Victoria Jazz Society

Mary Ancheta Quartet

Friday, June 30 | Bullen Park | 1:15pm

Vancouver-based keyboardist Mary Ancheta steps into the spotlight with her genre-bending, organic, modern take on jazz and electro-funk.  Inspired by the likes of Squarepusher, The Meters, John Scofield, and Prince, Ancheta knows what’s up when it comes to arresting melodies and irresistible grooves, with Joel Fountain on drums, Dominic Conway on saxophone, and Matt Reid on bass. Ancheta seeks to tap into raw fuelled moments favouring grittiness over perfection, and this quartet will perform songs from their highly anticipated debut EP, Level Up. From backing up Carly Rae Jepsen at a Juno Awards dinner to opening for A Tribe Called Red and Buffy Sainte Marie with artist iskwé, Ancheta is always on the move. No matter what she does, it’s with a style and grace distinctly Canadian and authentically her own. 

Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts 

Free to attend at Bullen Park, Esquimalt on Friday, June 30.