Jeni’s Picks of the Week June 24-28 (plus Canada Day)

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Hello all… I have been too busy enjoying myself at Jazz Festival to compile my picks until now. Here is a smattering of all the wonderful live music (and other events) happening around our city this week.

And again, a big thank you to all the Pick’s People who turned out to support the Don Stewart 4tet at Prohibition last Friday. The band is already invited back on July 9th. There IS power in numbers.

This Week

Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 18- July 1
**Get your paid tickets before they sell out**
and check out all the free concerts around town including
June 19-30
Granville Island Jazz Free at Performance Works & Public Market
St. Andrews Wesley Burrard/Nelson 12 noon daily
Here is the Tangent Cafe schedule

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And Hugh Fraser at Pat’s Pub Schedule

pat's jazzfest







And China Cloud’s Jazz Festival Late Night Series link

Wednesday June 24

4th Annual Make Music Vancouver Water St Gastown 5-10p.m. Free
As part of a global live music celebration taking part in over 100 countries. On Make Music day (June 24), Water Street is shut down to traffic and is transformed into sidewalk stages and dance floors, showcasing Vancouver’s incredible cultural and artistic diversity. This grassroots event is being made possible entirely by volunteers, from organizers to performers. It showcases hundreds of amateur and established musicians, and celebrates music in all its diversity.

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Happy Hour Trio with TW and friends
Tony Wilson – guitar, “Special Guest” – bass, Skye Brooks – drums
Joining Vancouver regulars, Brooks and Wilson, is mystery Burquitlam native who now resides in Sweden.

steve k




Thursday June 25

Libra Room 1608 Commercial Drive 6.30p.m. Donation or small cover
Deanna Knight & Hot Club of Mars

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Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8p.m.
See Jazz Schedule above

Francesco’s Ristorante Italia 860 Burrard Street  7.30p.m. (also June 26, 27 at 8p.m.) No cover. Minimum order.
Hip Pocket Trio
Adam Rohrlick-tenor sax + guitar, Shanon Thue- keyboards, Brent Gubbels-acoustic bass
Jazz, Latin jazz, contemporary instrumental

Pat’s Pub Official Jazz Jam 8.30p.m. Free
Phil Boniface Trio hosting

Friday June 26
This is where I shall be celebrating my birthday….
Pyatt Hall 843 Seymour St 8p.m. $31.50 (also on Saturday)
Jimmy Heath 4tet
A living legend of jazz. Saxophonist Jimmy Heath has performed with nearly all the greats for the last 50 years. With Jeb Patton-piano, Adam Thomas-bass, Julian MacDonough-drums

jimmy heath






and then moving on to help celebrate Tony Wilson’s birthday….
Merge NE corner Clark & Powell (ring the bell) 10ish $10
Tony Wilson’s Birthday: 
Patsy Klein (Voice) & Tony Wilson (Guitar) Duo
and, for the first time in 22 years…
The Tony Wilson (Guitar), Joe Williamson (Bass), Dylan van der Schyff (Drums) Reunion Trio!
A celebratory evening of music featuring the man of the hour, Tony Wilson (guitar), and his talented musical comrades filling the room with their sweet sounds. Nestled half-way through the Vancouver Jazz Festival, this bill will feature some surprise guests from far-off places!

Pat’s Pub Official Jazz Jam 10p.m.
Mike Allen 4tet hosting

rumba at prohib





rumble june 26




Saturday June 27

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend. Free! (wear your sunscreen)

If the predicted 30 degree heat sends you indoors, check out the films in the cool of Vancity Theatre

Or in case you need a break from jazz and just want to dance!
Fairview Pub 898 W. Broadway 4.30-7.30p.m. $6
Dennis Greene & the Greene Machine
Dennis Greene-guitar/vocals, Doug Louie-keyboards, Cameron Hood-bass, Amos Resnick-drums

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover                              
Bill Coon 4tet
Bill Coon brings a 4tet (despite what the poster says) with Steve Kaldestad tenor sax, Jodi Proznick bass and Jesse Cahill drums.









Hugh Fraser 5tet 6p.m. $10 (see poster above)

Pat’s Pub Official Jazz Jam 10p.m.
Mike Allen 4tet hosting.. with special guest Perry White

Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan 7p.m. $15 show only $35 with dinner
Daphne Roubini & Black Gardenia
Daphne-ukelele/vocals, Andrew Smith-guitar, Don Fraser-guitar, Kevin Elaschuk-trumpet, Steve Charles-bass
Darkly-relaxed blend of vintage jazz, country, folk and blues from the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s







Sunday June 288

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend. Free!

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8p.m.
See Jazz Schedule above

Greek Day








Tuesday July 1 Canada Day Happy 148th birthday Canada!






Canada Day Free Jazz on Granville Island
12 noon to 10.30p.m. 4 stages. 15 bands.

and lots of other events including…