FRIDAY: American R&B/soul artist Queen Naija plays Fortune Sound Club.
FRIDAY: Bill Mays and the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet give holiday classics a jazzy edge at West Van's Kay Meek Arts Centre.
FRIDAY: Swing Night at the Vancouver Alpen Club features performance by the Impressions Big Band and friends.
FRIDAY: American rapper Childish Gambino (a.k.a. actor Donald Glover) plays Rogers Arena, with guest Rae Sremmurd.
SATURDAY: CapU alumnus Gord Grdina teams up with his quartet of New York City-based performers at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.
SATURDAY: Nashville-based singer-songwriter Conner Youngblood performs tunes from his debut album Cheyenne at the Fox Cabaret.
SATURDAY: experimental electronic musician the Soft Moon plays the Fortune Sound Club, with guests Hide and Vive Le Void.
SATURDAY: the Big Easy Funk Ensemble performs New Orleans funk and holiday classics at the Fairview Pub.
SATURDAY: Bill Mays & The Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet perform a jazzy version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite at Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.
SATURDAY: Martina Griffiths performs jazzed-up selection of holiday themed songs at XY.
SATURDAY: tributes to Elvis, Roy Orbsion, Connie Francis, Patsy Cline, and Brenda Lee are performed at the Royal Canadian Legion, Crescent Branch.
SUNDAY: local blues act the Steve Kozak Band, featuring singer-guitarist Kozak, plays Blue Martini Jazz Cafe.
SUNDAY: acoustic guitarist and composer Jacob Seyer performs new music at St. James Hall.
SUNDAY: alternative electronic act from Europe, VNV Nation, plays the Imperial, with guests Holygram and the Rain Within.
SUNDAY: the Saxalamode Quartet plays jazz tunes, movie themes, and tangos at the Vancouver Public Library.
SUNDAY: Jazz Vespers features music by the Mark Glanville Jazz Quintet, interwoven with Christian liturgy, at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church.
SUNDAY: Three Queens--jazz vocalists Jennifer Scott, Karin Plato, and Kate Hammett-Vaughn, with trumpeter Brad Turner--play Surrey's Northwood United Church.