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June 4, 2007

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Roster

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz festivals, Canada

Vancouver Jazzfest “Big & Bold”

The grand-daddy of western Canadian jazz festivals promises a ten-day musical smorgasbord of jazz, blues, world music and more. Running June 22 – July 1 at a variety of venues, there’s something for music lover’s of all stripes, and a selection of ticket purchasing options including 3 & 4 day packs at a reduced single ticket fee.

Highlights at the Orpheum Theatre include saxophone legend Sonny Rollins; trumpeter Chris Botti with guest pianist Laila Biali; and pop-jazz vocalist Norah Jones.

Over at the Centre for Performing arts concerts scheduled include Cape Verde singer Cesaria Evora; boogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer; Braziilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto; and double-bills featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman and pop/rock/jazz trio The Bad Plus; pianist/vocalist Freddy Cole and David ‘Fathead’ Newman with the Tilden Webb Trio; and sax giant Don Byron with Kurt Rosenwinkel and band.

Meanwhile, the Commodore Ballroom plays host to the Urban Groove Series, and features a mix of greats including; Ninja Tune artist DJ Amon Tobin, who shares the bill with Montreal’s Patrick Watson; Afrobeat juggernaut Antibalas; blues guitarist Derek Trucks opened by vocalist Kellylee Evans; UK blues guitarist James Hunter and singer/songwriter Jackie Greene; modern music phenoms Tortoise, opened by Fond of Tigers; Montreal-based DJ Champion in a double bill with San Francisco’s DJ MIKE Relm; sound designers Adham Shaikh & the Collective along with London-based Gaudi, and turntablists Eric San, and Kieren Hebden with drummer Stephen Reid.

There’s plenty more scheduled, visit the www.coastaljazz.ca for more info.


Acoustic Waves featuring Ashley Arden

Aeroplane Trio plus One contemporary / avant/ trumpet / trombone

Jacob Elijah Aginsky

Malcolm Aiken Trio

Lubo Alexandrov/ Kaba Horo Ensemble world

AlexCuba world

Mike Allen / Julian MacDonough “Hard Bop All-Stars” acoustic jazz/ sax

Mike Allen/George McFetridge acoustic jazz/ sax

Antibalas world

Astrid contemporary / avant/ sax

Marc Atkinson Trio acoustic jazz/ guitar

CR Avery

Ab Baars

The Bad Plus acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Roger Baird’s Black & White Trio acoustic jazz

Jon Ballantyne acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Alain Bédard and the Auguste Quintette acoustic jazz/ bass

Han Bennink and Ab Baars with Tony Wilson free / improvised

Ridley Bent

Dustin Bentall

Jon Bentley & Bill Coon acoustic jazz

Saul Berson Quintet sax/ world

Johan Berthling / Fredrik Ljungkvist / Sten Sandell contemporary / avant

Mark Berube

The Blind Boys of Alabama blues / gospel / roots

Ross Bliss Trio guitar/ swing / standards / trad jazz

Blue Island Trio

Boca do Rio

Russ Botten Quartet

Chris Botti acoustic jazz/ trumpet / trombone

John Boutté with the Universal Gospel Choir blues / gospel / roots/ vocals/ world

Bria’s Hot 5 swing / standards / trad jazz

Brickhouse blues / gospel / roots

Burrows/Clark Four acoustic jazz/ trumpet / trombone

Butcher//Müller/van der Schyff free / improvised/ sax

Jim Byrnes

Jim Byrnes ‘House of Refuge’ blues / gospel / roots/ vocals

Don Byron plays Junior Walker funk / dance / soul / hip hop / rap

Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN contemporary / avant

Francois Carrier, Trio acoustic jazz/ sax

Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble world

Chadbourne/Lovens free / improvised

Champion & his G-Strings dj / electronica / ambient / house

Joe Chappel

The Morgan Childs Quintet

Circle acoustic jazz

Denny Clark

Bruce Clausen and Danny Parker acoustic jazz/ world

The Co-Pilots

Ora Cogan

Holly Cole acoustic jazz/ vocals

Freddy Cole Quartet acoustic jazz/ vocals

Ian Coleman Trio

Denis Colin Trio with Gwen Matthews contemporary / avant

Kenny Colman & the Magnificent 7 with Tony Foster acoustic jazz/ vocals

Gary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars blues / gospel / roots/ guitar/ strings/ world

