The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

John Lee - August 11 2022 - 5pm

Welcome jazz fans!

Jazz lovers, please mark you calendar for 5:00 o'clock this Thursday when John Lee will perform a special concert at The Gardens on Anderton.

We're never sure whether John will appear as a guitarist, percussionist or pianist - he's superb on all three. But his recent interview he revealed, "As a multi-instrumentalist, I will be leading a trio on guitar, featuring compositions by prominent jazz legends as well as original interpretations of the Great American Songbook. What makes this concert super special is the company I will be keeping: Kosma Busheikin, bass, and Graham Villette on drums"

Lee spends most of his time leading groups on the piano as well as working as a sideman bassist, so this performance, as a guitarist for the Georgia Straight Jazz Society concert, will be a rare occurrence.

"Expect to be uplifted by a tune like 'Somethin' Special' by the great hard-bop pianist Sonny Clark or to be serenaded with a standard like 'I Thought About You' by Jimmy Van Heusen."

"We're really looking forward to an outdoor performance in Anderton Gardens. But then, it's always a pleasure to perform for the Jazz Society, and the appreciative audience."

Shaded seating will be provided under the marquis, but you are also invited to bring your own picnic-style meal and drinks to enjoy under one of the tree-shaded spots around the garden. Soft drinks and ices will also be available at the Gardens Gift shop.

Showtime for this 2-hour performance will be at 5:00pm. The Gardens are located directly behind Anderton Nurseries. Please follow the directions of the parking assistants and look for the "Live Jazz" sign. Admission is $20, CASH ONLY.

More information about the wide-ranging series of forthcoming live jazz concerts for the 2022-2023 season, hosted by the Jazz Society, is available under the calendar tab.

In the event of rain, we will place a cancellation notice on our website at noon on the concert day.

As a further update, you will be pleased to know that our 2022-23 season will kick-off on September 8 at The Flying Canoe. Please select the Calendar button on our website to see the number of confirmed bookings you have in store. We have a great season ahead..

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