28th Annual

Join us in Gibsons, Roberts Creek
AND Sechelt this year.

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2024 Jazz Festival Schedule and Performers

* indicates Entry Fee - the rest are FREE or by donation.

SAT JUN 8 - Sunnycrest Mall: 2:00pm - Martini Madness
SAT JUN 8 - Gumboot Cafe: 6:00pm - Youth Open Mic
SUN JUN 9- Banditry Cider: 4:00pm - Graham & the 'Jazzy Barn Cats'
* TUE JUN 11 - Roberts Creek Legion: 7:00pm - Karen Graves Quartet
WED JUN 12 - Gibsons Library : 2:00pm - The Divine Ms W
WED JUN 12 - Tapworks : 7:00pm - Magic Carpet Ride
* THU JUN 13 - Roberts Creek Legion : 7:00pm - Mike Agranovich Trio
* FRI JUN 14 - Sunshine Coast Arts Centre : 8:00pm - Mimosa
SAT JUN 15 - Hackett Park : 1:00pm - SECHELT MAIN STAGE Brooks Secondary Jazz Band
SAT JUN 15 - Hackett Park : 2:30pm - SECHELT MAIN STAGE Camaro 67
* SAT JUN 15 - Gibsons Legion : 8:00pm - DANCE with Adam Thomas Funk Allstars
* SUN JUN 16 - Gibsons Public Mkt : 10:00am - JAZZ BRUNCH Trudi Diening & Miles Black
SUN JUN 16 - Winegarden Park : 1:00pm - GIBSONS MAIN STAGE Wanda Nowicki Quintet
SUN JUN 16 - Winegarden Park : 2:10pm - GIBSONS MAIN STAGE Vince Mai Quintet
SUN JUN 16 - Winegarden Park : 3:10pm - GIBSONS MAIN STAGE Tambura Rasa
SUN JUN 16 - 101 Brewhouse : 6:00pm - Jazz Jam Closing Party

GIBSONS: Sunnycrest Mall
900 Gibsons Way

Martini Madness
SATURDAY JUNE 8 : 2:00 : no cover - cash donations gratefully encouraged
Jazz Week is back and we are excited to have Sunnycrest Mall host our opening event.

Kicking off the Saturday afternoon of Jazz Week to get us in the mood is this fun trio of Sunshine Coast musicians who love playing great ‘classic’ songs, from all eras. “From Frank to Hank” means you’ll hear everything from Bossa Nova to Blues, and Crooners to Country.

Kevin Crofton on guitar and vocals is a witty, entertaining guy with a big voice, developed from years as an actor and musician. Graham Walker, local children's music recording artist, brings his songwriter’s sense to the drum kit, playing softer grooves that fill out the bands very tight rhythmic style. Andy Amanovich is a jazz guitarist switching to bass for this trio.

A fun, entertaining band that’s a local favourite!

ROBERTS CREEK : Gumboot Cafe
1053 Roberts Creek Road

Youth Open Mic Night
SATURDAY JUNE 8 : 6:30pm : performers FREE, audience suggested donation $10 or PWYC
Exciting news! This year, we're opening the stage to youth and emerging artists for an Open Mic Night. Come witness the talent and creativity of our future live musicians!

With the amazing Scotty Collison of Coastal Hosts & Entertainment as host it should be a night of new musical discoveries and a whole lot of fun.

The evening will showcase up to 16 groups, either individuals or small groups. Each will play a 15 minute set. There's sure to be some emerging stars.. and with Scotty hosting the night, you'll be in for an unforgettably entertaining night!

Musicians, age 25 and under, wishing to perform, are encouraged to pre-register: Send name, contact info, number of players, instruments played to the Gumboot either by e-mail or Gumboot Instagram DM

GIBSONS: Banditry Cider
538 Pratt Road

Graham and the 'Jazzy Barn Cats'
SUNDAY JUNE 9: 4:00 : no cover - cash donations gratefully encouraged
This year we are excited to have Banditry Cider host an event for the even younger set at their beautiful location for a Sunday afternoon of live music.

Graham Walker will be jazzing up his Children's show, including Croaky the Crow - and his friends the Jazzy Barn Cats: Kaia Nielsen on bass, and Heidi Kurz, flute and harp.

