Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Future Star/ Moondle/ TBA

Let's celebrate that time of the year with COOL music! 

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Future Star

Future star is a cute keyboard and voice pop songwriting project. Subject matter is mostly feelings.

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Moondle

Magic realism meets jazz-inflected indie pop: inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Vancouver’s Moondle navigates dreamy sonic labyrinths, enchanting libraries of real and made-up languages, and lush, imaginative musical interplay. At turns wistful and tranquil, Moondle opens the mind and uplifts the soul.

Cary Campbell - Guitar
Thomas Hoeller - Guitar
Emma Postl - Vocals
Mili Hong - Drums
Eli Davidovici - Bass

moondle.bandcamp.com

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TBA


-Doors at 7:30
-Show at 8

*cover $$$$ 5-10

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Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

Narwhal presents the Watermill Project

  • Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University (map)
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Korean folk songs and pansori (Korean musical storytelling artform) interpreted in the context of jazz and contemporary music. Narwhal is a Capilano University Jazz Studies department large ensemble dedicated to new musical forms and collaborations.
The concert will feature notable Capilano alumni, Sara Kim (voice) and Mili Hong (drums). Arrangments written by Sara and members of the band.

Narwhal is:
Voices: Cindy Dai, Kaya Kurz, Sydney Tough, Laura Bower, Assel Zakarina, Kayla Ramiro, Jeremy Wong, Colin Lazzerini
Violins: Clarice Scop, Katie Stewart
Clarinet: Ben MacRae
Drums: Jamie Lee
Percussion: KeAloha Noelani
Basses: Sebastien Sirois, Marcos Flo Cardoso
Guitar: Yamil Chain-Haddad
Keyboards: Jacob Chapman, Jancis Bautista
Vibraphone: Saul Alviar
Director: Jared Burrows

 

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Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Trading Places Marathon

A large cast of Vancouver improvisers celebrate the visit of Montréal guests Ellwood Epps and Vicky Mettler with a marathon of improvised music! From 7pm to 10:30pm, musicians play on affinities between musique actuelle and west coast improvisation. A new work by Róisín Adams, in • determinancy, explores fate, autonomy and fortune. Presented with Suoni Per Il Popolo, Coastal Jazz, Music on Main, and NOW Society. More info about Trading Places: Un Échange d'Improvisateurs below!

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~ 7:30 ~ NOW Workshop Group
Brent Cross (guitar), Kenneth Schroeder (bass), Asuman Gencol (voice), Dan Potter (guitar), John Gross (tenor sax)

~ 8 ~ 
Sina Ettehad (kamancheh), Aram Bajakian (guitar), Marina Hasselberg (cello) 

~ 8:30 ~
Vicky Mettler (guitar), James Meger (bass), Mili Hong (drums), Nikki Carter(saxophone)

~ 9 ~
François Houle (clarinet/electronics), Johanna Hauser (clarinet), Ellwood Epps(trumpet), Jeff Younger (guitar)

~ 9:30 ~
Lan Tung (erhu/voice), Barbara Adler (spoken word), M Mike Brown(clarinets) 

~10 ~
Mike WT Allen (saxophones), Natasha Zrno (clarinet), Skye Brooks (drums),Lisa Butel (voice/electronics)


Montréal trumpeter Ellwood Epps and guitarist Vicky Mettler are guest artists for a ten-day residency with Vancouver improvising musicians. Their various interfaces about town culminate with a feature performance on November 16th at the Roundhouse Community Centre. http://www.nowsociety.org/trading-places-un-échange-dimprovisateurs

Trading Places: Un'échange d'Improvisateurs Montréal-Vancouver is a vibrant residency program begun in 2016 that takes place in two of Canada's foremost centers of improvised music. This year, the program runs in Montréal from June 2 - 11 and Vancouver from November 6 - 17. Multiple presenters from Montréal and Vancouver curate in collaboration, providing emerging and established musicians support for their artistic practice and opportunities for growth through cultural exchange, placing talent in agreement with opportunity.

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Oct
31
9:00 PM21:00

Moondle / Thany Iyer / Bearnest at Gold Saucer

Come out to Gold Saucer for a mtl-vancouver Halloween special show! Bring your costume if you so choose! 

BEARNEST'S DEBUT SINGLE:

http://bearnestmusic.bandcamp.com/

THANYA IYER releases a new mixtape!! found nowhere online but only at this show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYaoTlJOQb4

*NEWS*
We are super blessed to add Moondle to the night! Great Vancouver Band. 

https://www.facebook.com/Moondleband/


https://www.facebook.com/events/842236369280541/

 

 

 

 

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Oct
20
8:30 PM20:30

Streams / Watermill Project / C. Diab at Gold Saucer Studio

Come get cozy with us and listen to some beautiful creative/improvised music while you daydream about crunching leaves and eating every squash.

