2019 TD JazzFest Headliners Announced

2019 TD JazzFest

The Victoria Jazz Society is pleased to announce the first 2019 TD JazzFest headliners in the Marquee Series at the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse!

2019 TD JazzFest VictoriaTwin bill: Raul MidÓn and Lionel Loueke & Laila Biali

McPherson Playhouse | Friday, June 21 – 7:30pm | $49.50 & $37.50

Raul Midón has recorded 10 CDs and earned Grammy nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” three years in a row, from 2017 to 2019. Midón last appeared at TD JazzFest in 2010, and has collaborated with such icons as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Queen Latifah. Midón sings with a soulful tenor voice and plays guitar in a way that can hold any audience in thrall.

Hailed by Sting as “one of the most inspiring musicians on our planet today”, Benin-based guitarist Lionel Loueke plays a dazzling combination of African folk roots and contemporary jazz, and was last seen in Victoria at the 2013 TD JazzFest as a decade-long member of Herbie Hancock’s band. These virtuosos will perform separately, then combine forces as an unforgettable duo.

Closing the evening, CBC’s Saturday Night Jazz host and JUNO nominee Laila Biali performs hits from her 2018 self-titled CD and crafts a uniquely catchy and sophisticated jazz-pop sound. Don’t miss this perfect twin bill of both great guitarists and evocative singer-songwriters!

2019 TD JazzFest VictoriaThe Suffers plus Aaron Scoones

McPherson Playhouse | Sunday, June 23 – 7:30pm $39.50 & $27.50

Following their compelling late night TV debut on Letterman in 2015, the electrifying eight piece wonder-band The Suffers instantly hit home with their audiences. Exploding onto the scene with their dazzling EP Make Some Room and their critically heralded self-titled debut in 2016, the 2018 release Everything Here proves to be the band’s most bold statement yet. Hailing from Houston, Texas, The Suffers have got everything you need and there’s no need to look further – a dash of reggae, splash of jazz, pinch of salsa, hint of rock ‘n’ roll and a dollop of hip hop and funk – and more simmering inside their magical Gulf Coast soul. This thrilling ensemble is led by the relentlessly soulful Kam Franklin, the singer-songwriter, activist and writer whose vocal range and passion make her shine as an undeniable force.

2019 TD JazzFest VictoriaPatricia Barber Trio plus Marc Atkinson Trio

McPherson Playhouse | Monday, June 24 – 7:30pm $39.50 & $27.50

Chicago’s Patricia Barber, who last played TD JazzFest in 2013, is a unique singer-songwriter-pianist who straddles the junction of jazz and blues. Notwithstanding Barber’s technical finesse on piano, it’s her songwriting, intriguing arrangements, and low-register vocals that are at the centre of her music-making. Starting in the ‘90s with Modern Cool and Café Blue, Barber emerged as a confident stylist whose cerebral take on life was idiosyncratic and often sardonic. Known for her cool intellectualism, a hip performance style more cabaret than concert hall, and being a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship Award in the category of Music Composition, Barber is a one-of-a-kind artist with dozens of impressive recordings.

2019 TD JazzFest VictoriaJoey Alexander Trio plus Quinn Bachand

Royal Theatre | Tuesday, June 25 – 7:30pm $58.50 & $43.50

There have been many prodigies in the world of jazz, but very few can compare with the crazy-talented, Indonesia-born pianist/prodigy Joey Alexander. He became an overnight sensation when Wynton Marsalis invited him to play at Jazz at Lincoln Centre at age 11, closely followed by a CBS 60 Minutes feature alongside Marsalis in 2016. By 14, Alexander had released two Grammy-nominated CDs. These days, he continues to evolve by leaps and bounds. His newest CD, Eclipse, shows off his powerful gifts as a composer, arranger, and bandleader. Even the critics and festival bookers normally skeptical of young prodigies are won over by the musical maturity underlying Alexander’s extraordinary technical facility. He celebrates his 16thbirthday at his debut performance in Victoria.

