The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

September 8th 2022

Jeff Agopsowicz

Tonght's performance, marks the opening of the 2022-23 season. This means that we will be hosting a total of 37 superb performances between September 8, 2022, and May 25, 2023.

We opened a short spring season in February, following a 2-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, by inviting local trombonist Jeff Agopsowich and his band to perform the opening act. It was so successful, and well attended by many jazz-starved fans, we have asked Jeff to return to open the full season.

Jeff has assured us, "The spirit of innovation will be alive and strong in the original compositions and arrangements of jazzy tunes composed and arranged by Jeff Agopsowicz and band-mate Wally Peterson".

The group will be rounded out by several local Comox Valley musicians, together with Qualicum musicians who have been a part of Jeff’s regular musical jam therapy. This includes the superb musical stylings of Rachel Cooper and Tony Morrison on saxophones. Mike Eddy will be filling in the notes as he tickles the ivories. Wally Peterson plans to storm on his bass as band leader Jeff slides on the trombone. Wayne's groovy swing on the drums "keeps us running from the squares" says Jeff. You will also catch a sighting of Steve Wallace on bass as a special guest star.

Admission is $15 for jazz society members, $20 for non-members. Annual memberships ($15) will also be available. All payable either by cash or credit card.

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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