Streams ::: Streams is a collaboration between vocalist/violinist Emma Postl and guitarist Thomas Hoeller, rooted deeply in exploring and surrendering to the flow of improvisation as a compositional practice. Lyrics and inspiration are drawn from various poets such as Rumi, Rainer Marie Rilke and Mary Oliver, resulting in an intimate, inventive and introspective sound.
https://streamsduo.bandcamp.com/

Watermill Project ::: Based on Korean traditional vocal music, the Watermill Project infuses elements of jazz, folk, and improvised music with a unique take on the traditional genre.

Sara Kim - vocals
Dan Reynolds - piano
Eli Davidovici - bass
Mili Hong - drums

C.Diab ::: is a vancouver based post-classical-grunge multi instrumentalist performing primarily with bowed guitar and trumpet. listen here ----> https://injazerorecords.bandcamp.com/album/no-perfect-wave-2

Cover is $5-$10 PWYC
Doors will be open from 8:30-9ish, after that you can text someone inside to let you in!

 

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Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Eli Davidovici's Shapes at Presentation House

Eli Davidovici's Shapes is a rough collection of songs that spring from a family of shapes and patterns that become the seeds for an ever-expanding repertoire. Moving from repetitive, trance-like grooves to shimmering amorphous texture, the music takes on a flexibility that embraces the constant changes of environment, personnel, and vibe that it is faced with. The band will be Eli Davidovici on bass, Geoff Claridge on sax/reeds, David Blake on guitar, Dan Reynolds on piano, and Mili Hong on drums.

$10 at the door
Free tea and cookies!

 

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Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

Malleus trio album release w/ Eli Davidovici's Shapes

Malleus Trio is a high-energy jazz combo; they play through genres, altering traditional sense of form while sneaking across bar lines. The dynamic sound scape is supported by sturdy groove. The group assembles Dominic Conwayon tenor sax, Ben Brown on kit and Geordie Hart on upright bass.

Eli Davidovici's Shapes is a rough collection of songs that spring from a family of shapes and patterns that become the seeds of larger forms and beings. Moving from repetitive, trance-like grooves to shimmering amorphous texture, the music takes on a flexibility that embraces the constant changes of environment, personnel, and vibe that it is faced with.

 

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Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Accordion Noir Festival- Underdog Instrument Grudge Match: Millennial Edition

Underdog Instrument Grudge Match: Millennial Edition

The Accordion Noir Festival wraps with a revival of this fan favourite mash-up of music, competition and spur-of-the-moment theatre. Initially conceived as a comedic battle between the musically maligned, this year’s edition shakes things up by embedding the accordion into trendy ‘hipster’ genres including Team Trad, Team Musical Theatre and Team Silicon Valley North. Featuring a stellar cast of Vancouver musicians and multidisciplinary artists who trash-talk as well as they play, the Grudge Match promises to be a stirring argument for accordion supremacy and a very good time.

Sunday, September 10
Doors 7:30 PM. Show 8:00 PM
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave
Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door

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We acknowledge that our work takes place in Vancouver on traditional and unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful for this place.

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Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

John Nicholson Quintet at Frankie's

A 2014 graduate of Capilano University's Jazz Studies program, saxophonist John Nicholson has lived in Toronto for over two years, where he is a working musician, playing all over the city with many of the country's top musicians. His playing and writing takes much influence from the hard bop era with an eye on the present and future of jazz. He has just finished his first year of the Masters in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto, where he studied with Kelly Jefferson, John MacLeod and Mike Murley. With Brad Turner piano, David Blake guitar, Eli Davidovici bass, and Mili Hong drums.

8 pm

$15

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Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Chris Fraser Quartet

Chris Fraser’s guitar playing is soulful, emotional and playful. He effortlessly blends contemporary styles with traditional feels to create unique sound that is distinctly his own. Whether playing originals or standards, his groups are always thrillingly dynamic.

With Geoff Claridge – saxophone, Eli Davidovici – bass and Mili Hong – drums

 

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Roedde House Jazz Series Presents: Jazz on the Porch

The Roedde House Jazz Series presents: Jazz on the Porch!

This summer, the museum will be hosting outdoor concerts on our porch, facing the Barlcay Heritage Square Park. Admission is by donation (instead of the usual $12-$15 admission). So bring your own blankets, chairs, snacks, family and friends and get ready for some great music under the summer sun! Lemonade will also be available by donation. 

