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

May 18th 2023>

Mike Clements

Pat Martino Tribute

Mike Cleents

Georgia Straight Jazz Society is closing in on the conclusion of i's 2022-23 Thursday Night Jazz concert series with an exciting penultimate concert when Mike Clements leads his trio in a tribute to Pat Martino, one of America's greatest jazz guitarists.

Mike Clement is a fiery up-and-coming jazz guitarist. Originally from the west coast of Canada, Clement quickly became an in-demand sideman upon his relocation to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans.

"Coming from a musical family", Clement said, "I picked up the guitar at the age of 11 and haven't put it down since. Over the years I've refined my taste, technique and style which led me to record and release my debut album as a bandleader "Unfinished Business" which is available on all streaming platforms"

While holding a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies, from Vancouver Island University and a Master's Degree in Jazz from the University of New Orleans, Clement also boasts a robust performance career as a guitarist for a number of different bands at countless venues and festivals playing in a variety of genres including Rock, Pop, Ska, Reggae, Jazz, Fusion, Hip-Hop, R&B, Blues & Motown.

Mike will be accompanied by Kosma Busheikin on bass and Graham Villette on drums.

"The band will be playing a tasteful selection of standards as well as some of my original music all in the swingin' guitar trio style, keeping things lively and fun while simultaneously showcasing the incredible instrumental talents of the individual band members."

Admission is $15 for members, non-members, $20. Annual memberships ($20) will be available at the door.

For more information about the remaining concerts in this season, as well as the forthcoming summer concerts at Anderton Gardens, please visit georgiastraightjazz,com, and select the Calendar tab.

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society endeavours to feature fine jazz performances of all genres, in an effort to sustain live music, and further the art. This is your opportunity to listen to live modern jazz music from the leading edge. Don't miss it!

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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