Georgia Straight Jazz Society jazz at the Little Red Church in Comox

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

At the Little Red Church , 2182 Comox Ave, Comox

January 26th 2023

Blaine Dunaway Quartet

Said Blaine Dunaway, "I was appreciative of being offered an opportunity to present a new line-up in the new Little Red Church venue. It's always great to play for an appreciative audience, and this concert will be a premier performance for the quartet of these fine artists in this community."

Blaine, well-loved violinist, chin cellist, trumpet and flugelhorn player has a degree in jazz, and has studied in Banff with Dave Holland, Frank Foster, Joe Henderson, Slide Hampton, David Liebman and many more. He has performed with Hugh Fraser, Tom Banks, Bob Hales, Miles Black, as well as Eartha Kitt, and Rosemary Clooney.

Blaine is joined by three of the top jazz artists on the west coast:"Steve Wallace, bass, who for many years has been the first call jazz bassist in Toronto. He's played with Oscar Peterson, Rob McConnell, Phil Nimmons, Ed Bickert, Zoot Simms, Rosemary Clooney and many more."

"And then we're joined by Vancouver BC based composer, songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Miles Black, on keyboard, who has over 40 years of professional experience. He has recorded on over 800 albums, and has performed world-wide with many music greats, including Sweets Edison, George Coleman, Max Roach, Dee Daniels, Houston Person, Wynton Marsalis, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan and Lew Tabackin.".

Miles also is a noted jazz educator and clinician at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music.

"Finally, we're excited to include Kelby MacNayr in our quartet. Drummer/composer/band-leader Kelby performs ground-breaking original music, soulful swinging jazz, reaching contemporary music and traditional music from around the world. A dynamic and creative musician, Kelby performs in Canada and abroad with leading musicians from the US, Canada & Europe."

This is your opportunity to experience a combination of some of the finest jazz instrumentalists in BC. Doors at The Little Red Church, 2180 Comox Avenue, Comox, open at 7:00 pm. The two-hour show commences at 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7pm. Admission is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 2023 memberships ($20) will be for sale at the front desk. We have an abundance of comfortable seating, and our layout for this exceptional concert will include a dance floor area..

Since no food or beverages will be served, you are encouraged to bring your own food and drink.

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. Select the Calendar tab to see the forthcoming acts in our schedule.

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