| '22nd Annual'
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|Keith Bennett Trio||Harmonica Workshop||Daniel Brubeck Quartet||Blaine Dunaway Quartet|
|Katherine Penfold Quartet||Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars||Elphinstone Jazz Band||Funktete|
|Saturday Night Dance||Sunday Brunch||Creek Big Band||Celso Machado||Rakish Angles||Jazz Vespers|
|KEITH BENNETT TRIO
featuring MICHAEL CREBER AND JODI PROZNICK
Concert !! Friday June 16: 8:00pm : St Bart's Church: $20
North Vancouver's Keith Bennett is a veteran
musician who performs and teaches worldwide. Best known for his mastery
of the harmonica, he is also an accomplished guitarist and singer. His
melodious harmonica playing has been featured with the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra and on over 200 CDs & soundtracks for film and television. With
Keith are two of the Coast's favourite Vancouver musicians, Michael Creber
and Jodi Proznick.
Michael Creber is one of the West Coast’s most sought-after musicians, both onstage and in the recording studio. He pursues a wide-ranging career as a keyboardist, composer and producer, embracing many areas of popular music including jazz, Latin, R&B, rock, pop, musical theatre, country and folk.
Juno-nominated bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada's finest jazz artists. She has won numerous National Jazz Awards, including Bassist of the Year in '08 and'09. Added to this when Jodi starts a vocal 'scat' to accompany her bass lines, the audience always wants more. She has been described as "… armed with an arsenal of talent sure to develop recognition as one of the finest bassist in the jazz world today” (Ejazznews)
|HARMONICA WORKSHOP with Keith Bennett
Location TBA : WORKSHOP : Saturday June 18 : 10:00pm - 12:00PM : $20
With Canadian harmonica wizard Keith Bennett.
A great portable instrument, the basic harmonica has remained unchanged since the inception of the free reed instrument in China 2000 years ago. You can put this little gem in your pocket, take it out whenever the urge hits you and TA DA! – instant music. At Keith’s workshop you enjoy and amaze yourself and you will make some great new friends held together with ‘harmonic energy’.
MAIN STAGE SATURDAY STREET FESTIVAL EVENT : Saturday June 17 : 10pm : included in wristband price $20
Returning to the Sunshine Coast as one of the
original founders of the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, Blaine Dunaway,
now living on Vancouver Island is a performer, teacher, composer, conductor
and plays throughout Vancouver Island with a wide variety of friends.
Blaine has worked as a studio recording artist in many studios across the country, and has played in most of the finest Big Bands in Western Canada. As an improvising violinist and trumpet player, there are dozens of albums with his touch adding to the magic, from jazz to classical to folk to world music to blues to popular.
Currently he is mastering guitar, keyboards, banjo and mandolin, and rediscovering his singing voice. He also enjoys experimenting with various percussion instruments, his current favourite of which is the WAVE® drum.
Performing with Blaine will be well known Vancouver pianist, Miles Black; bassist Ken Lister who has played, recorded and toured with some of the top musicians in the jazz world, winning the respect of his peers and two Juno Awards along the way. Drummer, composer, band leader, Kelby MacNayr of Victoria and another well versed musician in the fertile music scene completes the quartet. We're excited to have Blaine and his quartet back on the Sunshine Coast.
blainedunaway.com : milesblack.com : kenlister.me : kelbymacnayr.com
|KATHERINE PENFOLD QUARTET-
MAIN STAGE SATURDAY STREET FESTIVAL EVENT : June 17: 1:20pm included in wristband price of $20
After spending the year expanding her music career in the UK, Katherine Penfold has returned to the west coast and we're glad she did. As a vibrant singer/songwriter Katherine is a perfect blend of elegance and vivaciousness and will captivate you with a mix of favourite jazz standards from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles as well as her own original tunes you'll be singing for days. She is here for the first time with her own quartet featuring Jodi Proznick, bass, Miles Black drums and Joel Fountain, drums.
Miles Black is a highly respected career musician bringing an enormous wealth of musical experience and expertise to most every facet of the music industry. We are excited to hear Miles be part of this amazing trio.
katherinepenfold.ca : milesblack.com : jodiproznick.com
DANIEL BRUBECK QUARTET
MAIN STAGE SATURDAY STREET FESTIVAL EVENT : June 17: 2:25pm included in wristband price of $20
The Sunshine Coast is known for its amazing
physical beauty and home of an ernormous number of internationally known
creative artists, both visual, written and performing. Daniel Brubeck
moved to the 'Coast' a few years ago and we feel so fortunate to have
him in our musical community. |
The Dan Brubeck Quartet is Dan's exciting new group, originally created for performing the music on the "Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of his Dad and Mom, Dave & Iola Brubeck" 2 CD set. The group features the exceptional vocal talent of Adam Thomas (also on bass), with saxophonist Steve Kaldestad, and pianist Tony Foster.
Dan was a highly energetic child who found his calling at the trap set. Mentored by two consummate polyrhythmic masters, Joe Morello and Alan Dawson (at the Berklee College of Music), he was working professionally before he finished his teens.
