2006.06 –> June 2006 at Rime

ZULA Presents

JUNE 2006 At RIME

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Artist In Residence at Rime – Tuesdays in June 2006: PEGGY LEE

Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee

Cellist Peggy Lee is known to Vancouver audiences as an improviser, composer and interpreter of new music in groups such as Standing Wave, the Turning Point Ensemble, Talking Pictures and the Tony Wilson Septet. Her own group, the Peggy Lee Band, has released three cd’s on Spool. Peggy also records and tours internationally with Dave Douglas, Wayne Horvitz, Larry Ochs and Miya Masaoka.

Thu, June 1/ PLAN 9 plus FIELD (9 pm, $5-10)

Plan 9 is made up of Gord Grdina on guitar, Jeremy Holmes on bass and Alex McKechnie on drums. The trio plays original music composed by Alex McKechnie with jazz, world music and fusion influences. Their debut cd Unification was released in early 2006.

Field is a talented group of local artists playing original compositions often characterized by catchy, angular, melodic passages, crafty odd-meter grooves, and creative extended irregular forms. The intimate trio format allows them to manifest the raw intensity of hard-hitting improvisations, fiery solos, and cohesive ensemble playing. Member influences include Tim Berne, AALY Trio, and Thomas Chapin. Chris Kelly tenor & baritone saxophones; Jesse Zubot violin; Shanto Bhattacharya bass, effects; Ben Wilson drums

Fri, June 2/ BOTTLENECK (9:30 pm, $5-10)

Bottleneck slides Americana & blues up from across the border and summons folk & bluegrass from over the Rockies to form their own brand of classic, laid-back roots music. Robyn Carrigan vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo; Scott Smith pedal steel, other strings, vocals; Jeremy Holmes bass; Liam MacDonald drums… with guest Gord Grdina guitar www.bottleneckband.com

Sat, June 3/ (aft) MASCALL DANCE COMPANY: NIJINSKY GIBBER JAZZ CLUB (3 pm, by donation)

The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club is an improvisation research ensemble under the direction of Artistic Director/Choreographer Jennifer Mascall. The ensemble performs in improvised sets not necessarily set in time but framed by specific structures. Part of the improviser’s sophistication is in knowing when an impulse, a movement, a whole piece is complete. The dancers are accompanied by live DJs, musicians, or spoken word. Each time they return to the material, the environment they make is different – order, spacing, rhythm, tone is varied. The dancing becomes an expressionistic landscape and the choreography provides the world and the country. The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club thrives in unusual venues-bars, churches, streets, and other unexpected places. Sometimes it is the mood that can’t be shaken, sometimes it is the rhythm pattern, other times it is the relationship between dancers. Each new score, each new venue, each new dance is a form of public research where change thrives. These dancers will perform in various permutations on the first 3 Saturdays in June: Jojo Zolina, Ziyian Kwan, Susan Kania, Alisoun Payne, Ron Stewart www.mascalldance.ca

Sat, June 3/ (eve) GEOFF BERNER plus WAX MANNEQUIN (9:30 pm, $10)

“I want to make original klezmer music that’s drunk, dirty, political and passionate. As a Jew of Eastern European descent, I feel I have a calling to make this music live, not just preserve it under glass like something in a museum.” Geoff Berner

Folk, punk & klezmer have never sounded so vital & fresh melded together, as evident in the amazing singer, accordionist, songwriter Geoff Berner‘s peculiar, wry, witty & original expressive style. www.geoffberner.com

Wax Mannequin was bred in the Hamilton rock scene. Driven to preach his troubled imaginings, Wax melded curious electronic twitterings, spidery, finger-picked classical guitar airs and careful, impassioned vocals. Like a lost collaboration between Nick Drake and Edward Gorey, or the ghost of Freddie Mercury channelled by Crispin Glover, Wax’s music soon grew in scope to combine grandiose, pop-melodic sensibilities with things abstract and experimental. For the past two years Wax Mannequin has had little rest, hardening himself on the Canadian and Australian rock circuits. Wax showcases his evolving brand of performance art-punk — steeped in suffering and revelling in epic absurdity. In the tradition of Zappa, Tom Waits, Arthur Lee and other such road-wizened outsiders, Wax Mannequin pushes forward – restless – preparing for some elusive future trial. www.waxmannequin.com

Sun, June 4/ (aft) PRINCE ALBERT COMPOSITION WORKSHOP BAND (1 pm, by donation)

First 3 Sunday afternoons in June 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, June 4/ (aft) SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS (3 pm, by donation)

First 3 Sunday afternoons in June 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 Babin on bass.

Sun, June 4/ (eve) MUSIC WASTE ACOUSTIC (8 pm, $5)

As part of Music Waste celebrations, 4 great singer/songwriter talents fill Rime with the sounds of mellow, acoustic mayhem. www.musicwaste.ca

Kenton Loewen‘s music is lucid, delicate, intense and fiery. The Crackling features a strong focus on melody, vocals and guitar work… making for a transporting experience … a dynamic band and communication that is truly captivating. Kenton Loewen guitar, vocals; Gord Grdina guitar; Debra-Jean Creelman vocals; Jeremy Page bass, vocals; Dan Gaucher drums www.myspace.com/thecrackling

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Mikah Sykes specializes in ambient/nature-core sounds not to be missed. www.myspace.com/mikahsykesmusic

Influenced by Elliott Smith, Mance Lipscomb, Syd Barrett, Hank Williams and others songster Sean Wesley Wood‘s work is quite striking and personal. www.myspace.com/seanwesleywood

A second-generation musician, Ora Cogan started performing with her mother as a child and began to write her own songs at age 12. Along the way, she’s played festivals, bars and street corners from the Middle East to Mexico and collaborated with many breeds of musician and noise practitioner. www.myspace.com/oracogan

Mon, June 5/ MARK BERUBE & BEN ROGALSKY with THE BROTHERS MCLEOD (9 pm, $5-10)

Berube and Rogalsky: Mark Berube (accordion, piano, guitar, vocals) and Ben Rogalsky of Breakmen-fame (mandolin, guitar, vocals) join efforts to produce a dynamic duo of original music in the world of rootsy folk. Both have toured extensively throughout Canada and internationally, released numerous albums, and receive frequent radio play on college radio and the CBC. Playing a range of originals from each other’s personal repertoire, they use their vocal harmonies and instruments to remind of us killer kitchen parties. www.markberube.com

The Brothers McLeod: Brendan McLeod has been Vancouver’s poetry SLAM champ (2005), the Canadian SLAM champion (2004), and finished second in the world at the world SLAM championships in Holland (2005). He is currently performing spoken word along with a slew of surreal drinking songs, hip hop campfire stories, and aggressive folk. Mike McLeod, of the Calgary punk groups Chixdiggit and Madcowboys, is doing a solo tour of punk folk-rock. Always positive and never shy of politics, check out their audio at Brendan’s page: www.brendanmcleod.ca

Tue, June 6/ Artist In Residence: PEGGY LEE – PEGGY LEE BAND (9 pm, $5-10)

A Vancouver tradition made up of some of the city’s finest jazz & improvised music players, this band leaves audiences in awe with their collective execution of their leader’s beautiful compositions -layers of abstract colour mix with soaring melodic writing and always exciting improv. A perfect example of the whole being even greater than the sum of its parts! Peggy Lee cello; Ron Samworth guitar; Brad Turner trumpet; Jeremy Berkman trombone; Andre Lachance bass; Dylan van der Schyff drums

Wed, June 7/ UNITY plus MARIANNE TRUDEL (9 pm, $5-10)

If you heard Unity in the late eighties you already know you’re in for a treat. These musicians play music for the mind to dance to. Unity plays with the power of a thunderstorm and the sensitivity of a falling leaf; with beauty, authority, passion, energy, spontaneity and incredible rapport. Paul Blaney bass, Saul Berson saxophone (sitting in for Graham Ord) and Roger Baird drums
Montréal based pianist / composer Marianne Trudel blends jazz, improvised music, French song and Latin music with freshness, openness and a deep commitment to lyricism. www.mariannetrudel.com

Thu, June 8/ SPACE 9 plus GORD GRDINA TRIO (9 pm, $5-10)

As an urban-groove quintet, Space 9 combines jazz, electronica, drum n’ bass, hip-hop and dub with intense improvisation and ambient textures grounded in funky, earthy rhythms drive their spaced-out, yet down to earth contemporary sound. A deep dub-reggae-house-groove-funk buffet – all you can dig. Jeff Younger guitar, effects; Laurence Santos keyboards; Michael Lowe turntables; Mark Campbell bass, effects; Nathan Wylie drums

Gord Grdina Trio offers up textural soundscapes, polyrhythmic grooves, soulful ballads with unexpected harmonic twists and turns. Gord Grdina guitar; Karlis Silins bass; Kenton Loewen drums

Fri, June 9 & Sat, June 10/ RONLEY TEPER plus BLUE ISLAND TRIO (9:30 pm, $5-10)

