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VCC at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Posted on June 21, 2019

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It’s that time of year again; when venues across the city welcome world-class musicians to their stages as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. This year's Jazz Fest takes place from Friday, June 21 to Monday, July 1 including free concerts at Granville Island, David Lam Park, and Downtown Vancouver. Nearly 50 VCC Music alumni, faculty, and current students will perform at free and ticketed events. Here's where you'll find them during the 11-day festival:

 

Friday, June 21 

The Tillicum Shantie Project: Songs of the People
12 p.m. Granville Island - free
(Sam Dabrusin) 

Kid’s Table Quartet + Mats Gustafsson
1:30 p.m. Granville Island - free
(Jeremy Page, Kenton Loewen) 

The Arntzens: 3 Generations in Jazz
7:30 p.m. Pyatt Hall - $34
(Tom Arntzen, Arnt Arntzen) 

 

Saturday, June 22

Bill Runge Quintet
12 p.m. Robson Street stage - free
(Bernie Arai - faculty)

Mike WT Allen’s Space Elevator
12:30 p.m. Georgia Street stage - free
(Riley Johnson, Max Ley, Dominic Conway, Erik Engholm, Kevin Tang)

Elisa Thorn’s HUE
1:30 p.m. Robson Street stage - free
(Justin DeVries) 

Oliver Gannon Quartet
5 p.m. Robson Street Stage
(Craig Scott - faculty)

Dálava
9:30 p.m. The Ironworks - $25
(Tyson Naylor)

 

Sunday, June 23

Paul Plimley Trio
1:30 p.m. Performance Works - free
(Kenton Loewen)

San Pedro Cinco
1:30 p.m. Robson Street stage - free
(Robin Layne)

Lydia Hol
5 p.m. Robson Street stage - free
(Lydia Hol)

Quatuor André Lachance
2:15 p.m. Georgia Street - free
(Joe Poole) 

Jacqui Naylor
8 p.m. Frankie’s Jazz Club - $25
(Bernie Arai - faculty) 

 

Monday, June 24

Tyson Naylor Trio + Ted Crosby
1:30 p.m. Performance Works - free
(Tyson Naylor)

 

Tuesday, June 25

Vicky Mettler/ Lisa Cay Miller/ John Dikeman/ Kenton Loewen
5 p.m. The Ironworks - free
(Kenton Loewen)

Mazacote
8 p.m. Frankie’s Jazz Club - $20
(Malcolm Aiken, Robin Layne, Chris Couto, Niho Takase) 

Tiny Pyramids
11 p.m. The China Cloud - $15
(Tyson Naylor)  

 

Wednesday, June 26

Black Gardenia featuring Daphne Roubini
8 p.m. Frankie’s Jazz Club - $20
(Andrew Smith)

Longhand + 2 Plays Long
11 p.m. The China Cloud - $15
(Skye Brooks)

 

Thursday, June 27

Beatings are in the Body
5 p.m. The Ironworks - free
(Roisin Adams)

Thus Owls with Jo Passed and Unnatural Ways
9 p.m. The Imperial - $25
(Joe Hirabiyashi)

ITISYSM
11 p.m. The China Cloud - $15
(Giorgio Magnanensi - faculty, Kenton Loewen)

 

Friday, June 28

Joe Sorbara Quartet
12 p.m. Granville Island - free
(François Houle - faculty) 

 

Saturday, June 29 

Hildegard’s Ghost
12 p.m. Roundhouse - free
(Roisin Adams, Skye Brooks)

We Just stole a Car
12 p.m. David Lam Park - free
(Daryn Cassie, Elliot Langford, Dominic Conway, Joseph Hirabayashi, John Mutter, Kevin Romain, Daniel Ruiz)

Alexander Hawkins, François Houle, Harris Eisenstadt
1:30 p.m. Performance Works - free
(François Houle - faculty)

Pugs and Crows
1:45 p.m. David Lam Park - free
(Ben Brown)

ITACA
6 p.m. Roundhouse - free
(Jaimie Branch, Jeremy Page, Luke Stuart, François Houle - faculty)

Gordon Grdina’s Haram
9 p.m. The Imperial - $25
(Kenton Loewen)

 

Sunday, June 30

Brad Turner’s Pacific
12 p.m. Roundhouse - free
(Joe Poole) 

Simple City
12 p.m. Granville Island - free
(Arthur Smith, Kevin Romain) 

Star Captains
1:45 p.m. David Lam Park - free
(Jim Black)

Matt Choboter
6 p.m. Roundhouse - free
(François Houle - faculty)

 

Monday, July 1

Benoît Delbecq François Houle Duo
12 p.m. Performance Works - free
(François Houle - faculty)

David Sikula Quartet
3 p.m. Granville Island Railspur stage - free
(Joe Poole) 

Grungle
8 p.m. Granville Island Railspur stage - free
(Tim Sars, Brendan Kreig) 

Company B Jazz Band
9:30 p.m. Performance Works - free
(Dave Taylor) 

 

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