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Award-winning composer/keyboardist VICTOR NORIEGA has been described as having “the sensitivity of Bill Evans, the propulsion of Horace Silver and the experimentation of Thelonious Monk,” while his compositions have been characterized as “layered, complex, interesting and rhythmic,” “introspective at times, energetic and boundary-stretching at others… seamlessly blend[ing] jazz and modern classical influences."


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03
November
2018
2 TRIOS @ JACK STRAW CULTURAL CENTER
Posted On : 2018 November 03

FALL ARTIST SHOWCASE: 25 YEARS OF JACK STRAW ARTISTS

A day of music of all genres, dance, readings, and other performance featuring Jack Straw artists.  2-8pm

2 TRIOS performs at 6:30 (2 twenty-minute sets)

GUST BURNS piano
VICTOR NORIEGA piano
JEFF JOHNSON bass
GREG CAMPBELL drums

OUR 2013 RECORD :)

 
 
07
November
2018
NORIEGA & SUNs @ CASCADE ROOM
Posted On : 2018 November 07

It's time to build a new gig!

VICTOR NORIEGA keys
JAMES DANDERFER woodwinds
JOE POOLE drums

THE CASCADE ROOM
(Main & 10th)

7-10pm, no cover

This will go every other Sunday starting Nov 25

 
 
19
June
2017
NEW MUSIC VIA SEA, VAN, NYC
Posted On : 2017 June 19

Very happy to announce that this is a huge week of music!  One of my musical cohorts from New York is coming to the Pacific NW for a visit - and you best believe we are gonna do some playin!  I first met Jeremy Udden briefly in 1997 on a trip to Boston; we were introduced by a common friend who was certain that Jeremy and I would connect both musically and personally.  We finally made that connection about eight years later in Brooklyn; both of us were recent NY transplants itching to play music - and that we did!  Since then we've enjoyed a couple of west coast tours, some studio recordings, and some very fond memories with much more to come.  This week will feature a couple of performances in Seattle, leading up to a featured show for the 2017 Vancouver International JazzFest!  

Here's a breakdown:

SEATTLE:

6/21 - A 30min preview set at Tim's Tavern

6/22 - Seattle House concert - Evite Link

VANCOUVER:

6/23 - A performance at Tangent Cafe for the Vancouver Int'l JazzFest

6/24 - More playing and hanging with Jeremy at the UVA gig

Details for all these performances can be found on the EVENTS PAGE.  It's a real treat to have my buddy come cross country for this mini-stretch - we hope you can make any, many, or all of these performances!  Summer is fun :):)

VJN

 
 
04
June
2017
2017 ALREADY ROLLIN!
Posted On : 2017 June 04

It might be a bit late to be saying "Happy New Year", although I still need to stop myself from writing '2016' when I date my signature ;)  
It has sure been awhile since I wrote on here, but I'm still alive, and well too!  Anyways, there are a few things cooking already in 2017.  I'm gonna bring in the New Year with a very fun, impromptu show at a new venue in Vancouver named BENCHMARK:

JAN 24, 8:30-11:00

VICTOR NORIEGA/JOHN GROSS/SEAN DRABITT/JOE POOLE

all the other pertinent info is here

In closing - A real strong and direct "Happy New Year" to you and yours!!

 
 
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