Concert Archives

2017 Performances

Frankie's Big Band Mondays
Jan. 30, 2017 - 8:00 PM
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
604-688-6368


​Jazz for Barb Series
Wednesay March 23,2017
Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan, 7:30 - 9:30 PM


2016 Performances

​Jazz for Barb Series

Thursday Feb. 25,2016
Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan, 7:30 - 9:30 PM


Frankie's Big Band Mondays
Nov. 7, 2016 - 8:00 PM
765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
604-688-6368


2015 Performances

Jill Townsend Big Band CD release of Legacy: The Music of Ross Taggart, presented as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 30, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Pyatt Hall 


2014 Performances

Sunday Nov 23, 2014
Pat's Pub
403 East Hastings St.
7:00 PM


Jill Townsend Big Band with vocalist 
Denzal Sinclaire
Tribute to Sinatra 
at the Sands
April 4 & 5th, 2014
Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music
7:30 PM
Click on these links for Tickets or Info:
Fri Apr. 4 and Sat Apr. 5, 2014

2013 Performances

Thursday January 10th, 2013
El Barrio@X-cite Grill Restaurant
2270 East Hastings Street   
604- 569--2220
9:30pm
Suggested donation $10.00
 
 Sunday January 27th 2013
The Jill Townsend Big Band returns to the Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club!
3611 West Broadway, 604-738-1959
sets:8:00 and 9:30pm
$15
http://www.cellarjazz.com

May 24, 2013
Pat's Pub
403 East Hastings St.
604-255-4301
8:00 PM

June 30, 2013
The Jill Townsend Big Band plays Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club!
3611 West Broadway, 
604-738-1959
sets:8:00 & 9:30 PM
$44.99 including 2 course meal (show only option not available) 
http://www.cellarjazz.com

JILL TOWNSEND BIG BAND PLAYS THE MUSIC OF KENNY WHEELER
featuring Brad Turner trumpet, Hugh Fraser piano, Jennifer Scott voice
Aug 30 & Aug 31, 
Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
604-738-1959     
sets:8:00 & 9:30 PM                                   
2012 Performances
Sunday Jan. 8th 2012
The Jill Townsend Big Band returns to the Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club!
 3611 West Broadway, 
 604-738-1959 
sets:8:00 and 9:30pm
$16
http://www.cellarjazz.com/
 
Thursday Jan. 12 2012 The Jill Townsend Big Band performs at El Barrio Latino Restaurant
2270 East Hastings, just west of Nanaimo St 
604-569-2220
sets 9:30 and 11:00
cover by donation

2011 Performances
Sunday July 3rd, 2011
Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
604-738-1959
For more Information:
http://www.cellarjazz.com/
 
Sunday June 12th, 2011
Jazz Vespers @ St Andrews Wesley United Church
corner of Nelson & Burrard
4pm


2010 Performances
Sunday Nov. 28th 2010
Jazz Vespers @ St Andrew's Wesley United Church (corner of Burrard & Nelson) 
4pm
 
Sunday Dec. 12th 2010
Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club
3611 W Broadway
604-738-1959
7:30pm
 
Wed June 16th 2010
Cellar Jazz Restaurant
3611 West Broadway
604-738-1959
8:30 and 10:15

Sunday March 7th 2010
Jazz Vespers
St. Andrews Wesley
United Church
Burrard & Nelson,
Vancouver
4:00 pm

2009 Performances
Wednesday Oct. 7/09
The Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
Sets: 8:30 & 10:00 pm

Sunday Sept. 27/09
Jazz Vespers
St. Andrews Wesley
United Church
Burrard & Nelson,
Vancouver
4:00 pm

March 27/09 
Birch Theatre at Capilano University
in concert with 
Jiggs Whigham
jiggswhigham.com
8:00pm

February 16/09
Kiwanis Festival
Birch Theatre
Capilano University
7:30 pm

January 18/09
Jazz Vespers
St. Andrews Wesley
United Church
Burrard & Nelson, 
Vancouver
4:00 pm

2008 Performances
Thursday April 24th
The Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
Sets: 8:30 and 10:00 pm

Saturday September 30th
Pender Harbour Jazz Festival
Pender Harbour Landing
1:30-3:30pm

Thursday October 30th
The Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
8:30 

2007 Performances
January 2007 The JTBB had the distinct honour and privilege of being invited to perform at the International Association for Jazz Education Conference (IAJE) in New York.
We premiered a new work by Socan Established Composer Award winner, world renowned trombonist Ian McDougall, as well as the Emerging Composer Award Winner, Toronto bassist Mike McClennan. We also performed selections from our own repertoire of original Canadian compositions.

