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Bullying

Bullying is nature

It is nature itself

Predator and prey

In all of the oceans, every animal becomes both every moment of their existence.  Fish eat plankton, big fish eat small fish, octopus eat lobster and fish, eel eats octopus, orca eats whale, orca eats whale and shark, shark eat orca… you get the picture

Nature

It is possible that we are tackling this bullying issue with the wrong message/s

It may be possible to create a different narrative if we accept the nature of this subject of bullying if we speak the truth of the innate, instinctive nature in all living things

We are built to bully

Insecurity and fear probably play huge roles in both predator and prey for humans

Insecurity and fear fuels the bully.  The bully, surrounded by his or her clique, notices what the prey is wearing or hair style or whatever ‘flaw’ that they know that the crew will laugh at.  Each day is a new day for entertaining the immediate clique, classroom, work environment, sport/s arena etc;

The more competitive among us are lauded over for the ‘killer instinct’ so in a place where we need to call on those energies, our goal then is intimidation.  This plays out in any and many scenarios daily

If we strive for anything where there is competition we dig down, work harder than the rivals and express great pride if we win and celebrate the accomplishment.  Each ‘victory’ hones those skills and to the vanquished, the victor, with all of the aggression and drive can sometimes now be viewed as a bully.  Sometimes we need to bully if we want that win.  At times we need to embrace that bully mentality

If we speak honestly of the bully within we may create a more effective narrative to our children

“Do not bully” is not an effective alternative because it is not working

We compliment the behavior and trait yet “don’t bully” in the next sentence goes against nature?

Thought

Speak the truth to ourselves first before we speak to our own children

The “don’t bully” scolding loses credibility if your children have ever felt bullied by you in any circumstance or older siblings in the home bully the ‘littler’ ones which is prevalent in many families… not to mention sexual abuse by parents, aunts and uncles, family friends, boyfriends and so on.  Bullying is in all aspects of life

It is natural

It is necessary at times

Sometimes the bully needs to be bullied right back

As a youth growing up, I didn’t like being bullied by others so it increased my lion vibes to where I became confident that trying to bully me was detrimental to the opponent.  I became stronger because I was bullied.  I stepped up and met that challenge and am most grateful today that most around me don’t try and those that do, meet “the dragon” {the name I give to the spirit that rises inside me to confront bullies}

Though bullying lessons were painful at times, I am grateful for the dragon.  He protects me and many in I n I circle

Own the behavior in self

The message is more effective to our children if they see that you acknowledge when you use your bully on a total stranger in a public space or against the child, public or in private.  Our messages are useless if we don’t admit to our own bully within

Their nature, their DNA and your behavior, are stronger messages than “don’t bully”

Why would they trust this silly message with inconsistent behavior coming from their mentor/s?

Connect with your inner bully and accept it.  In this way we can better control our urges to unnecessary aggression to vulnerable people within our environment and teach realer messages to our children

Your inner bully needs to be confronted before you can deliver that truth to your own children.  Without this truth we are spinning our wheels with this issue

Bullying is an individual choice

I’m pretty sure it can never be stopped yet it can be modified to a personal choice

Personal acceptance

The current message is hypocritical and obviously, totally ineffective because it is wrong.  It focuses on the act as opposed to the reality that it is a natural thing

Bullying is constant

Every day

The solutions I believe are in changing this useless narrative and owning the behavior.  The hypocrisy of the message is seen and felt by innocent children who realize that the adult is totally full of shit.  Their innocent minds can see right through the dumbass messages we regurgitate without question.  We are sheep to this idiotic narrative

You as an adult, you have never faced your own bully.  You have never labelled it or acknowledged it so your children see you as a fraud.  They will NEVER hear your hypocritical lecture on a topic they instinctively know that you know nothing about
Bullying can NEVER be stopped

Yet it can be acknowledged differently and possibly change the narrative to a far more effective message that can resonate with ourselves and to our children

Again, I write from feel

The folks who make anti-bullying laws are our biggest bullies

They make hypocritical treaties with Native humans, they publicly abuse black people making laws about slavery, free trade, peace keeping forces, abusive murder of innocent, UNARMED black people, when women can vote or speak, how to wear your hair, female birth control, women’s bodies and how they must use it…. again you get the picture

Our “law makers” are our biggest “enemy” as it pertains to bullying as they are the biggest assholes and bullies and for some reason we are asking them to make anti-bullying laws?  Why would they?  They profit every minute with bullying tactics

The law

There were laws that forbade women and black people to read or to vote.  The SAME people run your government today
Anti-bulling laws from the bully that is government is a futile exercise as any child can see and feel the hypocrisy

Protect the village yourself

The government does not care one iota about the children except for the anti-bullying grants that they pay to themselves, while our children get rap sheets and become victims to gun violence, so the premiere of Ontario can give the police $25 million more to the police to bully better
 
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You

Me

Do it in your circle

Come to grips with your own bully.  Ovastand its place, its nature and when to break it out and when you are being abusive

No, we can’t save the world but we can change our immediate space in our families, or villages, our children’s school/s

Protect their lives

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This tune resonated with me, as Buju as is creating the narrative of a “Steppa” being a person of integrity… not a shotta or a petty thief 

​We do need more Steppa’s inna de world

Black Survivors ~ Equal Rights & Justice

Illustration By Adrian Hayles of actress / model Stacey McKenzie
Systemically targeted

Not playing the blame game, just pointing out what is directly in your faces.  If I can plainly see this, because they aren’t trying to hide it… it has never been any different… there is an agreed upon systemic abuse of the youth in our society

Money away from social programs to money for the police by the same premiere of Ontario

Our children are now attacking our children

And we turn blind eyes because we chose to

Parents of children 12 – 14 – 17 – 20 years old, are terrified daily / nightly, of other people’s children attacking them and at times taking their life

This is the message that these children are sharing obviously because this is what is being manifested right now.  They are following blindly because we don’t have another effective message to guide them

Us lazy parents now need to parent

“We need protection from our own children” is what we all saying at times and the police have a program in place to facilitate just this

Watch certain children’s behavior during high school, give them enough charges, create a long standing relationship with these youths, who are now easily expendable in the eyes of the law and the public perception, this media, driven madness, rinse and repeat

14 – 17 year olds already have rap sheets

At the beck and call of this system for the rest of their lives

“They” have succeeded in turning us against our children and our children against us, very seamlessly

“Those animals” are someone else’s children so black people differentiate among ourselves, not realizing that we are criminalizing ALL black children.  EVERYONE!!!

Forget about black children… These are helpless human children that we can give some information/s about the road ahead.  It’s like as adults, we can’t wait to have the younger generation fail more than we did

I believe that they are smarter than us

They have us, plus their ancestors… they are better than us

We need their innocent eyes and souls… we must learn to trust them… they have seen more than you through you and your ancestors on both sides of mom and dad in spiritual time

Yes, experience is also HIGHLY necessary

We NEED our elderly… We need them guiding us as age creeps up and how to travel that journey… to teach a necessary wisdom that they have to impart to us because they were given that message, specifically for us

Protect your elderly

Sounds like confusion to me too yet it “feels” right to me

BUT WE MUST HAVE BALANCE

Yet no balance is forthcoming as the system seemingly is too far in motion for there to ever be a change

Corruption is easily paid for

At any price, full control is worth it

Yet maybe all I am capable of doing, is articulating the thought/s; as usual, a query to the universe.  Maybe someone else has the solution to this and other questions, trying to minimize the constant abuse

Shining a light does nothing when it is the police… a situation directly instituted to do exactly what is happening now

No one doesn’t not know

We just recognize the futility of that information

It is also clear that if there are any collective, constructive moves to elevate the black community is lead with aggression from said system.  It is the programming.  The attacks on the so called Black Panther movement proves the point

Black Panther was probably chosen to intimidate “whitey”, focussing on militant behavior, to force equally rights and justice

It is viewed as militant to not think one self inferior to any other one

I’m not preaching or speaking militancy, I hope that I am affecting a thought process to elevate no matter the physical or spiritual abuses thrown at the process by said system

