Georgia Straight Jazz Society jazz at the High Tide pub in Courtenay

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Doug Anderson Trio

Thursday February 1st 2024

At the High Tide Pub , 268 Fifth St, Courtenay

Doug Anderson

High Tide Pub on Fifth Street, Courtenay. Downbeat for this two-hour concert will be at 7:00 pm. This week the much loved and delightful trio brings their gentle signature sound to the Georgia Straight Jazz Society, following in the swinging small combo style. For this performance the trio will be playing tunes from the classic era of jazz. Expect to hear "Dear Old Stockholm", made famous by Miles Davis and the Calypso classic "St. Thomas" by Sonny Rollins.

Guitarist Doug Anderson has teamed with Amar and Hyde for many years, and counts Peter Bernstein highest among his many influences. His guitar playing shapes the song, adding the melodic line and harmonic accents over the ground provided by his capable band mates.

Well known and highly respected amongst the local jazz fraternity, bassist John Hyde is much respected in the wider jazz community, having retired to Vancouver Island following a career in jazz education and performance based at Mont Royal University in Calgary. He has recorded and performed around the world. John's strong sense of swing and lyrical soloing bring stimulation and excitement to the music.

The trio of guitar, stand-up bass and drums provides much space for interaction and creativity. Drummer Aaron Amar brings extensive jazz experience, having played with numerous groups over the years and is known for his layering of polyrhythms with great musical taste. Aaron studied in New York with jazz drummer and educator Ari Hoenig.

Meals from the pub menu may be ordered until 8:00 pm, and drinks will be served throughout the show.

Admission is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 2024 memberships will be for sale at the door. You're also invited to visit to see the remarkable calendar of scheduled Thursday Night Jazz concerts between now and May.

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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 High Tide Pub in Courtenay.

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