The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

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

June 7th 2018 at 7:30pm

Celebrate the life of Neil Clark

By donation to Hospice

The Herb Alpert Tribute. Indigo Jazz. DMN&FRNZ. Mose Lives!, Fourbidden, Ralph Barrat and the Sharp Seven. The musicians in these and other bands have for years had the great pleasure and honour of sharing the stage with drummer Neil Clark.

Whether on a casual jazz gig at a local pub or touring on the cruise ships, whether at a club in Victoria or at our own Jazz Club or MusicFest, Neil's playing was always lyrical, driving, and full of humour.

Sadly, we lost Neil to cancer a few weeks ago. Soon after, Neil's wife Johanna sent a note to his musician friends, expressing the hope that we could come together, play some music, and "celebrate Neil's love of music, his friends, his funny stories, and just him!"

On Thursday June 7, that's just what will happen. Beginning at 7:30 pm, musicians from the bands named above will perform in tribute to Neil. Thanks to the board and volunteers of the Georgia Straight Jazz Society and the Avalanche Bar and Grill for extending the jazz season to accommodate this event.

Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the Comox Valley Hospice Society. Please join us for an evening of great music, great memories, and, as Neil would want, great fun.

PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Jorgensen

Browse the website for more information about this season's 38 jazz performances, and scheduled concerts in the forthcoming 2018-19 season. That way, you will quickly realize why Courtenay has become a significant performance destination on the Canadian jazz scene.

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