Free outdoor jazz concerts planned for Yaletown in celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial

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      The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is marking the nation’s sesquicentennial with a lineup of free outdoor jazz performances leading up to Canada Day.

      From June 26 to 30, residents and visitors of the area will be able to enjoy live music at Bill Curtis Square (at the corner of Mainland Street and Davie Street) from local groups such as the Tim Sars Trio, the Milk Crate Bandits, and Djangoesque.

      Each day of the event will follow a subgenre, such as New Orleans jazz, modern jazz, swing-era traditional jazz. Performances will take place during the lunch hour and after work.

      Titled Let’s Hear It for Yaletown, the concert series is presented by the Vancity Hot Jazz Society, a local nonprofit that promotes jazz-music spaces in the city. Check out the full scheduled lineup below.

      Monday, June 26: New Orleans Jazz
      11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Tim Sars Trio
      5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Connor Stewart Trio
      Tuesday, June 27: 1920s Hot Jazz
      11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Milk Crate Bandits 
      5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Rossi Gang 
      Wednesday, June 28: Modern Jazz
      11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Kayden Gorden Trio 
      5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Ben Henrique Trio
      Thursday, June 29: Django-inspired Gypsy Jazz
      11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Clara Rose and The Buds
      5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Djangoesque
      Friday, June 30: Swing-Era Traditional Jazz
      11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Jen Hodge All Stars
      5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Josh Roberts Trio