If you have not heard Jeremy Wong and band perform - you are missing out! Jeremy has played the Bistro before - and we recognize that this guy has major Talent. And all who know him know he is a Jazz connoisseur. Each show is unique - and each show, Jeremy out-does himself. You gotta come and hear this amazing group!
You gotta hear these guys - great music! They are currently doing a European Tour (May/June) - and we are so pleased to have them play the Gallery Bistro on their return! Bound to be a super time! Don't miss out....
Emerging from a punk rock background and a blues string band ..... The Burying Ground trades in authentically delivered, rustic old-timey country-blues, and swinging, jazz-flecked folk music. In all honesty, beyond this you need little in the way of descriptors from me, as a look at the influences listed on the band’s website presents a rounded summation of what The Burying Ground is all about: Blind Blake, Bessie Smith, the Reverend Gary Davis, Memphis Minnie, Big Bill Broonzy and Jimmie Rodgers are all cited, and other unlisted artists – such as Louis Armstrong – spring to mind .... David Morrison
watch for details on these additional Summer Dinner Concerts:
Sept 8 - Arsen Shomakhov (one of the best blues guitarists around)
Sept 15 - Story House (folk, bluegrass, fun!)
From Nova Scotia - back again this summer - sure to be a full house (again)
so get your tickets today to avoid disappointment.
Great food, Fantastic Folk music - its gonna be a Super Special night.
Fraser Union present some songs a cappella and others accompanied by a variety of instruments including guitars, mandolins, dobro and banjo. They've performed, for example, at the Filberg Festival, ArtsWells Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Seattle Folklife Festival, Islands Folk Festival, Mayworks, Winter Roots Festival, the National Conference of Teachers of English, the Working Knowledge Conference at UBC, and countless benefits and coffee houses.
Fraser Union has been heard many times on CBC radio: nationally with Max Ferguson and Bill Richardson; locally with Paul Grant, Mark Forsythe, David Grierson, Kathryn Gretsinger, Sheryl MacKay and others.
We will be closed Aug 4 through 7th
(Saturday through Tuesday)
So no Monday Night Jazz Jam on Monday Aug 6.
Have a great mid-summer break -
see you back at the Bistro soon .
Helen, Rainer & Bistro staff
Back touring in our area from Chcago. ....
Folks who saw her last year were thrilled - and surely will want to see and hear her again! So just to let you know that these tickets are limited and no doubt will go quickly.
Alan has had a great career - and he continues to WOW his audiences. He has appeared with Bob Dylan, BB King, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin and many others.
Don't miss this night of top-notch entertainment!
From Mexico - Josue and Paulina - SATURDAY, July 21 - also - JOHN GONZALEZ from Colombia - a great evening of world music
This will be a world class evening. With the talent of these three - the evening will be amazingly diverse - and fun - so grab your tickets fast! Doors open at 6:30pm, Dinner at 7pm, concert at 8pm.
Josué is a native Cuban - currently living in Mexico - who has studied various forms of music - and can switch from flamenco to jazz to folk in a heartbeat. Paulina - a Mexican - has a voice that is fabulous and versatile - and whether singing Fado music (Portuguese soul), Mexican folk songs or southern blues - she is equally comfortable and natural.
Together - these two have just compiled a new CD entitled "Ya Dios Dirá" - literally translated "God will say" or how we might say "Time Will Tell". This album will be presented for the first time on this Western Canadian Tour - so be one of the first to enjoy it!
Meanwhile check out Paulina's Fado rendition here - called Lagrima (with Josue on guitar)
One of Josué's most admired musicians was Spanish virtuoso guitarist, Paco de Lucía whom he met. Check out this link to hear Josue playing one of Paco de Lucia's compositions La Barrosa http://www.josuetacoronte.com/paco-de-lucia.html
Josue performed at the Zihuatanejo International Guitarfest (Mexico) in 2014 and again this year in March 2018. Through that fest - he met Cousin Harley aka Paul Pigat - mr rockabilly himself - and from that connection - who KNOWS what songs are brewing and what fusion tunes will escape from Josue's guitar. I am on the edge of my seat!
If you have heard Colombian vallenato style music - then you know how sensational it is!
If not - here is your chance. John Gonzalez - from Colombia - plays this wonderful accordion folk music - and more!
Get your tickets while you can....