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

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Still in recovery from Folk Festival which, despite the disappointment of Joan Baez cancelling due to ill health, was wonderful. More festivals and more music coming right up!

CBC Musical Nooners July 15-Aug 23
The sounds of summer are here: the CBC Musical Nooners return for their fifth year! These free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson).

Bard on the Beach Festival June 11-Sept 20
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September.

Honda Celebration of Light
The annual off-shore fireworks display is back with another three night schedule. July 26, 30 and Aug 2. An excess of 300,000 spectators are expected at English Beach each night during the event’s 24th year.
Tuesday July 22
Seventeen89 1789 Comox St 8.30p.m. $10 (plus $20 minimum) 604 428 0705 reservations
Jennifer Scott Quartet
Jennifer-vocals/piano, Rene Worst-bass, Cory Weeds-sax, Dave Robbins-drums
Playing music from new CD “Chance”

Free outdoor Movie Night at 2nd Beach in Stanley Park (at DUSK every 2nd Tuesday in July/August)
This week.. FOOTLOOSE
Wednesday July 23
Sylvia Hotel Lounge 1154 Gilford 8p.m.No cover
Jennifer Scott Duo
Jennifer Scott-vocals/piano, Rene Worst-bass

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Chad MacQuarrie – guitar/vocals, Tommy Babin – bass, Skye Brooks – drums

Thursday July 24
Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan St 7-9p.m. Free (outdoors)
The Cory Weeds Quartet plays the Music of Italy
Chris Gestrin-piano, Dave Sikula-guitar, Cory Weeds-sax, Joe Poole-drums

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Bob Murphy Trio
Bob Murphy – keyboards, Miles Hill – Bass, Buff Allen – drums and guest Monique Van Dam – voice

Dr.Sun Sat Yen Chinese Classical Garden 578 Carrall Street Doors 7p.m. Show 8p.m.$25
21st Annual Enchanted Garden Series
Jim Byrnes
Internationally renowned Canadian blues artist, Jim Byrnes has been mesmerizing audiences over 40 years. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards including 2014 Canada’s Male Vocalist of the Year, the Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year three times, Maple Blues Award as Male Vocalist of the Year, and Canadian Folk Music Awards
** al fresco dinners, wine, and cocktails are also available prior to performance… see website**

China Cloud 524 Main St 9p.m.ish $10 cover
An evening of free interpretations…
Gord Grdina Trio
Kenton Loewen … Drums, Tommy Babin … Bass, Gordon Grdina … Guitar/Oud
Tiny Piramids
Daniel Gaucher … Drums, Colin Cowan …. Bass, Tyson Naylor … Keys

Friday July 25
Gallery Cafe at Vancouver Art Callery 4-8p.m. Free (outdoors on patio)
Jaclyn Guillou Trio
Jaclyn-vocals, David Blake-guitar, Darren Radtke-bass
Seven Dining Lounge 53 West Broadway 9p.m. $10
Mashed Poetics
A night of music and spoken word mash up that’s been running since 2008. A record album is chosen, a band plays the music live, and poets write new work based on the songs. This time it is poems to accompany an album by the Violent Femmes (and Ruth Kozak is making her debut at this event!)

Seventeen89 1789 Comox St 8.30p.m. $10 (plus $20 minimum) 604 428 0705 reservations
Steve Kozak & His West Coast AllStars
Featuring Mike Kalanj, Trevor Newman & John Nolan

Saturday July 26
Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Jodi Proznick Trio
Jodi Proznick-bass, Bill Coon-guitar, Miles Black-piano

Caribbean Days Festival North Vancouver July 26/27
A weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar, drawing tens of thousands of attendees,

Rio Theatre 1660 E.Broadway 7.30p.m.$8 advance $10 at door
Jay-Z Made in America (A Ron Howard Documentary)
A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by rap superstar Jay Z, and directed by Ron Howard. Featuring performances and fascinating backstage interviews with many of today’s biggest music stars.
Sunday July 27
Central Bistro 1172 Denman 8p.m. No cover
Deborah Ledon