The Gig List: Sept 10

Mon Sep 10

Bria Skonberg

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm) – SOLD OUT!
Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, New York-based Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation”.

JD Organ Trio
Guilt & Co
Coming together to form a unique and dynamic sound seldom heard in Vancouver featuring the mighty Hammond Organ, the JD Organ Trio is a Vancouver-based group led by Jason de Couto and features Kelly Brown on Guitar and Justin James on Drums.

Tue Sep 11

Sawdust Collector Series: Emma Citrine/Curtis LeBlanc/Aram Bajakian’s Kef
Gold Saucer (9pm)
Experimental music, poetry and some Armenian dance tunes, let the Sawdust Collector enthrall you once again with their incredibly creative and one of a kind performance hang.

Uno Mas
Guilt & Co (930pm)
Embracing a unique and modern sound, this is a trio that never fails to deliver. Soul-Jazz flavor, peppered with funk, hip- hop, reggae, drum & bass, and Latin grooves, this is one of the freshest, groove-based, live acts Vancouver has to offer.

Wed Sep 12

Mixtophonics 4:
Kat Bastow/Meredith Bates/César Chew/Eliot Doyle/Max Greening/Peki Hajdukovic/Melissa Hubert/
John Korsrud/Giorgio Magnanensi/Laurence Mollerup

Lana Lou’s
Ambient groove electronica played by Vancouver’s top creative musicians in the funky surroundings of Lana Lou’s bar in Chinatown. 

Art of the Trio: Bruno Hubert Trio

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Post-bop piano at its finestHubert brings huge personality and rare talent to entrancing standards and nimble, swinging post-bop. With James Meger bass and Joe Poole drums. Cover’s only 10 bucks!


Invisible Taste Presents: Lights Out w. bill bissett
China Cloud (9pm)
Legendary poet, painter and otherwordly being bill bissett returns to the China Cloud Gallery to read and rejoice!

Thu Sep 13

John Stetch & Jodi Proznick
Roedde House Museum (7pm)
Part of the The Roedde House Jazz Series every second Thursday of the month, this months installment features award winning John Stetch on piano & Juno nominated bassist Jodi Proznick.

Russ Botten Quartet Plays Cedar Walton

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Russ Botten’s swinging feel and big bass sound has made him a top-call player in the city. For this evening only, Russ has assembled a band including saxophonist Dave Say, pianist Tony Foster and drummer Dave Robbins to play the music of piano legend Cedar Walton.



Thad Bailey-Mai Quartet
Tangent Cafe (830pm)
Expect funky bass lines, free improv and odd time signatures with David Blake on piano, James Meger on bass, Joe Poole on drums and the virtuosic trumpeter, Thad Bailey-Mai.

Fri Sep 14

Turning Point Ensemble: The Mute Canary
SFU Goldcorp at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Based on a 1919 dada play by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, The Mute Canary, by 86-year-old contemporary composer Rudolf Komorous, is a one-act ‘dada opera’ featuring three isolated characters with multi-personalities. In addition to the one-act opera, the concert will feature three additional works by Komorous
Performances run from Sept 14 – 16

Adi Braun – Moderne Frau
Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
From the smoke and burlesque of Berlin to the sleek sophistication of New York, Moderne Frau brings to life the daring of Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker, and Margot Lion as well as the torch songs and swing of Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, and Peggy Lee. Join Adi & her trio as her powerhouse vocals and signature flair pay tribute to the leading ladies of the cabarets and clubs, east and west of the Atlantic.


Sat Sep 15

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Nominated as World Album of the Year at the 2016 WCM Awards, Mazacote’s hard-hitting six-piece world/Latin band rocks Frankie’s this week with their groove-heavy rhythms.

UNTAMED: kele fleming/Sarah Wheeler/Monica Lee
Pat’s Pub (9pm)
Rejuvenate your soul with the baroque folk-pop of kele fleming, the contemporary indie folk of Sarah Wheeler and the eclectic jazz, blues, country, rock influenced stylings of Monca Lee as these three wild and strong female artists bring their unique spirit to Pat’s Pub this Saturday.

Sun Sep 16

Jazz Vespers: Tony Wilson
St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
Where Jazz meets the Spirit! This Sunday’s edition features the melodic elegance of avant-garde jazz guitar musician Tony Wilson.

Brad Turner Quartet/Peggy Lee Band
8EAST (7:30pm)
Improv Vancouver jazz heavies Brad Turner & Peggy Lee’s respective bands play at 8EAST – the newly opened Vancouver artist-run social space for culture and art, located at 8 East Pender Street.

Tribute to Al Jarreau: Jennifer Scott & Carmen J. Price

Frankie’s Jazz Club (8pm)
Two of Vancouver’s top vocalists pay tribute to the inimitable Al Jarreau. His elastic vocal mastery and genre-spanning recordings celebrate jazz, pop, R&B, funk, and Latin music. Get ready to Groove!