Victoria Jazz Society

Fantastic Negrito

Saturday, August 26 | Ship Point | 7pm

A vibrant mix of raw blues, Prince-like funk and Stones rock’n’roll….Quite unlike anything else out there, it is a bit of a revelation.” – The Times

Three-time Grammy award-winning blues, soul, and rock singer-songwriter Fantastic Negrito knows how to deliver dynamic, compelling tunes that transcend from foot stomping blues to a funk stampede. He won the Grammy award for “Best Contemporary Blues Album” for three albums, for The Last Days of Oakland (2016), Please Don’t Be Dead (2019), and Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (2020), and has now released his extraordinary 2022 album, White Jesus Black Problems. Despite a troubled childhood, a doomed major label deal that temporarily put him off music, and a near-fatal car crash that permanently damaged his guitar playing hand, Fantastic Negrito would go on to win the first ever NPR Tiny Desk Contest in 2015. Since then, he won those three Grammy Awards, toured with Sturgill Simpson, Chris Cornell, and most recently Bruce Springsteen, collaborated with Sting and E-40, launched his own Storefront Records label, performed at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Newport Folk, Byron Bay Blues, and other major festivals, and founded the Revolution Plantation –  an urban farm aimed at youth empowerment. Don’t miss out on his return to Victoria!

Opening for this evening will be blues singer-songwriter Ndidi O, a two-time Juno-nominated and WCMA “Blues Artist of the Year.”


On sale Thursday, May 25!

$39 (service charges may apply)

Available Through:

Victoria Jazz Society (250-388-4423 | 977 Alston St.) (no service charges)

Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 | (plus service charges)