Coachman jazzes it up on Sunday

Silk Pajamas is a group of seasoned performers hailing from the Comox Valley and will perform at the Royal Coachman’s Sunday Jazz

Silk Pajamas is a group of seasoned performers hailing from the Comox Valley and will perform at the Royal Coachman’s Sunday Jazz session Nov. 9.

They feature Anne Johnstone on vocals, backed by Danny Bereza on guitar and Ian Parsons on Flugelbone.  They are influenced by the great jazz musicians of the forties and fifties.

Anchored by icons such as Ella Fitzgerald, Clark Terry and Wes Montgomery, they love to play jazz standards.

Versatility is the name of the game, however, and they are equally comfortable with blues, latin, rock n roll and even a little bit country.  Bereza and Parsons learned their trade with the iconic Northernairs Dance band in Whitehorse, Yukon during the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Reuniting in the Comox Valley quite by accident many years later, they teamed up with Ann Johnstone.  Johnstone hails from Ontario, where she spent many years as a lead vocalist with well known dance bands. Together they present a chemistry that permeates their audiences in a very positive way.

The music starts at 1 p.m. and admission is by donation.