Gig List: Dec 17

Mon Dec 17

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.

John Korsrud Latin Band
Libra Room (7:30pm)

The John Korsrud Latin Band plays high-energy, high-groove music at the beloved Libra Room.

Petunia and the Vipers
WISE Lounge (8pm)

They’re back! Part old-tyme, part new times, part no time at all, part all-of-the-time. Join Petunia and The Vipers for their Monday night residency in the WSE Lounge (downstairs at the Wise Hall).


Tue Dec 18

Ben-Lockwood-Quartet-02-03-2019

Ben Lockwood Trio
Pourhouse (8pm)
Influenced by the likes of Stan Getz, Hank Mobley, Sonny Stitt and Dexter Gordon, UK born, Vancouver resident Ben Lockwood brings his trio to Gastown for a night of lyrical and swinging music.

Sawdust Collector Holiday Party
Gold Saucer (9:30pm)
Featuring DJ Aram Bajakian & choice holiday films, Bruno Hubert Trio with Omar Amlani & James Meger (Holiday classics re-imagined). Mulled Wine by donation. Treats, games, and a photo booth! No cover.  Donations for the band accepted. Mulled wine for pocket change, so if things are tight this season come down anyway.


Wed Dec 19

Wednesday Blues & Brews
Pat’s Pub (7pm)
Join Maple Blues Award Winner Steve Kozak and his fine band featuring different special guest Blues artists every Wednesday night. Your best bet mid-week for live Blues in Vancouver! This week’s guest is Dave Vidal.

Music for the Winter Solstice
Heritage Hall (8pm)
A Music on Main tradition that is anything but traditional. Celebrate the solstice in style with holiday merriment and luminous music. Featuring Corey Payette (vocals), Julie McIsaac (vocals), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano), and Karen Gerbrecht (violin).

Young Lions:
Ardeshir Quartet
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Up and coming saxophonist, Ardeshir Pourkeramati is one of Vancouver’s promising young jazz musicians. Having studied with saxophone master Stan Karp, he is a recent graduate of Capilano University’s jazz program, where he also studied with Steve Kaldestad, Bill Coon, and Brad Turner. Ardeshir will be joined by the stellar Parker Woods on guitar, Roland Rácz on trumpet, Stephen Edwards on bass, and Juan David Encinales on drums.
RESERVE TABLE


Thu Dec 20

Music for the Winter Solstice
Heritage Hall (8pm)
A Music on Main tradition that is anything but traditional. Celebrate the solstice in style with holiday merriment and luminous music. Featuring Corey Payette (vocals), Julie McIsaac (vocals), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano), and Karen Gerbrecht (violin).

Cory-Weeds-Quartet-with-special-guest-Natasha-D'Agostino-12-20-2018

Cory Weeds Quartet with Special Guest Natasha D’Agostino
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Join saxophonist Cory Weeds and his quartet with special guest vocalist Natasha D’Agostino. A distinct new voice in the Canadian jazz and improvised scene, Natasha D’Agostino’s captivating performances showcase her ability to weave together classic jazz sensibilities, nuanced harmony, and contemporary rhythm and form. Whether she is performing familiar standards or her own compelling originals, Natasha’s soulful voice soars with her dynamic band. With John Lee piano, Paul Rushka bass and Jesse Cahill drums.
RESERVE TABLE

GroundUp feat. Dawn Pemberton & Derek DiFilippo
Guilt & Co. (9:30pm)
This band has been custom built to deliver slice after slice of late 60s & early 70s soul music. Rare grooves and unusual/unexpected covers only. Break a sweat while dancing away. Featuring Dawn Pemberton (vocals), Gavin Youngash (guitar), Tilden Webb (keyboards), Leon Power (drums), Chris Couto (percussion), and Derek DiFilippo (bass).


Fri Dec 21

Steve-Kozak-Band-12-21-2018

Steve Kozak Band
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Vancouver born Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the Canadian Blues scene since the mid-eighties. Backed by some of Vancouver’s top musicians, Kozak has built a reputation as one of Canada’s premier Blues acts and is known as the go to guy in Vancouver for the west coast Blues sound. The Steve Kozak Band features Mike Kalanj on keys, Roger Brant on bass, ‘Steady Rollin’ John Nolan on drums, and Steve Kozak on guitar and vocals.
RESERVE TABLE

The Funk Hunters
Commodore Ballroom (9pm)
Forward-thinking electronic music that is influenced by old school soul, funk and hip-hop. On stage The Funk Hunters have always been the driving energy of the party – and with TYPECAST they now also deliver a body of creative work that transcends the party.

A James Brown Funky Christmas
Guilt & Co. (10pm)
Featuring Mike Henry and the seven piece Soul Explosion playing the funkiest Xmas songs ever heard. Don’t miss an exciting night of funk & soul for the holidays.


Sat Dec 22

We Three Queens
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Saturday and Sunday night!
The Vancouver vocal trio of Jennifer Scott, Karin Plato and Kate Hammett-Vaughan has been singing holiday music together for a decade, and Frankie’s is thrilled to have them back again this year. Their ever-growing repertoire includes classic carols, holiday favorites, carols from around the world, and even some original songs. With Chris Sigerson piano, Rene Worst bass, and Dave Robbins drums. Don’t miss this special holiday event!
RESERVE TABLE

Yalda: A Winter Solstice Concert
BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts (8pm)
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is pleased to announce our first ever Winter Solstice Concert! YALDA is the Persian name for the longest night of the year, and the celebrations that come with it. The VICO will mark the occasion with a contemplative, atmospheric evening of chamber music for voices and intercultural strings.

The Funk Hunters
Commodore Ballroom (9pm)
Forward-thinking electronic music that is influenced by old school soul, funk and hip-hop. On stage The Funk Hunters have always been the driving energy of the party – and with TYPECAST they now also deliver a body of creative work that transcends the party.


Sun Dec 16

Jazz Vespers – Gabriel Hasselbach Christmas
St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
A beautiful environment for some serene and joyous jazz.

We Three Queens
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Saturday and Sunday night!
The Vancouver vocal trio of Jennifer Scott, Karin Plato and Kate Hammett-Vaughan has been singing holiday music together for a decade, and Frankie’s is thrilled to have them back again this year. Their ever-growing repertoire includes classic carols, holiday favorites, carols from around the world, and even some original songs. With Chris Sigerson piano, Rene Worst bass, and Dave Robbins drums. Don’t miss this special holiday event!
RESERVE TABLE

Siobhan Walsh
Guilt & Co. (9:30pm)
Siobhan is one of Vancouver’s most versatile and authentic vocalists. With flavours of R&B, neo-soul, and jazz, her music is bound to make you groove!