Some great things turn into traditions!
We have been fortunate to attract Norbert Kögging to Courtenay four times during the past four years. This year is no exception. Dutch vocalist Kögging is delighted to return to Canada for a fifth year and to celebrate the release of his sophomore album, Sketches of Ordinary Life, in what has become his second homeland.
It’s an indication of the growing stature of Courtenay as a centre for live jazz performance; Kögging’s tour touches Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta before arriving on the West Coast. Courtenay is – as before – the westernmost venue, and we’re proud to be on the schedule. His previous performances have been stellar, as he has entertained us with primarily his self-penned material combining modern jazz with poetic lyrics, largely based on his life experiences.
Kögging (vocals) is accompanied once again on this tour with Folkert Oosterbeek on piano; Tobias Nojboer on bass and Felix Schlarmann on drums.
Georgia Straight Jazz Society is fortunate to be able to attract this European talent to the Avalanche stage. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Plan on arriving early for the best seats, especially if you’re meeting friends; earlier still if you’re planning on ordering one of the jazz night Greek dinners before the show.
Admission is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.
For full information on the society’s forthcoming events, visit www.georgiastaightjazz.com or find us on Facebook.