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Vancouver International Jazz Festival

In events in Vancouver, music on May 24, 2011 at 3:11 am

June 24-July 3, 2011, produced by Coastal Jazz (coastaljazz.ca)

“If this isn’t the best jazz festival in the world, please send us tickets to a better one.” The Seattle Times

1800 Musicians, 400 Concerts, 40 Venues. Jazz, blues, funk, latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city, lots of them for free.

Headliners

Wynton Marsalis
This 15-piece big band is hot! The Chicago Tribune calls the JLCO “the greatest large jazz ensemble working today.” Steering the juggernaut is acclaimed nine-time Grammy Award winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis whose many honours include a Pulitzer Prize for his epic oratorio Blood on the Fields. As a player, Wynton’s clear trumpet tone and beautifully crafted solos are breathtaking to behold.

Congo Square – DVD trailer from Wynton Marsalis on Vimeo.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Sunday, June 26 @ 8 PM Orpheum Theatre
Tickets Advance $78/73/68 + SC

Paco De Lucia
Guitar Review calls Paco de Lucia “possibly the most advanced guitarist in any idiom.” Paco has become a living legend of the flamenco guitar and one of Spain’s ranking musical ambassadors to the world. Heavyweights like Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, and Chick Corea are some of his famous collaborators.


Paco De Lucia
Sunday, July 3 @ 8 PM Orpheum Theatre
Tickets Advance $78/73/68 + SC

Madeleine Peyroux

Stylish and beguiling describes French-American singer/songwriter and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux. She’s at times reminiscent of Billie Holiday, a primary influence; but unlike Billie, she covers a wider repertoire that blends jazz, acoustic blues, country ballads, torch songs and pop that sounds both classic and contemporary. Her bittersweet, brokenhearted alto shines on tunes by Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, and Joni Mitchell. Lately, Peyroux has written some indelible, soul-baring songs of her own. Her recent CD, Bare Bones, had London’s Observer calling it “a work of high class, deep feeling and, let’s not forget, magical singing”

Madeleine Peyroux
Saturday, June 25 @ 8 PM The Centre
TIckets Advance $56/51 + SC


The Bad Plus

Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:00pm
The Vogue Theatre – Ticketed
Music Style / Instrument: Post Bop/Modern Jazz

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