2019 TD JazzFest VictoriaAn Evening With Jacob Collier

Royal Theatre | Friday, June 28 – 7:30pm $58.50 & $43.50

British singer, multi-instrumentalist, and production wunderkind Jacob Collier went viral on YouTube, catching the attention of Quincy Jones. His 2016 album, In My Room, won 2 Grammys and a Jazz FM Award. This album led to collaborations and performances with Herbie Hancock, and Pharrell, as well as a TED Talk, a BBC Proms concert and more. In January 2018, Collier wrote Djesse, a universal wonder featuring contributions from a global cast of Collier’s musical inspirations. It is one of the most audacious recording projects to emerge this decade from someone who is already established as one of music’s most brazen new minds. Jacob Collier doesn’t merely embrace globalism; he lives it, sings it, arranges for it through songs that fightfor something—music and its power to remind us of the connections we all share, the humanity of being alive at all. He last played solo at TD JazzFest 2017, but is joined this time by a band for an awe-inspiring performance that is sure to both dazzle and electrify.

Stay tuned! Complete TD Victoria International JazzFest 2019 artist line-up available mid-April!

www.jazzvictoria.ca

Rock Ambleside Park 2019

Rock Ambleside Park 2019

Rock Ambleside Park 2019Rock Ambleside Park 2019. GSL Group, Ambleside Live and Rock 101 are pleased to announce the complete daily schedule for Rock Ambleside Park music festival, which is scheduled for August 16-18 at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

Single day tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and are $60.00 for the Friday and $70.00 each for Saturday and Sunday (plus taxes and service charge). Patrons are encouraged to buy their tickets early as last year’s event saw both the Saturday and Sunday sell out. Also, still available for purchase are both 3-Day Passes and VIP Passes.

Schedule

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

TIMEBAND
6:00 – 7:00 pmStreetheart
7:15 – 8:15 pmHeadpins
8:30 – 10:00 pmHoneymoon Suite

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019

TIMEBAND
3:30 – 4:30 pmPat Travers
5:00 – 6:15 pmSass Jordan
6:40 – 8:00 pmSAGA
8:30 – 10:00 pmTom Cochrane with Red Rider

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019

TIMEBAND
3:30 – 4:30 pmThe Romantics
5:00 – 6:15 pmDavid Wilcox
6:40 – 8:00 pmQuiet Riot
8:30 – 10:00 pmBlue Oyster Cult

ROCK AMBLESIDE PARK 2019 is again has partnered with Vancouver’s Rock 101 and Ambleside Live to bring you this one-of-a-kind event. Ambleside Park, one of the most picturesque settings in Vancouver, was the site of last year’s third annual classic rock festival that hosted 11 iconic Classic Rock acts that featured Nazareth, Trooper, Loverboy and many more. The inaugural classic rock festival, in 2017, included Randy Bachman, Platinum Blonde and April Wine among others. In previous years it has also hosted concerts by Kenny Chesney, Ed Sheeran, Tegan & Sara and Lilith Fair. The festival grounds will once again offer food trucks, drinks, and VIP access. Patrons are permitted to bring in their own lawn chairs for the event and come and go to the beach with in-and-out privileges. See www.rockamblesidepark.com for further details.

More information at rockamblesidepark.com

Morgan James plays Elements Casino in April

MORGAN JAMES

Morgan James plays Elements Casino in April. Former Post Modern Jukebox voice is “…a phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep…This woman is on fire.” – The New York Times

plus ELISE LEGROW

Morgan James 2018 Jazzfest. Image BradEdwards.ca

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:00pm (doors open 7:00pm)

Venue: Platinum Room @ Elements Casino, 1708 Island Hwy

Tickets: $32 advance/VJS members/students | $37 at the door (service charges may apply)

ALL AGES ~ On sale Monday, January 14

Available: Victoria Jazz Society Office no service charges (977 Alston St. or 250-388-4423),

and the Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 or online at www.rmts.bc.ca)

See images from Morgan James’ last visit to Victoria from BradEdwards.ca

Morgan James plays Elements Casino in April. Throughout her spectacular career, singer/songwriter, and Broadway actress Morgan James has taken on beloved roles and songs to give them her unique perspective and make them her own. She rocked the stage as Christ herself in an all-female version of Jesus Christ Superstar, took on a full-album acoustic cover of D’Angelo’s Black Messiah, and brought the critics to their feet with her cover of Joni Mitchell’s classic Blue album. She has recorded and toured internationally with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, which performed at TD Victoria International JazzFest 2017, and covers pop songs with a vintage jazz twist. Most recently, James released a video in which she put her signature spin on the Nirvana grunge rock classic “Lithium”, and her cover of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” is a YouTube hit.

