The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

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

Strahcona Big Band

December 5th 2019

Members $10 non members $12

As we head into the winter season, Georgia Straight Jazz Society is happy to host one more of our fabulous big bands when Strathcona Big Band takes the stage at 7:30 pm this Thursday. Vocalist Amy Lelliot will be backed by the full 17-piece ensemble. It's bound to be a great show. If you're into seasonal and famous big band music, this is a night you don't want to miss!

Band Director Erin Dwyer commented, "We are really looking forward to the gig on the 5th. We'll be playing a wide variety of tunes and styles from swing to fusion, and perhaps most important for this December gig, we will be featuring a portion of Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, and other Christmas Classics to break folks into the Christmas season, and featuring the vocals of Amy Lelliot.

"The Avalanche Bar setting, complete with the terrific reception we always receive in our Courtenay concerts, is certainly going to result in another memorable show."

So, this is your opportunity to start early getting into your Christmas music; live music to stir your spirit and warm your soul. Come on down to The Av and discover firsthand why word has got around BC and across Canada that Courtenay has the most enviable jazz culture and consistently high calibre performances.

Members are advised that 2020 renewal memberships will be for sale at Thursday Night Jazz on December 5th and 12th, at $5 for students, $15 for adults and $30 for families (2 members). For general information, the Dee Daniels' Christmas Performance on December 19 is completely sold out.

Please browse the website and while you're there select the calendar tab to see the amazing schedule of acts we have already lined up between now and the end of 2020.

It is all rush seating, there are no reservations.

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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