The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

November 3rd 2022

Indigo Jazz

Indigo Jazz Quintet is sensational. That may be one writer's opinion, but it is also plainly descriptive of Thursday's Jazz Society show. The theme for the evening is "Coming to Our Senses" and the show will feature songs of good taste and deep feeling, a feast for ears and eyes. Sweet Georgia Brown, Salt Peanuts, and Honeysuckle Rose are just a few of the classic flavours on offer. Them There Eyes will light up at The Way You Look Tonight. The very funky Touchdown Cafe makes a cool setting for Gordon Lightfoot's classic The Way I Feel.

The band takes on several Chick Corea numbers. Crystal Silence brings an ethereal vibe while 500 Miles High is urgent and compelling. A playful quote from Corea's La Fiesta pops up in the group's waltz-time version of Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, borrowed from an arrangement by Emilie-Claire Barlow.

Indigo Jazz comprises Dale Graham on vocals, John Hyde on bass, Jay Havelaar on trumpet, Aaron Amar on drums, and Rick Husband on guitar.

As Dale told us recently, "This concert marks the group's eighth anniversary - in 2014, Aaron subbed in on short notice for an ailing drummer and the chemistry of the new combo quickly became evident. Amar, Hyde, and Husband lay down solid rhythm with playful embellishments and great harmonic interest. Havelaar's lyric trumpet soars in solo passages and blends." in sweet counterpoint with Graham's vocal style.

You're invited to expose yourself to an amazing jazz performance in a warm, safe and friendly pub atmosphere. If you're new to the valley and still exploring what's new and exciting, you will be surprised to discover a jazz performance scene equal to any large city. Admission is $15 for society members, $20 for non-members. You're invited to visit our calendar page for full information on our upcoming weekly concerts.

Jazz fans are also advised that 2023 memberships ($20) will be available.

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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