The Larry Ayre Blues Trio +1 is coming to the Avalanche Bar and Grill Thursday. Photo submitted

Blues trio heading to the Avalanche

On Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Avalanche Bar and Grill, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society will be welcoming back The Larry Ayre Blues Trio +1.

This group features Larry Ayre on guitar and vocals, Greg Hill on drums and John Hyde on bass. They will be joined on this evening by special guest Dan Craven on saxophone.

Ayre is a most accomplished guitarist and music teacher who has been performing in the Comox Valley for over two and a half decades. For years he was the leader of The Larry Ho Blues Show and then went on to lead Larry Ho’s Jive Five.

For many years Greg Hill hosted a popular jazz jam with The Blue Monks at the Willows pub in Campbell River.

John Hyde is an accomplished bassist who moved to the North Island a few years ago after a distinguished career playing and teaching in Calgary and Edmonton. The Trio is excited to have Dan Craven joining them to play some swinging sax. Dan is a polished musician who has played with the Arrowsmith Big Band, the Boss Tenors and Time Well Wasted.

Thursday night the band will feature up-tempo jump and swing numbers including Louis Jordan’s I Want You to be My Baby, Choo Choo Ch’Boogie and Chartreuse; also some humourous 2Jive originals, including I Hear the Couch (Calling Me).

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at The Avalanche Bar and Grill on Eighth Street. Admission to this show is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

For more information about forthcoming weekly live jazz performances at The Avalanche, please visit georgiastraightjazz.com and click on the calendar button.

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