“The Ronley is quite a peculiar creature”… says her bio. We love The Ronley around here! A brilliant mish-mash of roots, folk cabaret, world, jazz, blues & electronica… like an old pair of silk slippers, Vancouverites will slip into this sweet-voiced, inventive Torontonian artist’s creative work, … of this, we’re certain… what exactly will happen on stage that night, we’re not so sure, as every night she creates a thing of one-off beauty! Ronley Teper voice, guitar; Christine Bougie lapsteel, toys, guitars, drums; Russell Sholberg bass www.ronleyteper.com

Foot-stomping Hawaiian/bluegrass fusion tunes, haunting, blues-inflected melodies and a twisted harmonic sensibility characterize the Blue Island Trio‘s music. With compelling original compositions, Tim Tweedale sees just how far he can take the lapsteel guitar, while remaining true to the instrument’s roots in Hawaiian, bluegrass, and blues music. Featuring David Spidel on double-bass and Brendan McLean on drums www.blueislandtrio.com

Sat, June 10/ (eve) (aft) MASCALL DANCE COMPANY: NIJINSKY GIBBER JAZZ CLUB (3 pm, by donation)

Please see June 3rd for more details.

Sat, June 10/ (eve) RONLEY TEPER plus BLUE ISLAND TRIO (9:30 pm, $5-10)

Please see June 9th for more details.

Sun, June 11/ (aft) PRINCE ALBERT COMPOSITION WORKSHOP BAND (1 pm, by donation)

Please see June 4th for more details.

Sun, June 11/ (aft) SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS (3 pm, by donation)

Please see June 4th for more details.

Sun, June 11/ (eve) KHAC CHI ENSEMBLE (9 pm, $5-10)

The Khac Chi – Sounds of Vietnam features two of Vietnam’s premiere musicians, performing exquisite music on rare and unique instruments native to Vietnam. These virtuoso artists offer an intriguing glimpse into the rich musical tradition of Vietnam and its 4000-year history.
Famous for their musical skills innovation throughout Vietnam, the Khac Chi takes you on an adventure in sound. Extremely versatile, their concerts may include a combination of styles or feature any one style of Vietnamese traditional music, Vietnamese folk music or contemporary music to world music. They are as equally comfortable performing solo chamber concerts, as they are on folk festival stages, or as guest soloists for symphony orchestras.

Ho, Chi Khac is the world’s premiere virtuoso on the Dan Bau (one string zither), as well as a composer and a music researcher. Chi’s innovative developments on the dan bau have been heard in concerts throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Hoang, Ngoc Bic is an exceptional vocalist, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. She specializes on the dan bau and a number of very rare instruments from Vietnam’s rural and mountainous regions including the t’rung (bamboo xylophone), k’longput (percussion tubles), and ko ni. Bic has toured internationally both as a solo artist and with the Khac Chi Ensemble.
Their rare talents and superb musicianship have won them numerous awards for excellence, as well as many invitations for international appearances. www.khacchi.com

Mon, June 12/HEIDI MCCURDY & URBAN TRIBE CD RELEASE plus MIRIAM JONES (9 pm, $5-10)

Heidi McCurdy draws on an eclectic array of influences-jazz, world, gospel, soul, Stevie Wonder, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Bjork, Kate Bush, The Police-and mixes them up with a modern pop sensibility. Her new CD, a collection of songs recorded with several producers in a variety of styles, is fittingly entitled “Fickle Mind.” Cath Bensley backing vocals; Gord Grdina guitar; James Forrest bass; Nino Di Pasquale drums www.heidimccurdy.com

Miriam Jones is a bold writer with a restorative, liberating, and whimsical voice. There is a story to this voice, distinct, but sharing character with the likes of Beth Gordon, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, and Delores O’ Riordan of the Cranberries. Jones shows herself at home in an acoustic and harmonic geography akin to David Gray, Iron & Wine, and Simon & Garfunkel. She recently turned in Canada’s East Coast for its West, returning to the city where she was born, and is quickly establishing herself in the Vancouver music world. Her song ‘Squander’ from her debut album ‘Sign & Semblance’ was recently aired on the new hit Canadian TV series ‘Falcon Beach’. Her work is arresting in its artistry, but also possesses a lyrical depth intent on engaging the thoughtful listener. www.miriamj.ca

Tue, June 13/ Artist In Residence: PEGGY LEE with JESSE ZUBOT & CHRIS KELLY plus MACHiNOiSY (9 pm, $5-10)
Two of the city’s more intense string players, Jesse Zubot violin & Peggy Lee cello in a set of improvisation.

MACHiNOiSY Dancers Delia Brett and Daelik are co-artistic directors of this new Vancouver based dance company. Two bodies, one mind. Fluid innovative contact… with Chris Kelly on tenor sax & synth module, Jesse Zubot violin and Peggy Lee cello.

