Forbidden Jazz season underway

After a busy summer, the trio returns to the Elks in Courtenay this Thursday

Hard on the heels of the Georgia Straight Jazz Society’s highly successful  first performance of the season is the Forbidden Jazz Trio.

After a busy summer, the trio returns to the Elks in Courtenay this  Thursday.

Forbidden Jazz is: Jake Masri on trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocals; Jim Chew on guitar; and Grahame Edwards on upright bass.  Representing more than four decades of experience, the band hopes to reach audiences of all ages by performing a wide variety of timeless jazz standards.

Their unique blend of voice, brass, and strings promises to weave its collective magic through two sets of entertaining music.

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society invites you come to the Elks on Sept. 20 for a casual, entertaining evening of jazz. Music commences at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by donation.

Proceeds go to the performers and the Liam Grimm Bursary, which is sponsored by the society.

Forbidden Jazz  is a popular trio, so if you want a good seat, plan to get there early.

For more information about the society, go to  www.georgiastraightjazz.com or find it in FaceBook.

— Georgia Straight Jazz Society