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Time Continued to Pass by Resident Artist Chris Blades
Date: ongoing Medium: Paintings and Mixed Media
Description: Christopher Blades has been active in the Vancouver area for the last 30 years. Blades' eclectic energies have touched upon video art, music video, sound, lighting, printmaking, painting and three dimensional work. The work has appeared in books, cd covers, television and film. His paintings are in corporate and private collections worldwide. Chris' limited edition prints have been collected by several Canadian Art museums including, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Maltwood Museum at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Camosun College in Naniamo, and the Touro College in New York City. For over three years now Chris has had a studio space in the Ironworks and many of his pieces are on view there on an ongoing basis. www.cblades.com

Fundraiser for ATIRA in celebration of International Womans Day


Date: March 8 Medium: concert

Time: 8:00pm


contact Caitlin at 604-531-9143 for more information and to purchase tickets

Vancouver musicians sing up support for Women's Resource Group

Six of the Westcoast"s most prominent women musicians perform March 8in a benefit to raise moneyfor BC's largest provider of housing for womenin need, The March 8 concert features 6 of Vancouver's leading women musicians in a celebration of International Womans Day. Westcoast leaders Karin Plato, Laura Crema, and Jennifer Scott, will have a band featuring Sharon Minmoto on piano, Wendy Solloway on bass and Shaddika on drums. Plato, Crema and Scott will step up to the mic At The Ironworksto raise profile and funds for AtiraWoman's Resource Society.

"Atira's" work supporting women who are marginalized and in transition is some of the most innovative work being done in the country" said Plato "This concert gives everyone in Vancouver a chance to celebrate women and the work Atira's been doing for the past 24 years, it's easy to sing about"

Janice Abbott, Atira's executive director, sdaid all funds raised by the performance will be used to support the Society's downtown Eastside programs including Bridge Permanent Housingfor Women, Ther Bridge Women's Emergency Shelter, Sereena's House and several related programs.





Date: March 16 Medium: concert

Time: 8:00pm

Tix:$12/10 (Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends)

Jazz Hotline: 604-872-5200
Toll Free: 1-888-GET-JAZZ

Fri March 16th, 8pm: Benzene
Tommy Babin (acoustic bass) / Chad Makela (baritone sax) / Chad
MacQuarrie (guitar) / Skye Brooks (drums). 

The IRONWORKS and RCEA (Railtown Cultural Enhancement Association) PRESENTS


March 23 Medium: concert


Doors 7:30 Show 8:00


Tix:$12/10 (Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends)
Tix at The Ironworks 604-681-5033

Zulu Records (on 4th Avenue)

Highlife Records (Commercial Drive)


Kat and Tony serve up original and old time roots, jazz, swing and Blues. Their repertoir, harmonic sensibilities, and ability to fashion timeless tunes bring to mind everything from Emmylou & Gram, to Dan Hicks and his Hot LIcks. They have a passion for story telling, hell-raising and sometimes consciousness-raising through joyful, mournful, thoughtful music for the folks. Mike Flunkert covers the wailing steel &dobros and Steve vickery adds the Bass and lead guitar to their sometimes quartet that can expand to a 7piece band.

All take turns on various instruments and it is evident they revel in the music and each others company.


P.I.M. (Perfect/Interval/Management)

Straight from the heart, feet stompin' music. We're inspired by Cuban babies, giving the band an innocense while maintaining that driving pulse. We fill you with flowing melodies over funky bass riffs, percussion that flows from your ankles to your wrists & a bombastic saxophone instigating a cerebral shift, undulate!

Tim Sars, Baritone Sax, Flute, Vocals

Robin Layne, Marimba, Percussion

Jen Lewin, Keys

Derek DiFilippo, Bass

Brendan Krieg, Drums



Poetic, Mysterious a genuine fusion of Bossa/Pop/Jazz and Chill,

Astrid will be playing some songs from her debut CD "Red Umbrella"

some eclecticly-treated covers and some of her new repertoire from her upcoming CD.


Astrid Sars-vocals, sax and flute

Kris Mitchell, laptop

Russell Scholberg, Bass

Budge Schachte, Guitar

Tim Sars Baritone



Coat Cooke Trio

Date: March 30 Medium: concert

Time: 8:00pm


Jazz Hotline: 604-872-5200
Toll Free: 1-888-GET-JAZZ

Coat Cooke (saxes) / Clyde Reed (acoustic bass) / Kenton Loewen (drums).

CD RELEASE PARTY "IT IS WHAT IT IS" Rob Brumer and Special Guests

Date: March 31 Medium: concert

Time: 8:00pm

Show 8:30

Available at www,clubzone.com or judithhether@shaw.ca

Rob Bruner is a talented singer/songwriter with a knack for catchy original pop ballads with intelligent lyrics-equally suited to intimate venues or full rockin' band.

Rob's debut CD " it is wat it is"- is a collection of well crafted songs, written from the viewpoint of characters in angst over failed love and disillusionment-all with a touch of irony.

A man of many talents- actor, filmmaker, theatre director-Rob incorporates his story telling and rich life experiene into his music.

Seasoned performer, singer, guitarist, trombonist, lounge singer, musical- comedy composer-

Rob is a true lover of music, excited to share his songs with the world.