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Jazz Waves



Every summer the WVCAC proudly presents Jazz Waves! This community favourite festival features amazing performances from the finest local talent - everything from R&B, swing, free jazz, gospel, Dixieland & more! 

Get a Series Pass - 6 admissions to use throughout the festival! Save $30! Must have a valid WVCAC Membership. 

  

Jazz Waves 2024

    • Saturday, June 15, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    3 of Canada's top jazz talents - pianist Miles Black, bassist Jodi Proznick & guitarist Bill Coon - join forces for a night of cool jazz.

    Inside seating sold out!

    Limited Deck Seating available. Please call 604-925-7292 to reserve.

    • Thursday, June 20, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Special Morning Concert!

    Versatile vocalist Helen Hansen performs jazz standards & songs from the Great American Songbook - everything from classic favourites to lesser known gems. 

    Joining Helen are acclaimed musicians pianist Michael Creber & bassist Brent Gubbels.

    • Thursday, June 20, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Join acclaimed tenor saxophonist & Vancouver jazz impresario Cory Weeds as he leads his all-star quartet through his original compositions & underplayed gems from jazz history

    • Saturday, June 22, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Guitarist/pianist/composer Itamar Erez's music holds a depth & sensitivity that touches listeners deeply. His dynamic original works cross musical cultures combining elements of Middle Eastern traditions with flamenco, Brazilian Choro, blues & jazz into a unique & evocative experience. 

    Erez’s quartet features some of the Canadian jazz scene’s boldest, most sensitive players including Sam Davidson on clarinet, Jeff Gammon on bass & Kevin Romain on drums.

    • Thursday, June 27, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Get ready for Mimosa! This bilingual (French/English) Vancouver quintet draws on Jazz, Brazilian Sambas, French Chanson & Cabaret music to concoct its own unique sound: gorgeous melodies, quirky lyrics, incredible groove & sky-high improvisations.

    The band is made up of Rebecca Shoichet (vocals), Anna Lumiere (piano & accordion), Karen Graves (sax, flute, vocals), Conrad Good (bass) & Bernie Arai (drums).

    Celebrating their 25th year anniversary in 2024, Mimosa has developed a unique performance that will take you on an unforgettable journey into time & sound.

    • Saturday, July 06, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Renowned tenor saxophonist Mike Allen brings together a cadre of musicians who share a profound musical connection, ensuring a thrilling ride. Mike & his band will have listeners riding the edge of the waves, as they surf the sultry, roiling sea of gorgeous compositional works by Mike & jazz greats. 

    Joining Allen are pianist Miles Black, bassist Adam Thomas & drummer Julian MacDonough

    • Saturday, July 13, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    West Vancouver drummer Kristian Braathen’s trio performs superb originals & sophisticated arrangements of jazz standards. Braathen is joined on stage by local jazz stars, bassist Steve Holy & Miles Black on piano.

    • Saturday, July 20, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Celebrated for her lush & unique voice, vocalist Laura Crema & her quintet play a diverse mix of pop infused jazz originals, Bossa Novas & jazz classics.

    • Thursday, July 25, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Musical Breeze will carry us on a lyrical journey of jazz standards, French pop & original songs. Don't miss this evening of cool, evocative vibes with a trio of talented & expressive artists - soulful vocalist Maria Ho, versatile pianist Michael Creber & dynamic bassist Emilio Suarez.

    • Saturday, August 24, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
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    Pianist & composer Tony Foster, originally from North Vancouver now based in Seattle, brings his fantastic trio to the intimate setting of the Silk Purse. Joining Tony will be bassist Sean Drabbitt (Victoria/NYC), & local Vancouver star jazz drummer Joe Poole! 

    These talented musicians will be covering material from some of the great jazz pianists of our time with their own unique spin!

Generously supported by

   
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia      

        

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292

E-mail: westvanartscouncil@shaw.ca

Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:

Summer Hours: Wednesday  Saturday 12 – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm

 

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


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