Victoria Jazz Society

Apollo Suns

Sunday, June 30 | Bullen Park, Esquimalt

Apollo Suns is a 7-piece instrumental collective from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band fuses the influence of jazz, rock, and psychedelic music, to create their own unique sounds with the dancefloor in mind. They have self-released three EPs: Each Day a Different Sun (2017), Dawn Offerings (2019), A Relationship of Force (Color Red, 2021), and were awarded “Instrumental Artist of the Year” at Western Canadian Music Awards in both 2018 and 2020.

In 2022, Apollo Suns returned to the studio with JUNO Award-winning producer Ben Kaplan (Five Alarm Funk, Mother Mother, The Rare Americans) to record their latest album, Departures. Departures was released in September 2023 and supported by a robust North American tour that included sold-out shows in several cities. Best known for their high-octane live shows, Apollo Suns have captivated audiences at Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, and Calgary Stampede. Some of their most notable shows include support slots for The Comet is Coming and Makaya McCraven, among others. The core group includes Ed Durocher guitar, Tim Iskierski drums, Aarin Lofstrand bass, Jordie Oulette trumpet, Benjamin James Hill trombone, Alex Maher saxophones, and Anatol Rennie keyboards/synthesizers.


Free performances at Bullen Park happen 12pm – 4:30pm. Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.