Jeni’s Picks of the Week October 19-23, 2016

Posted by

Dear Picks People, hope you are all managing to stay relatively dry and are ready to enjoy some fall offerings….

Changes happen. Please confirm times/venues/line up independently!
Apologies to any event not listed.

Taste Of Yaletown 2016 Oct 13-27
12th year of the tastes, treats, sips and sights of Yaletown with the Taste of Yaletown festival. Every year, Taste of Yaletown showcases the very best of Vancouver’s chefs as they create special menus, tasting plates and pairings for a distinctive festival.







Vancouver Polish Film Festival Oct 21-23
An annual celebration of the best current Polish productions

Vancouver Writers Fest October 17-23
Some tickets sold out already!!!




Frankie’s Jazz Bar Happy Hour 4-6p.m. No cover

October 19  Cory Weeds Trio
October 20/21  Jennifer Scott
October 26  James Danderfer Trio
October 27  NO HAPPY HOUR
October 28  Willie MacCalder

New Tuesdays at the gold saucer performance series curated by
barbara adler, cole schmidt and james meger.
Gold Saucer Studio 207 W.Hastings 9p.m. $5-$10
**Information for how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:30 PM on every show night. You will need a cell phone to enter**
This week Cow Trance with John Paton-sax, Sa,\m King-guitar, James Meger-electric bass





Kino Cafe Live Music Sat/Sun Series in October

Wednesday October 19

Provence Restaurant 1177 Marinaside Crescent at Davie 6- 9pm no cover
Hip Pocket presents Van Django playing Gypsy Jazz
Cameron Wilson: violin, Budge Schachte: acoustic guitar, Finn Manniche: acoustic guitar & cello, Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass

hip pocket
Thursday October 20

Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St 2p.m. $15/13
** If you missed this at VIFF, do yourself a favour and try to see this additional showing**
Playing Lecuona
This outstanding music doc from Juan Manuel Villar Betancort and Pavel Giroud will thrill casual fans of Cuban music, while aficionados will be in seventh heaven. That’s because this is one of those rare films that isn’t content to be just a performance piece, but which holds the music up to the light and explores its size and shape, its every silvery note. Three contemporary Cuban piano stars, Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, take turns paying homage to Ernesto Lecuona, the acknowledged inventor of the Cuban sound.



Fairview Pub 898 W. Broadway 7p.m. $5 cover
Thursday night jazz
featuring The Ron Johnston Quartet with vocalist Don Stewart
RON JOHNSTON keyboard, CAMERON HOOD bass, NICK APIVOR vibes & percussion, BUFF ALLEN drums.


















Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Paul Rushka Trio
Bassist and composer Paul Rushka leads several notable bands and is an important member of many groups in Vancouver, including bands led by Bill Coon, Laura Crema and Chad Makela. His bass playing is rich and sonorous, his compositions are deeply thought provoking.
With Bill Coon – guitar and Jesse Cahill – drums

Cottage Bistro 4468 Main St 7.30p.m. Donation
Third Thursday Vocal Jam hosted by Nancy Newman
This month’s group songs are Autumn Leaves and Moondance. Featuring special guests Colleen Savage’s Voices Rising and the fabulous house band: David Ivaz~guitar, Paul Blaney~bass, Phil Belanger~drums, and Saul Berson~sax. Band set 7:30-8pm, vocalists 8-11pm.









Friday October 21

Blue Martini 1516 Yew St 8p.m. (could be $10 cover) Also on Saturday.
Siobhan Walsh Group
Siobhan Walsh with her soulful, gospel approach. She weaves through neo-soul, fusion, jazz and blues with equal ease and style. Siobhan Walsh Vocals, Jason De Couto Keyboards, Adam Rohrlick Guitar/Sax, Cameron Hood Bass and Jamie Fraser Drums.




Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 8.30p.m. $15
Daniel Hersog Big Band
with special guest saxophonist Noah Preminger
Noah Preminger, just 29, has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums and is steadily listed as one of the best tenor saxophonists by critics and readers on the annual Downbeat Poll.
He will join a band of Vancouver’s finest players performing Hersog’s swinging compositions.



Pyatt Hall 843 Seymour St 8p.m. $20
Lisa Cay Miller Lessing Stories
A set of compositions based on the writing of the British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
A prepared piano concert with compositions by Lisa Cay Miller, performances by Miller and guest artists Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, Dana Reason (piano) and Peter Anderson (narration).






Frankie’s 765 Beatty St  8p.m. $20 (also on Saturday)
Cory Weeds Quintet featuring David Hazeltine (CD release)
Cory Weeds celebrates the release of his 11th CD as a leader. It’s Easy To Remember was recorded at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City in March.. Weeds fulfills a long time dream of collaborating with New York City pianist David Hazeltine. He is one of a handful of young pianists who has successfully forged his own distinctive style and musical voice out of the accumulated greatness and weight of a modern piano tradition. With Ken Lister – bass, Jesse Cahill – drums and Chris Davis – trumpet







Saturday October 22

Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
The Arntzens
Lloyd Arntzen leads three generations of musical Arntzens in a swing dancer’s delight, hot jazz at it’s best.



Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway 8.00p.m. $24 advance $28 at door
4th Annual East Van Opry
Some of Vancouver’s best roots and country music, a southern tradition with a little East Van style!
Petunia and the Vipers
Dawn Pemberton
Carolyn Mark
Sam Parton
Khari Wendell McClelland
Twin Peaks
The Burying Ground
Elliot C. Way
The Wild North
Kitty & The Rooster
JJ Lavallee
Fagan Furlong
The Vicious Cycles
Big Top
Viper Central
The East Van Country Band                                      










Sunday October 23

St Andrews Wesley Burrard & Nelson 4p.m. Donation
Jazz Vespers
Bob Liley’s Sanctuary Allstars
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6p.m. Donation
Brent Gubbels Quartet
Bassist Brent Gubbels is a veteran of the Vancouver jazz community. His playful sound and inventive counterpoint draws from influences such as Scott Lafaro and Don Thompson. This is a rare opportunity to hear him as a band leader playing his own compositions and standards.
With Ben Henriques – saxophone, Dave Sikula – guitar, tba – drums









Frankie’s 765 Beatty St 8p.m. $15
Karin Plato Quintet
Karin and her ensemble perform an eclectic mix of jazz and blues standards and arrangements of pop and folk tunes. Beatles to Bebop and points in between. Karin on vocals, James Danderfer on clarinet, Daniel Reynolds on piano, Laurence Mollerup on bass and Joe Poole on drums.

13th Annual Downtown Heart of the City Festival Oct 26- Nov 6
Over 100 events at over 40 venues throughout the Downtown.Twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, public art, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks.