End of summer concert blowout

The great folks at the Bentall Towers 1-4, and Canderel Property Management have blessed Vancouver yet another year with the FREE TGIF Summer Concert Series, and it winds up tomorrow, Friday!

A fantastic show is in store and it is easy to find: on Dunsmuir between Burrard and Thurlow, 12 noon to 1:30 pm! Come on down and celebrate!

Mardi Gras Party this Thursday!



This Thursday I'm playing my last New Orleans Mardi Party this summer at the Fairview Pub, 7 pm, 898 West Broadway, Vancouver.
Come on down, I'm playing my new Zeff (France) red trumpet, perfect for some French Quarter tunes!

Special guests include Lisa Dunn, Tom Arntzen, Dave Ivaz, Mimi Snider, LJ Mounteney, Gwen Gouchee, Loren Etkin, Julie Boton, Leonard Rivero, Gerry Boey, Kelly Brown (maybe), Gunther Klaus, and Ikuko!

I'll return to the Fairview Sept 15, after I return from festival dates including the Maui Jazz and Blues Fest and the Laughlin Live Fest in Nevada, then perform there every second Thursday of the month..



New interactive video channel: 

An incredible sold out Enchanted Evening Concert

Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden, in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown, is a fantastic locale for a summer's eve concert!

The musicians included Tilden Webb on keys/bass and Nino Di Pasquale on drums. The entire concert was properly video recorded, but until it gets edited, here are some samples of what you saw or missed!

Video from concert attendee Bob Kroeker

Before the show

Photos by Gladys Lee

Ten Ten Tapas tonite!!!

Come on down to Ten Ten Tapas.com tonight! Special guests Mimi Snider and Ikuko

​Perfect weather. Perfect patio. Perfect food. Perfect music. What else could you ask for?
Make a rezzie or you may not get in! Sold out the last three weeks in a row.... 
604-689-7800 
Free parking along the side of 1000 Beach

Message to attendees of 2016 Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Gabriel Hasselbach


Eventbrite

Dear Concert Attendee,

We are very excited to present the eclectic virtuoso Gabriel Mark Hasselbach at the 23rd Annual S.K. Lee Enchanted Evenings Concert Series tomorrow evening, Thursday August 11th 2016. As the performance fast approaches, here is some important information for your upcoming concert experience. 

Gabriel is a totally unique artist, creating an enticing and varied palette of textures and colors with his trumpet, flugehorn, flute, valve trombone, and electronic wind instruments with erudite grace and lyricism. He has had a half dozen Billboard Top 20 charting tracks of his own, and many more with other Artists as a featured soloist, including 2016 releases by Greg Manning, Rock Hendricks, Tony Saunders, & Bob Baldwin. Please take a moment to download the concert’s digital program located here: http://bit.ly/2016EEGMH

We are also delighted to present our special programming tonight to enrich your experience pre-concert and during the intermission.  Look forward to a traditional Chinese tea ceremony station by Lars Nielsen of Palate Tea, traditional Chinese Calligraphy Demonstrations by the Richmond Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Club, and erhu virtuoso Jirong Huang of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble at various points in the evening.  Be sure to check out our 2016 season’s Special Programming at http://bit.ly/EE2016SP

If you have ordered a picnic dinner, we highly encourage you to come at 7pm in order to pick-up your dinner and eat in the garden before the concert.  The performance itself begins at 8pm, and the front doors close at 8:15pm. Since this performance takes place within a living museum, we do not permit outside food or drink in order to protect the many sensitive materials that make up the garden.   Purchases at our concession and drink stations or artist merchandise will be cash only, so bring along something extra for your cd’s and snacks.

If you like this programming, we encourage you to purchase a Garden membership at the concert – this gives you free access to the Garden year-round, discounts on events such as Enchanted Evenings, and every new membership signup at Enchanted Evenings will receive a complimentary glass of wine!  Current members will also receive refills for the night on any tea they purchase at our drink counter.  You can also support the Garden’s public programming by Paypal with a donation at www.enchantedevenings.ca .

We’d like to remind everyone that the concert goes ahead, rain or shine. In the event of rain, the performance will be held in our picturesque Ming-Dynasty inspired Hall of One Hundred Rivers, and you may still explore the entire garden under cover. For those of you who purchased Mountaintop seating, we will contact you directly about adjustments in seating in the event of rain.

For parking, the closest pay lot to the garden is located at Chinatown Plaza at the corner of Keefer and Columbia Streets https://goo.gl/maps/L3mXPFy8mvG2.  Rates vary from night to night.

I hope you are as excited as we are for the upcoming concert!

Samson Song
Event Coordinator

 

Vincent Wong
Community Engagement Manager

 

2016 Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

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Thursday, 11 August 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
date Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2
Canada
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Shank of Summer Shows Shine!

It seems like I have a show nearly every day, but I am not complaining!

Thursday I have a unique event under the stars at the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese garden. I will be presenting a different kind of show, incorporating some influences and history from other cultures, all blended into my style of classic and contemporary jazz.

Friday continues with the last few Bentall Summer TGIF Concert Series shows for 2016 with Groove & Tonic ... 

12n - 1:30 at 1055 Dunsmuir St across from the Burrard Skytrain station on the lower plaza...

Saturday is the fabulous waterfront patio experience that is Ten Ten Tapas. I start at 7 pm and go till 10....

GabrielJazz Today! Plus More Great TGIF Noon Concerts

Head on down to Bentall Tower 4 Plaza, at 1055 Dunsmuir, across from the Burrard Skytrain Station today and every Friday till Summer's End....

Lots of great music, Noon-1:30 pm. Food services on site, and great summer vibes galore.

I perform with my full band today, including Joel Fountain (drums), Lawrence Mollerup (bass), Tilden Webb (keys), and Adam Rohrlick (guitar).