Jazz on the Wing – Yukon Arts Centre cabaret

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $27.50
  • Senior (60+): $25
  • Teens (13-19): $18
  • Child (12 and under): $8

Ticket Sales

  • Online at yukontickets.com
  • Yukon Arts Centre Box Office, (867) 667 8574
  • Hougen's Ticket Office, (867) 667 6058

Special series ticket offer until October 20, 2017

  • 5 shows for the price of 4
  • Adults: $110; Senior (60+): $100; Youth (13-19): $72; Child: $32
  • Available only at Yukon Arts Centre Box Office in person

Jazz in the Hall - Old Fire Hall

Ticket Prices (at the door)

  • General Admission: $7
  • Teens & Children (19 and under): Free

Jazz on the Wing - Dawson City

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $25
  • KIAC members: $22
  • Youth: $10
  • Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm
  • Tickets at Maximillian’s, KIAC or at the door

Jazz on the Wing - Haines Junction

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets: $20 adults/$10 youth & seniors, Free for 12 & under
  • Doors open @ 7 pm, show starts @ 7:30 pm
  • Tickets at the door or reserve by email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Bassist/vocalist Jen Hodge All Stars from Vancouver

Bassist/vocalist Jen Hodge All Stars from Vancouver

“hot lyricism with beautiful melodic statements and just the right blend of rocking collective improvisation.” - Michael Steinman, JAZZ LIVES, New York, NY, December 2016

Bio

Jen Hodge All Stars are Vancouver’s most authentic and most in-demand early jazz band.  Comprising some of the city’s best young jazz musicians, the group is remarkably versed in the music of the 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s, taking their cues from past greats such as early Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and Jelly Roll Morton. 

The group’s extensive repertoire, versatility, boundless energy, and deep love for musical spontaneity makes each All Stars performance different from the next and keeps listeners, dancers, and fellow musicians all coming back for more.

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Originally from Courtenay, BC, on Vancouver Island, Jen began playing bass at age 11 with the full intention of making a career out of it. She started to do her first paid musical gigs at age 15, both in pit orchestras for local musicals and with a rock band which rehearsed in her friends’ garage and performed in local festivals and restaurants. Jen relocated to Vancouver in 2002 to attend the Jazz Studies program at Capilano University, through which she completed a B.Mus. degree in 2007 and was named the first recipient of the Linton Garner Memorial Jazz Award in 2005. In recent years, Jenis in frequent rotation on CBC Radio through over two dozen recordings in both the side player and bandleader context; has been hired by CBC British Columbia five years running to program the musical selections and direct the Company B Jazz Band during high-profile live broadcasts for the annual CBC British Columbia Food Bank Day; has backed up internationally acclaimed artists such as Bria Skonberg, Brad Turner, Conal Fowkes, Casey MacGill, Rebecca Kilgore, Ken Lavigne, Petunia & The Vipers, and Canadian big band legend Dal Richards, both locally and internationally; and has been hired twice (2011 and 2013) by CTV/Bell Media to provide custom ensembles and music for their television commercials advertising the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. 2017 marked Jen’s tenth year performing in said festival, an occasion which she marked by presenting a program of music written solely by living Canadian traditional jazz musicians on Canada Day.

JENNIFER HODGE is a versatile bass player and vocalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Jen is one of the city’s most sought-after musicians, working as both a bandleader (Jen Hodge All Stars, Company B Jazz Band, etc) and a sideman (Diane Lines’ JUMP!, Universal Gospel Choir, Bria Skonberg, etc). Comfortable – and typically excited! – in a huge variety of musical settings, Jen has performed all over Canada, the USA, France, Spain, China, and in the Caribbean, and appears on more than a dozen albums. She has directed and played with groups for CBC Radio and CTV productions, is a regular at major swing dance events all over the Pacific Northwest, and frequently does top-call corporate work. First and foremost, Jen has a profound love for making music with other people and for performing, which is evident to everyone who hears her play.

Jen got her start playing bass at age 11 in her hometown of Courtenay, BC, at a time when she both discovered the music of The Beatles and had the opportunity to begin playing an instrument at school. She picked bass because it was the most “rock & roll” instrument that was offered through her school’s concert band program. She soon was playing with every ensemble that would let her join in – concert bands, jazz bands, choir accompaniment, pit orchestras for musical theatre productions, garage bands, you name it! This versatility and genuine love and desire for making music is still very much a Jen Hodge hallmark.

Upon graduating high school in 2002, Jen relocated to Vancouver to attend the Jazz Studies Program at Capilano University. While at Cap, she performed with the school’s top ensembles (“A” Band and NiteCap), received several bursaries, and was awarded the first Linton Garner Memorial Jazz Award in 2005. Jen received her Bachelor of Music degree from this program in 2007, having studied with Jodi Proznick, André Lachance, Laurence Mollerup, Darren Radtke, and Patricia Hutter.

Along with several friends from music school, she helped form Company B Jazz Band in the summer of 2006. Jen acts as bandleader for Company B, contributes arrangements and transcriptions to the group’s repertoire, and adores working in this fun, unique, collaborative project. Company B has released 3 albums to date, and has performed all over BC, Washington, Oregon, and California, and was most recently featured in The Boswell Sisters Revue in New Orleans, Louisiana, a concert featuring similar groups from around the world which was live streamed over the internet and covered by The Wall Street Journal.

In both 2008 and 2010, Jen was nominated for the Galaxie Rising Stars Award through the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival for her work with Four Eyes Trio / Quartet and the Jennifer Hodge Quartet. Both groups featured original modern jazz compositions and creative arrangements.

