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This month's gigs
Week 1 (Sun, May 1 -Sat, May 7)
Week 2 (Sun, May 8 -Sat, May 14)
Week 3 (Sun, May 15 -Sat, May 21)
Week 4 (Sun, May 22 -Sat, May 29)
Week 5 (Sun, May 30 -Mon, May 31)

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Week 1

Sunday, May 1 – Saturday, May 7

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Sunday, May 1

  • 11:30 AM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Harrison Ivaz & Cam Peters
  • 2:00 PM - Crescent Branch Legion #240, Swing dance with live music
  • 4:00 PM - St. Andrew's-Wesley United, Jazz Vespers
  • 6:30 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Danny Nielson Trio
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Jeremy Wong Quartet
  • 9:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Adam Robert Thomas

Monday, May 2

  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, AimĂ©e Ayotte Duo ft. Tristan Paxton
  • 7:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Jazz Jam
  • 9:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Dutch Robinson Quartet

Tuesday, May 3

  • 7:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Teresa Chang & Matt Franceschini

Wednesday, May 4

  • 6:00 PM - Provence Marinaside, Gary Comeau & Sounds of New Orleans Trio
  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Jason Quartet from Club Music Vancou
  • 6:30 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Steve Kozak Band Blues
  • 7:30 PM - Dot-to-Dot Lounge (160-8351 Alexandra Road, Richmond), Tamami Maitland & Emilio Suarez
  • 8:00 PM - Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Steve Lloyd Smith & Friends
  • 8:00 PM - Tangent CafĂ©, Bill Runge, AndrĂ© Lachance, Bernie Arai

Thursday, May 5

  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, JPG Trio
  • 7:00 PM - Guilt & Co., AHSIA
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Mimosa
  • 8:00 PM - Tangent CafĂ©, Tony Wilson, Russell Sholberg, Kenton Loewen

Friday, May 6

  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Backstreet's Back with Phil Bo & Elliot Langford
  • 7:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Frankie Hidalgo
  • 7:00 PM - Centennial Theatre, Semiahmoo Secondary Music ft. Brad Turner, Steve Kaldestad, Dennis Esson, Kofi Gbolonyo
  • 7:30 PM - house concert (sold-out), Wild Blue Herons
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Bruno Hubert Trio
  • 8:30 PM - 8EAST, Screening on the 8EAST plaza: Films about the music of Harry Partch, Music Studio and Windsong
  • 9:00 PM - Yard Cafe (8482 Granville Street), Don Valley Stompers
  • 9:30 PM - Tyrant Studios, Longhand Trio + Guests
  • 11:00 PM - Frankie's, Todd Stewart Trio

Saturday, May 7

  • 12:00 PM - Gleneagles Community Centre (6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver), Kristian Braathen Trio
  • 2:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Victor Noriega Quartet
  • 6:00 PM - Dogwood Brewing (8284 Sherbrooke Street, Vancouver), Hint of Lime
  • 7:30 PM - Saint Laurence Anglican Church, Les Echos du Pacifique: Aux CafĂ©s Jazz!
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Vince Mai Quintet
  • 9:00 PM - The Brighton (2471 East Hastings Street, Vancouver), Don Valley Stompers
  • 9:30 PM - Tyrant Studios, Ben Sigerson Trio + Guests
  • 11:00 PM - Frankie's, Todd Stewart Trio

Week 2

Sunday, May 8 – Saturday, May 14

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Sunday, May 8

  • 11:30 AM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Bonnie Northgraves & Josh Roberts
  • 2:00 PM - General Strike Coffee, Zrno / Whitworth / Caballero Trio
  • 2:00 PM - Crescent Branch Legion #240, Don Valley Stompers
  • 4:00 PM - St. Andrew's-Wesley United, Jazz Vespers ft. Karin Plato & Friends
  • 6:30 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Revibe
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Akiko Tsuruga
  • 7:30 PM - Second Sundays at Havana Theatre (sold-out), Laura Crema Quartet
  • 8:00 PM - Capilano University, Seamus Blake Quartet
  • 9:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Orquestra Tabasko

Monday, May 9

  • 7:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Jazz Jam

Tuesday, May 10

  • 6:00 PM - 8EAST, Dijkstra / Miller / Loewen
  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Susana Williams

Wednesday, May 11

  • 6:00 PM - Provence Marinaside, Hip Pocket Trio ft. Jason de Couto
  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, The Soultrax Trio
  • 6:30 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Steve Kozak Band Blues
  • 7:00 PM - The Hart Gastown (238 Abbott Street, Vancouver), Susana Williams
  • 7:00 PM - 8EAST, TV8E Season 4 Episode 3
  • 8:00 PM - West Point Grey #142 Legion (3679 West Broadway, Vancouver), WOW Jazz Orchestra
  • 8:00 PM - Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Footnotes featuring Bryn Kinders
  • 8:00 PM - Tangent CafĂ©, James Danderfer

