Jeni’s picks of the week April 7-13, 2014

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Abbreviated by a flu bug!  Hopefully back to full power next week.

Tuesday April 8
Seventeen89 1789 Comox St 8p.m. $10
Craig Scott 5tet
Craig Scott-vibes, Cory Weeds –tenor sax, Tony Foster-rhodes, Russ Botten-bass, Joe Poole-drums

Wednesday April 9
The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Tyson Naylor Trio
Tyson Naylor – keys, Russell Sholberg – bass , Skye Brooks – drums
Thursday April 10
TANGENT CAFÉ 2095 COMMERCIAL DRIVE (@ 5TH AVE) 8.30p.m. No cover
This quartet of Vancouver’s finest tackle some exciting repertoire. Scattered among their engaging originals you’ll also hear them play the music of great composers such as Paul Motian and Chris Potter.
Jon Bentley – Sax, André Lachance – Guitar, Steve Holy – Bass, Bernie Arai – Drums

Chapel Arts 304 Dunlevy St 7p.m. $10
Harpdog Brown Quartet play The Chapel Arts “Art Bar”
Harpdog Brown -voice/harp, Dave Webb- piano, Pat Darcus -bass, Ray Ayotte –drums
Jazzy roots/blues in Vancouver’s oldest venue. A former chapel and funeral home in the Art Deco style has been transformed into a prime multi-use event space.

Friday April 11
Pyatt Hall 843 Seymour Street 7p.m. $20 (also on April12)
Oliver Gannon-guitar, Ron Johnston-piano, Ian McDougall-trombone
Ollie, Ron and Ian have been performing together for forty five years – first, with “Pacific Salt” in Vancouver, then in Toronto on the LP “Three” and upon Ian arriving back to the west coast, “R.I.O”, (Ron, Ian and Ollie), and of course on hundreds of other gigs and recordings.
Cory Weeds has organized a reunion of “R.I.O.” for this concert. They will perform as a trio, and then supplement the group with drummer Craig Scott and bassist Ken Lister, and then finally adding Cory Weeds to form the Sextet.
Hotel Vancouver Rooftop Lounge 900 W. Georgia 8p.m.No cover (also on April 10 &12 with a different band)
Don Stewart 5tet
If you haven’t seen the newly re-opened rooftop lounge yet join Don and his band for a cocktail.
Don Stewart-vocals, Bill Sample-piano, Dave Guiney- bass, Buff Allen-drums

Saturday April 12
Vancouver Hop……Art, tours, talks all day. Free
A day of art, tours and talks at the Canadian Art Foundation Gallery Hop.
Various locations in Gastown, Main Street, Great Northern Way, Chinatown, West End
Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings 3-7p.m. No cover
Out of the Woods
Blair Lewis and his 5tet ‘Out Of The Woods’, featuring original compositions and works by guitarist Ralph Towner returns to Pat’s Pub & BrewHouse.
The group was formed during the glory days of the Glass Slipper, when Lewis was studying with Ralph Towner in Seattle. Think of the lyrical beauty of Oregon, with occasional forays into the metrically wacky. Blair Lewis-guitar , Bill Runge – sax/flute, Nick Apivor – vibraphone, Brent Gubbels- bass , Randall Stoll – drums

7 Dining Lounge (formerly Kozmik Zoo) 53 E. Broadway 8p.m. $10
Holly Burke & the Naturals “Rites of Spring”
Holly Burke-flute/vocals, Bill Runge-sax, Kristian Alexandrov-piano, Brent Gubbels-bass, Don Powrie-drums

Sunday April 13
Jen Hodge All Stars
Fresh off a recent jaunt to New Orleans, the Jen Hodge All Stars will be performing inspired renditions of their favourite music from the 20’s, 30’s and beyond.
Jen Hodge-bass/vocals, Bonny Northgraves-trumpet, Ben Henriques-sax, Dave Taylor-bass.

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings 6p.m.Suggested donation $20 (proceeds to St Paul’s Palliative Ward & MSF/Doctors without Borders)
Memorial for Renee Doruyter
With Jennifer Scott, Lorraine Foster, Cecile Larochelle, Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Karin Plato, Colleen Savage, Miles Black, Rene Worst, Cory Weeds, Joe Poole and many others….

QE Theatre 650 Hamilton St 7.30p.m. starting at $39
Soweto Gospel Choir-Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Presented by Caravan World Rhythms the Multiple Grammy-winning 30-member South African ensemble,
Soweto Gospel Choir, is returning in a tribute concert to Nelson Mandela and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid. Through vibrant rhythm movement and its renowned vocal harmonies, Soweto Gospel Choir’s inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Branas 617 Stamps Landing 6p.m. Donation
Lolo Bianco
Lory White-vocals, Ron Thompson-guitar, Ray Ayotte-drums
Songs from 50s and 60s, some going back to the 30s and 40s. Jazz, Pop, Blues