Drip Audio Night takes place at the Imperial on Friday (June 29), as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
She first presented the program at the Western Front arts centre in 2000. Its return—this time with a brand-new five-piece band—was inspired by a show she caught at the 2017 Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
“The cello is a super versatile instrument. It’s kind of like the bassoon or the trombone of the string world, but with more facilities, probably, than either of those instruments.”
He’s won 14 country and bluegrass Grammy awards and a staggering 27 International Bluegrass Music Association prizes, including six in 2015 alone.
The former Led Zeppelin frontman will perform at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on Friday (June 29).
For Shabaka Hutchings and the mighty Sons of Kemet, there are no rules when it comes to American jazz.
His vocal-inflected approach to melody is another hint that, despite his harmonic sophistication, he’s attracted to players and singers that are storytellers first and theorists second.
It’s animated by his very postmodern sense of genre play. And fun. Lots of fun.
From a very young age, Allison Au was listening to great jazz vocalists, including Ella Fitzgerald.
Drummer Dan Weiss's new band is as close to a supergroup as it's possible to get in a world that largely resists the spotlight.
Use the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2018 schedule to figure out who you’re seeing and where they’re playing.
Jazz aficionados already know the guitarist as an unusually fluid and expressive soloist. But it’s only with his new release, Caipi, that Rosenwinkel has unveiled the full scope of his musicianship.
He's almost single-handedly responsible for hauling ragtime and vintage jazz into the YouTube era, but he’s not letting that go to his head.
“I love all kinds of music, but I could never tell you why I love it," declares band cofounder Eric Hilton. "I guess the search for that meaning keeps us going.”
For him, playing jazz is all about intuition, improvisation, and spreading a little bit of love.
It's an eight-piece outfit whose unique sound brings together elements of blues, rock, metal, funk, jazz, and African and Antillean music.
In Spanish, antibalas means “bulletproof”, and while the band of that name has so far avoided lunatics with assault rifles, it’s showing definite signs of being indestructible.
He’s a player’s player, both as a sideman with singers like Norah Jones and Martha Wainwright and as a bandleader.
Since becoming a true partnership, the band has been rapidly adding collaborators—not so much on-stage, but in the studio.
There's nothing like a shock to loosen a block.
One of the loveliest things about jazz is its social nature.
As creative musicians push back the frontiers of what’s possible, audiences generally follow.
Glancing at the album titles in the band’s 20-year discography, you might think the big Belgian jazz band is not only a bit weird, but also twisted.
The piano prodigy left her hometown just over three decades ago, moving into the big leagues of jazz.
In his world, faith is an inner certainty but not a missionary impulse.