Gig List: Jan 21

Mon Jan 21

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.

Guilt & Co (930pm)
Mixing traditional music of Zimbabwe with electric grooves and heavy beats, Zimbamoto, a 5-piece Afro-Fusion ensemble, is a hypnotic sound built for the dance floor.

Tue Jan 22

Jazz at the Smith: Andrea Superstein
Gordon Smith Gallery, North Van (7:30pm)
The Jazz @ the Smith season continues with the powerful vocals of indie jazz songstress & composer Andrea Superstein.


Eli Davidovici Trio
Libra Room (9pm)
Catch Montreal-based bassist & composer Eli Davidovici at the Libra with guitarist Christopher Fraser & dummer Mili Hong for their intricate interpretations of jazz standards and originals.

Wed Jan 23


Dave Say’s Soul Serenade
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
The multi-talented Say plays in a diverse number of bands ranging from jazz, R&B, funk, and big band. Known for his soulful melodic sound and powerhouse improvisation, his latest project is a tribute to soul/jazz songs from the likes of Tom Scott, Grover Washington and Stevie Wonder to name a few!

Invisible Taste Presents: an improv mixer
China Cloud (9pm)
Drawing on the talents from some the hottest local jazz performers and featuring special guest saxophonist Martin Küchen all the way from Sweden, this is an evening of improvised music in variable combinations not to be missed.

Sweet & Hot Wednesdays: Jen Hodge All-Stars
Guilt & Co (930pm)
Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun as Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians.

Thu Jan 24

Dawn Pemberton w. Sharon Minemoto Trio CD
Frankie’s Jazz Club (9pm)
An unforgettable performance to celebrate the CD Release of Etta Jones “A Soulful Sunday: Live at the Left Bank” – a previously unissued live recording of the under-appreciated songstress Etta Jones. This never-before-heard recording fills in an important gap in Jones’s discography and showcases her in fine form. With Dawn Pemberton vocals, Sharon Minemoto piano, John Lee bass, and Joe Poole drums.


Moondle w/ guests Parlour Panther and Tonye
WISE Hall (9pm)
One hell of a night–with magic-realism-meets-jazz-inflected-indie-pop band Moondle; the soaring synths, pounding rhythms & gorgeous three-way harmony vocals of Parlour Panther; and the head turning, Social justice advocating soul/ neo-folk/ hip hop groove of Tonye.

Patsy Klein/Tony Wilson Band
WISE Lounge (8pm)
Get ready to be serenaded with originals songs by Klein & Wilson as well as covers by artists such as P.J. Harvey, Aimee Mann & CCR to name a few.

Fri Jan 25

Black Art Jazz Collective
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Founded by some of contemporary jazz’s leading lights, the Black Art Jazz Collective’s original compositions both highlight the impressive chops each member possesses and reveal the deeply entwined history of jazz and the African-American civil rights movement.
SOLD OUT – Waitlist available by calling Frankie’s at 604-688-6368 

Cap Jazz Series: A Tribute to Africa with “A” Band feat. Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo
The Blueshore at CapU – Birch building (8pm) 
The ever-popular annual tribute concert will travel far this year to the rich world of African music and its jazz roots as well as traditional music from Ghana. This tribute to Africa will feature new works created by the CapU faculty in collaboration with Dr. Gbolonyo, artist-in-residence.


Fake Jazz Monthly
Toast Collective (9pm)
Last Friday of the month to “get free” with an unpredictable mix of sound & art with noise/punk/free jazz/drone/psych/outsider music & improv…can you dig it?


Friday Jazz: Dave Sikula Trio
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 both tunes from the American Songbook and original compositions.

Sat Jan 26

VSO 100th Anniversary: VSO Day of Music
Multiple venues Orpheum/Annex/VSO School/Tom Lee etc (930am-930pm) FREE
Taking place at various venues join the VSO for the biggest party of the year! This once in a lifetime event will culminate in a concert with the VSO and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra in a joint performance that celebrates past, present and future generations of music-makers on the very same date, January 26th, that it all started, 100 years ago.

PuSh Festival: Bicycle Thieves w. Live Score by Joelysa Pankanea
Performance Works (7pm)
Composer and musical director Joelysa Pankanea guides a group of six musicians and four actors as they provide live musical and voice accompaniment to the landmark neorealist film Bicycle Thieves.
Also playing Jan 27th @ 2pm

Black Art Jazz Collective
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
The Black Art Jazz Collective delivers strong original tunes and purposeful, form-hugging improvisation that keeps things looking forward rather than back.
SOLD OUT – Waitlist available by calling Frankie’s at 604-688-6368

Sun Jan 27

Mili Hong/Eli Davidovici/John Gross/David Blake
Tangent Cafe (6pm)
Returning to Vancouver from her home in Montreal, explosive drummer Mili has been making waves all over Canada. Join her with sax heavyweight Gross, Vancouver favourite  Blake and fellow Montrealer Davidovici.

PuSh Festival: Bicycle Thieves w. Live Score by Joelysa Pankanea
Performance Works (2pm)
See above.

Hogan Sings Holiday
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Hogan Sings Holiday revisits some favourites from the Billie Holiday catalogue. Alison Hogan sings with the distinctive near-tuneless lilt and wonderfully understated sense of rhythm of the early Holiday