Wed, June 14/ IVAN COYOTE & RAE SPOON (9 pm, $10)

Singer/songwriter Rae Spoon, filmmaker Amy Lynn Kazymerchuk and storyteller Ivan Coyote will be heading out of Vancouver to Dawson City, Yukon on June 15th in the newly christened Whitehearse on their first exploratory adventure to research, shoot and document material for “You Are Here”, a project that blends songs, stories and film/video into a grand live multi-media experiment. Rae and Ivan will be performing together along the way, launching “You Are Here” tour here with Rae’s tunes and Ivan’s tales that mix together so well. The hearse needs a whole lot of gas money to get them to the Yukon, so join us at Rime for a long evening of rambling debauchery, bottomless pints of ale, and trading tales about the strange things done in the midnight sun. www.youarehere.typepad.com

Thu, June 15/ ORQUESTA GOMA DURA (9 pm, $15-20)

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, June 16/ SWEET PAPA LOWDOWN (9:30 pm, $5-10)

Post-modern, retro-fusion, Afro-American, hokum jazz & blues…Sweet Papa Lowdown is a unique ensemble of hot, syncopated musicians, dedicated to bringing a contemporary vitality to classic vocal jazz & blues tunes of the 1920s & 30s. The group combines the raw intensity of country blues with the sophisticated horns of New Orleans style jazz. Jeff Shucard guitar, vocals; Dan Smith slide guitar, mandolin; Lloyd Arntzen soprano sax, clarinet; Kris Bowerman trombone www.edjackson.ca/sweetpapalowdown

Sat, June 17/ (eve) (aft) MASCALL DANCE COMPANY: NIJINSKY GIBBER JAZZ CLUB (3 pm, by donation)

Please see June 3rd for more details.

Sat, June 17/ (eve) THE COLORIFICS & BERNICE (9:30 pm, $5-10)

Formed in 1995 as a quartet, The Colorifics fuse hipster pop with slinky Latin-jazz, the way only they can, with strong harmonies and musical virtuosity. Patsy Klein vocals; Bernard Belanger guitar, vocals; Eric Napier bass, vocals; John Rule drums, vocals

Guitarist Bernie Belanger & bassist Bernie Addington make up Bernice, a juicy, original folk-Latin number.

Sun, June 18/ (aft) PRINCE ALBERT COMPOSITION WORKSHOP BAND (1 pm, by donation)

Please see June 4th for more details.

Sun, June 18/ (aft) SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS (3 pm, by donation)

Please see June 4th for more details.

Sun, June 18/ (eve) PEPE DANZA’S DRUM PRAYERS (9 pm, $5-10)

Unique, intense & tirelessly creative percussionist, composer, leader Pepe Danza‘s organic rhythmic excursions with his friends playing percussion, string & wind instruments from Africa & Latin America. CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF COMMERCIAL DRIVE! www.pepe-music.com

Mon, June 19/ MASCALL DANCE COMPANY: NIJINSKY GIBBER JAZZ CLUB (9 pm, $5-10)

The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club is an improvisation research ensemble under the direction of Artistic Director / Choreographer Jennifer Mascall. The ensemble performs in improvised sets not necessarily set in time but framed by specific structures. Part of the improviser’s sophistication is in knowing when an impulse, a movement, a whole piece is complete. The dancers are accompanied by live DJs, musicians, or spoken word. Each time they return to the material, the environment they make is different – order, spacing, rhythm, tone is varied. The dancing becomes an expressionistic landscape and the choreography provides the world and the country.

The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club thrives in unusual venues-bars, churches, streets, and other unexpected places. Sometimes it is the mood that can’t be shaken, sometimes it is the rhythm pattern, other times it is the relationship between dancers. Each new score, each new venue, each new dance is a form of public research where change thrives.

Dancers: Jojo Zolina, Ziyian Kwan, Susan Kania, Alisoun Payne, Ron Stewart

Costumes: Monika Strelkhe
Musical Director: Doug Macaulay
Videographer: Chris Randle

www.mascalldance.ca

Tue, June 20/ Artist In Residence: PEGGY LEE – PLAYTIME plus NELS CLINE & DYLAN VAN DER SCHYFF (9 pm, $5-10)

Playtime is a new configuration exploring cellist Peggy Lee‘s music in new ways, with JP Carter (Inhabitants, Aeroplane Trio) on trumpet & electronics and Christian Thorvaldson (Slow, Copyright, Matthew Good) on electric guitar, the trio will be joined for this set by Nels Cline (The Nels Cline Singers, Wilco) on guitar and Dylan van der Schyff on drums.

