CJB Header Looking AheadWednesday, May 28th, 2014


is around the corner – DON'T MISS OUT!


Tickets are still available for a number of shows.
Buy early and avoid disappointment.

Bobby McFerrin

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June 22 Orpheum Theatre @ 8pm $65/60/55 + SC

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.


The Vogue Theatre Series


Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
with Gordon Grdina Trio

June 20 The Vogue Theatre @ 9pm $45/40 + SC

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood A powerhouse groove trio meets an electric jazz legend in this fiery summit of high wire improvs, adventurous funk, and psych-jazz. Keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin, and bassist Chris Wood are no strangers to collaboration, having worked with artists as diverse as John Zorn, Maceo Parker, and Natalie Merchant, but it's with jazz/rock guitar titan John Scofield that they've found their perfect fourth. Sharing a work hard/play hard aesthetic and a love of jazz, rock, avant-groove, New Orleans boogie, and Afro beat, these envelope-pushing badasses go from far out to right in the pocket.

HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT featuring Anthony Jackson (Bass) and Simon Phillips (Drums)
with Sekoya featuring Amalia

June 21 The Vogue Theatre @ 9pm $50/45 + SC

HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT "She's to the piano what Hendrix and Van Halen are to the guitar. Yeah, she's that good" – All About Jazz
Japanese pianist/composer Uehara Hiromi's highly complex but deeply emotional music goes from "heart to heart, not fingers to ears." Her virtuoso chops are perhaps only rivaled by her omnivorous musical curiosity and innovative spirit. With Anthony Jackson bass (Chick Corea, Steely Dan) and hard-hitting drummer Simon Philips (Al DiMeola, Jeff Beck), this fierce but playful trio blends percussive post-bop, proggy polyrhythms, mesmerizing counterpoint melodies, swing, and rock, all accompanied by Hiromi's joyful offhand vocalizations and gleeful bouncing off the piano bench!

An Evening with Arturo Sandoval

June 23 The Vogue Theatre @ 9pm $55/50 + SC

Arturo Sandoval "The man barely can contain all the music rushing out of him." – Chicago Tribune
A nine-time Grammy Award winner who also boasts Billboard Awards, an Emmy, and a US Presidential Medal of Freedom, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval helped revolutionize Cuban music in the 1970s as a member of Irakere. Mentored by the great Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval is a "blazing, technically flawless trumpeter [with a] supercharged tone" (All Music), whose unabashed love of jazz bursts forth in bebop and Cuban styles topped with dynamic trumpet fireworks. He's lent his delightfully boisterous playing to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Jill Barber
with Royal Wood

June 24 The Vogue Theatre @ 9pm $35/30 + SC

Jill Barber Jill Barber is the quintessential Canadian performer; she has won numerous awards, has been nominated for two JUNOs, and sings in both English and French. Whether evoking a café in Paris on her last release, Chansons, sipping champagne in a cocktail lounge on Mischievous Moon, or exchanging glances across a crowded room on the smash hit Chances, a Jill Barber performance, steeped in romance, takes you to the moon and back. On her new album, due out in June, Jill turns it up a notch, embracing Stax rhythms and a Philly soul backbeat to go along with her warm sultry vocals.

Maceo Parker
with the Night Crawlers featuring Dawn Pemberton

June 25 The Vogue Theatre @ 9pm $45/40 + SC

Maceo Parker "The funkiest sax player alive."—Chicago Tribune
Rhythmically charged funky horn bursts and soulful, gospel-tinged blues inflections are the hallmarks of Maceo Parker's sound. A longtime sideman for James Brown (20 years!) he has also lent his funk energy to George Clinton, retro-'70s disco darlings Dee-Lite, De La Soul, Prince, Ray Charles, Dave Matthews Band, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Whatever the context, one thing is certain: Maceo Parker is the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of funk in one golden thread. Don't miss Maceo's own die-hard groove band as they prove once again that you can't stop the funk.

Charles Lloyd Quartet
with Chris Gestrin Trio

June 27 The Vogue Theatre @ 9pm $55/50

 Charles Lloyd Quartet "One of the greatest saxophonists on the planet…never out of touch with his audience."—BBC Radio 3
Since 1960, Lloyd has lent his adventurous, lyrical sound to everyone from Cannonball Adderly and Keith Jarrett to The Beach Boys. His early experiments blending jazz and rock charted a path that led to the electric fusion of Miles Davis and Headhunters, while his exploration of spirituality and transcendental meditation added a new depth to his sound. Lloyd moves from hard swing to subtle ballads, blending gorgeous textures and Eastern influences. With Gerald Clayton piano, Joe Sanders bass, Gerald Cleaver drums.

An evening with Cassandra Wilson

June 29 The Vogue Theatre @ 9pm $50/45

Cassandra Wilson "Arguably the greatest living female jazz singer…her smoky alto bends almost everything to its will." – All Music Guide
Named "America's Best Singer" by Time Magazine, two-time Grammy Award-winning Cassandra Wilson first came to prominence through a leading role in Wynton Marsalis' Pulitzer Prize-winning work Blood on the Fields. Wilson's restless musical curiosity has seen her move the goalposts of vocal jazz. Blues, country, soul, rock, folk and even some hip hop techniques show off her "dark-treacle voice and precisely calibrated palette." (Telegraph). With Lonnie Plaxico bass, Brandon Ross guitar, John Cowherd keyboards, John Davis drums.

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.


Innovation Series


Ironworks & Roundhouse Performance Series

Ironworks 3 packs and Roundhouse Weekend Passes are still available but some shows are selling out fast!




Biennale - Oliver Stone


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Oliver Stone The Vancouver Biennale kicks off its new CineFest LIVE program at the Vogue Theatre on Saturday, June 14th featuring Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone as he presents an episode from his newest documentary series “The Untold History of the United States”. Throughout the day, he will hold a Master Class at SFU Woodward’s for film enthusiasts. Often controversial, always stimulating, both events promise to be a rare chance for the public to engage with one of the most provocative filmmakers of our time!

An Evening with Oliver Stone

Date: Saturday, June 14th
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Vogue Theatre (918 Granville Street)
Ticket Price: $25 (Buy tickets now!)


  • Screening of The Untold History of the United States – Bush II & Obama: The Age of Terror.
  • Moderated discussion and open question period with Oliver Stone.
  • Presentation of the Vancouver Biennale Sorel Etrog Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • After party celebration at the Vancouver FanClub (not included in ticket price).


Bhangra Festival


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The 10th annual City of Bhangra Festival, May 29–June 7, celebrates a form of folk music and dance from the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan, delivered with the excitement of the 21st century. Ten days, 24 headliners, 14 teams, 300 performers in total, and 15,000 local and international attendees in Vancouver and Surrey will celebrate this year’s theme: #BhangraLove. From hip-hop to hoop dancing; from reggae to dance hall; from Balkan, Jewish, and Garba teams to the incredible voices of singers Qurat-ul-Ain-Balouch and Sufi mystic Saieen Zahoor from Pakistan; from the hottest DJs from NY, Detroit, and El Salvador to our own local club stars; from traditional bhangra and musical instruments to the latest Bollywood-inspired dance moves and electronic beats: this is the City of Bhangra

The Festival includes favourite events such as TransFusion at SFU Woodwards, Media Arts Mehfil at the New Surrey City Hall, Bhangra on Main at the Fox Cabaret, Downtown Bhangra on the VAG Plaza, plus new events. Mark May 31 for a special concert at the Vogue with Pakistani mystic Saieen Zahoor, and June 3 at the Fox with Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch (aka “QB”), a young singer whose sound exemplifies the eclectic sound of contemporary Pakistani pop mixed with jazz, rock, and Sufi folk.

Visit www.vibc.org for all the details, and BE THERE!


Jazz Wrapper

Bobby McFerrin’s arrival on the early 80’s jazz scene was massive - wonderfully shocking and mind expanding. The first Vancouver International Jazz Festival took place in 1986 and Bobby McFerrin was in our lineup! His prodigious talent was universally acknowledged and in short order he found himself in the rarified pantheon of modern jazz greats – working with a cross section of the best talents in jazz - Victor Feldman, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis and Jon Hendricks. His first four albums dated from 1982 and Bobby ultimately crossed over to the mainstream music audience with the release of his biggest hit– 1988’s Don’t Worry Be Happy on his fourth album Simple Pleasures – a tune that was composed and recorded almost as an afterthought to the session at the very last minute. Since the 80’s McFerrin has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has conducted orchestras worldwide. It seems almost surreal to consider that we’ve gone 29 years without a reprise. Better late than never, spirityouall – a re-imagining of Americana, spirituals and original songs is among Bobby McFerrin’s most exciting projects and promises to deliver – dynamite!

Ken Pickering
Artistic Director/Co-Founder

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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