Jeni’s Picks of the Week April 28-May 4, 2014

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2014 Doxa Film Festival May 2-11
More than 90 films, and 78 screenings, DOXA 2014 proves that documentary knows no bounds!

Tuesday April 29

Seventeen89 1789 Comox St 8p.m. $10 (plus $20 minimum) 604 428 0705 reservations
Cory Weeds Trio
Cory Weeds-tenor sax, Adam Thomas-bass, Jesse Cahill-drums

Wednesday April 30

VPL 350 W.Georgia 7p.m. Free (limited seating)
Tales from Fun City
Vaudeville, burlesque, speakeasies, bottle clubs, exotic dancing, jazz, and more made for a colourful nightlife through most of Vancouver’s history. Join Aaron Chapman, author of Liquor, Lust, and The Law: The Story of Vancouver’s Legendary Penthouse Nightclub and Lani Russwurm, author of Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History as they share tales from the city’s lively cultural history.

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
James Danderfer Trio
James Danderfer – clarinet, Chris Gestrin – keys, Joe Poole- drums

Thursday May 1

TANGENT CAFÉ 2095 COMMERCIAL DRIVE (@ 5TH AVE) 8.30p.m. No cover
Dan Reynolds Trio
Dan Reynolds-piano with Adam Thomas – bass and Adam Cormier – drums
Vancouver native Dan Reynolds has been an active force in the Vancouver jazz scene since his return from Montreal last year. A skilled pianist and composer, Dan will be performing music from his upcoming album.

Roedde House Museum 1415 Barclay St 7p.m. $12
Jaclyn Guilou & David Blake Duo
Singer Jaclyn Guilou will be accompanied by David Blake on guitar in what promises to be an evening of soul-stirring musical enjoyment. Jazz in the Victorian parlour room at the Roedde House Museum.

Friday May 2

Seventeen89 1789 Comox St 8p.m. $10 (plus $20 minimum) 604 428 0705 reservations
Cory Weeds presents Blues Night at 1789
Steve Kozak & his Westcoast All Stars
Steve Kozak-guitar/vocals, Danny Cassavant-guitar, Roger Brandt-bass & Chris Nordquist-drums

Merge N.E. Corner of Clark/Powell (ring the bell downstairs) 9.30p.m.$10
The Julie McGeer Project and The Lisa Cay Miller Trio
with James Meger-bass, Joe Pool e-drums and Mike Magnusson-drums

Saturday May 3

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Brad Muirhead 5tet
Brad Muirhead – bass trombone, Jared Burrows – guitar, Lyle Hopkins – bass, Bernie Arai – drums
Originals and bass-trombone-friendly standards… some straight ahead, some not


8 pm $10 @ the door
Hugh Fraser 5tet
Hugh Fraser, trombone, piano, composer, Cam Ryga saxes, Bill Runge saxes, Dave Robbins drums, Miles Foxx Hill basses
Optimistic and energized fresh new compositions. A risk taking energized night with five master musicians devoted to individual and collective communication through improvisational jazz.

Sunday May 4

*From Edmonton* Jerrold Dubyk
Western Canadian Music Award Winner Jerrold Dubyk (tenor saxophone) will be making a special appearance with his Vancouver cohorts Chris Gestrin (organ) and Jesse Cahill (Drums).

Central Bistro 1072 Denman St 7p.m. No cover
Don Stewart 4tet
Don Stewart-vocals, Ron Johnston-piano , Olaf de Shield-guitar, Cameron Hood-bass
Some originals, plus new arrangements of jazz, Motown & British Invasion songs

Luxe Lounge 1180 Howe St 6p.m. (dance lesson) 8p.m. (live band) $12
Jump & Swing Sunday featuring Swing Aggregration with guest vocalist Andrea Superstein
Derry Byrne – trpt, Rod Murray – trombone, Chris Startup – tenor, Dave Say – alto, Bill Sample – piano, Buff Allen – drums and Dave Guiney – bass – will be playing the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and other big bands from the 1930s to 50s, for dancing and listening.…242175?fref=ts