For the second set, Nels Cline and Dylan van der Schyff, two master improvisers let loose… www.nelscline.com

Wed, June 21/ ANCIENT SUNLIGHT (9 pm, $5-10)

Had Nana Vasconcelos & Keith Jarrett taken in some Vancouver air & culture, they might’ve put together a project as beautiful and poignant as Ancient Sunlight. Miles Black piano; Dave Say saxophones; Laurence Mollerup bass; Pepe Danza percussion www.milesblack.com

Thu, June 22/ KENOSHA KID AT THE MOVIES (9 pm, $10)

On the other end of North America in Athens, Georgia, Dan Nettles and his wayfaring band of jazzers, Kenosha Kid, have been carving their unique niche into the music world. Although heavily influenced by the writing styles of Bill Frisell and Dave Douglas, the musical result remains a fermented blend of new jazz and indie-rock. “The music flows and never stands still.. giving the listener something new and unexpected every other moment,” says Budd Kopman of All About Jazz about their first release, Projector. Based in the college-rock haven of Athens, Nettles leads several incarnations of the band and has performed his music in the U.S., Europe, and Canada.
Dan Nettles guitar; Susi Folk alto sax; Roland Fidezius bass; Fred Kennedy drums www.kenoshakid.com

9pm First Set: Music and Slide Show! “MIDNIGHT TIL NOON”

Hear and see a beautiful small college rock haven! View over 300 slides taken within 12 hours in Athens, Georgia, as Kenosha Kid twists local rock flavours into its own unique blend of new jazz. Music of the Glands, REM, Dave Barbe, Ceiling Fan, the Drive By Truckers, and other favourites you’ve never heard of from a town far away…

10pm Second Set: Live Movie Score! “HAMMOCK AND SLING”
~ video by Cindy Mochizuki
~ music written by Dan Nettles and performed by Kenosha Kid

“A woman tries to recollect a passage from a dream to save the destiny of her life. One day on an unrelated trip to visit her grandfather’s grave, she begins to remember bits of a story. Familiar and yet strange characters meet her in various rooms and crevices of memory. Like palm stories, each puzzle plays over and over again in her mind.”

hammock and sling is the collaborative result of two gifted creators working together across the North American continent. Cindy Mochizuki is a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist working in video, installation, performance, audio, text and drawing. She has collaborated with numerous artists from a range of artistic disciplines. hammock and sling weaves together some of these collaborative projects with artists Randall Finnerty, Scott Malin, and Aretha Aoki.

hammock and sling is based around a series of short filmic vignettes that will be played alongside the music of Dan Nettles. Taking the form of a palm story, a literary form coined by Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata, each short is predominantly be character driven, having no plot, and leaving the audience with a feeling of longing or desire. Each poetic narration weaves in and out of various rooms of a house that contains many mysterious characters and creatures.

11pm Third Set: Live Movie Score! “AUDIENCE CHOICE”

Selections will be made from a handful of fine silent films for the third set. Kenosha Kid’s music for Ladislaw Starewicz’s puppet film “The Mascot”, Chaplin’s classic “The Kid” as described by All About Jazz: “The arrangements provide a seamless mix of the written and the improvised, and Nettles can easily be regarded as a very good jazz composer within his self-constructed genre. The music flows and never stands still, both within and between tracks, giving the listener something new and unexpected every other moment. Even after multiple listens, the music still surprises and maintains a strong pull on one’s attention.”

21st Annual TD Canada Trust Vancouver International JAZZ FESTIVAL Events at RIME

Zula Productions is pleased to present 4 shows (7 sets of music!!) per night during the 21st Annual TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival running from Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 at Rime, a club venue for this year’s festival. All performances consist of 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes each, except for the 1 AM JAM, which will be one long set running till about 2:30 am. The styles of creative music presented by Zula at Rime, as usual, range from jazz & improvised music to world & ethnic music to various styles of popular music and many stops in between — all performed at a high level, as you’ve come to expect. Thank you for supporting live music in your community! www.zula.ca www.coastaljazz.ca

Friday, June 23

TAXIDERMISTS (5:30 pm, by donation)

A Cocktail Hour Band of killer repute, aka Bruno Hubert Trio, Taxidermists provide their audience with fresh, swinging, multi-layered & sublime modern jazz, book-ending the Jazz Festival’s Cocktail Hour shows at Rime. Bruno Hubert piano; Sean Cronin bass; Sam Cartwright drums

KENOSHA KID (8:30 pm, $7)

