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:  BLACKSTICK feat. Lloyd Arntzen
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.

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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!


joe abbottVHJ SummerStage: 

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown
As part of Vancity Hot Jazz SummerStage and Yaletown BIA Let’s Hear IT For Yaletown, celebrating Canadian live music in the beautiful outdoor summer Yaletown setting.

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 so you too can join the party and dance to live hot jazz.

Visit Yaletown and join the community at Bill Curtis Square (Canada Line Roundhouse Station at Mainland and Davie) for free performances from Monday, June 24th to Friday, June 28th, 2019.

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

Bring your dancing shoes, listening ears, fun loving summer spirits and join VHJ SummerStage: Let’s Hear It For Yaletown!!