April 5th 2018 at 7:30pm
Members $10, non-members $12
After a series of modern jazz, romantic duo and big band performances over recent weeks, we are pleased to bring back Latin-American rhythms to Thursday Night Jazz when Zandhunga takes the stage.
With a repertoire that runs the gamut from smooth Latin-jazz to fiery salsa, Zandhunga is a versatile collective that delivers. They have released one album which features original compositions, and they have toured internationally, bringing their infectious music to happy audiences as far away as Taiwan.
On percussion and vocals is Oscar Robles Diaz from Mexico. He is backed by the bass and vocal stylings of Brittany Christina Bowman, the mesmerizing piano montunos and lush vocal harmonies of Kelly Thomas and the sweet sounds of trumpeter Jake Masri. The band's most recent addition is Carolina Viteri Diaz, an astounding vocalist from Ecuador/Columbia who sings in both Spanish and Portuguese. This is Carolina's premier performance on our stage.
If you weren't lucky enough to catch the high-energy performance Zandhunga gave at last year's Nautical Days Festival at Comox Marina Park, this is your chance to catch up! However, experiencing them in the intimacy of the jazz club setting is another experience entirely, and you won't want to miss it! CDs will be available for purchase.
For more information about the forthcoming shows during the remainder of this performance year, please browse the GSJS web site and while you're here browse our amazing gallery of performance photographs to glimpse the range of excitement and atmospheres of Thursday Night Jazz at The Av!.
GSJS showcases jazz live in the Comox Valley, giving music lovers an opportunity to enjoys local, regional and internationally-known jazz musicians.