Two sets of music from this eclectic international jazz collective that features the music of guitarist Dan Nettles from Athens, Georgia. Known for their creative collaborations with film, poetry, and dance, tonight is a unique opportunity to hear the ensemble stretch out on their own. Expect an equal blend of improvised material, new music for a project entitled “I, Marlena”, unusual arrangements of obscure Athens bands, and songs from their first release, Projector. Dan Nettles guitar; Susi Folk alto sax; Roland Fidezius bass; Fred Kennedy drums www.kenoshakid.com

PISSED OFF WILD (11 pm, $7)

The P.O.W started off as a beer, went around like a reefer and ended up passed out in the back yard under a picnic table as an empty quart of whiskey clutched in its hand and a huge smile on its face. It’s punk-rock/hip-hop at its best. With sold-out shows from Texas’ SXSW festival to Hawaii to Vancouver this quartet is absolutely tearing the roof off of every place they play. Josh Martinez vocals; Jesse Waldman guitar; Pete Schmitt bass; Kenton Loewen drums www.joshmartinez.ca

1 AM JAM (by donation)

From Athens, Georgia, guitarist Dan Nettles hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Saturday, June 24

TAXIDERMISTS (5:30 pm, by donation)

Please see June 23 for details.

DOUG COX & SAM HURRIE (8:30 pm, $7)

Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie take their audience on a ride, regaling them with tales of larger-than-life characters who’ve shaped the blues. Visiting us from the Island, two wildly talented and celebrated veteran roots multi-instrumenstalists join forces on a stage cluttered with vintage National Steel guitars, mandolins, handmade brass guitars, dobros, Weissenborns and more, while sharing fascinating stories behind the instruments & the songs. www.dougcoxandsamhurrie.com

INHABITANTS (11 pm, $7)

“Blissful, yet dissonant ambience” – The Stranger

From melodic to minimalist, from deep groove to all out noise, this quartet inhabits Vancouver’s music underground… Dave Sikula guitar; JP Carter trumpet; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums www.dripaudio.com

1 AM JAM (by donation)

Drummer Skye Brooks hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Sunday, June 25

IAN COX TRIO (5:30 pm, by donation)

Drawing inspiration from the great piano trios and rhythm sections of the ’60’s as well as their modern counterparts, these three bright young players put a contemporary spin on a classic sound… with drummer Dan Gaucher and bassist Mike Kennedy (both of Doppler Defect and Rabnett 5 and many other places) and Ian Cox on piano.

MARIAM MATOSSIAN (8:30, $7)

This singer, whose music is informed by her Armenian heritage and her travels, expresses her ties to her roots beautifully through song with the aid of some great players. Mariam Matossian vocals; Adam Popowitz guitar, mandolin; Nick Apivor vibes, percussion; Elliot Polsky drums, percussion www.garycristall.com/matossian.shtml

AEROPLANE TRIO & KEVIN HOUSE BAND (11 pm, $7)

Aeroplane Trio is a tight, home-grown, vital, fresh jazz & avant-jazz unit that leaves no stone unturned in its search for the secret… JP Carter trumpet; Russell Sholberg bass; Skye Brooks drums

Songster, guitarist, Rime favourite, Kevin House brings his highly skilled band – which happens to be the great Aeroplane Trio – to cause some emotional & cerebral mayhem, as only he can… www.kevinhouse.ca

1 AM JAM (by donation)

Trumpeter JP Carter hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Monday, June 26

JESSE CAHILL TRIO (5:30 pm, by donation)

Steeped in the tradition of the hard-bop drummers of the ’50s and ’60s, Jesse Cahill is one of Canada’s leading jazz drummers. His trio plays straight-ahead, hard-swingin’ music with a fresh and energetic approach. With Tommy Babin bass and Terry Deane tenor sax

MAQAM (8:30 pm, $7)

Authentic sounds & textures of Arabic music from a modern improvisational perspective with Gord Grdina oud; Jesse Zubot violin; Jeremy Holmes bass; Liam MacDonald drums

FOND OF TIGERS (11 pm, $7)

“In these heady 21st Century days, there exists an exciting musical melting-pot where elements of both post-rock and modern jazz cross paths in a sonic wonderland-one foot firmly planted in Don Caballero /Cap’n Jazz territory, and the other in Miles Davis / John McLaughlin country, with all stops in between. One of Vancouver’s best examples of this not-so-new but oh-so-fresh sound is the quirky yet compelling septet-collective known as Fond of Tigers.” Terminal City

Fond of Tigers is an eclectic post-rock band…angular, minimalist music by “maximalist” renegades. Stephen Lyons guitar; JP Carter trumpet; Morgan McDonald keyboards; Shanto Battacharya bass; Skye Brooks drums; Dan Gaucher drums; Jesse Zubot violin www.fondoftigers.com

1 AM JAM (by donation)

Violinist Jesse Zubot hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Tuesday, June 27

SHIFT (5:30 pm, by donation)

Three constants of the Vancouver jazz & creative music scene, playing music that they would want to listen to. One talented jazz outfit! Dave Sikula guitar; Sean Cronin bass; Dan Gaucher drums

Artist In Residence: PEGGY LEE — VEDA HILLE (8:30 pm, $7)

Our good neighbour and earthy, charming songstress of great gems, Veda Hille is back at Rime for a magical night on piano and vocals! Veda writes about the natural world, the constant threat of tragedy, the trickiness of love, and anything else that amazes her.

