making the scene

just jazz

covering the jazz scene in Kelowna

Craig Thomson | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Upcoming Events

Jazz concerts, gigs, and other events in and around Kelowna.

NOTE - The COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial emergency delcaration have put a hold on live music performances and other public gatherings in Kelowna and across BC. As such, we encourage you to verify with the venues of listed events regarding any upcoming shows that we have listed here on this page.

Jazz Jam at the RCA
Weekly Jazz Session
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, May 20, 2022
Josh + Bex at French Cultural Centre
Album Release Concert
Friday, May 20, 2022
Patricia Dalgleish at Salt & Brick
with Stephen Buck
Friday, May 20, 2022
Mike Allen Quartet at Vernon Jazz Club
One Night Only
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Weekly Jazz Session
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Kinga Heming at Grizzli Winery
Music In The Vineyard
Friday, May 27, 2022
Alex Buck Trio at Salt & Brick
Evening Show
Friday, May 27, 2022
Kinga Heming at Sperling Vineyards
Evening Show
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at FOD Lounge
Anna Jacyszyn-vocals, Loni Moger-guitar
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Crown & Thieves Winery
Prohibition Party
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, June 17, 2022
Kinga Heming at The Vibrant Vine
Evening Show
Friday, June 24, 2022
Kinga Heming at Sunset Ranch
Gonzo Fundraiser
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Crown & Thieves Winery
Prohibition Party
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn on the Beach Stage
Canada Day 2022
Friday, July 1, 2022
Kinga Heming at Sperling Vineyards
Evening Show
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, July 15, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Forbidden Spirits
Soulful Sunday with Loni Moger
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Forbidden Spirits
Soulful Sunday with Loni Moger
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Kinga Heming at The Vibrant Vine
Evening Show
Friday, August 5, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Forbidden Spirits
Soulful Sunday with Loni Moger
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, August 19, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Forbidden Spirits
Soulful Sunday with Loni Moger
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Kinga Heming at TIME Winery
Evening Show
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Chris Botti at Mission Hill Winery
Summer Concert Series
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

happenings

The weekly Jazz Jam at the Rotary Centre for the Arts is back on. Every Thursday night from 5:00 until 7:00, a mixture of amateur to semi-pro and professional jazz musicians come together and run some charts in full performance mode.
Our jazz musician photo gallery is coming together, and as we get out to more jams, we'll keep adding photos.
Miles Overn shares the story of how this just jazz section came together over the past month.

listings & directories

Local Jazz Artists

Jazz

Anna Jacyszyn
One of Kelowna's most loved jazz vocalists, Anna gigs regularly with guitarist Loni Moger

Bernie Addington
Kelowna's first call upright bassist for jazz, blues, you name it

Cameron Ward
Cameron doubles on upright bass and electric 6 string bass guitar

Craig Thomson
Very likely the hub around which everything jazz happens in Kelowna. Craig is a saxophonist and music educator.

Kinga Heming
Golden-toned jazz vocalist

Loni Moger
One of Kelowna's very best jazz guitarist

Miles Overn
Smooth jazz / R&B / Neo Soul guitarist

Neil Gray
Drummer, pianist and composer, Neil splits his time between Kelowna and Vancouver

Neville Bowman
First call jazz pianist, Bowman also sings and plays other instruments well.

Sean Bray
Schooled in New York city and master of not just jazz but other idioms as well, Bray has over half a dozen albums to his credit as a solo artist and gigs extensively as a sideman around town and on tours.

The Trevor Salloum Group
Available in many forms, The Trevor Salloum Group plays a variety of jazz and latin styles and is primarily a private function band.

Wood Wire & Fire
Violin, guitar and bass trio

Jazz Adjacent

Major Mambo
Cuban and other Latin styles

Zoe Marie Welch
R&B vocalist and songwriter

Venues

Kelowna does not presently have a venue exclusively dedicated to jazz. Having said that, there are a number of places that bring in jazz musicians and bands on at least a semi-regular basis.

Mixed
Barn Owl Brewing
Forbidden Spirits
Rotary Centre for the Arts
The Vibrant Vine


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