2017

CHICAGO PIANIST JEREMY KAHN QUARTET More +
Cory Weeds
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
8:00 PM Admission: $20 Subscribe Share

with JEREMY KAHN piano, JULIAN MACDONOUGH drums, MICHAEL GLYNN bass

CHICAGO PIANIST JEREMY KAHN QUARTET (COOL SCHOOL: GET HIP TO JAZZ) More +
Cory Weeds
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
2:00 PM Admission: no cover for students, musicians or adults who accompany a student, $10 regular cover Subscribe Share

with JEREMY KAHN piano, JULIAN MACDONOUGH drums, PAUL RUSHKA bass

CRAIG SCOTT / CORY WEEDS QUINTET play “IN A NEW SETTING” More +
Cory Weeds
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
8:00 PM Admission: $15 Buy Tickets Subscribe Share
B3 FOR BUNNY: FROM NEW YORK, AKIKO TSURUGA FEAT. JOE MAGNARELLI More +
Cory Weeds
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
8:00 PM Admission: $20 Buy Tickets Subscribe Share

The legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith describes her this way: "Akiko's playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay."

Since landing in the mecca for jazz, New York City, Akiko has been embraced not only by audiences, but by her fellow musicians, as one of the top organ players in the city. She has shared to stage with Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess, and Lou Donaldson to name a few. Her latest album features the great Jeff Hamilton on drums and Graham Dechter on guitar.

With Joe Magnarelli trumpet, Cory Weeds tenor saxophone, and Julian MacDonough drums.

ABOUT B3 FOR BUNNY
"This concert is in loving memory of Bunny Moreton – a good friend, classy lady, and long-time jazz fan who had a particular predilection for jazz organ. She reintroduced me to jazz many years ago and thanks to her diligent research, we hit all the high spots and a few low ones as well. I'm so grateful to have known Bunny and to have shared so much with her." -Joan Mariacher

B3 FOR BUNNY: FROM NEW YORK, AKIKO TSURUGA FEAT. JOE MAGNARELLI More +
Cory Weeds
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
8:00 PM Admission: $20 Buy Tickets Subscribe Share

The legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith describes her this way: "Akiko's playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay."

Since landing in the mecca for jazz, New York City, Akiko has been embraced not only by audiences, but by her fellow musicians, as one of the top organ players in the city. She has shared to stage with Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess, and Lou Donaldson to name a few. Her latest album features the great Jeff Hamilton on drums and Graham Dechter on guitar.

With Joe Magnarelli trumpet, Cory Weeds tenor saxophone, and Julian MacDonough drums.

ABOUT B3 FOR BUNNY
"This concert is in loving memory of Bunny Moreton – a good friend, classy lady, and long-time jazz fan who had a particular predilection for jazz organ. She reintroduced me to jazz many years ago and thanks to her diligent research, we hit all the high spots and a few low ones as well. I'm so grateful to have known Bunny and to have shared so much with her." -Joan Mariacher

FROM NEW YORK, AKIKO TSURUGA FEAT. JOE MAGNARELLI More +
Cory Weeds
205 Prospect Street, Bellingham , Washington
7:00 PM Buy Tickets Subscribe Share

The legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith describes her this way: "Akiko's playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay."

Since landing in the mecca for jazz, New York City, Akiko has been embraced not only by audiences, but by her fellow musicians, as one of the top organ players in the city. She has shared to stage with Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess, and Lou Donaldson to name a few. Her latest album features the great Jeff Hamilton on drums and Graham Dechter on guitar.

With Joe Magnarelli trumpet, Cory Weeds tenor saxophone, and Julian MacDonough drums.