“Hille is one of the most acclaimed artists in the country – visceral, luminescent, fierce, haunting, and with talent to burn . . . seeing her live is like discovering that the giant talking wizard’s head actually is a giant talking wizard’s head.” Anna Lemond, The Coast, Halifax, November 2000

“She’s a gift from God, or at least from Canada.” The Independent, Santa Barbara, CA, December 1998

Veda Hille piano, guitar, vocals; Peggy Lee cello; Patsy Klein vocals

www.vedahille.com

Artist In Residence: PEGGY LEE with JON BENTLEY & TONY WILSON TRIO (11 pm, $7)

A collective featuring music by all three members, this trio of Vancouver heavies spanning ambience, noise and beautiful lyricism. Peggy Lee cello; Jon Bentley saxophones; Tony Wilson guitar

1 AM JAM (by donation)

Guitarist Tony Wilson hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Wednesday, June 28

THE OCTOBER TRIO (5:30 pm, by donation)

Young lions perform beautiful, driving jazz, exploring the history, freedom & boundaries of the sax-trio tradition. Check them out! Evan Arntzen tenor saxophone; Josh Cole bass; Dan Gaucher drums

“These guys are the cat’s ass!” – Cem

www.theoctobertrio.com

TONY WILSON’S ANCIENT SEXTET (8:30 pm, $7)

Ancient only in collective wisdom & armed with chops, heart & smarts to burn one down, guitarist Tony Wilson’s older sextet project will cover some old classics as well as works by composer Benjamin Britten… Peggy Lee cello; Kevin Elaschuk trumpet; Dave Say sax; Paul Blaney bass; Dylan van der Schyff drums

DENNIS GONZALEZ YELLS AT EELS & ALMOST TRANSPARENT BLUE DOUBLE TRIO (11 pm, $7)

Texas-based trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez creates robust, driving music based on his highly rhythmic compositions. His band Yells At Eels includes his two sons, Aaron on bass and Stefan on drums, and they supplement their concerts with invited artists. Gonzalez wants to move beyond the idea of what “jazz” is today, and Yells at Eels suggests an entire map’s worth of new directions. Soulful, joyful, free-spirited music! Gonzalez’s group will also collaborate in double trios with local greats Almost Transparent Blue and the Bruce Freedman Trio (June 30) on these nights. Almost Transparent Blue, the burning avant-jazz/improv phenomenon featuring Masa Anzai on saxophone, Kelly Churko on guitar, and Skye Brooks on drums will blow the roof off of Rime. Don’t miss this special young band that’s been playing together for over 5 years! www.dennisgonzalez.com

1 AM JAM (by donation)

Guitarist Ron Samworth hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Thursday, June 29

MORGAN CHILDS QUARTET (5:30 pm, by donation)

Four of Vancouver’s finest young musicians meet in this quartet. Drummer Morgan Childs powers it up with a swing feel that just won’t quit. Alvin Cornista (also with Sekoya) is one of Canada’s most talented young saxophonists. Pianist Amanda Tosoff and bassist Sean Cronin are rapidly becoming A-list players on our local scene.

GEOFF BERNER (8:30 pm, $7)

Folk, punk & klezmer have never sounded so vital & fresh once melded together, as evident in this amazing singer, accordionist, songwriter’s peculiar, wry, witty, original, expressive style.

“I want to make original klezmer music that’s drunk, dirty, political and passionate. As a Jew of Eastern European descent, I feel I have a calling to make this music live, not just preserve it under glass like something in a museum.” Geoff Berner

www.geoffberner.com

SOMETHING ABOUT REPTILES (11 pm, $7)

Turkish pop & folk songs a la Marlena Dietrich by lusciously eccentric diva Burcu & her trusty band with Burcu Özdemir vocals; Alison Jenkins accordion; Noah Walker guitar; Sam Shoichet bass; Adel Awad darbuka

1 AM JAM (by donation)

From Dallas, Texas, bassist Aaron Gonzalez hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Friday, June 30

PAUL RUSHKA TRIO (5:30 pm, by donation)

