Jeni’s Picks of the Week September 10-15, 2014

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Happy Harvest Moon everyone!  My very first Pages document created on my new iMac.. so there maybe a few glitches.  I am starting lessons tomorrow (BIG learning curve) so I should be able to be more creative as time progresses.  Enjoy a good week….

2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival Sep 4-14
Unjuried, uncensored, unexpected theatre for everyone!
The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of every kind of theatre imaginable. Produced annually by the First Vancouver Theatrespace Society over 11 days in September, with over 600 volunteers supporting 89 artists in 700+ performances and attracting over 30,000 attendees.
Also check out the St.Ambroise Fringe Bar on Granville Island free music schedule

7th Annual Accordion Noir Festival Squeezebox Confession Sep11-14
Vancouver’s annual celebration of the world’s misunderstood instrument.
2014 Vancouver Writers Festival Oct 21-26
Tickets now on sale! Events selling out quickly.
100 writers and over 60 events.
and FYI
Instrument retailer Exile opens its doors on Main Street

One of Vancouver’s Best Nights Out Moves to the Rio
Wednesday September 10

WISE Hall 1882 Adanac St 7.30p.m. $15 at the door
The Acoustic Guitar Project
The Acoustic Guitar Project is taking place in 30 cities around the world this summer and tells the story of musicians through a travelling guitar.Each city receives a guitar, and selects ten of it’s best songwriters to write and record a brand new song with it. Each artist has only one week, before passing the guitar to the next artist.
Vancouver’s Songwriter Circle featuring: Jenny Ritter, Jasper Sloan Yip, Adrian Glynn, Lydia Hol. Winston Hauschild, Sarah Wheeler, David Newberry, Neil Hammond, Daniel McBurnie (Good for Grapes), Melissa Bandura (Familiar Wild)

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Bernie Arai’s Better Than Milk Quartet
*playing Keith Jarrett’s “Survivor Suite”*
Chad Makela – alto saxophone, Tommy Babin – double bass. Skye Brooks and Bernie Arai – drums and cymbals

Thursday September 11

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Steve Kaldestad Trio plays Billy Strayhorn
Tenor saxophonist Steve Kaldestad’s chordless trio explores the music of composer Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellingtons closest collaborator.
With Jeff Gammon – Bass, Jesse Cahill – drums
Calabash Bistro 428 Carrall St 9p.m $8
Holly Burke & The Naturals
BILL RUNGE – saxophone – accordion, KRISTIAN ALEXANDROV – piano – keyboards, HOLLY BURKE – flute and vocals, RANDALL STOLL – drums, NICK APIVOR – vibes, percussion, theremin, BRENT GUBBELS – basses

Friday September 12

MERGE, NE Corner of Clark & Powell (ring the bell) 9.30p.m. $10
Greasy G & The Poole Party – featuring Jackito
Chris Gestrin – Hammond Organ / Moog Bass, Joe Poole – Drums, Jack Duncan – Percussion
Driving latin, swing and funky grooves + Greasy Hammond Organ = Good Times! After many years of playing together as part of larger ensembles, the spontaneously combustible trio of Gestrin, Poole and Duncan are sure to deliver the goods.
**Opening solo set by Gena Perala (voice/piano/guitar)
Astorino’s Ballroom 1739 Venables 9:00 pm $10
Fiesta on Commercial Drive hosted by Julio Montero
DJs Kubanito & Julio will deliver a killer selection of everything Cuban plus a dance performance by SALSABROSA, their latest and brand-new choreo called “From Son to Casino”. Plenty of space for dancing, a great sound system blasting your favourite Cuban tunes, and a licensed bar.Dance Lesson: 9:00pm Fiesta: 10:00 pm Show: 11:00 pm

Saturday September 13

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Adam Rohrlick
Last Train Home- The Pat Metheny Project
Adam Rohrlick-electric guitar, Tilden Webb-piano/keys, Laurence Mollerup-electric bass, Phil Belanger-drums, Nick Apivor-vibes/percussion

Formed in 2008, Last Train Home will play songs that Pat Metheny has written and recorded throughout his 38 year career including selections from his debut trio recording Bright Size Life (1976) with Jaco Pastorious all the way through to his 2014 Unity Band recording Kin with sax player Chris Potter. Last Train Home’s performance will feature compositions that Metheny wrote and co-wrote, recorded and performed with pianist Lyle Mays in The Pat Metheny Group, focusing in particular on the Brazilian influenced albums Still Life (Talking) and Letter From Home. In addition, the group will be playing Metheny compositions recorded by Gary Burton, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Joshua Redman, John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and others.

Vogue Theatre 918 Granville St 8p.m. $36
Salif Keita: The Acoustic Tour
Caravan World Rhythms is proud to announce the return of Salif Keita , the legendary singer from Mali, Africa.The acoustic tour tells the story of Salif Keita’s award-winning career, picking up classics from his impressive repertoire. Known as the ‘golden voice of Africa’, Salif Keita has been at the forefront of modern Malian music since the 1970’s. Having spent the last decade exploring new musical styles and mixing his music with electronics, he returns to a more intimate and acoustic formula, a return to his roots, and offers a sensational retrospective on his entire career which demands utmost respect. Accompanied by four musicians (guitar, kora, n’goni and percussion) and two backing vocalists, Salif Keita plunges the audience into the heart of modern Mandinka soul.
MERGE, NE Corner of Clark & Powell (ring the bell) 9.30p.m. $10
Two creative music ensembles, one fantastic night of music!
Soft Morning City
John Paton=sax, Kevin Elashuk-trumpet, Sam King=guitar, Cole Schmidt-guitar
SMC premieres a brand new meditation on melody and modernism by saxophonist/composer John Paton
Tom Wherrett-guitar, Meredith Bates-violin, Sam Davidson-clarinet, Russell Sholberg=bass, Mike Magnusson=drums
Elkhorn is the newest project from guitarist Tom Wherrett. The music is inspired by his childhood growing up in Nebraska, and includes elements of rock, country and jazz.

Sunday September 14

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings 4-11p.m. Suggested donation $20
Featuring many members of Vancouver’s blues community …The Blue Voodoo, Gordie Bertram, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Danny Casavant, Doc Fingers, Johnny Ferreira, Al Foreman, The Hooligans, Brandon Isaak & Keith Picot, Steve Kozak, Wes Mackey, Lesismore, Willie MacCalder , Lindsay Mitchell, Rob Montgomery, Mark Petersen, Murray Porter, James ‘Buddy’ Rogers, Sandy Bone & the Breakdown, The Arsen Shomakhov Trio, Darren Specht, The Twisters,Michael Van Eyes, Wailin’ Al Walker and Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne…and more.
Multiple award‐winning harmonica player Dave ‘Hurricane’ Hoerl is a force to be reckoned with on the North American blues scene. On June 24th he suffered a massive stroke.For more information please go to or
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9 No cover
Eli Davidovici Quartet
Rising star bassist Eli Davidovici leads a new group consisting of some of Vancouver’s finest young musicians. WIth Brent Mah on Saxophones, Tristan Paxton on guitar and Mili Hong on drums.

Central Bistro 1072 Denman St 7p.m. No cover
Don Stewart Quintet