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Thursday, January 8th, 2015


Happy New Year!

We hope you had a fantastic holiday season. Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? If not, Coastal Jazz gift certificates are great for any shows throughout the year. These come in any denomination. Give yourself the gift of music!

Now, it's time to get back in the groove. Here, at Coastal Jazz, we're excited about the great music we have planned for you in 2015. Up first is Winterruption on Granville Island. Hope to see you there.

Stay tuned for some thrilling Jazz Festival announcements coming soon!


Winterruption 2015

A great way to handle the winter blahs! Winterruption 2015 is a three-day festival at Granville Island from February 19 - 22, 2015. There is something for everyone - art, music, theatre, food & fun.

Coastal Jazz presents music at Winterruption and we've got an exciting lineup this year.


TICKETED SHOWS at Performance Works


The Ballantynes with special guest Miss Quincy & The Showdown

Friday, February 20 at 9:00pm

$25 + SC

The BallantynesThe Ballantynes are dance floor magnets and party starters. Landing among friends wherever there’s a crowd that’s dying to shake, the Cascadian blue-eyed soul septet have played festivals like Squamish and Rifflandia, and shared the stage with legends like Lee Fields and Reigning Sound. This is must-see Motown-inspired Northern Soul. Read More



Saturday, February 21 at 9:00pm

$15 + SC

WillaWilla’s voice is her identity; her voice carries memories, vulnerabilities, pain, sadness, happiness, and freedom. Her first single “Stay the Night” is “steeped in sweeping synths, reverberating drums and fuzzy riffs” (vancitybuzz.com). Paired with Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother (co-writer/ producer), Willa’s new album is the birth of an electro-pop heavyweight. Read More



FREE SHOWS at Performance Works


Celso Machado (Solo)

Saturday, February 21 at 12:30pm & 1:45pm


Celso MachadoBrazilian-born, BC-based guitarist/singer/percussionist Celso Machado delights audiences with his mixture of infectious vocals, irresistible rhythm, and inspired lunacy. Whether he’s leading the audience in a call-and-response percussion number or performing a spry bossa nova rendition of the Xavier Cugat favourite Brazil, Machado’s performances are unerringly thrilling, beautiful and awe-inspiring. Read More


Joel Harrison Quintet

Saturday, February 21 at 3:15pm & 4:30pm


Joel Harrison QuintetWashington, D.C native and Guggenheim Fellow Joel Harrison has long been recognized as a highly gifted guitarist, composer, arranger and vocalist. His intoxicating mix of jazz, contemporary classical, and ethnic fusion is documented on 16 wide ranging CDs. With Cuong Vu trumpet, Michael Bates bass, Dylan van der Schyff drumsRead More


Waxwing (Wilson/Lee/Bentley)

Sunday, February 22 at 12:30pm & 1:45pm


Waxwing - Lee, Bentley, WilsonWaxwing is a fully co-operative group formed by three veterans of the Vancouver creative music scene—guitarist Tony Wilson, cellist Peggy Lee and saxophonist Jon Bentley. The music runs the gamut from reflective episodes to driving rhythms, soaring melodies, and fierce improvisations that pack the punch of a large ensemble. Read More


Aram Bajakian and Julie Úlehla's Dávala

Saturday, February 22 at 3:15pm & 4:30pm


Waxwing - Lee, Bentley, WilsonLed by guitarist Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Diana Krall) and vocalist Julia Úlehla, the music takes Czech folk melodies transcribed by Úlehla’s great-grandfather, Dr. Vladimir Úlehla, over 100 years ago, and places them in a contemporary context. Peggy Lee cello, Colin Cowan bass, Dylan van der Schyff drums.Read More


For more info: www.winterruption.com


Coastal Jazz & The Vogue Theatre Present


Eclectic Guitar: Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

Thursday, February 5th @ The Vogue Theatre at 9pm
$20/$34/$45 + SC

The Mike Stern/Eric Johnson ExperienceGuitar heroes Mike Stern and Eric Johnson join forces in this incredible all-star dream band that features Chris Maresh on bass and Anton Fig drums.

The new album, Eclectic, is filled with high-octane licks, some jazz excursions and a scorching treatment of the famous Hendrix blues, “Red House”. Read More

NEW ALBUM! It’s Killer! Click to hear a sample & purchase

An Evening with
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga


Monday, May 25 & Tuesday, May 26

@ The Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8pm
$275 / $250 / $180 / $150 / $94 + SC

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Highlighting Coastal Jazz 30th Anniversary activities in 2015 is a pair of spectacular concerts by two of the biggest stars on the planet. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have added two performances at the QET to their highly anticipated “Cheek to Cheek” concert tour. Read more

NEW ALBUM! Grammy-nominated Cheek to Cheek

The Bright Moments Series

Food with Thomas Strønen and Iain Ballamy

Thursday, January 15 @ The Ironworks at 8pm
$15 + SC



Saturday, February 7 @ The Ironworks at 8pm
$18 + SC


Lee Konitz and Dan Tepfer

Wednesday, February 18 @ Pyatt Hall at the VSO at 8pm
$25 + SC


Sheila Jordan and Cameron Brown

Tuesday, March 3 @ The Ironworks at 8pm
$20 + SC


John Stetch (solo piano)

Friday, March 20 @ Pyatt Hall at the VSO at 8pm
$20 +SC

The Cellar Jazz Series

Tim Tamashiro and the Tilden Webb Trio

Friday, January 16 @ Blue Frog Studios at 8pm



Eh! Seamus Blake plays the music of Eddie Harris featuring Geoffrey Keezer piano/fender rhodes with Andre Lachance bass, Jesse Cahill drums

Saturday, January 31 @ PAL Studio Theatre at 8pm (2 sets)

$28 + SC


Russell Malone

Saturday, February 28 @ PAL Studio Theatre at 8pm (2 sets)

$28 + SC

Soul Party! Nightcrawlers featuring Dawn Pemberton with special appearances by Jim Byrnes and Paul Pigat

Saturday, March 28 @ Fox Cabaret @ 8pm (two sets)
$28 + SC


Stay Connected

  Coastal Jazz on Facebook

We've added two new programs on Facebook and Twitter, #NewMusicMonday and #WednesdayWisdom, with content curated by Vancouver musician and vocalist, David Ward

@CoastalJazz on TwitterWe are also excited to announce another new program, starting this Sunday, #SundaySlowJam, curated by Vancouver-based vocalist, Dawn Pemberton


Around Town


DINE OUT Vancouver Festival

January 16 - February 1, 2015


Canada's largest food and drink festival dishes up unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of the city. Choose from a 17-day calendar of culinary events and experiences, hundreds of restaurants throughout the city and dozens of hotel options to create delicious dining experiences. It’s the tastiest time to visit Vancouver!

Visit www.dineoutvancouver.com


Support music in your community & get discounts on tickets and other exclusive benefits plus a tax receipt.
Or call 604-872-5200 ext 5

TD International Jazz Festival Logo
The 30th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, produced by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society will take place June 19 to July 1, 2015.

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