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VCC at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Posted on June 24, 2016

For over 40+ years, VCC's music department has been helping musicians from all walks of life hone their musical talent. It's not a surprise that so many of the musicians playing the Vancouver International Jazz Festival this year are VCC faculty members, alumni and current music students. The Vancouver International Jazz Festival takes place from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, July 3 at venues around the city, including free concerts at Granville Island, David Lam Park and downtown, by the Vancouver Art Gallery. With so many events taking place over the week, it will be hard to pick and choose who to see, so we've helped you narrow down your choices.

Friday, June 24

Rossi Gang (with alumni, Skye Lambourne, trumpet, Noah Gotfrit, bass, and Aaron Levinson, drums)
Friday, June 24, noon – Granville Island – Public Market Stage
Free

Copilots (with alumnus, Karma Sohn, keys)
Saturday, June 24, 2:15 p.m. – Downtown Jazz – Georgia Stage
Free

Alicia Hansen with Hiromi: The Trio Project (with alumni, Alicia Hansen, vocals and Ben Brown, drums)
Friday, June 24, 8 p.m. - The Vogue Theatre
$69

Saturday, June 25 

Paul Keeling Ancient Lights Quintet (with faculty member, Bernie Arai, drums)
Saturday, June 25, noon – Downtown Jazz – Robson Stage
Free

Longhand (with alumnus, Tyson Naylor, keys)
Saturday, June 25, 5 p.m. – Downtown Jazz – Robson Stage
Free

Sunday, June 26 

Only A Visitor (with alumnus, Kevin Romain, bass)
Sunday, June 26, noon – Downtown Jazz – Robson Stage
Free

Debra-Jean & the Dreams (with alumnus, Debra-Jean Creelman, vocals)
Sunday, June 26, 2:15 p.m. – Downtown Jazz – Georgia Stage
Free

Monday, June 27 

Malleus Trio (with VCC music student, Geordie Hart, bass, and alumni Dominic Conway, tenor sax, and Ben Brown, drums)
Monday, June 27, noon – Granville Island – Public Market Stage
Free

Marin Patenaude (with alumnus, Kenton Loewen, drums)
Monday, June 27, 8 p.m. – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
$79 - $140

Wednesday, June 29 

Tyson Naylor’s Tribute to Paul Bley (with alumnus, Tyson Naylor, keyboard)
Wednesday, June 29, 2:30 p.m. – Performance Works
Free

Faculty member Giorgio Magnanensi, laptop/electronic,  alumnus Kenton Loewen, drummer, Chris Kelly and Sam King
Wednesday, June 29, 5 p.m. – Ironworks
Free

Thursday, June 30 

Hildegard’s Ghost (with alumni, Roisin Adams, composer/keyboards, and Justin Devries, drums)
Thursday, June 30, noon – Granville Island – Public Market Stage
Free

Common Grounds with Alan Matheson Septet and Pacific Baroque Orchestra (faculty member, Alan Matheson, trumpet/composer)
Thursday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. – Christ Church Cathedral
$46

Friday, July 1

The Art Arntzen Quintet (with alumnus Art Antzen, banjo)
Friday, July 1, noon -Granville Island – Ron Basford Park Stage
Free

Robin Layne Quartet (with alumnus, Robin Layne, percussion and marimba)
Friday, July 1, 12:30 p.m. – Granville Island – Railspur District Stage
Free

Benoit Delbecq with VCC faculty member, Francois Houle (clarinet), Gordon Grdina and alumnus Kenton Loewen (drums)
Friday, July 1, 2:15 p.m. - Granville Island – Performance Works
Free

John Korsrud’s Latin Ensemble (with faculty member, John Korsrud, trumpet)
Friday, July 1, 5 p.m. – Granville Island – Ron Basford Park Stage
Free

Anita Eccleston (with alumnus Andrew Smith, guitar)
Friday, July 1, 5:30 p.m. - Granville Island – Railspur District Stage
Free

Big Fate (with alumni Malcolm Aiken, trumpet and Dominic Conway, tenor sax)
Friday, July 1, 8 p.m. – Granville Island – Railspur District Stage
Free

Saturday, July 2

Mattias Risberg and VCC faculty member, Francois Houle, clarinet
Saturday, July 2, 1:30 p.m. – Roundhouse – Performance Centre
$10

Star Captains (with music student, Jim Black, guitar)
Saturday, July 2, 1:45 p.m. – Roundhouse David Lam Park Stage
Free

Jennifer Scott Quartet featuring Dave Sikula (with alumna and former faculty member, Jennifer Scott, vocals/piano
Saturday, July 2, 2:30 p.m. – Performace Works
Free

Ron Samworths’ Dogs Do Dream (with alumni JP Carter, trumpet and Tyson Naylor, keyboard/accordion)
Saturday, July 2, 3:15 p.m. – Roundhouse – Performance Centre
$10 (tickets at the door only)

Crane Wreck (with faculty member, Francois Houle, clarinet)
Saturday, July 2, 5:30 & 6:40 p.m. – Roundhouse – Exhibition Hall
Free

Gordon Grdina’s Haram (with alumni JP Carter, trumpet, Kenton Loewen, drums, and facult members Jesse Zubot, violin, and Francois Houle, clarinet)
Saturday, July 2, 9 p.m. – Performance Works
$35

Sunday, July 3

Sarah Kennedy Quintet (with alumna, Sarah Kennedy, vocals)
Sunday, July 3, noon – Granville Island – Public Stage
Free

Camaro 67 (with alumni Jimmy Baldwin, Brendan Krieg, Tim Sars, and alumnus and faculty member, Georges Couling)
Sunday, July 3, 1:45 p.m. – Roundhouse - David Lam Park Stage
Free

Bernie Arai’s Goat Logic (with faculty member, Bernie Arai, drums/composer)
Sunday, July 3, 5:30 & 6:40 p.m. – Roundhouse – Exhibition Hall
Free

Jaclyn Guillou (with faculty members Jillian Lebeck, piano and Bernie Arai, drums)
Sunday, July 3, 8 p.m. – Frankie’s Jazz Club
$15

Delhi 2 Dublin (with alumnus, Jaren Freeman-Fox)
Sunday, July 3, 8:45 p.m. – Roundhouse - David Lam Park Stage
Free

Mary Halvorson / alumnus JP Carter/ Tommy Babin/ Skye Brooks
Sunday, July 3, midnight – Innovation Series – Ironworks Late Night
$21

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