Gig List: May 1

Looks like it’s going to be another sunny week in Vancouver, so why not check out some of these great shows!

Bill Sample

Tuesday, May 1, 7PM
Pat’s Pub, 403 E Hastings St, Vancouver

This installment in our mid-week jazz experiment features the Bill Sample Trio playing tunes from their CD entitled Small. Small group, big music. Bill Sample- piano, Rene Worst-bass, Dave Robbins-drums. Hot Food. Cool Jazz. No Cover.

Adam Rohrlick’s Hip Pocket with Gary Comeau

Wednesday, May 2, 6PM
1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver

Hip Pocket presents The Sounds of New Orleans featuring Gary Comeau. Adam Rohrlick electric guitar and saxophone, Gary Comeau keyboards and vocals, Chris Nordquist drums, washboard, and vocals.

LJ Mounteney

Thursday, May 3, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club, 755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

LJ Mounteney is a sought-after singer/songwriter known for her soulful twists on inspired classics and intriguing song choices. Mounteney’s debut album, Here In The Dark, features a stellar lineup of fierce session players – including the brilliant work of guitarist Jon Roper. With the infectious rhythm and vibe she creates on stage, her live shows are not to be missed! She is joined by Jon Roper guitar, Joel Fountain drums, Brent Gubbels bass, and Graham Howell sax/flute.

Amina Figarova

Saturday, May 5, 8PM
Frankies Jazz Club, 755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

“Among the most important composers to come into jazz in the new millennium”–JazzTimes
Hailing from Azerbaijan, the New York-based Amina Figarova is an internationally influenced—and recognized—composer, pianist, and bandleader. Those three roles come to the forefront in Figarova’s sextets, with a remarkable chemistry that brings her detailed arrangements to life. The group has been a hit at major festivals like the Newport Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Subtone with Florian Hoefner

Sunday, May 6, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club, 755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

Subtone stands in the forefront of today’s young innovative jazz ensembles. Founded in 2005 in Berlin, its members now live on both sides of the Atlantic, in St. John’s, Netherlands, Berlin, and Cologne. The group has collaborated with artists the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Seamus Blake, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and Randy Brecker. With their own imaginative compositions, from the voluminous big band sound to a bare essential chamber music approach, Subtone has released four acclaimed albums in the last 10 years. Featuring Magnus Schriefl on trumpet, flugelhorn, Malte Dürrschnabel on woodwinds, Florian Hoefner piano, Mattias Pichler bass, and Peter Gall on drums.

Get out and enjoy this great music!!