Coat Cooke and the Fiddlers/Coat Cooke Trio acoustic jazz/ sax

Bill Coon Quartet/Duo acoustic jazz/ guitar


Michael Coury Trio

Crash, Bang, Boom: The Roundhouse Community Percussion Project, featuring Bill Wallace

Laura Crema Quartet acoustic jazz/ vocals

Fernanda Cunha & Ricardo Rito “Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim” world

Current Swell

DarkBlueWorld alternative/noise/ vocals

The Dave Davies Trio

Kris Davis Quartet acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

The Brendan Davis Quartet

Steve Dawson’s Gold Coast Ensemble blues / gospel / roots

Julie de la Pena

Tobias Delius Quartet free / improvised

Melody Diachun & The Electric Band

The Mike DiRubbo Quartet featuring Harold Mabern

Brandi Disterheft Trio acoustic jazz/ bass

Billy Dixon’s Soul Train Express blues / gospel / roots/ vocals


Sasha Dobson, Jesse Harris, Richard Julian pop / rock

John Doheny Project acoustic jazz/ sax

Dong Jinming & Zhou Daiyu world

Pierre Dørge “New Jungle Orchestra” guitar/ world

Eastwind acoustic jazz/ sax

Kevin Elaschuk Trio

ESQ (East Side Quintet) acoustic jazz/ trumpet / trombone

Kellylee Evans blues / gospel / roots/ vocals

Fatty Tuna Funktet organ

Elmer Ferrer Band blues / gospel / roots

Sal Ferreras / Machado / Reischman

Five Alarm Funk funk / dance / soul / hip hop / rap/ large ensemble / big band

Flat Earth Society large ensemble / big band

Fond of Tigers alternative/noise

Tony Foster Trio


Bruce Freedman Quartet/Trio acoustic jazz/ sax


The Fugitives

Galitcha world

Oliver Gannon/Bill Coon “Two Much Guitar” acoustic jazz/ guitar

Daniel Gaucher’s New Idea acoustic jazz

GAUDI – “Dub ‘n Breakz Live Set” dj / electronica / ambient / house

Chris Gestrin / Inside Passage contemporary / avant/ piano / keys

Bebel Gilberto vocals/ world

Ernst Glerum

Adrian Glynn

Vinny Golia Quartet feat. Bobby Bradford acoustic jazz/ sax

Gostosinho world

The Grand Trine Trio

Grassroot Deviation

Gordon Grdina’s Box Cutter/Sketches acoustic jazz/ sax

Jackie Greene blues / gospel / roots

The Gröndal/Hodge Project acoustic jazz/ vocals

Gypsalero guitar/ world

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet/Trio acoustic jazz/ vocals

Mei Han Art Ensemble world

Alicia Hansen

Aaron Hardie Quartet acoustic jazz/ sax

Jesse Harris & Richard Julian pop / rock

Headwater blues / gospel / roots/ strings

Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid dj / electronica / ambient / house

Thomas Heberer

Jess Hill

Tristan Honsinger and Joe Williamson free / improvised

Rich Hope and the Evil Doers

The Hoppin’ Mad Orchestra

Hot Toddy blues / gospel / roots/ strings

Viviane Houle and Stefan Smulovitz contemporary / avant/ vocals

Francois Houle Tentet clarinet/ contemporary / avant

Bruno Hubert Trio acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

James Hunter blues / gospel / roots/ guitar

Melissa Hynd

ICP Orchestra large ensemble / big band

Idiolalla free / improvised/ vocals

Ikuko acoustic jazz/ vocals

In The Country acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Indigo Trio (Mitchell/Drake/Bankhead) acoustic jazz