TOM LEE MUSIC HALLS
FUNDRAISER concert
Sunday January 7th @7:00pm.

Friday Jan 5th & Saturday Jan 6th
The Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
Sets: 8:30 and 10:00 pm

February 28th, Wednesday 
Jill Townsend Big Band to perform at 
the Mike Reveley tribute concert
Birch Theatre, Capilano Concert
details Mike Reveley Tribute

Thursday, Sept. 13th
The Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
Sets: 8:30 and 10:00pm

Sunday, Oct. 28th
Jazz Vespers
St. Andrews Wesley United Church
Burrard & Nelson, Vancouver
4:00 pm

2006 Performances
Sunday January 22/06
Jazz Vespers 
St Andrews Wesley United Church 
1012 Nelson (at Burrard)
 604-683-4574
4:00pm    
  
Thursday February  23/06
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:30 and 10:15

Monday June 26/06
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:30 and 10:15

Friday  August 11/06
Festival Vancouver
8 pm
Vancouver East Cultural Centre 1895 Venables Street

Wednesday, September 20/06 
SEATTLE WOMEN'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA (SWOJO)
with special guest Jill Townsend 
Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30pm 
Triple Door Mainstage, Seattle
The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) will perform an all-ages concert at the Triple Door Mainstage on Wednesday, September 20, featuring music composed, arranged and conducted by Jill Townsend.

Vancouver based arranger/composer Jill Townsend is the principal composer and conductor for the Jill Townsend Big Band, a seventeen piece jazz ensemble. As a trombonist, Jill has performed with many notable artists including Kenny Wheeler, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles and Chuck Israels. 

Jill's band has released their premiere CD, "Tales from the Sea", which has
received favorable attention in Canada, the US and Europe. The National Jazz Awards (Canada) nominated JTBB in 2006 for best "Large Jazz Ensemble".

She has had her music recorded and performed by various groups in Canada and the United States, most notably the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra. 

SWOJO is proud to bring Jill to Seattle as the featured composer and
conductor for this special concert. 

2005 Performances
Monday June 27/05
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45      

Thursday March 25/05
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45      
  
Thursday February 10/05
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45   

Thursday September 8/05
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45  

JTBB 5th Birthday Celebration!
Thursday November 17/05
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:30 and 10:15

2004 Performances
Sunday October 31/04 
Jazz Vespers @St Andrews Wesley United Church 
1012 Nelson @ Burrard 
4:00pm  

Thursday October 28/04
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45    

Thursday October 14/04
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
1895 Venables Street at Victoria Dr.
604-251-1363
Tickets $18 and $12
8:00 pm

The 17 piece Jill Townsend Big Band premiers a 4 movement suite by guitarist/composer Bill Coon.  
The concert will feature a superb array of soloists including Brad Turner, Campbell Ryga, Dennis Esson and Dave Robbins. 
Other highlights include new works by 
composer/leader Jill Townsend.

Friday October 1/04
Free Concert in Celebration of International Music Day
Alice Mackay Room, Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia St.
sponsored by VMA/MPTF/Heritage Canada
12:00 pm   

Thursday June 10th/04 
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45

Friday April 9th/04 
The Bill Coon Trio
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45  

Thursday April 8th/04 
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45    

Wednesday February 25th/04 
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45 
  
Sunday January 25th/04 
Jazz Vespers @St Andrews Wesley United Church 
1012 Nelson @ Burrard 
4:00pm      

Thursday January 22nd/04 
The Cellar
3611 West Broadway, Van.
604-738-1959
2 shows at 8:00 and 9:45  

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