'27th Annual'

Join us in Gibsons AND Sechelt this year.


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TUE JUN 20 - Gibsons Library : 2:00pm - Budge Schachte and Karen Graves
TUE JUN 20 - Tapworks Brewing : 7:00pm - Wanda Nowicki and the Coast Crew
WED JUN 21 - 101 Brewhouse : 7:00pm - Groove Syndicate
THU JUN 22 - Roberts Creek Legion : 7:00pm - Budge Schachte Quartet
FRI JUN 23- Sunnycrest Mall : 2:00pm - Martini Madness
FRI JUN 23- Batch 44 : 7:00pm - Susana Williams
SAT JUN 24 - 101 Brewhouse : 8:00pm - Anagram

GIBSONS: Gibsons Library
470 South Fletcher

Budge Schachte and Karen Graves
TUESDAY JUNE 20 : 2:00 : no cover - cash donations gratefully accepted
Jazz Week is back and we are excited to have the Gibsons and District Public Gallery host our opening event.

Join us at the Library for a beautiful afternoon of jazz from these two Gibsons favourite and accomplished musicians, Karen Graves, sax, flute and vocals and Budge Schachte, guitar.

Budge and Karen have been performing together as a duet and in larger group formats for over 25 years. their music is a joyful, heartfelt and synergistic expression of magic ... they play original compositions and arrangements well rooted in the jazz tradition as well as a myriad of influences from folk, pop and world music.

GIBSONS: Tapworks Brewing
537 Crucil Lane

Wanda Nowicki and the Coast Crew
TUESDAY JUNE 20 : 7:00pm : no cover - cash donations gratefully accepted
Come out to Tapworks and enjoy an evening of great tunes from Wanda Nowicki - vocals, Ken Dalgleish - keyboards, Boyd Norman - bass, Tim Enns - drums with special guests, Michael Toth - guitar and Antonia Robertson - vocals.

With an unusual and unique set list, Wanda and her band are highly entertaining; delivering a combination of uptempo jazz, a handful of songs composed by Vancouver songwriter Bernard Boulanger (The Colorifics), and some rarely heard gems that will make you smile.

This band will bring a lot of fun into your time spent with them, and deliver a touch of thoughtful insight with the poignant ballads on their set list.

GIBSONS: 101 Brewhouse
1009 Gibsons Way

Groove Syndicate
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21 : 7:00pm : no cover - cash donations gratefully accepted
Head on over to the '101' to hear this group with blends of smooth jazz, soulful blues, and infectious R&B, inspired by legendary musicians like Jimmy Smith, Ray Charles, James Brown, and Wilson Pickett.

With Peter van Deursen on Hammond B3 organ, Graham Ord on saxophone, Budge Schachte on guitar, and John Rule on drums, this group of highly skilled and experienced musicians will have you swaying and tapping your feet in no time.

ROBERTS CREEK: Roberts Creek Legion #219
3064 Lower Road

Budge Schachte Quartet
THURSDAY JUNE 22 : 7:00pm : members $15 - non-members $20
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' Budge Schachte brings his quartet to the Legion stage with a very special line-up. Budge has a career spanning the last 45+ years and has worked with a stellar cast of diverse artists from playwright Tomson Highway, Vancouver Symphony, Tango Paradiso and so many more. Budge is a guitarist, producer, composer and educator appearing on record, radio, film, and television.

Joining him is multi-instrumentalist Graham Ord who has a curiosity in music that has resulted in performances ranging from french waltzes through Irish fiddle tunes to rock, jazz and free form improvisations. On bass is Mike Agranovich an in demand instrumentalists in the Vancouver Jazz and R&B scene and whether on bass or guitar, his undeniable musicality and intuition is always evident. Denis Burke, another multi talented composer, sound designer with many years of performances and travels is joining the group on drums. A night of high level music in the Creek not to be missed.

GIBSONS: Sunnycrest Mall

Martini Madness
FRIDAY JUNE 23 : 2:00pm - no cover - cash donations gratefully accepted
Kicking off the Friday afternoon of the Jazz Festival weekend 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!

SECHELT: Batch 44 Brewery & Kitchen
5559 Wharf Ave

Susana Arbeu Williams Trio
FRIDAY JUNE 23 - 7:00 pm : no cover - cash donations gratefully accepted
Moving the Jazz Festival Weekend to Sechelt on a Friday night, we are excited to present Susana Williams with her Latin Jazz Trio at Batch 44 for an evening of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Mexican classics. The blend of Susana's powerful voice, percussion, piano, bass and guitars will create an evening full of energy, emotion, and Latin flavours. You will hear classics such as "Garota de Ipanema" and "Besame Mucho" performed with great finesse and style."

Susana is a producer, composer, singer, musician and performer. Originally from in Caracas, Venezuela, she is now proud to make the Sunshine Coast her home and leads many group as well as maintaining a solo career. (Watch for Susana also playing on the Hackett Park Stage in Sechelt on Saturday (June 24) afternoon with the 9 piece band Timba Cartel.

Joining Susana will be Sacha Fassaert, another multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer and cameraman on bass and Andre Carrasquero, piano. Born in Canada, Andres lived in Caracas, Venezuela most of his life. He studied in US and after six years of teaching and touring as a classical pianist, he finally crossed over and began a career as a studio musician in Caracas that eventually led him to become a successful producer and musician playing in all major Jazz Festivals in Venezuela.

GIBSONS: 101 Brewhouse
1009 Gibsons Way

SATURDAY JUNE 24 : 8:00pm : $10 at the door
After a day of music in Sechelt head back to Gibsons for an evening of fine tunes ranging from Brazilian and Latin rhythms to funk and quirky grooves at the '101'. A great place for tasty treats, delicious drinks and chance to get up close and personal with the band ... and who knows, there may be dancing!

Anagram is Anna Lumiere on piano with her partner Graham Ord on sax, flute and percussion.

Anna known for her work as leader of the popular MIMOSA has played in many Canadian Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival and has toured Canada and the East Coast. Graham has toured Canada, Japan, and Europe and has played in the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Chicago Jazz Festival and many Canadian Jazz festivals.

Joining them on trumpet, trombone and fluglehorn is Heather Anderson. Heather has a passion for playful music which leads her to pursue styles such as ska, latin dance music and jazz improvisation. She is very active on the music scene playing regularly around BC with many diverse musical groups. Drummer John Rule rounds out this quartet holding down the group with that infamous John Rule beat.

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