GSJS goes homegrown with Indigo

October 22 at the Avalanche

“And now, for our next number…”  Indigo Jazz Quintet brings new meaning to a classic stage introduction, with a playful evening’s worth of numbered song titles.  From the hip and driving sound of Chick Corea’s 500 Miles High, to the clear simplicity of My One and Only Love, the band is up to the challenge.

So start counting the days until Oct. 22, when this talented and exciting quintet, presented by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society, will step onto the stage at the Avalanche Bar and Grill, in Courtenay.

Indigo Jazz is built around the trio of Dale Graham (vocals), Rick Husband (guitar) and John Hyde (acoustic bass). For this outing, the trio adds guests Neil Clark on drums and Jay Havelaar on trumpet.

Graham has built her reputation on a solid jazz repertoire and a warm connection to her audience.  She delivers honest and precise melodies with a slippery take on time and phrasing.

Husband is well known to local jazz audiences for his rhythmic, responsive and engaging playing.  Rick is central to the sound and texture of Indigo Jazz, but he also has a hand in the Jenn Forsland Group, and guests with Forbidden Jazz, the Herb Alpert tribute band, and DMN.

Hyde is a retired jazz educator with a wealth of experience in composing, arranging and performing.

After 15 years in Vancouver, guest trumpeter Havelaar returned to his home town of Campbell River in 2012 and quickly established himself on the mid-island music scene.

Indigo Jazz is a popular group with a loyal following, so plan to arrive early in order to get a good seat.

Music starts at 7:30, admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.  For more information about the Georgia Straight Jazz Society go to georgiastraightjazz.com or find us in Facebook.

 

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