Vancouver Jazz

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Impressions of a Patch of Blue

Last summer when I first saw the press release for the note-for-note recreation of Miles Davis‘ legendary recording Kind of Blue, I was naturally intrigued. Who better to take on an iconic album than the reigning iconoclasts of contemporary creative music? Mostly Other People Do the Killing – MOPDtK! The four core members – saxophonist […]

Mike Allen CD release concert this Thursday

  The Legacy Jazz Series and Coastal Jazz & Blues Society are presenting the Mike Allen Quartet – Mike Allen (saxophones), Miles Black (piano), Adam Thomas (bass), Julian MacDonough (drums) – with special guest Hugh Fraser (trombone) at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch) on January 23. The event celebrates the release of Panorama, the latest recording from […]

Nightcrawlers seek crowd funding for CD project

This past Tuesday Jesse Cahill’s Nightcrawlers played the first of four weekly gigs at The Cellar that are being recorded for a forthcoming double CD release. Cahill is asking for financial support via crowd-funding web site, indiegogo.  Cahill explains in this video.

Songlines September Release Concerts

Vancouver’s Gordon Grdina and Tyson Naylor celebrate the release of their new albums on Songlines: Gordon Grdina’s Haram and Limbs of the Stars (opening) September 20, 9 pm, The Waldorf, $15 at the door (cash only) “…performing well outside the box, this marriage of Arabic music and influence with western jazz sensibilities is at times […]

Changing Seasons – Phil Dwyer In Conversation

On hearing Changing Seasons, Phil Dwyer’s sister paid him a (funny) back-handed compliment: “It sounded great, I had a hard time believing you wrote it!” Since its release last month, accolades for the Phil Dwyer Orchestra‘s release Changing Seasons have been seemingly unanimous. Writing for a large ensemble, especially incorporating strings is notoriously tough to […]

Corey Christiansen celebrates the release of his new CD this weekend

This weekend at The Cellar, guitarist COREY CHRISTIANSEN celebrates the release of his latest Orgin Records album, Outlaw Tractor. From the first note, Christiansen lights a rhythmic fire that never flickers, punctuating chords with precision and soloing with zeal… ” – Downbeat Magazine Following up on 2008’s Roll With It, Corey Christiansen’s critically acclaimed Origin […]

“Inhabitants” CD Release, May 27

Inhabitants launch their new CD, A Vacant Lot, at the Cobalt, 917 Main Street, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 8:00pm. The Gordon Grdina Trio will also be performing. Inhabitants continue to push forward into new sonic territory with “A Vacant Lot”, their third full-length on Drip Audio. Spacious and expressive, the new album explores the […]

Steve Kaldestad

Blow – UpCellar Live CL053109 Kevin Dean- TrumpetAndré White – PianoJodi Proznick – Acoustic BassJesse Cahill – Drums 1. Shimmy! (Steve Kaldestad)2. In the Loop (André White)3. In Lieu of You (Steve Kaldestad)4. A Flower is a Lovesome Thing (Strayhorn)5. Siesta (Kaldestad)6. So Long Cerulean (K.Dean)7. Stanley (Kaldestad) Recorded May 29, 30, 31, 2009, The […]


Casual CoordinatesESQ 002 Kevin Elaschuk – trumpetDave Say – tenor and soprano saxophonesAndré Lachance – guitarPaul Rushka – bassStan Taylor – drums 1 Casual Coordinates2 Still Life3 Ashdod4 5251 Chester5 1 One Won6 Clocks Recorded live at Performance Works, Vancouver BC, June 30, 2007 Audio samples and ordering information at:

Steve Maddock

Memory CafeIndependent release SM001 Steve Maddock – voiceMiles Black – pianoBill Coon – guitarJodi Proznick – bassCraig Scott – drumsBrad Turner – trumpetKent Wallace – trumpetRoss Taggart – tenor saxCampbell Ryga – alto/baritone saxRod Murray – tromboneBess Durey – voiceElliot Polsky – percussion 1. There Is No Greater Love2. Memory Cafe3. So He Lies4. You’ve […]

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