Indigo Jazz returns to the Zo

Submitted

After a summer hiatus, Dale Graham (vocals), Rick Husband (guitar), and John Hyde (bass) are back in fine First Friday fashion at Zocalo Café Friday evening.

Graham developed her singing chops through work in the Celtic/folk scene in the 1990s, but her supple and fluid vocals really find their groove in the jazz genre. She’s at home in the open space of a ballad, can swing like crazy, and simply relaxes into her improvised lines.

Hyde has a wealth of experience in performing, arranging, composing and teaching jazz. In his hands the acoustic bass finds a perfect mix of personality, precision and support. He has performed with Lee Konitz, Hugh Fraser, Phil Nimmons and Oliver Jones, among others, and is about to release his third CD.

Husband is a compelling guitarist, responsive to his fellow players. He also communicates beautifully to his listeners by integrating improvised lines with familiar motifs and genres. He has performed extensively across Vancouver Island in big bands, small combos, and everything in-between.

Zocalo Café is licensed and offers hearty meals and mouth-watering desserts to add to your musical experience. Get October off to a swinging start with Indigo Jazz this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

Jazz continues on Saturday

Grim & Barrat is Grahame Edwards and Ralph Barrat playing your favourite jazz standards at Zocalo Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Edwards and Barrat have played many times together in duos, trios, quartets, septets, and they enjoy covering the greats from Frank, Chet, Duke, Mose, Monk and Miles, and many more.

As a duo, they are a complete band. Barrat croons and plays the keys. Edwards plays acoustic and electric basses, percussion and trumpet.

Enjoy a drink or a bite with Grim & Barrat this Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Admission by donation. More info at ralphbarrat.com.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Courtenay councillor Will Cole-Hamilton, standing at right, sits on steering committees of two organizations that are tackling the problem of greenhouse gas emissions. File photo
Courtenay councillor leads campaign to reduce building-sector GHG emissions

Courtenay councillor Will Cole-Hamilton wants local governments to carry a little more… Continue reading

A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied
Numerous Comox Valley projects get CERIP grants

Numerous Comox Valley projects have received grants through the Community Economic Recovery… Continue reading

Thrifty Foods. (Black Press file photo)
Thrifty Foods confirms staff member tests positive for COVID-19 in Courtenay

The company currently lists 12 stores within B.C. with confirmed cases

Comox Valley Schools’ distance learning program, Navigate (NIDES), which saw some large gains in enrolment this year, could see a return to normal numbers come September. Image, screenshot
Comox Valley Schools expects enrolment drop come fall

Decline projected online, as more students return to ‘bricks-and-mortar’ classes

Cumberland will be looking to a parcel tax to cover debt for its new water system. File photo
Cumberland plans for parcel tax to cover water debt

Parcel tax review panel would take place March 22, if necessary

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
B.C. reports 10 additional deaths, 395 new COVID-19 cases

The majority of new coronavirus infections were in the Fraser Health region

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district chosen as COVID-19 rapid response team

Team to consist of SD68 and Island Health staff, according to B.C. Ministry of Education

A new survey has found that virtual visits are British Columbian’s preferred way to see the doctor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
Majority of British Columbians now prefer routine virtual doctor’s visits: study

More than 82% feel virtual health options reduce wait times, 64% think they lead to better health

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

The missing camper heard a GSAR helicopter, and ran from his tree well waving his arms. File photo
Man trapped on Manning mountain did nearly everything right to survive: SAR

The winter experienced camper was overwhelmed by snow conditions

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen, all 20, drown in the Sooke River in February 2020. (Contributed photos)
Coroner confirms ‘puddle jumping’ in 2020 drowning deaths of 3 B.C. men

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen pulled into raging river driving through nearby flooding

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay doctor shares experience contracting COVID-19

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Ashley Paxman, 29, is in the ICU after being struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 Feb. 18, 2021. She remains in critical condition. (GoFundMe)
Okanagan woman in ICU with broken bones in face after being struck by car

She remains in serious condition following Feb. 18 incident

Most Read