Coast into weekend with jazz

You can coast into your Labour Day weekend with music by Indigo Jazz.

You can coast into your Labour Day weekend with music by Indigo Jazz.

Dale Graham (vocals), Rick Husband (guitar) and John Hyde (bass) perform this Friday at 7:30 p.m., with admission by donation.  The trio has been playing out of town much of the summer, and return to First Fridays at The Zo with renewed musical zest.

Hyde has a wealth of experience in performing, arranging, composing, and teaching jazz. In his hands, the acoustic bass finds the perfect mix of personality, precision, and support.

He has performed with Lee Konitz, Hugh Fraser, Phil Nimmons, and Oliver Jones, among others, and last year released a new recording as the John Hyde Quartet. His 2010 relocation to the Comox Valley has been good fortune for the local jazz music scene.

Husband is a compelling guitarist, highly responsive to his fellow players.

He also communicates beautifully to his listeners by integrating improvised lines with familiar  motifs and genres. He has performed extensively across Vancouver Island, in big bands, small combos, and everything in between.

Graham’s warm and fluid vocals are well known to local audiences, from over a decade performing in the jazz genre, as well as her earlier appearances on the Celtic folk scene.

With Indigo Jazz, she brings the listener the double pleasure of classic jazz standards and less-familiar tunes and arrangements.

The Zocalo Café is licensed, and offers hearty meals and mouth-watering desserts to add to your musical experience. Get your long weekend off to a swinging start with Indigo Jazz this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

— Indigo Jazz

 

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