When: June 10-12 2022
Where: Locations around White Rock
White Rock will be the swinging-est place around from June 10th to 12th! Introducing the new White Rock Jazz and Blues Festival.
During the daytime, enjoy free public outdoor performances at locations throughout White Rock – and in the evening, ticketed performances including this year’s headliner: Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues Band! – Find tickets at www.bluefrogstudios.ca
We’re so excited to help foster the return of live performances to White Rock!
Keep an eye out on our social media for more details to come.
Saturday, June 11
Sunday, Sunday 12
For over four decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s leading blues band. The mix of swing, blues, jazz, rock & roll and r & b has an appeal so wide that people from seven to seventy swing side by side at a Powder Blues concert. Over the years the band has toured non-stop through Canada, the United States and overseas, spreading feel-good music that makes people dance and shout.
The RazzMaJazz Ensemble is a popular and entertaining band that performs traditional jazz creole, dixieland and blues style music. The ensemble started its musical journey performing on a riverboat on the Fraser River in 1998 and has since played at many festivals, conferences, special events and dance halls. Comprised of top professional jazz musicians, the six-piece band features multiple horns and a swinging rhythm section.
The Hillbettys are a Vancouver-based band of women playing old-timey, Appalachian folk, country, and gospel music on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh nations.
Rocky Riobo. Classically trained. Jazz influenced. Theatrically driven. Rocky has been studying voice since the age of 5. She has sung in choirs and vocal jazz groups, received several medals and awards over the years from the Chilliwack Lions Music and Dance Festival and the Langley Kiwanis Music Festival, and currently plays keys and sings in the Vancouver rock band Dead Churches. Rocky is also asked to play all over the lower mainland with her jazz trio The Rocky Riobo Trio.
Alex Browne is an entertainment fixture on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. He brings his authentic renditions of the great hits of the 20s and 30s to the stage with an amazing group of talented musicians. From his ongoing entertainment editor position with the Peace Arch News, his performances at the White Rock Playhouse, and his magnificent musical performances, Alex truly is an arts man around town.
Dave Paterson has been a distinctive performer on the west coast scene in both acoustic and electric blues. As a solo act Dave re-interprets the country blues and country masters on vintage guitars while accompanying himself on harmonica (rack style). With a repertoire that ranges from Robert Johnson and Jimmy Reed on through to Hank Williams listeners are taken down the country roads and railway lines of the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s.
Teapot in the Tuba is a versatile duo forges music from cherished essentials that fit together perfectly but unexpectedly like a teapot in the bell of a tuba. Mike WT Allen (Composer Director of Space Elevator) on clarinet and Katheryn Petersen (Accordion Noir Festival Director, 2010-2017) on accordion bring formidable composition and improvisation expertise to repertoire that mingles traditional, Jazz, popular and world influences in fabled and original combinations.
Annie Brown on fiddle and Mike Brown on clarinet cover a wide range of music from video games and anime film including Super Mario, Undertale, Chrono Trigger, My Neighbour Totoro and Naruto. With authentic backing tracks spanning many genres and audience participation, there is sure to be something for everyone!