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Jenn Forsland Group

April 24, 2014

Avalanche Bar & Grill
275 8th St, Courtenay

Admission $5 at the door

In a recent interview, it was obvious that jazz singer Jenn Forsland was excited.
“We’re looking forward to sharing music with the faithful GSJS crowd at the jazz club on April 24th.  It’s been a year since our last visit and our crew has been working on some new repertoire to make the evening's performance a memorable one for the audience.  You can expect the usual suspects will be in attendance….Rick Husband (guitar), Grahame Edwards (bass), Tony Morrison (sax and flute), me (voice and keys) with special guest Aaron Amar (drums).”

Regular jazz aficionados in the Comox Valley know that all of these fine musicians need no further introduction; they’re among the cream of fine jazz artists and they’ve been much appreciated throughout the last six years or so.

Jenn Forsland“I am continually inspired by the skill, talent, and grace of these wonderful musicians and consider it a continued privilege to make music with them.  Each brings playfulness to the experience of sharing music which makes for fun rehearsals and even more entertaining performances.  I love the how the gift of time together has nurtured a sense of freedom, comfort and relaxation in our collaboration.  There's not much we won't try and as time rolls on, the music we make together becomes more sophisticated, experimental and confident."

“Our tunes for this performance reflect upon the themes of love, life and relationships.  We will explore each theme from multiple perspectives ranging from sassy and flirtatious to contemplative to sentimental.  In an effort to reinvent and reinvigorate classic pop tunes with a jazz twist, the audience can expect to hear tunes by artists such as Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Billy Joel, Lee Hazelwood, The Turtles, Harry Connick Jr., and Leonard Cohen.  The standards, however, will not be neglected and the audience can also expect some tunes from the Great American Songbook which are not often performed, including Here's That Rainy Day, It Could Happen to You, All Or Nothing At All, and Gentle Rain.”
Jenn also offered a special plaudit: “Special mention goes out to Rick Husband for his musical direction in preparation of these tunes.  Rick has crafted some very clever arrangements of tunes for this gig.  His ability to modify harmonies whilst maintaining the melodic integrity of a classic song has inspired some unique and inventive versions of songs many will recognize.”

And finally Jenn added, with a wink, “During the evening, stories will be told and we will enjoy a musical journey together.” Those of us familiar with her engaging style can only begin to wonder what new twists she brings. Those of you who are not will simply have to come down to the Avalanche Bar for the 7:30 downbeat. Don’t leave it too late though – this is bound to be one of the most popular concerts of the year, and Jenn always attracts a large turnout.

 

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