Formed in 1997, Paul Rushka Trio has its roots firmly in the jazz tradition, but draws on its members’ numerous experiences in other genres to form a thoroughly modern jazz sound. Original songs, transformed pop tunes, free improvisation and modern tunes are the building blocks of this band’s material. Dave Sikula guitar; Paul Rushka bass; Bernie Arai drums

DENNIS GONZALEZ YELLS AT EELS & BRUCE FREEDMAN DOUBLE TRIO (8:30 pm, $7)

Texas-based trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez creates robust, driving music based on his highly rhythmic compositions. His band Yells At Eels includes his two sons, Aaron on bass and Stefan on drums, and they supplement their concerts with invited artists. Gonzalez wants to move beyond the idea of what “jazz” is today, and Yells at Eels suggests an entire map’s worth of new directions. Soulful, joyful, free-spirited music! Gonzalez’s group will also collaborate in double trios with local greats Almost Transparent Blue (June 28) and the Bruce Freedman Trio on these nights. A veteran jazz unit of great skill & killer instincts, Bruce Freedman Trio plays creative fire music with Bruce Freedman saxophones; Clyde Reed bass; Stan Taylor drums www.dennisgonzalez.com

TERMINAL STATION (11 pm, $7)

This monster blues-rock band tore the roof off of Rime in September during Steel-Fest, then again in December! Terminal Station takes the traditional blues sound and kicks it into high gear with a raw and exciting sound – full of fat bass lines, propulsive drumming, sleazy harmonica, and risk taking guitar solos. Scott Smith vocals, guitar, pedal steel; Jeremy Holmes bass; Liam MacDonald drums have been key players in Vancouver’s blues and roots scene for the better part of a decade, having played with such Vancouver artists as Bughouse 5, Bottleneck, Michael Kaeshammer, Bocephus King, Jim Byrnes, Pete Turland, Jack Lavin, Luke Doucet and Cousin Harley. Guitarist supreme Gord Grdina will also join them.

1 AM JAM (by donation)

From Dallas, Texas, drummer Stefan Gonzalez hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Saturday, July 1

TAXIDERMISTS (5:30 pm, by donation)

Please see June 23 for details.

UNCONSCIOUS COLLECTIVE (8:30 pm, $7)

Unconscious Collective is a Dallas-based harmolodic improvisational jazz quartet with a mission to create pure spontaneous music. Special guests in the recent past have included singer Leena Conquest, Lisbon-based saxophonist Rodrigo Amado, and legendary drummer Alvin Fielder… with Stefan Gonzalez drums; Aaron Gonzalez bass, Devon Wells flute/piccolo, Greg Prickett guitar.

CHAD MAKELA QUARTET (11 pm, $7)

Vancouver baritone saxophonist Chad Makela heads up this high-energy, swinging modern jazz quartet. Makela’s original compositions, created with his band mates in mind, reflect the influence of Scofield, Lovano, and Trane. And although it’s something of a cliché to compare any sax/trumpet/bass/drums quartet to the classic Ornette Coleman group, it’s a fitting comparison here. The harmonic freedom and melodic contours, intricate and elastic rhythms, and oblique connection to the blues in both Makela’s and trumpeter Brad Turner’s compositions beg the analogy. With bassist Paul Rushka and drummer Jesse Cahill

1 AM JAM (by donation)

From Dallas, Texas, trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez hosts a jam session full of possibilities & special guests.

Sunday, July 2

TAXIDERMISTS (5:30 pm, by donation)

Please see June 23 for details.

DARKBLUEWORLD (8:30 pm, $7)

“Her songs are profoundly melancholic, steeped in loss and the impossibility of love. Paradoxically, listening to them tends to produce a lightening of the spirit-which may be because Fischer is only too happy to bear the burden of gloom, at least while she’s on-stage. That, too, is an art-and a rare one.” –Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight

Original, relevant, culturally engaged & emotionally, intellectually uncompromising songs by Elizabeth Fischer vocals; Ron Samworth guitar; Tony Wilson guitar; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums www.darkblueworld.ca

PE-DE-CANA (11 pm, $7)

These wickedly talented instrumentalists have performed numerous times as part of Brejera & won over crowds at Rime. Tonight they will play some beautifully home-spun, heart-warming Brazilian music, including choro, samba, bossa-nova and a little jazz. They will be joined by guest instrumentalists on various wind, string, percussion instruments and vocals. Mario Silva guitar; Trevor Murray cavaquinho; Paul Bray percussion

FINAL 1 AM JAM & FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY (by donation)

A sweet finale & wrap party for a joyous 10 day festival, celebrating an embarrassment of riches!

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