The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

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

Thursday January 10th 2019 at 7:30pm

Mike Clement - Martino Tribute

Members $10, non-members $12

After the tremendous VIU quintet concert last week, Thursday Night Jazz presents an exciting line-up when Mike Clement, a fiery young Vancouver Island-based guitarist takes the stage to present a Pat Martino Tribute.

Accompanied by Tony Genge, B3 Hammond organ; Hans Verhoeven, drums, and a "surprise special guest".

For a Pat Martino sample, and to get the feel of this concert, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pii9x-cE2IM

Active on the music scene for the past 7 years, Clement has a vast experience in a plethora of genres including Jazz, Blues, Ska/Reggae, Rock, Indie and Pop. He grew up in the small town of Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia where was first introduced to the guitar at age 11 by his father, a local legend singer/songwriter and blues guitar guru.

Mike's playing combines articulate Bebop and soulful down-home blues. His primary influences are Pat Martino, George Benson, and Wes Montgomery. He completed his bachelor's degree at Vancouver Island University where he studied with the inimitable Pat Coleman.

After having studied, lived and gigged in New Orleans, he plans on completing his master's degree in Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans.

Browse the Calendar page of our website for more information about 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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