Jeni’s Picks of The Week June 24-29, 2014

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Sorry, too busy JazzFesting for a full roster this week (website below). One alternative sampling per day only. Back to full schedule next week.
Happy Canada Day July 1 everyone!!

2014 FIFA World Cup continues…
Commercial Drive is alive!! –from Venables to Broadway—the place to watch the World Cup in Vancouver. Because there are so many European and Latin restaurants, bars and cafes on The Drive, it’s the natural epicenter for World Cup viewing–and celebrating: the final victory party for whoever wins the World Cup 2014 will happen here. In 2006, when Italy won, traffic was shut down when triumphant fans stormed the street! Proof positive below…..

World Cup Final 2006

And the winner of the contest to name the 2 musicians celebrating with me in 2006 is…. no-one!! (Cameron H. recognized one musician so maybe he will get half a glass of something.)
On the right Tino Zolfo, bass player/songwriter/producer. On the left Johannes Grames, guitar player/owner Moody Music.
Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 20-July 1
Ticketed concert series, Club series, Innovation series, North Shore Jazz series, and loads of FREE music including Downtown Weekend, David Lam Park Weekend , Granville Island on July 1.
Get your brochure and start circling events!
** Some ticketed events selling out so don’t procrastinate**
** Free stuff around town all week and David Lam Park Free Weekend June 28/29 plus Canada Day Celebrations July 1 on Granville Island**
Tuesday June 24

Rio Theatre 1660 East Broadway 6p.m. VIP beer tasting $15 at door
(or $10 movie only)
Vancouver Premiere of director Craig Noble’s documentary CRAFT. From coast to coast independent craft brewers are pushing the boundaries and raising the bar of the most popular beverage on the planet. With the industry experiencing sustained double-digit growth, breweries are put to the test to maintain quality, creativity and integrity in the face of this voracious demand. Join Filmmaker Craig Noble for a behind the scenes look at how these trailblazers, rogues and misfits craft better beer.

Wednesday June 25

Make Music Vancouver 5-10p.m.Gastown Free
Make Music Vancouver is a FREE music celebration in cities around the world, shaking things up on the first day of summer! Over 100 bands of all musical genres playing live in the streets.
Thursday June 26

Come out and help Tony Wilson and I celebrate our joint birthday!!
Merge N.E. Corner of Clark/Powell (ring the bell downstairs) 9.30p.m. $10
Tony Wilson-guitar, Peggy Lee-cello, Jon Bentley-sax

Friday June 27

Vancouver Art Gallery Café (patio) 750 Hornby St. 4-8p.m. Free
Jaclyn Guillou Trio
Jaclyn-vocals, Bill Coon-guitar, Darren Radtke-bass

Saturday June 28

Vancouver International Buskers Festival Granville St Free
International, national, and local buskers join forces to deliver special moments of mass happiness in Downtown Vancouver

Sunday June 29

Bard on the Beach Vanier Park 3p.m.& 8p.m. Main Stage $15-$37
Chor Leoni :Manely #1’s
From One Singular Sensation to One is the Loneliest Number, the idea of ‘one’ has infused our musical culture. Chor Leoni closes its season on the Bard stage with Manely #1’s, an exploration of the concept of ‘#1.’ Number one pop hits, an artist’s first song, and showstoppers from top Broadway shows are grist for the madcap collective creativity that is Chor Leoni. Memorable music, comedic turns, and stylish choreography