Over the years Dan was featured on nearly a dozen albums with his father, and toured widely with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, including many appearances with the world's leading orchestras. He's been an integral part of the various Brubeck bands, including the Darius Brubeck Ensemble, Two Generations of Brubeck, and the New Brubeck Quartet.
Dan's drumming style is both mesmerizing and unparalleled, and his distinctive, and astonishingly textured drum solos have received standing ovations all over the world! His uncanny sense of timing and use of odd time signatures, combining melodic phrases with polyrhythms that often stretch far beyond the bar line, has earned the respect of many jazz critics worldwide.
Visit danbrubeck.com to learn more about the quartet and its outstanding musicians. For a sample video, youtube
KNIGHT and the HOT CLUB OF MARS - Cut a rug to the sizzling hot sounds
SATURDAY STREET FESTIVAL EVENT : June 18: 4:00pm included in wristband price of $20
Travel back in time to the early acoustic swing
era of the 1920’s & 30’s and experience Vancouver’s most dynamic acoustic
roots, world rhythm, gypsy jazz ensembles. Chanteuse Deanna Knight, shares
sultry and sassy vocals alongside driving rhythms and hot solos. Described
as “stand out, unmistakable and smooth as fine whisky” Knight celebrates
over a dozen years with “multi-instrumentalist and ace luthier Michael Dunn
and the Hot Club boys who use their Hawaiian, resonator, and Gypsy-jazz
guitars to slice and dice 50 shades of swing with admirable gusto.” Rooted
deeply in the rhythms of Django Reinhart, this unique ensemble adds to a
traditional sound with melody, charm and a memorable vintage flare.
Acoustic bassist Charlie Knowles “kicks the cat” with finesse while guitarist Steve “Bugzy” Szabo keeps the rhythms chugging. Martian Ambassador Michael Dunn and new arrival Don Kellett spin their sweet Djangoesque lines on lead slide and guitars, and resident windgod Mark Dowding, keeps those Martian desert winds blowing hot.
A great way to get up and move your body to end our day on the street.
BUS STOP STAGE SATURDAY STREET FESTIVAL EVENT : June 17 between acts included in wristband price of $20
The Elphinstone Jazz Band is a combination musicians
from Elphinstone in Gibsons and Chatelech Secondary in Sechelt and conducted
by teacher/musician, Tom Kellough and will be performing at the Bus Stop
stage to entertain in between acts on the main stage. These young musicians
will be at the top of their game as they are freshly back from the Canadian
Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff. For many it will be their last chance
to play with the band before they graduate and move on.
Music is so important in our school system and for all the emerging talent we have in the community so come out and show your support for these great kids.
Night DANCE - DEANNE KNIGHT & THE HOT CLUB OF MARS is back for a night of fun Sswing, dance, dance and dance
DANCE !!: Saturday June 18: 8:00pm : Gibsons Royal Canadian Legion: $20 non-members; $10 members
Time to Party!!
Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars is back for a night of music, merriment and lots of dance at the Gibsons Legion. Deanna weaves her lyrical magic around swing classics, tangos, bossa, boogie and original compositions. Described as “stand out, unmistakable and smooth as fine whisky” Knight celebrates over a dozen years with “multi-instrumentalist and ace luthier Michael Dunn and the Hot Club boys who use their Hawaiian, resonator, and Gypsy-jazz guitars to slice and dice 50 shades of swing with admirable gusto.” Gypsy Jazz from traditional to the unusual will unfold before your eyes and ears. Just try to keep your toes from tapping and staying in your seat.
Special bonus if you are a member of any Canadian Legion, show your card and get in for half price !!
Saturday June 17: 6:00pm : Gibsons Public Market - with dinner - details to come
Enjoy a fine buffett style dinner at Emelle's
while listening to 'Funktete', a newly formed Sunshine Coast band who are more than just a fun and funky quartet !
Comprised of 4 extremely versatile musicians, coming together to explore the groove. With Karen Graves, on sax, flute and vocals; Anna Lumiere on keys, LH Bass and vocals; Budge Schachte on guitar, bass and vocals; and John Rule on drums and vocals. These pro's play funk, swamp, originals, Latin, Reggae and jump swing with an element of improvisation. They have captivated listening audiences, and packed the dance floor. …..these cats rise to the occasion.
This show is collaboration the 'A Canada 150+ Paddling Journey' part of the Canadian Voyageur Brigade Society and the Gibsons Paddle Club.
Reservations for this show will be required ... watch for details.
SUNDAY BRUNCH Buffet: Sunday June 18: 11:00am - 1:00pm : Leo's Tapas & Grill - free with reservations
Sunday Brunch is certainly a favourite with the
Jazz crowd, and this year we are presenting Tom Arntzen, multi-talented
singer, pianist, actor. Tom Arntzen is a sophisticated, swinging jazz singer/pianist.
The mellow but lively repertoire of this talented musician includes music
from Cole Porter, Gershwin, Duke Ellington and other composers of the great
American song book, in addition to contemporary favourites. Tom Arntzen
is also an excellent vocalist, performing in a croonin' Frank Sinatra-style.
