The annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival begins on June 21st and takes places in multiple venues all over the city. There are so many amazing musicians performing through-out the festival. From free shows downtown opening weekend to more shows on Granville Island and in David Lam Park during closing weekend. There are also many paid shows worth checking out and here is my picks list.
June 21 –7:30pm – Vijay Iyer –Performance Works
June 21 – 9pm –Alex Cuba – Vogue Theatre
June 22 –9pm –Betty Lavette –Vogue Theatre
June 23 –7:30pm –Vieux Farka Toure –Performance Works
June 23 –9pm –Esperenza Spalding –Vogue Theatre
June 24 –7:30pm –Gregory Porter –Performance Works
June 25 –7:30pm — Youn Sun Nah –Performance Works
June 25 –9pm –John Scofield –Vogue Theatre
June 27 –7:30pm – Courtney Pine –Performance Works
June 28 – 9pm –Red Baraat –Vogue Theatre
June 29 –7:30pm –Alfredo Rodriguez Trio –Performance Works
June 29 –9pm –Nikki Yanofsky –Vogue Theatre
Check out the full line-up of this years Vancouver International Jazz Festival.