Gig List: August 27

Mon Aug 27

Wynston Minckler trio
Pourhouse, Gastown
One of the foremost bassists on the Vancouver music scene, Wynston Minckler is joined by Ben Henriques on Sax and Omar Amlani on drums for a powerhouse jazz trio at Pourhouse Restuarant.

Alita Dupray
Guilt & Company (9:30pm)

Soaring vocals and a smooth band to keep your Monday lights burning, daring vocalist Alita Dupray takes the stage in a way no one else can.

Tue Aug 28

Gabriel Palatchi Trio
Guilt & Co (9pm)
Gabriel’s songs are a representation of the many cultures which have influenced his music over the years. Originally from Argentina and with a deep core in latin jazz, Gabriel tours his new album Made in Canada. 

Wed Aug 29

Rumba Calzada
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)

Playing sold out shows across Canada, US, and Asia, Canada’s tightest Latin band, Rumba Calzada, is our treat this Wednesday as part of Frankie’s World Music Wednesdays! Now headed by his son, Raphael Geronimo, the band has recorded four albums, (with an array of nominations and awards) and with an all-new album planned for this year, are gearing up for more tours and recordings.


Sweet & Hot Wednesdays: Jen Hodge All-Stars 
Guilt & Co (9:30pm)
A mainstay in the Vancouver trad jazz scene & riding the high of her fresh album release, All’s Fair in Love and Jazz, bassist Jen Hodge delights once again every Wednesday at Guilt & Co.

Thu Aug 30

Music on Main: Microcosmos Quartet w. The Kessler Academy String Orchestra 2018 
Pyatt Hall (7:30pm)
Keeping classical music alive in the 21st century, the Kessler Academy is an exciting new educational initiative involving rising young string professionals and advanced students in a conductor-less orchestra mentorship program led by the quartet members. This year’s program will focus on works by Stravinsky, Schnittke, Silvestrov, and Lourié.

Davina & the Vagabonds
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)

Led by saucy vocalist/keys Davina Sowers, (compared to the likes of Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and Billie Holiday) Davina and The Vagabonds’ is full of New Orleans charm and Memphis soul swagger. Backed by acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section.

*Currently, fully booked. Contact Frankie’s at 604.688.6368 for waitlist.


André Lachance/Brad Turner/Joe Poole

Tangent Cafe (830pm)
An evening of prolific improvised jazz from composer & guitar player André Lachance; featuring Brad Turner (keys/trumpet) and Joe Poole (drums)

Fri Aug 31

Gabriel Palatchi Trio
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)

Argentinian pianist, composer, and Billboard ranked emerging artist, Gabriel Palatchi’s music is an eclectic mix of cultures combining elements from Latin jazz, tango, funk, Middle Eastern, and more. Gabriel is on tour with his new release Made in Canada.


Kevin Romain Trio/Tim Sars Trio 
Tyrant Studios (above the Penthouse (!) (9pm)
A formidable night of jazz with two trios – sought after drummer & creative music scene bad ass Kevin Romain and the energetic & eclectic saxophonist Tim Sars.

Sat Sep 1

Ryan Oliver Quartet
Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) FREE

Juno-nominated saxophonist Ryan Oliver performs an afternoon of swinging standards, romantic ballads and bossa novas along with a few originals.

Nick La Riviere
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)

An accomplished trombonist who tours internationally with bands such as the Juno award-winning Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, 54-40, Nick incorporates R&B, funk, and jazz into his own compositions. Featuring Pedro Mota (guitar, vocals), Aidan Miller (keys, vocals), Dave Spidel (bass), and Sam Cartwright (drums).

Sun Sep 2

Jazz Vespers: David Sinclair and Keith Bennett
St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
An acoustic guitar & harmonica duo featuring a mix of blues, gypsy jazz, folk, and more. Their impressive musicianship and quirky, unpredictable musical buffet is always a memorable experience.

Desiree Dawson 
Woodland Patio Series (7pm)

Winner of the 2016 CBC Spotlight Competition & currently charting for 3 weeks in a row on the CBC Top 20 with her latest single, Just Fine, Desirée weaves her delicate ukulele playing with her soulful voice to tell energetic and uplifting stories.

Rudy Petschauer Quartet
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)

Playing with jazz greats such as Lou Donaldson, David Fathead Newman, and Diana Krall, Rudy has garnered rave reviews on his new recording with the Hart, Scone and Albin trio Leading the British Invasion. Earlier in his career, he worked extensively in New York with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, organist Jack McDuff, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. With Dave Say saxophone, Oliver Gannon guitar, and Russ Botten bass.