The jazz quartet known as Swing Set is (from left) Dale Graham

‘Juicy jazz harmonies’ coming to the Zocalo

Swing Set — Jenn Forsland, Wendy Nixon Stothert, Michelle Weckesser and Dale Graham — performs two shows Dec. 13 at the Zocalo Café

Swing Set returns to celebrate Christmas with juicy jazz harmonies!

The popular a cappella jazz quartet of Jenn Forsland, Wendy Nixon Stothert, Michelle Weckesser and Dale Graham performs two shows Dec. 13 at the Zocalo Café.

Stothert is an acclaimed music leader in the Comox Valley, directing the Just In Time Vocal Jazz choirs as well as performing solo and with Swing Set. Wendy’s passion and commitment are her musical trademarks.

Forsland fronts the Jenn Forsland Group, directs the Celebration Singers, teaches music privately and in the schools, and is an in-demand adjudicator for music festivals.

Weckesser is a stunning soloist with classical as well as jazz credentials. After a move south to Cowichan Bay in 2011, Michelle continues to make time for occasional return engagements with Swing Set.

Graham is best known for her solo vocals with local group Indigo Jazz, and for her previous work in the folk and Celtic genres.

The group’s 2012 CD Swing Set Live at Joe’s Garage will be available for sale. Capturing the quartet’s remarkable vocal alignment, the recording includes a mix of accompanied and a cappella arrangements.

For this outing, expect a few new selections, along with well-loved favourites from their Christmas repertoire and beyond. From Beatles to ballet, from hearth and home to far away, Swing Set will move you to tears and laughter.

This annual event brings capacity crowds – make reservations for Dec. 13 to avoid disappointment. Call 250-331-0933 to reserve your table for either the 5:30 or  8 p.m. sittings.

Catch them on Friday December 13th, at the warm and welcoming Zocalo Café.

— Swing Set

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