The Vernon Jazz Club is excited to present a BC Entertainment Hall of Fame musician, Tom Keenlyside.

Tom Keenlyside said,”I was lucky. The idea that music was to be gradually embraced as a profession with which to make a living while working a day job just didn’t happen. It was immediate and, for me, electrifying. This is how it happened.

Every morning during the week in 1964, when I was thirteen, I walked by my friend Tony’s house on the way to our first year in high school. We’d amble to school chatting about the usual…cars, girls, and the rest. One particular morning in late fall as I came up to his steps, the front door was open and his mother was playing a record…”Time Out” the American masterpiece by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. As Dave finished up his lovely intro to the gorgeous “Strange Meadowlark” Paul Desmond’s poetic saxophone played its first notes, and I was instantly hooked. I knew, in that moment, that music was what I was going to do for the rest of my life, even though I had no idea if it could generate an income. The sounds I was hearing coming from that hi-fi were new, startling and transformative for me. The music filled me to the brim, those notes cascading from Desmond’s horn, and I just knew…this is what I do.”

Joining Tom on woodwinds will be Neil Fraser on guitar, Shelby Wahl on guitar and Jake McIntyre-Paul on bass.

Seating : At this time there are no table reservations. All seating is first come, first served.

Tickets are now available online for this event.


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Event Details

Doors open at 6:45PM. Show starts at 7:30PM.

Date: March 09, 2024

Start time: 07:30 p.m. PDT

End time: 10:30 p.m. PDT

Venue: Vernon Jazz Club

Directions: 3000 31st Street, Vernon, BC. Above Nolan's Pharmasave in downtown.

Email: [email protected]

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