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Mark Godfrey

Portrait of jazz musician Mark Godfrey with his bass.

Nanaimo Conservatory of Music

November 18, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mark Godfrey is one of the most in-demand bass players on the Toronto jazz and creative music scene. Known for his strong sound and rhythmic presence on the instrument, Mark’s accolades include the 2019 Emerging Jazz Artist of the Year Award (Toronto Jazz Festival), the 2021 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album (Sammy Jackson/With You), and the 2014 Grand Prix de Jazz (Pram Trio/Montreal Jazz Festival).

Tickets are CASH at the DOOR $25 General / $20 NIJFA Members Reservations – email

Queen Kong

Photo of music group Queen Kong with their instruments.

SimonHolt, Restaurant

6582 Applecross Road, Nanaimo

November 26, 7:30 pm

Queen Kong is an exploration of sounds inspired by the Radical Jewish Culture movement in New York founded by pioneer John Zorn.  Led by Toronto drummer, vocalist and composer Lorie Wolf, Queen Kong seamlessly blends Ashkenazi Jewish idiom with jazz, free improv, rock and punk to explore new sounds and ideas. It is a very eclectic group and were Nominated for the Performing Artist of the year in 2022.

The band members are: Lorie Wolf-drums Tom Richards-Sousaphone, Graham Campbell-guitar, Max Forster-trumpet, Nate Dell-Vandenberg- trombone, John Williams-clarinet.

Regular – $30.00  

$25 – NIJFA Members, Students, Quadwrangle Regulars