Maureen Washington is one of Vancouver Island’s most sought-after vocalists.

Fall in love with jazz Thursday night

Ho! Ho! Ho!

And just to add to that lovely Christmas feeling, it’s time to fall in love again. If you don’t quite manage to swoon for this week’s lovely performer, she assures us that you will fall in love with jazz.

Maureen Washington, an international, award-winning jazz and blues singer, is one of Vancouver Island’s most sought-after vocalists. Her rich tones and captivating emotions have cultivated large audiences with a styling that encompasses the soul of Etta James, Carmen McRae and the modernity of Holly Cole. And yet she remains a voice of her own.

This is Washington’s first appearance at Thursday Night Jazz at The Avalanche Bar, and we’re honoured and excited to welcome her to our stage.

Having had the honour of working with some of B.C.’s best musicians, Washington is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and instructor. Recently, she released her ninth album, Harvest Moon, working alongside West Coast producer, Joby Baker, who is known for his Juno and Grammy award-winning tracks.

Selected regularly as a performer at the TD Victoria Jazz Festival, Washington has opened for The Blind Boys of Alabama, jazz legend, Joe Lovano and sang background vocals on Folk legend Valdy’s last album, Read Between The Lines.

Washington’s effortless charisma, crystal-clear control, and room-filling stage presence is enough to inspire any audience to fall in love with jazz again.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

There are still tickets remaining for our special Christmas show on Dec. 21, when Micah Barnes (former leader of The Nylons) performs his Christmas in New York concert next week. You can either buy them this Thursday evening at live jazz, or otherwise from Bop City in Courtenay. Prices are $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

For information about the amazing line-up of acts we have booked for the first half of 2018, visit georgiastraightjazz.com and select the calendar tab.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

CFB Comox military police are looking for help into store theft

Police want to identify two individuals they think might have information

Comox Valley protesters send message over old-growth logging

Event at Sid Williams Plaza was part of province-wide event on Friday

Buy a Valley Vonka bar, support a good Comox Valley cause

All proceeds go to support YANA, and you might even win a golden ticket

One person dead in two-vehicle accident near Courtenay

Highway 19A was closed for several hours following the crash

Long-term care need pressuring acute care in Comox Valley, Strathcona

Region could use a couple of large facilities for seniors on the north part of the Island

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Courtenay event protesting old-growth logging part of a province-wide rally

Similar rallies in communities throughout B.C. on Sept. 18

Comox Valley Beefs & Bouquets, week of Sept. 15

Beef to the gnome thief; bouquet to dental hygienists

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Comox Valley protesters send message over old-growth logging

Event in downtown Courtenay was part of wider event on Friday

Application deadline for fish harvester benefits program extended

Those financially impacted by the pandemic have until Oct. 5 to apply

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

Most Read