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Jazz Around the Island (April 1 -11)

March 31, 2010

Guitarist Bill Coon appears with bassist Ken Lister and vocalist Dale Graham in Courtenay on Friday, April 9

Vocalist Miranda Sage returns to Victoria from an Alberta tour with two shows at Hermann’s on Friday, Apr. 2 and Saturday, April 3. Sage will appear with Don Thompson on piano, Ken Lister on bass, Roy Styffe on sax and Dan Brubeck on drums. Sage and this stellar quartet will perform material from Daydream, her most recent album, a classy mix of standards, Latin tunes, and original material. The album has been getting international airplay and was critically well received. Promises to be a very high quality show. (8pm)

Also on Friday night, guitarist Steve Grebanier performs with his trio at the Heron Rock Bistro with Kelby MacNayr guesting on drums. Grebanier favours a more contemporary repertoire, including tunes by Stevie Wonder, The Police, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and The Kinks. Should be a good one. (7:30 pm/no cover)

Guitarist Bill Coon pays a visit to Vancouver Island, performing with vocalist Dale Graham and bassist Ken Lister at Joe’s Garage in Courtenay on Friday, April 9. Coon is an outstanding guitarist, one of the best in the country, and has extensive experience backing elite vocalists from Karin Plato to Denzal Sinclare. With support like that and Ken Lister’s Juno-award winning work on bass, Graham, who has been developing a following in the Comox Valley, is sure to offer an outstanding evening of music. (8pm/$15)

The Jazz Vespers folks at St. John’s United in Deep Cove are getting ready to welcome Trombone Mayhem on Sunday, April 11. This spirited group fronted by Nick LaRiviere and Jeff Agopsowicz on trombones and backed by pianist Karel Roessingh, bassist Sean Drabitt and drummer Josh Dixon should raise the roof of the comfortable and intimate space at St. John’s. Well worth taking in! (7pm/freewill offering).

More to come….

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