Thursday, May 12

  • 7:00 PM - Wise Hall, Mixtophonics Festival
  • 7:00 PM - Pourhouse, Wynston Minckler Trio
  • 7:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Alex Flock
  • 8:00 PM - Tangent CafĂ©, Raagaverse
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Adrian Vedady / Kate Wyatt Quartet
  • 8:00 PM - 8EAST, The Music and Instruments of Harry Partch: Meet the Instruments with Charles Corey and Bonnie Whiting
  • 9:00 PM - 8EAST, Composer Carpenter Harry Partch: Film Screenings on the 8EAST Plaza

Friday, May 13

  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Laura Crema Trio
  • 7:00 PM - Wise Hall, Mixtophonics Festival
  • 7:00 PM - 8EAST, Talk: A Composer Seduced Into Carpentry: Exploring the World of Harry Partch
  • 8:00 PM - Crescent Branch Legion #240 (sold-out), Brandon Isaak & The Saints of Swing
  • 8:00 PM - Surrey Arts Centre, Josh Feinberg
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Nightcrawlers ft. Nick Hempton
  • 8:00 PM - 8EAST, Improvisations with the Partch Instrumentarium and the Now Society Ensemble
  • 9:30 PM - Tyrant Studios, François Houle & Daniel Janke
  • 11:00 PM - Frankie's, Jorrit Dijkstra Trio

Saturday, May 14

  • 1:00 PM - 8EAST, Concert: Performances with SONIC/Symbiotic on the 8EAST Plaza
  • 2:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Teresa Chang Quartet
  • 6:00 PM - The Taco Factory (418 East Columbia Street, New Westminster), Orquestra Tabasko
  • 7:00 PM - Wise Hall, Mixtophonics Festival
  • 7:00 PM - Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Dean Thiessen's Stranger Friends Orchestra
  • 7:30 PM - James Street Cafe (3819 Canada Way, Burnaby), Phyllis Adelyne
  • 8:00 PM - Hungarian Hall, Parranda del dia de las Madres
  • 8:00 PM - LanaLou's, Super Fun Dance Party with Balkan Shmalkan, Brehdren, Super Krystal
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Nightcrawlers ft. Nick Hempton
  • 8:00 PM - 8EAST, Talk: Exploring Harry Partch’s Theoretical Framework and Compositional Philosophy
  • 9:00 PM - Yard Cafe (8482 Granville Street, Vancouver), Gin Mill Ramblers
  • 9:30 PM - Tyrant Studios, Only A Visitor & Mark Campbell Quartet
  • 9:30 PM - Guilt & Co., Los Duendes
  • 11:00 PM - Frankie's, Jorrit Dijkstra Trio

Week 3

Sunday, May 15 – Saturday, May 21

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Sunday, May 15

  • 11:30 AM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Anita Eccleston
  • 1:00 PM - 8EAST, Concert: Performances of Harry Partch Compositions
  • 2:00 PM - Crescent Branch Legion #240, Some Like It Hot ft. Holly Arntzen, Lloyd Arntzen, Tom Arntzen
  • 4:00 PM - St. Andrew's-Wesley United, Jazz Vespers ft. Melody Diachun & Friends
  • 6:30 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Geoff Claridge Trio
  • 7:30 PM - Rio Theatre, Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Nightcrawlers ft. Nick Hempton
  • 9:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Josh Roberts Quartet

Monday, May 16

  • 7:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Jazz Jam
  • 9:00 PM - Lido, Jen Kim West Coast Collective

Tuesday, May 17

  • no gigs listed yet

Wednesday, May 18

  • 6:00 PM - Provence Marinaside, Hip Pocket Trio ft. Tilden Webb
  • 6:30 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Steve Kozak Band Blues
  • 8:00 PM - Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Arvind Ramdas & Friends
  • 8:00 PM - Tangent CafĂ©, Patrick Kao Quartet

Thursday, May 19

  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Heron
  • 8:00 PM - Tangent CafĂ©, Chad Makela, Brad Turner, Wynston Minckler, Joe Poole
  • 9:00 PM - Guilt & Co., GroundUP ft. Meridian

Friday, May 20

  • 5:30 PM - Chapel, Amber Tsang & Alvin Brendan
  • 6:00 PM - Palermo Cucina (1802 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver), Jim Hopson & Alex Flock
  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Stevie Wonder Birthday Party with Kristin Fung & friends
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Mike Henry & The Odd Trio
  • 9:30 PM - Tyrant Studios, Colin La's Fourth Landscape Sextet
  • 11:00 PM - Frankie's, Shruti Ramani Trio

