First Lady of Jazz to sing in Crofton

Pat Selman, will sing some of her favourites from the Great American Songbook

Cowichan’s First Lady of Jazz, Pat Selman, will sing some of her favourites from the Great American Songbook on Sunday at the Crofton Hotel Pub.

Selman, a life-long, tireless promoter of jazz in the region, has performed in a variety of fundraisers, private parties and countless other events over the years.

She’ll be joined on the Crofton stage by Victoria’s Rob Cheramy, one of the West Coast’s best jazz guitarists, who has accompanied such luminaries as Tommy Banks, Herb Ellis and Paul Horn. Rounding out the band are keyboardist Doug Farr, bassist Nick Mintenko and drummer Ron Joiner.

This week’s performance is part of the Jazz at Crofton series, which runs at the pub every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Musicians are invited to join in a jam session during the last hour.

The pub is at 1534 Joan Ave., a stone’s throw from the Saltspring Island ferry terminal. Admission is $15. For information, call 250-324-2245 or visit croftonhotel.ca.