Vancouver Jazz

The complete guide to jazz in Vancouver BC

Petr Cancura, Allison Au, & Pugs and Crows: Just another Thursday in Vancouver!

When did Thursday night become such a hot spot for fans of creative music in Vancouver? Certainly this week there is an abundance of great sounds to choose from as three tours converge on the city. Petr Cancura’s Down Home at the Rex courtesy of Mark Miller First up is the next installment of the […]

R.I.P. Renee Doruyter

We are very saddened by the news that Renee Doruyter passed away last night. A talented jazz vocalist, she was also one of the most dedicated  supporters of jazz in Vancouver, mainly through the columns she wrote for The Vancouver Province newspaper for many years. A warm and generous woman, her enthusiasm and knowledge contributed […]

Phil Dwyer appointed to Order of Canada

Congrats to Phil Dwyer for his appointment to the Order of Canada | Ottawa Citizen.

Jazz festival full lineup

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

2013 JUNO Award Nominees

For those that care, the list of 2013 Juno Award nominees can be viewed here: 2013 JUNO Award Nominees | The JUNO Awards.

Julian Award for Excellence for Emerging Canadian Artists

CJSF 90.1FM and The Jazz Spectrum have announced the four nominees for the 2013 Julian Award for Excellence for Emerging Canadian Artists. Read article . . .

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.

Popular jazz venue O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar closing after 40 years

From today’s Georgia Straight: After more than 40 years on Robson Street, O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar (1300 Robson Street), located at the Listel Hotel, is closing its doors after dinner service on June 2. Read the entire article. The article doesn’t explain that the restaurant will be undergoing a major renovation and reopen under a […]

2012 Juno Awards Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Juno Awards, handed out earlier today in Ottawa. Winners in the Jazz categories: Contemporary Jazz Album Of The Year Changing Seasons, Phil Dwyer Orchestra feat. Mark Fewer (Alma/Universal) See Changing Seasons – Phil Dwyer In Conversation with Nou Dadoun Traditional Jazz Album Of The Year Verge, David Braid (Independent) […]

Vancouver International Jazz Festival announces more 2012 concerts

Trombone Shorty/Preservation Hall Jazz Band (New Orleans Double Bill) Friday, June 22 @ 8pm The Centre for Performing Arts Balkan Beat Box plus special guests Geoff Berner Wednesday, June 27 @ 9pm Vogue Theatre The Cookers with George Cables, Billy Harper, Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, Eddie Henderson, Craig Handy and David Weiss Friday, June 22 […]

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