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Jazz in the Plaza

Civic Plaza, West 14th Street and Lonsdale Avenue

The North Shore Jazz Festival Concert Series returns to the Civic Plaza bringing two afternoons of free live music to the community.

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2016 Jazz in the Plaza Lineup

Huu Bac Quintet with Jou Tou

June 25th - 1pm
Civic Plaza (14th& Lonsdale) FREE

The Huu Bac Quintet blends jazz and world music seamlessly. Vietnamese born Huu Bac Quach uses everything in his cultural palette, from the Chinese fiddle and the Andean flute to the jazz guitar creating a sound that is simultaneously familiar and mysterious. The quintet will be joined by Vancouver based world music ensemble Jou Tou. With Huu Bac Quach dan bau, erhu, quena, guitar, Guillaume Martineau piano, Jean-Félix Mailloux bass, Marie-Neige Lavigne violin and Etienne Mason drums Jou tou features Andre Thibault flamenco guitar & oud) and Qiu Xia He pipa

Saturday July 2nd
Civic Plaza (14th & Lonsdale), FREE

Sweet Papa Lowdown is a unique ensemble of swingin' musicians who bring a modern take to the classic jazz and blues tunes of the 1920's and 30's. Drawing from such past masters as Ma Rainey, Bo Carter and Leroy Carr, the band combines the raw intensity of country string blues with the sophisticated horns of New Orleans. With Jeff Shucard vocals, guitar, Rick Van Krugel mandolin, comb, vocals, Dan Marcus horn bass, trombone and Blaine Dunaway violin, trumpet.

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