Maria Ho accompanied by Karel Roessingh

Wed. January 3rd 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM doors at 5:30 PM (All Ages)
Livestream + In Person $20 + fees/tax, $15 students at the door + fees/tax, walk-ins welcome
Maria's soulful and soothing sounds captivate audiences in a musical breeze of swinging jazz standards, bossas, classic pop, French tunes and original songs. Her spellbinding stage presence will uplift your mind and brighten your day. Maria has recorded with Canadian, US and international musicians, including Phil Dwyer, George Robert, Richie Cole, Warren Vaché, Krishna Booker, Lionel Young, Campbell Ryga, Torben Oxbol, Fred Stride and Seamus Blake. Maria’s music has received rotation airplay on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Coast to Coast AM, Penthouse Radio in New York, DR P1 and DR P8 Jazz in Denmark, CBC Radio, and KUVO in Denver. In 2018, Maria performed in Italy, and then Las Vegas, plus an appearance on a syndicated program after TV show host Dennis Bono discovered her music.

Experience a musical journey of timeless gems and enduring classics that will take you to the golden era of music. Maria would like to thank Arts on View Society in creating a unique opportunity to showcase and support musical achievements in live performing arts, and to celebrate cultural diversity. Music is the universal language that brings people together. Through music, we will find beauty, peace, hope and inspiration. Maria looks forward to sharing her music within BC, Canada and the world.

Michael K. Leader, EMMY Award Winning Recording Engineer, NBC Television New York and BBC Television London - August 18, 2023

I first became aware of Maria’s exceptional voice while living in Beverly Hills. Canadian producer and broadcaster Gary Barclay invited me to a concert in Vancouver 18 years ago. I became an instant fan. Maria transported me back in time. Her meticulous phrasing and delicate dynamics of the lyric recalled to my long-term memory the performance of the great female songstresses. I spend my life in developing sound recording technologies and systems. I frequently use three of Maria’s CDs in evaluating the musical qualities of our studio monitor systems that we create for professionals.

Maria’s voice has a most revealing almost transparent quality. Her superb diction brings true beauty to the entire performance. The technical quality of her recordings and arrangements represents benchmark levels of performance. Maria’s personality and delivery on recordings and in person has that special honest dimension. She builds a believable story making the lyrics her own, while transporting me back in time to the romantic period when pen set to paper in creating these songs that we all revere. Yes, Maria represents a musical breeze with the kiss of a butterfly to our ears.

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With thanks and made possible by the City of Victoria's Music Strategy Grant 2023.