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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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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!!

 
 
27
June
2016
2016 VANCOUVER INT'L JAZZFEST - VNQ @ TANGENT CAFE, JUNE 30
Posted On : 2016 June 27

I wanted to let you know of a performance I have coming up this Thursday night for the 2016 Vancouver Int’l Jazz Fest.  It’s a quartet that I’ve compiled with great musicians from across the Pacific Northwest.  This will be the debut for this particular combination of players; I’m really looking forward to how this all comes together on the bandstand.  We’ll be playing some original material and some classic jazz repertoire as well.  The venue is a great place to hear live music, and they’ve got an awesome menu too, so come hungry!

VICTOR NORIEGA QUARTET @ TANGENT CAFE:
VN :) keys
STUART MACDONALD (Seattle) tenor sax
TOM WAKELING (Portland) bass
NINO DIPASQUALE (Vancouver) drums

TICKETS: $10

other pertinent info is on the EVENTS PAGE

Hope to see you out on Thursday - enjoy your week!!

VJN

 
 
13
April
2016
LOOKING FORWARD TO A FUN SEATTLE GIG
Posted On : 2016 April 13

Hey hey hey, I've got a good one coming up with some old friends and stellar musicians who knew me waaay back when!  

MAY 9th @ THE ROYAL ROOM

I'm honored to be playing with these guys:  KEVIN NORTNESS sax, MARC FENDEL sax, GEOFFE HARPER bass, JOSE MARTINEZ drums

all the deets on the events page

I want to see so many familiar faces that I'll freak out ;)

VJN

 
 
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