Gig List: April 15

Mon Apr 15


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.

Roisin Adams Solo Piano
The Libra Room (7:30pm)

Tue Apr 16

Bang! Festival
Roy Barnett Recital Hall (UBC) (Various Times)
Electroacoustic performances & demos by the UBC Laptop Orchestra and UBC Music technology students (3D-printed violin w/ wireless sensors; a glove to control vocal FX in heavy metal; a Virtual Reality project and more).

Music on Main Month of Tuesdays – Tesla Quartet
The Fox Cabaret (8pm)
These Julliard-trained musicians bring refinement to new and classical repertoire, and have garnered numerous top prizes at competitions around the globe.

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 MIXED INPUT – audio-visual collaborations presenting fresh and compelling sensory convergences. Featuring CARES (Sounds) and C130 (Visuals). With an opening set from Kimia Koochakzadeh Yazdi (Sound Artist/Composer)

Wed Apr 17

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (8pm) 
The “reigning queen of fado” (The Georgia Straight) — Portugal’s traditional soul music — will showcase brand new material from her recently released eponymous album. The award-winning songstress leads a new wave of female artists reinvigorating the genre.

Jaelem Bhate Jazz Orchestra
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
“Lyrical and intense” with a “unique and highly effective [compositional] voice” (Canadian Music Center), composer, bandleader, and conductor Jaelem Bhate releases his anticipated debut album of his original works for jazz orchestra. It includes his multi-movement ‘Pacific Suite’ inspired by his formative experiences in his native BC, along with works that blend the influences of his jazz heroes of Thad Jones, John Clayton, Bill Holman, and his mentor Fred Stride with his parallel study of Western Classical music.

Thu Apr 18

Jennifer Hayes – A Tribute to Nancy Wilson
Part of the Jazz For Barb series presented with the Italian Cultural Centre
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Join veteran Vancouver Jazz singer Jennifer Hayes and her band as they pay tribute to the late, great Nancy Wilson. They will play tunes from her iconic album with saxophonist Cannonball Adderley in addition to other classic albums from Wilson’s career.

Tony Wilson – Looking Back
The Fox Cabaret (9pm)
Tony Wilson’s Looking Back is a multi-media event featuring a 14-piece ensemble along with narrator, sign language interpreter, dancer and video projections. The text is taken from Wilson’s memoir, about an 18 month period when he was incarcerated at the St Joseph’s Training School for juvenile delinquents. With an amazing array of Vancouver’s finest performers.

Fri Apr 19

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
This exciting new project explores the music of Frank Zappa. Composed of music department faculty from Douglas College and professionals in the community, this ambitious project has been two years in the making. Choosing selections from different eras of Frank’s career, the music is played with excitement, precision, and humour.

Friday Jazz – David Sikula Trio ft. Brad Turner
Tyrant Studios (9pm)
With a constant emphasis on groove, melodic and rhythmic interplay, and chance-taking, this trio continues to explore an ever-growing repertoire of tunes from the American Songbook. Featuring Joe Poole drums, Jeff Gammon bass, and David Sikula guitar with special guest Brad Turner.

Sat Apr 20

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What Lab (8pm)
Fish Sung Sounds is a performance music series in East Vancouver made for intimate listening of the emerging and established sounds of local musicians/sound artists. This time around featuring Lee Hutzulak and Aaron Read.

Vince Mai Quintet
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Influenced by diverse talents like Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, and Chris Botti – Vince brings a night of original straight-ahead jazz with forays into new grooves to the Frankie’s stage. Included will be material from his 6 CD releases, as well as some new and old compositions prepared specifically for this show.

 Delhi 2 Dublin with Tonye & Kid Kang
Commodore Ballroom (9:30pm)
Delhi 2 Dublin’s always distinctive sound has evolved over the past decade into its own decisive genre, styled, “Subcontinental Pop”—a name that conveys both its deep South Asian roots and its expansive, crazy-fun appeal. Get immersed in smart, heavy, sometimes gritty, and almost invariably joyful beats.

Sun Apr 21

Don Fraser’s Linton Garner Legacy Quartet
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Swinging drummer Don Fraser leads this talented quartet includes outstanding pianist Miles Black and saxophonist Mike Allan. This quartet is loaded with talent that swings with an infectious energy, providing exciting inter-play between the four musicians that showcases their talents as soloists that brings together a blend of these four fine musicians. The quartet will be featuring original tunes composed by Linton Garner, brother of jazz great Erroll Garner, jazz standards, along with tunes from the Great American Songbook, providing pure joy for an entertaining and fun-filled evening of great music for all to enjoy.