Trevor Giancola Trio, a Toronto-based band, will be at The Avalanche Bar Thursday. Photo submitted.

Trio taking the stage for Thursday night jazz

Following Ralph Barrat Group’s amazing Mose Allison retrospective show last week featuring some of the Valley’s finest musicians, Georgia Straight Jazz Society is excited to switch to musicians from the other side of the country, by presenting the Trevor Giancola Trio.

The Toronto-based band will take the stage Nov. 23 at The Avalanche Bar; downbeat is at 7:30 p.m. This is a must-see performance by one of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, especially for jazz guitar lovers.

The Trio has released an album of beautiful standards and originals. The musicians’ varied melodic backgrounds enable the group to approach originals and standards in a unique and diverse way.

Giancola (34) has been playing the guitar since an early age, and has been immersed in the Toronto jazz scene for the past 10 years. He has performed with Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Seamus Blake, Donny McCaslin, John Macleod, Phil Dwyer, Sophie Milman, John Abercrombie, Pat Labarbera and others. Gianocla has been a faculty member at Humber College since 2009.

Bassist Jon Meyer (33) has performed with other jazz artists, including Peter Appleyard, Tony”Oulabula” Bazley, Ned Goold, Terry Lukiwski, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, David Virelles, Lee Wallace, Perry White and Jake Wilkinson. He has played on numerous film and television soundtracks and has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe.

Drummer Adam Arruda (26) has been surrounded by music from a very early age, growing up in a musical family. Now residing in Brooklyn, NY, Arruda is among the most sought-after drummers in the music world, He has had the privilege of working with such artists, including Greg Osby, Dayna Stephens, Gilad Hekselman, Kevin Eubanks, James Moody, Phil Woods, and Jeremy Pelt.

Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

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