Tenor saxophonist Ryan Oliver plays soulful blues, straight-ahead jazz and romantic ballads with his classic ’60s-style organ trio in Pat’s House of Jazz at the Osborne Bay Pub on Sunday, Dec. 9.
The swinging saxman will be joined in the Crofton jazz pub by Hammond B3 organist Dr. Tony Genge and drummer Hans Verhoeven. The trio’s performance at the club last spring was hot, hot, hot, yet nicely sprinkled with blues and ballads.
“We always have a great time playing at Pat’s House of Jazz and we’re excited to play there again,” said Oliver, who has also toured the world – including India, Australia and New Zealand – with the Shuffle Demons.
He recently played the Leeds and Birmingham jazz festivals in the United Kingdom and has also performed as leader and sideman at major jazz clubs and festivals across North America, as well as the famed Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Oliver, who took his master’s degree in jazz performance at Rutgers University and his doctoral studies at York University in Toronto, lived in Toronto, Amsterdam and New York before moving recently to Victoria.
The show is part of the weekly Pat’s House of Jazz series, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society. It runs every Sunday from 2 p.m. at the Osborne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave. in Crofton.
Admission is $15. Reservations are recommended. For information, phone 250-324-2245 or visit http://osbornebaypub.com.