We have clearly seen the process played out.  There are memorable speeches by Haile Selassie I, Marcus Garvey, Dr. King, Malcolm, Patrice, Rev. Farrakhan, Marley, Tosh, preaching equality and love, with busts and statues around the globe yet the message/s of pride in self through self reliance are still repeatable today

We are willing passengers in this ruse because any sort of change to it seems futile

Yet they all speak the same message

Self

The message

Self

It is an individual one

They are speaking to me

Just me… I don’t always quote their words, but I try to do how / what they do

The responsibility of this is self

That is their message I believe

We are forced to evolve beyond the systemic brutality

I ask questions

I shone my light

I hope the right solution is taking that light and passing it on

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Cynicism

Once you are burned by the right relationship, or by a series of wrong relationships, your chances of being in a successful partnership in future times is highly limited to impossible

Cynicism

Always waiting for the other shoe to drop because experience teaches that it most definitely will

You will impose said cynicism on all future and potential love interests which is akin to pouring hot liquid on said potential partner or relationship/s and expect them to not feel it burn

Doom

“You men” or “You women” won’t help you to build trust

Young or old, the cynicism poisons your own soul

I know because I have lived it… I have said “you women” to my partner at the time… it is what I was taught by this time in which I live… Our problems in the relationship I made about her and her perceptions, hence “you women”

I poured venom in her soul without a second thought

I had no wisdom

Is there a solution

Most definitely

The soul connection

You start first with yourself… if your energy is dark you may not be enticing to someone with sunlight in their soul, no matter how physically attractive you may be

Work on your own sunlight

If your focus is only on your target lover, and not on self, trying to maintain an uplifting relationship is an impossible task… You tend to expect your partner to live up to your need to pacify or to entertain or to make you feel secure… None of that is their job/s

I’m fully aware that there are some truly horrific, abusive relationships that folks have experienced, so trust becomes an issue and being gun shy, or wary of the next relationship is very natural and at times, life preserving when one is coming from domestic abusive situations

No arguments there

This is a natural reaction to being burned yet taking it to the next relationship, infused with constant cynicism from the past, will automatically doom the next coupling

The solution is to heal one’s own soul

Learn to love the things about you that make you shine, even if a past partner tried to stifle it / them and made you self conscious of the joyful things in you

Create your own shine

Love you

Loving a partner is about the joy you feel inside whether you are with your partner or not… the love is transcendant… a love high

A love high

A higher love

Cynicism

I won’t allow it to take my love

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Colonialism & Reggae

As usual I get a quick reminder from Donna Makeda that it is “story time”

I have written a lot of words over the years of doing this and do repeat myself at times, sometimes because I forget what was said in my last piece and at times because I believe some things need repeating

This is one of those times to repeat a message

I have made a few changes to suit this time yet the info below was written in 2014 and submitted to ReggaeXclusive

I apprecilove those who take the time to read I writing
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co·lo·ni·al·ism
noun
1.
the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people.
2.
the system or policy by which a nation maintains or advocates such control or influence.
3.
the state or condition of being colonial.
4.
an idea, custom, or practice peculiar to a colony.                             
 
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Knowing one’s role within said colony may aid in finding solutions to the issues that seem insurmountable to date. The ‘colony’ is one of hierarchy where there are ‘royals’ to be bowed down to and reggae has no place for bowing to any human being or false idols for that matter

 The essence of revolution is a breaking away from the normality of “the system” whether physical or mental.  We are all members of the colony yet totally unaware of our roles as the slaves to the system.  We all think if we work just hard enough or our luck turns we are out of the rat race.  An effective illusion

In order to maintain subservience we are given a myriad of distractions which are actually a series of stimuli that keep our eyes downward never allowing us to truly look up to avoid the obstacles, so always forced into a reactive state, constantly falling from one chaotic moment into the next.  Short of rent this month constantly facing eviction notices, payday loan habit that does not really work because you still have the same amount of money, need a visit to the clinic for a possible std, driving a vehicle without insurance for a month or two because public transportation can’t get you to your job and you have a family of five with 3 children under the age of ten years old, bill collectors calling constantly, going through separation / divorce with no aid from deadbeat husband, vindictive mummy keeping children away from an invested father, money earned does not meet bills to be paid, ridiculed for being different, human rights violations in all countries on the planet, global warming, rising unemployment, lonely singles targeted by a need to online dating, the rising oceans, occupy Toronto, occupy LA, occupy NY, racism, sexism, murder rate, revenue Canada, the IRS, federal / provincial elections, alcoholic, drug abuse, parent teacher meetings, hockey / soccer eight days per week, the IMF, the World Bank, lost millions / thousands in the stock market crash, eight hundred thousand dead in Rwanda in the space of one month, 911, Al-Queda, Afghanistan, North Korea, Pakistan, Iran, The Eagle, The Tiger, The Bear, teen suicide based on poor self esteem, child abuse, domestic abuse, riots in China…  There are hundreds of issues that are quite unique to many folks that are not mentioned here and at times we all face all of the above and more, all at the same time

“Governing influence and keeping one dependent”

Distractions… Life

The ‘colony’ is led by buckingham palace and everyone else falls into designated slots below the ‘royals’, each more important than the next one beneath it.  It is believed that in this way, it gives the lower tiered folks a goal to shoot for in order to achieve a higher standing.  So we work in jobs that barely cover the bills, create side businesses, work two or three jobs, try to save and invest in a home or rrsps, and yet never seem to be able to leave the treadmill as there is always a crisis that eats away at the savings.  So every Wednesday and Saturday we spend a few ducats on lottery tickets HOPING for the miracle!  One good hit and we are right out of our issues!  And the lottery and gaming commissions make billions because we remain dependent

Another great illusion {I bought lottery tickets in the past too}

The “system” of the colony is a powerful one as it allows its fiscally more viable members to revel in what they have with only sympathy / empathy to offer to the have-nots, believing that it is their right to be ‘better’

We are kept dependent on this corrupt system.  They maintain control creating that dependency

The ‘colony’ isn’t a place of upliftment.  It is a sweat shop for the 99%

Jazz, the Blues, hip-hop, reggae are the ‘news sources’ to those who do not live in that mental or physical ghetto.  With artists like Marley, Tosh, Spear and Culture who painted vivid musical images of knowledge, pain, poverty, love, upliftment and hope, reggae infiltrated into the psyche of many around the globe hence the continued growth of a fan base for this genre

The objective is to keep us dependent.  By definition, it does what it does!  Pretty redundant couple of sentences here yet even within that, we all get up and follow this “system” the very next second.  Yes we are all victims

This is how I learn to truly apprecilove what reggae music does for me.  I am grateful for the energy reggae music provides for me and billions of others around this planet.  As with the above verbiage, reggae identifies the issues in communities, towns, governments and countries, then touch on relationship issues, spiritual reggae tunes tend to set us just right, then there is the defiance to said system hence the genre, though quite popular gets no airplay on mainstream radio and the privileged few never wonder why – or more accurately – never crosses their minds why reggae isn’t on radio because the hierarchy of the ‘colony’ insists on reggae “knowing its place’ at the bottom of the heap like the people who invented it. Many in the dancehall speak / rhyme just as powerfully for those who seek a differentiation yet it is all REGGAE to me

The thing is, reggae does not care!  It keeps blazing and inspiring love, thought and camaraderie from nation to nation.  This powerful music comes from a black nation and is appreciloved by all nations and throughout our anger, pain and resentment, the genre seems to speak truth yet search for a solution/s for “equal rights and justice” four words that don’t work well within the ‘colony’

The colony’s system of distraction to create dependence is well orchestrated while the genre of reggae pushes the conscience of a planet towards equal rights and justice

Yes I, “Reggae for Life”
 
JuLion
www.canadianreggaeworld.com
 
 

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A-Trane Calendar [Thursday December 5th 2019 – Sunday December 15th 2019]


This is a highly subjective calendar of things going on around the lower mainland of Vancouver in the next week – mostly jazz but not always …
I announce the A-Trane Calendar every Friday afternoon around 4:30 on The A-Trane (2:30 – 5:30) 100.5FM or http://coopradio.org. I often feature music by many of the artists listed here on the show. The A-Trane shows are available after broadcast at the CFRO archives.

