2006.04 –> April 2006 at Rime

ZULA Presents

APRIL 2006 at RIME

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Andre Lachance

Artist in Residence – Tuesdays in April: ANDRE LACHANCE

Born in Québec City, André Lachance moved to Vancouver in 1990. He quickly established himself on the music scene as a much sought after double-bass player. Over the years,he has been a member of the Brad Turner Quartet, the Peggy Lee Band, the Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet, the Ian McDougall Quartet/Sextet, the Hard Rubber Orchestra , Stillpoint and many more with whom he has done extensive national and international touring and recording, for various labels such as Songlines,Cellar Live, Justin Time, Spool and for the CBC. He has collaborated on a wide variety of projects in jazz, improvised music, new music, funk (notably with Soulstream), pop and with dance and theatre companies, playing electric bass, double-bass and guitar. His latest project is the André Lachance Trio with Chris Gestrin on organ and Brad Turner on drums. He has shared the stage with, among others, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Kenny Wheeler, Frank Morgan, Clark Terry, Dave Douglas, Kenny Werner, Jason Moran, Gary Bartz, Claude Ranger, PJ Perry, Seamus Blake, Michael Blake and the Now Orchestra with George Lewis.

Sat, Apr 1/ (aft) Jeff Younger (3 pm, by donation)

Grinning Strings Duo w/guests

Guitarists Jeff Younger and Alvaro Rojas pack their bizarrely similar and similarly bizzare musical histories and influences into the blender, serving up a genre jumping smoothie of unquestionable musical nourishment… original tunes blend with hints of Frank Zappa, King Crimson, modern jazz and free improv.

Third Rail Music and Zula Present The 4th Annual FREEDOM FESTIVAL

April 1-3, 2006 at Rime

The Freedom Festival is a celebration of free improvisation and its potential to bring together musicians and listeners from diverse musical traditions. Now in its 4th year, we hope the process of free and open musical collaboration and exchange will serve as a powerful example for greater trust and free and open interaction in a troubled world. The festival will showcase the huge range and variety possible in improvised music from delicate and intimate duos to roaring large ensembles and musicians from the jazz, classical, pop, and improv worlds. The Freedom Festival also serves as a forum for players from outside our region to meet and perform with some of the great musicians that make up Vancouver’s amazing musical community. This year we welcome three special guests:

Daniel Heila flute (Oregon)

Rob Kohler bass (Oregon)

Dr. Sonya Lawson viola (Massachusetts)

Sat, Apr 1/ (eve) Freedom Fest (9 pm, $5-10)

Freedom Festival Septet

Our opening night will feature new compositions and tunes by Brad Muirhead and Jared Burrows written or adapted to showcase our amazing guest artists and local geniuses. Jazz and classical musicians explore freedom in the groove.

Daniel Heila flute; Stephen Robb clarinet; Brad Muirhead trombone; Sonya Lawson viola; Jared Burrows guitar; Rob Kohler bass; Stan Taylor drums

Sun, Apr 2/ (aft) Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band (1 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 1 pm: Drummer Dan Gaucher & friends have created Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band as a musical vehicle with the sole purpose of exploring original compositions from its members, all young up and coming musicians in Vancouver…the music is written for this band specifically. The instrumentation presenting both a challenge for the composer and a diverse sonic palette to draw from…with Neelamjit Dhillon tabla, alto sax, flute, and sitar; Evan Arntzen clarinet; Catherine Toren piano; Sean Cronin acoustic bass; Shanto Bhattacharya cello

Sun, Apr 2/ (aft) Sunday Afternoon Sessions (3 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 3 pm: Drummer Jesse Cahill hosts a weekly jam session to provide a good meeting ground for great players from all over town, including some of the finest up and coming music students. Along with Jesse, the house band will include Terry Deane on tenor saxophone, Tommy Babbin on bass.

Sun, Apr 2/ (eve) Freedom Fest (9 pm, $5-10)

Free Trade

In the tradition of Derek Bailey’s Company Week, the second night of the festival will feature small ad hoc ensembles drawn from the pool of improvisers in residence. Experience the sound of surprise and the musical magic of improvised first meetings, long standing partnerships, and all points between.

