The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is offering up a holiday feast for jazz lovers.
The Shadbolt Centre, Cory Weeds and the Cellar Music Group are joining forces to present the inaugural Shadbolt Jazz Walk on Sunday, Dec. 1. Running from 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m., the day will include a host of performances on three stages, plus talks and roundtable discussions.
With 11 jazz bands and five guest speakers, the lineup will offer something for all tastes.
Among the performers are international headliners such as organist Chris Hazleton, drummer Roy McCurdy and tenor saxophonists Grant Stewart and Stephen Riley, along with Maya Rae, the Dave Robbins Sextet, the Brad Turner Quintet, Dawn Pemberton Quartet, Cory Weeds Quintet, Steve Kaldestad Quintet, Alyssa Allgood, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Stephen Riley and Ernest Turner, and the Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra.
One ticket gets you a chance to attend all day. You can wander from room to room to hear a little of everything, or stay in one place and enjoy a whole set.
Music will be running in the James Cowan Theatre, the Studio Theatre and Room 103, while Room 101 will feature a roundtable discussion at 11:45 a.m. (featuring record producer Zav Feldman and radio DJ Jim Wilke), a Jazz 101 presentation by Alan Matheson at 1:30 and again at 3:30, and a book session at 5:30 p.m. previewing Chris Wong’s upcoming book about jazz musicians in Vancouver.
Tickets for the full day are $50 regular, or $30 for youth (youth tickets do not include the final two performances). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis once you’re on site. See tickets.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-205-3000 to book.
The Shadbolt Centre is at 6450 Deer Lake Ave. For more information, check out www.coryweeds.com/shadbolt-jazz-walk/
JAZZ WALK SCHEDULE
11:30 - 12:45: Maya Rae
1:30 - 2:45: Dawn Pemberton Quartet plays Etta Jones
3:30 - 4:45: Cory Weeds Quintet plays Cannonball Adderley featuring Roy McCurdy
11:45-1:00: Dave Robbins Sextet
1:45-3:00: Brad Turner Quintet
3:45-5:00: Steve Kaldestad / Grant Stewart Quintet play Griffin & “Lockjaw Davis”
6:00-7:45: Stephen Riley / Ernest Turner
8:30-9:45: Stephen Riley / Ernest Turner
JAMES COWAN THEATRE
12:00-1:15: Lucy Yeghiazarhan
2:00-3:15: Grant Stewart Trio
4:00-5:15: Alyssa Allgood Quartet
7:00-8:15: Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra with Chris Hazelton
9:00-10:15: Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra with Chris Hazelton
11:45-1:00: Roundtable discussion
1:30-3:00: Jazz 101 with Alan Matheson
3:30-5:00: Jazz 101 with Alan Matheson
5:30-6:30: Chris Wong book preview