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Thu [Dec 5]:——————————————————————–
* NOW Society Improvisation Workshops: Sammy Chien – 8EAST (5-7pm)
* Mike Henry – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Don McGlashan – Kay Meek Centre Cabaret (7:30pm)
* Van Django Cool Yule – Blue Frog Studios
* Rogue Folk Club: John Reischman & the Jaybirds – St. James Hall
* Sides of Stevie (Wonder!) w. Adam Thomas/Tristan Paxton/Darren Paris/Justin James – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* David Lavoie/Nick Peck/Stephen Edwards/Miles Wong – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)

Fri [Dec 6]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2pm-5:30pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Resonates w. Gunargie O’Sullivan – 8EAST (7pm)
* Valdy’s Christmas Show – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* Ella Oz & The Wizards of Swing – Libra Room (7pm)
* VHS Players w/ Teresa Chang & Matt Franceschini – Roxy Cabaret (7pm)
* Don McGlashan – Kay Meek Centre Cabaret (7:30pm)
* Emily Chambers – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Pointed Sticks present a Cavalcade of Stars – Rickshaw Theatre
* Coco Love Alcorn CD Release Rebirth – Rio Theatre
* Cap Jazz Series/Rogue Folk Club: Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward – St. James Hall
* Friday Jazz: Steffanie Davis & Sean Bayntun – Tyrant Studios (9pm)

Sat [Dec 7]:——————————————————————–
* Blues Brunch w. Rob Montgomery & Friends – Railway Club (1pm)
* Listening Session: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation: distinctions and relations w. Ron Samworth – 8EAST (noon-1pm)
* Don Stewart Sings Nat King Cole – Brentwood Presb. Church, Bby (2pm)
* Scott Smith and Tony Wilson play Buddy Emmons and Lenny Breau – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Hot Air Radio Program – CBC Radio One (5-6pm)
* Saturday Night Jazz Program – CBC Radio Two (8pm-midnight)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Triology [Miles Black/Bill Coon/Jodi Proznick] – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* CJBS Bright Moments: Tony Wilson’s Burn Down the Cornfield – Western Front (7pm)
* Don McGlashan – Kay Meek Centre Cabaret (7:30pm)
* Tale of Pipa: Ling Yang & Lili Lau w. Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble + Vashaan Persian Music Ensemble – Sun Yat Sen Garden (7:30pm)
* Dutch Robinson – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Hot Club Swing: Grand Slam Jazz Band – Roundhouse Community Arts Centre
* Gary Comeau & the Voodoo All-Stars – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Streams [Emma Postl/Thomas Hoeller] // Minor Pieces album release – China Cloud (9:30pm)
* Marina Hasselberg/Róisín Adams/Stefan Maier/Alanna Ho/Kenton Loewen – 8EAST (11pm)

Sun [Dec 8]:——————————————————————–
* The Jazz Spectrum Radio Program – CJSF 90.1 FM or http://www.cjsf.ca (8-9am)
* One O’Clock Jump Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (1-2:30pm)
* # JazzSundays: Cory Weeds Organ Quartet – ANAVETS 119 3rd St East, North Vancouver (3pm)
* Jazz Vespers: West Coast Big Band – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* Jazz Vespers: We Three Queens w. Brad Turner [Karin Plato/Kate Hammett-Vaughan/Jennifer Scott] – Northwood United Church, Surrey (4pm)
* Winter Wonderland w. John Stetch – Roedde House Museum
* WNSTON2: Wynston Minckler/Winston Matsushita/Joe Poole – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* Hip Pocket Trio w. Oliver Gannon – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Adam Thomas Solo – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Canadian Pacific Blues Society: Walter Trout // Matt Hoyles – Rio Theatre
* Van Django – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Tony Wilson/Ron Samworth/Dylan van der Schyff/Kenton Loewen + Tony Wilson/Tom Wherrett Duo – 8EAST (9pm)

Mon [Dec 9]:——————————————————————–
* Infidels Jazz Show – https://www.mixcloud.com/TheInfidelsJazzShow/ (noon)
* Soul Mondays – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Bruno Hubert solo // Jesse Bentley Band – Libra Room (7pm)
* 50th Birthday Celebrations: Jocelyn Morlock /Jordan Nobles – Orpheum Annex (7pm)
* Weekly Jazz Jam w. Gord Hembruff/Craig Townsend – Royal Canadian Legion Club 119, Port Moody (7:30pm)
* Jam Session w. Sharon Minemoto – Pat’s Pub (7:30pm)
* Monday Night residency with Petunia and the Vipers – WISE Hall
* The Jazz Show Radio Program – CITR 101.9FM or http://www.citr.ca (9pm)

Tue [Dec 10]:——————————————————————–
* Wild Years Radio Program – 100.5FM CFRO or http://www.coopradio.org (2:30-5pm)
* Bruno Hubert solo // Jeff Younger Band – Libra Room (7pm)
* Jason de Couto – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* WOW Jazz Orchestra w. Jack Stafford – West Point Grey Legion [No Cover]
* Sawdust Collector Series: New Works #21 w Peggy Lee // Ziyian Kwan // Corbin Murdoch – Gold Saucer Studio
* Adam Thomas Band – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Wed [Dec 11]:——————————————————————–
* Winter Bang! Festival – UBC Music (multiple events all day) [FREE]
* Adam Rohrlick’s Hip Pocket Trio feat. Tom Arntzen – Provence Marinaside (6-9pm) [No Cover]
* Wednesday Night Blues: Steve Kozak & Mike Kilanj – Pat’s Pub (7pm) [No Cover]
* Jazz Evensong: Siobhan Walsh & Johnny Tobin – Brentwood Presb. Church, Bby
* Bruno Hubert Trio – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas ft. Jerry Granelli Trio – Cowan Theatre, Shadbolt, Bby
* Mixtophonics #19: Eliot Doyle/Max Marceau Ley/Karlis Silins/Jillian Lebeck Noriega/John Gross/Doug Gorkoff/Molly MacKinnon/Stefan Smulovitz/Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi/John Korsrud – Lana Lou’s
* Adam Thomas solo – Tangent Cafe
* Music on Main: Music for the Winter Solstice 2019 w. Caroline Shaw, Richard Reed Parry, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa – Heritage Hall
* Creative Music Series #7: Bruce Freedman/Kenton Loewen/Clyde Reed // Peggy Lee Band – 8EAST (8:30pm)
* Sweet & Hot Wednesdays: Sweetpea – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Thu [Dec 12]:——————————————————————–
* NOW Society Improvisation Workshops: Ava Mendoza – 8EAST (5-7pm)
* Karin Plato/John Reischman/John Miller – Roedde House Museum (7pm)
* Two Much Guitar [Oliver Gannon/Bill Coon] – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* PARNO DROM Eastern European Romani (Gypsy) Music – Heritage Grill, New West
* Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas ft. Jerry Granelli Trio – Cowan Theatre, Shadbolt, Bby
* Music on Main: Music for the Winter Solstice 2019 w. Caroline Shaw, Richard Reed Parry, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa – Heritage Hall
* André Lachance/Brad Turner/Joe Poole/Jon Bentley – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)
* Creative Music Series #7: Peggy Lee/Jared Burrows/Clyde Reed // Lisa Cay Miller & Sleep Furiously – 8EAST (8:30pm)

Fri [Dec 13]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2pm-5:30pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Lee Fields & The Expressions – Rio Theatre (7pm)
* Bonnie James Dio – Libra Room (7pm)
* xxxx – Frankie’s Jazz Club [CLOSED]
* Steve Kozak Band – Fairview Pub
* Rogue Folk Club: Van Django’s ‘Cool Yule’! – St. James Hall
* Kalimba Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire – Blue Frog Studios
* Dark Blue World: Tony Wilson/Peggy Lee/Dylan van der Schyff + Kokoro Dance – KW Studios
* Creative Music Series #7: James Falzone+ // Ava Mendoza & Sick Boss – 8EAST (8:30pm)
* Ryan McNally & The MessaRounders // The Burying Ground – Cafe Deux Soleils (8:30pm)
* Friday Jazz: TBA – Tyrant Studios (9pm)
* Ilhan Saferali Trio – The Heatley (9pm)