Bring the whole family (dog friendly too), grab some refreshments, yummy treats and enjoy the outdoor vibes at this very special Cidery in the neighbourhood.

ROBERTS CREEK: Roberts Creek Legion #219
3064 Lower Road

Karen Graves Quartet
TUESDAY JUNE 11 : 7:00pm : $20 (Legion members $15)
Come out to the 'Little Legion' in Roberts Creek and enjoy an evening of great tunes from Karen Graves - a Sunshine Coast passionate and fiery jazz flautist, sax player, composer and vocalist. She has played with the who's who of BC Jazz Artists. While playing in the Banff Jazz orchestra under the direction of Hugh Fraser, Karen studied and played with Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, and many others.

Joining Karen on stage will be Budge Schachte, guitar; Dan Howard, bass and Mike Ardagh, drums.

GIBSONS: Gibsons Public Library
470 South Fletcher

The Divine Ms W
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 : 2:00pm - 3:00pm: no cover

Get keyed up for Jazz Fest at the Library!

Join us for an enchanting afternoon of music at the Gibsons Public Library, with breathtaking views of the picturesque Gibsons Harbour. Local chanteuse Wendy Hibberd, affectionately known as "The Divine Ms. W," will grace us with her captivating performance, accompanied by the talented Anneka Bonser on keyboard.

Wendy has a wealth of musical experience and her velvety vocals effortlessly blend softness with power, weaving a spellbinding tapestry of jazz standards that evoke both nostalgia and excitement. Wendy creates an atmosphere that transports her audience to another time, leaving them enchanted and entranced long after the performance ends.

Anneka is a brilliant musician born and raised on the Sunshine Coast. She started music lessons at the age of four and has never looked back. She teaches piano, plays for choirs, runs a fiddle group and plays in various bands.

Free but space is limited. Registration is recommended; register here.

GIBSONS: Tapworks
537 Cruice Lane

Magic Carpet Ride
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 : 7:00pm: no cover - donations gratefully encouraged
Magic Carpet Ride is a high energy blues/rock quartet playing the music of Ray Charles, The Allman Brothers, Steppenwolf, James Brown and more. Their music is entertaining and highly danceable.

Magic Carpet Ride is Peter van Deursen, keyboards and vocals; Al Alford, guitar; Graham Ord, saxophone; Tim Rannard, drums.

ROBERTS CREEK: Roberts Creek Legion #219
3064 Lower Road

Michael Agranovich Trio
THURSDAY JUNE 13 : 7:00pm : $20 (Legion members $15)
The Roberts Creek Legion presents a weekly Thursday night Dinner and Jazz music night providing a perfect place for local jazz fans and performers to get together and listen to some amazing tunes.

During 'Jazz Week' Mike Agranovich an up and coming guitarist and composer originally from Vancouver, but is now living on the Sunshine Coast. He has shared the stage with a diverse array of artists including Tonye Aganaba, Steve Turre, David Braid, David Liebman, and Ken Boothe.

His groovy trio featuring Mike Ardagh on drums and Gavin Youngash on bass plays original tunes as well as funky standards with a highlight on soulful groove, conversational improvisation and sophisticated harmony.

SECHELT: Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
5714 Medusa St, Sechelt

FRIDAY JUNE 14 : 8:00pm
Tickets : $25
for Eventbrite online click here
Strait Music, Sechelt; One Flower One Leaf Gallery, Gibsons, or at the door
- Eventbrite : Strait Music, Sechelt; One Flower One Leaf Gallery, Gibsons
View Poster here.

Opening the 28th annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival and BEYOND weekend this year is Vancouver / Sunshine Coast based quintet Mimosa who draws on Jazz, Brazilian Sambas, French 60s pop and Cabaret music to concoct its own unique sound: gorgeous melodies, quirky lyrics, incredible groove and sky-high improvisations.

Mimosa’s music is composed by the three women of the group, Anna Lumiere, piano / vocals; Rebecca Shoichet, vocals; Karen Graves, sax / flute / vocals. Joining them is Conrad Good, bass; and Berni Arai on drums and special guest Heather Anderson on trumpet.

