Tonari Gumi Jazz Night: Saturday, May 31, 2014

IMG_0039Tonari Gumi will be hosting its annual Jazz Night on Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tonari Gumi is located at 42 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver.
We are planning an exciting program of jazz music, featuring professional and semi-professional musicians from Canada and Japan. Jazz has been played in Japan for almost 100 years and the Jazz Night will continue in this tradition.
Featured performers will include guitar virtuoso Yujiro Nakajima, the Ikuko Trio (house band for the evening), and vocalist Angela Verbrugge.
The second part of the show will feature an all-star band led by bassist Kenn Nakamine. By playing several well-known jazz standards, the band will illustrate what jazz is as a musical form and what to listen to in jazz music.
Proceeds from the Jazz Night will go to Tonari Gumi. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at Tonari Gumi from May 1st.