Brian Jackson / Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Presents
ALL AGES

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Performance Works

1218 Cartwright

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description
Presented by the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society as part of the Performance Works Series in the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

About this Event

The late Gil Scott-Heron is revered as one of the founding fathers of spoken word. He and his musical co-conspirators invented a style at the crossroads of jazz, soul, blues, and funk: deeply political and in turns terrifying and uplifting. Keyboard player and flutist Brian Jackson co-composed many of the poet’s recorded masterpieces. The pair’s 1974 Winter in America was lauded as "a masterwork of ghetto melancholia and stark political gravitas,” and included their most commercially successful song, “The Bottle.” This project both pays homage to Scott-Heron and continues his work—from his sharp and speculative vision to his poetic versatility. Thanks to Consulat général de France à Vancouver.

Venue/Show Details

  • This event is general admission with a mix of cabaret style seating & standing room. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat.
  • Lobby, bar & box office are open one hour prior to performance, doors for seating open approx. 30 minutes before show time.
  • Please note: credit card & debit are available only at the bar. We recommend bringing cash for any artist merchandise you may wish to purchase! Additionally, there is no ATM on site but there is one right beside us in the Granville Island Hotel.
  • Venue is fully accessible. For questions or to book accessibility seating, please contact our box office: 604-872-5200 x5 / boxoffice@coastaljazz.ca

Date and Time

Location

Performance Works

1218 Cartwright

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved