Order of Canada jazz musician performing at the TOSH festival

The Old School House Arts Center (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach will continue its summer music festival with a performance by Phil Dwyer, Member of the Order of Canada, on Saturday, August 13.

Dwyer, who plays piano and saxophone, will be joined by John Lee (piano, drums), Brad Turner (piano, drums, trumpet) and bassist Drake Shoemaker for the 7 p.m. performance.

The concert venue, a large Qualicum Beach garden, will be sent to ticket holders upon purchase.

Dwyer was recognized by the Royal Conservatory of Music as an Honorary Member in 2015. Over his 30-year career, he has appeared on 10 Juno Award-winning recordings and over 30 nominated recordings.

He is a lawyer and has his own firm in Qualicum Beach. Dwyer is a litigator, working primarily in family, estate and environmental law, and appears regularly before provincial and supreme courts. He is currently a member of the Mental Health Task Force of the Law Society of British Columbia.

As a musician, he remains an active performer, writer and artist. He manages Jazz Canada by Phil Dwyer for CBC Radio Music and music programs for TOSH.

Guests are asked to dress appropriately for the weather, bring their own chairs, water and snacks. There is no access to the toilets in this place.

Tickets are $35 plus GST and are non-refundable. These will be festival seats.

Guests are asked to arrive between 6.30pm and 6.50pm, the concert will take place from 7pm to 8.15pm

— NEWS staff, submitted

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