[VIDEO] SIRCH and Bonnieview Inn team up for community goals

Stan Russell and Tom Regina – soft jazz in a bluesy lakeside setting

By Terrance Gavan – BonnieView Inn – Lake Kashagawigamog

Jazz standards.

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Stan Russell (left) and Tom Regina at play. Photo by the Gavinator!

Sounds like an oxymoron. You know.  Jazz that most esoteric of sound stylings is supposed to be free form, uncharted, musically innovative and popped with a wee bit of the free-wheelin snap of the Duke, Bird, Ella and Ray.

But this is the world we live in. Where free-bird becomes anthemic and old jazz is revered for its now entrenched grace.

And if you want two guys who play the standards like they own them?

Go no further than the Bonnieview Inn.

That’s where I was last Sunday. Listening with a nice crowd on a stunning night. The audience each paid $20 for the pleasure of Stan and Tom’s company as they floated through some of those old jazz crumpets. Ella and Duke and probably no Billie Holliday, but that’s okay.

The night was bluesy, warm and funky as it can get on a Sunday on Kash. The motorboats thank god had all gone to bed early.

No mosquitoes had descended and the patrons?

Ah well the patrons sat enchanted with a sunset painting prisms on their backsides.

More important?

Well more important dear knuckleheads was the fact that Andrea Hagarty – a co-owner of the BonniView Inn – took the hit on the band and the delicious appetizers in favor of SIRCH, a group that does an amazing amount of community work here in Haliburton County.

We all know about SIRCH and all those $20 entry fees went to a great cause.

We at Haliburton News are certainly supportive of all that good stuff SIRCH does.

Congratulations and thanks SIRCH, Bonnieview and Russell and Regina for the jazz and that friendly night on the patio.

Get gav at gav@pardontheeruption.com / twitter.com/terrancegavan