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A-Trane Calendar [Thursday October 20th 2016 – Sunday October 30th 2016]

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Before proceeding to this week’s Calendar a word from our sponsor …

Many of you may know that I’m the host of the A-Trane Radio program every Friday afternoon on CFRO Vancouver Cooperative Radio but many of you probably don’t know that this summer marked the 30th anniversary of my doing the A-Trane. The A-Trane Calendar in its myriad forms evolved over the years out of my passion for music, my appreciation for the richness of the Vancouver musical community and my desire to contribute to making the scene even better.

In these days of auto-tune hits and factory-produced songs, there is a wealth of creative and beautiful music made by real people that flies below the radar of the increasingly fragmented (and syndicated) mainstream media. Part of my self-adopted mandate is to connect musicians, presenters, listeners and venues so that music makers can find their audiences and music lovers can feed their Curious Ears. This comes through the information of who’s playing and what’s happening where and the best of creative music from around the world, across the country and in our community – I’ve had many artists tell me that the first time they ever heard their music on the radio was on the A-Trane!

The medium that makes all this possible is CFRO, a radio cooperative that has been broadcasting in the lower mainland since 1975. The cooperative part means that it’s owned by its members (that’s you and me) and almost all volunteer-driven – you can count the number of employees on the fingers of one hand! The non-commercial part means that we don’t sell ears to advertisers, we use the airwaves to present our passion in music, public affairs, community access, alternative voices and to strengthen our community.

Being non-commercial means that we rely on our members for funding through memberships and donations. This week is the Fall Membership Drive – one of two times during the year where we ask our listeners to pledge support to what we do.

This fall’s membership campaign is special in a couple of ways: In the next few months, we’ll be moving back to our regular studios at Columbia and Hastings in the Downtown Eastside. As you can imagine, this transplanting of a radio station and all its equipment and facilities is a laborious and expensive project – we’re asking our members to give a little bit extra (lagniappe!) to help us over this hump.

Fortunately an anonymous benefactor has stepped up and offered to match new donations and memberships to help deal with these extra moving expenses. So this is an opportunity for your donation and/or membership to go twice as far as usual!

So if you’ve ever gone to a concert because you saw it on the A-Trane Calendar or had your gig listed or your music played on the A-Trane or heard something that knocked your socks off, please consider making a donation or taking a membership. It’s an investment in your community that’s sure to pay dividends!

Just click through the link and do what comes natural – go to http://coopradio.org/ and click on the Donate To Co-op Radio link at the upper right! It’s even tax-deductible!

… 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, 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.


A-Trane Jazz (etc) Events Calendar:
Thu [Oct 20]:——————————————————————–
* VIFF Music Film: Playing Lecuona w. Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo & Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Vancity Cinema (2pm)
* CJBS Happy Hour: Jennifer Scott – Frankie’s Jazz Club (4-6pm) [No Cover]
* Ron Johnston w. Don Stewart – Fairview Pub (7:30pm)
* Brentwood Concert Series: Poulenc Trio – Brentwood Presb. Church, Bby (7:30pm)
* Third Thursday Vocal Jazz Jam hosted by Nancy Newman – Cottage Bistro
* Denis Matsuev [piano] – Chan Centre
* Here and NOW Improv Series: Merger – Merge
* Al Foreman Trio – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe
* CJBS: Miles Black Plays the Music of Bud Powell – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Paul Rushka Trio – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)
* Sick Boss w. Chad MacQuarrie – Princeton Pub, Powell St (9pm) [FREE]
* Tanga – Guilt & Co [Gastown] (10pm)

Fri [Oct 21]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2:30-5:30pm)
* CJBS Happy Hour: Jennifer Scott – Frankie’s Jazz Club (4-6pm) [No Cover]
* Early Music Vancouver: Fretwork In Nomine – Christ Church Cathedral (7:30pm)
* Coop Radio Fundraiser: Red Herring – Princeton Pub, Powell St
* Siobhan Walsh Group – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe
* CJBS: Cory Weeds/David Hazeltine CD Release – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Kay Meek Centre
* 9th Annual Peter Tosh Tribute – Rickshaw Theatre
* blue dirt girl – Backspace
* Old Time Dance Party – Wise Hall
* Lisa Cay Miller Lessing Stories w. guests Rachel Iwaasa & Dana Reason – Pyatt Hall
* Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra feat. Noah Preminger – Pat’s Pub (8:30pm)

Sat [Oct 22]:——————————————————————–
* Blue and Red Make Purple: A Concert with Jennifer Gasoi – Waterfront Theatre (10:30-11:30am)
* Lloyd Arntzen and friends (and family!) – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Tom Keenlyside/Bill Coon – East Van House Concert [houseconcertsvancouver@gmail.com] (7pm)
* Shari Ulrich – Blue Frog Studio, White Rock (7pm)
* Pepe Romero and Friends – Chan Centre (7pm)
* Gabriel Mark Hasselbach – Ten Ten Tapas (7pm)
* East Van Opry – Rio Theatre (7:30pm)
* Matthew Barber/Jill Barber – Vogue Theatre
* Rogue Folk Club: Roy Forbes – St. James Hall
* Simrit – Unity of Vancouver
* Siobhan Walsh Group – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe
* Caravan World Rhythms: Opa Tsupa! w. King Ferus Mustafov & Band – Russian Hall
* CJBS: Cory Weeds/David Hazeltine CD Release – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* CJBS Bright Moments Series: Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri – Western Front
* Tiny Pyramids – Cassette Release Show! – The Lido (9pm)

