CJB Header Looking AheadWednesday, June 12, 2013


Only nine more days...

Only 9 more days until the worlds best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists come to town!
Make sure to download our 2013 Guide Book so you can plan ahead and get your daily dose of Vitamin J.

Tickets are now on sale for all the
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival shows.
Tickets can be purchased at www.northerntickets.com. Visit our website for full lineup details. www.vanjazzfest.ca

Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
“14-time Grammy Winner”

Sunday, June 30 @ 8 PM
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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Michael Kaeshammer
Michael Kaeshammer
“Often compared to Harry Connick Jr.”

Alex Cuba
and Alex Cuba - "Multiple Junos,
Latin Grammy, Latin Soul"

Friday, June 21 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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Bettye Lavette
Bettye LaVette
“Sexiest female vocalist alive.”
- Esquire

Saturday, June 22 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding
“Grammy Award for Best New Artist”

Sunday, June 23 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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Lee Fields
Lee Fields & the Expressions
“The heir to James Brown.”

Nick Waterhouse
Nick Waterhouse and his Tarots
“Garage rock grit meets rousing R&B”

Monday, June 24 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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The John Scofield Überjam Band
The John Scofield
Überjam Band

“Master jazz-rock guitarist”

Tuesday, June 25 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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Dr John and the Night Trippers
Dr John and the Night Trippers
“Grammy for Best Blues Album.”

Wednesday, June 26 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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David Murray Infinity Quartet featuring Macy Gray
David Murray Infinity Quartet
featuring Macy Gray

“All-Star Grammy winners”

Thursday, June 27 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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Red Baraat
Red Baraat
“Hard driving bhangra meets jazz,funk & hip hop”

Friday, June 28 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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Quincy Jones Presents
Nikki Yanofsky
“Canada’s hottest jazz-pop chanteuse”

Saturday, June 29 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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Shane Koyczan
Shane Koyczan
"The poet of our generation"

Sunday, June 30 @ 9 PM
Vogue Theatre

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Yamantaka//Sonic Titan
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan
“A Noh-wave sensory feast”

Sunday, June 23 @ 9 PM

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Nosaj Thing
Nosaj Thing
“Cinematic soundscapes and head-bobbing beats”

Thursday, June 27 @ 9 PM

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Innovation Series - Ironworks

Ticket Bundles

Choose any three shows from Innovation Series – Ironworks & Ironworks Late Night $36 + SC. Available online at www.northerntickets.ca exclusively. Search for Ironworks and select the three shows you want to see. Individual tickets will be available at the door only. Age restriction: 19 +

Please Note that Ticket Bundle quantities are limited.

French American Peace Ensemble featuring François Tusques

June 21 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm $25 + SC

The Parisian art scene of the late 60’s was a welcoming time for international music collaborations. Fast forward to 2013 - three renowned improvisers from the States will join the godfather of French free jazz, pianist François Tusques, to celebrate the cultural connections between France and America. Tusques recorded one of the first albums of wholly European improvised music – 1965’s “Free Jazz” – and played with a Who’s-Who of American jazz (Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry). He’ll be joined by New Orleans saxophone giant Kidd Jordan (Ray Charles, World Saxophone Quartet) and the almost psychic duo of William Parker "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time" (Village Voice) and Hamid Drake (Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark) “one of the best percussionists in improvised music” (All Music).


June 22 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm $25 + SC

Phronesis “One of the most exciting bands on the planet today!” - Jazzwise. Dizzying odd meter grooves, breakneck time changes, and breathtaking, top-of-the-rollercoaster group interplay are in abundance as Danish bassist Jasper Høiby’s fierce and muscular playing leads this UK-based trio—which has been dubbed “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST”—through fiendishly complex but accessible modern jazz. Høiby writes his intricate and athletic music without specific chords indicated allowing Ivo Neame’s lyrical piano to colour the agile polyrhythmic ventures of the bandleader and drummer Anton Eger. This daring trio holds audiences captive in the exhilarating now.

Didier Petit’s East-West Ensemble

June 23 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm $25 + SC

Didier Petit’s East-West Ensemble Masterful musicians combine free jazz with Eastern traditions. French cellist Didier Petit “shoots forth intense spirals of overwhelming emotion” (Allmusic.com) while often vocalizing over his full, polyphonic bowing. Rova Saxophone Quartet co-founder Larry Ochs has a voracious appetite for cutting-edge 20th Century music, from Cage to Coltrane. Savvy Festival-goers will remember Xu Fengxia voice/guzheng from her compelling 2012 performance with Black Lotos (Lucas Niggli). Miya Masaoka koto is a multi-disciplinary artist who investigates the natural world through idiosyncratic perspectives on sound. A leader in the French improv scene since the Seventies, clarinetist Sylvain Kassap has played with Barre Phillips, Evan Parker, and more.

