Coastal Jazz & Blues Society is pleased to announce 150 free concerts at this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which kicks off on June 21 and runs until July 1.
Featuring local, national and international artists, these free, family-friendly concerts will take place throughout the city including afternoons and all day on Canada Day on Granville Island, Ironworks Afternoon Sessions, and several venues on the North Shore. Two of the largest free outdoor presentations – Downtown Jazz Weekend on the historic grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery/Robson Square (June 22/23) and David Lam Park Jazz Weekend (June 29/30) – bookend this summer Festival, drawing up to 400,000 attendees.
For visitors and residents alike, the Festival’s free concerts offer rich artistic experiences while building community relationships and generating significant economic activity. Some of the artists scheduled to appear at these free performances include: Too Many Zooz; A Tribe Called Red’s DJ Shub; King Ayisoba; Yonatan Gat and the Eastern Medicine Singers; Troker; Sona Jobarteh; Alexander Hawkins, Mats Gustafsson, and many more.
RUPLOOPS PLUS CYPHER
Monday, July 01, 2019
Granville Island – Railspur District Stage
12:30 PM FREE
Go on a journey of sound with this pulsating and entertaining musical experience.
RupLoops is an interactive, live looping performance, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes, and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe. Through body percussion and beatboxing, interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer Rup Sidhu demonstrates and teaches how the human form is indeed a musical instrument to express themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration. With special guests from Cypher: Write, Record & Perform.
Tickets & more details at www.coastaljazz.ca
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