Saturday, May 21

  • 2:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, John Lee Trio / Quartet
  • 6:00 PM - The Taco Factory (418 East Columbia Street, New Westminster), Orquestra Tabasko
  • 6:00 PM - Palermo Cucina (1802 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver), Jim Hopson & Jared Richardson
  • 7:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Adam Robert Thomas
  • 7:00 PM - Aperture Coffee (4124 Main Street, Vancouver), Ben Sigerson Trio
  • 7:30 PM - Kay Meek Center, Brubeck Brothers Quartet
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Karin Plato Quintet
  • 9:30 PM - Guilt & Co., Ezra Kwizera
  • 9:30 PM - Tyrant Studios, Daniel Deorksen & Feven Kidane present "unZappologetic"
  • 11:00 PM - Frankie's, Shruti Ramani Trio

Week 4

Sunday, May 22 – Saturday, May 29

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Sunday, May 22

  • 11:30 AM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Joseph Lubinsky-Mast
  • 4:00 PM - St. Andrew's-Wesley United, Jazz Vespers
  • 6:30 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Atley King Trio
  • 7:00 PM - Pourhouse, Steve Lloyd Smith
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Doc Fingers
  • 8:00 PM - Hungarian Hall, Salsa Cumbeando y Banda

Monday, May 23

  • 7:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Jade Weekes
  • 7:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Jazz Jam

Tuesday, May 24

  • 9:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Organ-ic Chemistry

Wednesday, May 25

  • 12:30 PM - Shaw Tower, Lunchtime Jazz with Rufus Lin
  • 6:00 PM - Provence Marinaside, Hip Pocket Trio ft. Tom Arntzen
  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Doc Fingers
  • 6:30 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Steve Kozak Band Blues
  • 7:00 PM - 8EAST, TV8E Season 4 Episode 4
  • 8:00 PM - West Point Grey #142 Legion (3679 West Broadway, Vancouver), WOW Jazz Orchestra
  • 8:00 PM - Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Dave Quinn & Friends
  • 8:00 PM - Tangent CafĂ©, Omar Amlani Quartet

Thursday, May 26

  • 7:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Susana Williams
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Terminal Station
  • 8:00 PM - Tangent CafĂ©, Brent Mah
  • 9:00 PM - Guilt & Co., GroundUP ft. Scott Verbeek Quintet

Friday, May 27

  • 6:00 PM - Showcase Pianos, Rufus Lin
  • 6:30 PM - Pyatt Hall, Daniel Hersog Orchestra
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Ryan Oliver & Strings
  • 8:30 PM - Cheesecake Etc., Teresa Marie Quartet
  • 9:30 PM - Tyrant Studios, Josh Capri Quartet
  • 11:00 PM - Frankie's, Keyboard Grinder Trio

Saturday, May 28

  • 12:00pm-5:00pm - Arts in The Garden (Various North Vancouver Gardens), Various Artists
  • 2:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Sharon Minemoto Quartet
  • 6:00 PM - The Taco Factory (418 East Columbia Street, New Westminster), Orquestra Tabasko
  • 6:30 PM - D6 Bar & Lounge at Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe Street, Vancouver), Elimin8Hate: See Us Hear Us ft. Kristina Lao & Asian Persuasion All-Stars
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Scott Robinson
  • 9:30 PM - Guilt & Co., Mostly Marley
  • 11:00 PM - Frankie's, Keyboard Grinder Trio

Week 5

Sunday, May 29 – Tuesday, May 31

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Sunday, May 29

  • 11:30 AM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Cindy Dai-Thiessen
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm - Arts in The Garden (Various North Vancouver Gardens), Various Artists
  • 2:00 PM - Crescent Branch Legion #240, Swing dance with live music. Band TBA
  • 4:00 PM - Lulu Island Winery, Rufus Lin
  • 4:00 PM - St. Andrew's-Wesley United, Jazz Vespers
  • 6:30 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Jeffery Dawson Trio
  • 7:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Mark Campbell Quartet
  • 7:00 PM - Pourhouse, Ben Lockwood Trio
  • 8:00 PM - Frankie's, Arvind Ramdas
  • 9:00 PM - Guilt & Co., Alvin Brendan Trio

Monday, May 30

  • 7:00 PM - Pat's Pub / Hastings Mill, Jazz Jam

Tuesday, May 31

  • 6:15 PM - 2nd Floor Gastown, Rick Son Trio

Venues

You can learn more about Vancouver live jazz music venues here:

Downtown Vancouver

Gastown

Eastside

  • 8EAST, 8 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Jazz at the Pat: Pat's Pub, Hastings Mill Brewing Company, 403 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

West side

East Van

Other municipalities

How to submit a gig

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