Gig List: May 22

Fresh from the beautiful long weekend… here’s a few shows happening this week around town!

Mazacote

Wednesday, May 23, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

Mazacote is a hard-hitting six-piece world/Latin band from Vancouver with deep roots in Nicaragua, Mozambique, and Colombia. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds, they play brass-heavy Latin dance beats with a socially conscious message. Featuring the captivating voice of Nicaraguan singer/songwriter David Lopez and a groove-heavy rhythm section with Carlos Arias on bass, Chris Couto on timbales, Robin Layne on congas, Japanese pianist Niho Takase and jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken. Cover is only $10!!

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Julian Jayme Quartet

Thursday, May 24, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

Julian Jayme is a Montreal-based jazz guitarist who has studied at Capilano University, the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and McGill University. He has played at both the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festivals as well as venues all over North America. Playing music by composers such as Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson and Herbie Hancock, his quartet features pianist Nick Peck, bassist Jeff Gammon, and drummer Omar Amlani.

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Emil Viklicky Trio featuring Paul Rushka & Jesse Cahill

Friday, May 25, 8 PM
Revue Stage
1601 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Often described as the “Patriarch of Czech jazz piano,” pianist and composer Emil Viklický has performed in the USA, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Israel, and Europe with various artists and ensembles, including with his own trio. Featuring Paul Rushka (bass) and Jesse Cahill (drums).

Ben Lockwood/Nick Peck/David Sikula/Joe Poole

Sunday, May 27, 6PM
Tangent Cafe
2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Hard bop fuelled saxophonist Ben Lockwood plays standards and playful originals with a swinging band of Vancouver’s finest players. With Nick Peck organ, Dave Sikula guitar, and Joe Poole drums.

Heather Bambrick with special guest Jodi Proznick

Sunday, May 27, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

Newfoundland’s Heather Bambrick (vocals) and BC’s own Jodi Proznick (bass) combine forces in a highly anticipated show that goes from coast-to-coast. Not only are Heather and Jodi considered two of Canada’s finest musicians, they are also JUNO nominees, full of brilliant music, and full-on entertainment! With Tilden Webb piano and Jesse Cahill drums.

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Don’t miss out on this incredible live music!