Barrat promises to belt out some of jazz classics along with a mix of contemporary tunes.

Barrat and The Sharp Seven coming to The Avalanche

Live jazz falls into the hands of local musicians this Thursday at The Avalanche Bar when Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents Ralph Barrat & The Sharp Seven: a very lively seven-piece combo featuring some of Vancouver Island’s finest musicians.

This dynamic combo includes a fantastic line up of the Comox Valley’s premium musicians featuring Michael Eddy on keyboard, Grahame Edwards on bass, Jake Masri on trumpet, Jack Reynolds on tenor sax, Darren Nilsson on trombone, and Rob Peterson on drums.

Tying the entire performance together on vocals is Ralph Barrat, whose voice is very reminiscent of Sinatra, Chet Baker, and Bobby Darin. With his distinct vocal style, Barrat promises to belt out some of your favourite jazz classics along with a mix of contemporary tunes. Visit ralphbarrat.com for more info, images and video clips.

Showtime is 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. More information about forthcoming live jazz performances each Thursday evening is available at georgiastraightjazz.com. Go to the website and select the calendar tab.

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