Gig List: May 7

Check out the amazing shows happening this week around town!

Jam Session with Sharon Minemoto

Monday, May 7, 7:30PM
Pat’s Pub at The Patricia
403 E Hastings St, Vancouver

Down on over to 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.

Sawdust Collector Series:
Klardrom Duo with Marie-Hélène Brousseau & Sienna Dahlen – Tony Wilson/Brad Turner/Dylan Van Der Schyff

Tuesday May 8, 9PM
Gold Saucer Studio
207 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at The Gold Saucer, curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt, James Meger, and guests. This week it’s Klardrom Duo with Marie-Hélène Brousseau & Sienna Dahlen as well as Tony Wilson/Brad Turner/Dylan Van Der Schyff.

Van Django

Thursday, May 10, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada’s most talented and eclectic musicians with violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche, and bassist Brent Gubbels. Punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive music that combines a wealth of musical influences while maintaining its roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

Tardo Hammer Trio – 2 night stand!

Friday & Saturday, May 12/13, 8PM
Frankie’s Jazz Club
755 Beaty Street, Vancouver

New York jazz pianist Tardo Hammer’s deft artistry has graced the bandstands of legends from Annie Ross, Lou Donaldson, and Art Farmer through Junior Cook, Lionel Hampton and Abbey Lincoln. His latest trio release on Cellar Live, Swinging on a Star, Tardo along with trio-mates Lee Hudson and Steve Williams swing their way through a delectable assortment of jazz originals, ballads, standards and bop.

Polyrhythmics with Coco Jafro

Saturday, May 12, 8PM
1882 Adanac St, Vancouver

Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics’ latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece’s impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat. Calling to mind everything from Antibalas and the Dap-Kings to The Meters and Fela Kuti, it’s without a doubt their strongest work to date, merging the infectious power of their live show with a sleek and nuanced studio sophistication.

The palette for the hard-driving modern afro-psycho-beat sound is built around the relentless rhythm of Grant Schroff and Lalo Bello, the heart thumping bass lines of Jason Gray, the intricate phrasings of Ben Bloom’s guitar, the searing avalanche of keyboard colors from Nathan Spicer and the melodic hooks and soaring solos from the horn section comprised of Scott Morning, Art Brown and Elijah Clark.

Tony Wilson/Russell Sholberg/Skye Brooks

Sunday, May 13, 6PM
Tangent Cafe
2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

West Coast guitar legend Tony Wilson is joined by bassist Russel Sholberg, (Pugs & Crows, Aeroplane Trio) and drummer Skye Brooks (Co-pilots, Aeroplane Trio, Fond of Tigers) for what is sure to be an evening of creative, beautiful music. Alex Varty from the Georgia Straight calls their CD Longhand, “buoyed up by the quiet resolve evident in Wilson’s playing” and “the kind of sad but emotionally engaging undertaking that, perversely, will brighten any rainy day.”

Don’t miss out on this incredible live music!