The Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents Turboprop Thursday night at the Avalanche Bar and Grill. Photo submitted

Turboprop landing in Courtenay on Thursday night

To illustrate how our local jazz scene has risen to higher levels of the arts scene in Canada, Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents one of this country’s great bands on tour – Turboprop – led by one of its great drummers, Ernesto Cervini.

The society has now reached a point where great bands are asking whether we can fit them into our calendar, and we’re in the happy state of being able to select between local, regional, national and international acts during our 40 featured performances at The Avalanche Bar & Grill each (September to May) season.

Turboprop’s new album Abundance was released Oct. 5 and it’s been receiving rave reviews across the globe.

In addition to Cervini, Turboprop is composed of Tara Davidson – alto saxophone; Joel Frahm – tenor saxophone; Christian Overton – trombone; Adrean Farrugia – piano and Michael Herring – bass.

This is an opportunity to experience some of the best jazz music from the contemporary jazz scene. If you’re new to Comox Valley, you might want to come on down and discover the amazing music (and social) scene this Thursday.

What makes it even more delightful is that, despite all the chatter before and after the show, the audience has adopted a culture of near silence and appreciation, mixed with deserved applause, while the musicians are performing.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Visit www.georgiastraightjazz.com for a complete calendar of events over the next year.

Tickets for Maureen Washington’s (Dec. 20) Christmas show will be on sale this Thursday. They are also available from Bop City in Courtenay. Prices are $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

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