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Keys to the Streets Jam session to raise money for Vancouver public pianos

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Jack Hauen Jul 04, 2016 4:51 am

Woodward’s will be filled with the dulcet tones of some of Vancouver’s finest ivory ticklers on July 11.

The Jam session aims to raise money and awareness for Keys to the Streets – you might recognize the three year-old program as the program that puts those brightly-painted pianos around Vancouver for anyone to play over the summer.

There are 10 pianos that will be placed around the city this summer, as well as one “travelling piano” that roams around as it sees fit. The funds from the jam session will go towards transporting them to the streets, honorariums for the artists who paint the pianos, and adding new pianos, like the one they’re introducing this year: the Imagine piano, inspired by the John Lennon song. It will be painted by local First Nations artist Zola and will live in the Woodward’s atrium.

Performing at Woodward’s will be Willa, Dan Moxom of Bend Sinister, The Ruffled Feathers and Colour the Wild, as well as a “surprise celebrity” at the end of the event.

Admission-wise, they ask for a donation of $5 – you can donate in advance here, or when you get there.

Woodward’s Jam Session for Keys to the Streets

Where: Woodward’s Atrium – 351 Abbot Street, Vancouver

When: Monday, July 11

Time: 6 to 8 pm, doors at 5:30 pm

Admission: $5


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Jack Hauen
Jack is a fourth-year UBC student, coordinating editor of The Ubyssey, and two golden retrievers in a human suit.

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