Karen Graves saxophone;Bruce Freedman saxophones; Steve Bagnell saxophone, winds;Daniel Heila flute; Stephen Robb clarinet; Amari Barash oboe; Joe Rzemieniak trumpet; Bill Clark trumpet; Brad Muirhead trombone; Sonya Lawson viola; Jared Burrows guitar; Clyde Reed bass; Tommy Babin bass;Stan Taylor drums

Mon, Apr 3/ Freedom Fest (9 pm, $5-10)

Freedom Festival Orchestra

For our final night, a free-improv behemoth takes the stage. Musical relationships explored over the previous two nights will be pushed to their limits in the challenging large ensemble format. Nirvana and catharsis, chaos and exaltation are all possibilities for this exciting event.

Karen Graves saxophone;Bruce Freedman saxophones; Steve Bagnell saxophone, winds;Daniel Heila flute; Stephen Robb clarinet; Joe Rzemieniak trumpet; Bill Clark trumpet; Brad Muirhead trombone; Sonya Lawson viola; Stefan Smulovitz viola, laptop; Ross Bliss guitar; Jared Burrows guitar; Clyde Reed bass; Tommy Babin bass;Stan Taylor drums …plus guests….

Tue, Apr 4/ AIR: André Lachance (9 pm, $5-10)

Brad Turner Quartet
Informed by the tradition but always looking to the future, this acoustic jazz ensemble has been together for 14 years. Playing mostly original compositions and inprovisations, they have developed a deep level of communication and friendship that has earned them respect and rave reviews across Canada. Brad Turner trumpet, flugelhorn; Bruno Hubert piano; André Lachance double-bass; Dylan van der Schyff drums
www.bradturnermusic.com

Wed, Apr 5/ Boris Sichon & DJ Tarun (9 pm, $5-10)

On this night, two percussive and creative powers with great imagination will merge to create some beauty with a heavy Asian undercurrent. Russian percussionist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Boris Sichon has worked with the likes of Leningrad Symphony Orchestra, the Jewish Chamber Musical Theatre in Moscow, the Russian National Folklore Band, France’s Footsbarn Company and Cirque de Soleil. Boris has played in 40 different countries on five continents, performing on over 200 ethnic musical instruments in his unique collection. Originally from Montreal, Tarun is a tabla player, dj, and producer. Though he now spends much of his time working with fusion projects and organizing stupendously delightful events as a member of the Beats Without Borders collective, he remains committed to performing and teaching Indian classical music. Guitarist Tim Gerwing will add some gorgeous, ambient soundscapes to the mix.

www.sichon.com

www.beatswithoutborders.com

Thu, Apr 6/ Copacabana Night with Watermelon & Marmalade (9 pm, $10)

A very special evening, a real night out hosted by Watermelon and Sandra Sanders, attended by Bonnie Kilroe, spiced up by Sweet Soul Burlesque, lubed up by Marmalade! Copacabana Nights take you back to debonair evenings of dinner, dancing and a show stage show with choreographed dancing girls and comics of questionable taste. Argentina’s famous ballet and tango instructor Carlos Loyolas will be giving a free dance lesson. Dress code is in effect (within reason).

www.melongirl.com

With influences ranging from jazz, funk, hip-hop, drum’n’bass and world music, Marmalade specializes in dishing out the sweetjams… Jiggy saxophones; Colin Maskell keys; Paul Bray percussion; James Forrest bass; Mike Magnusson drums

www.sweetjams.com

Fri, Apr 7/ Rodney Decroo & The Killers with The Knotty Pines (9 pm, $5-10)

