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The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

At the Little Red Church , 2182 Comox Ave, Comox

December 8th 2022 at 7:30pm

Ernesto Cervini - Turboprop

After last week's successful opening jazz concert at The Little Red Church, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents one of this season's amazing highlights: drummer Ernesto Cervini, accompanied by his group Turboprop.

This JUNO Award-winning sextet is touring across Canada for the first time since 2019, and once again Comox Valley is the westernmost venue. They will be performing songs from Cervini's new album, Joy as well as music for their next upcoming album.

Ernesto Cervini released the second single, Three Pines from Joy on Friday, September 9th.

The new album is coming out on TPR and the music is all original compositions by Cervini inspired by the list of NY Times bestselling books by Canadian author, Louise Penny.

JUNO Award winner Ernesto Cervini is a sought-after drummer, composer and bandleader and an influential presence on Canada's modern jazz scene and beyond. He has documented his vision with the Ernesto Cervini Quartet (featuring Joel Frahm), the innovative sextet Turboprop, numerous co- led trio projects including MEM3, Myriad3 and TuneTown, and also the quartet Tetrahedron, featuring acclaimed guitarist Nir Felder, electric bassist Rich Brown and alto saxophonist Luis Deniz.

Cervini leads Turboprop. Others in this amazing group are Tara Davidson - Alto Saxophone; Joel Frahm - Tenor Saxophone; William Carn - Trombone; Adrean Farrugia - Piano, and Dan Loan - Acoustic Bass.

Turboprop's previous concerts, dating back to 2014, have been among the very finest of what we've been able to present. This will be nothing less than the best. Please take advantage of the fact you don't have to go to Toronto, Montreal, New York or London to enjoy this experience: it's right here on your doorstep.

Again, please note the change of venue. This concert is at The Little Red Church in Comox

You're invited to expose yourself to an amazing jazz performance in a warm, safe and friendly 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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