Jeni’s Picks of the Week September 15-21, 2014

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With exception of Tuesday.. a busy week ahead!!

Bard on the Beach to Sep 20 (LAST WEEK)

Shakespeare festival on Vancouver’s waterfront
Vancouver Fashion Week Sep 15-21
Designers from across Canada and around the world showcase their spring/summer 2015 collections.

Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery UBC Sep 5-Nov 30
Ai Weiwei:New York Photographs 1983-1993
World renowned Chinese activist and artist left his native country for the 1st time in the 1980’s and lived in NYC working odd jobs and doing street portraits. The decade resulted in a stockpile of more than 10,000 negatives. Ai Weiwei has selected 227 B/W photos presented in chronological order beginning with his arrival in the Big Apple and his East Village neighbourhood.

Vancouver International Film Festival Sep 25-Oct 10

Tickets now on sale.
One of the largest film festivals in N.America, the 33rd annual VIFF brings some of the best films from around the globe. A true celebration of film.

2014 Vancouver Writers Festival Oct 21-26
Tickets now on sale! Events selling out quickly.
100 writers and over 60 events.

Monday September 15

The return of Sick Boss Mondays!!!

The Lido 518 East Broadway 9p.m. No cover
Sick Boss
Cole Schmidt – Guitar, James Meger – Basses, Dan Gaucher – Drums
with guests Tony Wilson-guitar & Nils Berg-sax
Sick Boss have found new shelter at the Lido, a great new spot at Broadway & St.George. The idea is to have the trio invite different guests each week. They bring music, the guests bring music and we all see what happens!
Tuesday September 16


Wednesday September 17

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Ben Henriques 4tet
Ben Henriques – saxophone, Tristan Paxton – guitar, James Meger – bass, Dan Gaucher – drums
A night of Ben’s original composition

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.00p.m. No cover
Rossi Gang
Our very own Grea$Vanners.The Carlo Rossi Gang have become a nucleus for an assortment of other young Vancouver jazz musicians who join the band every now and again.

Libra Room 1608 Commercial Drive 9p.m.Donation
Tony Wilson 4tet
Tony on guitar .. not sure who else but bound to be good

Thursday September 18

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Mike Allen Trio
John Coltrane Birthday Celebration
Celebrate the legacy of saxophone and modern jazz revolutionary John Coltrane.
With Mike Allen – saxophone, Adam Thomas – bass, Andrew Millar – drums

Pyatt Hall 843 Seymour Street 8p.m. $30
From New York City: George Cables Trio
featuring VICTOR LEWIS drums, Adam Thomas bass, GEORGE CABLES piano
For many years Cables has also been building significant repertoire as a composer/arranger and bandleader. He’s released 30 sublime albums as a leader, with sidemen like Billy Higgins, Gary Bartz, and Stanley Clarke. He has also collaborated with an impressive list of jazz icons: Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Max Roach, and countless others. Cables is always a team player, who actively listens to his fellow musicians and develops a close rapport with them. Ultimately, as a true jazz piano master, Cables conveys a deep feeling for the music and jazz tradition as a whole.


Friday September 19

Orpheum Annex 823 Seymour St 8p.m. $20
Diary of a Piano Girl
Celebrating NEW CD, “Sleep With Angels” and More, a Concert featuring Songs, Stories and Seven Continents! Also featuring Vince Mai, Daryl Jahnke, Brian Newcombe, Phil Robertson and Charlene Jewel.

Polish Community Centre, 4015 Fraser St 8.30p.m. $15
Mexican Independence Day with Mariachis Los Dorados & Orquestra Tabasko
Celebrate Mexican Independance weekend with 2 live bands.
Mariachis start at 9pm. Following dance the night way with Orquesta Tabasko
Saturday September 20

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Dan Gaucher & Friends play the Music of Monk
Dan Gaucher-drums, Kevin Elaschuk-trumpet, Dave Sikula-guitar, Dave Say-sax, James Meger-bass
Sunday September 21

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9 No cover
Sharon Minemoto Trio
Since the age of sixteen, Vancouver based pianist and composer, Sharon Minemoto has been thrilling audiences around the world. For this date she’ll be playing the melodica and will be joined by Bill Coon on guitar and James Danderfer on bass clarinet.

1789 Restaurant 1789 Comox St 7.30p.m. $10 cover (plus $20 minimum)
Katherine Penfold & Triology