Jazz Waves


The WVCAC presents the 17th annual Jazz Waves Festival this summer. Come down to the waterfront for some amazing jazz from the finest local talent. We've got everything from R&B, free jazz, and blues to gospel, Dixieland and more!

  • Tickets $22 each for open seating (special Thursday morning concert July 13 - tickets $15 each)
  • $120 Subscription Passes: 6 admissions to use throughout the festival - Save $12!
  • Membership (for you and each guest) is required for admission
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    • Saturday, May 27, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 50
    Jazz & blues singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jennifer Scott opens Jazz Waves 2017 with her signature emotive, powerful singing & insightful storytelling. Joining Jennifer are Juno nominated guitarist Bill Coon & acclaimed bassist Rene Worst.
    • Saturday, June 03, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 46
     
    Get ready for night of thrilling music as some of Vancouver's top musicians take you on a musical journey that touches on all manner of Jazz genres! Pinaist/composer Fran Jare leads an all-star lineup for the album release of The Ultimate Jazz Exploration including Juno winning flutist/saxophonist Tom Keenlyside, guitarist Olaf De Shield, percussion/vibraphonist Nick Apivor bassist, Brent Gubbels & drummer Don Powrie.
    • Saturday, June 10, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 46

    Known as 'The Hardest Working Man In Jazz', Vancouver jazz impresario, record label owner, producer & exceptionally talented saxophonist Cory Weeds takes the stage with his talented band!

    • Saturday, June 17, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 40

    With their unique, darkly-relaxed blend of vintage jazz, country, folk & blues from the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s, Black Gardenia takes listeners on a journey to an age where cool meant classy and noir was the norm.

    • Thursday, June 22, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 46

    Get ready for a night of good ol' fashioned Dixieland jazz with Blackstick lead by clarinetist Lloyd Arntzen & featuring talented local musicians & members of the musical Arntzen family!

    • Saturday, June 24, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 48

    You're in a for a night of rockin' blues from multi-instrumentalist Don Hardy & the Guilty Pleasures Band; guitarist/vocalist Olaf DeShield, bassist Brian Harrison & Rob Ferguson on drums.

    • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 48

    Vince Mai, one of Vancouver’s premiere jazz trumpeters, and his quartet play smooth jazz with a groovy Latin flare.

    • Thursday, July 06, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 50

    Vancouver quintet Mimosa draws on Jazz, Brazilian Sambas, French 60s pop and Cabaret music to concoct its own unique sound: gorgeous melodies, quirky lyrics, incredible groove and sky-high improvisations.

    • Saturday, July 08, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 50
    Brothers Tony & Peter Chotem of Double Helix have been playing guitar together for almost 30 years. Their original compositions & covers draw listeners into an evocative imaginary world of musical ideas spanning several decades & fusing elements of diverse musical styles including;jazz, blues, Latin, folk, pop & rock.
    • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 50

    Special Thursday morning Jazz Waves concert!
    Jazz favourites with dynamic singer Jacqueline Allan and her talented band; guitarist Ron Thompson & pianist Ken Dalgleish.
    • Saturday, July 15, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 48

    Smooth & sophisticated jazz with The Kristian Braathen Trio featuring drummer Kristian Braathen, bassist Jodi Proznick & pianist Miles Black.

    • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 50

    2014 Western Canadian Music Award winning Gospel superstars The Sojourners return for a thrilling concert guaranteed to bring the house down!

    • Saturday, July 22, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 50
    One of Canada’s premiere jazz saxophonists, Mike Allen closes out Jazz Waves 2017 with a night of exciting music!

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