Sat [Dec 14]:——————————————————————–
* Blues Brunch w. Rob Montgomery & Friends – Railway Club (1pm)
* Jerry Cook/Sharon Minemoto/Andre Lachance/Jesse Cahill/Dave Sikula – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Hot Air Radio Program – CBC Radio One (5-6pm)
* Saturday Night Jazz Program – CBC Radio Two (8pm-midnight)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Kalimba Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* Ezra Collective – Fox Cabaret (7pm)
* John Stetch Trio CD Release w. Steve Kaldestad/Dave Robbins/Andre Lachance – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Sawdust Collector/Red Gate Arts Society: I THINK I SAW YOU SEE ME • Ava Mendoza • Rust • Gord Grdina/Mike Gamble • C130 – Red Gate

Sun [Dec 15]:——————————————————————–
* The Jazz Spectrum Radio Program – CJSF 90.1 FM or http://www.cjsf.ca (8-9am)
* One O’Clock Jump Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (1-2:30pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Old Tyme Family Christmas – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* Mike Allen/Dr. Tony Genge/Julian MacDonough – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* Fort Langley Jazz Fest: Paul Pigat – Beatnik’s Bistro (7-10pm)
* Steve Kozak – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Linda Villarreal/Michael Creber – Sylvia Hotel (7pm)
* David Sikula Trio – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Joy of Jazz: Mood Indigo! w. Karin Plato/Bill Coon/Tom Keenlyside – Cottage Bistro/HOOD29 (7:30pm)
* An Evening with Judy Collins – Kay Meek Centre (7:30pm) [SOLD OUT]
* Carmen J. Price Swingin’ Christmas – Frankie’s Jazz Club

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CRW Newsletter ~ December 2019 ~ Buju, Exco, Akae Beka R.I.P.

Buju Banton

Another year of reggae from I n I perspective in this 2019

The thing that impacted me most was Buju coming out of jail.  Reggae music needed his insight as well as his conscious voice and truly a change in the VIBE of the culture

Reggae seemed to become a very pasteurized vibe so the Gargamel was needed to bring that old skool, ghetto truth with an emphasis on the bass and a feel and need to jump when his music is played

This is I personal opinion

“Country for sale” is a track that I am extremely grateful for based on Jamaican government officials selling out the country since Independence, 6th August 1962

It isn’t like the native Jamaicans can do one single thing about lost resources for decades but to hear an artist not only mention it yet make an iconic tune, gives some an opportunity to hear those words and possibly start that thought process in the people

Here are some things synonymous with Jamaica that I don’t believe is owned by the country, nor do the people benefit a dime from it
Alcan & Reynolds bauxite, the beaches, the hotels, Red Stripe beer, Blue Mountain Coffee, Appleton Rum, J. Wray & Nephew rum, highways built by China, GANJA, Reggae Music and I am sure there are a few more resources being taken

The Gargamel is / was needed

“Steppa”

An effective tune speaking to gun violence in Jamaica, Africa, Canada within the black communities

Nuff man mek gun tunes, yet this one resonates like no other

Blessings Buju… 

Exco Levi ~ Wah Gwaan

Five time Juno Award winner, released a big tune this year.  One day listening to our local urban station, G98.7FM this song came on and I immediately started skanking 

​Big love to Exco for maintaining levels of excellence within the reggae fraternity, consistently, year after year 

 Vaughn Benjamin ~ Akae Beka ~ Midnite ~ R.I.P.

Historian, scholar, supremely versed with the history and nuances of the Bible, RasTafari, humble soul, passed away this year

The world was elevated with his life and lyrics and still so even with his passing

Vaughn Benjamin is a true gift to this planet

Photo’s and footage here is from his show at The Opera House in Toronto 2016… Ites up Jordan Parris for bringing Vaughn to Canada

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​If you apprecilove the reggae works brought by CRW please purchase a shirt and support the vibez and energy that we bring

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A-Trane Calendar [Thursday November 28th 2019 – Sunday December 8th 2019]

Hello Music Lovers,

I don’t normally advocate for a particular event (although I always have my favourites!) but I want to draw your attention to the Shadbolt JazzWalk being held all day Sunday Dec. 1st at the Shadbolt Arts Centre in Burnaby. There are 3 stages going simultaneously with staggered starts and audience members are invited to drop in, sample the great music on hand and go to as much (or as little) of the concerts as the spirit moves you. Something for everybody at a great price and it has the potential to be a new annual mini-jazz fest in December! Check it out!
Tix: https://tickets.shadboltcentre.com/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=2263

And now back to your A-Trane Calendar which is already in progress …


This is a highly subjective calendar of things going on around the lower mainland of Vancouver in the next week – mostly jazz but not always …
I announce the A-Trane Calendar every Friday afternoon around 4:30 on The A-Trane (2:30 – 5:30) 100.5FM or http://coopradio.org. I often feature music by many of the artists listed here on the show. The A-Trane shows are available after broadcast at the CFRO archives.

If you’d like your event included or if you would like to be added to the mailing list then message me or drop me a line at: nou.dadoun@gmail.com

And consider pledging your support for the A-Trane and CFRO non-commercial radio.


Thu [Nov 28]:——————————————————————–
* NOW Society Improvisation Workshops: Lisa Cay Miller – 8EAST (5-7pm)
* Tonye Aganaba – Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby
* Maria Ho – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* John Gross/Ron Samworth/Rene Worst – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)
* Chris Kelly/Bill Clark/Karlis Silins/Kenton Loewen – 8EAST (9pm)
* Malcolm Aiken & NewFutures – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Fri [Nov 29]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2pm-5:30pm)
* Sister Jazz/Women in Jazz: Swing Jam/Swing Dance – St. Agnes, North Vancouver (5pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* A Ukulele Night to Remember – The Cultch (7pm)
* Lisa Brokop’s Classic Country Christmas – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* Patty V & Miles Black – Mt. Seymour United Church, North Van (7:30pm)
* Music on the Point: Paolo Bortolussi w. Fringe Percussion – UBC Music (7:30pm)
* Stephen Riley & Ernest Turner – Jazz Lounge @ Silk Purse, West Van (7:30pm)
* Handel’s Messiah w. Pacific Baroque Orchestra – Kay Meek Centre (7:30pm)
* Dave Quinn/Doug Louie w. Anita Ecclestone – Revel Room, Gastown (7:30pm)
* Tom Wherrett Trio – Libra Room
* Pre-Jazz Walk: John Lee Trio w/ Grant Stewart – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Pre-Jazz Walk: Stephen Riley and Ernest Turner – Silk Purse, West Van
* Bill Runge – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe
* Vancouver Legacy Jazz Orchestra plays Sammy Nestico – Pat’s Pub
* Rogue Folk Club: Marin Patenaude // Mark Stuart – St. James Hall
* Muk Bang & Wallgrin – 8EAST (9pm)
* Memorial Jazz Space v.III w. Ilhan Saferali – 163 E Hastings back alley (9pm)
* Friday Jazz: David Blake Trio – Tyrant Studios (9pm)
* Harpdog Brown & Band – Guilt & Co (10pm)

Sat [Nov 30]:——————————————————————–
* Blues Brunch w. Rob Montgomery & Friends – Railway Club (1pm)
* Ingrid Stitt/Dave Sikula/Conrad Good/Duran Ritz – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Hot Air Radio Program – CBC Radio One (5-6pm)
* Saturday Night Jazz Program – CBC Radio Two (8pm-midnight)
* Rogue Folk Club: Mairi Rankin & Eric Wright – St. James Hall
* Movember Event: Zappostrophe – Fox Theatre
* Fort Langley Jazz Fest: Jennifer Scott – Saba Bistro (7-10pm)
* Monthly Jazz Jam – Honey’s Doughnuts, Deep Cove (7pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Evening of 19th Century Guitars w. Alec Pearson – UBC Music (7:30pm) [FREE]
* Early Music Vancouver: Handel’s Messiah w. Pacific Baroque Orchestra – Chan Centre
* Pre-Jazz Walk Birthday Bash: Cory Weeds/Dave Sikula/Chris Hazelton/Roy McCurdy w Stephen Riley, Grant Stewart, Alyssa Allgood, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Ernest Turner & More! – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Cole Schmidt/Peggy Lee Trio featuring Dylan van der Schyff – 8EAST

