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“This well-known local quartet makes its first appearance of Georgia Straight Jazz Society’s 2011 season. It does so with a tinge of excitement: special guest John Hyde will be performing on standup bass. Hyde is a recent arrival in the Valley but has already made his chops well known here. He has been a freelance bassist since 1972 and has appeared with some of Canada’s most stellar jazz artists.”

“John Hyde is a newcomer to the Comox Valley, but his jazz experience runs deep. A former artistic director of jazz studies at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Hyde also has performance credits with the likes of Lee Konitz, Phil Nimmons, Marion McPartland, P.J. Perry, and Oliver Jones. This performance is his inaugural appearance at Thursday Jazz at the Elks. ”