August's porch concert will feature the talents of Conrad Good, Paris Favilla and Mili Hong

 

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Jul
29
8:00 PM20:00

HoHa 1: Hasselberg & Lewis + Blake, Hopkins, & Hong

HoHa is a concert series that connects various musical disciplines and communities through live performance. Each program features a juxtaposition of ensembles and musical style, culminating in an evening of music and conversation at Vancouver’s historic Dominion Building. The series is curated by Marina Hasselberg and Lyle Hopkins.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Doors 8:00 PM
Music 8:30 PM

Tickets: 

Online $15 students and artists / $20 general admission
Door $20 students and artists / $25 general admission
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3043547

Program:

Hasselberg & Lewis

Cathy Fern Lewis, voice
Marina Hasselberg, cello

(Intermission)

Blake, Hopkins, & Hong

David Blake, guitar
Lyle Hopkins, double bass
Mili Hong, drum set

 

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Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Moondle & Real Real Talk (SF) & YEP at the Toast, bebeh!

Finally, a bill of sick PROG BANDS to soothe Vancouver's weary soul! Act this show is gonna rule so hard, pardon my language but HOLY DOODLE, seriously don't miss it. 

We have:

YEP
A prog-punk power trio! Their bandcamp tunes are destroying my being at this very minute. There's nothing else in town like this:
https://yepyepyep.bandcamp.com/

Real Real Talk
Fiercely beautiful chillers on tour from the bay. Epic and emotional jams. 4 people play like 10!!
https://realrealtalk.bandcamp.com/

Moondle
They sound like they're traversing the phyche but backwards; the sound of being slowly pulled out of a dream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN8PFldTI9Y
https://moondle.bandcamp.com/

---Music starts at 9, bebeh!---

^This show takes place on unceded Coast Salish land^

$ It will cost $5 - 10 sliding scale, but NOTAFLOF! $

** It's all ages, of course!! ** 

!Enjoy a libation while you rock!

->Respect the space and the people in it<-

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Jul
1
3:00 PM15:00

David Blake Quartet at Vancouver Jazz Fest

Emerging guitarist David Blake connects his deep passion for the jazz tradition to his fascination with contemporary improvisation and composition. The Montreal Jazz Festival raves, “David plays with an energized style that offers a genuine feast for the soul.” With Eli Davidovicibass, Mili Hong drums, Brad Turner trumpet.

 

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Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Christopher Fraser trio at Vancouver Jazz Fest

  • Granville Island - Public Market Stage (map)
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A rising young star in the Vancouver jazz scene, guitarist Christopher Fraser draws influences from modern masters like John Scofield and Bill Frisell, as well as the legendary Jim Hall. His trio with Mili Hong drums and Eli Davidovici bass explores Fraser originals and exciting, intricate arrangements of jazz standards.

 

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Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

MOONDLE at Vancouver Jazz Fest

Magic realism meets jazz-inflected indie pop: inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Vancouver’s Moondle navigates dreamy sonic labyrinths, enchanting libraries of real and made-up languages, and lush, imaginative musical interplay. At turns wistful and transcendent, Moondle opens the mind and uplifts the soul.

 

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Houle/Romain / Streams / 사라x미리

Do Improvise Yourself presents... 

An evening of new duo projects with...

Francois Houle (Clarinets + Electronics) + Kevin Romain (Drumset) - live processing, loops, drums and things. 

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Streams is a new collaboration between vocalist/violinist Emma Postl and guitarist Thomas Hoeller, rooted deeply in exploring and surrendering to the flow of improvisation as a compositional practise. Lyrics and inspiration are drawn from various poets such as Rumi, Rainer Marie Rilke and Mary Oliver, resulting in an intimate, inventive and introspective soundscape.



사라x미리 is a new collaboration of Sara Kim and Mili Hong. The two have been working together as a part of Sara's ‘watermill’ project, which involves Korean traditional singing style and folk songs harmonized in Western key. By mixing the music of their home country and jazz, they have begun to occupy a space of their own among a hugely diverse music scene.

Doors at 8, music at 9 oclock. All ages. $10 or pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds. Please enter through the back alley.

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Apr
1
9:30 PM21:30

Ripples In The Dark

Improvisations to poetry by poet Maya Tevet Dayan, translated to English by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb. 

With some of Vancouver's leading improvising musicians - Aram Bajakianon guitar, Torsten Muller on bass, Mili Hong on drums and Ayelet Rose Gottlieb on vocals.



SILENCE IS A HARMONY MADE OF MANY LITTLE STILLS
by Maya Tevet Dayan
translation by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

All summer long they flew around, insects with legs
as long as threads, bumping against
the windows. And in autumn -
they lay at the windowsill,
entangled in dust.
Fine, black sketches
of death.

