Jazz Waves


The WVCAC proudly presents the 16th annual Jazz Waves Festival. From April through July, come down to the waterfront for some amazing jazz from the finest local talent. We’ve got everything from R&B, swing, free jazz, gospel, dixieland and more!

  • Tickets $20 *Special Thurs. morning July 21 concert $15
  • Subscription passes $110 for 6 admissions to any combination of concerts. Save $10!
  • Membership (for you and each guest) is required for admission

    • Saturday, May 07, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 60


    Led by a powerhouse vocalist The Leora Cashe Quartet is set to dazzle & move you with soulful versions of jazz classics.
    • Saturday, May 14, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 58


    Known as 'The Hardest Working Man In Jazz', Vancouver jazz impresario, record label owner, producer & exceptionally talented saxophonist Cory Weeds makes his Jazz Waves debut!
    • Saturday, May 21, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 61


    Renowned jazz vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughan sings it all, from  classic standards to soulful ballads & contemporary jazz from the likes of  Kurt Weill, The Beatles, Burt Bacharach & more! Hammett-Vaughan is joined by one of Vancouver's favourite pianists: Michael Creber.
    • Saturday, May 28, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 65


    Smooth & sophisticated jazz with The Kristian Braathen Trio featuring drummer Kristian Braathen, bassist Jodi Proznick & pianist Miles Black.
    • Thursday, June 09, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 59


    You're in a for a night of rockin' blues from multi-instrumentalist Don Hardy & the Guilty Pleasures!
    • Saturday, June 11, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 61


    Legendary guitarists Bill Coon & Oliver Gannon team up for a night of exciting jazz!
    • Thursday, June 16, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 50


    Get ready for a night of good ol' fashioned Dixieland jazz with Blackstick featuring beloved clarinetist Lloyd Arntzen, guitarist Don Ogilvie, pianist Peter Vanderhorst & members of the musical Arntzen family!
    • Saturday, June 18, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 63


    Rising star Sarah Kennedy’s polished elegance & sultry voice enrich her repertoire of swing standards, bossa novas & ballads.
    • Thursday, July 07, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 58


    2014 Western Canadian Music Award winning gospel superstars The Sojourners return for a thrilling concert guaranteed to bring the house down!
    • Thursday, July 14, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 63


    Jazz singer Don Stewart's smooth vocal styling & charisma have made him one of Vancouver's hottest acts! Don't miss this soulful crooner as he sings everything from Jazz to Soul, R&B and Motown.
    • Saturday, July 16, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 63


    One of Canada’s premiere jazz saxophonists Mike Allen takes the stage for a night of exciting music.

    • Thursday, July 21, 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 63


    Special Thursday morning Jazz Waves concert!
    Jazz favourites with dynamic singer Jacqueline Allan and her talented band.
    • Saturday, July 23, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 64


    Juno nominated international touring & recording artist Jaclyn Guillou is the perfect choice to close out this year's festival with her smokey voice, evocative lyrics & captivating presence - this is a show not to be missed!

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