Quartet Peripheral Vision is set to perform in Courtneay. Photo submitted

International jazz musicians performing Thursday

After a series of shows over the past two months which have featured local jazz artists, Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents Peripheral Vision at 7:30 p.m, March 8th – one of the most exciting and innovative jazz quartets to have recently appeared on the international jazz scene.

Based in Toronto, the creative leaders of the group are longtime musical collaborators: guitarist Don Scott and bassist Michael Herring. They have assembled a synergistic musical unit designed to push the boundaries of jazz while engaging the listener with a grooving, toe-tapping immediacy.

Their distinctive musical voice bridges tradition and innovation, with deeply felt influences ranging from jazz, rock, classical, and improv, with a focus on dynamic group interaction.

It’s been two years since PV appeared on our stage, and we’re excited to bring them back after the memorable concert they provided in March 2016.

Scott and Herring are joined by saxophonist Trevor Hogg and drummer Nick Fraser. While the compositions are Herring and Scott’s, Peripheral Vision is defined by its group rapport.

Bringing back the anything-is-possible democratic approach of both 1960’s jazz and garage bands, the music takes shape as a collective process. This no-holds-barred philosophy is at the root of Peripheral Vision’s explosive performances.

For a sampling of PV’s music, visit peripheralvisionmusic.com

Admission to this concert is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. For a full calendar of forthcoming jazz performances at Thursday night Jazz, visit georgiastraightjazz.com.

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