The Georgia Straight Jazz Society marks the 2022-23 season opener on Thursday, September 8 at the Flying Canoe Pub with the Jeff Agopsowich Band.
This is the first of a 37-performance season, which runs until May 25.
For more details, visit www.georgiastraightjazz.comand select “calendar”.
We opened a short spring season in February, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, by inviting local trombonist Jeff Agopsowich and his band to play the opening act. It was such a hit and drew many jazz-starved fans that we asked Agopsowich to return to open the full season.
“The spirit of innovation will be alive and strong in the original compositions and arrangements of jazzy tunes composed and arranged by Jeff Agopsowicz and bandmate Wally Peterson,” said Agopsowich.
The group will be rounded out by several Comox Valley musicians, as well as Qualicum musicians who have been part of Jeff’s regular music jam therapy.
This includes the superb musical styles of Rachel Cooper and Tony Morrison on saxophone. Mike Eddy will fill in the notes while tickling the ivories. Wally Peterson plans to storm his bass as the leader of the Agopsowich band slips on the trombone. Wayne’s groovy swing on drums “makes us run away from places,” says Agopsowich. You may also spot Steve Wallace on bass as a special guest.
Admission is $15 for Jazz Society members, $20 for non-members. Annual subscriptions ($15) will also be available. All are payable in cash or by credit card.
If you love your live jazz, this is your chance to make a good habit of listening to great music every week and helping the Georgia Straight Jazz Society pursue its goal of maintaining the best live jazz culture in Colombia. British Columbia, providing opportunities for , out-of-province and international artists to showcase their wares. Try. You’ll be glad you did.
Malcolm Holt is the President of the Georgia Straight Jazz Society