Swinging Valentine’s eve at Avalanche

This year, Thursday Night Jazz at the Avalanche misses Valentine’s Day by just one day, but that’s no excuse to pretend.

This year, Thursday Night Jazz at the Avalanche misses Valentine’s Day by just one day, but that’s no excuse to pretend.

So treat your sweetheart to an evening of superb big band jazz at the Jazz Club.

If you don’t have a sweetheart, then treat yourself to a wonderful evening when the Arrowsmith Big Band returns with a brand new program, their usual big punchy sound, and an array of featured soloists.

Soloists include Dan Craven (tenor sax), Greg Bush (trumpet), Connor Stewart (alto sax), Paul Suez (trombone) Dave Stewart (trumpet), Claudio Fantinato (alto sax) Julian Telfer-Wan (trombone) Trevor Hooper (tenor sax) and Barry Miller (piano), all of whom have played at the Avalanche before, with this band and other mid-Island groups.

During the program, the band will feature a number of performances by star trombonist and former head of Jazz Studies at UVic, Ian McDougall.

Mix in some charts originally featured by the great big bands of Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson, and some vocals featuring guitarist Colin Campbell, and you have a recipe for a swinging Valentine’s Eve.

All that will send you home in the late evening, all ready for Valentine’s Day. So start celebrating a day ahead with the jazz music lovers at the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. You’ll be glad you did.

This is a special evening; several draw prizes will awarded, including two tickets to the March 23 NightCrawlers’ concert. Of course, if you don’t win, you can still purchase tickets at the club, or Bop City and Red Carpet.

So start feeling romantic, and prepare yourself for sweetheart of a social night out.

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