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

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Ka­masi Wash­ing­ton

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.

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