Vancouver poet, actor and singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo channels the storytelling tradition of Dylan, Van Zandt and Parsons into his own commanding country-rock performed by ace band. Rodney and his crack band of killers have just returned from the road promoting Rodney’s critically acclaimed new album War Torn Man dedicated to his father a veteran of the Vietnam War. Rodney DeCroo acoustic guitar, vocals; Jon Wood electric guitar (Flophouse jr, producer Herald Nix); Linda McRae bass (Spirit of the West); Ed Goodine drums (Ray Condo, Ronnie Artur and his Orkestrio)

www.whirldrecords.com/rodney

The Knotty Pines, formerly Uncle Ray took its original name from the spirit of the late great Ray Condo. Both Jimmy Roy (vocals/steel guitar) and Stephen Nikleva (guitar) worked with Ray for his last ten years spreading the gospel of Rockabilly and Western Swing around the globe. Linda McRae (vocals/bass) is familiar to audiences for her brand of heart-wrenching country-twang and her work with Spirit of the West. Local guitar maestro & vocalist Paul Pigat (Cousin Harley) lays down the beat on his acoustic. Together they provide a modern adaptation of 30’s Western Swing. Toe-tapping songs with scintillating solos. As Ray used to say ‘Swing Brother Swing’…

Sat, Apr 8/ (aft) Jeff Younger (3 pm, by donation)

Afternoon of Song

The Dawn Pemberton Trio (Dawn Pemberton vocals; Jeff Younger guitar; David Marion bass) prove the afternoon groove can get deep and nasty. James Brown, Janis Joplin and hits of the 80’s in a sweet soul marinade.

The Viviane Houle Trio (Viviane Houle vocals; Jeff Younger guitar; Russell Sholberg bass) cook up some serious adventure in the frying pans of fearless improv, improvised song and gentle balladry of the heart.

Sat, Apr 8/ (eve) Ghettoblaster (9 pm, $5-10)

Awesome guitar connected to a strong rhythm and catchy melodies create the foundation of the Ghettoblaster sound. Ambient keyboards mixed with vocal harmonies complete the picture. The music is diverse enough to be difficult to describe but comparisons can be made to The Pixies, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Deathcab for Cutie, Wilco and The Talking Heads. Ghettoblaster’s set will be preceded by a special solo acoustic set by Jesse Waldman, followed by a set of fine songs from the remarkable writer/singer/musician Monica Lee. Jesse Waldman vocals, guitar; Jacquie Stanford vocals; Chris Bizzochi keys, guitar, vocals; Mike Wuetherick bass; Marc L’Esperance drums, vocals

www.ghettoblaster.ca

Sun, Apr 9/ (aft) Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band (1 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 1 pm: Drummer Dan Gaucher & friends have created Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band as a musical vehicle with the sole purpose of exploring original compositions from its members, all young up and coming musicians in Vancouver…the music is written for this band specifically. The instrumentation presenting both a challenge for the composer and a diverse sonic palette to draw from…with Neelamjit Dhillon tabla, alto sax, flute, and sitar; Evan Arntzen clarinet; Catherine Toren piano; Sean Cronin acoustic bass; Shanto Bhattacharya cello

Sun, Apr 9/ (aft) Sunday Afternoon Sessions (3 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 3 pm: Drummer Jesse Cahill hosts a weekly jam session to provide a good meeting ground for great players from all over town, including some of the finest up and coming music students. Along with Jesse, the house band will include Terry Deane on tenor saxophone, Tommy Babbin on bass.

Sun, Apr 9/ (eve) Sarah MacDougall (9 pm, $5-10)

Guitarist, singer-songwriter Sarah MacDougall‘s music is best described as alt-country with a hint of noir. Her unique voice and lyrics carry the framework of her songs, recalling the music of Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, and Leonard Cohen. She proclaims that her music is about “goose bumps, closeness, realness, excitement and distress”… with Joanna Chapman-Smith clarinet, vocals; Tim Tweedale dobro, Weissenborn, pedalsteel; Pierre Lumoncel violin; Shawn Killaly drums; Rob Leishman bass

www.sarahmac.net

Mon, Apr 10/ Flatback (9 pm, $5-10)

Flatback is a new acoustic band inspired by David Grisman and Ry Cooder. Utilizing elements of rural blues, world music and jazz to forge their sound, they improvise over tunes that range from quiet lullabies to groovin’ sambas. This tight unit has been playing together for the last ten years in bands like Loose Acoustic, Bottleneck and Terminal Station. Jeremy Holmes mandolin; Scott Smith dobro; Gord Grdina oud; Liam Macdonald pandeiro

Tue, Apr 11/ AIR: André Lachance (9 pm, $5-10)
Set 1: André Lachance / Bruno Hubert Duo
Brotherhood runs deep with these two. They will continue the musical conversation they started 16 years ago that has been documented mostly through the Brad Turner Quartet and Bruno’s own trio. Some topics discussed in this more intimate duo setting include Latin music, original compositions and the French waltz. André Lachance guitar, Bruno Hubert piano

Set 2: Sikula / Bentley / Lachance / Brooks: The first gathering of this very tribe of super-sensitive players to create unique and significant sounds & soundscapes already appreciated by the animal kingdom… Dave Sikula guitar; Jon Bentley saxophones, electronics; André Lachance bass; Skye Brooks drums

Wed, Apr 12/ Anna B. & Her Heartbones (9 pm, $5-10)

Anna B. writes and performs deeply personal material, amplifying her take on the impermanence of life, shaded by her experiences of heartaches and joys…from a ballsy, barroom torch song, to a boney hoedown, to the most simple ode to love, to a haunting bluegrass ballad… Stephen Nikleva guitars; Mark Berube piano, accordion; Sam Shoichet bass; Michael Simpson drums

www.annabmusic.com

Thu, Apr 13/ Orquesta Goma Dura (9 pm, $10-20)

The 20-piece Orquesta Goma Dura is one of this continent’s largest salsa orchestras and one of the most exciting ensembles anywhere. OGD featuring an all-star collection of Vancouver’s salsa and latin-jazz communities with multiple singers, four percussionists, eleven horns transform any room into party central… it will be impossible to sit still!

Susana Abreu, Danay Sinclair vocals; Jack Duncan congas; Martin Romero, Phil Belanger timbales; Edgar Romero bongos/coro; Allan Johnston bass/coro; Lou Mastroianni piano; Ross Gregory, Derry Byrne, Kent Wallace trumpet; Dennis Esson, Rod Murray, Jeremy Berkman, Brad Muirhead trombone; Bill Runge, Mike Braverman, Graham Ord, Daniel Miles Kane saxophones; John Korsrud director

www.johnkorsrud.com

Fri, Apr 14/ Adios (9 pm, $5)

Led by guitarist, electronicist Randall Schmid and sampler/electronic artist Chris Kelly, Adios specializes in live-beats, dubby-bass, loops, electronics, improvisation creating music that is beautiful, haunting, crushing, atmospheric & funny. Randall Schmid guitar, electronics; Chris Kelly sampler, turntable, electronics; Masa Anzai sax, electronics; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums, cymbals

Sat, Apr 15/ (eve) Something About Reptiles (10 pm, $5-10)

Turkish pop & folk songs a la Marlena Dietrich by lusciously eccentric diva Burcu & her trusty band bring back to Rime more of that Eastern-European/Middle-Eastern trademarked joyous melancholy of high order. Burcu Özdemir vocals; Alison Jenkins accordion; Noah Walker guitar; Sam Shoichet bass; Adel Awad darbuka

Sun, Apr 16/ (aft) Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band (1 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 1 pm: Drummer Dan Gaucher & friends have created Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band as a musical vehicle with the sole purpose of exploring original compositions from its members, all young up and coming musicians in Vancouver…the music is written for this band specifically. The instrumentation presenting both a challenge for the composer and a diverse sonic palette to draw from…with Neelamjit Dhillon tabla, alto sax, flute, and sitar; Evan Arntzen clarinet; Catherine Toren piano; Sean Cronin acoustic bass; Shanto Bhattacharya cello

Sun, Apr 16/ (aft) Sunday Afternoon Sessions (3 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 3 pm: Drummer Jesse Cahill hosts a weekly jam session to provide a good meeting ground for great players from all over town, including some of the finest up and coming music students. Along with Jesse, the house band will include Terry Deane on tenor saxophone, Tommy Babbin on bass.

Sun, Apr 16/ (eve) Yaletown String Quartet (9 pm, $5-10)

Yaletown String Quartet specializes in jazz for strings, plus tango, pop, rock and then some. They treat material with utter respect, ranging from Steely Dan to Gershwin, Dave Brubeck to Björk. Mark Ferris violin (Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Sinfonia of the North Shore, CBC Radio Orchestra); Tony Bernal violin (VSO, Tango Paradiso, Armadillo String Quartet, Mariachi del Sol); Henry Lee viola (Metamorphoses Chamber Ensemble); Finn Manniche cello (Armadillo String Quartet, Ensemble Symposium, the Jazzmanian Devils, Soul Crib, the Paperboys, Denzel Sinclair, 54/40, Murray McLauglin, Mae Moore, Cam Wilson)

www.yaletownstringquartet.com

Mon, Apr 17/ Bruce Freedman & Tyson Naylor Double Trio (9 pm, $5-10)

A veteran jazz unit of great skill & killer instincts, this quartet plays creative fire music… Bruce Freedman saxophones; Clyde Reed bass; Stan Taylor drums.

www.zisman.ca/freedmanjazz

Pianist Tyson Naylor‘s dynamic trio with avant-jazz leanings plays original tunes inspired by the likes of Monk, Dollar Brand and McCoy Tyner… with Russell Sholberg bass; Skye Brooks drums.

www.tysonnaylor.com

Tue, Apr 18/ AIR: André Lachance (9 pm, $5-10)
André Lachance Trio
Set 1: A fresh take on the funky guitar/organ sound. These guys have been involved in each other’s bands for at least a decade on many different instruments, covering a very wide scope of music fron funk to new music to jazz to sonic improvs and beyond… Soul music between friends basically…
André Lachance guitar; Chris Gestrin organ; Brad Turner drums

André Lachance Quintet

Set 2: Dylan van der Schyff takes over the drums, while Brad Turner moves to the trumpet and Terry Deane joins them on tenor-saxophone for a good swinging blowout.

Wed, Apr 19/ Jesse Cahill Trio (9 pm, $5-10)

Steeped in the tradition of the hard-bop drummers of the fifties and sixties, Jesse Cahill is one of Canada’s leading jazz drummers. His trio, Sunday Afternoon Sessions House Band, plays straight-ahead, hard-swingin’ music, with a fresh and energetic approach. The band includes Tommy Babin on bass and Terry Deane on tenor-saxophone

Thu, Apr 20/ Wayne Horvitz & Sweeter Than The Day (9 pm, $12-15)

Fri, Apr 21/ Wayne Horvitz & Sweeter Than The Day (10 pm, $12-15)

“Impressionistic ballads that might recall Paul Bley, Ellington / Strayhorn, Debussy, or the wistful and piquant irony of Satie, blend with mid-tempo songs likewise steeped in the history of jazz, r&b / r&r, soul, funk, blues, gospel, & the avant-garde. A chamber-jazz homage to musical roots…open-hearted yet serenely beautiful…” – Songlines Recordings press release

Ex-Naked City keyboardist, composer, pianist Wayne Horvitz‘s exciting project, Sweeter Than The Day is, in terms of personnel, the acoustic version of Zony Mash, that zany Seattle jazz-groove-jam outfit Vancouverites have grown to love over the years. Stylistically, this band has more in common with Horvitz’s 4 Plus One Ensemble than the original Zony Mash. Melancholy and serenity are the order of the day, yet sentimentality is not even within earshot. Subtle group interplay and gorgeous melodies make for a lush soundtrack keenly observing and celebrating life. His piano style is economical yet lyrical, never venturing far from the strong melodic hooks which characterize his compositions, but constantly working small surprises. Two discs on the Vancouver-based Songlines label, “American Bandstand” in 2000 and “Sweeter than the Day” in 2002 exemplify the new direction, providing a great showcase for Horvitz’s beautiful material and angular chord progressions. Wayne Horvitz piano, keyboards; Timothy Young guitars; Keith Lowe double-bass; Andy Roth drums

www.waynehorvitz.net

Sat, Apr 22/ (aft) Jeff Younger (3 pm, by donation)

Audiocentricities Workshop Ensemble

Guitarist/Composer Ron Samworth workshops a 9-piece ensemble and presents an afternoon performance of his piece Audiocentricites, utilizing free and directed improv with composed material. Ron Samworth – composer/director, Ryan Naso – trumpet, Meredith Bates – violin, Fabienne Lacroix – clarinet, Dan Pigott – tenor sax, Jeff Younger and Alvaro Rojas – guitar, Lisa Miller – piano, Russell Sholberg – bass, Benji Bohannon – drums.

