Start: Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:30AM
End: Sunday, February 5, 2023 8:30PM
Jazz @ The Bolt
2 full days, over 25 jazz groups and soloists — all on one weekend, all under one roof!
Jazz impresario Cory Weeds brings together renowned artists from across Canada and internationally with the best of Vancouver’s talent for one amazing weekend of jazz – all under one roof at Burnaby’s premiere cultural venue, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Jazz @ The Bolt welcomes over 25 groups and soloists performing during the day and into the evenings on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5.
“We’re thrilled to bring Jazz @ The Bolt back to the Shadbolt, live and in person again this year!”, said Weeds. “The vibe at our last gathering was incredibly joyous and celebratory despite COVID restrictions. In 2023, with full-capacity audiences and an even stronger lineup, the event is sure to be better than ever.”
Jazz fans can roam from room to room to hear some of everything, or get comfortable in one room and enjoy full sets. It’s a perfect weekend for folks who love great music – a total festival experience that’s indoors, in a great venue, and with real chairs.
Weeds continues, “This year's programming features a varied and extraordinarily talented roster that includes a broad diversity of new, established and veteran artists. There is so much to be excited about, but I'm particularly looking forward to having fellow impresario, pianist Spike Wilner here in the city with one of my favorite saxophonists, Jesse Davis. I'm also delighted to present pianist Miki Yamanaka and her group as well as Lezlie Harrison! Much gets made about the international talent that we bring in but, as always, it’s great to be able to showcase the incredible talent that graces Vancouver stages year-round. The local musicians are what create the fabric of a scene and there are many brilliantly talented musicians here.”
Saturday, February 4th is headlined by alto saxophonist Jesse Davis with The Spike Wilner Trio and Lezlie Harrison and her group. And, in keeping with tradition, Jazz @ The Bolt, once again features a large ensemble. This year, the Vancouver Jazz Orchestra performs with a special guest, phenomenal tenor saxophonist, Seamus Blake.
Sunday, February 5th showcases performances by pianist Miki Yamanaka with Mark Turner and The Generations Quartet featuring the daughter/father combo of clarinetist Virginia MacDonald and tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald.
In addition, Jazz @ The Bolt has teamed up with Tim Reinert of Infidels Jazz to present a number of emerging artists over the event’s two days, introducing audiences to some real up-and-comers on the scene!
Other highlights include Sienna Dahlen/Bill Coon, the James Danderfer Sextet, Indo-Jazz Fusion project Raagaverse led by Shruti Ramani, André Lachance’s Quator, and many more!
The full Jazz @ The Bolt schedule and info is online at https://coryweeds.com/jazz-the-bolt-2023/
To purchase tickets, go to: https://tickets.shadboltcentre.com/ or call 604-205-3000.
General Admission Adult Weekend: CAD 100.00,
General Admission Student Weekend: CAD 75.00,
Single Day (Sat or Sun) Adult: CAD 60.00,
Single Day (Sat or Sun) Student: CAD 45.00
Artists: Cory Weeds, Spike Wilner, Jesse Davis, Lezlie Harrison, Miki Yamanaka, Vancouver Jazz Orchestra, Seamus Blake, Raagaverse led by Shruti Ramani, Infidels Jazz , Mark Turner and The Generations Quartet featuring Virginia MacDonald and Kirk MacDonald, Sienna Dahlen/Bill Coon, James Danderfer Sextet, André Lachance’s Quator