Jennifer Messelink

Cage 100 Festival Victoria Symphony Orchestra Tania Miller, conductor Tzenka Dianova, piano Rick Sacks, percussion Alix Goolden Hall Saturday, November 17, 2012 Reviewed by Jennifer Messelink Sit. Breathe. Listen. When was the last time you sat in intentional silence with a hundred people, including an orchestra? The Victoria Symphony, directed by Tania Miller, gave us […]

      Terra Hazelton and Her Easy Answers Herman’s Jazz Club October 26, 8:00 pm Terra Hazelton, vocals Nathan Hiltz, ukelele, guitar Kelby McNair, drums Bruce Meeko, bass Patrick Boyle, trumpet Reviewed by Jennifer Messelink We sometimes forget what a vast country Canada is, but Terra Hazelton reminded us how far she had to […]

Patrick Boyle, trumpet, flugelhorn, resonator guitar, electric guitar Featuring: Brian Anderson, double bass Jonathan Goldman, accordion Joanna Hood, viola Ian McDougall, trombone Review by Jennifer Messelink “Tonight someone’s going to get a haircut!!!!” That phrase was the last thing I expected to hear thundering through the Philip T. Young Recital hall on Friday, Sept. 28, […]

The Very Thought of You: Trombone with String Orchestra, Ian McDougall SOCAN TMMPCD01, 2012, compact disc. Reviewed by Jennifer Messelink Juno Award winner Ian MacDougall is perhaps best known for his work in the Big Band idiom, with the Toronto Jazz ensemble Boss Brass. But his former students at the University of Victoria know the […]