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

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Ultraviolet Trio

At the Little Red Church, 2182 Comox Ave, Comox

Thursday November 30th 2023

Ultraviolet Trio

Catch the rhythmic and electric jazz trio sounds of Ultraviolet. Ultraviolet is a groovy experimental music project that employs acoustic drums, electric bass, electric guitars (including the tap-style Touch Guitar) and pretty much a spaceship-worth of effects pedals and gadgets. Drinking from an ever-flowing, far-reaching and constantly shifting range of influences, Ultraviolet's sound has been "hard to pigeonhole". Their collective interest in spontaneous composition presents a palette of ever evolving musical ideas unique to each performance.

Ultraviolet Trio consists of Oscar Robles Diaz (guitars), Brittany Bowman (bass & vocals), and Beau Stocker (drums). These three come from widely different backgrounds both geographically and musically speaking, and their respective paths have taken them to diverse corners of the world and allowed them to share their original music with international audiences. As a result, their combined touring curriculum boasts performance experience in Latin America, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada.

Oscar Robles is versatile musician from Mexico City who is currently based on Vancouver Island. He has been experimenting with tapping techniques on electric guitars, as well as, creating alternative ways of tuning them. He made the leap to a touch-style instrument in 2008 when he acquired a Chapman Stick.

Brittany Bowman was born and raised on Vancouver Island where she has studied bass with jazz greats Ken Lister and Lee Ellefson. As fate would have it, her music career took flight when she ventured to Mexico in 2007 and met Oscar. Touring throughout the Mexican republic she was making fresh waves in an already established world-beat, jazz-fusion scene., jazz-fusion scene,

Beau Stocker, drummer, originally from Toronto Ontario, recently moved to the Comox Valley BC from North Yorkshire England. He is a drum kit performer, educator, and researcher with interests in experimental music and cultural translation.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the jazz fusion starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 2024 Memberships ($25) will be for sale at the door.

You should know that, as a non-profit society, we strive to minimize our admission charges to encourage our supporters to experience wonderful live music, whilst reimbursing the musicians with almost all our income, except for fixed costs, minimal overheads, and a regular deposit into our annual bursary for post secondary music students.

This is your opportunity to discover why it is that the Comox Valley has such an enviable jazz scene, and a nationwide reputation. Our primary goal is to keep live jazz alive in the Comox Valley. We feature local, regional, national, and international acts every Thursday at The Little Red Church.

Tickets will be available at the door for Maureen Washington's December 14th concert : "A Sprinkle of Jazz & Blues" ($35), and they're already for sale at House of Colour, Courtenay and Blue Heron Books, Comox (cash only).

Please select the Calendar tab to see the upcoming diverse range of jazz concerts between now and May 2024. Alternatively, see us on Instagram at, or follow us on Facebook.

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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