Don’t be fooled by the small town name; the lineup of musicians at this weekend’s 23rd annual Kaslo Jazz Festival is full of award winning musicians, including Juno award recipient George Leach.
The festival will be extra special this weekend as Current Swell takes the floating stage at 9 p.m. on Friday night.
Hailing from Victoria the sexy group of men will wrap your mind and ears with a variety of beats with elements of folk, reggae and blues sometimes described as “surf rock”.
The group played last year at the Wapiti Music Festival in Fernie, where they preceded to captivate the entire crowd. If your lucky, they may serenade the audience with Brad’s Song, a lovely and touching tribute to their late fun-loving and colourful friend who passed away too young.
For those who haven’t heard them yet, now’s the chance to feel the magic of this indie rock sensation. They will get you dancing.
On Saturday, Matt Schofield will be on the floating stage. Schofield is a big name as he is now exploding on the international stage.
Organizers said, “We are lucky enough to have booked him for the Kaslo Jazz Festival in this narrow window of time, during which he is still within our reach. Soon, very soon, Schofield will be among those legends we could only dream of having live on the spectacular Kaslo Bay floating stage.”
There will be a free concert downtown today from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before George Leach opens the floating stage followed by Current Swell.
Don’t forget to check out the Saturday and Sunday morning workshops which start at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Langham Centre and the United Church.
More music will be on stage and there will be children’s activities at the kids’ tent. What could be a better way to enjoy the summer heat by the shores of Kootenay Lake. Day passes are available at the gate, weekend passes are not.
Get your tickets at kaslojazzfest.com.