Sun [Dec 1]:——————————————————————–
* The Jazz Spectrum Radio Program – CJSF 90.1 FM or http://www.cjsf.ca (8-9am)
* One O’Clock Jump Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (1-2:30pm)
* Cory Weeds & Cellar Music Present Shadbolt Jazz Walk:

  • Maya Rae – Room 103 (11:45am-1pm)
  • Dave Robbins Sextet – Studio Theatre (11:45am-1pm)
  • Lucy Yeghiazaryan w. Grant Stewart – James Cowan Theatre (noon-1:15pm)
  • Jazz 101 w. Dave Branter – Room 101 (1pm-3:30pm)
  • Dawn Pemberton sings Etta Jones – Room 103 (1:30pm-2:45pm)
  • Brad Turner Quintet – Studio Theatre (1:45pm-3pm)
  • Grant Stewart Trio – James Cowan Theatre (2pm-3:15pm)
  • Cory Weeds Quintet plays Cannonball feat. Roy McCurdy – Room 103 (3:30pm-4:45pm)
  • Steve Kaldestad & Grant Stewart play Lockjaw & Griffin – Studio Theatre (3:45pm-5pm)
  • Alyssa Allgood w. Chris Hazelton – James Cowan Theatre (4pm-5:15pm)
  • Jazz Roundtable w. Zev Feldman & Cory Weeds – Room 101 (5pm-6pm)
  • Chris Wong Book Preview/Brad Turner Interview – Room 101 (5:30pm-6:30pm)
  • Stephen Riley & Ernest Turner – Studio Theatre (6:30pm-7:45pm & 8:30pm-9:45pm)
  • Chris Hazelton & The Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra play Jimmy Smith Christmas Cookin’ and more! – James Cowan Theatre (7pm-8:15pm & 9pm-10:15pm)

……………– Shadbolt Center For The Arts (11am-10:30pm)
* UBC Percussion Ensemble – UBC Music (2pm) [FREE]
* Jazz Vespers: Brad Shigeta – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* Russ Sigerson Memorial Benefit: Chris Sigerson/Campbell Ryga/Jennifer Scott & more! – Fairview Baptist Church (4pm) [BY DONATION]
* Dave Say/Tom Wherrett/Jeff Gammo/Omar Amlani – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* Steve Smith/David Blake/Sam Cartwright – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Angela Verbrugge/Ron Thompson – Sylvia Hotel (7pm)
* Adam Thomas Solo – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Doc Fingers – Frankie’s Jazz Club

Mon [Dec 2]:——————————————————————–
* Infidels Jazz Show – https://www.mixcloud.com/TheInfidelsJazzShow/ (noon)
* Soul Mondays – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Weekly Jazz Jam w. Gord Hembruff/Craig Townsend – Royal Canadian Legion Club 119, Port Moody (7:30pm)
* Jam Session w. Sharon Minemoto – Pat’s Pub (7:30pm)
* Monday Night residency with Petunia and the Vipers – WISE Hall
* The Jazz Show Radio Program – CITR 101.9FM or http://www.citr.ca (9pm)

Tue [Dec 3]:——————————————————————–
* Wild Years Radio Program – 100.5FM CFRO or http://www.coopradio.org (2:30-5pm)
* Rat Pack Nights w. Dane Warren & Mandy Rushton – The Italians (6pm)
* Adam Thomas Double Guitar Trio – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Bruno Hubert solo // Brilliant Corners – Libra Room
* Sawdust Collector Series: Plastic Orchid Factory // Zen Escalator (Lee Hutzulak & David Leith) // Amanda Sum – Gold Saucer Studio
* Adventures in Steel Guitar #18: Speedy West – The Heatley

Wed [Dec 4]:——————————————————————–
* Gary Comeau and the Sounds of New Orleans Trio – Provence Marinaside (6-9pm) [No Cover]
* Wednesday Night Blues: Steve Kozak & Friends – Pat’s Pub (7pm) [No Cover]
* Jazz Evensong: Mennonite Jazz Committee – Brentwood Presb. Church, Bby
* Jaelem Bhate Jazz Orchestra – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Sweet & Hot Wednesdays: The Milk Crate Bandits – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Thu [Dec 5]:——————————————————————–
* NOW Society Improvisation Workshops: Sammy Chien – 8EAST (5-7pm)
* Mike Henry – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Don McGlashan – Kay Meek Centre Cabaret (7:30pm)
* Van Django Cool Yule – Blue Frog Studios
* Rogue Folk Club: John Reischman & the Jaybirds – St. James Hall
* Sides of Stevie (Wonder!) w. Adam Thomas/Tristan Paxton/Darren Paris/Justin James – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* David Lavoie/Nick Peck/Stephen Edwards/Miles Wong – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)

Fri [Dec 6]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2pm-5:30pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Resonates w. Gunargie O’Sullivan – 8EAST (7pm)
* Valdy’s Christmas Show – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* Don McGlashan – Kay Meek Centre Cabaret (7:30pm)
* Emily Chambers – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Pointed Sticks present a Cavalcade of Stars – Rickshaw Theatre
* Coco Love Alcorn CD Release Rebirth – Rio Theatre
* Cap Jazz Series/Rogue Folk Club: Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward – St. James Hall
* Friday Jazz: TBA – Tyrant Studios (9pm)

Sat [Dec 7]:——————————————————————–
* Blues Brunch w. Rob Montgomery & Friends – Railway Club (1pm)
* Listening Session: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation: distinctions and relations w. Ron Samworth – 8EAST (noon-1pm)
* TBA – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Hot Air Radio Program – CBC Radio One (5-6pm)
* Saturday Night Jazz Program – CBC Radio Two (8pm-midnight)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Triology – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* Don McGlashan – Kay Meek Centre Cabaret (7:30pm)
* CJBS Bright Moments: Tony Wilson’s Burn Down the Cornfield – Western Front (7pm)
* Tale of Pipa: Ling Yang & Lili Lau w. Vashaan Persian Music Ensemble – Sun Yat Sen Garden (7:30pm)
* Dutch Robinson – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Gary Comeau & the Voodoo All-Stars – Frankie’s Jazz Club

Sun [Dec 8]:——————————————————————–
* The Jazz Spectrum Radio Program – CJSF 90.1 FM or http://www.cjsf.ca (8-9am)
* One O’Clock Jump Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (1-2:30pm)
* # JazzSundays: Cory Weeds Organ Quartet – ANAVETS 119 3rd St East, North Vancouver (3pm)
* Jazz Vespers: West Coast Big Band – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* Jazz Vespers: We Three Queens w. Brad Turner [Karin Plato/Kate Hammett-Vaughan/Jennifer Scott] – Northwood United Church, Surrey (4pm)
* Winter Wonderland w. John Stetch – Roedde House Museum
* WNSTON2: Wynston Minckler/Winston Matsushita/Joe Poole – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* Canadian Pacific Blues Society: Walter Trout – Rio Theatre
* Hip Pocket Trio w. Oliver Gannon – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Adam Thomas Solo – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Van Django – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Tony Wilson/Ron Samworth/Dylan van der Schyff/Kenton Loewen + Tony Wilson/Tom Wherrett Duo – 8EAST (9pm)

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A-Trane Calendar [Thursday November 21st 2019 – Sunday December 1st 2019]


This is a highly subjective calendar of things going on around the lower mainland of Vancouver in the next week – mostly jazz but not always …
I announce the A-Trane Calendar every Friday afternoon around 4:30 on The A-Trane (2:30 – 5:30) 100.5FM or http://coopradio.org. I often feature music by many of the artists listed here on the show. The A-Trane shows are available after broadcast at the CFRO archives.

If you’d like your event included or if you would like to be added to the mailing list then message me or drop me a line at: nou.dadoun@gmail.com

And consider pledging your support for the A-Trane and CFRO non-commercial radio.


