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Jazz Around the Island (March 5-11)

March 4, 2010

The big event this week is the 29th Anniversary Celebration for Hermann’s Jazz Club, featuring vocalist Joe Coughlin and Friends at a very special Saturday night birthday bash. The “friends” are a veritable who’s who of west coast jazz greats, including Pat Coleman, Bob Murphy, Ken Lister, Buff Allen, Bruce Hurn, and special guest Phil Dwyer. This promises to be a superb, not-to-be-missed show. Better get your reservations soon (7:30 pm/$15).

For trad jazz fans, the celebrations continue on Sunday with the Al Pease Show(4:30 pm/$10).

On Friday night at Hermann’s you can catch the Gerry Hebert Quartet, a group from Calgary that bills itself as having a “lush, layered and driving style” and “a slight western flavour within a jazz tradition.” Hebert is very active on the Calgary jazz scene as a performer, educator, and arts administrator and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. The group features Hebert on sax, Aaron Young on guitar, Simon Fisk on bass and Jon May on drums. (8pm/$15/$10).

St. John’s United in Deep Cove welcomes the Peter Dent Trio to their monthly Jazz Vespers on Sunday. Dent will be joined by drummer Mike Griner and bassist Alex Olson. Dent has worked with many name musicians, including Oliver Jones, Neil Swainson and Terry Clarke. Should be a good one. (7pm/freewill offering).

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society continues its Thursday night Jazz Club at the Elks Hall in Courtenay. Jilli Martini and Friends appear on March 11. (7:30 pm/no cover).

This is just a taste of the great jazz happening around the Island. For events in your area, click the “Venues” button at the top of the page where you’ll find links to various venues offering jazz.

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