Jeni’s Picks of the Week April 22-27, 2014

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April in Paris – 8th Annual Gypsy Jazz Festival April 25, 26 & 27
Includes Lache Cercel & Roma Swing, Van Django, Deanna Knight & Hot Club of Mars, Marc Atkinson Trio, Company B with Paul Pigat & more

Projecting Change Film Festival 2014 April 24-27 SFU Woodwards
A forum for Docs and Dialogue that sparks curiosity, inspires conversation, and develops ambassadors for change within our communities. The festival was launched in 2007 and features eye-opening and often award-winning films from around the globe. A dynamic speaker or panel discussion follows each film.
I’ve seen Red Obsession (April 25).. it is pretty interesting.

Tuesday April 22

Libra Room 1608 Commercial Drive 9p.m.
Bruno is 50!! (so he says!)
In celebration of Bruno Hubert’s birthday.
Bruno-piano, Andrew Millar-drums, James Meger-bass & others sitting in as evening progresses.

Rickshaw Theatre 254 E. Hastings 8p.m. $20 advance $25 at door (until April 28)
Mrs. Warren’s Profession
Produced by Alley Theatre in association with Neworld Theatre and Renegade Arts Society, written in 1893 by Nobel and Oscar winning George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession was originally banned for over 30 years . A young woman discovers her privileged lifestyle was paid for by her mother’s sex work. The two women enter a battle royal over what it means to be a modern woman, a working woman, and just plain be a woman.

Wednesday April 23

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Tiny Pyramids *playing the music of Sun Ra*
Tyson Naylor- keys, Colin Cowan – bass, Dan Gaucher – drums

Sylvia Hotel 1154 Gilford St 8p.m. No cover
Don Stewart 4tet

Thursday April 24

TANGENT CAFÉ 2095 COMMERCIAL DRIVE (@ 5TH AVE) 8.30p.m. No cover
Steve Kaldestad Trio
Since moving to Vancouver in 2008, Steve has become one of the most in demand saxophonists in the city. You can hear him with The Nightcrawlers, The Dan Brubeck Quartet, the Jodi Proznick Quartet and many other groups. Here he leads his own drummerless band. With Bill Coon – Guitar and Jodi Proznick – bass.

Seven Dining Lounge 53 W. Broadway (formerly Kozmik Zoo) 8p.m. $10
Ian Shaw Sextet- The Material Culture Project
IAN SHAW tenor and alto saxophones , SASHA OLYNYK piano, MICHAEL WAGLER, bass, NINO DiPASQUALE drums, ADRIAN SMITH trumpet , BRIAN HARDING trombone

Ten Ten Tapas, 1010 Beach Ave 7p.m.No cover
Fran Jaré /Brent Gubbels Duo (with special guests)
Piano and acoustic bass jazz renditions, some vocals & originals

Friday April 25

Pyatt Hall 843 Seymour Street 7p.m $22
FROM NEW YORK CITY: VOCALIST/PIANIST: CHAMPIAN FULTON featuring Cory Weeds – tenor saxophone, Jodi Proznick – bass, Julian MacDonough – drums
This concert is in memory of Renée Doruyter. All proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Foundation.

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings 8p.m. $15 at door
Daniel Herzog Jazz Orchestra
17 of the city’s finest players take the stage at The Pat.

Saturday April 26

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings 3-7p.m. No cover
Anita Eccleston Quintet- JAZZ ON FIRE
Anita Eccleston – Vocals & Trumpet, Jim Hopson – Trombone, Alexander Flock – Guitar, Cameron Hood – Bass, Emlyn Scherk – Drums

Sunday April 27

St.Andrew’s Wesley 1022 Nelson (at Burrard) 4p.m. Donation
Jazz Vespers… where jazz meets the spirit
Douglas College Night Band
Music Director: Blair Fisher

Tristan Paxton Trio
Guitarist Tristan Paxton is a recent graduate from the highly regarded McGill University jazz program. Since returning to Vancouver he’s quickly established himself as one of the city’s most in-demand musicians. Featuring Ben Henriques on saxophone and Jodi Proznick on bass.
Central Bistro 1072 Denman St 7p.m. No cover
Krystle dos Santos

Branas 617 Stamps Landing 6p.m. Donation
Lolo Bianco
Lory White-vocals, Ron Thompson-guitar, Ray Ayotte-drums
Songs from 50s and 60s, some going back to the 30s and 40s. Jazz, Pop, Blues

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