Thu [Nov 21]:——————————————————————–
* Jason De Couto – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Third Thursday Vocal Jazz Jam hosted by Nancy Newman – HOOD29/Cottage Bistro
* Vince Mai Quintet – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Christie Rose & The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio – The Heatley
* Kria Wall/David Blake/Conrad Good/Bernie Arai – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)
* Scott Verbeek – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Fri [Nov 22]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2pm-5:30pm)
……..Interview: Roxy Coss (2:30pm)
……..Interview: Cory Weeds & Shadbolt Jazz Walk (3:15pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Steve Kozak – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Caravan World Rhythms: Table Songs Festival – Russian Hall
* Dawn Pemberton & Band – ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge
* Tom Wherrett – Libra Room
* Ingrid Stitt – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe
* Silent film: Ozu’s Dragnet Girl w. Live Score by Coupler – Rio Theatre
* Rogue Folk Club: Tim O’Brien Band // The Burying Ground – St. James Hall
* Devil Loops [Jeff Younger] // Not for Proper [Lisa Cay Miller/Kenton Loewen] – 8EAST
* Friday Jazz: Argue Naked – Tyrant Studios (9pm)

Sat [Nov 23]:——————————————————————–
* Blues Brunch w. Rob Montgomery & Friends – Railway Club (1pm)
* Kit Eakle & Matt Eakle Quintet – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Hot Air Radio Program – CBC Radio One (5-6pm)
* Saturday Night Jazz Program – CBC Radio Two (8pm-midnight)
* Dylan Cramer – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Mazacote Patria Album Release – Salsa Duello
* Steve Kozak – Eclipse Lounge
* Theremin Magic: Stephen Hamm Album Release – Lana Lou’s
* Caravan World Rhythms: Table Songs Festival – Russian Hall
* From New York Roxy Coss Quintet w. Alex Goodman – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Lonesome Ace String Band – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* Joshua Zubot/JP Carter/Róisín Adams/Mark Sutherland/Dan Gaucher – 8EAST
* Anita Eccleston & Andrew Rude – Yard Cafe (9pm)
* Coco Jafro – Guilt & Co (10pm)

Sun [Nov 24]:——————————————————————–
* The Jazz Spectrum Radio Program – CJSF 90.1 FM or http://www.cjsf.ca (8-9am)
* One O’Clock Jump Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (1-2:30pm)
* Conundrum : solo/duo drum series #9 [Balot & Greg Samek]- 240 Northern St (2pm)
* Kits Classics: Marc Destrubé/Andrea Siradze/Tawnya Popoff/Olivia Blander/Johanna Hauser – St. James Hall (4pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Jerry Cook Quartet – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Rebekah Bell – Golden Ears United Church, Maple Ridge (4pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Amanda Wood – St. Andrew’s United Church, North Vancouver (4pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Deanna Knight Tree-O – Northwood United Church, Surrey (4pm)
* Steve Smith/David Blake/Joe Poole – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* John Gross/Jillian Lebeck/Andre Lachance – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Scenes from Childhood: Turning Point Ensemble & Bergman Piano Duo – Orpheum Annex (7:30pm)
* Uno Mas – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Alan Matheson/Sharon Minemoto Quintet – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* The Black Keys – Rogers Arena

Mon [Nov 25]:——————————————————————–
* Infidels Jazz Show – https://www.mixcloud.com/TheInfidelsJazzShow/ (noon)
* Soul Mondays – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* BWSS 40 Years Later Documentary + Tarana Burke w. Tonye Aganaba/M’Girl/Leah McFly and more … – Orpheum Theatre (7pm)
* Weekly Jazz Jam w. Gord Hembruff/Craig Townsend – Royal Canadian Legion Club 119, Port Moody (7:30pm)
* Jam Session w. Sharon Minemoto – Pat’s Pub (7:30pm)
* Monday Night residency with Petunia and the Vipers – WISE Hall
* The Jazz Show Radio Program – CITR 101.9FM or http://www.citr.ca (9pm)

Tue [Nov 26]:——————————————————————–
* Wild Years Radio Program – 100.5FM CFRO or http://www.coopradio.org (2:30-5pm)
* Jazz Jam w. Cory Weeds/Sharon Minemoto – Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby (6-8pm)
* Nick MacLean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali – HOOD29/Cottage Bistro (7pm)
* Rogue Folk Club/Vancouver Folk Music Festival: Le Vent du Nord – St. James Hall
* Bruno Hubert solo // Jeff Younger Band – Libra Room
* WOW Jazz Orchestra w. Jack Stafford – West Point Grey Legion [No Cover]
* Sawdust Collector Series: NO SILENZ (France/Montreal) // Noé Rodríguez (Experimental Film) // Amanda Sum – Gold Saucer
* Thievery Corporation – Commodore Ballroom

Wed [Nov 27]:——————————————————————–
* A Play, a Pie & a Pint featuring The Sax of Us – Centennial Theatre (Noon)
* Adam Rohrlick’s Hip Pocket Organ Trio feat. Jason de Couto – Provence Marinaside (6-9pm) [No Cover]
* Wednesday Night Blues: Steve Kozak & Dave Vidal – Pat’s Pub (7pm) [No Cover]
* Jazz Evensong: Bill Weeds – Brentwood Presb. Church, Bby
* Colorifics – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Tangent Wednesdays: Bonfire Ballerina – Tangent Cafe
* From Isfahan to Bangalore – Presentation House, North Van
* Old Man Luedecke – Fox Cabaret
* Thievery Corporation – Commodore Ballroom
* Sweet & Hot Wednesdays: The Single Malts w. Wendy Biscuits – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Thu [Nov 28]:——————————————————————–
* NOW Society Improvisation Workshops: Lisa Cay Miller – 8EAST (5-7pm)
* Vic Ruggiero & Jory Kinjo – Pat’s Pub
* Tonye Aganaba – Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby
* Maria Ho – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* John Gross Band – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)
* Chris Kelly/Bill Clark/Karlis Silins/Kenton Loewen – 8EAST (9pm)
* Malcolm Aiken & NewFutures – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Fri [Nov 29]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2pm-5:30pm)
* Sister Jazz/Women in Jazz: Swing Jam/Swing Dance – St. Agnes, North Vancouver (5pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* A Ukulele Night to Remember – The Cultch (7pm)
* Handel’s Messiah w. Pacific Baroque Orchestra – Kay Meek Centre (7:30pm)
* Tom Wherrett Trio – Libra Room
* Pre-Jazz Walk: John Lee Trio w/ Grant Stewart – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Pre-Jazz Walk: Stephen Riley and Ernest Turner – Silk Purse, West Van
* Bill Runge – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe
* Lisa Brokop’s Classic Country Christmas – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* Music on the Point: Paolo Bortolussi w. Fringe Percussion – UBC Music (7:30pm)
* Vancouver Legacy Jazz Orchestra plays Sammy Nestico – Pat’s Pub
* Rogue Folk Club: Marin Patenaude // Mark Stuart – St. James Hall
* Muk Bang & Wallgrin – 8EAST (9pm)
* Memorial Jazz Space v.III w. Ilhan Saferali – 163 E Hastings back alley (9pm)
* Friday Jazz: David Blake Trio – Tyrant Studios (9pm)
* Harpdog Brown & Band – Guilt & Co (10pm)

Sat [Nov 30]:——————————————————————–
* Blues Brunch w. Rob Montgomery & Friends – Railway Club (1pm)
* Ingrid Stitt/Tristan Paxton/Conrad Good/Duran Ritz – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Hot Air Radio Program – CBC Radio One (5-6pm)
* Saturday Night Jazz Program – CBC Radio Two (8pm-midnight)
* Rogue Folk Club: Mairi Rankin & Eric Wright – St. James Hall
* Movember Event: Zappostrophe – Fox Theatre
* Fort Langley Jazz Fest: Jennifer Scott – Saba Bistro (7-10pm)
+ Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Early Music Vancouver: Handel’s Messiah w. Pacific Baroque Orchestra – Chan Centre
* Pre-Jazz Walk Birthday Bash: Cory Weeds/Dave Sikula/Chris Hazelton/Roy McCurdy w Stephen Riley, Grant Stewart, Alyssa Allgood, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Ernest Turner & More! – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Cole Schmidt/Peggy Lee Trio featuring Dylan van der Schyff – 8EAST

