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Thursday, January 15th, 2015


Brrr...Baby It's Cold Outside!

We've put away our Christmas decorations, and we're jumping head-first into the month of January - We hope, by now, you've gotten into the groove of 2015!


The Cellar Jazz and Bright Moments Conert Series, both begin this week.


Looking to February, guitar legends, Eric Johnson & Mike Stern will be at The Vogue Theatre, playing songs from their new album Eclectic. We are also bringing music to the Winterruption weekend festival at Granville Island (Feb. 19-22). It's no use shying away from the cold - join in on the fun!


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

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


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


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


Around Town


The Grand Tasting on Granville Island

Thursday, January 15 @ The Public Market at 8pm

Grand Tasting - Dine Out Vancouver 2015The 2015 Dine Out Vancouver Festival launch takes place tonight at 8pm at the Granville Island Public Market. The Grand Tasting on Granville Island will feature BC's best in food and wine - The very finest Public Market vendors, Granville Island restaurants, and Wines of BC proudly share flavours straight from their countertops, kitchens and vineyards.

The evening celebration will also feature jazz musicians, The Jon Roper Duo and The Yujiro Nakajima Duo all evening!

Visit www.ticketstonight.com

Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project and Cécile McLorin Salvant

Sunday, February 15 @ the Chan Centre at UBC at 7pm

Pre-show Talk with Terri Lyne Carrington at 6:15pm (space limited)

Terri Lyne Carrington - Mosaic Project - Chan Centre for Performing ArtsDrummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington leads her GRAMMY Award winning Mosaic Project, a platform that brings together a diverse range of inimitable female jazz artists.

This performance's all-star band includes Lizz Wright, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, and Rachel Z, with bassist Josh Hari and guitarist Matt Stevens for a rich and musically eclectic evening.

Ahead of Carrington in this electrifying co-bill is jazz songstress Cécile McLorin Salvant. This young singer of exceptional soul, power, and virtuosity made her mark on the scene when she won the 2010 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. Her widely acclaimed debut album, WomanChild, displays her exquisite technique, pitch-perfect phrasing and thoughtful song selection with gems from the early 20th century.

Visit www.chancentre.com


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

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