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 28, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 62


    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 Band - Olaf DeShield (guitar), Brian Harrison (bass) & Mike ferguson (drums).
    • Saturday, June 11, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 55


    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
    • 20


    Get ready for a night of good ol' fashioned Dixieland jazz with Blackstick lead by clarinetist Lloyd Arntzen & featuring talented local musicians & members of the musical Arntzen family!
    • Saturday, June 18, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 62


    Jazz vocalist, Sarah Kennedy, has a polished elegance & sultry voice that enrich her interpretations of swing standards, bossa novas & ballads. This evening she will be playing selections from her début Album, “Portrait”, and more. She will be joined by Nick Peck on piano, Michael Rush on bass and Liam MacDonald on drums.
    • Thursday, July 07, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 54


    2014 Western Canadian Music Award winning gospel superstars The Sojourners return for a thrilling concert guaranteed to bring the house down!
    • 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
    • 62


    Special Thursday morning Jazz Waves concert!
    Jazz favourites with dynamic singer Jacqueline Allan and her talented band: guitarist Ron Thompson & pianist Michael Creber.
    • Saturday, July 23, 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    • 63


    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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