Get ready for a great fun evening at the next Thursday Night Jazz at the Elks Club.
The Cure All Dance Band, an authentic 1920s dance orchestra, will be perform Sept. 27.
The band consists of: founder, Greg Sumner on banjo, coronet and vocals; Kate Morrisson on vocals; Laura Stevens and Jim Mitchell on trumpet; Andrew Gray on trombone; Paul Charters on percussion; Gordon James on tuba; Donna Griffiths on piano; Ann Bayles on violin; Tom Spratt on tenor sax; Brock Lupton on alto sax and clarinet; and music director Brent Hart on alto sax and clarinet. Kate Morrison brings an authentic ’20s style to her vocals — with her soaring voice and wonderful phrasing the songs of the 1920s come alive again.
The evening promises to be one of truly wonderful music that will keep your feet tapping throughout the entire performance. This extraordinary group plays actual 1920’s arrangements of the popular hits of the day from original charts.
Music director Brent Hart has pulled a selection of tunes to please every taste, such as Happy Feet, Wild Man Blues, I Got Rhythm, Tiger Rag, and Forty Second Street.
Several of the instruments being played date from the 1920s, the style is as authentic as they can make it — and that includes period attire. When the band plays, you are musically and visually transported to the hotels, roadhouses and steamships of the 1920s.
The Cure All Dance Band has a loyal following so plan to arrive early enough to get a good seat. The music starts at 7:30, and admission is by donation.
Thursday Night Jazz at the Elks Club on Sixth is sponsored by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Proceeds of the evening go to the performers and to the Liam Grimm Bursary, a fund established by the Society to help aspiring young jazz musicians continue their musical education.
For more information about the society, visit www.georgiastraightjazz.com, or visit them on Facebook.
— Georgia Straight Jazz Society