The city’s quintessential jazz band BlueNote will be playing at the Loon’s Halloween Party on Oct. 31. The evening includes a dinner and a dance. Tickets are available at the Laughing Loon. The band includes Richard Butters (left) on alto sax

The city’s quintessential jazz band BlueNote will be playing at the Loon’s Halloween Party on Oct. 31. The evening includes a dinner and a dance. Tickets are available at the Laughing Loon. The band includes Richard Butters (left) on alto sax

BlueNote Halloween bash plans for spooky fun

The city’s popular jazz band BlueNote is playing for a dinner and dance Halloween Party at the Laughing Loon on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The city’s popular jazz band BlueNote is playing for a dinner and dance Halloween Party at the Laughing Loon on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Tickets are available at the Loon.

“We’re looking forward to the Halloween party and hope that the spookiest night of the year will attract ‘zombies, fairies and fantasy creatures’ alike,” says lead singer Carmen Mutschele.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the Laughing Loon or from band members.

After enjoying the company of Glenn Robson on trumpet for a year BlueNote is back to being a quartet with Rudy Wassenaar on keyboard, Michael Fait on drums, Richard Butters on alto-saxophone and Carmen Mutschele on vocals, but continues to welcome the odd guest musician to play with them.

Mutschele says the band has been adding more upbeat tunes to their repertoire lately for events where people want to kick up their heels and dance.

“We’ve also added the odd Latin tune to our repertoire,” Mutschele says.

Last weekend the band played their first out of town show for the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards ceremony in Merritt which was a ton of fun, she adds.

“It a beautiful event, the organizers had done a fabulous job setting the scene and the whole band drove down to Merritt for the weekend.”

The Laughing Loon and BlueNote are also hosting two Christmas dinner and dance parties for small businesses on Dec. 4 and 5.

“After Halloween we will be pulling some beautiful Christmas tunes out of our song ‘vault’ to get into the spirit of the season,” Mutschele says. “Hard to believe Christmas is just two months away.”

Mutschele says the band is looking forward to recording an album some time in the future, but has no concrete plans for the endeavor at this point.

They are, however,  a talking about shooting a video and starting a website.

“Currently the best way to contact us is through a band member directly or look for BlueNote on facebook,” Mutschele says.

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