The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

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

Ryan Oliver Quartet

September 5th 2019 at 7:30pm

Members $10 non members $12

How quickly a summer flies by! On the up-side, you're invited to welcome a whole new 40-gig season of live jazz music every Thursday evening.

To kick off our new calendar this Thursday, we're presenting the Ryan Oliver Organ Quartet. Ryan Oliver (tenor saxophone) will be accompanied by special guest, guitarist Mark Crawford, Toronto jazz and studio musician and arranger who performed and toured internationally with Haygood Hardy. Regular jazz fans will be excited to know that these fine performers will be accompanied by Tony Genge (B3 organ), and Hans Verhoven on drums.

As Ryan recently said, "We're looking forward to charming everyone with swinging standards, ballads and bossa novas. Equally important for me, this is a personal celebration to share the very recent birth of my daughter Josephine."

We're looking forward to celebrating with him, and anticipate hearing another stunning, exciting performance of live jazz; the standard we've grown to know in all of Ryan's shows.

Browse yhe website and select the calendar tab to see the superb line-up of acts we have booked for the 2019-2020 season (September through May). Summer may be on its way out, but you have the prospect of warm, safe, friendly gatherings each week, with a wide array of live jazz genres, and the option of adding affordable, wonderful food off the pub menu, or the jazz night dinner special to your evening. If you're new to the Valley, come on down and discover why Courtenay has built its reputation as the most envied live jazz community in BC. If you are one of the regulars, we look forward to welcoming you to another great year.

It is all rush seating, there are no reservations.

Thank you for your support of the jazz society's events over the past five months of 2019. It's been our most successful year, and it fulfills our goal of keeping jazz live in Comox Valley.

GSJS showcases jazz live in the Comox Valley, giving music lovers an opportunity to enjoys local, regional and internationally-known jazz musicians.

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