The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts is proud to announce its 13th year of the North Shore Jazz series, in partnership with the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Ticketed shows will be held at Capilano University, the Kay Meek Centre and Presentation House Theatre, with a line-up of free, family-friendly shows at Civic Plaza, and the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
Series highlights include a tribute to the guitar music of the 50s and 60s by influential jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and his stellar band, a reunion of brothers, Dave and Phil Alvin who join forces again after 30 years, and pure jazz fusion magic with Lansiné Kouyaté, a balafon virtuoso from Mali, and French jazz vibraphonist, David Neerman. Enjoy the achingly souful voice and fabulous finger picking and slide guitar stylings of Kelly Joe Phelps and finally, closing the series is another not-to-be-missed reunion of Victoria swing band, Paul Pigat and the Smokin’ Jackets.
Three free shows will happen across the two weekends with the soulful stylings of The Nightcrawlers featuring Capilano University alumna Dawn Pemberton, Portland’s alt-Euro-cabaret, Vagabond Opera and local rock ‘n’ roll cowboy surfers, The Modelos.
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones
Together again after 30 years, the Alvin brothers, Dave and Phil, share the stage for a memorable reunion to pay tribute to the influential bluesman and leader in the folk music revival of the 1950s, Big Bill Broonzy.
As Dave Alvin says about his relationship with his brother, “We argue sometimes, but we never argue about Big Bill Broonzy.” After the break up of the Blasters in the 1980s the brothers each took different paths, both in and outside music, but after an illness nearly took Phil’s life in 2012, the brothers joined forces once more to bring audiences an unforgettable trip down memory lane that will include Blasters songs and other surprises.
Please call 604-990-7810 for tickets or visit our website at www.capilanou.ca for more information.