Thursday March 28th 2019 at 7:30pm
Heather Keizur & Steve Christofferson
Members $10, non-members $12
Celebrating romance in French and English, Heather Keizur and Steve Christofferson return to Courtenay. This will be an easy-going evening of impeccably performed predominantly romantic ballads, so if you're new to jazz or you want to find out about the warm atmosphere that pervades Thursday Night Jazz At The Avalanche, this is to night for you!
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Heather and Steve stand out from the crowd in a refreshing and powerful way, with a combination of authentic French chansons and classic standards blended with strong chemistry and a joyful, swinging jazz sensibility.
"Favorites" will be the focus of this show, with special attention given to the music of Tony Bennett, David Frishberg, Blossom Dearie and others. Like Dearie, Keizur is a fluent interpreter of songs in the French language, and Heather's love for Piaf means a tribute to the Little Sparrow will be on the program too.
Keizur and Christofferson have performed together for over ten years. According to Keizur, "Steve was a last-minute fill-in on a gig in December 2008 and that was the beginning of our musical journey. That's when the magic began."
Heather, who was raised in BC, "is a wonderfully talented jazz singer. She's very mindful of the lyrics, making them her own personal story tinged with sadness, or love then dipped in a little French au jus for a hint of European style. It's a dreamy feeling." says Michael Elliot, Hollywood composer.
Steve's piano, melodica, and vocals add a powerful depth to the duo's music. One listener said he had never heard a vocalist and pianist more in tune with one another. According to Oregon Music News, "Steve Christofferson is a master of the fine art of accompanying singers."
Keizur and Christofferson CDs (J'ai Deux Amours 2010, Under My Skin 2014, Moon River 2017) share "...idyllic communication and shine with great feeling and musicianship." - Jazz Society of Oregon
For more information please visit http://www.heatherkeizur.com/
It is all rush seating, there are no reservations.
Browse the Calendar page of our website for more information about the 38 scheduled concerts in the forthcoming year 2019 and into 2020. That way, you will quickly realize why Courtenay has become a significant performance destination on the Canadian jazz scene.
GSJS showcases jazz live in the Comox Valley, giving music lovers an opportunity to enjoys local, regional and internationally-known jazz musicians.