VHJ SummerStage

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown 2023
Hosted by Yaletown BIA and curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society, celebrates Canadian live hot jazz with 18 talented local bands who will play for your listening and dancing pleasure in a beautiful, sun-dappled outdoor square this summer.  

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Now expanding to three weeks of Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, our popular series features free, live jazz starting June 14th. The event is organized into three early jazz genres: New Orleans Hot Jazz, Hot Club Django Jazz & Swing Era Hot Jazz to delight your ears and heat up your dancing feet.

Bring your dancing shoes to this 9-day FREE outdoor live jazz concerts and dances. There’ll be complimentary dance lessons in the evenings to get you swinging on the dance floor.

June 14 – 30, 2023
Lunch Hour: 12:15 – 2:00pm
Happy Hour: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Bill Curtis Square (adjacent to Yaletown Roundhouse Canada Line Station)
COST: Free



Week I – New Orleans Hot Jazz:

Wednesday, June 14
12:15-2:00pm: Noah Gotfrit Quartet
5:30-7:30pm: Tim Sars Quartet
6:15pm: dance lesson with Jacky & Sally (Lindy Hop)

Thursday, June 15
12:15-2:00pm: Harmeet Kaur Virdee Quartet
5:30-7:30pm: Jason Winikoff Hot 4
6:15pm: dance lesson with Jeffrey Dawson (Tap)

Friday, June 16
12:15-2:00pm: Gin Mill Ramblers
5:30-7:30pm: Bonnie Northgraves Quintet
6:15pm: dance lesson with Doug Barber (Solo Jazz)

Week II – Hot Club Django Jazz:

Wednesday, June 21
12:15-2:00pm: Aaron Loewen’s Django Jazz All-Stars
5:30-7:30pm: Djangoesque with Don Ogilvie
6:15pm: dance lesson with Jacky & Sally (Lindy Hop)

Thursday, June 22
12:15-2:00pm: Clara Rose and Friends
5:30-7:30pm: Van Django
6:15pm: dance lesson with Matt & Angie (Balboa)

Friday, June 23
12:15-2:00pm: Ella Ozz and the Wizards of Swing
5:30-7:30pm: The Lawless Firm
6:15pm: dance lesson with Tanya & Barney (Foxtrot)

Week III – Swing Era Hot Jazz:

Wednesday, June 28
12:15-2:00pm: Casey Thomas-Burns Swing Band
5:30-7:30pm: Rumrunners Jazz Band featuring Tom Arntzen
6:15pm: dance lesson with Doug Barber (Solo Jazz)

Thursday, June 29
12:15-2:00pm: Joe Abbott’s Swing Team
5:30-7:30pm: Brad Shigeta’s Swingtime Band
6:15pm: dance lesson with Jason & Vivien (Collegiate Shag) 

Friday, June 30
12:15-2:00pm: Shiggy’s Big 4
5:30-7:30pm: Josh Roberts Quintet
6:15pm: dance lesson with Cam & Carla (Lindy Hop)


Celebrating summer and live hot jazz in Vancouver, VHJ SummerStage concert series are organized by Vancity Hot Jazz Society in partnership with local organizations and musical talents to further promote and spread our love for live hot jazz.