Jazz Waves



Every summer the WVCAC proudly presents the Jazz Waves Festival! This summer series of concerts features amazing jazz from the finest local talent, everything from R&B, swing, free jazz, gospel, Dixieland and more! 

  • $22 each for Open Seating (Members)
  • $27 each for Open Seating (Non-Members)
  • Subscription passes are available at a reduced price
Upon registration for a concert, you will be prompted to pay online using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Your payment will be securely processed and receipted by our trusted payment provider, PayPal. You will not be charged extra to use this service, and you will not be required to open a PayPal account.

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    • Saturday, June 01, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    RISING STARS SPECIAL

    Maya Rae, named as one of CBC's "Canada's Top 35 Jazz Artists Under 35", has had an amazing career while still only in high school! She has recorded an album of original songs mixed with fresh arrangements of jazz & pop standards; & performed on many stages & venues including The Vancouver Jazz Festival, Jazz Vespers & Pyatt Hall. Compared to the likes of Sarah Vaughan & Joni Mitchell, Rae is a jazz singer & songwriter poised for stardom! Joining Maya are pianist Dan Reynolds & bassist Conrad Good.

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    • Saturday, June 08, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Join tenor saxophonist & Vancouver jazz impresario Cory Weeds as he leads his all-star quartet through  original compositions & underplayed gems from the jazz history. 

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    • Saturday, June 15, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Brothers Tony & Peter Chotem are Double Helix. Their original compositions & covers draw listeners into an evocative world of musical ideas spanning several decades & fusing elements of diverse styles including jazz, blues, Latin, folk, pop & rock. 

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    • Thursday, June 20, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Traditional Dixieland Jazz with Blackstick featuring the talented Artnzen family & freinds! Led by clarinetist Lloyd Artnzen with members of the musical Arntzen family alongside swingin' local talent. 

    Limited tickets available. Call 604-925-7292 for info.

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    • Thursday, June 27, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Rootsy, righteous & real, superstars The SojournersMarcus Mosley , Will Sanders & Khari Wendell McClelland take us to church with an exhilarating evening of gospel music & freedom songs. Accompanied by guitarist Jesse Waldman. 

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    • Thursday, July 04, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Jazz Waves Special Morning Concert

    The songs of the American Songbook were those sung & played by performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington & Count Basie, & was known as Swing.  Helen Hansen  will perform standards from this repertoire, drawing also on some finely crafted lesser known tunes. With her will be the brilliant Miles Black.

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    • Saturday, July 06, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Saxophonist Saul Berson leads bassist Steve Holy & pianist Nick peck in a tribute to the one and only Duke Ellington! 

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    • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Renowned tenor saxophonist Mike Allen brings together a cadre of musicians who share a profound musical connection, ensuring a thrilling ride. Mike & his band will have listeners riding the edge of the waves, as they surf the sultry, roiling sea of gorgeous compositional works featured on Mike's recent albums. Joining Allen are pianist Miles Black, bassist Miles Hill & drummer Buff Allen. 

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    • Saturday, July 13, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    The one and only Miles Black leads some of Vancouver's top musicians in performing the work of contemporary Canadian jazz composer  David Rehorick. Join Black are singer Steve Maddock, bassist Jodi Proznick, saxophonist Steve Kaldestad & drummer Julian MacDonough 

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    • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble whose music is rooted in the gypsy jazz of 1930’s Paris with flights of dazzling fancy, driving rhythms & boundless creativity on full display in their original compositions & arrangements of classic swingin' jazz. 

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    • Saturday, July 20, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Jazz superstars Tom Keenlyside, flute & saxophone, & Miles Black on piano, unite for a thrilling concert of intricate, complex & exciting music!

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    • Thursday, July 25, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Superstar jazz pianist & composer Tony Foster dazzles with his breathtaking skill & passion to close out Jazz Waves 2019!

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