'28th Annual'

Line Up for 2023 Jazz Week
Join us in Gibsons AND Sechelt this year.


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FRI - 7:00pm : Gibsons Heritage Playhouse - Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Jazz
SAT - 1:00pm : Sechelt Hackett Park - Creek Big Band : Timba Cartel
SAT - 6:30pm : Sechelt Activity Centre - SWING DANCE with Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars
SUN - 10:00am : Gibsons Public Market, Emelles - Sunday Jazz Brunch with ZigZag
SUN - 1:00pm : Gibsons Winegarden Park - Adam Thomas Trio : Open Sesame : Daniel Brubeck Quartet
SUN - 6:00pm : Gibsons 101 Brewhouse - Apres Jazz Jam

GIBSONS: Heritage Playhouse
662 North Road

Opening Night Concert

FRIDAY 7:00pm
Tickets: $30 - Eventbrite HERE : Strait Music, Sechelt; One Flower One Leaf Gallery, Gibsons
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We're excited to open this year's Gibsons Jazz Festival and Beyond with an amazing group of talented local female vocalists paying tribute to the legendary ladies of jazz at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons. A great kickoff for a great weekend.

This night of music is being produced by Lynne Dickson, Wendy Hibberd and Patrice Pollack.

You will hear Anna Lumiere, Deanna Knight, Heather Doré, Jacqueline Allan, Jan Gillis, Jill Shatford, Joan Vernon, Joy Germaine, Karen Graves, Keely Halward, Lynne Dickson, Maddy Weber, Nancy Pincombe, Patrice Pollack, Susann Richter, Trudi Diening, Wanda Nowicki and Wendy Hibberd bring their unique individual styles to honour the women artists they admire.

With band members Barry Taylor on drums, Boyd Norman on bass Karen Graves on saxophone and Miles Black on piano. The performances will offer a blend of jazz ballads and more upbeat swing, blues and Latin jazz tunes.

SECHELT: Hackett Park
5765 Dolphin St

Hackett Park: 1:10pm : by donation
This year we are moving our Saturday afternoon show to the beautiful new Hackett Park Stage in Sechelt.

This is a perfect setting to bring back the Creek Big Band who made up of volunteer musicians playing Swing, Latin, Jazz and light Rock tunes for your dancing and listening pleasure.

Musicians include: Carl Montgomery, band leader, and Janice Brunson on alto sax; Ken Grunenberg, Graeme Green, tenor sax; Jack Davis, baritone sax; Rick Leskun, Delamare George, Steve Webber, trumper; Bryan Airth, Bill Wishlow, Jim McGowan, Tom Kellough, trombone; Noni Weitz, piano; Ward Tinney, bass; All Burns, drums; Val Anderson, vibrophone.

SECHELT: Hackett Park
5765 Dolphin St

2:30pm : by donation
Filling the new to the Jazz Festival, Hackett Park stage is the powerhouse sounds of the Timba Cartel from Vancouver.

Timba Cartel’s captivating high-energy music, transports audiences to tropical lands with the distinct sound of modern Salsa called Timba. This dynamic evolution of Cuban popular dance music is a fusion of Mambo, Son and Afro-Cuban folklore with an added dash of Funk and R&B, the end result is a fiesta of rhythm and melody that gets the audience dancing, singing and above all having fun.

It's party time when this 9 piece ensemble that features rich, resonant vocals, punchy brass and turbo loaded percussion section hits the stage. The members of Timba Cartel are an All Star cast of international musicians that collectively have been involved in Grammy and Juno award winning recordings and have played Festivals at home and around the world.

Players include: Jack Duncan - Congas and percussion, Mark Beaty - Bass, Andre Carrasquero - Piano, Chris Haas - Drums, Susana Williams - Lead Vocals, Daniel Avila - Vocals, Adrian Smith - Trumpet, Geeta Das - Trumpet, Brian Harding - Trombone.

