Scott Brown: At the Helm of Roosevelt Jazz

Scott Brown: At the Helm of Roosevelt Jazz

By Paul de Barros Scott Brown with the Roosevelt High Jazz Band photo by Daniel Sheehan. When Scott Brown’s Roosevelt High School Jazz Band competed in New York at the finals of the Essentially Ellington competition this past May, few expected the band to win. Though...
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Herbie Hancock photo by Douglas Kirkland. June21–July 1Various Venues Vancouver BC Can one think of a better time than a summer day in the city spent listening to jazz? Maybe if it were 11 days with more than 1,800 musicians stretched over 35 venues and 150 free...
Amina Figarova Sextet

Amina Figarova Sextet

Amina Figarova photo courtesy of the artist. Wednesday, June 26, 7:30pmRoyal Room5000 Rainier Ave S Acclaimed pianist and composer Amina Figarova presents her sextet as part of the Earshot Jazz Now concert series. Born in Baku, the capital of the former soviet state...
Fabian Almazan w/ Henry Cole & Linda May Han Oh

Fabian Almazan w/ Henry Cole & Linda May Han Oh

Fabian Almazan photo courtesy of the artist. June 20, 8pmPONCHO Concert Hall, CornishCollege of the Arts710 E Roy St Nature’s beauty is what greets visitors to Fabian Almazan’s website: his landing page features a vista of sun-glazed forest and the bird-adorned cover...
Endangered Blood

Endangered Blood

Chris Speed photo by Daniel Sheehan. Thursday, June 27, 7 & 9:30pmRoyal Room5000 Rainier Ave S Edgy, tight, thrilling, and accessible, Endangered Blood is tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, alto saxophonist and bass clarinettist Oscar Noriega, drummer Jim Black, and...