RHPC Innovation Series Weekend Pass

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents

RHPC Innovation Series Weekend Pass

Sat · June 30, 2018 - Sun · July 1, 2018

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:30 pm

Roundhouse Performance Centre

Vancouver, BC

$32 in advance / $35 at the door

RHPC Innovation Series Weekend Pass
RHPC Innovation Series Weekend Pass
Wabi - Chris Gestrin & Bernie Arai
Saturday, June 30 at The Roundhouse Performance Centre
Show 1:30 PM Doors 1:00 PM
Tickets $10 at door only

Celebrated Vancouver jazz masters Bernie Arai drums and Chris Gestrin piano explore shibusa, the Japanese aesthetic principle of simple, subtle, unobtrusive beauty. Longtime musical compatriots in numerous ensembles, Wabi strips bass from the traditional piano trio format to create duets that explore incompleteness, sparse quietude, and the beauty of imperfection.


Peter Van Huffel's GORILLA MASK
Saturday, June 30 at The Roundhouse Performance Centre
Show 3:15 PM Doors 2:45 PM
Tickets $10 at door only

“GORILLA MASK has created the perfect gateway drug into jazz for Henry Rollins fans.”—Something Else
While their pummeling odd-time grooves, searing melodies, and explosive improvisations skirt the edge of total sonic chaos, hard-slamming Berlin rock/metal/free jazz trio GORILLA MASK somehow maintain full control of their beastly sound. All About Jazz calls Canadian ex-pat Van Huffel “one of the most intense performers” on the alto sax, and he brings visceral and intellectual fire to the gritty avant power trio’s heavy rhythms. With Roland Fidezius bass/effects and Rudi Fischerlehner drums, Peter Van Huffel’s GORILLA MASK is divergent, subversive brilliance. Thanks to Goethe-Institut, Canada Council for the Arts.


Josh Zubot, Valentin Ceccaldi, Sylvain Darrifourcq
Saturday, June 30 at The Roundhouse Performance Centre
Show 5:00 PM Doors 4:30 PM
Tickets $10 at door only

Before relocating to Vancouver in 2017, violinist/violist Josh Zubot was a fixture in Montreal’s music community working with Ratchet Orchestra, Sam Shalabi, and The Barr Brothers. He’s now made himself at home in the genre-defying West Coast improv scene, where he explores jazz, classical, folk, and beyond. Alternating between knotty plucking and fire starter bowing, French cellist Valentin Ceccaldi lays down grooves rivalling the heaviest of bassists, while the pointillist and playful Sylvain Darrifourcq’s abstract drumming keeps audiences in thrilling suspense. Thanks to SPEDIDAM France.


Lindha and Fabian Kallerdahl
Sunday, July 1 at The Roundhouse Performance Centre
Show 1:30 PM Doors 1:00 PM
Tickets $10 at door only

Lindha Kallerdahl’s voice is “like a little bit of every kind of sound that a person can make” (Vice). One of Sweden’s most groundbreaking jazz singers, Lindha has worked with William Parker, Sonic Youth, and performance artist Marina Abramovic. Jazz in Sweden Award-winning pianist Fabian Kallerdahl is known for his intelligent, adventurous playing in MUSICMUSICMUSIC, and as founder of Sweden’s leading jazz/improv label, HOOB Records. Their new album, The Thrill Is Gone, features improvisations gently interwoven with interpretations of classic tunes, such as their bold and wintery take on the title track.


Billy Mintz and John Gross
Sunday, July 1 at The Roundhouse Performance Centre
Show 3:15 PM Doors 2:45 PM
Tickets $10 at door only

A master of saxophone multi-phonics (he literally wrote the book on it!), former Portlander/new-Vancouverite John Gross has played with Don Ellis, Tony Malaby, and Lionel Hampton. “Painterly and understated in his singular approach to music” (Willamette Week), drummer Billy Mintz has worked with Lee Konitz, Charles Lloyd, and Sylvie Courvoisier.


FREEDOM MUZIK
Sunday, July 1 at The Roundhouse Performance Centre
Show 5:00 PM Doors 4:30 PM
Tickets $10 at door only

From the curatorial mind of bassist/host Colin Cowan, FREEDOM MUZIK is a diverse free improvisation series. Musicians’ names are drawn from a chalice to create short improvs for duos, trios, quartets, etc. In the second half of the concert, the full ensemble joins forces to create a longer improvised suite. Participants include France’s Sylvain Darriforcq drums and Valentin Ceccaldi cello, American trumpeter Jaimie Branch, Sweden’s Mats Äleklint trombone and Andreas Werliin drums, and Vancouver improvisers Lisa Cay Miller piano, Peggy Lee cello, Giorgio Magnanensi piano/electronics/visuals, Elisa Thorn harp, Joshua Zubot violin, and Sam Davidson clarinet/EWI.
Venue Information:
Roundhouse Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2T9
http://roundhouse.ca/