Jazz

John Lee plays an outdoor concert at the Gardens on Anderton Thursday, Aug. 11. Photo by William F Jorgensen

John Lee to perform an outdoor concert at Comox’s Anderton Gardens

By Malcolm Holt Special to the Record Jazz lovers, please mark your…

  • Aug 10, 2022

 

Juno-nominated saxophonist Ryan Oliver will play an outdoor concert at the Gardens at Anderton on July 28. Photo by Robert Ell

Juno-nominated saxophonist Ryan Oliver to play outdoor concert in Comox

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record And now for something completely special…

  • Jul 25, 2022

 

The Georgia Strait Big Band will be playing a series of four outdoor concerts, every other Thursday at Anderton Gardens, starting July 14. Photo supplied

Georgia Strait Big Band to play series of outdoor concerts in Comox

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record With fingers crossed, Georgia Straight Jazz…

  • Jul 13, 2022

 

Jenn Forsland will be performing a farewell concert for the Georgia Straight Jazz Society on Thursday, May 19, at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay. Photo supplied

Jenn Forsland’s farewell performance for Georgia Straight Jazz Society in Courtenay

By Malcolm Holt Special to the Record Thursday’s concert at the Flying…

  • May 18, 2022
Jenn Forsland will be performing a farewell concert for the Georgia Straight Jazz Society on Thursday, May 19, at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay. Photo supplied
The Greg Bush (pictured) Quintet returns to Courtenay May 5 to play at the Flying Canoe. Photo supplied

Greg Bush Quintet coming to Courtenay

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record The May 5th concert will be…

The Greg Bush (pictured) Quintet returns to Courtenay May 5 to play at the Flying Canoe. Photo supplied
Dan Craven brings his band to the Flying Canoe in Courtenay for a concert, April 21. Photo supplied
Dan Craven brings his band to the Flying Canoe in Courtenay for a concert, April 21. Photo supplied
Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents Indigo Jazz at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay, April 7. File photo

Indigo Jazz will be making up for lost time at April 7 performance

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record One of the lovely qualities of…

Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents Indigo Jazz at the Flying Canoe Pub in Courtenay, April 7. File photo
Jeff Agopsowicz plays at the Flying Canoe in Courtenay on Thursday, March 10. Photo via Facebook

Jazz trombonist Jeff Agopsowicz returns to Courtenay

By Malcolm Holt Special to the Record Thursday Night Jazz at The…

Jeff Agopsowicz plays at the Flying Canoe in Courtenay on Thursday, March 10. Photo via Facebook
Nanaimo’s Marty Steele Quartet will bring his quartet to the Flying Canoe in Courtenay, on Feb. 24. Photo by Bill Jorgensen

Marty Steele Quartet to get jazzy at the Flying Canoe in Courtenay

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record It’s almost two years to the…

Nanaimo’s Marty Steele Quartet will bring his quartet to the Flying Canoe in Courtenay, on Feb. 24. Photo by Bill Jorgensen
Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘I’m an Albertan’: Jazz legend Big Miller left swinging legacy in his adopted home

Clarence (Big) Horatius Miller was born in 1922 and grew up in Kansas

Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Ashley Wey, Hermann’s Jazz Club’s booking manager and longtime performer at the Victoria venue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club makes first and only pandemic plea amid struggles

Recent capacity restrictions have been the hardest yet on Island music institution

Ashley Wey, Hermann’s Jazz Club’s booking manager and longtime performer at the Victoria venue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Garden Stage at the Gardens at Anderton will be the site for a series of concerts put on by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Photo supplied

Series of jazz concerts slated for Anderton Gardens in Comox

Malcolm Holt Special to The Record After almost a year of inactivity…

The Garden Stage at the Gardens at Anderton will be the site for a series of concerts put on by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Photo supplied
Kwalikum Secondary School graduate Johannes Wallmann will release his ninth album, 'Elegy for an Undiscovered Species' on June 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island jazz musician Johannes Wallmann set to release 9th album

Trumpet star Ingrid Jensen of Nanaimo featured

Kwalikum Secondary School graduate Johannes Wallmann will release his ninth album, 'Elegy for an Undiscovered Species' on June 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)
COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

LISTEN: Quick turnaround for song penned by B.C. Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released
Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)
The Jon Miller Organ Quartet features Rob Cheramy, Jon Miller, Tony Denge and Monik Nordine. Photo supplied

Jon Miller Organ Quartet coming to Courtenay

The Jon Miller Organ Quartet is a top-rated jazz group based in…

  • Mar 3, 2020
The Jon Miller Organ Quartet features Rob Cheramy, Jon Miller, Tony Denge and Monik Nordine. Photo supplied
Latin American songstress Fernanda Cunha will play in Courtenay at the Avalanche Bar Feb. 27. Photo supplied.

Latin American music featured at next Georgia Straight Jazz Society show

Fernanda Cunha coming to Courtenay

  • Feb 25, 2020
Latin American songstress Fernanda Cunha will play in Courtenay at the Avalanche Bar Feb. 27. Photo supplied.
Harrison2 is a Toronto-based jass quartet featuring (from left) Harrison Vetro (drums), Harrison Argatoff (tenor saxophone), Mike Murley (tenor saxophone) and Steve Wallace (double bass). Photo supplied.

Toronto quartet Harrison2 coming to Courtenay

This week, Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents a wonderful group called Harrison2…

  • Feb 11, 2020
Harrison2 is a Toronto-based jass quartet featuring (from left) Harrison Vetro (drums), Harrison Argatoff (tenor saxophone), Mike Murley (tenor saxophone) and Steve Wallace (double bass). Photo supplied.
Larry Ayre (pictured) will be joined by Chad Pabianek and John Hyde for Thursday’s Georgia Straight Jazz Society show. Photo supplied.

Larry Ayre Trio serving up jazz in Courtenay

On Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Avalanche Bar and Grill, the Georgia…

  • Feb 4, 2020
Larry Ayre (pictured) will be joined by Chad Pabianek and John Hyde for Thursday’s Georgia Straight Jazz Society show. Photo supplied.
The Nanaimo Big Band is playing on Courtenay, Oct. 17. Photo supplied (Robert B. Ell)

Nanaimo Big Band coming to Courtenay

If you’re into big band music, this is the night for you.…

  • Oct 15, 2019
The Nanaimo Big Band is playing on Courtenay, Oct. 17. Photo supplied (Robert B. Ell)