Intercontinental Jazz Pageant opening weekend is a feast for tunes enthusiasts

A person of the city’s premier summer months celebrations has at last arrived, and admirers are in for an auditory feast.

The 38th annual Vancouver International Jazz Pageant is taking about stages all about city from Friday, June 23, to Sunday, July 2.

And to get the bash started off, songs fans can verify out some amazing shows all through the opening weekend, together with epic totally free performances, a transcendental steel showcase, and extra.

This year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival will supply a wide range of totally free and ticketed performances in June and July, such as the totally free Downtown Jazz live performance series exterior the Vancouver Artwork Gallery and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square as effectively as Canada Day weekend gatherings on Granville Island.

Highlights you will not want to miss on the 1st number of days of the festival consist of a absolutely free double invoice at Ocean Artworks on Friday, June 23 at 8:30 pm starring The Suits and Hayley Wallis and The Brilliant Futures.

Hayley Wallis | The Suits (

The Matches is a extended-time undertaking of pianist/vocalist Veda Hille and vocalist Patsy Klein and features tight harmonies, rollicking piano, and singing with abandon. Hayley Wallis, initially from the Kitasoo/Xais’xais group of Klemtu, arrived at #1 on NCI’s Indigenous Tunes Countdown and charted on CBC’s Searchlight best 100. Becoming a member of Wallis for the demonstrate are Stephanie Jackson on keys/guitar/vocals, Timothy Charman on bass, and Michael Guglia on drums.

If you are on Granville Island for the jazz festival, adhere all-around at Ocean Artworks for the Late Night Open Jams from June 23 to 25. Each individual session starts at 10:30 pm and is free to enjoy, with a host artist placing the phase for the viewers, community musicians, and visiting artists.

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Vancouver Worldwide Jazz Pageant (Craig Sinclair/Submitted)

You may discover oneself in East Vancouver for yet another double invoice, this time showcasing Liturgy with Big and Courageous and Farida Amadou.

Liturgy comprises vocalist/guitarist Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix, guitarist Mario Miron, bassist Tia Vincent-Clark, and drummer Leo Didkovsky. The Brooklyn-founded group will take to the stage with “ferocious and transcendental black metallic,” so be prepared for a sonic overload.



Also on the invoice are acclaimed Montreal ensemble Huge and Brave and Belgian bassist Farida Amadou.

The well-known Totally free Jazz Close to City method begins on opening weekend, and you will want to head down to the Vancouver Artwork Gallery in the šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square to capture all the action.

Highlights from the Downtown Jazz series involve a absolutely free efficiency by Grammy and Juno-nominated Lido Pimienta on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 pm, and Grammy-nominated Afrocuban star Cimafunk on Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 pm.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Lido Pimienta (Ada Navarro Aguilera/Submitted)

For far more details about all Vancouver Intercontinental Jazz Competition shows, go to

Vancouver Intercontinental Jazz Pageant

When: June 23 to July 2, 2023
Time: A variety of times
Where: Several venues throughout Vancouver
Tickets: Cost-free and ticketed events. Much more details is accessible on-line

Day-to-day Hive is a happy media sponsor of the Vancouver Global Jazz Festival 

Maria Lewis

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