We asked questions without
answers: Are the souls of thin insects
as large as those of elephants? Where do we
all go from here? And what really exists
in the place beyond the rain?

The raindrops that drip on us every morning
were once clouds, which were once
waters from this ocean, 
in whose shallow waters we walked barefoot in the summer, 
and the waters were still.

Like the clouds. Like the rain.
Like silent sketches of insects on the windowsill.

 

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Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Watermill Project & Paperclay at Presentation House

An evening of creative and improvised music with:

Watermill Project:
Sara Kim - vocals
Dan Reynolds - piano
Eli Davidovici - bass
Mili Hong - drums

& Paperclay:
Jessica Toplak -vocals
Saul Alviar - vibes
Katie Stewart - violin
Nikko Whitworth - bass

Music at 8:00pm
Door $10
Tea and cookies

 

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Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Strong Women, Strong Music 2017

Help us celebrate 11 years of Strong Women Strong Music!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, join us on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March for the 11th annual Strong Women Strong Music concert series! This concert features West Coast’s most prominent women jazz musicians, singing up a storm in support of Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA), a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society. Revel in the voices and music of these talented artists while investing in the soul and spirit of the Downtown Eastside, where EWMA helps art and empowerment bloom.

One hundred percent of all proceeds from the three nights will go to EWMA. For more than thirteen years EWMA has provided safe, income-generating opportunities for women in the Downtown Eastside free from exploitation, abuse and other vulnerabilities.

For the second year in a row, we are delighted to be partnering with Vancouver Coastal Jazz and with their support we have again been able to extend the concert to three nights and to use their fantastic location, Frankie’s Jazz Club, where food will also be available. The Strong Women Strong Music Concerts are part of a month long celebration of women in jazz.

Dates: Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th of March
Location: Frankie’s Jazz Club, 765 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC
Time: 7pm-10pm – Performances start at 8pm.
Tickets: $30

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Mar
4
8:30 PM20:30

Gentle Party Album Launch! / Moondle / DJ Ford Pier

Come celebrate the release of Gentle Party's debut album, Jouska! Gentle Party's first full length release pioneers a unique, expansive approach to chamber pop that speaks to the quartet's West Coast roots. The album features the hauntingly evocative voice of Jessicka layered on beds of luscious strings. The ensemble of multiple award-winning musicians, Meredith Bates, Shanto Acharia, and Elisa Thorn, on violin, cello, and harp, respectively, provides a strong and beautiful melodic, rhythmic, and textural foundation. The music conjures images of pandemonium and playfulness contrasted with stark heartbreak. All of this anchored in the virtuosityof the players. This stunning new release was produced by the incomparable Chris Gestrin
www.gentleparty.com

Moondle is an alternative dark pop quintet based in Vancouver, BC. As our name suggests, we are stirred on by the magical worlds of Jorge Luis Borges; worlds of made up languages, where moons "moondle over the onstreaming", infinite libraries, labyrinths, and mirrors that reflect distorted and unrecognizable things. We hope to invoke sonic and lyrical landscapes that are as imaginative and lush as Borges' words. We invite you to come visit us in these places.
https://moondle.bandcamp.com/

Ford Pier closes out the night with a DJ set of dance tunes to get your booties shakin' on the dance floor! Ford has impecable taste, insurmountable style, and a record collection the size of the old Macaroni Grill! 

Doors 8:30pm // Music 9pm // Dance 10:30pm

Gentle Party will kick off the night at 9pm with a performance of selected songs from Jouska. As our thanks to you, we'll be giving out free wine during our set. 

Moondle and Ford Pier's DJ set will follow Gentle Party for a night of fun and frolicking! Come dance, drink, and be merry with us! 

Cash bar.
All ages. 

Advance Tickets are available online until March 3rd via Eventbrite and are $15. Tickets will be available at the door (cash only). Albums will be available for the special price of $10 at the show (cash only). 

The first 20 guests will receive a free copy of Jouska at the door!!!!

 

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Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Nothingness "Being" album release show w/Spruce Trap & Moondle

  • 651 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6A 1R2 Canada (map)
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Nothingness will release their debut full-length, Being, on January 20th through Big Smoke.

On their return from touring through western Canada, come out to Hidden City Records on February 10th and celebrate the release. Being will be available digitally from Bandcamp and all other online music outlets, or with an accompanying silk-screened poster in collaboration with visual artist, Patrick Cruz.

Posters will be available after January 20th to order from Big Smoke or pick up at a show. 15x22, 3 colour, edition of 80.

Support comes from Spruce Trap and Moondle.

$10 on the door, 19+

 

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