Indigo Jazz. Photo by Bill Jorgensen

Broadway takes the stage at the Avalanche

After last week’s memorable and spirited concert, Thursday Night Jazz at the Av sets a mellow romantic tone this week, when Indigo Jazz gives regards to Broadway at the Avalanche Bar and Grill on Feb. 8.

Fronted by vocalist Dale Graham, this local quintet includes John Hyde on bass, Rick Husband on guitar, Jay Havelaar on trumpet and Tom Timsley on drums.

New York’s Broadway musicals have long been a rich source of material for jazz musicians. Start with powerful melodies and rich chords, and you have material robust enough for players to reimagine and reinterpret. In keeping with that tradition, Indigo Jazz will have their way with a whole range of Broadway favourites.

West Side Story, Oklahoma, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Pal Joey, Kiss Me Kate – each will contribute a song or two to the night’s entertainment. Fiddler On The Roof will move from Russia to Cuba, rhythmically speaking. And the quintet will venture into the 21st century with a song from the 2006 production Grey Gardens.

Catch these tunes, and more, with Indigo Jazz. Start time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

Visit georgiastraightjazz.com to see the remaining calendar of forthcoming shows between now and the end of May.

Equally important, plan on coming down to any of our Thursday night shows at the Av for a friendly welcome from regular jazz fans, and discover why we enjoy the reputation for being Vancouver Island’s premier jazz venue.

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