In addition to James’ own studio albums, Reckless Abandon and Hunter, she has released a live tribute to her idol Nina Simone, Morgan James Live. Now, James has set her sights on the Beatles’ White Album. While each song is performed in its original key, James provides a soulful vibe and feminine flair to these classics. Released in October, 2018, The White Album cover was timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original release, which happened November, 1968. James’ current tour across Europe, Canada, and the U.S., White to Blue, celebrates both the Beatles’ White Album and Joni Mitchell’s Blue album.

Morgan James first appeared in a “stunning” performance in Victoria at TD JazzFest 2018. Opening the evening will be the fiery singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow. For a night of dazzling energy and pure artistry, this powerful combination of two sensational female voices is not to be missed at the new entertainment venue at Elements Casino, the Platinum Room.

Judy Collins in Concert at The McPherson Playhouse

Judy Collins in ConcertJudy Collins
March 30, 2019
Tickets: $47.50

McPherson Playhouse
3 Centennial Place Victoria BC

Who: The Victoria Folk Music Society presents: Judy Collins in Concert When: Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:30 pm

Where: McPherson Playhouse 3 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC

Tickets and more information: Tickets are available at the McPherson Box Office and usual outlets, charge by phone at 250-386-6121 or toll free 1-888-717-6121, or www.rmts.bc.ca

Proceeds benefit the Victoria Folk Music Society

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices.

Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

Listen to Judy Collins on Spotify

Arkells – 2019 Rally Cry Tour Victoria

Arkells - 2019 Rally Cry Tour VictoriaArkells
2019 Rally Cry Tour Victoria
With Special Guests
Lord Huron

Sunday, February 3, 2019
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:30pm

Tickets on sale Friday, October 26 @ 10am

Tickets available at www.selectyourtickets.com
Charge by Phone 250-220-7777
Tickets also available at SOFMC Box Office

Tickets $36.00, $46.00, $60.50
VIP Meet & Greet $189.50
(Plus taxes & service charges)

All Ages / Reserved Seating

Info @ www.arkellsmusic.com

ARKELLS
ANNOUNCE 2019 RALLY CRY TOUR
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS LORD HURON
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM “RALLY CRY” OUT TODAY

High-energy, chart topping, live-rock’n’roll authorities Arkells are back! With the release of their highly-anticipated new album, Rally Cry, the Hamilton five-piece have announced a 2019 national tour kicking off in Vancouver, BC on February 2nd with very special guests, Lord Huron. “We’ve built up real relationships with all of these towns over the year,” reflects frontman Max Kerman. “Each time we go back, the show means a little bit more. It’s our most ambitious tour yet, and we can’t wait to make some new memories.”

The Rally Cry Tour follows the band’s show-stopping headlining performance at The Rally, a one-day summer stadium show held at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field in front of 24,000 fans this past June. Arkells are thrilled to welcome Lord Huron to the bill as very special direct support. “We’ve been massive fans of Lord Huron forever, and their latest album Vide Noir is one of the best releases of 2018. It’ll be a treat to watch them every night. We can’t wait to get back on the road across Canada – we wrote these new songs to play them live for you.”

Once again, Arkells have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold is going to support the rights of refugees and vulnerable migrants in Canada through the Canadian Council for Refugees. Fans can visit www.ccrweb.ca for more information.

For more information on Arkells visit www.arkellsmusic.com
For more information on Lord Huron visit www.lordhuron.com

VIP Meet & Greet

Includes:
One (1) General Admission Floor or Premium Reserved Seat Ticket To The Show (location provided at time of purchase)
VIP Access to An Arkells Pre-Show Acoustic Performance
One Individual Photo Opportunity with Arkells
One Official VIP Meet & Greet Laminate and Lanyard (provided at the show)
One Exclusive Arkells VIP Merchandise Item (provided at the show)
One Commemorative Ticket
Priority Access To The Venue Following The Pre-Show Event*
Priority Access To Merchandise Shopping*
Will Call Pick Up at Box Office Day of Event Only

ALAN DOYLE plus Guests Royal Theatre

Atomique Productions presents

Alan Doyle
plus Guests
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Royal Theatre & McPherson Playhouse
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages

Alan Doyle fanclub presale: Wed, Nov 28 10AM – Thurs, Nov 29 10pm.

