The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

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

Thursday November 8th 2018 at 7:30pm

Susannah Adams

Members $10 , non-members $12

Following last week's great performance by 4Bidden, Georgia Straight Jazz Society's exciting 2018 season continues with one of Victoria's jazz artists, when vocalist Susannah Adams heads up her show at 7:30 pm this Thursday at The Avalanche Bar and Grill.

Susannah is widely recognised as a dynamic and versatile musician who is consistent in developing her capacity within the jazz genre. She will be accompanied by Tony Genge, organ; Joey Smith, bass, and Kelby MacNayr, drums. Adams is fast becoming one of Vancouver Island's most celebrated vocalists. Her flair for adventurous stylings has earned her great acclaim. Dr. Patrick Boyle, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Victoria, admires Adams' bold and unique expression. "She is a consummate professional, constantly honing her craft. More than most singers, Susannah spends a great deal of time cultivating her original voice as an improviser."

Since the release of her highly anticipated debut album As The Morning Light (May '18) she has received a surge in media coverage. Her Pre-Raphaelite features have adorned the front covers of several publications, including the Times Colonist newspaper (May '18) and Monday Magazine monthly entertainment publication Susannahadams.com (Feb '18). Adams is regularly featured on local and national radio, including CBC's Hot Air and Saturday Night Jazz.

Since establishing her career in 2014, opening the Victoria JazzFest's 30th anniversary celebration, Adams has made stunning advances in her chosen field. She is continuing along this trend and has been invited to perform in ever more prominent venues for increasingly wider audiences. A regular at Hermann's (Victoria) and Frankie's (Vancouver) jazz clubs, 2018 saw Adams grace the stage at Rifflandia Festival, Islands Folk Festival and Hornby Island Festival. She also held a three night residency at Victoria Jazz Festival. Notable audiences have included the lieutenant governor of BC and the mayor of Victoria.

In response to many inquiries, please note that tickets for Maureen Washington's Christmas Show (December 20th) will go on sale on November 15th.

Browse the Calendar page of our website for more information about the 2018 fall season's 16 jazz performances, and the 38 scheduled concerts in the forthcoming year 2019. That way, you will quickly realize why Courtenay has become a significant performance destination on the Canadian jazz scene.

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