Sat, Apr 22/ (eve) Daniel Janke plus Tony Wilson Sextet (9 pm, $5-10)

Composer/writer Daniel Janke has composed music for many groups including the Penderecki Sting Quartet, Nouvel Ensemble Modern du Quebec, Toronto’s Montuno Police, and Continuum Contemporary Music. Daniel has recorded with Bruce Cockburn, Kim Barlow, The Longest Night Ensemble, and Jerry Alfred. He is currently working on the TV series Northern Town for the CBC, and the short film How People Got Fire for the NFB. Daniel Janke will perform solo on the West African kora, which he first studied with the late Jali Nyama Suso. He later returned to Gambia, West Africa and studied with Yankuba Saho, with whom he then toured in Canada and the US.

www.danieljanke.com

Brad Muirhead (bass trombone) leads veteran Vancouver players in a great new “inside-out” avant-jazz quartet that explores a wide swath of the musical landscape, with textures ranging from cerebral minimalism to sonorous melodies to warped straight-ahead fun to boistrous mayhem… with Jared Burrows guitar, accordion, clarinet; Russell Sholberg bass; Skye Brooks drums

Sun, Apr 23/ (aft) Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band (1 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 1 pm: Drummer Dan Gaucher & friends have created Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band as a musical vehicle with the sole purpose of exploring original compositions from its members, all young up and coming musicians in Vancouver…the music is written for this band specifically. The instrumentation presenting both a challenge for the composer and a diverse sonic palette to draw from…with Neelamjit Dhillon tabla, alto sax, flute, and sitar; Evan Arntzen clarinet; Catherine Toren piano; Sean Cronin acoustic bass; Shanto Bhattacharya cello

Sun, Apr 23/ (aft) Sunday Afternoon Sessions (3 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 3 pm: Drummer Jesse Cahill hosts a weekly jam session to provide a good meeting ground for great players from all over town, including some of the finest up and coming music students. Along with Jesse, the house band will include Terry Deane on tenor saxophone, Tommy Babbin on bass.

Sun, Apr 23/ (eve) Daniel Janke plus push3 (9 pm, $5-10)

Another mesmerizing solo kora performance by Daniel Janke… for more details, please see April 22 (eve) info.

push3 gives its unsuspecting audience an evocative, innovative blend of contemporary pop, European cabaret, exotic world beats, folk and soundscapes. Kathryn Sutherland vocals; Melanie Sereda electric cello; Albert Klassen bass; Jason Overy percussion

www.push3.com

Mon, Apr 24/ Jimmy Bennington Trio (9 pm, $5-10)

Mainly a self taught musician, whose experience has come partly from private study with giants like Elvin Jones, Seattle’s Jimmy Bennington is a true, uncompromising artist, playing music ranging from the Great American Songbook to creative music; improvised and otherwise. Jimmy has worked with many great artists including saxophonists John Gross, Bert Wilson, trombonists Julian Priester and Michael Vlatkovich, pianist David Haney, guitarist John Stowell, and bassist Michael Bisio. He will be joined on stage by two local greats, Paul Blaney on bass and Graham Ord on saxophones.

Tue, Apr 25/ AIR: André Lachance (9 pm, $5-10)

Anfield/ Arai/ Dhillon/ Lachance/ Samworth
Renowned painter / visual artist Thomas Anfield is no stranger to collaborating with musicians, dancers and performance artists in an improvised setting. His stunning work has been shown around the world and never ceases to evolve.The musical setting will be electric, eclectic and spontaneous. A night of exploration with probable hints of drum’n’bass, sonic improvs, Indian rhythms… Thomas Anfield painting; Ron Samworth guitar; André Lachance electric bass; Neelamjit Dhillon tabla; Bernie Arai drums, electronics.

www.thomasanfield.com

Wed, Apr 26/ Jennifer Scott & Rene Worst Project (9 pm, $5-10)