Although every member of Mimosa is also active on the Canadian music scene in many other groups, the band has been together for almost two decades and has developed a unique performance that will take you on an unforgettable journey into time and sound.

SECHELT: Hackett Park
5765 Dolphin Street

Brooks Secondary Jazz Band
SATURDAY JUNE 15 - 1:00 pm : no cover - donations gratefully encouraged (tap card available)
A perfect way to start the day on the beautiful Hackett Park stage is to celebrate the next generation of musicians all the way from Powell River / qathet. We are excited to hear what kind of jazz energy these young players will bring to us.

Meet the powerhouse Brooks Secondary Jazz Band, which comprises 35 vibrant, committed, and enthusiastic Powell River students from grades 10 to 12. Eager to explore the realms of jazz, they bring boundless energy and dedication to every performance. With an annual tradition of touring acrossthe Pacific Northwest, this band spreads the joy of jazz far and wide, captivating audiences wherever they go.

A recent cultural odyssey in Havana, Cuba, provided a fruitful cross-cultural exchange. Collaborating with Cuban students at esteemed provincial and national music schools, they shared the universal language of music, forging connections that transcend borders. As proud ambassadors of jazz, they made their mark as a host ensemble in Powell River’s Townsite Jazz Festival, 2024. The Brooks Jazz Band is thrilled to be participating in this year’s Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival.

Read more about their 2024 cultural exchange trip to Cuba here.

SECHELT: Hackett Park
5765 Dolphin Street

Camaro 67
SATURDAY JUNE 15 - 2:30 pm : no cover - donations gratefully encouraged (tap card available)
Add a few years of experience and you've got Camaro 67.

Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences (Fela Kuti, Tony Allen), and modern Afrofunk / Groove sounds (Antibalas, Budos Band, The Herbaliser) to produce a propulsive, high-energy, made-in-Vancouver heavy funk experience. This explosive 9-piece instrumental group debuted in the fall of 2015. The band has been featured at festivals throughout BC including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Celebration of Light, and so much more. They have shared the stage with with reggae legend Alpha Blondy and local groove-music heavyweights Emily Chambers, Wooden Horsemen, Kutapiraand more.

“Top fuel Afrobeat a la Antibalas & Budos, blown and cammed for max HP (heavy percussion). Smooth and meaty as drag slicks. It’s one bitchin’ Camaro from Vancouver. Love It!” -Cal Koat, Host, World Beat Canada, Roundhouse Radio

GIBSONS: Gibsons Legion #109
747 Gibsons Way

Adam Thomas Funk All-Stars
SATURDAY JUNE 15 - 8:00 pm
Tickets : $25 (Legion members $20)
for Eventbrite online click here
or Gibsons Legion bar in advance, or at the door
View Poster here
We are so excited to have Adam Thomas back for a hot night of serious funk at the infamous good times Gibsons Legion.

Adam Thomas is a JUNO Nominated performer from Vancouver. He was introduced in the US as the feature vocalist and bassist of the critically acclaimed Dan Brubeck Quartet who in 2018 also played the Gibsons Jazz Fest 2018. His 2018 self-titled debut album spent 12 weeks in the top 50 of R&B and Soul radio charts for Roots Music Report.

Adam has assembled a very special band unique for this event. He will be joined by celebrated Canadian musical performers Randall Stoll on drums (K.D. Lang, Tom Cochrane, Soulstream), Chris Gestrin on keys (K-OS, Randy Bachman, Colin James, Soulstream) as well as Graham Ord on sax (Hard Rubber Orchestra, The NOW Orchestra) and local Coast phenom, Mike Agranovich, on bass.

This dance will be a feel-good, funky and soulful event meant to put a smile on your face and get you dancing (while you’re not distracted by phenomenal musicianship).

GIBSONS: Gibsons Public Market
473 Gower Point Road

Trudi Diening and Miles Black

SUNDAY JUNE 16 - 10:00 am : music 11:00am - noon
Tickets : $20 venue entry (food/drinks for purchase separately from Emelle's Bistro)
Eventbrite online click here
or Strait Music, Sechelt; One Flower One Leaf Gallery, Gibsons
View Poster here
Jazz Brunch has become a tradition at our festival, come enjoy the music and if you like, order drinks and brunch from 'Emelle's'.

