Forsland takes to Elks’ stage

Singer Jenn Forsland leads a quintet this Thursday at the Elks in Courtenay.

Following Sunday’s concert, when Caravan raised the bar on jazz performance standards in this part of the world, when they played to a full house, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society jumps right back into a performance with its most popular songstress.

Jenn Forsland takes the Elks’ stage Thursday at 7:30 p.m. On this occasion, the Jenn Forsland Group (JFG) will play as a quintet with the usual suspects: Rick Husband on guitar, Grahame Edwards on bass, Tony Morrison on woodwinds and Jenn on keyboards. For this one night only, the band will feature special guest Aaron Amar on drums.

The group will debut an exciting new repertoire in true JFG fashion: jazz twists on contemporary tunes and taking a spin on some classics as well. It will be a mixed bag of varying tunes that switch from ballad to cha cha, to hard swing, to funk in a heartbeat.

Those readers who know Jenn’s work will know exactly what this means; everyone else is invited to come on down and discover what it’s all about, and why it is that Jenn’s appearance always draws a packed house.

As Jenn added in a recent interview, “My experience with these fine players continues to be a positive and growing one and as always, I am grateful for the skill they bring to the table. Our chemistry has continued to blossom in the nearly four years we have been sharing music with one another and it’s continually gratifying to sit in with musicians who tastefully and creatively manage to finish my musical sentences and who are willing to push the boundaries of contemporary vocal jazz.”

If you want a good seat, or plan on meeting friends for a wonderful evening of music, interrupted by Jenn’s flirtatious patter between numbers, plan on arriving no later than 7. For those people choosing to arrive after that, you will just have to join the folks at the back of the lounge.

For more information about the Georgia Straight Jazz Society and its commitment to making live jazz available to the Comox Valley, please visit the GSJS on Facebook or at www.georgiastraightjazz.com.

— Georgia Straight Jazz Society

 

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