Alan Jones Canadian All Star Sextet

June 25 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm + SC

Didier Petit’s East-West Ensemble Drummer Alan Jones (Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler) leads a band of all-star players that will have you screaming for...more! Saxophonists Phil Dwyer (Hugh Fraser, Randy Brecker) and Seamus Blake (John Scofield, Dave Douglas) are two of the most prodigiously talented players on the continent. Jon Ballantyne (Joe Lovano, Billy Hart) is a Juno award-winning pianist with a modern sensibility. Ingrid Jensen “plays trumpet with all the brilliance and fire of a true virtuoso” (Marian McPartland). Tom Wakeling (Arturo Sandoval, Lee Konitz) anchors the band on bass. Get set for dynamic post-bop with sophisticated melodies and a wonderful sense of buoyant excitement and infectious swing!

JUNE 24 Tom Lee Music Hall (Seamus Blake, Phil Dwyer, Alan Jones Workshop) @ 1pm Free

JUNE 25 Tom Lee Music Hall (Ingrid Jensen, Jon Ballantyne, Tom Wakeling Workshop) @ 1pm Free

Christian Wallumrød Ensemble

June 26 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm $25 + SC

Christian Wallumrød Ensemble A beguiling treat for the ears! This astounding chamber group creates an expansive, almost mystical music through the compositions of Norwegian keyboardist and ECM artist Christian Wallumrød. One of the leading young Norwegian creative musicians, Wallumrød’s “hymnal, luminously beautiful music” (The Guardian) evokes contemporary classical composers such as Morton Feldman and John Cage, Norwegian folk traditions, and cinematic sound sculpture. “The various traditions are all treated with respect, even when they’re deliciously subverted.” - Downbeat. With Gjermund Larsen violin/viola/hardanger, Eivind Lønning trumpet, Tove Törngren cello, Espen Reinertsen tenor sax, Per Oddvar Johansen drums/vibes.

Julian Arguelles Quartet

June 27 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm $25 + SC

Julian Arguelles Quartet “One is left almost speechless with admiration” - The Independent.
Award-winning British saxophonist Julian Arguelles is one of Europe’s finest musicians. A master of many idioms within the jazz sphere, Arguelles has a sound and style all his own. He’s lent his burnished tone to the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and collaborated with an impressive array of artists like Tim Berne, Dave Holland, and Carla Bley. This is a rare chance for Vancouverites to hear what the Georgia Straight called “the refined roar of one of the young lions of British jazz.” With Kit Downes piano, Sam Lasserson bass, James Maddren drums.

JUNE 27 Tom Lee Music Hall (Julian Arguelles workshop) 1pm Free

Silke Eberhard Trio

June 28 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm $25 + SC

Silke Eberhard Trio “Her mastery of both instruments is impressive, but so is her take on music: it is fun, it is light-footed, rhythmically and structurally complex, emotional and technically superb.” - Freejazz.
German saxophonist/clarinetist Silke Eberhard has an inclusive, far-reaching take on jazz performance that includes Ornette-influenced avant-bop and interdisciplinary work with theatre and dance artists. She has performed and/or recorded with Dave Burrell, Gerry Hemingway, Aki Takase, and Scotland’s NeWt Trio, among many others. This sharp trio featuring bassist Jan Roder and Kay Lübke drums is uncommonly committed to celebrating and developing the traditions of free jazz.

Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up

June 29 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm $25 + SC

Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up This sleek ensemble led by the textural, orchestral swing drumming of Tomas Fujiwara (Taylor Ho Bynum) crafts “an updated take on the Miles Davis 1960’s quintet idea” – All About Jazz. Made up of leading lights in the new generation of New York creative musicians, it is certainly one of the most out-and-out entertaining modern jazz groups working today. Episodic compositions morph as they progress through enigmatic but evocative logic, always allowing for invigorating group improvisation. With Mary Halvorson (“the most impressive guitarist of her generation” – All About Jazz. Brian Settles tenor saxophone, Michael Formanek (Tim Berne) bass, Jonathan Finlayson (“an incisive and often surprising trumpeter” - New York Times).

