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Jazz Trio returns to Zo

GUITARIST JIM CHEW will be joined Friday at the Zocalo by the other two members of the Forbidden Jazz Trio. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
GUITARIST JIM CHEW will be joined Friday at the Zocalo by the other two members of the Forbidden Jazz Trio.
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The Forbidden Jazz Trio returns to Zocalo Café for an evening performance this Friday.

Representing more than four decades of experience, their unique blend of voice, brass, and strings will weave their collective magic through two sets of entertaining music.

Joining the trio on lead guitar is Jim Chew.

Over the past 35 years, Jim has explored all areas of music — from trios to show bands, both live and in the studio. Jim resides in Campbell River and frequently performs with a wide variety of local talented musicians including keyboard master and vocalist Ralph Barrat.

Talented multi-instrumentalist Grahame Edwards studied music at the University of B.C. and holds a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Calgary. Aside from acoustic and electric bass, Grahame also plays percussion and trumpet.

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.

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.

Music commences Friday at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by donation.

For more information, contact Zocalo Café & Gallery at 250-331-0933, visit www.zocalocafe.ca or drop by the corner of Fifth and Cliffe in downtown Courtenay.

— Forbidden Jazz Trio

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