2005.1 –> January 2005 at Rime

Hello friends,

Great news for Vancouver music fans! Zula is back in action!

Opening Week Celebration at Rime

Dennis Gonzalez Yells At Eels joined by Mark Taylor, Paul Plimley & Peggy Lee

December 26 & 27, 9 pm

Rime (1130 Commercial Drive)

Tix$12/10 at the door

Zula Productions presents Texas composer, jazz trumpet icon, improviser Dennis Gonzalez, who will play original music written specifically for this event with sons Aaron on basses & Stefan on drums, with New York French hornist Mark Taylor plus local greats, pianist Paul Plimley (Sunday, Dec. 26) & cellist Peggy Lee (Monday, Dec.27).

Mark Taylor with eye of newt perform live to a screening of “The Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb” and more

December 29, 9 pm

Rime (1130 Commercial Drive)

Tix$12/10 at the door

Zula Productions presents from New York City, jazzman, French hornist, composer, improviser Mark Taylor (of Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus fame) with Vancouver’s eye of newt which includes Stefan Smulovitz (viola, laptop), Brad Turner (trumpet), Viviane Houle (voice), Pepe Danza (percussion, shakuhachi), perform live to a special screening of “The Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb” & a second set of original music.

New Year’s Eve Party At Rime (any excuse to hear 4 great bands in one night!)

December 31, 10 pm to 4 am

Rime (1130 Commercial Drive)

Tix $25/20 at the door

Zula Productions presents New Year’s Eve sonic marathon extravaganza with singer-songwriter Kevin House, eccentric Turkish pop band Something About Reptiles, all-star avant-jazz band Tony Wilson Quintet with New York City French hornist Mark Taylor, and Wilson/Taylor Duo.

For more information, please call Rime at 604.215.1130

By Boxing Day, December 26, 2004, a new performance space & licensed restaurant, will open its doors to Vancouverites. Located in the heart of East Vancouver’s beloved Commercial Drive neighbourhood (1130 Commercial Dr., next to Tio Pepe’s), Rime will fill a niche in Vancouver, as a relaxed & intimate community gathering place, neighbourhood hang, fully licensed, authentic Eurasian eatery (classic Turkish & fusion food) and superb music room, with a focus on strengthening & nurturing the local music scene, as well as showcasing vital music from across the globe. Cream of the Vancouver music community, along with visiting players of all stripes will have a venue, on which both musicians & audiences can rely for regular presentation of quality music by Zula Productions along with great food by our chef & main man, Emir Polat, and drinks & music by yours truly, all at reasonable prices.

We at Rime take great pride in what we have created, a one-of-a-kind performance space & eatery in Vancouver and hope you dig & support our vision. We look forward to having you as our guests & to spoil you with world famous Turkish hospitality, food & international music of high caliber. More details on the Rime site (www.rime.ca), which will be up & running soon, and the Zula site (www.zula.ca), which will be updated beyond posters soon. As soon as we get all our ducks in a row and , we will have calendars on both sites, which will outline in detail all the activities which we would eventually want to include, based on the audience response, five nights of music, a film night & a special projects night  with poetry & literary readings, burlesque, workshops & more…

Hope to see you all soon… Support live music in your community!!!

Your faithful bartender & neighbourhood music presenter,

Cem Zafir

Hello friends,

We had a fantastic opening week with some very lovely performances. A big thank you to all the performers & those in attendance!

Here’s a partial January line-up:


Friday, January 7, 10:30 pm

Aeroplane Trio (formerly JP Carter Trio)

JP Carter – trumpet

Russell Sholberg – bass

Skye Brooks – drums

Tight, home-grown, vital, fresh avant-jazz & improv



Friday, January 14 & Saturday, January 15, 10 pm

Veda Hille

Local singer-songwriter, pianist performs two nights of solo music at her neighbourhood hang.

$12/10 (students & seniors)


Friday, January 21, 10 pm


Brad Muirhead – bass trombone

Jared Burrows – guitar & accordion

Russell Sholberg – bass

Skye Brooks – drums

Vancouver jazz greats in tasty new inside-out avant-jazz unit


Saturday, January 22, 10 pm

Ronnie Artur & His Orkestrio

New bohemian beats, beat musings, amusing bits, bit of improv

Sunday, January 23, 9pm

The October Trio
Evan Arntzen -saxophones
Josh Cole – bass
Dan Gaucher – drums

Young & able jazz trio warms up this chilly January night

cover by donation ($5 suggested)


Friday, January 28, 10 pm

Cameron Dilworth & His Band plus Leah Abramson Solo

Talented Copperspine recording artists deserving wider recognition

$5-10 (sliding scale) cover


Saturday, January 29, 10 pm (Trio) &

Sunday January 30 , 3 pm (Kün/Armoush Duo)

Erdal Kün – saz/baglama
Emad Armoush – ney, guitar, percussion, voice
Denis Franck – frame drum & other percussion

Turkish string player meets Syrian instrumentalist to play gorgeous, intricate Middle-Eastern melodies

Saturday night : $5-10 (sliding scale) cover

Sunday afternoon: cover by donation ($5 suggested)


Sunday, January 30, 7 pm

Roger Dean Young & The Tin Cup

(Acoustic & Electric Sets)

with VERY special guests

Revered alt-roots outfit & Copperspine folk throw “Yearender” bash

free admission


Wishing you all a joyous 2005!

Cem Zafir


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