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Upcoming Shows

Jun21

SUMAC with Moor Mother

Fortune Sound Club

Friday, June 21, 2024Fortune Sound Club7:30PM$37 plus service fees

Jun21

Garret T. Willie

Granville Island Jazz

Friday, June 21, 2024Ocean Artworks8:30PM$10 (at the door)

Jun22

Irreversible Entanglements

Granville Island Jazz

Saturday, June 22, 2024Performance Works7:30PM$37 plus fees

Jun22

Feven Kidane Sextet

Granville Island Jazz

Saturday, June 22, 2024Ocean Artworks8:30PM$10 (at the door)

Jun24

Veronica Swift

Marquee Series

Monday, June 24, 2024Vancouver Playhouse7:30PM$40 - $60 plus fees

Jun25

Regina Carter and Kenny Barron

North Shore Jazz

Tuesday, June 25, 2024BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University7:30PMCANCELLED

Jun25

Laraaji

Granville Island Jazz

Tuesday, June 25, 2024Performance Works7:30PM$40-46 plus fees


Thanks to our 2024 Festival Partners!

BCLC
Toyota
Lass Chance
Downtown Van
Libra
Tom Lee jazz fest 2024
Red Truck
Ocaso

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Guitarists are an adventurous type, able to traverse between melody and rhythm, and add emotive layers to a song. 🎸 Each player has their own tone and style which can be heavily influenced by the equipment and types of effects they use. Here are some incredible guitar players at this year’s festival: @jlage, @garrettwilliemusic, @parlour.panther, @bluemoonmarquee, @ylabamba, @pasqualegrassomusic, @soyjuanamolina, @horselords, @samwilsonmusiq and @scottysteelsmith. Head to our Festival calendar for show dates and ticket information.

🟥 Julian Lage’s playing is full of virtuosic dispatches from an ongoing search for narrative beyond words that is intimate in tone and expansive in intention.
🟧 Garret T. Willie’s gives rock ‘n’ roll a formidable 21st-century kick in the ass with his heartbreaking and hilarious stories, hardscrabble blues, and hard-stomping rock ‘n’ roll. 
🟨 Parlour Panther bursts with irresistible charm, expressive emotional chemistry, and exceptional vocal and guitar skills on their new album BLOOM. 
🟩 Blue Moon Marquee swings, jumps, and grooves their way through jazz clubs, dance halls, motorcycle joints, dive bars, and prestigious concert halls.
🟦 Drawing from a myriad of influences, Y La Bamba ”suffuses their dream pop soundscapes with beguiling cumbia and mariachi rhythms” (Rolling Stone). 
🟪 Pasquale Grasso has an astounding, sparkling, immaculately balanced tone, with tasteful tinges of stride and boogie-woogie, deft chordal harmony and stunning single-note runs.
⬛ Juana Molina is one of modern music’s most original and visionary artists that The Wire deems “essential for all humans on planet Earth.” 
⬜ Horse Lord’s palette includes the mantra-like repetition of minimalism and global traditional music, the subtleties of microtonality, and a breadth of timbres and textures drawn from all across the avant-garde.
🔳 Sam Wilson blends finger-style guitar with the far-roving possibilities of jazz improvisation, with her current artistic muse being wild spaces and site-specific responses.
🔲 Scott Smith’s Adventures in Pedal Steel spotlights the instrument in all kinds of genres, from country, soul, indie-folk, and gospel.
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Our 2024 Artist Spotlight Series has arrived 🙌
Get ready to dance! DJ Paisley Eva is closing out opening night at Ocean Artworks on Friday, June 21st with a free show to get you vibing into the weekend🕺🪩

In this interview, @paisleyeva talks about how she goes about crafting her set, how traveling has influenced her musical taste, and the Dame Music Collective.

Hailing from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation village of Eslha7an, Ta7talíya Paisley Eva’s been filling local club, party, and festival dance floors with a high energy mix of obscure underground tracks and beloved classics for over ten years. Her choice, chance-taking selections are plucked from house, disco, new wave, pop, and whatever keeps people moving.

The 2024 Artist Spotlight Series is possible thanks to the generous support of @thebclc and @creativebcs.
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Drummers are an exceptional kind of musician–as the backbone of the band they are tasked with setting the tempo and providing the foundation of a performance 🥁 Since drums are part of the rhythm section and not at the melodic forefront, they aren’t always the main attraction. So today we want to put some incredible drummers front and center! Including: @kassaoverall, @ulyssesowensjr_, @smithches, @googlebully, Nick Yacyshyn from @sumacbandofficial, @biboye.onanuga, @kentonloewen, @konradagnas, and @jasonwinikoff. 
 
🔳Kassa Overall is a GRAMMY-nominated emcee, singer, producer and drummer who melds avant-garde experimentation with hip-hop production techniques to tilt the nexus of jazz and rap in unmapped directions. 
🟦Ulysses Owens Jr. leads a new ensemble Generation Y, building bridges to success and paying it forward by featuring a new crop of remarkable jazz talents that he’s discovered through his professorship at Juilliard. 
🟩We All Break is the extraordinary and innovative project is the brainchild of drummer/composer Ches Smith, well-known to fans of cutting-edge jazz, improv, and avant-rock.
🟧Legendary Bad Plus drummer Dave King returns to the Vancouver Playhouse to lend his talents to Julian Lage. 
⬛️Nick Yacyshyn brings tour-honed technical skill (and a few admiring accolades from Dave Grohl) to metal band SUMAC, who fluctuate between meticulous discipline on one end, and untethered feral energy on the other. 
🟪Finding its voice somewhere between jazz and hip-hop, Biboye Onanuga’s quartet bends and leans into a spiritual aesthetic and submits itself to the moment. 
🟨Local legend Kenton Loewen will be performing with JUNO-nominated breathers of instrumental fire Peregrine Falls. 
🟥Konrad Agnas is one of Sweden’s most sought-after drummers, making his debut as composer/bandleader with Rite of Passage, where he unites collaged hip-hop fantasias and Alice Coltrane-inspired spiritual jazz. 
⬜️Jason Winikoff is leading the Hot 5 who play early swing and New Orleans trad jazz from the seminal 1900-1930s era.
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