Play the Vernon Jazz Club

Artists

Thank you for your interest in performing at the Vernon Jazz Club. We only have 4 dates open for early 2020: January 11th, 25th, March 21st, and April 4th.

PLEASE READ THESE DETAILS BEFORE FILLING IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION BELOW!

The Vernon Jazz Society hosts 20 or so bi-weekly gigs each year from September through June at the Vernon Jazz Club.

The Sept 2018 to May 2019 season is now fully booked. All applications will be kept on file.

If you wish to apply for September 2019 to May 2020, please be in touch with Hadrian Merler, our Director of Bookings, via the following application form.

Saturday evening dates are; September 7 and 21, October 5, and 19, November 2, 16 and 30, December 14, and 31st.

2020 Dates are; January 11, 25. February 8, 22. March 7, 21. April 4, 18. May 2, 16.

Please note that as part of your application, you will be asked to send recordings of your current music as a representation of the music you would like to perform at our club.

We are able to provide a Yamaha C108 piano, Peace BeBop drum kit (no cymbals), house PA system, stage monitors, music stands, 8 gelled floodlights and a qualified sound technician – at no cost to the bands.

As well, we provide the following publicity for all the bands we book:

  • Listed on website from beginning of each new season (https://vernonjazz.com)
  • Featured as an Event on our Facebook page
  • Listed in Line-up ad in Vernon’s The Morning Star (local newspaper) at start of each new season
  • Listed in the LiveWire section of the Morning Star the Friday before the gig
  • Featured on VJS homepage two weeks before the gig
  • 4 display ads – 2 in Morning Star and 2 in Morning Star Daily
  • 500+ word promo piece, at the discretion of the Morning Star, on the Wednesday before the gig
  • Email sent out to Vernon Jazz Club members a week before gig
  • Listed on season line-ups which are available at the door and on “table toppers”
  • Mentioned on CBC’s Hot Air at 5:55 on evening of gig

Interested in performing at the Vernon Jazz Club?

Before you request a booking…click here for a map…We are located in Vernon, BC, Canada.
We only have 4 dates open for early 2020: January 11th, 25th, March 21st, and April 4th.

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Upcoming Events

John Stetch and the Gatsby Trio

More information to follow.

Ben Rosenblum

More information to follow

Mike Allen

Spare, elegant, melodic, soaring, fierce – Vancouver’s Mike Allen has arrived as the country’s top jazz saxophonist.  Echoes of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Joe Lovano resonate through Allen’s work, but the Vancouver-based saxman has channeled them into a voice of his own, by turns soulful, intense, lush and dynamic.
-Doug Fischer, Ottawa Citizen

Cory Weeds

It’s easy to remember Cory Weeds. He’s Vancouver’s superstar saxophonist, who blows everyone away with his stellar performances, which often include legendary guest performers.

Stephanie Pedraza

Get ready Vernon… Stephanie Pedraza Quartet is back this Spring at the Vernon Jazz Club by popular demand. This will be a night filled with Latin grooves and lots of fun and dancing.

Poppa Dawg

Hailing from the ‘Left Coast’ of Canada, Rick “Poppa Dawg” Halisheff and his band present the Blues with a unique, tongue-in-cheek view and a deep and respectful appreciation of the music. The band’s sound moves from the slinky grooves of New Orleans to the down and dirty rawness of Chicago and all points in-between.

Gritty and dynamic, they take the music from rushing peaks to hushing lows, and then Poppa Dawg steps back from the mic to spread the news.

Karen Wiseman

Audiences can expect old swing classics, soulful ballads, Latin jazz, and re-imagined Broadway and pop tunes, all delivered with subtlety and elegant arrangements.

Justin Glibbery Quintet

From the south end of Okanagan Lake comes the sweet yet vibrant sound of Penticton’s popular jazz players. Enjoy a particularly lyrical melody encompassing a solid harmonic and rhythmic foundation with a few twists and turns.

Sherman “Tank” Doucette

Heralding from Kelowna, the Sherman “Tank” Doucette Blues Band proudly calls the Okanagan home, and they continue to perform with all the passion and conviction few can deliver. Get ready for an incredible show.