Doors Open 7pm
1st Set 8.15pm
2nd Set 9.45pm
AL NICHOLLS has for the past 20 years or so made countless solo appearances in jazz clubs and festivals up and down the UK. After graduating from Leeds College of Music he served his time in jive and blues bands including King Pleasure, the Big Town Playboys and Ray Gelato, and has run the 'Swing Band' Blue Harlem for many years. Al favours the big open tenor sax sound and free-blowing methods of the Texas Tenors of yore.
SANDRA MAE LUYKX
A talented singer and multi-instrumentalist, Sandra-Mae plays saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone), guitar, piano, percussion and has performed around the world in places like London, Amsterdam, New York, Brazil and in some of Vancouver's most prestigious venues including The Orpheum Theatre.
While trained as a jazz-specialist, Sandra-Mae's vocal and instrumental versatility extends to pop, R&B and her true love: 1970's Soul Music! She draws inspiration from such legends as Etta James, Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, Astrud Gilberto, and more modern influences such as Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse and Mariah Carey. She was also a member of the British Columbia Honour Jazz Ensemble for two years in a row, acquiring jazz scholarships while performing in this ensemble.