Infamous Stringdusters

Inhabitants contemporary / avant

Vijay Iyer Quartet acoustic jazz

Daryl Jahnke Quartet acoustic jazz

Jam Session with Mike Allen Quartet acoustic jazz/ piano / keys/ sax

Taylor James

Christine Jensen Quartet acoustic jazz/ sax

Norah Jones and the Handsome Band blues / gospel / roots/ vocals

Oliver Jones Trio acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

The Just Jazz Trio acoustic jazz/ guitar/ sax

Michael Kaeshammer acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Kamosc contemporary / avant

June Katz Quartet acoustic jazz/ vocals

Kid Koala dj / electronica / ambient / house

Koan world

Kow Kanda vocals/ world

Ihor Kukurudza Trio/Duo acoustic jazz/ guitar

André Lachance Quartet acoustic jazz/ organ

Karen Larsen & Pat Covernton

Cameron Latimer & The Bottle

Jillian Lebeck Quintet/Trio acoustic jazz/ piano / keys/ vocals

Peggy Lee acoustic jazz/ contemporary / avant/ strings

Peggy Lee Band acoustic jazz/ contemporary / avant/ strings


Fredrik Ljungkvist & Yun Kan 5 acoustic jazz

Suzanna Lonsdale

Lotus Child

Celso Machado guitar/ world

Wes “The Bluesman” Mackey acoustic jazz/ blues / gospel / roots

Steve Maddock Quartet acoustic jazz/ vocals

Chad Makela Quartet acoustic jazz/ sax

Tony Malaby acoustic jazz

Sara Marreiros Quartet acoustic jazz/ vocals/ world

Matheson / Roper / Mollerup acoustic jazz

Alan Matheson Septet acoustic jazz

Joe Mavety acoustic jazz/ guitar

Kent McAlister and His Band

Ryan McMahon

Misha Mengelberg acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Misha Mengelberg/Joe Williamson/Dylan van der Schyff acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Lisa Miller’s Q contemporary / avant/ piano / keys

Sophie Milman acoustic jazz/ vocals

Mimi with her Quartet acoustic jazz/ vocals

Sharon Minemoto Sextet plays Billy Strayhorn acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

The Mojo Stars blues / gospel / roots/ funk / dance / soul / hip hop / rap/ guitar/ organ/ vocals

Monks Blue Trio

Monks Dream Trio

Rob Montgomery and Friends

Michael Moore contemporary / avant

Mother Mother pop / rock

Mr. Something Something world

Geoff Muldaur blues / gospel / roots

Müller/Lee/Nilssen-Love/Butcher free / improvised

Jef Neve Trio acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

New Orleans Ale Stars

David ‘Fathead’ Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio acoustic jazz/ sax

Night Crawlers, The

Robin Nolan Trio guitar/ swing / standards / trad jazz

Wanda Nowicki Quintet acoustic jazz/ blues / gospel / roots/ swing / standards / trad jazz/ vocals

The October Trio acoustic jazz/ sax

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver with François Houle and Torsten Müller

Orion Syndicate, The organ

Ossuary alternative/noise/ guitar

Pe De Cana guitar/ world

The Dawn Pemberton Trio

Cecil Perinbam acoustic jazz/ piano / keys/ swing / standards / trad jazz

Madeleine Peyroux acoustic jazz/ vocals

The Paul Pigat Trio acoustic jazz/ blues / gospel / roots/ guitar

Ray Piper and Danny Parker acoustic jazz/ guitar

Karin Plato Quintet/Trio acoustic jazz/ vocals

Paul Plimley / Tommy Babin /Hamid Drake free / improvised

Murray Porter
Carman J. Price Quartet acoustic jazz/ vocals

Jodi Proznick Quartet acoustic jazz/ bass

Rabnett 5 acoustic jazz/ guitar

Darren Radtke / Sharon Minemoto acoustic jazz

Glenda Rae and the Essential Band blues / gospel / roots/ vocals

Rastrillos world

Andrew Rathbun Quartet with George Garzone acoustic jazz/ sax

Joshua Redman Trio acoustic jazz/ sax

MIKE Relm dj / electronica / ambient / house

Dal Richards and his Orchestra large ensemble / big band/ swing / standards / trad jazz