Sun [Oct 23]:——————————————————————–
* Tom Keenlyside/Bill Coon – East Van House Concert [houseconcertsvancouver@gmail.com] (3pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Bob Liley’s Sanctuary AllStars – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (4pm)
* Jazz Vespers: Deanna Knight Trio – Northwood United Church, Surrey (4pm)
* Linda Villarreal & Good Company – Kino Cafe (3-5pm)
* Co-op Radio and Aloha Monday Benefit: Royal Aloha Monday Orchestra – Kino Cafe (6-8pm)
* Brent Gubbels Quartet – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* Jam Session w. Gabriel Mark Hasselbach – Sylvia Hotel (7-9pm)
* Dan Bern and Jack Garton and The Demon Squadron – WISE Hall
* CJBS: Karin Plato Quintet – Frankie’s Jazz Club

Mon [Oct 24]:——————————————————————–
* New Orchestra Workshop Improvisation Series – Western Front (3:30-5:30pm & 6-8pm) [FREE]
* Jam Session – Gallery Bistro [Port Moody] (7:30-9:30pm)
* Jam Session w. Sharon Minemoto at The Patricia – Pat’s Pub
* HOT JAZZ JAM w. Kayden Gorden & Friends – The Yale (9:15pm)

Tue [Oct 25]:——————————————————————–
* Wild Years Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2:30-5pm)
* Turning Point Ensemble w. EMC+ (ensemble contemporain de Montréal) – Orpheum Annex
* Parker Abbott Trio Elevation CD Release – China Cloud
* Sawdust Collector Series: Cow Trance – Gold Saucer (9pm)

Wed [Oct 26]:——————————————————————–
* CJBS Happy Hour: James Danderfer – Frankie’s Jazz Club (4-6pm) [No Cover]
* Van Django – Provence Marinaside (6-9pm) [No Cover]
* Cory Weeds/Bill Coon Quartet – Italian Cultural Centre (7:00pm)
* Jazz Evensong: Hip Pocket Trio – Brentwood Presb. Church, Bby
* Nomads – Presentation House, North Van
* Van Django – Guilt & Co [Gastown]
* Khari Wendell McClelland and Friends – Hidden City Records

Thu [Oct 27]:——————————————————————–
* Merge Monthly Improv Series #5 & NOW Marathon! (many great improvisers local & imported!) – Merge (7pm-Midnight!)
* CJBS: Willie Jones III All-Stars – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Ray Ayotte’s Impromptu w. Michael Creber & Keith Bennett – Blue Martini Jazz Cafe
* David Sikula Trio – Tangent Cafe (8:30-11:30pm)

Fri [Oct 28]:——————————————————————–
* A-Trane Radio Program – 100.5FM or http://www.coopradio.org (2:30-5:30pm)
* CJBS Happy Hour: Willie MacCalder – Frankie’s Jazz Club (4-6pm) [No Cover]
* Derek Warfield + The Young Wolfe Tones – Blue Frog (7pm)
* Cap Jazz Series: Donny McCaslin w. A Band & NiteCap – Blueshore/Capilano Theatre
* Dwight Yoakam – Hard Rock Casino
* Geoff Berner’s Cowboy Halloween – LanaLou’s
* Rogue Folk Club: James Keelaghan – St. James Hall
* Paul Plimley/Clyde Reed/Curtis Andrews – Waterlou House Concert
* CJBS: Willie Jones III All-Stars – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Haram w. Micheal Blake – VCC Auditorium
* Vancouver Meets Montreal: ElkHorn & Elizabeth Lima; Sick Boss Trio & Yves Charuest – Merge (9:30pm)

Sat [Oct 29]:——————————————————————–
* Karen Graves Quartet – Pat’s Pub (3-7pm) [FREE]
* Midnight Blue – Local Loft, 2083 Alma Street (7pm)
* Derek Warfield + The Young Wolfe Tones – Blue Frog (7pm)
* Gabriel Mark Hasselbach – Ten Ten Tapas (7pm)
* Trace Bundy – Blueshore/Capilano Theatre (7pm)
* Joe Trio – Centennial Theatre (7:30pm)
* Hallowe’en Forbidden Planet of Tribute Bands – WISE Hall
* CJBS: Siobhan Walsh Group – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* WHC Halloween Party: Paul Plimley/Clyde Reed/Curtis Andrews – Waterlou House Concert
* Geoff Berner’s Cowboy Halloween + Sarah Wheeler – LanaLou’s

Sun [Oct 30]: ——————————————————————–
* Jazz Vespers: Siobhan Walsh – St. Andrew’s-Wesley [outside this week] (4pm)
* Michael Blake’s Variety Hour – Tangent Cafe (6-9pm)
* Jam Session w. Gabriel Mark Hasselbach – Sylvia Hotel (7-9pm)
* Paranormal Piano/Scary Piano Music w. Corey Hamm – UBC Music School (7-9pm)
* Cap Global Roots Series: Derek Gripper – Presentation House, North Van
* CJBS: The Hot Mammas – Frankie’s Jazz Club
* Tribute for Elizabeth Fischer – 1305 Powell St (9pm-Midnight)

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