Ones to Watch
The fest features local Vancouver musicians you should know by now but probably don’t— established players like pianist Miles Black and saxophonist Cory Weeds, along with up-and- comers like bassist James Meger and teenage vocalist Maya Rae. Here are four
8 p.m., June 24 // Queen Elizabeth Theatre The L. A.-based tenor saxophonist’s groundbreaking three-sided concept album The Epic was a Pitchfork album of the year for 2015.
Vincent Herring Quartet
7:30 p.m., June 25 // Pyatt Hall Herring is an alto saxophone powerhouse with the chops to pull o hard- charging bebop and the soul to turn standard ballads into lingering, meditative arias.
Maya Rae with Miles Black
7:30 p.m., June 30 // Pyatt Hall At 16, Maya Rae possesses lovely, assured vocals that have already earned her high praise, including being dubbed one of the “35 best Canadian jazz artists under 35” by CBC Music.
Drip Audio Night with Sick Boss, Jesse Zubot and Ken Vandermark, Fond of Tigers and Peregrine Falls
9 p.m., June 29 // The Imperial Expect a boundary-bending and riveting sampler evening featuring the virtuosi of Vancouver’s Drip Audio label. Words like indescribable, cacophonous and sublime are all in the ballpark.