The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

November 24th 2022

Dave Blinzinger Collective

Although Dave Blinzinger is new to our stage, he's accompanied by some of our most seasoned musicians. D.Blinzinger Collective, as they're known, consists of 6 members and features trumpet, tenor saxophone and trombone.

As Dave recently told me, "Our keyboard player is Paoul Gagnon and we will be performing one of his original compositions titled So French. Long-time bassist Grahame Edwards who is a veteran of the Courtenay/Comox scene will join us and we will be performing one of his original compositions called Night Flyer."

"New to the Collective is Ram Sudama, our drummer, who brings with him a series of arrangements, including Joy Spring, Tanya, and Lullaby of Birdland. Also, a seasoned player and pro musician, Jeff Agopsowicz on trombone, brings an original composition and arrangement of his tune titled No Soup for You. On Trumpet, hailing from Campbell River, Roger Kirk has been an active musician on the Campbell River/Courtenay music scene for many years and will be featured on the McCoy Tyner tune, (most appropriate for these days) Search for Peace."

"And finally on tenor saxophone, from Quadra Island BC, Dave Blinzinger Jr brings his musical talent and leadership to the group and is featured on the great tenor ballad, I'll Close My Eyes."

"Having played together in many different combos over the years, we all know each other and our playing very well, so it is very easy to play music with this talented group of musicians."

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. Please visit our calendar page for full information on our upcoming weekly concerts.

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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