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Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver (Vancouver Francophone Summer Festival) Discover more than a week of concerts under the banner of international francophone music. In a lively atmosphere, thousands of people come together to hear artists from across Canada and the world. Our audience is not limited to the Francophone and Francophile community, but includes the population of Vancouver at large (Vancouver, Jun. 13-23)

Roedde House Summer Jazz on the Porch Series presents the Paul Rushka Trio Paul Rushka (bass), Oliver Gannon (guitar), Steve Kaldestad (sax) Pay What You Can for casual concert seating in Barclay Heritage Square or reserve a VIP seating with donation (Roedde House Museum, Vancouver, Jun. 20)

Itamar Erez CD-release “Mi Alegria” Concert Caravan World Rhythms presents Itamar Erez whose music blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. With opening act The Giving Shapes (The Annex, Vancouver, Jun. 20)

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Various venues, Vancouver, Jun. 21-Jul. 1)

Art Event with Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees The Fort Gallery is pleased to host musicians Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees, with their eclectic tastes in music, harmonic sensibilities and ability to fashion timeless tunes, concurrent with the gallery’s 2019 juried photography exhibition, Traces (Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, Jun. 21)

BLISK & Zlatna Mountain – An Eastern European Voyage Caravan World Rhythms presents a musical celebration of contemporary and ancient folk songs from the Balkans, Poland, Ukraine and surrounding regions, featuring the all-female quartet BLISK from Toronto, and Zlatna Mountain ensemble from Vancouver (Polish Friendship Centre, Vancouver, Jul. 6)

Bucan Bucan & BLISK – Eastern European Dance Party! Caravan World Rhythms presents a trip across Eastern Europe, starting with the polyphonic all-female quartet Blisk from Toronto, and followed by the Balkan party band from Victoria Bucan Bucan (Victoria Event Centre, Victoria, Jul. 10)

Roedde House Summer Jazz on the Porch Series presents Ben Henriques (sax), Omar Amlani (drums), Jodi Proznick (bass). Pay What You Can for casual concert seating in Barclay Heritage Square or reserve a VIP seating with donation (Roedde House Museum, Vancouver, Jul. 11)

Roedde House Classical Series Presents: "Chromaticity" The Sea and Sky Collective featuring Joan Blackman, violin; Julia Nolan, saxophones; and Jane Hayes, piano plays music by Charles Koechlin, Srul Irving Glick, Jean Françaix, Marc Eychenne, and Vancouver’s own Eileen Padgett, this concert is not to be missed (Roedde House Museum, Vancouver, Jul. 14)

OKAN – Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble Taking their name from the word for heart or soul in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, bravery and love. Presented by Caravan World Rhythms. (Hermann's Jazz Club, Victoria. Jul. 18)

Schryer, Hillhouse & Dobres This phenomenal trio of Celtic musicians features Franco-Ontarian fiddler Pierre Schryer, Canadian folk music specialist Andy Hillhouse, and European influenced BC guitarist Adam Dobres. A tour de force of versatility, fine musicianship and technical dexterity, the group brings together three diverse music careers (Hermann's Jazz Club, Victoria, Aug. 4)

Roedde House Summer Jazz on the Porch Series presents Winston Matsushita (keyboard), Daniel Howard (bass), Nicholas Bracewell (drums). Pay What You Can for casual concert seating in Barclay Heritage Square or reserve a VIP seating with donation (Roedde House Museum, Vancouver, Aug. 8)

Robin Layne & The Rhythm-Makers A Vibrant blend of Latin jazz, Mexican folkloric, Afro-influences and cinematic compositions. Caravan World Rhythms presents award winning percussionist and composer Robin Layne who has put together a project that showcases the marimba and his energetic and virtuosic style on the instrument (Hermann's Jazz Club, Victoria, Aug. 18)

La Caramelita Flamenco Company in Nritya Caravan World Rhythms presents this company’s North American premiere with Nritya a voyage of rhythm, music and dance from India to Spain (Denford Hall at Glenlyon Norfolk School, Victoria, Sep. 26)

Huun Huur Tu The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant garde. The descendents of isolated Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planets quirkiest acoustics (Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, Sep. 26 & First Church of Christ Scientist, Victoria, Sep. 27)

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TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival The largest music festival in British Columbia, and heralded as one of the leading jazz festivals in the world, the Jazz Festival animates the city with over 300 concerts (including 150 free concerts) by taking music to parks, community centres, concert halls, clubs, public plazas, and neighborhoods and streets (Various venues, Vancouver, Jun. 21-Jul. 1)

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42nd Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2019 The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a Canadian cultural institution. It is a unique community-based celebration internationally renowned for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music from around the world.  (Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, Jul. 19-21)

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Chor Leoni Men’s Choir Announces 2019/20 Season Performances in Vancouver’s historic Orpheum and York theatres, exciting collaborations, the release of a new CD featuring a major composition by Composer-in-Residence Zachary Wadsworth, the Canadian debut of Ireland’s M’anam with acclaimed conductor and composer Michael McGlynn, and the remounting of Cadillac Cathedral are just some of the highlights of Chor Leoni’s upcoming 2019-20 season, which goes on sale to the public on May 15th.

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The Board of the Phoenix Vocal and Performing Society would like to formally announce their new Artistic Director – Dr. Nicholle Andrews, D.Mus. The 2019/2020 season will be a time of new explorations. Dr. Andrews is based in Redlands, California and will be travelling to Vancouver on a regular basis to work with the ensemble as well as build ties with the local choral community.

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