The Okanagan Jazz and Blues Society


AGM 2017 Minutes

Okanagan Jazz and Blues Society
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday December 27, 2017

Call to order: 7:00pm at 804 Elliot Ave, Kelowna BC
Attendance: James Butler; Cheryl Butler; Dialma Waite; Laura Joseph; Anna Jacyszyn; Andrew Jopling

Sends regrets: Shari Watson

Reading and approval of 2016 Annual General Meeting’s minutes was accepted unanimously.

Reading and approval of August 31, 2017 year end financial statements were accepted unanimously.

Board of Directors were voted in by acclamation as follows:

James Butler - President
Anna Jacyszyn - Vice-President
Cheryl Butler - Treasurer
Shari Watson - Secretary
Laura Joseph - Director at large
Andrew Jopling - Director at large
Dialma Waite - Director at large

Monthly meetings to take place the third Tuesday of each month, starting January 16th, 2018 at 804 Elliot Ave. Kelowna, BC

Meeting adjourned: 8:30pm


Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues Show

 Harpdog Brown Rielys Pub Oct 1

An Evening of Classic Blues

Harpdog Brown is bringing his authentic Travelin' Blues Show on the road to Okanagan this Friday October 6th 2017 at Riley's Neighbourhood Pub in West Kelowna.

They lay down a LoFi sound like the records of the early post-WWII from Chess, Sun Records and the like.  You don't want to miss the gritty vocals of Canada's two-time and reigning Maple Blues award winner.

Serious fans of the blues will appreciate all the vintage gear including Brown's 1951 Masco PA System and Masco amplifiers.  Audiences everywhere love this show!

Check out the videos on Harpdog's website:

The Blues doesn't get any better than this!

For reservations call 250-769-3656
Riley's Neighbourhood Pub
1751 Ross Road, West Kelowna
Doors 7:30 pm, Showtime 8pm.
Tickets on sale at the Bar
$15, advance / $20 door

Buddy Rogers Dinner Dance

2 More days left - Buy Your Tickets Today, Before We Sell Out!!!!

james buddy rogers poster

For our next Dinner Dance Show we are presenting the James Buddy Rogers Blues Band on Saturday Night May 21, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express KELOWNA CONFERENCE CENTRE 2429 Highway 97 N. in the Ballroom.  Tickets are $55 per person and include a Prime Rib Buffet Dinner by International Award Winning Chef Frank Sham (Owner of La Cucina Ristorante)

Tickets are on sale now at:

Milkcrate Records 1551 Ellis St Kelowna Open  Mon - Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm and Sun 12am-6pm.

Altogether Tax 1054 Ellis St Kelowna Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

James Buddy Rogers 

2012 Blewzzy Award Winner

2013 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee
New Artist Debut Release

2013 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
‘Blues Recording of the Year

2014 Maple Blues Award Nominee
New Artist of the Year

2014 JUNO Award Nominee
Blues Album of the Year