CORY WEEDS LITTLE BIG BAND EXPLOSION WITH GUESTS P.J. PERRY, STEVE DAVIS, JOE MAGNARELLI AND GARY SMULYAN More +
Cory Weeds
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
8:00 PM Admission: $30 Buy Tickets Subscribe Share

Saxophonist Cory Weeds has spearheaded a number of ambitious and impressive projects over his tenure as owner of Cellar Live records. From world-famous bookings at his former Kitsilano supper club, to his current tenure as the creative force behind Frankie’s Jazz Club, Weeds has kept the city of Vancouver humming with his particular brand of straight-ahead, soulful jazz for nearly 20 years. Many of Weeds’ collaborations with superstar New York-based musicians have been in familiar quartet or quintet formats. With The Cory Weeds Little Big Band Explosion, Weeds is broadening his palette to include the colours - and substantial musical power - available in a larger group setting. Inspired by two of his tenor heroes, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Gene Ammons, who featured their sounds in a big band format on several occasions dating back to the late 50s, Weeds has invited a tremendous assortment of both Canadian and American musicians to join him in this new endeavour.

On the Canadian side of the border Little Big Band Explosion includes recent Order of Canada recipient P.J. Perry (Edmonton), as well as a stellar lineup of players familiar to any Vancouver jazz fan: Steve Kaldestad tenor, Chris Davis trumpet, Rod Murray trombone, Chris Gestrin piano, Paul Rushka bass, and Jesse Cahill drums. A band of just these fine Canadian players would be great listening on their own, but to this impressive core, Weeds has added some of his favourite New York musicians: trumpeter Joe Magnarelli (who appeared on Weeds’ 2016 release It’s Easy to Remember), trombonist Steve Davis (2013’s Let’s Go), and baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan, a 30 year veteran of the world famous Vanguard Orchestra.

A smaller big band (10 pieces as opposed to 18) is a format that can really fly in the right arranger’s hands (see Rob McConnell, Marty Paich, or Joe Lovano for some fine examples), and to that end Little Big Band Explosion will include the arranging skill of renowned Canadian composer, arranger, and big band director Jill Townsend. Townsend and Weeds collaborated on 2015's Legacy: The Music of Ross Taggart, an emotionally charged and critically-acclaimed album of music written by the late Canadian jazz icon Ross Taggart. Townsend’s own band, the Jill Townsend Orchestra is a long-running large ensemble comprised of some of the country’s finest jazz musicians. Townsend is a composer and arranger of great depth and nuance, with an uplifting and joyous sense of what to do with the music. Little Big Band Explosion promises to be a memorable musical happening.

CORY WEEDS LITTLE BIG BAND EXPLOSION WITH GUESTS P.J. PERRY, STEVE DAVIS, JOE MAGNARELLI AND GARY SMULYAN More +
Cory Weeds
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
8:00 PM Admission: $30 Buy Tickets Subscribe Share

Saxophonist Cory Weeds has spearheaded a number of ambitious and impressive projects over his tenure as owner of Cellar Live records. From world-famous bookings at his former Kitsilano supper club, to his current tenure as the creative force behind Frankie’s Jazz Club, Weeds has kept the city of Vancouver humming with his particular brand of straight-ahead, soulful jazz for nearly 20 years. Many of Weeds’ collaborations with superstar New York-based musicians have been in familiar quartet or quintet formats. With The Cory Weeds Little Big Band Explosion, Weeds is broadening his palette to include the colours - and substantial musical power - available in a larger group setting. Inspired by two of his tenor heroes, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Gene Ammons, who featured their sounds in a big band format on several occasions dating back to the late 50s, Weeds has invited a tremendous assortment of both Canadian and American musicians to join him in this new endeavour.

On the Canadian side of the border Little Big Band Explosion includes recent Order of Canada recipient P.J. Perry (Edmonton), as well as a stellar lineup of players familiar to any Vancouver jazz fan: Steve Kaldestad tenor, Chris Davis trumpet, Rod Murray trombone, Chris Gestrin piano, Paul Rushka bass, and Jesse Cahill drums. A band of just these fine Canadian players would be great listening on their own, but to this impressive core, Weeds has added some of his favourite New York musicians: trumpeter Joe Magnarelli (who appeared on Weeds’ 2016 release It’s Easy to Remember), trombonist Steve Davis (2013’s Let’s Go), and baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan, a 30 year veteran of the world famous Vanguard Orchestra.