The Fall of 2010 saw the formation of the Jen Hodge All Stars, Jen’s project dedicated to authentic performance of music written between 1900 and 1935. This act has become a very popular one in Vancouver, holding a regular Wednesday night gig at Guilt & Company in Gastown since January 2011, performing at numerous events and festivals around BC, and releasing an album – “Guilty Pleasures” – in June 2014 which has received positive reviews and airplay all over the world.

Jen is just as busy as a sideman as she is as a bandleader. She frequently appears and/or tours with The Brothers Arntzen, Blackstick, Diane Lines, Solomon Douglas, and the Universal Gospel Choir directed by Lonnie Delisle. In the past, she has worked with such diverse acts as Canadian icon Dal Richards, composer and bandleader Glenn Crytzer, country stars The Higgins, and legendary rock producer Garth Richardson.

TRUMPETER CHRIS DAVIS is a Vancouver, B.C. based trumpeter, engineer, and producer with a powerful, soulful, and swinging approach to his instrument has made him one of the most sought after musicians in Vancouver as well as one of the most recognizable voices in the Canadian music scene. His large warm tone is often compared to that of Clifford Brown - his feel to Lee Morgan’s - and his power and excitement to that of Dizzy Gillespie.

Chris was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1982 but spent the greater of his life in Amelia Island, Florida and that’s where his distinguishing gospel/R&B tinged sound and feel originate. He spent the early 2000’s in college at the University of North Florida before doing a brief stint with Norwegian Cruise Line. After meeting his future wife (on a ship), he relocated to Ladner, B.C. were he’s been residing since 2003. While living in Vancouver he continued to polish his craft and was the recipient of the 2008 CBC Galaxie Rising Star award. Chris originally cut his teeth in the Vancouver scene playing in salsa bands and sitting in with anyone who would allow it! But because of his versatility, he has deeply rooted himself in the Vancouver music scene and can be found in any given venue playing any given style of music from jazz to hip-hop, pop, rock, reggae, dixieland, mariachi, funk, salsa, or swing. Chris was a guest artist/ instructor at the Western Washington University during the 2012/13 school year and hopes to continue to work with their program. Beginning in October 2013 Chris will also be directing the band component of the music program at the Delta Secondary School in Ladner, B.C.

Davis currently has three self-produced releases entitled This Christmas by Chris Davis; Baile Bonita by Chris Davis Quartet; and A Night Remembered by Chris Davis Sextet. He also appears on many other recordings as a sideman including The Many Deeds of Cory Weeds with the Cory Weeds Quartet and Down In The Bottom with the Night Crawlers and The Big Band Sound. Davis has also participated in CBC Radio’s Concerts on Demand series, on recordings with Zapato Negro and saxophonist Mike Allen. Some notable artists that Chris has performed with live or recorded include: Joey Defrancesco; Johnny Mathis; Nikki Yanofsky; The Temptations; The Glenn Millr Orchestra; Don Rickles, Mofro; Bob Newhart; Frankie Valli and many more!

JOSH ROBERTS IS A GUITARIST AND BANJO PLAYER based in Vancouver, BC. He has performed across North America, in Europe, and the Caribbean.

Originally from Chilliwack, BC, Josh picked up the guitar shortly before his twelfth birthday and began performing professionally in high school. He is a graduate of Capilano University’s jazz program, where he studied guitar under Ihor Kukurudza, Ron Samworth and Bill Coon.

His musical projects have focused on vintage jazz from the twenties to the forties, diverging occasionally into rock, R&B and blues. He has travelled to jazz festivals and swing dances across North America and in Europe as a member of various bands including Simon Stribling’s New Orleans Ale Stars and Hoppin’ Mad, The 51st Eight (Big Bang Jazz Band), and the Evergreen Classic Jazz Band.

He leads and arranges music for his own bands playing jazz music in the style of the swing era (Slipped Disc, Josh Roberts Orchestra, the Fourth Avenue Five), while remaining busy as a sideman and private guitar instructor.

CONNOR STEWART, award-winning Canadian woodwind prodigy and multi-instrumentalist (tenor, alto, soprano, baritone saxes, clarinet, flute, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn) bandleader, songwriter/arranger, and vocalist. Conn Stewart has been turning heads and making a name for himself ever since opting to play professionally and “learn on the bandstand” full-time at sixteen.


DRUMMER MARTÍ ELIAS born in Barcelona, and graduated from the Concervatori Superior del Liceu, has been playing drums for more than 20 years.  He’s a specialist in Jazz, Swing, Blues, R&B, and Gospel.

He’s been touring all around the world, playing for dancers and very important jazz festivals, sharing stage with names such as Gordon Webster, Adrian Cunningham, Ray Gelato, Drew Davis, Steve Lucky, Rossy Flores, Spenser Evoy, Mike Sanchez, Gunhild Carling, Meschiya Lake…and many moore.
Martí has recorded more than 45 albums s, with different bands: Gordon Webster and friends, Ray Gelato Enforcers, Doc Scanlon’s Cool Cat Combo, Shakin’ All, Ivanow Jazz Group, Barcelona Big Blues Band, Atomic Swing Five, Bernat Font Trio.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

7:30pm, Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

Cabaret Seating

Personnel

Jen Hodge – upright bass and vocals
Chris Davis – trumpet
Josh Roberts – guitar
Connor Stewart – reeds and vocals
Marti Elias – drums

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