Phil Dwyer will perform TOSH in Qualicum Beach on Oct. 23. (Robert Colasanto photo)

Phil Dwyer will perform TOSH in Qualicum Beach on Oct. 23. (Robert Colasanto photo)

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Phil Dwyer to perform at TOSH in Qualicum Beach

Show takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 23

Jazz musician Phil Dwyer will perform a concert at the Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach on Oct. 23.

The multi-award-winning saxophonist will play a concert called “Food for Thought with Phil Dwyer” at 2:30 p.m. at the arts centre (122 Fern Road W). The show is part of TOSH’s Music on Sunday series.

Dwyer was appointed to as a Member of the Order Of Canada in 2013 for his contributions to jazz as a performer, composer and producer and for increasing access to music education in his community, according to a news release from TOSH.

In 2015 he was recognized by the Royal Conservatory of Music as an Honorary Fellow.

Dwyer has had a 30-year career collaborating with a storied roster of great musical artists, crossing stylistic and geographic borders, according to the release.

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He has appeared on 10 Juno Award-winning recordings, and more than 30 nominated recordings. Dwyer is a recipient of the prestigious K.M. Hunter Prize, for excellence in the arts.

The concert will be about 75 minutes long, with festival seating.

Tickets are $35, plus GST and are available online.

Students tickets are $20, plus GST — students must call TOSH at 250-752-6133 to get their tickets.

There is a maximum of 60 tickets per show, allowing for adequate seating space.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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