April 22 – The Fairview Pub with Top City
Top City returns to the Fairview for a great afternoon of dancing and a specially crafted set of Tower of Power nestled in the midst of their regular R&B and Motown tunes!
Sun – April 22 – 898 West Broadway – $10 door
April 24 – Spring Fever Fundraiser
LJ returns to Spring Fever SPRING FEVER – a boisterous night of exciting musical entertainment featuring some of Vancouver’s top jazz, blues and gospel singers!
Legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes and gospel powerhouse Marcus Moseley lead a roster of outstanding local talent in this annual fundraiser for the BCSMSSA, the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
The night will also feature performances by:
The Hot Mammas
Will Sanders (of The Sojourners)
The smokin’ band will be led by pianist Bill Sample and features Buff Allen on drums, Nathan Aswell on bass, and David Sinclair and Ron Thompson on guitar.
The event will be MC’d by playwright, actor and director Leslie Mildiner, with guest speaker Jim Mandelin, author of “A Life Worth Dying For”. Plus, funnyman David C. Jones will auction off a dinner with actors Carmen Aguirre and Hiro Kanagawa!
Tuesday April 24 – evening. Tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3373756
April 29 – Blue Velvet Duo at the Sylvia Hotel
LJ and guitarist Ron Thompson return to the iconic Sylvia Hotel!
Ron Thompson is a superb guitarist whose early studies were with such jazz legends as Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Herb Ellis, Pat Martino and Tommy Tedesco. A founding member of Hugh Fraser’s Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI), Ron has played with such jazz and pop notables as Michael Buble, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Foster, Joe Henderson, Fraser MacPherson, Della Reese and Don Thompson.
Built in 1912, the Sylvia Hotel is a city landmark and one of Vancouver’s greatest treasures. With stunning views and intimate ambience this is a perfect spot for a night out with your sweetie!
1154 Guildford Street, Vancouver – No cover
Sun Apr 29 – 7pm – 9pm
Sun June 17 – 7pm – 9pm
Thurs July 12 – 7pm – 9pm
Thurs Aug 23 – 7pm – 9pm
May 12 – Swing Soul Band – Private Event
May 27 – Encore of Strong Women, Strong Music
St. Andrew’s Wesley – 4pm by donation
June 16 – Bruce James Orchestra – Private Function
June 16 – Sorry folks wish I could invite you as this is a great 18 piece swing orchestra!
September 9 – St. Andrew’s Wesley – Jazz Vespers with Jon Roper and special guest Alan Matheson
LJ brings a very special guest to join her and guitarist Jon Roper at St. Andrew’s Wesley Jazz Vespers.
Alan Matheson is a Vancouver-based pianist, trumpeter, composer and arranger and teaches at UBC, VCC and Cap U. Alan leads his own big band, nonet, septet and trio and has written arrangements for jazz legends Clark Terry and Bud Shank. As well, Alan has conducted his big band tributes to Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman and Louis Armstrong. He has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Louis Bellson and Phil Woods.
Together LJ, Jon and Alan have a very special program in store of a wide variety of jazz music.
Sun – Sept 9 – 4pm – 10:22 Nelson St., Vancouver BC (Nelson & Burrard). By donation