Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

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The third annual Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival goes online September 4-5, 2020, streaming on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and the festival’s website.

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

In addition to more than a dozen live-streamed and pre-recorded concert performances of world-class jazz, blues, gospel and soul acts, this year’s festival includes a strolling Mardi Gras-style parade, a virtual art walk, a salsa dance party, live interactive hosting, and more.

Ticketed: All Star Blues Show

Friday, September 4th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $19.50, and a limited number of in-person tickets for $64.50 are available here.

Host Jim Byrnes welcomes blues-rocker Taylor JamesDalannah Gail Bowen and Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues, who will be performing a live-streamed ticketed concert.

Free: A Day of Music

This year’s festival also features 11 performances featuring world-class jazz, blues, gospel and soul — all of them free to view on Saturday, September 5th.

  • Sister Jazz Orchestra: an 18-woman jazz ensemble showcasing Vancouver’s most accomplished female musicians
  • Roma Jazz Ensemble: playing a mix of traditional Eastern European Folk, Classical, Swing and Contemporary Jazz
  • Up Close: a jazz fusion ensemble made up of graduate students of the Langley Fine Arts School
  • TLC Trio: the Turner-Lachance-Coon Trio creates music that is both adventurous and sublimely melodic
  • Christian Alexandrov Quartet: all about soul and R&B
  • Mike Allen Quartet in a Tribute to John Coltrane: featuring acclaimed Vancouver tenor saxophonist, Mike Allen, and pianist and composer, Miles Black
  • Alvin Brandon Trio: Festival’s Rising Star recipient
  • Rooster Davis & Brad Shigeta Band: featuring New Orleans boogie woogie style piano
  • Jennifer Scott Trio: one of the finest jazz vocal improvisers in Canada
  • Laila Biali Trio: Juno award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist 
  • Mazacote: a hard-hitting world Latin party band playing brass-soaked tropical dance beats.

Ticketed: Mimosa & Siobhan Walsh: Tribute to Aretha Franklin

This concert live-streams Saturday, September 5 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $19.50, and a limited number of in-person tickets for $49.50 are available here

Vancouver quintet Mimosa — widely renowned for their stunning blend of jazz, Brazilian samba, cabaret and French ’60s pop — open the show followed by powerhouse R&B vocalist Siobhan Walsh, who will perform A Tribute to the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. 

View the full schedule online here.

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