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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
Monte Creek Winery

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Our next Artist Spotlight video is for Scott Smith 🎸 Scott Smith’s Adventures in Pedal Steel is performing on Sunday, June 23rd at Ocean Artworks 🎉

In this interview, @scottysteelsmith talks about acquiring his first pedal steel, what you can expect from his set at Ocean Artworks, and his favourite Jazz Fest memory.

Born of Scott Smith’s popular monthly show at Vancouver venues The Heatley and The Painted Ship, Adventures in Pedal Steel spotlights the instrument in all kinds of genres, from country, soul, indie-folk, and gospel, to wherever its beautifully arcing, aching shimmer can be found. Alongside fellow adventurers Paul Pigat (guitar), Jeremy Holmes (bass), and Liam MacDonald (drums), Smith will play classic pedal steel instrumentals, songs featuring the earthy, pure tones of vocalist Marin Patenaude, and selections from Smith’s ambient pedal steel album Lifeboat: Explorations in Pedal Steel.

The 2024 Artist Spotlight Series is possible thanks to the generous support of @thebclc and @creativebcs.
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Our next Artist Spotlight video is for Feven Kidane 🎺 The Feven Kidane Sextet is performing on Saturday, June 22nd at Ocean Artworks 👏

In this interview, @thehabeshaman talks about her first time at Jazz Fest, the musical chemistry she has with her bandmates, and what audiences can expect from her show. 

Feven Kidane is a dynamic Vancouver-based trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. A member of several of the city’s music scenes ranging from jazz to spoken word to psychedelic country, Feven’s well-known in circles both underground and above. Her Sextet includes: Nebyu Yohannes (trombone), Noah Franche-Nolan (piano), John Nicholson (tenor sax), Milo Johnson (bass), and Edmonton’s Biboye Onanuga (drums).

The 2024 Artist Spotlight Series is possible thanks to the generous support of @thebclc and @creativebcs.
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Next up for our Artist Spotlight Series we have local Indie/Rock royalty Parlour Panther 👑🐈‍⬛ They are performing at our free Downtown Jazz series at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, June 22nd at 2:15PM.🤘

In this interview, Frankie and Lee from @parlour.panther talk about their approach to songwriting and how their collaborators influenced their new album BLOOM. 

Parlour Panther bursts with irresistible charm, expressive emotional chemistry, and exceptional vocal and guitar skills. Frankie and Lee are a trans non-binary couple who have been creating music together for 10 years. With Saadi on synth and guitar and Jen on drums, the enchanting indie rockers are embarking on a new musical journey with their album BLOOM, an apt title for a band that’s always growing! 

The 2024 Artist Spotlight Series is possible thanks to the generous support of @thebclc and @creativebcs 
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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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