Sonny Rollins sax

Barry Romberg’s Random Access contemporary / avant/ drums / percussion

Kurt Rosenwinkel Group contemporary / avant/ guitar

Rumba Calzada world

Paul Rushka Trio acoustic jazz

Sten Sandell Trio free / improvised

Sten Sandell Trio with John Butcher free / improvised

Sangha with Fatieh Honari world


Colleen Savage and Friends acoustic jazz/ vocals

Jennifer Scott Quartet acoustic jazz/ vocals

Jennifer Scott Trio acoustic jazz/ vocals

SEKOYA funk / dance / soul / hip hop / rap

Adham Shaikh & The Collective (Live Tribal Fusion) dj / electronica / ambient / house

Shift acoustic jazz/ guitar

Eve Smith Trio

Matthew Smith Trio acoustic jazz/ vocals

So Tight featuring Nadine States


The Sumner Brothers

The Sunnyboy Trio

The Tierney Sutton Band acoustic jazz/ vocals

Sweetpea Swing Band swing / standards / trad jazz

Aki Takase “Fats Waller Project” acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Talking Pictures with Achim Kaufmann contemporary / avant/ guitar

Tambura Rasa world

Tango Paradiso world

Brian Tate Quartet vocals

Dione Taylor acoustic jazz/ vocals

TD Canada Trust Music High School Jazz Intensive, presented by Canfor acoustic jazz/ large ensemble / big band

Terminal Station

Themasses funk / dance / soul / hip hop / rap

Adam Thomas Trio

Shannon Thue Trio acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Shannon Thue Trio acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Amon Tobin – In Surround Sound dj / electronica / ambient / house

Tortoise alternative/noise

Amanda Tosoff Quartet acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

The Derek Trucks Band blues / gospel / roots/ guitar

Marianne Trudel Quintet acoustic jazz/ piano / keys

Brad Turner Trio/Quartet acoustic jazz/ piano / keys/ trumpet / trombone

The Twisters

Ugetsu acoustic jazz/ contemporary / avant/ drums / percussion/ sax

UMO Jazz Orchestra large ensemble / big band

Uncommon Gold acoustic jazz

Uno Mas

Harris Van Berkel Group

Dylan van der Schyff’s Bande X contemporary / avant/ drums / percussion/ free / improvised/ guitar/ trumpet / trombone

Van Django acoustic jazz/ guitar/ strings/ swing / standards / trad jazz

Vancouver Creative Music Institute Student/Faculty Showcase free / improvised

Tom Varner acoustic jazz

Tom Varner/François Houle Quartet acoustic jazz

Jack Velker

Cuong Vu Trio contemporary / avant/ trumpet / trombone

M. Ward blues / gospel / roots

Patrick Watson pop / rock

Bill Weeds Quintet featuring Joani Taylor

Bugge Wesseltoft’s Jazzland Community feat. Sidsel Endresen and more contemporary / avant

Wolter Wierbos free / improvised/ trumpet / trombone

Joe Williamson bass/ free / improvised

Tony Wilson Quartet/6tet acoustic jazz/ contemporary / avant/ guitar

Jens Winther European Quintet acoustic jazz/ trumpet / trombone

Amanda Wood acoustic jazz/ swing / standards / trad jazz/ vocals

Cory Woodward

Gavin Youngash Trio/Duo acoustic jazz/ guitar

Dhafer Youssef world

Zapato Negro

Coco Zhao acoustic jazz/ vocals

ZMF Trio contemporary / avant/ strings

for more info visit www.coastaljazz.ca

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