FORBIDDEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AT ZOCALO CAFÉ
ON July 15 (or LOCAL TRIO OFFERS AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE PLUS ACCESSIBILITY or/
LOCAL TRIO FEATURES GRAHAME EDWARDS AT ZOCALO CAFE)
Forbidden Jazz Trio returns to Zocalo Café
on Fri, July 15. The group, consisting of
Jake Masri on trumpet & vocals, Jeff Drummond on guitar, & Grahame
Edwards on upright bass, hope to reach audiences of all ages by performing jazz
standards from the Great American Songbook. Together they represent more than 4
decades of experience & their unique blend of voice, brass, & strings, promise
to weave their collective magic through 2 sets of entertaining music.
A recent addition to the Comox Valley, Jeff
Drummond obtained his Diploma in Jazz Performance from Mount Royal College in 1995. He went on to perform throughout Canada &
the UK., touring with many different artists in a variety of musical
genres. Drummond has also appeared on national
radio and television programs, produced and engineered countless albums, and played
with many well known artists. In total,
he has accumulated over 20 years as a music educator, which contributes towards
a high demand for his skills & services.
Presently, Jeff performs & tours with a Calgary based band called
Sinistrio. Comprised of B3 organ, lead
guitar & drums, they bring together modern jazz & retro soul with a
unique texture of tone & richness.
To sample their music, browse the web @ www.sinistriomusic.com.
Talented multi instrumentalist Grahame
Edwards studied music at the University of British Columbia and holds a Diploma
in Fine Arts from the University of Calgary.
Aside from electric & acoustic bass, Grahame also plays percussion
& trumpet. He has appeared with countless
local ensembles & productions in every genre from choral to musical
theatre, big band jazz to classical. His
first musical love, however, lies with improvised music and he enjoys playing
& composing his own jazz tunes. In
addition to performing, Grahame has taught both privately & in the Campbell
River School District, and enjoys sharing his love of music through conducting
workshops & clinics. Over the years,
he has studied with many respected Jazz musicians including Don Clarke, Phil
Nimmons, Chris Nelson, and Paul Horn.
No stranger to the local music scene, Jake
Masri draws his inspiration from classical repertoire to musical theater to
Afro-Cuban/New Orleans, and Bebop styles.
His passion for jazz is directly linked to artists such as Harry James,
Miles Davis, Chet Baker, & Arturo Sandoval.
As a performance major at VCC, UVIC, & UBC, Jake studied trumpet
with Boyd Hood, Gerald Gerbrecht, & trombonist, Dave Robbins. His studies in jazz exposed him to pros such
as Mike Herriot, Bill Clarke, & Hugh Fraser during the local CYMC summer
program. Among his favorite vocal
instructors are Ann Mortifee, Rhiannon, Ysaye Barnwell, & Wendy Nixon
Stothert. Since moving to Comox in 2002,
Jake has appeared with Quintessence Brass; 6th Street, Jazztown,
& Jazz Noir combos; Sounds of 17, Georgia Straight, Arrowsmith, & CR
Big Bands; Strathcona Symphony Orchestra, and Just in Time Jazz Choir.
We invite you to join us for a casual,
entertaining evening of jazz. Music
commences at 7:30 and admission is by donation.
As well as A NEW DINNER MENU, the kitchen offers a variety of sweet & savory dishes plus beverages
(including alcohol). For more info,
please contact Zocalo Café & Gallery
@ 250 331 0933, or simply drop by the corner of 5th Street and
Cliffe Ave. in downtown Courtenay (zocalocafe.ca.)