Gig List: Apr 1

Mon Apr 1

Swingin’ Pre-Bop Nonet and VCC Jazz Orchestra
Alice McKay Room VPL (6:30pm)

Join for an evening of jubilant swing and classic jazz! These high-calibre jazz ensembles perform the music of Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, and more.

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Jam Session w. Sharon Minemoto
Pat’s Pub (7:30pm)
Join multi-faceted Vancouver pianist Sharon for the city’s longest running jazz jam. Sessions at The Pat brings together many of the finest jazz musicians in the city.

Petunia & The Vipers Residency
WISE Lounge (8pm)
Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction is just one way of describing the man known simply as Petunia. Join the mysterious stranger and his monster Vipers every Monday at the WISE Lounge.

Jeremy Wong & David Blake
Libra Room (9pm)
Jeremy’s voice, David’s guitar, and the endless possibilities of the jazz standards repertoire. With Todd Stewart drums and Brad Pearson bass.


Tue Apr 2

Music on Main Month of Tuesdays: Claire Edwardes, percussion
Fox Cabaret (8pm)

This Australian ‘sorceress of percussion’ is well known for her powerhouse style of playing and stage presence. Her award-winning performances combine a theatrical energy with charismatic and original interpretations.

Sawdust Collector Series: New Works #16
Gold Saucer (9:30pm)

Weekly performance series curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt & James Meger. This week it’s Julia Ulehla, Alex Mackenzie, and Justin DeVries.


Wed Apr 3

Jane Siberry
WISE Hall (7pm)
Breath taking and genre defying, Jane Siberry and kele fleming dazzle with soaring vocals and soulful lyrics.

Ardeshir Quintet
Young Lions Wednesdays! $10 Cover. 

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Saxophonist Ardeshir Pourkeramati is one of Vancouver’s promising young jazz musicians. He is a recent graduate of Capilano University’s jazz program and has studied with Stan Karp, Steve Kaldestad, Bill Coon, and Brad Turner. Joined by the stellar Parker Woods guitar, Roland Rácz piano, Stephen Edwards bass, and Juan David Encinales drums.
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Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Van Django
Guilt & Company (9:30pm)
Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche, and bassist Brent Gubbels. Music well-rooted in the gypsy jazz of 1930’s Paris France.


Thu Apr 4

Morgan James
The Imperial (7pm)
A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep.

Sound House: Night of the Jaguar
Museum of Anthropology at UBC (7pm)
Enjoy the music of Kin Balam—a unique blend of Indigenous Central American music, hip hop, Flamenco guitar and Afro-Latin jazz—led by Balam S. Antonio, a Nahua Pipil Lenca Salvadoran-Canadian.

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Saul Berson Quartet plays Michel Legrand
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Saul Berson is one Vancouver’s most sought-after alto saxophone players. The quartet will play a compelling mix of compositions written by French composer and jazz pianist, Michel Legrand who passed away at the end of January. Legrand wrote over 200 film and television scores. He is best known for his often haunting, jazz-tinged film music, many of which songs have become jazz standards.
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Dálava
China Cloud (9pm)
Dálava plays in Vancouver before heading off to Europe on tour!


Fri Apr 5

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Centennial Theatre (7:30pm) 
Journey through the timeless music of the Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin. Powerhouse vocalist Siobhan Walsh performs all of Aretha’s greatest hits including Respect, Chain of Fools, Natural Woman, and more backed by some of Vancouver’s finest musicians.

Kirk MacDonald Quartet featuring Harold Mabern
2 nights! Also on Sat, Apr 6!
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
This great band features acclaimed Toronto-based saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald and the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern, joined by bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill. A powerful and unique band that has wowed sold out audiences throughout Canada and at Jazz at Lincoln Centre. Not to be missed!
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FKJ
Commodore Ballroom (9pm)
Electronica/R&B artist from France.


Sat Apr 6

Diane Lines Trio Dinner Concert
Gallery Bistro (7pm)
Consummate entertainer and BC Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee Diane Lines and her stellar trio take the stage.

The Rubens
The Imperial (8pm)
The Rubens are a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales.

Kirk MacDonald Quartet featuring Harold Mabern
2 nights! Also on Fri, Apr 5!
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
This great band features acclaimed Toronto-based saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald and the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern, joined by bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill. A powerful and unique band that has wowed sold out audiences throughout Canada and at Jazz at Lincoln Centre. Not to be missed!
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Sun Apr 7

Big Little Lions
Bez Arts Hub Langley (7pm)
Award winning band from Cincinnati and BC – born out of a collaboration that won them a 2014 JUNO. Ever since they’ve been cranking out infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion and tight harmonies.

Paul Keeling Trio CD Release
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
After being nominated by the Western Canada Music Awards for his quintet album “Ancient Lights” in 2015, pianist Paul Keeling explores a more intimate piano trio setting with his brand new 2019 CD release “Focal Practice.” Upbeat, deeply lyrical improvisational flights – at times bluesy and bold, other times tenderly expressive – but always in his own voice.
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