CJB Header Looking AheadWednesday, April 2nd, 2014


A N N O U N C E M E N T S !


The 29th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is pleased to announce Artists appearing at
Fortune Sound Club

Tickets on sale Saturday, April 5th at 10 AM at
www.northerntickets.com or call 604 569-1144.
Box office at 918 Granville St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2


Fortune Sound Club Series


Yamantaka//Sonic Titan
with Sun Killer

Friday, June 20 Fortune Sound Club @ 8pm $25 +SC

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood "Yamantaka//Sonic Titan are one of the most exciting bands on the planet." – NOW Magazine

Leaders of the new Canadian vanguard, Polaris Prize shortlisters and JUNO nominees YT//ST are next-level art-rockers who negotiate cultural dynamics (founders Alaska B and Ruby Kato Attwood share Asian-Canadian heritage) through hypnotic soundscapes, noise, heavy psyche-rock, performance art, and elaborate staging in giant monochrome paper sets. Focused, yet thrillingly transcendent, theirs is a hybrid art they call "Noh-wave", winking at both traditional Japanese theatre and the brash, gritty abandon of the late-70's New York experimental scene. A sensory feast of sights and sounds.

Royal Canoe
with Copilots

Saturday, June 21 Fortune Sound Club @ 8pm $17 + SC

HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT "There's a kaleidoscopic effect to Royal Canoe's music; their myriad sounds and influences are thrown into a vessel that spits it back out in remarkably hypnotic patterns." – Exclaim!

Calling to mind the bent pop delicacies of Flaming Lips, 4am weirdo funk and R&B, and delightfully warped hip hop, Winnipeg's Royal Canoe have an engaging cohesiveness, despite influences more wide-ranging than a year's worth of Manitoba weather. Blending electronic and acoustic sounds, a telepathic pair of drummers, blissful synth flourishes, and some seriously wiggy vocal effects, the 2014 JUNO Award nominees get the blood moving better than a cloud of black flies.

King Khan & the Shrines
with Red Mass

Tuesday, June 24 Fortune Sound Club @ 9pm $20 + SC

Arturo Sandoval King Khan & the Shrines is more than a psychedelic soul band with a spectacle of a stage show. They are a cult musical phenomenon with more than 10 years of international touring, multiple studio albums and a fan base of fervent punk, soul, free jazz, and garage rock heads. Leading this fierce line-up of musicians is Berlin-based King Khan, a "sleazy spiritual" (Spin), over-the-top front man—equal parts James Brown, Sun Ra, and Andy Kaufman—who is more than ready to kick start a sweltering, swaggering dance party complete with rip-roaring horn lines, southern-fried guitar riffs and hypnotic melodies.

Quantic Live
with Cassette Merchant

Saturday, June 28 Fortune Sound Club @ 8pm $20 + SC

Jill BarberProlific and dazzlingly talented DJ/producer/multi-instrumentalist Will Holland (Alice Russell, Nickodemus) “comes at music from every conceivable angle: producer, listener, record collector, musician, and DJ. As Quantic, he brings all of those angles together into a relentlessly funky sound that seamlessly mixes live playing, programming, and sampling.” (Pitchfork). His groove-laden Quantic project blends live instrumentation with samples from his arsenal of one-off custom vinyl. With funk, soul, jazz, and Afrobeat, plus Latin influences from his current home base of Colombia, Quantic “puts it down for the funk, and the funk reciprocates.” (LA Weekly)

Tickets at www.northerntickets.com

Telephone at 604 569-1144.
Toll Free in North America at 1 855 551-9747
Box office at 918 Granville Street in Vancouver.


Jazz Wrapper

As you've undoubtedly noticed, there are a lot of artist announcements being made for the Jazz Festival these days. In the coming weeks, there will be even more talent information. So many bands, so many decisions to be made as to who to go see. Obviously, some of you will be very familiar with certain performers but not with all of them. That's where we can help you navigate through the diverse and wide ranging choices that make Vancouver's Jazz Festival so rich and rewarding yet a little daunting. Every Tuesday afternoon between 2:30 - 5pm yours truly hosts a state-of-the-art jazz radio show called "The Wild Years" on CFRO 100.5 FM and available on live stream at www.coopradio.org (follow the links). In the weeks and months ahead I'll be providing in depth previews of many of the artists and bands appearing at this year's Festival. Drop in for a listen and you may discover a world of music you weren't aware of, and by the same token, you'll hear the latest recordings of artists you're well acquainted with already. In addition, make sure to check out the Festival's web site (vanjazzfest.ca) and go to the artist pages to hear the latest audio samples. And remember - just three short months to show time at the Festival!
And that's a w(rap).

John Orysik
Co-Founder/Media Director

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Coastal Jazz & Blues
The 29th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival will take place June 20 to July 1st, 2014 and is produced by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

Contact: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, 2nd Floor, 295 West 7th Ave,
Vancouver, BC. Canada V5Y 1L9 Tel: 604 872 5200 Fax: 604 872 5250