Jazzing it up at the Zocalo

Forbidden Jazz Trio returns

to Zocalo Café for an evening

performance on Friday, May 9.

Featuring Jake Masri on

trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocals,

Mike Eddy on keyboards, and

Grahame Edwards on bass,

they strive to reach audiences

of all ages by performing a

wide variety of timeless jazz

standards and original compositions.

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.

Keyboard master Michael

Eddy is a welcome addition to

the trio, replacing Jim Chew

on guitar.

Although relatively new to

the valley, Eddy has collaborated

with many fantastic musicians

over the past few years,

including those in the Lensmen,

Jazztet, DMN, Ralph Barrat

and the Sharp Seven, and

the CR Big Band.

Aside from both acoustic

and electric bass, Edwards also

plays percussion and trumpet.

He has appeared with countless

local ensembles and productions

in every genre from

choral to musical theatre, classical

to big band jazz. His first

musical love, however, lies with

improvised music and he enjoys

playing and composing his own

jazz tunes.

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 theatre to

Afro-Cuban/New Orleans, and

Bebop styles. His passion for

jazz can be directly linked to

artists such as Herb Alpert,

Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and

Arturo Sandoval.

Since moving to Comox in

2002, Jake has appeared with

Quintessence Brass; 6th Street,

Jazztown, and Jazz Noir combos;

Sounds of 17, Georgia

Straight, Arrowsmith, and CR

Big Bands; Zandhunga Latin

Combo, Strathcona Symphony

Orchestra, and Just in Time

Jazz Choir.

Music commences at 7 p.m.

and admission is by donation.

For more info and reservations,

please contact Zocalo Café and

Gallery at 250 331 0933, or

drop by the corner of 5th Street

and Cliffe

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