Award-winning guitarist hosts jazz night at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

An award-winning jazz guitarist will headline the next Sunday Jazz event at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni.

Andrew Janusson is a jazz guitarist born and raised in Nanaimo, BC. After graduating with honors from Vancouver Island University, Janusson became one of the most in-demand guitarists on Vancouver Island and beyond.

Janusson has led many of his own bands, performing across Canada at events like the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Victoria International Jazz Festival. He performs regularly in BC’s most renowned jazz venues as an in-demand sideman and frontman.

On Sunday August 28, the Andrew Janusson Trio will perform an eclectic mix of swing jazz standards and originals. The musicians are each virtuosos in their own right and bring a fiery passion to the music. The Andrew Janusson Trio consists of Andrew Janusson on guitar, Brock Meades on bass and Ethan Olynyk on drums.

Sunday Jazz at Char’s is a new episode at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni. This once-a-week jazz night features alternating hosts between jazz legend and local pianist Barry Miller and Port Alberni-raised musician Graham Villette.

Each jazz night takes place from 5-8pm with live music from 6-8pm. A modest tip is requested at the entrance. The bar is in service and spectators are encouraged to bring their own dinner and enjoy live music at Port Alberni’s one and only jazz club.

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