Groovineers perform at Jazz Club

The Groovineers combine jazz with blues, rock and groove styles.

Local jazz band The Groovineers perform at the Revelstoke Jazz Club on Jan. 25. Photo: Revelstoke Jazz Club.

After a December hiatus, the Jazz Club is back next week, presenting the Groovineers on Thursday, Jan. 25.

The Groovineers are a locally based group rooted in Jazz but combining that with blues, rock and groove styles. Comprised of Darcy Purcell – guitar, Matt Yaki – drums, Dave Marfleet – bass and Carl Laurence – horns and keys, the band has played in Revelstoke for a number of years in various forms of jazz based groups.

They are a dynamic group of players, covering a wide range of music. Matt and Dave come from the Jazz program at Humber College in Toronto and have established themselves as a fine rhythm team, combining well with Darcy’s mostly self taught approach to guitar. Carl, from Revelstoke but now residing in Nelson, fills out the rest with tasteful horn playing and keyboard riffs. The audience is sure enjoy our trip through the musical spectrum – there is something for everyone, from classics, standards with a twist to new school funk driven jazz.

The Jazz Club is located in the Selkirk Room at the Regent Hotel. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music runs from 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.