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Feb24

Live @ 295! The Bundle

Live @ 295

Friday, February 24, 2023Coastal Jazz Office8:00PM$35 plus s/c

Feb24

Jasper Stadhouders with Special Guests

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Friday, February 24, 2023Coastal Jazz Office8:00PM$20 plus s/c

Mar3

Karen Ng

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Friday, March 3, 2023Coastal Jazz Office8:00PM$20 plus s/c


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This week we are continuing our exploration of genre with the focus being on R&B. There have been some absolutely incredible performers at our festival over the years from the Rhythm and Blues genre, including Adria Kain who gave a beautiful and heart wrenching performance last year with only her voice and a keyboard player. Check out the artists below and drop a 👀 if you’re looking out for more R&B at our 2023 festival!

@adriakain 
@malikatirolien 
Tonye Aganaba
@tanika_charles 
@janette.king 

For more R&B, check out our After the Rain Spotify playlist at the linkinbio.
If you’ve been following @coastaljazz for a while, you know a big part of our mission is to increase the appreciation of music, and specifically live music. Our vision encompasses a wide spectrum of genres including jazz, blues, world, creative, improvised music, and evolving styles of sound and technology that influence jazz as an art form. Nowhere is this more evident than in our festival programming.

In 2022, bands from the pop genre dominated the festival with the most subcategories including art pop, experimental pop, chamber pop, indie pop, folk pop, electronic pop, avant pop - the list goes on! Check out some pop listening recommendations from our 2022 artists below:

@jaspersloanyip 
@only.a.visitor 
@louiscolemusic 
@devours.ufo 
@same_tudor 
@yawn__music 

If you’re looking for more recommendations in this genre, check out @parlour.panther ‘s Perfect Pop Playlist to hear some of our top pop acts from 2022 (find it at the linkinbio). Drop a ❤️ in the comments if you’ve loved a pop act you’ve seen at our festival!
The last day of the year calls for a trip down memory lane with some never-before-seen highlights from the 2022 Festival. Today’s your last chance to get a tax receipt for a donation of $25 or more. Just head over to coastaljazz.ca to donate. We’re working hard to keep the music alive in Vancouver, your support means everything! Have just five bucks to spare? Text JAZZ to 41010 to donate directly through your mobile carrier. 

Stay tuned for news on our ❄️ winter programming 🎶 and 2023 Vancouver Jazz Festival announcements. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

▪️Jeff Parker’s performance was understated and incredible, fitting his title of the “most humble guitar god” c/o Chicago Music.

▪️Sam Tudor & his band’s dynamic set kept the audience rapt with attention, and showcased his incredible storytelling through songs and banter.

▪️Fire! brought their mix of free jazz, psych rock & noise to The Ironworks all the way from Sweden. Their bold use of sounds & unusual style made their set one of the highlights of the festival. 

▪️Cécile McLorin Salvant absolutely wowed the audience at the Vancouver Playhouse. Her skill as a vocalist, her stylish presence & incredible band were on a higher plane of existence.

▪️Amendola vs Blades with Skerik & Cyro Baptista’s outright joy for performing was infectious, and a masterclass in weaving compositions and improvisations together seamlessly. 
 
▪️Kandle performing with Kendel Carson and Debra-Jean Creelman had a palpable chemistry together. Their voices together were strong and yet still unique, and their relationships with each other were endearing.
 
▪️Yawn performed a cool and vibey set, mixed with a humorous on stage presence perfectly exemplified by their purple loofa monster outfit. 

▪️Cat Toren’s HUMAN KIND was perfect to close out Pyatt Hall on the final night of the festival. Cat used a variety of creative techniques & performed with so many incredible local musicians.
The Robin Holcomb Residency at @8eastspace begins tonight! 

Tonight (Dec 15th) the NOW Ensemble (JP Carter on Trumpet, Parmela Attariwala on viola, Lisa Cay Miller on piano, and James Meger on bass) will be performing Robin Holcomb compositions. Tomorrow (Dec 16th) Robin will be performing two solo sets of songs from her new album One Way or Another Vol 1 (both shows are sold out). On Saturday afternoon (Dec 17th), Robin will be facilitating a workshop on improvisation. This residency is a co-presentation of @now.society and @coastaljazz, and you can find more info about it at our linkinbio.
We are so excited to be co-presenting The First Annual Infidels Jam Session with @theinfidelsjazz 🎸🎷🥁 The house band for the evening will be The Ardeshir Quartet, and we invite local jazz instrumentalists to share the stage with them at @the_lido on that date. The event will be a fundraiser for the @vanfoodbank with 100% of the proceeds going to helping those that need a boost this holiday season. We will be passing the hat or accepting donations on a debit/credit reader at the event. We hope to see you there!