Gig List: Nov 19

Mon Nov 19

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 and the Vipers
WISE Lounge (8pm)

They’re back! Part old-tyme, part new times, part no time at all, part all-of-the-time. Join Petunia and The Vipers for their Monday night residency in the WSE Lounge (downstairs at the Wise Hall).

Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story
Vancity Theatre (8:15pm)
As part of VIFF’s Music Mondays
Paul Butterfield took the Chicago blues scene by storm in the 1960s – he even stole Muddy Waters’ rhythm section out from under him. Through his music and words, along with first‐hand accounts of his family, his band mates and those closest to him, Horn From the Heart tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest blues harmonica player of all time.

Tue Nov 20

Open Mic
Bring your instrument of choice and play your songs once a week on the Railway Stage. Drum kit and bass and guitar amps available so bring your bands. Hosted by Jess Vaira.

ANAF 298 (9pm)
Join for a healthy dose of swingin’ hot jazz & super fun dancing at ANAF298 with Brad Shigeta & Friends featuring Tom Arntzen on keys and Jen Hodge on upright bass!

Wed Nov 21


Blue Wednesdays:
Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
See Harpdog Brown like you’ve never seen or heard before! Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band have a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring, piano, clarinet/sax, upright-bass and drums. This music will move you! With Bob Grant tubs, Joe Abbott clarinet/alto and Dave Webb piano

The Jen Hodge All Stars
Guilt & Company (9:30pm)
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.

Thu Nov 22

Barra MacNeils East Coast Christmas
Centennial Theatre (7:30pm)
By popular demand, Canada’s first family of Celtic music will visit Vancouver to begin their 2018 coast-to-coast tour of seasonal magic.

The White Album Revisited
St. James Hall  (7:30pm)
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album! The evening will showcase 29 innovative interpretative arrangements of 29 songs featuring a core band of musicians with special guests. All concert proceeds will be going to PAL Vancouver.


Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
The name of this cooperative quartet alludes to the unusual, unique and exceptional, which accurately describes the music they create. Oddity features four musicians with wide-ranging paths. Their repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements as well as works by Kurt Rosenwinkle, Chris Potter, Claude Ranger and more. With Jon Bentley ​tenor saxophone,​ André Lachance​ electric guitar​, Tommy Babin ​double bass​ and Bernie Arai d​rums and cymbals​.

Fri Nov 23

Vancouver Synthesizer Festival
The Cultch (7pm)
Featuring local experimental, ambient, electronic and synthesizer performers with video/visual artists for an – immersive experience evening.

Coda 2.0: Software for People – The Upgrade
Performance Works (7pm)
Presented by Boca del Lupo, and now held in Performance Works, Coda 2.0 expands, presenting an intense, immersive sensory and community experience with audio & visual collaborative works by Leó Stefánsson, Constantine Katsiris, Hitori Tori and Yasushi Harada, and host Brady Marks.

The Nameless feat. Maya Rae
Chan Centre (7pm)
The 45th Avenue Jazz Band and Jaelem Bhate are excited to team up with critically acclaimed vocalist Maya Rae to present ‘The Nameless’ –  a suite of 5 movements based on poetry by authors who are unknown (anonymous), or unvalued in an effort to bring attention to art often overlooked.


Mike Allen Quartet
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Saxophonist Mike Allen and his band perform an array of well-loved jazz classics by great bandleaders like Horace Silver (Song For My Father, Nica’s Dream, Peace), Duke Ellington (Chelsea Bridge, Caravan, In My Solitude), Dizzy Gillespie (A Night In Tunisia, Groovin’ High, Woody ‘n You), and Oliver Nelson (Stolen Moments).

Sat Nov 24

Blues Brunch
Railway Club (1pm)

Join for an afternoon of blues featuring Rob Montgomery & friends.

14th Annual Russ Sigerson Memorial Concert
Fairview Baptist Church (7pm)
Join for an evening of fantastic jazz from the Chris Sigerson Quintet, featuring a group of the finest musicians Vancouver has to offer. Proceeds go to benefit the Crossroads Community Meal, tickets are by donation.

West Coast Guitar Night
The Cultch (8pm)
The 20th Annual West Coast Guitar Night features Kent Hillman, Edgar Avelino, Les Finnigan, Simon Fox, Itamar Erez & John Gilliat with Rossi Tzonkov.


Eliana Cuevas
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Eliana Cuevas has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette. With her latest album Eliana has created a beautiful musical love letter to her native land of Venezuela that integrates Afro-Venezuelan rhythms with her own Latin Jazz sound. Eliana will perform original selections from her most recent recording accompanied by a stellar line-up of musicians.

Sun Nov 25

Jazz Vespers: Bill Runge Quintet
St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)

Bill’s saxophone style amalgamates the influences of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, and Steve Grossman with his own compositional approach – a modern player, firmly rooted in jazz tradition. With Bernie Arai, Nick Apivor, Kristian Alexandrov, & Miles Hill.


David Blake Quartet
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)

The Montreal Jazz festival says that guitarist David Blake is a “genuine feast for the soul.”  His contemporary sound is steeped in straddling original compositions with a new quartet featuring Brad Turner piano, Conrad Good bass and Joe Poole drums