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

April 27th 2023

Indigo Jazz

Indigo Jazz

This week's jazz offers an opportunity for time travel. As vocalist Dale Graham told me, "Time isn't a strict progression from cause to effect, but rather a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff. Taking the immortal words of Doctor Who to heart, the members of Indigo Jazz Quintet invite you to travel in time with them on April 27th."

Indigo Jazz has been a shape-shifting and time-traveling force in local music for fifteen years. Founding members Dale Graham (voice) and Rick Husband (guitar) were joined by bassist and music educator John Hyde in 2010. That trio has remained at the heart of the group, with a stellar collection of guest players over the years.

Jay Havelaar (trumpet) and Jonathan Fairbank (drums) add their considerable skills to the group for this show. Havelaar joined Indigo for the first time in 2014, with his warm, full sound and fluent lines making an instant hit.

Dale added, "Jonathon makes his debut with Indigo Jazz this month. Originally from Black Creek, he recently moved back to the Comox Valley from Vancouver. He studied at Capilano University jazz school and worked for several years in cover bands, jazz sessions and recording studios. He's an intuitive musician with great time and a confident touch on the drums."

The configuration for the band may be new, but the set of tunes for this concert ranges deep into the past. The venerable "Tea for Two" was penned a hundred years ago but it gets a very modern framing with a 7/4 time signature. Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, and Antonio Carlos Jobim contribute tunes from the 30s, 40s, and 50s.

Joni Mitchell's "Carey" and Gordon Lightfoot's "The Way I Feel" came up in the folky sixties but for this show they are reimagined with a jazz sensibility. And the band's funky take on the Rodgers and Hart tune " Didnít Know What Time It Was" best sums up the theme for the evening.

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Showtime is 7:30 pm. Admission is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 2023 memberships will be for sale at the door.

Visit to see the remaining concerts for this season and the summer jazz in Anderton Gardens

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

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