Gig List: Sept 24

Mon Sep 24

Alita Dupray
Guilt & Co (930pm)
Help smooth out your Monday with the sultry vocals of the very talented Alita Dupray.

Tue Sep 25

Sawdust Collector Series
Gold Saucer (9pm-ish)
Katie Duck/Lisa Cay Miller/Ron Samworth/Kai Basanta

This weeks’ hot collective features multi-methodology dancer Katie Duck; pianist and director of the New Orchestra Workshop Society Lisa Cay Miller; acclaimed Vancouver guitarist Ron Samworth; drummer Kai Basanta, and drummer & dance collaborator Ben Brown.

Adam Robert Thomas

Guilt & Co (930pm)
Described as a unique sound combining elements of soul, jazz, indie and top 40 music, Thomas will play a diverse array of music from radio hits to jazz big band and a wide array of classics in between (not to mention his own compositions) – all covered with sweet soulful taste.

Wed Sep 26

BC Culture Days Pop-Up Event
Robson Square (noon-2pm) FREE 
Culture Days representative Mandy Rushton, Nazanin Shoja and Melissa Toong welcome one and all to Robson Square from 12-2pm for an eclectic and entertaining cabaret of who’s who in Vancouver arts & entertainment biz. Look for the branded 10×10 tent and get a sneak peek into what Culture Days is all about.

Art of the Trio: Brad Turner Trio

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
An ensemble of keen interactive sensibilities, formidable improvisational skills, and a strong and varied repertoire built over their years together as a group, the JUNO-nominated Brad Turner Quartet has been a mainstay of the Vancouver jazz scene. Quartet members include Brad Turner trumpet, Bruno Hubert piano, André Lachance bass, and Dylan van der Schyff drums.

Thu Sep 27

Andrea Superstein CD Release Concert
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Showcasing powerful vocals, Superstein’s new release, Worlds Apart brings fresh ideas to the forefront. Subtly infusing electro, indie, and other unexpected elements, Andrea Superstein is “redefining jazz” (Vancouver Province). With Mary Ancheta keys, Remi-Jean Leblanc bass, and Mark Nelson drums.


Quiet City #50: Tim Olive
The Toast Collective
Established in January 2010, Quiet City is a series of concerts in Vancouver focused on live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting. This edition features the performances by: Alfred Jarry, Tim Olive (Osaka) with Ruhlmann & Clément and Victoria Gibson

Fri Sep 28

Telepresence w. JP Carter

Integrated Motion Studio @ Emily Carr (4-7pm) FREE w. Registration
Telepresence, a virtual reality piece created by sound and media artists Kiran Bhumber and Nancy Lee. Featuring Vancouver based trumpet player JP Carter, Telepresence seeks to redefine conventions of the concert setting. The virtual reality experience utilizes volumetric film making techniques, generative and animated visualizations and live sound.

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Hendrik Meurkens & The Toronto Samba Jazz Connection

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Meurkens’ profound involvement in both jazz and Brazilian music resulted in a very personal and instantly recognizable version of samba jazz. A virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone, Hendrik Meurkens is considered to be a legitimate successor in the tradition of Toots Thielemans but with his own unique voice.

Steve Maddock w. Diane Lines/Oliver Gannon/Jen Hodge
Gallery Bistro, Port Moody
One of Canada’s finest jazz vocalists, Steve Maddock is joined by pianist/vocalist Diane Lines, guitarist Oliver Gannon & bassist Jen hodge.

The Dance Centre (7pm)
In her first visit to the city for thirty years, Internationally-renowned improvisation pioneer Katie Duck brings her provocative dance/music collabora-tion CAGE to Vancouver, A trenchant feminist analysis of the human condition and the oppression of modern life. Duck shares the stage with local performers musicians Ben Brown, James Meger, and Roxanne Nesbitt.

Friday Jazz: Colleen Rennison w. Jeff Gladstone & The Bad Ideas
Tyrant Studios (9pm)
Colleen Rennison is a Canadian singer/songwriter and actress, celebrates the opening of her latest film project. Colleen will be backed by popular cabaret-blues band Jeff Gladstone and the Bad Ideas. Check out their film KINGSWAY at VIFF

Sat Sep 29

Hendrik Meurkens & The Toronto Samba Jazz Connection
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Virtuoso harmonica and vibraphone player Hendrik Meurkens, hits Frankie’s for a personal and instantly recognizable version of samba jazz With Jeremy Price flute, Attila Fias piano, Paco Luviano bass, and Richard Brisco drums.

Gordon Grdina/Matt Shipp/Mark Helias
Western Front (8pm)

Gordon Grdina, a player of unbridled musical ingenuity, has a talent for putting together interesting projects and this one is no exception. A not-to-be-missed collaboration with Vancouvers oud/guitar master Grdina, elite, intense and almost indescribable  bassist Mark Helias and genius firing on all cylinders pianist Matthew Shipp promises to be a stunning collaboration like no other.

Sun Sep 30

Steve Kaldestad Quartet
Tangent Cafe (6pm)
Blistering Saxophonist Steve Kaldestad leads a quartet of long time friends & collaborators. Performing with international artists Steve’s beautiful sound is most often heard playing with Vancouver’s finest musicians.

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Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
One of Vancouver’s most versatile and authentic vocalists Siobhan is one hard hitting, soulful, resonant, and powerful voice. With flavours of R&B, neo-soul, and jazz, her music is bound to make you groove! The band will feature Jonny Tobin on keys, Derek DiFilippo on bass, Johnny Andrews on drums, Mike Agranovich on guitar, and Eli Bennett on saxophone.