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

March 23rd 2023

Dave Blinzinger Quartet

Okay jazz lovers, you're invited to join the friendly, sociable folk on March 23 at the Little Red Church in Comox when The D. Blinzinger Quartet takes the stage at 7:30 pm to explore sounds, harmony, and creativity at its finest! The band consists of some of Comox Valley's best-known musicians: Grahame Edwards on bass; Michael Eddy on piano and Ram Sudama on drums, together with leader Dave Blinzinger on saxophone and flute. As Dave told me, "Grahame and Michael and I have played as a trio together for over 10 years now and with the recent addition of Ram we have decided to stay as a quartet. All the musicians are veterans of the Comox Valley jazz scene, and we're determined to support the Georgia straight Jazz Society's goal of keeping live performances of jazz music alive in the Comox Valley and surrounding communities generally. We play jazz standards, ranging from the big band era to post bop, but most of all we like to venture further afield from time to time to expand our repertoire. In this regard each musician brings something unique to the table."

"I like to explore completely improvised and experimental music which has influences and inspirations ranging from the late, great tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders who died last September (known for his overblowing, harmonic and multiphonic techniques) to sax player Wayne Shorter. We will be performing some of Wayne's tunes on our gig as a personal tribute to him, following his passing at the beginning of this month."

Admission to this concert is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Annual memberships ($20) will be for sale at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

You're invited to visit to look at the calendar of diverse and amazing jazz performances between now and the end of August. If you're new to the valley and love live music, give us a try: you'll be glad you did

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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