Sunshine Coast Vocalist Trudi Diening will entertain us with her rich vocals and eclectic tunes in this beautiful venue to start the final day of the Festival.

Joining Trudi is Miles Black on Piano, guitar and vocals. Miles is a highly respected career musician from Vancouver and brings an enormous wealth of musical experience and expertise to every facet of the music Industry and is a favourite on the Sunshine Coast.

GIBSONS: Winegarden Park - MAIN EVENT
356 Gower Point Road

Wanda Nowicki Quintet
SUNDAY JUNE 16 - 1:00 pm : FREE - donations gratefully encouraged (tap card available)
After a delicious brunch enjoying morning jazz at 'Emelles' it's time to start the afternoon with a little bit of the the Wanda Nowicki Quintet to get you in the spirit of a day of live music with family and friends in Winegarden Park overlooking the stunning view of Gibsons Harbour. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and sun screen, lay back and take it all in.

Wanda Nowicki Wanda Nowicki has been entertaining coast audiences for over a decade, but has decades of experience on a huge variety of stages from her years in Los Angeles and her home town of Vancouver.

With a unique set list and backed up by Ken Dalgleish on keys, Boyd Norman on bass, Michael Toth on guitar and Tim Enns on drums - Wanda and the band are highly entertaining,delivering a combination of uptempo jazz and some rarely heard gems that will make you smile.

GIBSONS: Winegarden Park - MAIN EVENT
356 Gower Point Road

Vince Mai Quintet
SUNDAY JUNE 16 - 2:10 pm : FREE - donations gratefully encouraged (tap card available)
As a trumpeter, Vince Mai has appeared on hundreds of recordings for TV, feature films, commercials, and albums. Versatility is one of his major assets and artists he's shared the stage or recording studio with include - Sarah McLaughlin, Divine Brown, Michael Buble, The Powder Blues, Tom Jones, David Clayton Thomas, David Foster, Phil Dwyer, Don Thompson, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Eddie Daniels, Buddy Miles, Robben Ford, Long John Baldry, and many others. With dozens of album credits, Vince's studio work has also included TV shows like DaVinci's Inquest, Chris Isaak Show, Lonesome Dove, McGyver, Ed, Edd, & Eddy and many feature films. Also an award winning composer, Vince has composed music for feature films, documentaries, TV series, video games and commercials for TV, radio and internet.

Joining Vince will be Tristan Paxton - Guitar, Miles Black on Piano, Berni Arai on drums, Laurence Mollerup on bass.

GIBSONS: Winegarden Park - MAIN EVENT
356 Gower Point Road

Tambura Rasa
SUNDAY JUNE 16 - 3:10 pm : FREE - donations gratefully encouraged (tap card available)
Get ready to end the day of music in the Park and get up and dance to this high energy group returning to our stage after many years and going strong!

Tambura Rasa is a buoyant cultural cross-pollination that fuses contemporary grooves and traditional rhythms into one energetic musical brand of their own. Led by producer Ivan Tucakov, this quartet ensemble weaves a tapestry of sound and dance from The Balkans, Spain, Turkey, Middle East and beyond.

Joining Ivan will be Dino DiNicolo - bass, Langston Raymond - trumpet - percussion and Johannes Kroller - violin, mandolin.

A perfect way to end the day in the park with an unexpected and diverse melange of styles and a journey into a world of music from around the world.

GIBSONS: 101 Brewhouse
1009 Gibsons Way

SUNDAY JUNE 16 - 6:00 pm : by Donation
The closing event of our festival and our final celebration of music and fun has become a real people’s favorite: the Apré  Jazz Jam. Come join us with friends at the 101 Brewhouse for drinks, appies, or dinner and enjoy even more great music.

Hosted by the Peter Van Quartet, with Peter van Deursen on Hammond B3 organ and vocals, Budge Schachte on guitar, Graham Ord on sax, and John Rule on drums. Joining them will be Anna Lumiere on piano and many other surprises.

Performers from many of the Festival's shows come by to sit in, and it makes for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and merriment.



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