Vancouver Jazz

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Dave Brubeck tribute at Cap this Friday

The Cap Jazz Series presents a Tribute to Dave Brubeck at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday, January 24 @ 8 PM, an homage to the groundbreaking pianist and composer who became one of the best known ambassadors of jazz to the world. The Dave Brubeck Quartet, which featured Brubeck on […]

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 […]

Jazz festival full lineup

The full TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival lineup has been announced. Watch the promo video.    

Jazz Fest announces Vogue and Performance Works series

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 21-July 1, 2013) has announced performers appearing at The Vogue Theatre and Performance Works on Granville Island as part of the upcoming festival. There’ll be another announcement in two weeks and the full lineup sometime in mid-May . The Vogue Theatre Series Michael Kaeshammer/Alex Cuba (Double Bill) June 21 BETTYE LAVETTE plus […]

Jazz Festival call for volunteers.

This year the Vancouver International Jazz Festival runs June 21-July 1, 2013 Volunteering for the festival is a great way to hear amazing music, make new friends, and gain work experience or school credit. They have many opportunities available for people with a variety of skills, passions and interests. Visit to find out more. JAZZ VOLUNTEERS […]

FEU VERT: A Tribute to CLAUDE RANGER, Nov. 16, 17

A concert featuring music inspired by drummer Claude Ranger, performed by Buff Allen • Bernie Arai • Miles Black • Paul Blaney • Bill Clark • Phil Dwyer • Kevin Elaschuk • Bruce Freedman • Miles Foxx Hill • André Lachance • Bob Murphy • Clyde Reed • Ron Samworth • Dave Say • Stan Taylor • […]

Ross Taggart needs our help

Ross Taggart, one of Canada’s finest jazz pianists and saxophonists, and a dear friend to many of us, is in hospital battling renal cancer. A benefit concert featuring Vancouver’s finest jazz players will take place on Mon, Nov 26 at the Capilano University Theatre. Stay tuned for more info! If you would like to make […]

Jazz fest partners with film fest to present music live and on film at VIFF 2012

“Vancouver audiences love experiencing great music live and on film. The Vancouver Coastal Jazz & Blues Society and VIFF programmers annualy bring Vancouver audiences some of the best music from around the globe. Through the power of extraordinary performances, live or on screen, we are transported to the places where truly great music comes from.” […]

Cap Jazz Series presents Kurt Elling’s Brill Building Project

A standout male vocalist of contemporary jazz, Kurt Elling brings his new project 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building to the NSCU Centre at Capilano University on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 8 PM. Elling moved from his home town of Chicago to Manhattan in 2008, his latest recording 1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project (releasing […]

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 […]

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