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VCC and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2017

Posted on June 21, 2017



‌For over 40 years, the music department at Vancouver Community College (VCC) has helped hone the talent of musicians, composers, and bands; many of whom graduated from VCC to big and bright careers in the music industry. VCC is proud of the music alumni and faculty performing at this year's Vancouver International Jazz Festival, running from Thursday, June 22 to Wednesday, July 2 at multiple venues around Vancouver. 

See below the schedule of Jazz Fest performances involving VCC faculty and alumni (all events are free, unless noted otherwise): 

June 23 

Last Ark Out (with alumni Justin Gorrie, Colin Parker, James Huumo and Arthur Smith)
Noon, Granville Island, Public Market stage 

Dálava (with alumnus Tyson Naylor)
$30, 9:30 p.m., The Ironworks

June 24

Tim Sars Sextet (with alumni Tim Sars, Bryan Milks, Jen Lewin and Brendan Krieg)
Noon, Downtown, Robson stage

June 25

The Boom Booms (with alumnus Geordie Hart)
7:30 p.m., Downtown Jazz, Georgia stage

ReBop! A tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (with faculty Kate Hammett-Vaughn, Craig Scott)
$15, 8 p.m., Frankie’s Jazz Club

June 26

Sessions at the Patricia with Sharon Minemoto (with faculty Sharon Minemoto)
8 p.m., Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse

Broken Merchandise (with alumnus Kenton Loewen)
$15, 11 p.m., The China Cloud

June 27

Good Noise Gospel Band (with faculty Laurence Mollerup)
Noon, Jazz Vespers at St. Andrew’s

Luc Ex/Loewen/MacQuarrie/Zubot (with alumnus Kenton Loewen)
5 p.m., The Ironworks

Turning Point Ensemble meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff and Houle (with faculty François Houle)
$25, 8 p.m., SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Steelin’ in the Years (with alumni Talia Butler-Gray, Kerry Galloway)
$25, 8 p.m., The BlueShore at Cap

Sick Boss (with alumnus Jeremy Page)
$15, 11 p.m., the China Cloud

June 28

Geoff Claridge Quartet (with faculty Bernie Arai)
Noon, Granville Island, Public Market stage

Turning Point Ensemble meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff and Houle (with faculty François Houle)
$25, 8 p.m., SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

June 29

Laura Crema and Blue Shadows on the Trail (with alumni Laura Crema, John Sponarski)
Noon, Granville Island, Public Market stage

Angell/Brown/Capurso/Kallerdahl (with alumnus Ben Brown)
5 p.m., The Ironworks

June 30

Gordon Grdina Septet featuring Jon Irabagon (with alumnnus Kenton Loewen)
$21, midnight, The Ironworks

July 1

Coco Jafro (with current student Sangito Bigelow)
Noon, Roundhouse, David Lam Park Stage

Elisa Thorn’s Hue (with alumnus Justin Devries)
Noon & 1:10 p.m., Roundhouse, Exhibition Hall

Jen Hodge All Stars (with alumni Dave Taylor and Arnt Arntzen)
Noon, Granville Island, Ron Basford Park stage

Lan Tung’s Proliferasian featuring Xiaofen Min (with faculty Bernie Arai)
Noon, Granville Island, Performance Works

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's Who Has Seen the Wind? (with faculty François Houle)
$10, 1:30 p.m., Roundhouse, Performance Centre

Sharon Minemoto Quartet (with faculty Sharon Minemoto, Bernie Arai)
2 p.m., Granville Island, Performance Works

Hyper+ featuring François Houle (with faculty François Houle)
3:45 p.m., Granville Island, Performance Works

Daphne Roubini and Black Gardenia (with alumnus Andrew Smith)
5 p.m., Granville Island, Ron Basford Park stage

Gabriel Palatchi Trio (with alumnus Kerry Galloway)
5:30 p.m., Granville Island, Railspur District stage

Tom Wherett’s Evil Three with Skye Brooks (with alumnus Sky Brooks)
6 p.m., Roundhouse, Exhibition Hall

Big EviL (with alumnus Elliot Langford)
7 p.m., Roundhouse, David Lam Park stage

July 2

Gavin Youngash Trio (with alumnus Skye Brooks)
Noon & 1:10 p.m., Roundhouse, Exhibition Hall

Malcolm Aiken & New Futures (with alumnus Malcolm Aiken)
1:45 p.m., Roundhouse, David Lam Park stage

Greasy G and the Poole Party featuring JAKITO! (with faculty Jack Duncan)
3 p.m. & 4:10 p.m., Roundhouse, Exhibition Hall

Gordon Grdina’s Haram (with faculty François Houle)
$35, 9 p.m., Performance Works

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