Building on the success of its regular Wednesday night (6 – 9 p.m.) Jazz performances by the Hip Pocket Trio , Provence Marinaside is set to take its commitment to providing live music one note higher by becoming an official venue of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival which runs this year from June 22 through July 1. During the Jazz Festival, Provence will be presenting five special live music performances – four featuring Hip Pocket and one with local Latin combo Rumba Calzada.
“Guests have told me how much they enjoy the Hip Pocket performances – they really add to the ambiance. We have patrons who make a point of coming for dinner every Wednesday because of the music – it’s like a mid-week break,” says Provence Owner/Executive Chef Jean Francis Quaglia.
Led by multi-instrumentalist Adam Rohrlick (electric guitar and saxophone), Hip Pocket plays a mix of swinging’ Jazz, funky Blues and Contemporary instrumentals. Hip Pocket has performed several times in previous years at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival in addition to their weekly appearances at Provence and other local venues.
For the Jazz Festival, Provence is expanding its musical offerings to include other days and time slots:
- Friday, June 22: 3 – 5 p.m. Hip Pocket Trio (Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone, Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass, Tilden Webb: keyboards)
- Sunday, June 24: 12 – 3 p.m. Hip Pocket Trio
- Tuesday, June 26: 6 – 9 p.m. Rumba Calzada
(Raphael Geronimo: timbales & vocals, Rolando Preza: congas & vocals, Allan Johnston: bass & vocals, Lou Mastroianni: keyboard)
- Wednesday, June 27: 6 – 9 p.m. Hip Pocket plays Grant Green* (The Trio plus Buff Allen: drums)
*Note: Downbeat Magazine’s ‘Best New Star’ award in 1962, Grant Green has been called the ‘Father of Acid Jazz.’ He was the most recorded guitarist on Blue Note Records in the early to mid-’60’s, performing on dozens of recordings and winning
- Friday June 29: 3 – 5 p.m. Hip Pocket presents The Sounds of New Orleans
(Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone, Gary Comeau: keyboards and vocals,Chris Nordquist: drums, washboard and vocals)
Whether it’s a special performance for the Jazz Festival, or one of Provence’s regular Wednesday night Jazz sessions – the combo of cool tunes, great food, wonderful wines and superb view will leave you all jazzed up for the rest of the week.
There’s no cover charge to catch these live music performances for restaurant patrons. However, reservations are always recommended. Check Provence Marinaside’s website for more information on upcoming regular Wednesday night Jazz performances.
Hip Pocket photo by Jeni Mastin