Thursday, June 29 | Bullen Park | 6:30pm
“Nik West is definitely bringing back the funk groovement and I love everything about what she stands for!” – Bootsy Collins
“Great stage presence… She inspires me in the same way Rosie and Sheila did…” – Prince
Explosive stage presence isn’t enough to describe the way Nik West moves, wows, and shocks crowds everywhere. With credits that include work with artists such as Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, Prince, John Mayer, Glee, and more, bassist/singer/songwriter Nik West is more than just another pretty face. Known for impressively recording a cover of “Back In Black” by AC/DC, Nik shocked many rock fanatics and instantly became a new favorite of legend Steven Tyler and Lenny Kravitz. This left-handed phenom has worked with Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, George Strait, and Michael Jackson), and since then has toured with Prince, and has accompanied, recorded with, and jammed with a few well-known artists such as John Mayer, Marcus Miller, Macy Gray, Esperanza Spalding, Orianthi, and more. West’s skill was noticed early on by legendary music company, Fender, and she was one of the first musicians to play Fender’s first 6-string bass. She is now the face of a new line of basses called the Dimension Bass and the Elite Bass that Fender came out with in 2017, which she helped develop. She is also the brainchild behind the Queen of Strings Competition, discovering, inspiring, and teaching young women self esteem and discipline on an instrument. Her last performance was at TD JazzFest 2017, and now she returns with her group: Joey Ziegelbauer guitar, Jennifer Criss vocals, David Collum II drums, Cliffton Williams keyboards.
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$39 (service charges may apply)
Victoria Jazz Society (250-388-4423 | 977 Alston St.) (no service charges)
Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 | rmts.bc.ca) (plus service charges)