New jazz ensemble Centerpiece at the Zocalo

Centerpiece Jazz Band will be playing at the Zocalo Cafe on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 7-9 p.m.

Centerpiece is a new jazz ensemble comprising of a female vocalist, keyboardist, and string bass.

They will perform swing, Latin, and modern fusion. Charity Monroe, a well-known resident, has been performing in the Valley over the last few years. She recently played in the band Time Well Wasted.

Dave Stevenson, a new arrival to Courtenay,  brings a lot of musical experience to the group. He has performed with P.J. Perry and Louise Rose, and other jazz greats.

Bela Vernon, keyboardist, has recently moved from Los Angeles. He has accompanied and recorded with jazz giants Pat Metheny, Maynard Ferguson and Moe Koffman. His style has been influenced by Bill Evans and Chick Corea.


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