SECHELT: Sechelt Activity Centre
5604 Trail Ave

SATURDAY : 6:30pm - swing dance lessons, 7:15 - live music begins
Tickets: - $20 (Sr. Centre members) $30 General Public $40 at the door
From Eventbrite HERE : Strait Music, Sechelt; One Flower One Leaf Gallery, Gibsons
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After a Jazz Festival day in the Park, join us for a Free fun swing dance class with Alex Hart of sun coast swing at 6:30 - 7:15pm to warm up for live music from Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars.

Travel back in time to the early acoustic-swing era of the 1920’s & 30’s and experience one of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy jazz ensembles.

Local chanteuse, Deanna Knight reunites with her beloved band of 23 yrs for this rare performance. Enjoy dynamic vocals alongside the driving rhythms and hot solos of Michael Dunn and his Hot Club with special guest Tom Nevil on violin. Be inspired to dance or sit back and relax to an eclectic repertoire including original compositions, tango, bossa, boogie, Hawaiian and more. Gypsy jazz from traditional to the unusual.

GIBSONS : 'Emelles' at Gibsons Public Market
473 Gower Point Road

doors open at 10:00, music starts at 11:00am
Tickets: $50 includes delicious catered menu; $20 without menu
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Jazz Brunch has become a tradition at our festival and this year with a special catered menu from Emelles at the Gibsons Public Market.

Music this year is from the Zigzag Quartet, a new band on the Coast with a few Jobim tunes; some standards from the 30's, and original featuring Charlotte Wrinch, vocals and guitar; Anneka Bonser, piano; Boyd Norman, bass and John Rule on drums and special guest Graham Ord.

We are excited to be back at this beautiful location to enjoy good food, good music and good friends.

GIBSONS: Winegarden Park
overlooking the beautiful Gibsons Harbour, Gower Point Road

1:15 pm : by Donation
After a delicious brunch enjoying morning jazz at 'Emelles' it's time to start the afternoon with a little bit of the Adam Thomas Trio 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.

Adam Robert Thomas is a JUNO Nominated performer from Vancouver. He performs a broad range of well-loved songs from classic jazz to current contemporary, both instrumentally and vocally always soulful, melodic, funky, and feel-good; clearly reminiscent of Ray Charles, Donny Hathaway, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder.

In his professional career in Vancouver he has been given the opportunity to work with fantastic musicians from all over the world including Laila Biali, Jill Barber, Brad Turner, Bill Coon, Sharon Minemoto, Denzal Sinclair, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Joey DeFrancesco, and many others.

Joining Adam in this power packed trio are Sunshine Coast favourite, Miles Black, piano, vocals, sometimes guitar and soprano sax, and Nino DiPasquale on drums.

GIBSONS: Winegarden Park
overlooking the beautiful Gibsons Harbour, Gower Point Road

2:15pm : By Donation
This flavourful Sunshine Coast band is open to a variety of styles playing classic horn tunes from the likes of Lee Morgan and Cannonball Adderley, adds in the funk tinged jazz of Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove etc. They have been known to mix it up with a Bob Marley cover and linger on a blues tune so be prepared for anything.

With the local horn dynamic duo of Karen Graves, saxophones; Heather Anderson,trumpet; Mike Agranovich, guitar; Dan Howard, bass and Buff Allen, drums we look forward to some very tasty Sunday afternoon jazz.

GIBSONS: Winegarden Park
overlooking the beautiful Gibsons Harbour, Gower Point Road

3:30pm : by Donation
Dan Brubeck, a local resident, is a renowned jazz drummer, and a member of one of America's most notable musical families. He is the son of legendary American jazz icon Dave Brubeck and the rhythmic force behind the highly successful Brubeck Brothers Quartet who appeared to a sold out crowd at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse after our festival in 2022.

This year Dan is back for a free outdoor concert in Winegarden Park with Miles Black on Piano, Adam Thomas, vocals and bass with special guest singer, Katherine Penfold.

GIBSONS: 101 Brewhouse
1009 Gibsons Way

6:00 pm : by Donation
To wind up our 27th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival we are gathering at the 101 Brewhouse to enjoy somes snacks, some drinks with friends and even more great music in celebration.

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

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