sings her heart out for the first Sunday Pat’s House of Jazz performance of 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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