Gig List: May 28

It’s almost June, which means festival season is right around the corner… here’s a few shows happening this week around town that will get you in the festival mood!

Vocal Jam Session with Sharon Minemoto at the Patricia

Monday, May 28, 7PM
Patricia’s Pub
403 E Hastings St, Vancouver

The city’s longest running jazz jam, Sessions at The Pat brings together many of the finest jazz musicians in the city. Guest musicians join host Sharon Minemoto for a great night of live jazz. Happy Hour specials at one of the only venues in Vancouver with a grand piano.

World Artist Music in Residence: Rumba Calzada

Wednesday, May 30, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

Countless tours, festivals, and sold out shows across Canada, the US, and Asia have earned Rumba Calzada the title of Canada’s tightest Latin band. Originally formed in 1991 by Boying Geronimo and now headed by his son, Raphael Geronimo, the band has recorded four albums with an array of nominations and awards, and is gearing up for more touring and recording, with an all-new album planned for 2018. With Lou Mastroianni piano, Allan Johnston bass, Roderick Murray trombone, Rolando Preza congas/vocals, and Raphael Geronimo timbales/vocals.


Sweet and Hot Wednesdays: Jen Hodge All-Stars

Wednesday, May 30, 9:30PM
Guilt & Co | Pay-what-you-can
1 Alexander St, Vancouver

Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes for a night of jazzy goodness! Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.

Up Close Recital Society: Waxwing with Peggy Lee/Jon Bentley/Tony Wilson

Thursday, May 31, 7PM
Old Crow Coffee Company
655 Front St, New Westminster

Formed in 2007, Waxwing is a co-led group created by three veterans of the Vancouver music scene: Tony Wilson on guitar, Peggy Lee on cello, and Jon Bentley on saxophones. The trio has released two studio recordings featuring their original compositions: A Bowl Of Sixty Taxidermists (2015, Songlines Recordings) and Escondido Dreams (2007, Drip Audio). The recipient of numerous Canada Council Grants, Waxwing has performed their unique works in concerts across Canada and has been a regular favourite in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The trio has also been featured many times on various CBC radio programs, both from live performances and studio recordings including a live SignalFest recording at CBC Vancouver in 2011.

Jacqui Naylor

Sunday, June 2, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

“Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around.” –JazzTimes

San Francisco-based jazz vocalist and songwriter, Jacqui Naylor, returns to Frankie’s Jazz Club following sold-out shows in the US, Europe, and Canada. Her many albums have been featured on top-ten lists of USA TodayWashington Post, and more. Naylor is known for her wide vocal range and ability to mix genres. With Art Khu piano and guitar, Steve Smith bass, and Dave Robbins drums.


Don’t miss out on this incredible live music!