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Mon. January 20th 2020
Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
Commodores Big Band, Kim Greenwood
Sat. November 16th 2019
de Pfyffer's Fall Dance Commodores Big Band, Kim Greenwood
Tue. August 20th 2019
Butchart Gardens (All Ages)
Summer Entertainment at The Butchart Gardens Commodores Big Band
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Commodores Big Band

Big Band Dance Music from Victoria BC
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Sep. 21, 2021
The Commodores Big Band has been playing shows and dance events in Victoria since 1975 when they were called the Coppertones. The Commodores Big Band name was chosen in 1984 to reflect Victoria’s nautical history. The band, with over 1000 tunes in their library, play a hugely varied repertoire of music suitable for dances and stage shows. They are well known to ballroom dancers with gigs at the Butchart Gardens, Empress Hotel, Crystal Garden, Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, Langford Legion, the Edelweiss Club & Goverment House Garden Parties; performs regularly on stage at the Saanich Strawberry Festival, and for weddings, anniversaries and conventions at clubs, halls and private residences all over the Greater Victoria region. The band has a reputation for its committed and talented personnel, and consistently fine performances. They embrace a spirit of enthusiasm, drive and professionalism that has determined its success, longevity and popularity with fans of all ages.

The band’s talented vocalist Kim Greenwood, a native Victorian, is a successful multi-genre artist including jazz, pop, musical theatre and classical. She has performed with many groups across the country, created ensembles and has produced shows including the highly successful "Ella at 100" tribute in 2017. Kim has been on the voice faculty of The Canadian College of Performing Arts since 2012.

Band leader Mark Fraser is a former school band teacher, now an assistant superintendent in SD 63. The band has benefited from his inspiring leadership since 2005.
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Current Lineup

Val TurnerKeyboard
Don FoxBass
Don HauserTenor Sax
Brian McLagenTenor Sax
Don RekstenAlto Sax
Kelly WoodBari Sax
Sue McTaggartTrombone
Gerry WolfTrombone
Wayne SpellerTrumpet
Kevin GreenwoodTrumpet
Michael ClementDrums
Mark FraserLeader
Liam ArthursGuitar / Vocals1990-present
Kim GreenwoodLead Vocalist2012-present
Bruce HamTrombone2016-present
Brian HawkinsTrombone2017-present
Dave FlelloTrumpet2017-present
Matthew MartinTrumpet2017-present
Don MayerAlto Sax2018-present


It Don't Mean a Thing
In this video: Commodores Big Band
Posted: Dec. 7, 2019
Filmed: Jul. 21, 2018
Who's Sorry Now
In this video: Commodores Big Band
Posted: Dec. 7, 2019
Filmed: Jul. 16, 2016
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Sep. 21, 2021