Sun [Dec 1]:——————————————————————–
* The Jazz Spectrum Radio Program – CJSF 90.1 FM or http://www.cjsf.ca (8-9am)
* One O’Clock Jump Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (1-2:30pm)
* Cory Weeds & Cellar Music Present Shadbolt Jazz Walk:
……..Jazz Roundtable w. Zev Feldman & Jim Wilke – Room 101 (11:45am-1pm)
……..Maya Rae – Room 103 (11:30am-12:45pm)
……..Dave Robbins Sextet – Studio Theatre (11:45am-1pm)
……..Lucy Yeghiazaryan w. Grant Stewart – James Cowan Theatre (noon-1:15pm)
……..Jazz 101 w. Al Matheson – Room 101 (1:30pm-3pm)
……..Dawn Pemberton sings Etta Jones – Room 103 (1:30pm-2:45pm)
……..Brad Turner Quintet – Studio Theatre (1:45pm-3pm)
……..Grant Stewart Trio – James Cowan Theatre (2pm-3:15pm)
……..Jazz 101 w. Al Matheson – Room 101 (3:30pm-5pm)
……..Cory Weeds Quintet plays Cannonball feat. Roy McCurdy – Room 103 (3:30pm-4:45pm)
……..Steve Kaldestad & Grant Stewart play Lockjaw & Griffin – Studio Theatre (3:45pm-5pm)
……..Alyssa Allgood w. Chris Hazelton – James Cowan Theatre (4pm-5:15pm)
……..Chris Wong Book Preview – Room 101 (5:30pm-6:30pm)
……..Stephen Riley & Ernest Turner – Studio Theatre (6:30pm-7:45pm & 8:30pm-9:45pm)
……..Chris Hazelton & The Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra play Jimmy Smith Christmas Cookn’ and more! – James Cowan Theatre (7pm-8:15pm & 9pm-10:15pm)
…………….- Shadbolt Center For The Arts (11am-10:30pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Brad Shigeta – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* David Blake – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* Adam Thomas Solo – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Doc Fingers – Frankie’s Jazz Club

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The most recent A-Trane Calendar is always available online at http://vancouverjazz.com/

A-Trane Calendar [Thursday November 14th 2019 – Sunday November 24th 2019]


This is a highly subjective calendar of things going on around the lower mainland of Vancouver in the next week – mostly jazz but not always …
I announce the A-Trane Calendar every Friday afternoon around 4:30 on The A-Trane (2:30 – 5:30) 100.5FM or http://coopradio.org. I often feature music by many of the artists listed here on the show. The A-Trane shows are available after broadcast at the CFRO archives.

If you’d like your event included or if you would like to be added to the mailing list then message me or drop me a line at: nou.dadoun@gmail.com

And consider pledging your support for the A-Trane and CFRO non-commercial radio.


Thu [Nov 14]:——————————————————————–
* Sharon Minemoto/Paul Rushka/Michael Blake – Roedde House Museum (7pm)
* Leonard & the Lab Rats – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Brad Shigeta Boptet – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Latincouver: Afro-Latin Mix Night – Orpheum Theatre
* Lone Bear w. JP Carter – Heatley
* Vocals & Vibes Trio: Angela Verbrugge & Nick Apivor – Sylvia Hotel
* PARNO DROM Eastern European Romani (Gypsy) Music – Heritage Grill, New West
* Jennifer Scott/David Blake/Rene Worst – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)

Fri [Nov 15]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2pm-5:30pm)
* Triology w. Miles Black/Jodi Proznick/Bill Coon + Maya Rae – Tom Lee Music (5:45pm-8pm)
* PARALLEL 02 w. Okkyung Lee & Ensemble Open Rehearsal – Roundhouse Arts & Rec Centre, Room C [FREE]
* WestCoast Big Band Festival:
….Swing with Maria! (6pm)
….Fat Jazz (7pm)
….Impressions Big Band w. Pressley Murillo (9pm)
…………- Croatian Cultural Centre
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Jimi James Trio – Libra Room
* Respect celebrating Women of Soul, Rhythm and Blues w Shannon Gaye – Blue Frog Studios
* The Blues Project: Steve Maddock Sextet – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* 12th annual Accordion Noir Festival: Sudanda // VILDÁ // Wolfbrood // Nuvo Zydeco – WISE Hall
¡Viva México! A Celebration of Women in the World of Mariachi – Vancouver Playhouse
* Friday Jazz: Steve Smith/David Blake/Joe Poole – Tyrant Studios (9pm)

Sat [Nov 16]:——————————————————————–
* WestCoast Big Band Festival:
….Semiahmoo High School Band (10am)
….The Other Big Band (11am)
….Accidental Jazz Band (noon)
….New West and District (1pm)
….Urbana Big Band (2pm)
….Golden Ears Big Band (3pm)
….Inlet Band (4pm)
….Jazz Connexion (5pm)
…………- Croatian Cultural Centre [FREE]
* Blues Brunch w. Rob Montgomery & Friends – Railway Club (1pm)
* 12th annual Accordion Noir Festival: Squeezebox Circle Orchestra w. Andy Fielding // Bruce Triggs & Accordion Revolution Reading // Saturday Morning Accordi-toons etc. – Spartacus Books (2pm)
* Jelly Roll at the Pat Centennial Celebration w. Jen Hodge Octet – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Hot Air Radio Program – CBC Radio One (5-6pm)
* Saturday Night Jazz Program – CBC Radio Two (8pm-midnight)
* Swingin’ with Sinatra: Bruce James Orchestra w. Dane Warren & Mandy Rushton – Hungarian Hall (6:30pm)
* WestCoast ig Band Festival:
….Vancouver Groove Orchestra (6:30pm) //
….Queer As Funk (8:30pm)
…………- Croatian Cultural Centre
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Vancouver New Music: PARALLEL 02 w. Okkyung Lee & Ensemble – Roundhouse Arts & Rec Centre
* The Blues Project: Steve Maddock Sextet – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Hot Club Swing: Jen Hodge Quintet – Roundhouse Community Arts Centre
* Birds of Chicago – Shadbolt Centre
* From Cuba: Orquesta Akokán – Chan Centre
* Matt Franceschini Trio – Honey’s Doughnuts
* Randy Oxford’s International Blues Show – Blue Frog Studios
* Bonnie Hargraves – Libra Room
* Michael Blake String Project w. Meredith Bates/Peggy Lee/Aram Bajakian/Karlis Silins/Dylan van der Schyff – 8EAST (8:30pm)

Sun [Nov 17]:——————————————————————–
* The Jazz Spectrum Radio Program – CJSF 90.1 FM or http://www.cjsf.ca (8-9am)
* One O’Clock Jump Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (1-2:30pm)
* Koerner Piano Trio – Kay Meek Centre, West Van (3pm)
* WestCoast Big Band Festival:
….Kwalicum High School Band (10am)
….Market Place (11am)
….Clinic: Sherrie Maricle on Drum Set (noon)
….The Creek Big Band (1pm)
….Night Shift Jazz (2pm)
….Deep Cove Big Band (3pm)
….South Van Big Band (4pm)
…………- Croatian Cultural Centre [FREE]
* Henry Young Band w. Albert St. Albert – Pat’s Pub (1-4pm) [FREE]
* Jazz Vespers: Wild Blue Herons [Bill Sample/Darlene Ketchum] – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* Tristan Paxton/Jon Bentley/James Meger/Omar Amlani – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* WestCoast Big Band Festival:
….Leading Ladies Little-Big Bands w. Hailey Dean (6:30pm) //
….Sister Jazz Orchestra Premiere w. Sherrie Maricle (7:30pm)
…………- Croatian Cultural Centre
* Uno Mas – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* David Sikula Trio – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* House Concert: Miles Black/Oliver Gannon – Contact: Cory Weeds (7pm)
* Hawksley Workman – Imperial Theatre
* Jen Hodge’s All That – Frankie’s Jazz Club

