Members of the quartet Lust Life Jazz Band perform at the Crofton Hotel Pub on Sunday

Lust Life jazz band offers musical mix

Show part of Jazz at Crofton live music series

Rick StiebelThe Chronicle

Lust Life Jazz Band brings its quirky blend of jazz, dixieland, funk, pop and blues to the Crofton Hotel Pub Sunday, Sept. 18.

The popular Victoria group, founded in 1994, has established a reputation for its shows in Victoria at the Empress Hotel’s former Bengal Lounge, Butchart Gardens, Chateau Victoria and Hermann’s Jazz Club.

Lust Life consists of leader Bryn Badel, who plays trumpet and handles vocals, saxophonist and vocalist Wayne Kozak, guitarist Steve Grebanier, bassist Rob Johnson and drummer Dave Emery.

The group’s repertoire stems from a love of the jazz song form and the great American songbook, and is inspired by jump jazz, blues, bebop, funk and swing,  Badel said.

“We’re excited about playing that venue,” he said. “We’ve selected a set list just for that show with a focus on funky jazz and blues. We want them to dance on the tables.”

The performance is part of the Jazz at Crofton series, which runs Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Crofton Hotel Pub at 1534 Joan Ave. Local musicians are welcome to join in on a jam session during the last hour.

Admission is $15. Call 250-324-2245 or visit for more information.


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