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VCC at the TD International Jazz Festival

Posted on June 11, 2018



It’s that time of year again; when venues across the city welcome world-class musicians to their stage as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. This year's Jazz Festival takes place from Friday, June 22 to Sunday, July 1 including free concerts at Granville Island, David Lam Park, and downtown Vancouver. Over half of the 150 musicians and bands performing throughout 10-day festival involve VCC music alumni, faculty, or current students. Here is your official VCC guide to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2018:

 

Friday, June 22 

Russ Botten Quartet
Frankie’s Jazz Club
(Joe Poole, alumnus) 

 

Saturday, June 23

Air Stranger
Railway Stage
(Sebastian Chamney, Colin Sankey, Ashley Ashrafian, Riley Johnson, alumni)

Aryad & Francois Houle Trio
Civic Plaza
(Francois Houle, faculty)

David Blake Quartet
Robson Stage
(Joe Poole, alumnus) 

Enemy Pigeon
Robson Stage
(Kevin Romain, Roisin Adams, Dominic Conway, alumni)

 

Sunday, June 24

BM4 with Jennifer Scott
Robson Stage
(Brad Muirhead, alumnus / Bernie Arai, faculty)

Camaro 67
Georgia Stage
(Jimmy Baldwin, Tim Sars, Brendan Krieg, alumni / Georges Couling, alumnus and current faculty)

The Malleus Trio
Robson Stage
(Dominic Conway, Geordie Hart, Ben Brown, alumni) 

Mazacote
Lynn Valley Village
(Robin Layne, Chris Couto, Malcolm Aiken, Niho Takase, alumni) 

Natasha D’Agostino Quartet
Robson Stage
(Paul Rushka, Bernie Arai, faculty)

Ndidi O
Georgia Stage
(Skye Brooks, alumnus)

Star System
Georgia Stage
(Skye Brooks, alumnus) 

 

Monday, June 25

Steve Lloyd Smith Quartet
Performance Works
(Joe Poole, alumnus)

 

Tuesday, June 26

Duo Trio
The China Cloud
(Francois Houle, faculty / Skye Brooks, alumnus)

 

Wednesday, June 27

The Big Coast
Railway Stage
(Patrick Barnett, Guy Wilkins, Arthur Delahooke, Devon Clarke, alumni)

Kids’ Table Quartet
The China Cloud
(Jeremy Page, Kenton Loewen, alumni)

PJ Perry Quintet
Frankie’s Jazz Club
(Joe Poole, alumnus)

 

Thursday, June 28

Pugs and Crows
Performance Works
(Ben Brown, alumnus)

 

Friday, June 29

Elisa Thorn’s HUE
Granville Island
(Justin Devries, alumnus) 

Fond of Tigers
The Imperial
(Skye Brooks, alumnus)

Keith Bennett and Miles Black
Presentation House
(Joel Fountain, alumnus)

Ken Vandermark, Kenton Loewen, James Meger
The Ironworks
(Kenton Loewen, alumnus)

Peregrine Falls
The Imperial
(Kenton Loewen, alumnus) 

Sam Taylor Quintet
Frankie’s Jazz Club
(Paul Rushka, faculty)

Sick Boss
The Imperial
(Jeremy Page, alumnus)

 

Saturday, June 30 

Coco Jafro
Civic Plaza
(Sangito Bigelow, Chris Couto, Dominic Conway, alumni)

Hard Rubber Orchestra
Performance Works
(John Korsrud, faculty /the band rotates members; faculty members who have played in this band include Alan Matheson, Rob McKenzie, Francois Houle, David Branter, Bernie Arai, Jack Duncan; also alumnus Kerry Galloway)

Jillian Lebeck Trio
Performance Works
(Jillian Lebeck, Paul Rushka, faculty)

Only a Visitor
Roundhouse
(Kevin Romain, alumnus)

Queer as Funk
Roundhouse
(Alison Gorman, alumna)

Sam Taylor Quintet
Frankie’s Jazz Club
(Paul Rushka, faculty)

Tanga
Roundhouse
(Malcolm Aiken, Sangito Bigelow, Chris Couto, Theo Vincent, alumni)

Wabi
Roundhouse
(Bernie Arai, faculty)

 

Sunday, July 1

Aerialists
Roundhouse
(Elise Boeur, alumna) 

Aeroplane Trio
Roundhouse
(Skye Brooks, alumnus) 

Basilissa
Granville Island
(Robin Layne, alumnus)

BC Double Quartet
Performance Works
(Bernie Arai, Paul Rushka, faculty)

Black Gardenia
Granville Island
(Andrew Smith, alumnus)

Freedom Muzik
Roundhouse
(Giorgio Magnanensi, faculty)

Jasper Sloan Yip
Granville Island
(Stephanie Chatman, alumna)

Kate Hammett-Vaughan
Performance Works
(Kate Hammett-Vaughan, faculty) 

Marianne Trudel and Francois Houle
Performance Works
(Francois Houle, faculty)

Nikki Carter, Clyde Reed, Kenton Loewen
Roundhouse
(Kenton Loewen, alumnus)

Paul Plimley, Clyde Reed, Kenton Loewen
The Ironworks
(Kenton Loewen, alumnus)

Robin Layne Band
Granville Island
(Robin Layne, Malcolm Aiken, alumni)

 

Download the full festival guide.  

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