Jeni’s Picks of the Week September 2-7, 2014

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Welcome to September!!
Just back from great trip to Seattle and onwards to Vancouver Washington Wine & Jazz Festival. Recommend you check it out next year..lovely little venue with fantastic music. (What is not to like about Stanley Jordan and Lee Ritenour on the same evening bill?)
Followed this with 3 day wine tour around Oliver. 15 wineries visited and 60 wines tasted. Another highly recommended excursion with a stay at the perfectly peaceful Flaming Squirrel Guest House just outside of Oliver.

And now back to late summer in the city….

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 700+ performances and attracting over 30,000 attendees.
Also check out the St.Ambroise Fringe Bar on Granville Island free music schedule

Tuesday Sep 2
WISE Hall 1882 Adanac 6.30p.m.
Memorial for Vancouver poet Zaccheus Jackson Nyce

Wednesday Sep 3
Rio Theatre E.Broadway 6.30p.m. Donation $30 for 1/$50 for 2
Vancouver Biennale presents GREY CITY featuring OSGEMEOS
All proceeds support the public art mural being created by OSGEMEOS on Granville Island.
“Grey City” takes you to the streets of São Paulo, where a new form of graffiti was born when works by artists OSGEMEOS, Nunca and Nina spread through the city and then to art galleries and museums around the world. When a new law threatens to destroy their work, the artists unleash a graffiti war, starting one of the most creative resistance movements in Latin American art. This movie embodies the power of creative expression to create a movement that is fueled by the people and for the people.

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Swamp People (Tribute to Jimmy Guiffre)
Jared Burrows – guitar, Emma Postl – voice, Geoff Claridge – bass clarinet
Thursday Sep 4
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
David Blake Trio
With Darren Radtke – bass, Joe Poole – drums
25 year old jazz guitarist leads a trio through originals and standards.

Vancouver Fringe For All – Not sure which Fringe Festival show to check out? (There are 91!) Come to the Fringe-for-all as artists give you a pitch on why you should come see their show. 10pm for $10!


Friday Sep 5
Patrica Hotel 403 E.Hastings 8p.m. $10
Crossing Borders CD release
Jennifer Scott returns, this time with her Crossing Borders band and a CD release party. The band, fronted by Jennifer and San Francisco Bay area saxophonist Kristen Strom, was the critics pick at August’s San Jose Jazz Festival.

Saturday Sep 6
2014 Vancouver Zombie Walk
Assemble at Vancouver Art Gallery at 3p.m.
Dress as your favourite zombie alter-ego and stagger from the VAG to English Bay, scaring a few tourists on the way. Every year the Vancouver Zombiewalk grows bigger, with more participants of all ages, ever more creative costumes and levels of GOOOOORE, more spinoff and associated events throughout the city, and more huge quantities of blood-soaked fun every single time.
Lots of good photo opps if nothing else!!

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover

Kevin Elashuk Trio
Kevin Elaschuk (trumpet) joins Dylan van der Schyff (drums) André Lachance (bass) and Bill Coon (guitar) for an afternoon of outstanding music. No cover.

Sunday Sep 7
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9 No cover
Hip Pocket Trio
Led by guitarist/tenor saxophonist Adam Rohrlick, this trio draws on a rich repertoire of jazz compositions by the likes of Hank Mobley, Grant Green, Dexter Gordon and Wes Montgomery

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