Gig List: Mar 18

Mon Mar 18

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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.

Tue Mar 19

Mark Sultan / Strength of Materials / Bad Hoo
Red Gate Arts Society (9:30PM)

Weekly performance series curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt & James Meger. This week it’s Mark Sultan, Strength of Materials, and Bad Hoo.

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Jim Byrnes
Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7PM)
Juno-award-winning guitarist Jim Byrnes plays the blues.

Wed Mar 20

Fatoumata Diawara
Kay Meek Art Centre (7:30pm) 
Hailed as “one of the most dynamic voices in Afropop” [Pop Matters], Fatoumata Diawara uses her voice to tell stories about the challenges facing migrants. Her music blends a variety of international styles while staying true to African roots.


Leora Cashe
Women in Jazz Wednesdays!

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Expect a swingin’ evening of standards as well as some of Leora’s own compositions along with some Brazilian grooves that celebrate sunshine, rain and flowers. With Special Guest Itamar Erez.

Thu Mar 21

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Dave Mason with Special Guest Steve Cropper
Vogue Theatre (8pm)
Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Dave Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame as a founding member of the group Traffic and continues performing as a solo artist with sold-out shows.


Steve Kaldestad Quartet
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Vancouverite Steve Kaldestad is one of Canada’s top saxophonists who has appeared on numerous recordings in Canada and the UK. Come and hear Steve’s robust tone and swinging, rhythmic propulsion as his lines unwind fluidly.

Fri Mar 22

Hildegard Westerkamp. Photo by Peter Grant.

Listening Party: Hildegard Westerkamp’s Kits Beach Soundwalk & Bill Frisell Solo Guitar from 1986
Western Front (7pm) (FREE)
This new series will recreate the tour bus listening party by inviting local artists and composers to guest DJ favorite tracks from the past year along with New Music Curator Aram Bajakian. The series will also delve into Western Front’s archives, unearthing recordings of artists in their early years, with raw, unedited sound files.


Mike Henry’s Tribute to the Greatest Hits of Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
This show will be dedicated to three of the most influential artist of the seventies, eighties, and nineties.

Sat Mar 23

Sonic Boom Festival: Aaron Graham & Julia Chien
Pyatt Hall (7:30PM)
Julia and Aaron are Sonic Boom’s the artists in residence for this year’s festival. Both classically trained percussionists well-versed in new music, they will present a program of contemporary percussion works as well as mixed-ensemble pieces.


From New York: Katie Thiroux Trio
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
“A multitasking talent who swings her bass with a Mack-truck-powered lilt that would make her hero Ray Brown proud, and who transforms her smallish voice into a thing of delight” (The New Yorker), Katie Thiroux has become a bold standard-bearer for the emerging generation of jazz singer/instrumentalists.

Sun Mar 24

WISE Hall (8 pm)
Trip-hop band from London, England.

Dave Anderson Quartet featuring Dave Restivo
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
New York saxophonist Anderson fronts a quartet featuring some of BC’s top jazz talent, which will feature modern compositions from the saxman’s recent recordings as well as post-bop standards.