UJAM (Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors) is presenting its first summer jazz camp this year from July 22 to July 29, 2018 at St. Margaret’s School in Saanich, BC.  I am pleased and proud to be a part of this and will be teaching some saxophone, theory, ear training and history and am joined by a simply stellar faculty.   Registration is still open though there are limited spots available:








The Monik Nordine Trio 
Hermann’s Jazz Club’s
1st Annual Jazz Fest 2018

Join The Monik Nordine Trio on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View Street in Victoria, BC) for an evening of swingin’ jazz with Monik Nordine on alto saxophone and vocals, Rob Cheramy on guitar and Bruce Meikle on bass.

Tickets are available here:

See you at Hermann’s!

Monik and Brent at the Vista 18

If you are in Victoria on the weekend of March 30 – March 31 you might want to visit the Vista 18 Grill and Wine Bar.    Monik will be performing with Brent Jarvis from 8pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday night.

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The Monik Nordine Trio at the Vancouver Island Convention Center

On March 23, 2018 at 7:30pm The Monik Nordine Trio will be performing for the Nanaimo Jazz Society’s “Women In Charge of Jazz” presentation.

Tickets and information are available here:

The program will include The Ashley Wey Trio, and all compositions will be written by women. The Monik Nordine Trio has recently released a CD entitledThe Old-New Town. The album features Monik Nordine on alto saxophone and vocals as well as band mates Brent Jarvis and Bruce Meikle for a jazz trio of exceptional artistry. The album is dedicated to the memory of Canadian composer and pianist Jan Jarczyk who’s composition The Old-New Town is the title track, as well as featuring new compositions by Nordine.

Nordine’s compositions on The Old-New Town highlight a writing approach that is thoughtful and lyrical. There is a nod to the American Songbook with songs based on standards such as “All the Things You Are” by Jerome Kern and “I Fall In Love Too Easily” by Jule Styne. The track “Yin and Yang”, is a suite in the style of John Coltrane based simultaneously on a Hindu hymn and the Gil Evans composition “La Nevada”. As one of BC’s top soprano and alto jazz saxophonists, Nordine has a powerful, lyrical, and impressive command of the saxophone. She has received several prestigious arts awards and she performed on the JUNO-nominated album “Cruel Yet Fair” with the Hard Rubber Orchestra.

” …solid performance and writing chops.” — DownBeat

“…facile in her execution and fluid in the spinning out of her melodic ideas.” — Rick Helzer, Jazz Improv Magazine

“…soaring, dynamic solos…” — PBQ News



The Monik Nordine Trio returns to Hermann’s Jazz Club after the launch of their new CD “The Old-New Town” to play seasonal favourites and music from their new release. Joined by Brent Jarvis on piano and Bruce Meikle on bass, Monik will play alto saxophone and do a bit of singing. The new release has been reviewed favourably in DownBeat Magazine and has been warmly received on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

” …solid performance and writing chops.” — DownBeat Magazine
“…facile in her execution and fluid in the spinning out of her melodic ideas.” — Rick Helzer, Jazz Improv Magazine
“…soaring, dynamic solos…” — PQB News

Monik Nordine is a freelance saxophonist and composer in the jazz genre and has been working as a musician for 30 years. Monik performs with her own trio, with the Jon Miller Quartet and directs The Victoria Jazz Orchestra as well as having performed with Rob McConnell, Hugh Fraser and VEJI, Guido Basso, Michael Buble, and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra among others. She has also led ensembles including the jazz quartet Departure with pianist Brent Jarvis which performed in Victoria, Vancouver, Medicine Hat and Calgary as well as venues across Vancouver Island and is now busy with The Monik Nordine Trio. Monik started and ran the Salt Spring Island Jazz Festival for 3 years as well as the jazz series “Jazz at the Acme” in Nanaimo. She has recorded three albums as a leader: Not Just To But Over theMoon (1998), Departure (2010) and The Old-New Town (2017).

Tickets here


The Monik Nordine Trio will be touring this fall to promote their new CD The Old New Town.  Tour dates are:

Avalanche Bar and Grill in Courtenay, BC – October 19, 2017

Char’s Landing in Port Alberni, BC – October 20, 2017

The Crofton Hotel in Crofton, BC – October 22, 2017

The Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, BC – November 17, 2017


Body and Soul (recorded by The Monik Nordine Trio with Brent Jarvis on piano and Bruce Meikle on bass. Engineered by Brent Jarvis at Harbourview Studio




The Monik Nordine Trio will be touring on Vancouver Island from December 2 to December 4.  Come hear us at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni, Studio Live in Cumberland and St. John’s United Church in North Saanich  Hear us on YouTube here!


The Monik Nordine Trio, with Brent Jarvis on keyboards and Bruce Meikle on bass, will be performing at the Crofton Pub on Sunday, October 23.  The music starts at 2pm and the cover is $10.  There is a jam session at the end so bring an instrument and join us.


Check us out on YouTube

The Monik Nordine Trio is a new trio from Victoria, BC with Brent Jarvis on piano and keyboards, Bruce Meikle on bass and Monik Nordine on saxophones and vocals.  The group performs chamber jazz at its finest, with reworkings of standards from the Great American Songbook and new compositions by Monik.  The trio is preparing for a new recording at the end of the year in order to bring this music to a greater audience. So for those of you looking for an intimate musical adventure this group will draw you into their sphere and deliver you to jazz heaven.



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