Bassist Rene Worst and vocalist, pianist Jennifer Scott with percussionist Bernie Arai, all renowned, local jazz artists, perform in solo, duo and trio combinations, covering a variety of jazz styles. Their repertoire will include originals, original arrangements, and material from Jennifer’s upcoming CD release.

www.reneworst.com

www.jenniferscott.ca

Thu, Apr 27/Lynn Miles with Wyckham Porteous (9 pm, $10)

“Lynn Miles makes being forlorn sound like a state of grace.” – New York Times

Never afraid to explore the darker, more melancholic sides of life, True North recording artist, Juno-nominee, singer-songwriter Lynn Miles continues to produce powerful and truthful music. Her beautiful voice and sweet melodies make her one of pop music’s truly captivating artists, as her recent release Unravel is a commanding testament to this.

Revered singer-songwriter, guitarist & recording artist with a tasty country bent, Wyckham Porteous will start off the evening.

Fri, Apr 28/ Gordie Tentrees Band with Indio Saravanja (9 pm, $5-10)

Gordie Tentrees Band takes you on a driving boogie train fuelled by their own brand of electric roots music. Their country-rockabilly-folk-blues sound mixed with no-nonsense lyrics, harmonies and multi-instrumentation has taken this popular Yukon act all over the Festival circuit.

www.tentrees.ca

Equal parts rock’n’roll troubadour and Greenwich Village folk singer, Indio Saravanja is a prolific singer-songwriter and impressive multi-instrumentalist. His music has drawn many comparisons to Townes Van Zandt, Lou Reed, Peter Case, and Bob Dylan.

Sat, Apr 29/ (aft) Jeff Younger (3 pm, by donation)

Afternoon of Composition

A bountiful afternoon feast of modern composition for solo instruments, small ensembles and electronics. Nourishing performances of works by Vancouver composers John Korsrud, Lisa Miller, Stefan Smulovitz, Jeff Younger, Carl Anderson and Leif Miltenberger.

Sat, Apr 29/ (eve) Pe-de-cana (9 pm, $10)

These wickedly talented instrumentalists, who have performed numerous times as part of Brejera & Pe-de-cana, winning over crowds at Rime, will play some beautifully home-spun, heart-warming Brazilian music, including choro, samba, bossa-nova and a little jazz. Mario Silva guitar; Rodolfo de Souza 7-string-guitar; Trevor Murray cavaquinho; Paul Bray percussion

Sun, Apr 30/ (aft) Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band (1 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 1 pm: Drummer Dan Gaucher & friends have created Prince Albert Composition Workshop Band as a musical vehicle with the sole purpose of exploring original compositions from its members, all young up and coming musicians in Vancouver…the music is written for this band specifically. The instrumentation presenting both a challenge for the composer and a diverse sonic palette to draw from…with Neelamjit Dhillon tabla, alto sax, flute, and sitar; Evan Arntzen clarinet; Catherine Toren piano; Sean Cronin acoustic bass; Shanto Bhattacharya cello

Sun, Apr 30/ (aft) Sunday Afternoon Sessions (3 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons at 3 pm: Drummer Jesse Cahill hosts a weekly jam session to provide a good meeting ground for great players from all over town, including some of the finest up and coming music students. Along with Jesse, the house band will include Terry Deane on tenor saxophone, Tommy Babbin on bass.

Sun, Apr 30/ (eve) Roger Dean Young’s Sunday Evening Coming Down (9 pm, $5-10)

Revered alt-roots musician, Copperspine recording artist Roger Dean Young -with his band The Tin Cup & other friends- curates one Sunday (usually monthly) of lusciously quiet, beautifully sparse mood music, just right for the occasion.

www.copperspine.com

“The universe is beige” – Vancouver Sun

Understated, atmospheric, jazzy with off-kilter pop leanings, the beige complement most interiors. Some beige pieces have words, others don’t. Their wry, soulful stories travel different roads, from quiet tragedies to the everyday lives of people born with tails (a quiet tragedy in itself). Rick Maddocks guitar, vocals; Jon Wood lap steel and tenor guitar; Andrew Arida keyboards; Mark Haney double bass; Geoff Gilliard drums

www.thebeige.ca

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