5 drummers to check out at the 2018 TD International Jazz Fest

Jun 15 2018, 8:26 pm

The TD Jazz Music Festival is back in Vancouver this month, and if you’re a fan of the drums, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

This year, the festival features some seriously talented drummers that will have you out of your seat and on the dance floor.

From Dan Weiss Starebaby to the Dave King Trucking Company, here are five drumming acts you’ve got to check out at this year’s TD Jazz Music Festival.

Dan Weiss Starebaby feat. Taborn, Dunn, Mitchell, Monder

Hailed as one of the top five jazz drummers by The New York Times, Dan Weiss’s forward-thinking compositions and innovative playing have pushed musical limits for years.

When: Sunday, June 24
Where: The Ironworks — 235 Alexander Street, Vancouver
9:30 pm
Tickets: Available online, from $23

Jerry Granelli feat Robben Ford, Bob Lanzetti, J.Anthony Granelli & Horns

A dynamic force in jazz and improvisation for 60 years, Halifax-based drummer Jerry Granelli is a national treasure who’s played with Ornette Coleman, Sly Stone, and Vince Guaraldi.

When: Monday, June 25
Where: Performance Works —1218 Cartwright St., Vancouver
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Tickets: Available online, from $28

Dave King Trucking Company

King is known as a “wonderfully aggressive, disruptive, driving drummer” who melds jazz percussion with his love of rock music.

When: Tuesday, June 26
Where:  The Ironworks—235 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Time: Doors at 9 pm, show at 9:30 pm
Tickets: Available online, from $23

Kai Basanta

Futuristic and funky, KNOWER is the imaginative brainchild of drummer and producer Louis Cole and singer Genevieve Artadi.

When: Wednesday, June 27
Where: Imperial—319 Main Street, Vancouver
Time: 9 pm
Tickets: Available online, from $23

The Temporal Drum Set

This performance will investigate real and imagined percussion sounds beyond the hearing spectrum.

When: Performances on June 26, 27, 28, and 29
Where: Western Front—303 E 8th, Vancouver
Time: Various times, check website for details
Tickets: Available online, from $10-$15

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2018

When: Friday, June 22 to Sunday, July 1
Time: Start times vary by performance, check the schedule for more details
Where: Various venues around Vancouver
Tickets: Can be purchased online, prices ranging from free to $41

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