Tangent Cafe jazz

A fan page for Tangent Cafe jazz gigs and commentary on recent ones.

Jazz at Tangent runs on Wednesday and Thursday nights, with two sets of music between 8:00pm and 10:30pm.

Curious who is playing this month at the Tangent?

Find out on the gig list, updated every month:

The gig list | Rhythm Changes
Metro Vancouver jazz live music listings by Rhythm Changes

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Talking jazz at Tangent on the Rhythm Changes Podcast (2021)

David Blake is the Tangent Cafe music booker and is the source of news about gigs there.

In this Rhythm Changes Podcast episode, David and I discuss many things, including:

  • How David got into booking the Tangent via Andrew Millar and the restaurant's ownership
  • The first gig that he booked there, and how the calendar evolved from Sunday to Thursday to Wednesday
  • Inter-provincial performers who came to BC and played there
  • Our Capilano University classmates who came down often and also played
  • The large number of guitarists who have filled the Tangent calendar
  • The Tangent staff’s consistent hard work in making it a great venue

Check it out here:

David Blake - The First Tangent Café Era
David Blake pays tribute with me to the first 7-year run of jazz at the Tangent Café in Vancouver.

Why I’m a fan of Tangent jazz

This venue has been a home away from home for me since 2014.

It was the place where I could go in my late-teens to experience the music I loved. It felt like the right environment to keep us all together.

I wish that many more people can have this experience at the Tangent! That’s why I’m a fan and have this page.

Will Chernoff at the Tangent Cafe
Me at the Tangent! c. 2018 | Photo: Raunie Mae