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil

June 30 Innovation Series - Ironworks @ 9pm $25 + SC

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil Alto saxophonist Tim Berne’s gritty, tough sound and next-level compositions that are featured on his current ECM recording Snakeoil had many critics placing the disc on their best of the year lists. Snakeoil signals a return to Berne’s rare ability to channel rigorous structure while still breathing the rarified air of freedom in his playing. Joined by drummer Ches Smith (Mr. Bungle, Marc Ribot), clarinetist Oscar Noriega (Jim Black), and pianist Matt Mitchell (Dave Douglas, John Hollenbeck), these meticulous craftsmen and artful improvisers take music far beyond the written page and into an expressive, magical sonic territory of exhilarating textural shifts, modular grooves, and serpentine, brain-twisting melodies.

Innovation Series - Ironworks Late Night


Distant Relatives featuring Alfred 23 Harth and Dylan van der Schyff

Friday, June 21 @ 11:30pm $12

Gordon Grdina Trio with Colin Stetson

Saturday, June 22 @ 11:30pm $12

Sylvain Kassap/Viviane Houle/
Stefan Smulovitz/Didier Petit

Sunday, June 23 @ 11:30pm $12

V. Vecker Ensemble

Friday, June 28 @ 11:30pm $12

Destroy Vancouver

Saturday, June 29 @ 11:30pm (co-presented with VIVO Media Arts) $12

Jason Adasiewicz Sun Rooms with François Houle

Sunday, June 30 @ 11:30pm $12

Innovation Series
Roundhouse Performance Centre


The Roundhouse Performance Centre Pass allows access to all seven shows Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 for $25 + SC. Available online at www.northerntickets.com or at Northern Tickets Box Office, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver.

Individual show tickets will only be available the day of show at the door for $5/$12 as indicated below.

Lina Nyberg Band

Saturday June 29 @ 1:30pm $5

Robots on Fire

Saturday June 29 @ 3:15pm $5

Peter Van Huffel’s GORILLA MASK

Saturday, June 29 @ 5pm $5

John Korsrud’s Hard Rubber Orchestra: 100 years of Jazz Orchestra featuring Jeffrey Zeigler

Saturday, June 29 @ 8pm $12

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb & Anat Fort

Sunday, June 30 @ 1:30pm $5

Alberto Braida & François Houle

Sunday, June 30 @ 3:15pm $5

Lisa Cay Miller Quartet – SOS Songs

Sunday, June 30 @ 5pm $5

Performance Works Series


Vijay Iyer Trio

“Thoroughly modern jazz virtuoso”
June 21 Performance Works @ 7:30pm $35 + SC

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Carmen Souza

“World soul music for the 21st century”
June 22 Performance Works @ 7:30pm $35 +SC

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Vieux Farka Touré (Two shows)

“The Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara”
June 23 Performance Works @ 7:30 & 10pm $35 + SC

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An Evening with Gregory Porter

“Equal parts Bill Withers and Nat King Cole”
June 24 Performance Works @ 7:30pm $35 + SC

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Youn Sun Nah & Ulf Wakenius Duo

“A tantalizing cross between Björk and Melody Gardot”

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Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet

“Grounded in deep groove and willfully uncomplicated melodies”
June 26 Performance Works @ 7:30pm $35 + SC

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Courtney Pine presents: HOUSE OF LEGENDS

“Award winning British saxophonist can’t be pinned down to any genre for long”
June 27 Performance Works @ 7:30pm $35 + SC

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Patricia Barber Trio

“Conspicuously literate and restlessly inventive” - The New Yorker
June 28 Performance Works @ 7:30pm $35 + SC

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Quincy Jones Presents: Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

“One of the most prolific and gifted jazz pianists of the 21st century.” - Quincy Jones
June 29 Performance Works @ 7:30pm $35 + SC

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Jazz Wrapper

We know the festival is on the near horizon when our Coastal Jazz blog shifts into overdrive. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve put up posts that will help you gain a deeper contextual overview of various elements in our extensive program.


Recent posts now online cover:

1/ Old school soul shows at the Vogue; with Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields and Dr. John & the Nite Trippers

2/ Spotlight on French Jazz (in two parts); French American Peace Ensemble, Didier Petit’s East-West Ensemble and two young French piano trios

3/ Made in the UK Series (also in two parts) looks at the music of Soweto Kinch, Phronesis, Courtney Pine and Julian Arguelles

We’ll be posting every couple of days (with occasional guest bloggers) so make sure you check back regularly. You can follow us on Twitter or for a behind the scenes look I’m at @ken_pickering (no RSS feed on the blog) Facebook

See you at the festival!

Ken Pickering,
Artistic Director


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The 28th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is produced by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.

The 28th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival runs from June 21 - July 1, 2013. Tickets at www.northerntickets.com or by calling 604.569.1144 or at Northern Tickets Box Office, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver.

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