The band features three of Canada’s most highly regarded and sought-after musicians: Jennifer Scott, Ken Lister, and Nico Rhodes under the leadership of James McRae.

Impressions of Lightfoot at the Avalanche

On Thursday, March 29 , the Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents a memorable performance of Gordon Lightfoot’s songs, arranged in a jazz and improvisational context; performed in a loving way and presented by some truly great musicians

The band features three of Canada’s most highly regarded and sought-after musicians: Jennifer Scott, Ken Lister, and Nico Rhodes under the leadership of James McRae, the arranger and drummer behind this idea of re-envisioning Lightfoot’s iconic songbook with these fresh interpretations of his music.

This music debuted at a 2017 Thursday night concert at The Avalanche, and has since become a most successful CD.

Vancouver vocalist Jennifer Scott, specializes in jazz, blues and world music and is considered one of today’s most important jazz artists, working in both Canada and the USA.

Ken Lister has been a professional jazz bassist since 1983, winning accolades and Juno awards along the way. He currently performs and teaches in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island and has toured across Canada and internationally to Australia, the British Isles, Cuba and South America.

Nico Rhodes is a studio musician, music director, arr./orch., composer, pianist and woodwind player; Rhodes is at home in almost any musical environment. Starting his career at the age of 16, Nico has written for symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, big band, choir and theatre.

James McRae has been playing the drums and making music professionally since 1980. Aside from being a musician, McRae delights in writing songs, teaching others, arranging and always offering something creative within the music in which he is involved.

Admission for this show is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. For more information about Georgia Straight Jazz Society and it’s forthcoming shows, visit georgiastraightjazz.com or find us on Facebook.

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