The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

At The Flying Canoe 1590 Cliffe Ave Courtenay

Postponed to May 26th 2022 at 7:30pm

Jenn Forsland & Friends

Admission (cash or credit card) is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Memberships ($15) will be for sale on the night or are available via PayPal from our website.

The concert May 26th will be very special. During the past 14 years, Jenn Forsland has become a real favourite with the Georgia Straight Jazz Society.

We have seen her progress from a wonderful songstress to a great entertainer, jazz singer and storyteller. With mixed feelings, we're now witnessing Jenn move on in her career as she embarks on music education in southeast Asia.. This will be her last peerformance with us for a long time and we will miss her greatly.

"I am looking forward to this gig", Forsland said. "It will be a sweet reunion with the Jazz Society patrons. My relationship with the Society is longstanding and one of my most treasured in the Comox Valley music scene. The work that you have done as a collective reflects the value placed on the arts in our community and I am proud to have been a part of it for so many years and to see myself reflected in your compnay."

"I will be playing with the usual suspects for this gig. Rick Husband on guitar, Grahame Edwards on bass, Rachel Cooper on sax and clarinet and Tom Tinsley on drums.. To these amazing msicians and collaborators, I ecpress my deepest appreciation for sharing their skill, talent, heart and humour with me ovder mny years. They have lifted me up, made me a better musician and most importantly, a better human being".

Forsland went on to say that for the last 14 years, her engagement with the GSJS has been an integral part of her personal journey. "I have been humbled time and again bvy the support and encouragement of countless musciians and music lovers. In many ways, I feel as ifv I have grown up in front of Comox Valley audiences and am filled with gratitude for being welcomed into and uplifted by the community".

The set list will reflect some of Forsland's favourite tunes, with help in selecting music from her bandmates. Eah song will carry a memory of a moment in time, specific emotion, a person or a lesson learned. Listeners can expect some of my personal reminiscsences and a walk down memory lane. "Tunes will be pulled from the great Amercian songbook as well as jazzy wists on contemporary songs" she said. "I think listeners wkill enjoy the variety and may even find themselves singing along".

This is bound to be a most popular show and you're asked to be patiient with fellow jazz lovers. Share tables with others as necessary and if you are part of the standing audience please accommodate other people's sight lines as much as possible.

Most important, if you like jazz music, come on down and discover why Comox Valley has become home to the most successful jazz community in British Columbia.

For more information about forthcoming spring season shows at The Flying Canoe, and the Summer Series of outdoor concerts at The Gardens on Anderton, please select the calendar button. We're currently organizing the 2022-2023 season for Thursday Night Jazz and you can view these upcoming bookings on the Calendar page. If you're a jazz lover and new to the Valley, come on down and see what's in store.

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

Photo Credit - Bruce Johnston  here

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