General onsale: Fri, Nov 30 1PM

Advance tickets: $39.50-89.50 + s/c. Available at rmts.bc.ca (http://bit.ly/ADRMTS) and in-person at The Royal or McPherson Box Offices.

Alan Doyle chalks up a lot of where is he right now—with both his third solo album and his second book released in October 2017—to luck. “I’m the luckiest guy I’ve ever even heard of,” he says. “This was all I ever wanted, a life in the music business, singing concerts. I was lucky to be born in the family I was, in Petty Harbour. I was lucky that Sean, Bob and Darrell found me and asked me to join their band. I was lucky the Canadian music fans were into it.”

“I still think of myself as a person that has one job, a guy who plays in a band for a living, that’s me. If someone asks me to write songs, I guess I’m a songwriter too. If someone asks me to produce a record for them, then I guess I’m a record producer too. I never looked for an acting job in my life—they come to me. Someone calls who needs a hairy, Irish-looking fellow to bully someone or play the lute, come throw rocks at Colin Farrell, okay, sounds fun. It’s a laugh. Books came to me the same way, Random House said, we’ve been reading your blog, why not write a book, so I thought okay!” There’s more to it than all of that, for certain, but Doyle parries it off, in his usual way. “I’m grateful to do all of it. It’s a wonderful life and I’m very lucky to have it.”

Five Alarm Funk Capital Ballroom • (Victoria, BC)

Five Alarm Funk at the Capital BallroomAtomique Productions presents…

Five Alarm Funk
plus Guests
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Capital Ballroom
Doors: 8:00 PM
19+Advance tickets: $24.50 – Available at TicketWeb Canada (bit.ly/FAFVIC) and Lyle’s Place.

Five Alarm Funk – “Widowmaker” – youtube.com/watch?v=8iCaBisRKMo

From their first jams in Vancouver, B.C., drummer Tayo Branston and guitarist Gabe Boothroyd gathered a community of musicians who shared their love for James Brown, Tower Of Power and other groove-driven players. Now called Five Alarm Funk – with Eli Bennett on sax, Oliver Gibson on guitar, Tom Towers on congas, Carl Julig on timbales, Kent Wallace on trumpet, Jay Smith on bass, and Jens Christiansen on sax added to the lineup – the band bristles with fiery rhythms, punchy horns and gang-chant vocals that have ignited fans across Canada, down into the U.S., and as far away as Taiwan.

In the wake of their most recent album, Sweat, they’re now deep into a project that involves adding all-star guest vocals onto some of the more volatile tracks from their catalog; beginning with a Bootsy Collins appearance, and more all-stars to come.

fivealarmfunk.com
instagram.com/fivealarmfunk
facebook.com/fivealarmfunk
twitter.com/fivealarmfunk

 

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Kansas – Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Tour

Kansas – Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Tour

Kansas – Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Tour will be touring select cities this fall and spring celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album

Kansas - Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Tour

Point of Know Return. To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour will showcase more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites.

Kansas – Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Tour
April 24 | Orpheum Theatre Vancouver
601 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1773174

 

In 1977, KANSAS followed up the success of Leftoverture by releasing the album Point of Know Return. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with fan favorites such as “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox,” Point of Know Return became the band’s greatest selling album. The album peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts, reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 singles.

“After the success of the album Leftoverture, it was hard to imagine when we released Point of Know Return that this album would be even bigger, but it was,” comments KANSAS guitarist, and original member, Richard Williams. “From the album artwork to the song ‘Dust in the Wind,’ the album Point of Know Return is really ingrained in Rock N Roll history and even in popular culture. The past two years we have done around 80 select shows performing the album Leftoverture in its entirety. We have been blown away by the positive fan response. Our hope is that fans will enjoy this Point of Know Return Tour just as much, and hopefully even more! “

Throughout the tour, live shows will not only culminate with the album Point of Know Return performed in its entirety, but KANSAS will also perform classic hits, deep cuts, and fan favorites. The band has not publicly performed some songs in the more than two-hour KANSAS musical event in decades, if ever.

KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “I often joke that I cannot be in charge of putting together a set list, because there are too many songs that I really want to perform. These shows, though, will be about as close as it gets. Of course, there will be hits like ‘Carry On Wayward Son,’ but to know we will be performing songs that KANSAS has not performed live for twenty or thirty years, or even ever, that is just really exciting. It is going to be a lot of fun.”

Kansas – Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Tour full tour schedule

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Vancouver

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road VancouverElton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Vancouver

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. With his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, Elton has written some of the greatest songs of our time including ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Your Song’, ‘Daniel’ and ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’. He has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum albums, has sold more than 300-million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time.

Elton is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He has had 56 top forty singles in the United States, a total second only to Elvis Presley. He achieved seven number one albums in a three-and-a-half-year period from 1972 to 1975, a period of concentrated success surpassed only by The Beatles. Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries to his credit. He continues to record and to tour the world, performing both solo and band concerts, and usually plays around 100 concerts each year. Currently he is on the ‘quest for 100 countries’ – aiming to play concerts in as many countries as possible.

Following the critical and commercial success of Wonderful Crazy Night in 2016, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Elton’s phenomenal songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. Elton’s enduring legacy and relevance across the worlds of music, fashion and entertainment continues to burn as brightly as ever and 2017 also saw Gucci unveil their Spring Summer 2018 collection designed by Alessandro Michele and inspired by Elton’s inimitable style, referencing original items taken from the style icon’s archives.

Elton also appears as himself in global box office Number One sensation Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Elton John Farewll Yellow Brick Road Vancouver

September 21 – Rogers Arena Vancouver: https://www.facebook.com/events/537485836694536/

September 22 – Rogers Arena Vancouver: https://www.facebook.com/events/263339647649116/

September 27 – Rogers Place Edmonton: https://www.facebook.com/events/319063245342769/

September 28 – Rogers Place Edmonton: https://www.facebook.com/events/243488006336427/

Farewell Yellow Brick Road Vancouver and other  Canadian 2019 tour dates: Ticketmaster

Sept. 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Sept. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Sept. 27 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
Sept. 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
Oct. 1 – Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre
Oct. 2 – Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre
Oct. 4 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
Oct. 5- Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
Oct. 22- Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena

Colin James at the Royal Theatre Victoria March 17

Colin James at the Royal Theatre
Victoria March 17

COLIN JAMES
Miles To Go Tour
With guest Marty O’Reilly

Sunday, March 17
ROYAL THEATRE, Victoria
All Ages / Reserved Seating
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:30pm

Facebook Presale: Wed, Sept 26 at 10am – Thu, Sept 27 at 10am
Password: TOUR
Public on Sale: Saturday, Sept 29 at 10am
Get Tickets: https://livemu.sc/2O2uxhN

Tickets: $45.00, $59.50, $85.00 (Incl. GST) + s/c

-Colin James Online-
Website: https://www.colinjames.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColinJamesMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/colinjamesmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colinjamesmusic/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ColinJamesMusic

Colin James at the Royal Theatre
Colin James at the Royal Theatre Victoria

Renowned singer and guitarist Colin James has announced his 2019 Canadian tour, in support of his 19th album release Miles To Go. Kicking off in Victoria, BC, on March 17th, Colin and his band will travel across the country, stopping in all major cities and concluding in Halifax, on April 19th.

Reflecting James’ recent work on Miles To Go, and it’s chart-topping predecessor, 2016’s Blue Highways, the tour will showcase his take on his best-loved blues numbers, as well as songs from his illustrious catalogue.

With Colin’s previous shows garnering outstanding acclaim, fans can look forward to equally terrific performances next Spring.

“… James hits it out of the park showing how you can bring home the gold consistently in a genre that most people marginalize. Killer stuff from a modern master.” Chris Spector – Midwest Record Entertainment

Tickets for the Miles To Go tour are on sale this coming Friday, September 28 at 9am.

Just some of the western dates for 2019

March 17 – Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre

Details: http://barsnbands.net/listings/events/54392/

Stay on top of Victoria live music and concert news at: https://playinvictoria.net/music-news/