Jazz Festivals Canada Showcase - Tuesday, October 17

Click here for the JFC Showcase on Wednesday, October 18
Click here for the JFC Showcase on Thursday, October 19

An evening of Snarky Puppy spin-off bands, hosted by Ghost-Note, presented by Royal Artists Group. 

Featuring performances from the following artists:

Ghost-Note (ft. MonoNeon)

Multi-Grammy Award winning artists Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note. World renowned for their ongoing catalog with Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo is an instrumental explosion like you’ve never heard before — prepare yourselves for a neck breaking and booty shaking night that will keep you on your feet all night long.

Yotam Silberstein

Yotam Silberstein has toured as a leader in major clubs and jazz festivals in Europe, Japan, South America, Asia and the US and has received high praise for his performances. Having performed with the world’s premier talent, Yotam has honed his craft with precision, finesse and the innate artistic touch. Both the critics and his fans await the release of his new album The Village on Jazz & People in January.

Elise Trouw

Prodigiously talented at just 18 years old, San Diego native and mult-instrumentalist Elise Trouw recorded all of the instrumental and vocal tracks herself for her debut album Unraveling, which she released earlier this year on her own independent label. 

Ron-Artis II

Hawaii-based guitarist/singer/songwriter Ron Artis II has been living in music for as long as he can remember.   “Soul, Soul, Soul” best describes Ron’s sound, though his music covers the genres of blues, rock, R&B, jazz, and even Flamenco.  He has worked with the likes of Mick Fleetwood, Booker T Jones, and Doyle Bramhall II.

Lucy Woodward

Lucy Woodward’s Bang is her first release on GroundUP Music, the breakthrough indie label started by Michael League. Lyrically, the record is Woodward’s most dramatic, offering moments of both melancholia and wild abandon. The unfolding romantic twists and turns Woodward embraces on Bang is matched by the dramatic fits in her music

Mark Lettieri

Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer, and producer from Fort Worth, TX, best known as a member of Snarky Puppy since 2009.  Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists, as well as composing and producing original music under his own name.  Lettieri has spent time on the road with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu, and is an in-demand session guitarist who’s worked with the likes of David Crosby, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem.

*Note: with six bands taking the stage, this night will end late!

About the JFC Showcases ‘17:

For the fourth consecutive year, the Victoria Jazz Society will be hosting Jazz Festivals Canada’s annual networking and booking meetings in Victoria, British Columbia. These meetings will take place from October 16 through 20, 2017. Jazz festival artistic directors from across Canada (Victoria, BC to Halifax, Nova Scotia) will be meeting in order to develop national tours for both Canadian and international artists for the 2018 festival season.

As part of these meetings, the VJS, on behalf of Jazz Festivals Canada, is facilitating a Showcase featuring musicians/bands from across Canada and the United States at Hermann’s Jazz Club on October 17 through 19, 2017. The general public is invited to attend these ticketed performances. These Showcases will feature a number of separate performances each night.

MonoNeon with Ghost-Note / "Can't Get Right" Drum Video