VHJ SummerStage

Celebrating summer and live hot jazz in Vancouver, Vancity Hot Jazz SummerStage is organized by Vancity Hot Jazz Society in partnership with local talents and organizations to further encourage and promote a series of live jazz concerts with dancing in the summer.

VHJ SummerStage-LHIFYaletown 2019VHJ SummerStage:
Let’s Hear It For Yaletown 2019
As part of Vancity Hot Jazz SummerStage and hosted by Yaletown BIA, Let’s Hear IT For Yaletown is celebrating Canadian live music in the beautiful outdoor summer Yaletown setting from Monday, June 24th to Friday, June 28th, 2019.

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown, a 5-day FREE outdoor concert series hosted and sponsored by Yaletown BIA and curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society, brings you sounds of some of the best live Canadian hot jazz bands to delight your ears and heat up your dancing feet! Free dance lessons will be provided between sets in the evening sessions so you too can join the party and dance to live hot jazz.

VHJ SummerStage: Let’s Hear It For Yaletown
WHEN:  Monday June 24 – Friday June 28, 2019.
TIME:  Two per day! 12-2pm and 5-7:30pm
WHERE:  Bill Curtis Square (behind Roundhouse Station)


MONDAY, JUNE 24 – New Orleans Party Jazz
Noon – 2:00 PM: Terminal City Brass Band
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Tim Sars Quartet

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 – Vintage Hot Jazz
Noon – 2:00 PM: Milk Crate Bandit
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Phoenix Four with Jim Armstrong

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 – 1930s Jazz & Blues
Noon – 2:00 PM: Josh Roberts Quartet
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Joseph Abbott Swing Team

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 – Django Inspired Gypsy Jazz
Noon – 2:00 PM: The Lawless Firm with Michael Dunn
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Djangoesque with Don Ogilvie

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – Swing Era Jazz
Noon – 2:00 PM: Bonnie Northgraves Quartet
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Brad Shigeta Swingtime Band


VHJ SummerStage:  BLACKSTICK feat. Lloyd ArntzenVHJ SummerStage-BLACKSTICK feat LloydArntzen-ThankYou

Thanks y’all for joining us! Our hearts are still buzzing full of JOY from last night’s VHJ SummerStage: Blackstick feat. Lloyd Arntzen at Peretz Centre!

The biggest THANK YOU to grandpa of Vancouver hot jazz Lloyd Arntzen for bringing such a phenomenal show, together with Evan ArntzenArnt Jeffrey ArntzenGeorgina ArntzenTom ArntzenJen Hodge, and Julian MacDonough. Lloyd & the BLACKSTICK captivated room full of jazz lovers & dancers with pure hot jazz MAGIC!

Again, we truly appreciate all of your participation and continuing support for live hot jazz. Your direct participation makes live hot jazz events, such as last night’s, not only possible, but AMAZING!


With Love ♥️♥️♥️
Vancity Hot Jazz Society

[Original Post Text]
Come celebrate Vancouver traditional jazz with Lloyd Arntzen and his premier band BLACKSTICK at Vancity Hot Jazz SummerStage on Saturday, June 22, 2019. BLACKSTICK will be bringing a fantastic New Orleans jazz party for dancers and hot jazz lovers alike at the Peretz Centre.

VHJ SummerStage: BLACKSTICK feat. Lloyd Arntzen
Date:  Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time:  Doors at 7:30; Show at 8pm
  Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St, Vancouver, BC
Cost:  $20 in Advance; $25 at Door

more info on VHJ SummerStage: BLACKSTICK feat. Lloyd Arntzen FB EventPage

BLACKSTICK amazing lineup:
Lloyd Arntzen – clarinet/soprano sax/vocals
Arnt Arntzen – banjo/guitar/vocals (New York, NY)
Evan Arntzen – clarinet/saxophone/vocals (New York, NY)
Tom Arntzen – piano/vocals
Georgina Arntzen – vocals
Jen Hodge – upright bass
Julian MacDonnough – drums (Seattle, WA)
and special guests from Vancouver and afar joining for this hot jazz celebration!