Tom Arntzen grew up surrounded by the authentic Dixieland jazz of his father, Lloyd Arntzen and remembers having trouble falling asleep during the regular Saturday night jam sessions.
See more at tomarntzen.com
Reservations are recommended call Leo's Tapas & Grill Greek Cuisine at 604.886.9414.
BIG BAND with Crystal Spence
WINEGARDEN PARK FESTIVAL : Sunday June 18: 1:30pm : free
The Creek Big Band loves to play big band swing,
jazz, blues, and latin music for listening or dancing. It is made up of
unpaid volunteer musicians who contribute their time and talent for the
benefit of Sunshine Coast music students and audiences. The money earned
from their paid performances goes toward scholarships for Sunshine Coast
students going on to further music studies, and toward miscellaneous band
expenses. Their leader is Graham Ord and they are graced with vocals by
Other members of the Creek Band are: Lead Alto - Carl Montgomery 2nd Alto - Lorne Berman, 1st Tenor - Ken Grunenberg, 2nd Tenor - Cherry Bolognese, Bari - Doug Reid, 1st Trumpet - John Frederickson, 2nd Trumpet - Travis McDonough (Solo Trumpet), 3rd Trumpet - Karin Tigert, 4th Trumpet - Tom Kellough, Trumpet guest - Walter Martella, 1st Trombone - Bryan Airth, 2nd Trombone - Bill Wishlow, 3rd Trombone - Jim McGowan, 4th Trombone - guest Cecilia Hollier (Elphi Grade 12 student), Guitar - guest- Axel Loitz (Capilano U. student), Piano - Carolyn Mitchell, Vibes , Congas- Val Anderson, Bass - guest - John Parker Toulson, Drums - Al Burns, Vocals - Lynne Dickson. Visit their facebook page at Creek Big Band.
WINEGARDEN PARK: Sunday June 18: 2:30pm : free
Virtuoso Brazilian guitarist,
percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Celso Machado, transports
his audiences through the richness and diversity of Brazilian music and
beyond. For forty years Celso Machado has been performing on concert stages
throughout Brazil, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, and the United
States. Considered one of the most versatile and exciting musician/composers
of Brazilian music today; his guitar technique is but one of his passions;
his gift for making music out of anything and everything around us is
his mission in life.
Drawing on his thorough study of classical guitar, Celso composes for guitar and ensemble. His remarkably innovative compositions are infused with a rich knowledge of the traditional music of Brazil: samba, chôro, baião, frêvo etc. His compositions are performed and recorded by both students and professionals around the World, from solo performances to guitar orchestras.
In addition to Celso’s solo career he has shared the stages with some of the world’s great guitarists: Sergio and Odair Assad, Badi Assad, Romero Lubambo, Yamandu Costa, Cristina Azuma, Peter Finger, and Solorazaf. He has opened for Gilberto Gil, Bebel Gilberto, Hermeto Pascaul, and Al di Meola; amongst other great musicians. This year we can't wait to see who and what surprises he has in store for his home town audience. celsomachado.com
WINEGARDEN PARK: Sunday June 19: 3:30pm : free
A perfect way to close the day and
get up and dance to the Rakish Angles.
Since forming in 2007, The Rakish Angles - composed of Sara Fitzpatrick (Violin, vocals), Simon Hocking (Mandolin, vocals), Boyd Norman (Bass, vocals), and Dan Richter (Guitar, vocals) - have been making their own unique sound. It has been called Newgrass, Latin, gypsy-jazz, old-time music. They bypass the intellectual filters and spark something in the emotional centre of the brain, and they're doing what they're supposed to do.
A word about the name. 'Rakish' is an adjective meaning, 'having or displaying a dashing, jaunty or slightly disreputable quality or appearance.' How this embodies the band, it can't quite be told exactly. Sure, you'll probably find them jaunty and jovial, but they ain't so disreputable. They're family people. They swim with no clothes on. They sing into one collective microphone. They themselves are warm, wooden-timbred, natural, mysterious folk - much like the place where they live. rakishangles.com
VESPERS - JACQUIE ALLAN and KARIN PLATO
ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Sunday June 18: 5:30-6:30pm : $10 suggested donation
Back by popular demand the Gibsons Jazz Festival
is joining St Bart's Church in Gibsons to present 'Jazz Vespers - In the
Key of Love'. A tradition in many towns and cities, Gibsons now joins
the tradition in the fabulous acoustic and spiritual space of St Bart's
This year one of Sunshine Coast's favourite vocalist Jacquie Allan is joined by Vancouver's Karen Plato. Karin recorded her first album of jazz standards and originals in 1996 and has continued recording ever since to high acclaim in the Jazz world. These two singers have performed together on the Sunshine Coast in the distant past so we are very excited to hear them together again at this year's Jazz Festival.
Accompanying this vocal duo will be our own Ken Dalgleish on piano and Ron Thompson guitar. This is a great way to soak in the final jazz sounds of this years Gibsons Landking Jazz Festival.
karinplato.com : jacquieallan
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