ZMF Trio in Vancouver Area

An AMN favorite, ZMF Trio is playing in (I think) the Vancouver area.

Fans of avant-garde jazz will be treated to a very special concert at Joe’s Garage next Tuesday.

International jazz recording artists the ZMF Trio, featuring Jesse Zubot on violin from Vancouver, Jean Martin on drums from Toronto and New York’s Joe Fonda on bass, will play one night only.

Their music straddles the line somewhere between old-school free jazz, contemporary improvisation, the blues and standard composition.

Zubot is a founding member of renowned acoustic instrumentalists Zubot and Dawson, and The Great Uncles of the Revolution.

Both groups are Juno Award winners. Zubot’s recent solo release, Dementia, was described by Paris Transatlantic magazine as “… the kind of thing that could permanently alter your neurons.”

Martin’s unique drumming style has enabled him to work with great artists such as Mark Dresser, Don Byron and John Oswald. Fonda is an accomplished international jazz artist who has performed with his own ensembles and as a sideman with Archie Shepp, Kenny Barron and Leo Smith.

This not-to-be-missed concert begins at 9 p.m. June 26 at Joe’s Garage, located at 115 Fifth St. in Courtenay.

Advance tickets are $15 available at Joe’s, Tarbell’s, Orbitz and Bop City Records. Contact Vig at 336-8166.