BEST JAZZ BAND
joyce & gord
I have to admit I had no idea who this was until you told me how much you love them. Joyce and Gord are an older married couple—I’m told they’ve either been married 50 years or they just met five years ago—who travel back and forth between Maui and Canada, where they have a restaurant. They play cocktail-cabaret-ish jazz and swing standards, with Gord switching between upright bass and sax, while Joyce plays piano and sings. They’ve performed all over the island, including Capische? and the now-defunct, Le Creperie. And I’ve heard they’re quite delightful.
runner-up: north shore sextet (SC)