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Phil Dwyer with Special Guest Pat Collins plus The Phil Dwyer Academy of Music's Adult camp Saturday August 12, 2023 Garden Jazz Fest

$35.00 CAD

Jazz Festival in the Garden with Phil Dwyer with special guest, Pat Collins plus the Phil Dwyer Academy of Music's Adult camp

When: Saturday, August 12, at 7 pm

(Please Arrive Between 6:30-6:50)

Join us for outdoor garden concerts at a private residence in Qualicum Beach! Location will be sent to ticket holders upon purchase.

Performances are approx. 75 mins long. 

The cost of the tickets is $35 + GST 

Limited tickets available. 

Please bring your own chairs, water, and snacks. 

Please dress for the weather, the audience sits in complete shade.  There is no bathroom access at this venue.  
Arrive between 6:30 and 6:50, concerts will be from 7 - 8:15 pm.  

Tickets are nonrefundable.

In 2013 Multi-instrumentalist Phil Dwyer was appointed as a Member of the Order Of Canada for “his contributions to jazz as a performer, composer and producer, and for increasing access to music education in his community.” In January 2015, he was recognized by the Royal Conservatory of Music as an Honorary Fellow. These distinctions arise from an illustrious thirty-year career collaborating with a storied roster of great musical artists, crossing stylistic and geographic borders. Phil has appeared on ten Juno Award-winning recordings, and over thirty nominated recordings. He is also a recipient of the prestigious K.M. Hunter Prize for excellence in the arts.

Originally from Qualicum Beach, B.C., bassist Pat Collins moved to Toronto in 1988 and has become one of the more active bassists on the Canadian Jazz Scene. Pat has performed with such legendary musicians as Oscar Peterson, Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Cobb and Lee Konitz. He has also performed with legendary Canadian musicians as Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Peter Appleyard and Don Thompson. In January, 2005, Pat released his first CD as a leader, on Cornerstone Records, entitled “In the Moment” featuring some of Canada’s premier jazz musicians, Mike Murley, Reg Schwager and Barry Elmes. The CD has received rave reviews, including “In the Moment is a CD that’s very easy to like”, (Richard Bourcier,, and “This is a classy contribution to the jazz canon”, (Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star). The Pat Collins Quartet was nominated for a 2005 National Jazz Award as “Acoustic Group of the Year”, “Album of the Year” in 2006, and Pat was nominated as “Acoustic Bassist of the Year” in 2005 and 2006. In May 2020, Pat released his second CD as a leader, also on Cornerstone Records. It's a trio recording featuring two of Canada's premier jazz musicians, Tom Szczesniak on accordion, and Reg Schwager on guitar. The album is entitled, "Time Well Spent" and features compositions by all members of the trio, as well as tunes by Paul Simon and Michel Legrand. Pat is also an educator and is on the full-time music faculty of Mohawk College, in Hamilton, Ontario. Pat also taught for many years at Humber College in Toronto, as well as many summer music camps including the Interprovincial Music Camp, Kincardine Summer Music Festival, and the National Music Camp. Pat is currently on the faculty of the Prairielands Jazz Camp in Regina, Saskatchewan as well as the Jazz for Adults camp at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Pat is active as an adjudicator and clinician at music festivals across Canada, including Musicfest Canada, The Golden Horseshoe Musicfest, and the West Coast Jazz Festival

The Phil Dwyer Academy of Music Adult Camp is a group 7 selected musicians,  who were selected to attend the summer camp in 2023. Phil, Pat and other professional musicians work with the Adult Campers for a week leading up to the concert.