Forbidden Jazz plays at the Coachman Pub on Sunday.

Coachman serves up combo

Forbidden Jazz headlines the Coachman Pub this Sunday afternoon

Forbidden Jazz headlines the Coachman Pub this Sunday afternoon.

Featuring Jake Masri on trumpet, flugelhorn, amd vocals, Grant McLellan on guitar, Grahame Edwards on bass and Neil Clark on drums, they appeal to audiences of all ages by showcasing a wide variety of timeless jazz standards plus originals.

Representing more than four decades of experience, their unique blend of voice, brass, and strings will weave their collective magic through three sets of entertaining music.

Filling the position of lead guitar is local favourite McLellan who has carved a niche for himself as a guitar teacher and musical sideman in numerous local groups of various cultural styles. Talented multi-instrumentalist Edwards plays acoustic and electric bass, percussion and trumpet. He has appeared with countless local ensembles in every genre from choral to musical theatre, big band jazz to classical.

A rare addition to the combo, Victoria born drummer Clark spent many years collaborating with some of its best local musicians as an active member of that jazz community. Since relocating to the Comox Valley in 1996, he has performed with musicians such as the Annie Siegel Band, Jazztet, and others. No stranger to the local music scene, Masri draws his inspiration from classical repertoire to musical theatre to Afro-Cuban/New Orleans, and Bebop styles. Since moving to Comox in 2002, Masri has appeared with several music groups.

The afternoon of jazz begins at 1 p.m. and admission is by donation. The kitchen will offer a lunch menu along with a wide selection of beverages. For more, contact the Royal Coachman Pub at 250 286-0231.