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Free Vancouver Jazz Festival Concerts

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The 2022 Vancouver International Jazz Festival runs from June 24th until July 3rd and includes dozens of both free and ticketed jazz performances.

Last year the festival featured just virtual events because of the pandemic. This year, however, they’re offering live, in-person performances!

 

Jazz Festival Free Concerts Lineup

Below is a list of free concerts that are happening during the festival this year. Details for all concerts are subject to change. Click Vancouver Jazz Festival for more information about the festival in general, or see below for a calendar listing of free concerts.

 

Fort Langley Jazz Festival

 


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Free Jazz Concerts in 2022

The following concerts are taking place at the 2022 festival. All of them are free to attend!

 

Friday, June 24th, 2022

  • Josh Zubot Quartet + Darius Jones – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Terminal Station – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • DJ Koakea + DJ Keilani Rose – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 11:00 pm.

 

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

  • Sister Jazz Orchestra – at Georgia Street Stage at 12:30 pm.
  • Joyce N’Sana – at Civic Plaza in North Vancouver at 1:00 pm.
  • Mary Ancheta Quartet –at Georgia Street Stage at 2:15 pm.
  • Orchid Ensemble – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Pantayo – at Georgia Street Stage at 3:45 pm.
  • Black Gardenia featuring Daphne Roubini – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • Louis Cole Big Band – at Georgia Street Stage at 5:30 pm.
  • Ghost-Note – at Georgia Street Stage at 7:30 pm.
  • DJ O Show – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 11:00 pm.

 

Robson Street Jazz Stage
Robson Street Stage

 

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

  • Jodi Proznick: New Horizons – at Georgia Street Stage at 12:30 pm.
  • Kobo Town – in Lynn Valley Village at 2:00 pm.
  • Greasy G and the Pool Party featuring Jakito! – at Georgia Street Stage at 2:15 pm.
  • Kamil Piotrowicz Trio – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Ludic – at Georgia Street Stage at 3:45 pm.
  • Audrey Ochoa Quartet – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • Tanika Charles – at Georgia Street Stage at 5:30 pm.
  • Malika Tirolien – at Georgia Street Stage at 7:30 pm.

 

Jazz Festival Crowds Downtown
Jazz in the plaza at the Georgia Street Stage

Monday, June 27th, 2022

  • Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Spindle! – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • Littles – at The Ironworks at 5:00 pm.

 

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

  • Dan Wilson Quartet – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Kevin Romain’s Salience Network + Emma Augustsson – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • Primary Trio + Karen Ng / Russell Sholberg / Lisa Ullën – at The Ironworks at 5:00 pm.

 

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

  • Giveton Gelin – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Emily Best – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • Used Gowns + The Nausea – at The Ironworks at 5:00 pm.

 

Jazz Bass Player on Granville Island

 

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

  • Michael Formanek Drome Trio – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Under the Surface – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • John Paton’s Parallax – at The Ironworks at 5:00 pm.

 

Friday, July 1st, 2022

  • Sharon Minemoto Quartet – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 1:00 pm.
  • Andy Milne and Unison – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Strange Worlds Trio – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • OA4 – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 4:30 pm.
  • Why Choir – at The Ironworks at 5:00 pm.
  • Dave Rempis (solo) – at The Ironworks at 5:00 pm.
  • Big Lazy – at West Vancouver Memorial Library at 7:30 pm.
  • DJ Handsome Tiger – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 11:00 pm.

 

Vancouver Craft Beer Festival

 

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

  • Jasper Sloan Yip – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 12:00 pm.
  • Jamie Lee Trio –  at Civic Plaza in North Vancouver at 1:00 pm.
  • The Dardanellas – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 1:45 pm.
  • Simon Millerd Sextet – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Thad Bailey-Mai Quartet – at the Yaletown Roundhouse at 3:00 pm.
  • Blowout Band – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 3:30 pm.
  • Todd Stewart Crescent Quartet – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • Thus Owls – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 5:15 pm.
  • Omianan – at the Yaletown Roundhouse at 6:00 pm.
  • Jo Passed – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 7:00 pm.
  • The Suffers – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 8:45 pm.
  • DJ Kookum – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 11:00 pm.

 

Free Outdoor Concerts

 

Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

  • Kealoha – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 12:00 pm.
  • Parlour Panther – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 1:45 pm.
  • Jeff Younger’s Dark Matter Machine – at Performance Works on Granville Island at 2:30 pm.
  • Mike Bjella Quartet – at the Yaletown Roundhouse at 3:00 pm.
  • Alvaro Rojas’ Gran Kasa – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 3:30 pm.
  • Noah Walker Trio – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 4:00 pm.
  • Tonye Aganaba – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 5:15 pm.
  • Jocelyn Waugh Quartet – at the Yaletown Roundhouse at 6:00 pm.
  • The Modelos – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 7:00 pm.
  • Jeff Parker DJ Set – at David Lam Park Main Stage at 8:45 pm.
  • DJ Paisley Eva – at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island at 11:00 pm.

 

Canada Day Events

 

Jazz Venue Locations

Below is a list of the various venues for most of the free Jazz festival concerts in a typical year. Not all of these venues are going to be used in 2022 but many are. Those that aren’t may return in future years.

  • Performance Works – at 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Performances here take place most days in the early afternoon.
  • Granville Island Public Market Stage – outside the Public Market on the northwest corner of Granville Island. Performances at this venue occur every day at around noon.
  • Granville Island Railspur District Stage – an area basically in the centre of the island, just to the east when you enter Granville Island.
  • Granville Island Ron Basford Park Stage – located at the far south east corner of Granville Island.
  • Robson Street Stage – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Robson Street and Hornby on one weekend.
  • Georgia Street Stage – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in the Plaza at the corner of Georgia Street and Hornby throughout the day on one weekend during the festival.
  • David Lam Park Stage – officially located at 1300 Pacific Boulevard, you’ll find the stage on the big, grassy field right beside the children’s playground.

 

Jazz Fans on Lawns at David Lam Park
Jazz Concert at David Lam Park

 

  • Ironworks Studios – a multi-purpose art and culture centre at 235 Alexander Street in the Downtown East Side. Free concerts usually start at around 4:30 pm every day of the festival.
  • Sounds of Youth Stage – located at Robson Square in Vancouver, this stage features youth jazz bands from all over Vancouver.
  • Lynn Valley Village Stage – found at the corner of Mountain Highway and Lynn Valley Road in North Vancouver.
  • Tom Lee Music Hall – located at 929 Granville Street.
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library – at 1950 Marine Drive in West Vancouver
  • Yaletown Roundhouse has various stages to choose from at 181 Roundhouse Mews.

 

Jazz Concerts Organized by Venues

Jazz Concerts by VenuesBoth free and ticketed concerts take place at other venues too. Check out the Coastal Jazz website for ticketed listings.

The list above, for convenience, is listed in chronological order. It’s what was going to take place in 2022. For a list of concerts organized by location, click Jazz Festival Venues.

 

Other Information

For more information about the festival, click Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

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