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

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Nanaimo Music Association

Thursday October 26th 2023


This week's jazz concert at The Little Red Church is one of the annual favourites in our calendar, especially for big band lovers, because the 18-piece Nanaimo Musicians Association Big Band is all set to swing into 2023 with a terrific show.

As Band Director Bryan Stovell told me in his recent interview, "This is a performance for one of our favourite hosts, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. We both have quite a history in the Vancouver Island music scene, and this will be our 56th year of performing on the Island".

"Big bands always feature some star soloists, but this year ours has more than ever, so we have decided to give each soloist a chance to shine. They always come up with interesting and unexpected takes on the tunes".

"Our young rhythm section can propel the band through swing, Latin, or ballads and everything in between. Many of the seasoned professionals in the horn sections have been with us for over 10 years and they create a mature ensemble sound".

Come and celebrate swinging Big Band music. The show starts at 7:30p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20 ($15 for GSJS Members) and $5 for students.

Please select the Calendar tab to see the scheduled outdoor summer concerts at The Anderton Gardens during July and August, as well as the emerging 2023-24 performances on the new calendar.

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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