Mon [Nov 18]:——————————————————————–
* Infidels Jazz Show – https://www.mixcloud.com/TheInfidelsJazzShow/ (noon)
* Soul Mondays w. Emily Best – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Bruno Hubert solo // Pearl Jig – Libra Room (7:30pm)
* Monday Night residency with Petunia and the Vipers – WISE Hall
* Weekly Jazz Jam w. Gord Hembruff/Craig Townsend – Royal Canadian Legion Club 119, Port Moody (7:30pm)
* Jam Session w. Sharon Minemoto – Pat’s Pub (7:30pm)
* Music Film: Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind – Kay Meek Centre, West Van (7:30pm)
* NOW Society Improvisation Workshop Concerts: New Works – Western Front [FREE]
* Piano Parlour Monday Nites – The Heatley
* Brandon Isaak – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)
* The Jazz Show Radio Program – CITR 101.9FM or http://www.citr.ca (9pm)

Tue [Nov 19]:——————————————————————–
* Wild Years Radio Program – 100.5FM CFRO or http://www.coopradio.org (2:30-5pm)
* Winston Matsushita Trio – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Adam Thomas Double Guitar Trio – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Jazz at the Smith: Not so Standards w. Andrea Superstein/Elizabeth Shepherd – Gordon Smith Gallery, North Van
* Bruno Hubert solo // Sebastian Chamney – Libra Room
* Mike Bagchi – Maplewood Taphouse, North Van
* Sawdust Collector Series: Tim Carlson, Vanessa Goodman, Sasha Langford and Be Heintzman Hope – Gold Saucer
* Cinematic Orchestra – Vogue Theatre
* Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – Commodore Ballroom
* Julian Jayme #2: Music of Aaron Parks Invisible – Tyrant Studios (9pm)

Wed [Nov 20]:——————————————————————–
* Jazz for Barb: Jill Townsend Big Band Dinner – Italian Cultural Centre (6pm)
* Adam Rohrlick’s Hip Pocket Trio feat. Tilden Webb – Provence Marinaside (6-9pm) [No Cover]
* Wednesday Night Blues: Steve Kozak & Friends – Pat’s Pub (7pm) [No Cover]
* Jazz Evensong: Blue Velvet Duo [LJ Mounteney/Ron Thompson] – Brentwood Presb. Church, Bby
* Daphne Roubini & Black Gardenia – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Tangent Wednesdays: Stephanie Pedraza – Tangent Cafe
* Carter/Miller/Diep | Muller/Younger/van der Schyff – 8EAST
* Sweet & Hot Wednesdays: Bonnie Northgraves – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Thu [Nov 21]:——————————————————————–
* Jason De Couto – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Third Thursday Vocal Jazz Jam hosted by Nancy Newman – HOOD29/Cottage Bistro
* Vince Mai Quintet – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Kria Wall/David Blake/Conrad Good/Bernie Arai – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)
* Scott Verbeek – Guilt & Co (9:30pm)

Fri [Nov 22]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2pm-5:30pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Steve Kozak – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Caravan World Rhythms: Table Songs Festival – Russian Hall
* Dawn Pemberton & Band – ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge
* Tom Wherrett – Libra Room
* Ingrid Stitt – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* Silent film: Ozu’s Dragnet Girl w. Live Score by Coupler – Rio Theatre
* Rogue Folk Club: Tim O’Brien Band // The Burying Ground – St. James Hall
* Devil Loops [Jeff Younger] // Not for Proper [Lisa Cay Miller/Kenton Loewen] – 8EAST
* Friday Jazz: Argue Naked – Tyrant Studios (9pm)

Sat [Nov 23]:——————————————————————–
* Blues Brunch w. Rob Montgomery & Friends – Railway Club (1pm)
* Kit Eakle & Matt Eakle Quintet – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Hot Air Radio Program – CBC Radio One (5-6pm)
* Saturday Night Jazz Program – CBC Radio Two (8pm-midnight)
* Dylan Cramer – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Ron Johnston/Cameron Hood – Red Lion Grill, West Van (7pm)
* Mazacote Patria Album Release – Salsa Duello
* Steve Kozak – Eclipse Lounge
* Theremin Magic: Stephen Hamm Album Release – Lana Lou’s
* Caravan World Rhythms: Table Songs Festival – Russian Hall
* From New York Roxy Coss Quintet w. Alex Goodman – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Lonesome Ace String Band – Blue Frog Studios (7pm)
* Joshua Zubot/JP Carter/Róisín Adams/Mark Sutherland/Dan Gaucher – 8EAST
* Coco Jafro – Guilt & Co (10pm)

Sun [Nov 24]:——————————————————————–
* The Jazz Spectrum Radio Program – CJSF 90.1 FM or http://www.cjsf.ca (8-9am)
* One O’Clock Jump Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (1-2:30pm)
* Conundrum : solo/duo drum series #9 [Balot & Greg Samek]- 240 Northern St (2pm)
* Kits Classics: Marc Destrubé/Andrea Siradze/Tawnya Popoff/Olivia Blander/Johanna Hauser – St. James Hall (4pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Jerry Cook Quartet – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* Ryan Ishkanian Quintet – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* John Gross Trio – 2nd Floor Water Street Cafe (7pm)
* Uno Mas – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe (7pm)
* The Black Keys – Rogers Arena
* Scenes from Childhood: Turning Point Ensemble & Bergman Piano Duo – Orpheum Annex (7:30pm)
* Alan Matheson/Sharon Minemoto Quintet – Frankie’s Jazz Club

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Sex is Spirituality

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Art by Azerine De Luca www.azerinedeluca.com

Sex is a spiritual thing

I have degrees in nothing

By most standards, I know nothing

I just feel

I write from feel so it’s ok if you don’t feel what I feel

I have had a few conversations over the years and some of the things I know now, I would like / want to tell to my younger self

The issues surrounding sex biblically, morally and spiritually were not conversations I had at a younger stage in my / our lives

It has always been portrayed as a physical thing yet as I have matured, I have come to believe it as a spiritual thing.  It is why so many of us are confused in relationships, focused on the physical, when it is actually the soul that is communicating during sex

We have been raised for it to be a physical thing and it is the reason for all of our confusion and hurts over the years, seeking a situation that is unattainable because we are running a different race, ie; Analogy: most are preparing for a twenty six mile marathon by training for a one hundred metre sprint race

There will forever be disappointment in performance and satisfaction because of our mindset / s

Even in a casual encounter, sex is spiritual

One MUST connect spiritually with one’s spouse, partner, one night stand, if one is seeking any type of fulfillment {some seek different things that I don’t ovastand so I can’t speak on them}

I have been in relationships where our spiritual connections were focused on different paths

I was horny, she was horny and we did the thing

Then it got awkward

I needed to get my clothes on and leave

Our “like” for each other changed

Yes that has happened to me a ‘couple’ of times

I realized over the years, that I have never really thought of the spiritual connection because I was too busy thinking about the physical satisfaction that I was craving

I believed that the sex was the end and ultimate goal, so when we got done with that, I found that I had nothing

Time to leave

Feeling awkward

Must run

This also isn’t news

The Kama Sutra as well as other philosophies focus on the spiritual connected to the physical for that mind blowing sex many of us seem to crave yet one does not need to study the Kama Sutra to have fulfilling encounters with other humans

Many of us wonder where all of the good men got to or good women got to

Everyone is still here

We are preparing for the wrong race / s, with major confusion, led by advertising, movies, trends, clothing, social media and a million other distractions

All focused on the physical
 

Touch my soul
 

I wish someone told me this in my younger years

I like everyone else was led down the physical path

A sexual ly spiritual path leads to way less hurt because we touch deeper inside and find more honesty and truth

Less ego

Less need for ownership

You ever notice that some relationships end in hate while on the other hand one can have amicable relationships with some of your other exes?

There is no blame to either party

Their spiritual paths were never aligned

Even deeply in love, the spiritual connect may be totally awry, so when the relationship goes south, there is no connect, and is then replaced with anger and resentment

Yin and Yang

Masculine and Feminine in both

Spiritual energies

This my truth as I feel it

I have no doctorate in anything so read this with your own sense of skepticism or relate to it or not

I have had this conversation with a few folks and so it created another piece for the blog

It may be a solution or maybe just the beginning of a conversation and a sharing of opinions… or not