The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

At The Flying Canoe 1590 Cliffe Ave Courtenay

April 7th 2022 at 7:30pm

Indigo Jazz

Indigo Jazz makes up for lost time

One of the lovely qualities of Indigo Jazz is that each of their concerts for Georgia Straight Jazz Society is built on a theme. After more than two years (a pandemic gap) they have creatively selected perhaps the most appropriate topic - TIME.

"Just In Time, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Every Time We Say Goodbye" so many jazz classics celebrate and elevate time. There is no shortage of similarly-themed songs outside of jazz, either - consider Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time", and Linda Ronstadt's - "Long Long Time>/p> This Thursday, Indigo Jazz Quintet is offering a little time therapy at the Flying Canoe Pub. These tunes are all the counselling you'll need to readjust to the live music experience.

Indigo Jazz includes Dale Graham on vocals, Rick Husband on guitar, John Hyde on bass, Aaron Amar on drums and Jay Havelaar on trumpet. This well-loved combo had the dubious honour of being the first Jazz Society cancellation of the pandemic, back in March 2020.

"We are thrilled to be returning to Thursday Jazz with this upbeat set of tunes" said Graham. "It's a cheeky meditation on the passage of time, with material from folk and country music as well as swing, bop, Latin, funk, and jazz fusion." Graham will take a few liberties with the lyrics of "It Was A Very Good Year", being more nostalgic for mask-free faces than for blue-blooded girls of independent means.

The band will give a bluesy treatment to Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years", and take a funky turn for "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". Jay Havelaar's trumpet will get a cool workout on "Time After Time", and will tangle with Rick Husband's guitar in a counter-melody duet for Stan Getz's bop number "Pot Luck"

Aaron Amar has been workshopping intensively with jazz drummer and educator Ari Hoenig throughout the pandemic, deepening his already-formidable skills. Bassist John Hyde is Amar's able study companion, and together they make a settled, in-the-pocket, highly musical foundation for Indigo Jazz.

Start time is 7:30 pm. Admission is $15 members, $20 non-members. Memberships will be available on the night. Remember to arrive early if you're looking for the best seats or planning to occupy a table with friends and for those folk who choose to arrive closer to showtime, feel free to ask at any table with spare seats about sharing the table. A secondary value of Thursday Night Jazz is the social atmosphere and opportunity to introduce yourself to other jazz-loving people and make new friends.You can also buy a membership online via PayPal.

For more information about upcoming events at both The Flying Canoe, and outdoor summer concerts at The Gardens on Anderton, please the Calendar.

Admission for this performance will be $15 for Society members, or $20 for non-members. Memberships ($15 annually) to the Society will be available at the show. The full food menu will be available during the evening.

We received many appreciative comments about our concerts at the Flying Canoe, as well as several inquiries. As well, we have met with Flying Canoe and Westin Hotel staff to compare notes. The following comments arise from those discussions:

  • The Flying Canoe cannot take reservations. If you want the "best" tables or plan on sitting with specific friends, you will have to arrive early.
  • Treat the seating like a cruise ship - join people at a table where there is room and enjoy the company.
  • Keep track of your tab. If you move let your server know.
  • Please be patient. Flying Canoe has lots of new staff, and they're getting used to us as we create a Thursday Night crush.
  • The plan is to remove the plastic screens around the booths as soon as possible in the next week or two.

Thank you for reviewing this information.

FC April 21st 2022 at 7:30pm Dan Craven Quartet

FC May 5th 2022 at 7:30pm Greg Bush Quintet

FC May 19th 2022 at 7:30pm Jenn Forsland and Friends

FC June 2nd 2022 at 7:30pm Teighan Couch

GoA July 14th 2022 at 5:00pm Georgia Straight Big Band

GoAJuly 28th 2022 at 5:00pm Ryan Oliver and strings

GoA August 11th 2022 at 5:00pm John Lee

GoA August 25th 2022 at 5:00pm Ralph Barrat & Sharp Seven

FC - Flying Canoe at the Westerly Hotel. Covid protocols in place. You need your vaccine passport for admission. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

SW - Sid Williams Theater. Covid protocols in place. You need your vaccine passport for admission. Tickets are available on line from the Sid from December 15th 2021.

GoA - The Gardens on Anderton Rd. You need your vaccine passport for admission. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

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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