Hot on the heels of our recent marquee shows announcement, we’re bringing you another batch of exceptional performances slated for this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. These shows are a buffet of divergent musical styles, an eclectic stew you can sink your teeth into.
The festival is the perfect time to get a taste of the crème-de la-crème of resident and international jazz artists, and to experience what’s cooking on the jazz scene.
Hiromi: The Trio Project (with Alicia Hansen)
Fri, June 24 @ 8PM
Oliver Jones Trio (with Oliver Gannon Quartet)
Wed, June 25 @ 8PM
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band (with Steve Hill)
Mon, June 27 @ 8PM
Joe Lovano Classic Quartet (with Matt Choboter Trio)
Tues, June 28 @ 8PM
Gregory Porter (with Bruno Hubert Trio)
Sat, July 2 @ 8PM
Christ Church Cathedral
Jacky Terrasson Trio
Mon, June 27 @ 7:30PM
Tord Gustavsen Hymns and Visions with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad
Wed, June 29 @ 7:30PM
Common Grounds: Alan Matheson Septet and Pacific Baroque Orchestra – Alexander Weimann Music Director
Thurs, June 30 @ 7:30PM
Thurs, March 24 @ 8PM
TICKETS! Advance $15/$10; Door $20/$15
Renowned jazz pianist Anthony Davisreturns to the Western Front for a solo concert. An award winning composer of orchestral works and film scores, Davis was deemed “A National Treasure” for his pioneering work in opera, notably X: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X. His appearance here 30 years later marks the Front’s second archival LP release featuring performances by Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil and John Kameel Farahfrom 1985 to present. Eric Metcalfe’s artwork graces the album cover of this important historical release. LP available at the concert for a special price of $15 (available for $20 from March 25th on).
BORN TO BE BLUE
Vancity Theatre, March 25-31
Chet Baker had a horn that dripped honey and a face like James Dean - and the heroin habit to match. Less a conventional biopic than a bitter-suite, melancholy tone poem, Robert Budreau's portrait of an artist hovering between greatness and oblivion, love and despair, is very possibly the finest jazz movie of the decade. As the avatar of West Coast cool, Ethan Hawke has never been better. Read More
Frankie’s this Week!
Thurs, March 17 @ 8PM
Fri, March 18 @ 8PM
Sat, March 19 @ 8PM
Two Much Guitar
Sun, March 20 @ 8PM