The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Ralph Barrat & the Sharp Seven

Ralph Barrat and The Sharp Seven aka "The Sinatra Dance Band"; are thrilled to take the stage at Anderton Gardens tomorrow at 5.00pm with a tribute to Sinatra, Ellington, Darin and much more.

This will be the final outdoor performance in the summer season, offered by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society.

The Sharp Seven is a very lively 7-piece combo featuring some of Vancouver Island's finest musicians.


The 3-piece horn section alone includes Rachel Fuller on saxophone, Greg Bush on trumpet, and Paul Nuez on trombone. Adding to the talent is Michael Eddy on keyboard, holder of the very distinguished, "Associate in Piano Performance", Grahame Edwards is on bass and brings over 30 years of exceptional musicianship, that includes both writing and directing. Rounding out the rhythm section on drums, is Rob Peterson.

Tying the entire performance together on vocals, is Ralph Barrat, whose voice is very reminiscent of Sinatra, Torme, and Bobby Darin. With his distinct vocal style, Ralph will be belting out favourite standards like taking the audience back in time to a Golden Era of Jazz with tunes including "Mack the Knife", "Take the A Train" and "New York, New York", to name a few.

Fun, entertaining and nostalgic are the words that describe this talented combo, which represents a fine example of the enormous pool of jazz talent within our region.

Admission is $20, payable by cash only.

For more information about the forthcoming 2022-2023 Thursday Night Jazz concert season, you're invited to select the calendar tab. You will be amazed at the line- up of scheduled shows between September and May. Our principal goal is to keep live jazz alive in the Comox Valley. The calendar is a testament to how we're doing.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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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