GZAL jazz series honours an icon

The Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge (GZAL) jazz series continues this Wednesday evening, March 20, with a live musical tribute to the great Louie “Satchmo” Armstrong.

You are in for a musical treat as the six-person Valley All Stars Band from the Comox Valley performs.

Enjoy standards and hits made famous by Satchmo such as When the Saints Go Marching In, Hello Dolly, Sweet Georgia Brown and many more.

The Valley All-stars Band includes some of Vancouver Island’s finest musicians, collaborating to honour a brilliant musician and entertainer with accurate renditions of tunes as laid down by this icon of jazz.

The GZAL Jazz series supports local student musicians with opportunities to perform with all bands featured in the Jazz Series, and directs part proceeds to the local student music programs.

Tickets ($20) are available online at www.gzalounge.com.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the performance at 7 p.m.

Concession sale proceeds in support of the local chapter of Ovarian Cancer Research.

GZAL Jazz Series performances are on the first and thirdWednesdays of the month, with the venue at No. 8, 464 Island Highway South, Parksville.

NOTE: We’ve got two tickets to give away to Wednesday’s show. To enter to win, simply email ‘tickets’ to editor@pqbnews.com.

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