Jeni’s picks of the week Mar 26-30, 2014

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Mini picks this week as just back from Mexico!

Sonic Boom Music Festival 2014 – Vancouver is abuzz with vibrant, contemporary, classical music, and the Sonic Boom Festival is alive with it. March 26-30th, two acoustically beautiful venues on Seymour Street will find themselves surrounded by the sounds of British Columbia’s vibrant, contemporary, classical (New Music) scene.

Wednesday March 26

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Bruno Hubert Trio
Bruno Hubert-keys, James Meger-bass, Andrew Millar-bass

Thursday March 27

TANGENT CAFÉ 2095 COMMERCIAL DRIVE (@ 5TH AVE) 8.30p.m. No cover
Brent Mah Trio
Brent Mah – alto saxophone, James Meger – bass, Dan Gaucher – drums

Libra Room 1608 Commercial Drive 9.00p.m. Donation
Fundraiser for Monte Jones with Jesse Waldman& friends
Monte recently had heart surgery and is in recovery …not sure if he will be playing his harmonica/singing. Lots of you will know Monte via Andrea (he played at her celebration of life)

Friday March 28

Friday Night Movie at the Rio Theatre: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Among both die-hard Trekkies and discerning cinephiles (the two are not mutually exclusive), The Wrath of Khan sits at the top of the list as not just the best Star Trek movie ever produced, but maybe even as one of the best science fiction films ever made. This movie is best enjoyed with an adult beverage of your choice, buttery popcorn, candy, and an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich. For maximum entertainment value, costumes are encouraged. (Costumes knock $2 off the ticket price.)

Saturday March 29

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings 3-7p.m. No cover
Ben Henriques Quintet playing music of John Coltrane
Ben Henriques & Brent Mah-sax, Daniel Reynolds-piano, Eli Davidovici-bass, Dan Gaucher -drums

Sunday March 30

TANGENT CAFÉ 2095 COMMERCIAL DRIVE (@ 5TH AVE) 4-7p.m.No cover
Kevin Elaschuk Trio
Trumpeter Kevin Elaschuk’s beautiful tone and introspective approach have kept active on the canadian music scene for 25 years. With Chris Sigerson on keys and Darren Radtke on bass.

Vancouver Fanclub 1050 Granville St 8p.m. $15 at door
Anita Eccleston CD release
Jazz, Funk, Soul, World, featuring 22 of Vancouver’s finest musicians in an extraordinary collaboration including full sextet, horn sections and the “Black Dog String Quartet”.
Opening at 8p.m.is The Electric Monks http://www.theelectricmonks.com/
At 9pm the Anita Eccleston Sextet plus horn section will take the stage to play a high energy set filled with swing, motown, soul and more. The 10:30pm set will include collaborations with the Black Dog String Quartet and various other guests, including a special song with 4 extra trumpets.