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.

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

Just Posted

Get outside and be among the trees on National Tree Day

Although people are not able to celebrate together, they can celebrate apart!

Lake Trail students plan special project for Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day recognizes Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

Weather warning issued for the Comox Valley

Series of storms to hit the east coast of Vancouver Island this week

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

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

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

AAP deadline set for Courtenay bridge construction

Courtenay council has approved a Nov. 16 deadline for responses for an… Continue reading

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Most Read