Revisit Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Some Well known Valley jazz musicians will be on hand for the Herb Alpert tribute at The Little Red Church. - Submitted
Some Well known Valley jazz musicians will be on hand for the Herb Alpert tribute at The Little Red Church.
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The Beltone Jazz Series continues this Thursday at 7:30, with a tribute to “Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass”, one of the most successful bands of 20th century music, selling more than 72 million albums worldwide.

In a testament to its iconic status, 50 years later, the Tijuana Brass sound remains fresh today. Take in a great evening of music and enjoy the sounds of Herb Alpert’s greatest hits, like Spanish Flea, The Lonely Bull, Taste of Honey … to name a few.

This tribute band last played to full house performances at the Elks Lounge, so get your tickets early.

The band consists of some of the Valley’s best musicians.

On guitar is Rick Husband, who has performed extensively in big bands and combos, including Indigo Jazz, the Jenn Forsland Group, Jazztet, Jazz Noir and the CR Big Band.

On keyboard is Michael Eddy, holder of the distinguished “Associate of Piano Performance”. Edy is a highly skilled and very active local musician and performs with The Lensmen, Jazztet, DMN & Friends and Ralph Barrat & The Sharp Seven.

On drums is Neil Clark, who has worked with some of the best musicians in the Victoria jazz scene. Neil has extensive experience performing on cruise ships, supporting professional entertainers, while cruising the world.

On the bass is multi-talented Grahame Edwards, who is equally skilled in acoustic and electric bass. Grahame also plays percussion and trumpet. Graham is a major contributor to the local music scene and well known for his fine musicianship with The Wire Choir, Jenn Forsland Group, Just in Time Choir, to name a few.

Local musician Michael Johnson will be playing the valve trombone and trumpet. Raised in Wisconson, Michael also specializes in guitar and has toured professionally. Michael also performs with the Latin dance band Luzna, as well as the acoustic/electric collaboration with Jim Papp in the Fabulous Mutts.

Also on trumpet is the very talented Jake Masri, who drew early years inspiration from the music of the Tijuana Brass. Jake’s passion for music and trumpet is rooted in the brilliance of artists such as Harry James, Miles Davis and Chet Baker. A veteran of the local music scene, Jake has been a major contributor to the success of 6th Street, Quintessence Brass, Forbidden Jazz, Campbell River Big Band, Strathcona Symphony and the Luzna Dance band.

Opening Act ! ...” Serendipity Jazz”  featuring vocalist Jackie Lambeth and Ken Newman on piano will open the evening.

The Beltone Jazz Series is a family friendly venue, located at The Little Red Church hall in Comox. Tea, coffee, soft beverages and goodies, by donation to the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society.

The Beltone Jazz Series is presented with the generous support of Jeff and Sharon Germain, owner of Beltone Hearing Care Centres.

Advance tickets are $10 and available at Bop City in Courtenay and The Red Carpet Boutique in Comox. Doors open at 7 and performance begins at 7:30.


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