This Friday night, the Anderson Jazz Syndicate will once again bring its signature sound to Courtenay’s Zocalo Café.
This trio, consisting of guitar, standup bass and drums, brings a straight-ahead jazz approach to both their original tunes and classic standard gems, and they are known for their fresh and swinging style.
Setting the pace on drums is Aaron Amar. Aaron brings a vast experience of playing on the Toronto jazz scene for years.
Under the tutelage of Jim Blackley, Aaron developed a polyrhythmic approach reminiscent of Elvin Jones, among others. Aaron is an energetic and responsive drummer whose strong sense of swing and rhythmic vocabulary opens up musical possibilities in the group.
Bass player Grahame Edwards has a long history in the local jazz scene. A gifted musician and composer, Grahame leads the Wire Choir and provides core rhythm section support in several bands, including the Jenn Forsland Group. Always listening, he provides tasteful lines and a beautiful tone, enhancing the music for the listener.
Guitarist Doug Anderson feeds on the support of his fellow musicians, providing harmonic and rhythmic contrast. The long association of these players allows for creative improvisation and expression over swinging and approachable jazz tunes.
You’re invited to enjoy an evening of fine jazz and food at the Zocalo Café. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.
— Anderson Jazz Syndicate