~ A Tour Of The Blues ~

St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans

Andrew Homzy’s NOLA NightHawks
Featuring three guest vocalists

Robyn Fortunat, Layla Hansen, Dominique Pashley


Celebrating the music of W.C. Handy - the "Father of the Blues” -
13 professional musicians perform 15 of W.C. Handy’s compositions

A musical journey from St. Louis Missouri to New Orleans, Louisiana.


Trumpets: Greg Bush and David Herman 
Trombones: Darren Nilsson and Craig Burnett
Clarinet: Claudio Fantinato
Baritone Sax: Rod Alsop
Drums: Alicia Murray 
Bass: Rob Uffen
Guitar: Jesse Marshall
Director/Piano: Andrew Homzy
Vocalists: Robyn Fortunat, Layla Hansen, Dominique Pashley
Co-Producer: Pat Selman
Key Grip and Video-Historiographer: Norman Abbey


Handy’s hues of blues have been sung and played by the worlds greatest musicians including:
Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Pearl Bailey, Eartha Kit, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Gil Evans, Dave Brubeck, The Canadian Brass, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Laurie ~~~


W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” has been recorded over 2,100 times - since it was published in 1914.






Andrew Homzy's N.O.L.A. NightHawks


Cabaret Concerts - November 3, 4, 5 & 6
Four Shows - Thursday to Sunday - Four Shows

All shows start at 7:30

Chemainus Gardens - 3042 River Road, Chemainus

1925 - Columbia recorded "St. Louis Blues"

Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong

Tickets sold in advance at:
Fascinating Rhythm - Nanaimo

Andrew Homzy