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Time Continued to Pass by 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. www.cblades.com
Date: June 19 Medium: Theatre

Time: doors 7pm

curtains 8pm


Every week for the past 6 months, the Vancouver Youth Visions Coalition,
with support from UBC community health researchers, has
provided mentorship to a group of 6 youth to come together to write and
create a play they have titled "Surviving in the Cracks" about their
experiences on the street and those who live at the margins of public
concern and political attention. Sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation, Vancouver's Youth Vision Coalition,
UBC's Division of Inner City Medicine, UBC's Partnering in Community Health
Research, and Aboriginal People's Health. Friday, June 19, 2009 Doors at 7 p.m./Curtains at 8 p.m
$15 suggested ticket price. Contact Fraggle for more information: 778-395-8411

Zoe Trio & Tom Wherrett’s Squareheart, Double CD Release Show

Date: June 21st Medium: Concert
Time: 7:00pm  

Somewhere on the outer fringes of Vancouver’s tightly knit jazz community lurk two groups poised to unleash their latest creations upon an unsuspecting city. On Sunday June 21, Zoe Trio and Tom Wherrett’s Squareheart will be celebrating the release of their new albums with a show at the intimate Ironworks venue. Both guitar fronted groups offer unique takes on traditional jazz and rock styles, and feature some of the city’s most in demand players.

“For the Community” is the debut album by Vancouver’s Zoe Trio. The album is a dark, aggressive and intense instrumental trip through funk, fusion, surf and dub styles. Recorded by John Raham at Ogre studios, the album documents the bands unique and tight arrangements and interplay which have been finely honed through years of experience at typically packed weekly gigs at Vancouver’s Libra Room. The nine original tracks composed by guitarist Alvaro Rojas showcase the talents of bassist Cory Curtis, drummer Sam Cartwright and quirky instrumental songwriting featuring many a sonic freakout or psychedelic soundscape. If the Band of Gypsies did the soundtrack to a film noir about alien abduction, it might sound like this album.

Tom Wherrett's first C.D. as a leader, self produced and self titled, was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, at the culmination of a two year period of playing, studying, and composing in New York. The all original music on this recording was heavily influenced by the Brooklyn underground jazz scene as well as Wherrett's teachers, collaborators, and the last one hundred years of music. The music showcases the guitarist's interest in dark but catchy melodies, intense rhythmic interactions and thoughtful improvisations. His writing often sits on the the edge of jazz and rock music and tends to draw listeners in wherever he plays. Vancouver is Wherrett's new home and Squareheart is his new band, featuring some of Vancouver's finest musicians. With Jillian Lebeck, Adam Thomas, and Joe Poole - this is a band not to be missed.

For more information check out:

Vancouver Jazz Festival

Date: June 26-July 5 Medium: Concert
Time: doors 7:30 Tix:$


Big Time Pass $40 (all 3 nights)** $20/15 Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends*
Jazz Hotline: 604.872.5200
Toll Free: 1.888.438.5200

All ticket prices are subject to service charges.
**Big Time Pass available at the CJBS office or at the show on February 5

*Jazz Friends receive REDUCED service charges. Jazz friends tickets available in person or over the phone through CJBS office only!