A smaller big band (10 pieces as opposed to 18) is a format that can really fly in the right arranger’s hands (see Rob McConnell, Marty Paich, or Joe Lovano for some fine examples), and to that end Little Big Band Explosion will include the arranging skill of renowned Canadian composer, arranger, and big band director Jill Townsend. Townsend and Weeds collaborated on 2015's Legacy: The Music of Ross Taggart, an emotionally charged and critically-acclaimed album of music written by the late Canadian jazz icon Ross Taggart. Townsend’s own band, the Jill Townsend Orchestra is a long-running large ensemble comprised of some of the country’s finest jazz musicians. Townsend is a composer and arranger of great depth and nuance, with an uplifting and joyous sense of what to do with the music. Little Big Band Explosion promises to be a memorable musical happening.

CORY WEEDS LITTLE BIG BAND EXPLOSION WITH GUESTS P.J. PERRY, STEVE DAVIS, JOE MAGNARELLI AND GARY SMULYAN More +
Cory Weeds
11944 HANEY PLACE, Maple Ridge
7:30 PM Subscribe Share

Saxophonist Cory Weeds has spearheaded a number of ambitious and impressive projects over his tenure as owner of Cellar Live records. From world-famous bookings at his former Kitsilano supper club, to his current tenure as the creative force behind Frankie’s Jazz Club, Weeds has kept the city of Vancouver humming with his particular brand of straight-ahead, soulful jazz for nearly 20 years. Many of Weeds’ collaborations with superstar New York-based musicians have been in familiar quartet or quintet formats. With The Cory Weeds Little Big Band Explosion, Weeds is broadening his palette to include the colours - and substantial musical power - available in a larger group setting. Inspired by two of his tenor heroes, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Gene Ammons, who featured their sounds in a big band format on several occasions dating back to the late 50s, Weeds has invited a tremendous assortment of both Canadian and American musicians to join him in this new endeavour.

On the Canadian side of the border Little Big Band Explosion includes recent Order of Canada recipient P.J. Perry (Edmonton), as well as a stellar lineup of players familiar to any Vancouver jazz fan: Steve Kaldestad tenor, Chris Davis trumpet, Rod Murray trombone, Chris Gestrin piano, Paul Rushka bass, and Jesse Cahill drums. A band of just these fine Canadian players would be great listening on their own, but to this impressive core, Weeds has added some of his favourite New York musicians: trumpeter Joe Magnarelli (who appeared on Weeds’ 2016 release It’s Easy to Remember), trombonist Steve Davis (2013’s Let’s Go), and baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan, a 30 year veteran of the world famous Vanguard Orchestra.

A smaller big band (10 pieces as opposed to 18) is a format that can really fly in the right arranger’s hands (see Rob McConnell, Marty Paich, or Joe Lovano for some fine examples), and to that end Little Big Band Explosion will include the arranging skill of renowned Canadian composer, arranger, and big band director Jill Townsend. Townsend and Weeds collaborated on 2015's Legacy: The Music of Ross Taggart, an emotionally charged and critically-acclaimed album of music written by the late Canadian jazz icon Ross Taggart. Townsend’s own band, the Jill Townsend Orchestra is a long-running large ensemble comprised of some of the country’s finest jazz musicians. Townsend is a composer and arranger of great depth and nuance, with an uplifting and joyous sense of what to do with the music. Little Big Band Explosion promises to be a memorable musical happening.

SHADBOLT JAM SESSION HOSTED BY CORY WEEDS More +
Cory Weeds
SHADBOLT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC
604-205-3000
6:00 PM Admission: no cover Subscribe Share

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is hosting an exciting new music series. Hosted by the inimitable Cory Weeds of Coastal Jazz, the Jazz Jam features a stellar line-up of local jazz musicians in an improvised evening of music. The jam sessions are open to musicians of all ages and abilities and offer a fun, informal and free opportunity to get your groove on with the best of the local jazz scene.

The Jazz Jam is a licensed event, held on Tuesday from 6-8pm, each month.