The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

September 22nd 2022

Marc Atkinson Trio

Before the pandemic, Georgia Straight Jazz Society had contracted a show with JUNO-nominated guitarist Marc Atkinson. After the concert cancellation more than two years ago, Marc Atkinson Trio is proudly presented at The Flying Canoe. The original concert had been planned as a ticketed event, but in the post-pandemic era, we are now offering this great show as a regular "By Admission" event. Admission will be $20 for GSJS members, $25 for non-members.

Marc Atkinson is one of Canada's finest JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musicians. He is the leader and composer of the internationally renowned Marc Atkinson Trio (and co-founder, composer, and performer in the acclaimed, "The Bills"). The music of this virtuosic group is melodically captivating, sensually charged and ferociously, technically awe-inspiring. Embracing a lifetime of musical influences.

Commented Marc, "Finally, we get to perform in front of a Comox Valley crowd; we're so looking forward to it!"

Marc ( acoustic lead guitar) will be performing with Brett Martens (acoustic rhythm guitar) and Scott White (stand up bass).

Quote from John P. Mclaughlin - The Vancouver Province - "Atkinson backs up his jaw-dropping technique with real -- and really good -- music. Check the Spanish-sounding, rapid-fire arpeggios opening "Bright Eyed Waltz" as it transforms into a fun, twirling turn. It's absolutely dazzling."

This is your opportunity to come on down and experience one of Canada's greatest jazz musicians and discover the vibrant jazz scene in our community. 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.

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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