Dale Graham draws listeners in with her personable style and smooth, warm voice. She moves right in to the heart of a song, fully committing to a poignant ballad like Blame It On My Youth, then switching up to the playful swing of Cole Porter’s It’s DeLovely, or a light-hearted Brazilian samba like O Pato. Dale’s combination of artistry, craft and entertaining style has garnered her a strong following.
John Hyde has been a freelance bassist since 1972. Formerly Artistic Director of the Jazz Studies Program at Mount Royal College, and past President of the Calgary Musicians’ association, he has numerous recording, arranging and producing credits with Amos Garrett, Sheri-D Wilson, The Tanya Kalmanovitch Trio, Senator Tommy Banks, Karl Roth, Tim Tamashiro, Jann Arden and many others. Visit johnhyde.com
Rick Husband plays guitar with harmonic insight and strong rhythmic command. In this trio setting, his fidelity to the feel of each tune shapes the arrangements beautifully. He brings a wealth of musical experience, having performed for many years in mainstream and trad jazz groups as well as big bands, in Victoria and the Comox Valley.
Indigo Jazz, based in the Comox Valley, features Dale Graham on vocals, John Hyde on bass, and Rick Husband on guitar. These veteran musicians come together to play engaging and entertaining jazz, focusing on strong melodies and rhythmic nuance. Their intimate, clean sound is perfectly suited to small halls, restaurants and private parties. For larger venues and special events, the trio teams with well-known area drummers, pianists, and horn players, creating an exciting sound while maintaining the trio expressiveness.
Each member of the trio is well known to local jazz afficianados, from regular and guest appearances with Jazz Noir, Jazztet, Blue Monks, Jenn Forsland Group, Anderson Jazz Syndicate, Sax and Violins, Georgia Straight Big Band, Swing Set and the Just In Time Vocal Jazz Choirs.
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