'26th Annual'

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Budge Schachte Trio Kellough's Krumbs Ya Ya Shine Susana Williams Quartet
Big Easy Funk Ensemble (BEFE) Party/Dance with BEFE Sunday Brunch Apres Jazz Jam
Friday Afternoon Jazz Thursday Night Jazz

'Budge Schachte Trio' - stepping up to replace Jennifer & Rene
Due to health reasons Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst are unable to perform

FRIDAY 7:30pm : St Bart's Church : $20
659 North Road, Gibsons
Tickets: Eventbrite HERE : Strait Music, Sechelt; One Flower One Leaf, Gibsons
We are so excited that local resident guitarist, producer, composer and educator Budge Schachte has stepped up with this amazing Trio of to kick off this year's Jazz Festival. Joining Budge is Graham Ord on sax/flute and Arista Hawkes on bass.

The trio adeptly move through a myriad of music styles including; jazz, latin, pop, funk, folk, soul and world music…like a prism of beautiful colours piercing through a smoky urban haze.

Budge Schachte has appeard on record, radio, film, and television. He has worked with a stellar cast of diverse artists including: playwright Tomson Highway,Vancouver Symphony and Bach Choir; Tango Paradiso, Chor Leoni Mens Coir, Ache Brazil, and so much more.

Winegarden Park: 1:00pm : by donation
Inaugural Performance Live
Opening this year's LIVE Jazz Festival main stage in Winegarden Park after a 2 year wait we are excited to present these young new musicians who are keeping live music alive and .... very well.

Raised by the sweet-swinging Chatelech Jazz band under the direction of Mr. Tom Kellough (our namesake), Kellough’s Krumms found their musical passions brought together by a force greater than gravity (musicians will understand).

With Noah Ord on the Fiddle, Delamare George on the bass and trumpet, Jack Davis on sax and strings, Josh Paolozza pounding the drums, and Matt Douglas on the Keys. This band’s young energy will be a great kick-off to the day of music. They hope to see you at the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival.

Winegarden Park: 1:45pm : by donation
During 2 years of musicians playing in their own family groups, many new groups have come out the other side with some really interesting combinations and this is one of them.

Ya Ya Shine is a joyful collaboration of renowned Canadian musicians who all happen to live on the Sunshine Coast. They weave together their various backgrounds of jazz, soul, songwriting and alt folk to create music that is both harmonically rich and groovy.

Sarah Noni, vocals, Aristazabal Hawkes, bass, Budge Schachte, guitar, Anna Lumiere, keys, Graham Ord, sax and flute, John Rule, drums.


Winegarden Park : 2:45 pm : by Donation
Susana Williams is a producer, composer, singer, musician and performer now living on the Sunshine Coast.

Her musical career began in Caracas, Venezuela at the age of 13 when a professional band began rehearsing in her apartment building’s basement. The group of musicians let her sing one day for a laugh – only to hire her on the spot. In 1998 Susana left Venezuela and immigrated to Canada and has been creating and performing ever since. She has shared the stage with internationally award-winning artists Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Johnny Rivera, Adonis Puente and Alex Cuba.

For her first time playing at the Gibsons Jazz Festival she will be performing with her Jazz Quartet with Andre Carrasquero, piano and guitar; Cameron Hood, bass; Jack Duncan, percussion.

bandres carrasquero

Winegarden Park : 3:45 pm : by Donation
BEFE (pronounced 'beefy') is a 9 member band. A Mardi Gras party in 2014 brought the band together for the first time and by the end of the show both the musicians and the audience knew that this group had to continue. Many shows later, BEFE plays a repertoire of songs covering a wide range from The Meters, Dr. John, Louis Armstrong to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Dumpstafunk.

It includes a horn section of Andrew Benton, Sax, Kevin Tang, Tombone and Ryan Naso, Trumpet. The rhythm section includes Reece Worth, on guitar, Eric Stephenson on bass, Tyler Gibson on keyboards/organ, Ryan Davis on drums, Jeffrey Kornblum on Percussion and last but not least the mesmerizing Chris Berry on Vocals.

The 101 Brewhouse : 8:00 pm : $30 659 North Road, Gibsons
Tickets: Eventbrite HERE : Strait Music, Sechelt; One Flower One Leaf, Gibsons
Didn't get enough of BEFE in the Park?

Time to get your friends together and enjoy a night of a full on fun, dance, food and drink outdoors at the always welcoming neighbourhood Brewhouse!

Emelles at Gibsons Public Market:11:00 : by Donation
Sorry no reservations - doors open at 10:00, music at 11:00am
Jacquie Allan has a long standing love and respect for jazz and for the originators of the music.

At the heart of her performances is an artistic vision that has the intimacy of 'home' in an atmosphere of swinging fun true to the art of vocal jazz. She has sang with many vocalist and musicians, produced her own events and is one of our local perennial favourites and always has something new to offer in repertoire.

Joining Jacquie for this brunch venue is Anna Lumiere on keyboard, Boyd Norman on bass and Barry Taylor on Drums.

Emelles Market Bistro is preparing a special menu for our brunch and there are no reservations. This is the first time at this beautiful location and we are all excited to be back live to enjoy good food, good music and good friends.


Tapworks Brewing Company: 2:00 pm : by Donation
To wind up our 26th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival we are gathering at Tapworks Brewery to enjoy somes snacks, some drinks with friends and even more great music in celebration.

Hosted by the Peter Van Organ Trio, come and enjoy this new jazz group in our community with Peter van Deursen on Hammond B3 organ and vocals, Bud Kurtz and guitar and Sandra Corbett on drums. They will be joined by established Coastal resident jazz musician Graham Ord on sax, flute, and many other surprises.

Sunnycrest Mall: 3:00 pm : by Donation
For a Friday afternoon introduction to the weekend, we are teaming up with the Sunnycrest Mall to present one of the Coast's favourite performers to anyone passing by or pull up a chair and enjoy the whole show.

Wanda Nowicki, has been singing on the coast for over eight years. She is seen regularly at Vancouver's Sylvia Hotel and other venues with musicians Mark Bender on bass and Michael Toth on guitar. The trio focuses on finding unique lesser heard jazz covers mixed with some pop songs done with jazz influence as well as several songs by local and Vancouver songwriters.

Whether it's making people smile or feel nostalgic, they are deeply committed to providing a highly entertaining experience for their audiences.

Roberts Creek Legion: 7:00 pm : $8 - $15
This year the regular 'Jazz Week' is a 'mini' Jazz Week to warm you up with a fantastic 5 piece band featuring local talent joined by players from Vancouver.

From classic horn tunes from the likes of Lee Morgan and Cannonball Adderley, the funk tinged jazz of Michael Brecker and Roy Hargrove and more, this flavourful coast based band is open to a variety of styles.

Featuring our very own Karen Graves, sax, flute, vocals; Heather Anderson, trumpet and Mike Agranovitch, guitar and part time coaster, Kristian Braethen, and from Vancouver Wynston Minkler on bass.

Tapworks Brewing Company: 7:00 pm : by donation
Mini 'Jazz Week' continues in Gibsons.

If you want to croon along to the sultry sounds of the Bossa Nova, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and other swingin' hits from the 50's and 60's and beyone, as well as breezy jazz original compositions drop in to Tapworks in Gibsons.

The Madness include Gibsons musicians Kevin Crofton, singer, actor and guitarist who brings a rich voice, great rhythmic sense and witty charm to the stage; Andy Amanovich, guitar/bass and Graham Walker, well know children's singer/songwriter/performer on drums.

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