Danny Zanbilowicz

Singer/songwriter Danny Zanbilowicz hosting CD release concert Saturday





Long time Comox Valley newspaper publisher Danny Zanbilowicz will perform at his CD release concert and celebration, 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay.

Doors open 7:30.Tickets are $15 before the event, and $18 at the door.

Zanbilowicz has been active in the music scene for years, as a keyboard player in bands, and singer/songwriter/guitar player. He has played at Musicfest several times, and enjoys speaking of himself in the third person.

Early this summer Zanbilowicz completed his first CD of original songs with Marc Atkinson at Marc’s Hornby recording studio – hence the CD’s title, Hornby Crossing.

So far, the reaction to the CD has been encouraging.

“Listeners are loading the songs onto their phones, and ipods for when they go on walks,” says Zanbilowicz. “A woman took the CD out east to play for her friends. That kind of thing makes me very happy – people bringing the music into their lives.”

The all-original songs cover a wide range of moods and styles- including calypso, country, bossa jazz, swing, and “happy Leonard Cohen.” Each song tells its own story – sometimes sad, humorous, or political.

You can hear selections from the tunes at cdbaby.com – just search for “Danny Zanbilowicz”.

“On the CD,” Danny says, “my band consisted of Marc Atkinson. Substituting for Marc is a challenge, but I have assembled great backup musicians.”

Sean Mooney, on keyboards, is a very busy accompanist, teacher and performer who works with singers, choirs, instrumental ensembles, dance and theatre companies throughout the Comox Valley.

Britt Bowman on bass has studied with, among others, Ken Lister (VIU), Lee Ellefson (VIU) and Don Schiff, has toured Canada, Mexico and Taiwan, and played bass and/or composed in many projects.

Oscar Robles Diaz is a prize-winning  percussionist/multi-instrumentalist/composer/teacher and session musician. Born in Mexico City, he has toured in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Venezuela, Canada & Taiwan, and studied percussion with masters Candido Hernandes Rojo (Mexico) & Lamine Thiam (Guinea).

But enough about music. Will there be food?

“Eating is important,” Zanbilowicz says. “As a result, there will be delicious snacks from the Gourmet Girls at intermission, complimentary with the price of admission.”

Finally, Zanbilowicz is asked “What is you favourite colour?”  “All the colours of the rainbow are equally beautiful in my eye,” Zanbilowicz answers, as if running for public office.

The Hornby Crossing CD Release Concert at the Little Red Church in Comox – 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC. Tickets $15 in advance, or $18 at the door.

Advance tickets include a $5 discount on price of the CD. Show starts at 8, doors open 7:30. Info at 250-336-2143.


Tickets at Blue Heron Books- 1775 Comox Avenue, Comox 250- 339-6111; Village Muse Books & Curios- 2720 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, 250- 400-5466; and Bop City in Courtenay-  250- 338-6621. Please call ahead- each location has different open hours.



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