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

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society


Thursday October 19th 2023

During their 10 years together as a band Sympatico has played to great acclaim at the Nanaimo Jazz Festival, the Georgia Straight Jazz Club, Simm's Park, at the River City Stage in Campbell River as regulars at the Filberg Festival and most recently as the opening act of this past summer's GSJS concert series at Anderton Gardens.

The band is led by Don MacKay on 5 string Bass and Michael Eddy on Keyboards with Rachel Cooper on Alto Sax, Tenor Sax ,Clarinet and Percussion, Jay Havelaar on Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Percussion and Tom Tinsley on drums.

These well-known Vancouver Island musicians play an exciting Latin infused program which recognizes the incredible talent of composers such as Chick Corea, Russel Ferrante and McCoy Tyner amongst others.

Expect to hear a potpourri of tunes including "Armando's Rhumba", "Friends" and "Windows" a couple of up-swing tunes. Rachel and Jay will be demonstrating their uncanny ability to play so well together with some unison performances on several tunes, including a few originals.

Rachel will also be sure to melt hearts with her Clarinet versions of "Yesterdays" and "Round Midnight". Along with Michael Eddy's excellent accompaniment skills and exciting piano solos, Don's solid accompaniment and the impeccable timing of drummer Tom Tinsley with a bit of percussion from Jay and Rachel ; Sympatico is ready to delight with an energetic infusion of talent, conceived to be unique and enjoyed by all.

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