Courtenay café tinged blue with visit by Indigo Jazz

Indigo Jazz is back for First Fridays at the Zo! Indigo is Dale Graham, Rick Husband and John Hyde.

BASSIST JOHN HYDE

BASSIST JOHN HYDE

Indigo Jazz is back for First Fridays at the Zo!

Dale Graham (vocals), Rick Husband (guitar), and John Hyde (bass) help you welcome February with jazz that has warmth, humour, and just-right feel. Catch them at the Zocalo Café, corner of Fifth and Cliffe, this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Graham developed her singing chops through work in the Celtic/folk scene in the ’90s, but her supple and fluid vocals really find their groove in the jazz genre. She’s right at home in the open space of a ballad, can swing like crazy, and simply relaxes into her improvised lines.

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.

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.

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.  Admission is by donation.

— Indigo Jazz