Gig List: Sept 17

Mon Sep 17

James Meger Trio
Pourhouse, Gastown (7pm)
Intuitive collaborator and versatile bassist James Meger hits up the Pourhouse this Monday.

Tue Sep 18

Vancouver Independent Music House: Open Up! Conversation Series 3 Creekside Community Recreation Centre (7pm)
Following the City of Vancouver approval to re-zone the Plaza of Nations to include a music presentation centre, VIM’s third Open Up! conversation series event, is a chance to reflect on the studies and work VIM has undertaken over the last seven years and to look at the road ahead.

Sawdust Collector Series
Gold Saucer (9pmish)
This week features the distinct contemporary woodwinds of award winning Daniel Pencer (composer for the South African theatre production Mies Julie), two short films from Randall Okita and from Toronto, improviser & Chalmers Professional Development award winner, Karen Ng.

Tony Wilson and Scott Smith play Lenny Breau and Buddy Emmons 

The Heatley
Released in 1978, Minors Aloud was a very unique album that featured anything from soul jazz and bebop standards, to an arrangement of a Bach piece. Tony Wilson and Scott Smith will perform the Lenny Breau/Buddy Emmons album “Minors Aloud” in its entirety.

Wed Sep 19

Art-Of-The-Trio:-Chris-Sigerson-09-19-2018Art of the Trio: Chris Sigerson Trio
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Bill Evans’ trio had a big impact on Chris in his early days and that influence can still be detected in his approach to playing. An evening of syncopated rhythm & inventive interpretation of swinging standards, with Darren Radtke on bass and Craig Scott on drums


Vintage Variety Night w. Professor Banjo
Lana Lou’s (730pm)
A cozy night of blues, folk & other old time vintage genres featuring Tim Sars’ Littlest Big Band Ever, Emily Rose Nyberg & your host, Paul Silveria AKA professor Banjo

Thu Sep 20

City Opera Vancouver: Nigredo Hotel
The Cultch (8pm)
A bizarre, macabre and astonishing operatic thriller written by Nic Gotham and Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Adam Rohrlick’s Hip Pocket Plays David Sanborn 
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Multi-instrumentalist Adam Rohrlick plays a tribute to saxophonist David Sanborn from his solo albums recorded between 1975 and 1995 with his longtime collaborator and producer, bassist Marcus Miller. With Tilden Webb keyboards, Andreas Schuld electric guitar, Graham Clark electric bass, and Adam Cormier drums.


Lone Bear 

The Heatley (9pm)
Unleashing its love of heavy grooves, Jazz-rock trio Lone Bear mashes classic hits and original compositions through a tweaked out modern jazz and free improv blender
– always beastly, always fun and always a growling musical adventure.

Fri Sep 21

David Hazeltine/Cory Weeds
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
A CELEBRATORY REUNION! Weeds and Hazeltine opened Frankie’s Jazz Club three years ago; the duo reunites again with Ken Lister bass and Jesse Cahill drums. Hazeltine is one of a handful of pianists who has successfully forged his own distinctive style and musical voice from the modern piano tradition. Saxophonist Cory Weeds has released 13 records as a leader on Cellar Live, with his last release, This Happy Madness, reaching #1 on the Jazz Week Chart.


Darius-Jones-Quartet-featuring-Emilie-Lesbros Le-bébé-de-Brigitte-(Lost-in-Translation)-09-21-2018Darius Jones feat. Emilie Lesbros
Western Front (8pm)

Called “the most visceral and distinctive alto saxophonist of this era” by The New York Times, New York alto saxophonist and composer Darius Jones presents an ambitious multi-recording program: Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation). Adding the distinctive talents of French singer and composer, Emilie Lesbros, the suite (composed together and separately) with lyrics in both English and French, is steeped in the histories of jazz and chanson, but reflects a highly personal shared musical language that Jones’s superb ensemble fleshes out evocatively through improvisation.

Sat Sep 22

Cory-Weeds-Quartet-with-guest-David-Hazeltine-09-21-2018David Hazeltine/Cory Weeds 
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
With a distinctive style and musical voice pianist David’s influences extend from Art Tatum and Bud Powell to such great masters as Buddy Montgomery, Barry Harris, and Cedar Walton. Saxophonist Cory Weeds has released 13 records as a leader on Cellar Live, the label that he founded in 2000. His last release, This Happy Madness, recorded with The Jeff Hamilton Trio reached #1 on the Jazz Week Chart.


Caravan World Rhythms: Trichy Sankaran & Friends
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Profound and soulful rhythms as world-renowned percussion virtuoso Trichy Sankaran joins forces with world-jazz ensemble The Offering of Curtis Andrews, and special guests, to present a mix of original compositions and arrangements from the South Indian classical repertoire.



Sun Sep 23

Vancouver New Music: Fall Soundwalk
East Georgia Street at Hawks Avenue (2pm) FREE

Part of culture days 2018, this edition of soundwalks features Elizabeth Ellis and Helena Krobath as they guide listeners through sensory explorations from their forthcoming print project Meet me in Listening.

Kristian-Braathen-Trio-09-23-2018Kristian Braathen Trio
Frankie’s Jazz Club
Performing original compositions, as well as intricate arrangements of jazz standards and contemporary music, the Kristian Braathen Trio has developing its signature sound from influences such as Ray Brown Trio, Bill Charlap Trio, and Jacky Terrasson. Featuring Kristian Braathen drums, Nick Peck piano, and Paul Rushka acoustic bass.


Chad Makela Quartet

Tangent Cafe (6pm)
A cornerstone of the Vancouver jazz scene, saxophonist Chad Makela’s fiery improv weaves through explosive odd time grooves and harmonic gauntlets. With Bernie Arai drums, Wysnton Minckler bass and David Bland guitar