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At the Avalanche Bar & Grill 275 8th Street, Courtenay

November 10th at 7:30pm

Andrea Superstein

Members $10, non members $12

Georgia Straight Jazz Society's run of out-of-town performers continues this Thursday when the Andrea Superstein Trio takes the stage.

Montreal-born, Vancouver-based Superstein said (as a determined jazz performer, eager to define her own style, and redefine jazz boundaries), "You have to know the rules, in order to break them".

Not only does she know the rules, but she's built her significant career breaking them. Superstein gleefully takes swing, blues, Latin and ballad and subtly infuses pop, indie rock and other unexpected styles and elements into her performances. Playing on her eclectic tastes and broad musical knowledge, she takes listeners on a musical trip that starts in Tin Pan Alley and twists its way to today. Re-envisioning standards like I Love Paris, giving them a facelift, while turning pop anthems like Venus into dark sultry film noir scores, she invites us to question genre and ask why music has boundaries at all. Yes, you can call Andrea Superstein a Jazz singer, but she's redefining what that means.

Superstein's debut performance at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival earned her a nomination for a Galaxie Rising Star award and launched her into the limelight. She is an in-demand performer across the country, and has appeared at a variety of festivals, events, and venues. She shared a triple bill with Canadian female heavyweights Laila Biali and Brandi Disterheft at the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival. During her previous tour, she was featured at the Calgary all-Canadian jazz festival and the Yardbird Festival in Edmonton.

Her most recent record, What Goes On was produced by Juno winner, Les Cooper with funding through FACTOR. It not only debuted at #4 on the Canadian charts, but also at #1 on CKUA's top 30, and remained in both spots for more than 8 weeks. It debuted in the US at #16 on CMJ, was listed as one of the top 5 vocal jazz records of 2015 on earshot, and was featured in BC Musician Magazine.

Andrea has been a guest on CBC's Hot Air, CTV news, Sirius XM radio and her music has been played on a plethora of national and international radio stations. She has completed multiple successful cross-Canada tours and has appeared at jazz festivals in Pender Harbour, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Don't miss this opportunity to join the growing community of jazz aficionados in Comox Valley, exposing yourself to yet one more exciting member of the young jazz performers' generation who are expanding the limits of contemporary jazz music.

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