Upcoming Events


SATURDAY, 13 July 2024  |  DOORS AT 19:30, MUSIC FROM 20:00

Zmi is a composer and pianist from Shizuoka, Japan whose boundless expressiveness is matched only by her irrepressible delight.  Whether finding her way through extemporaneous “Piano Diaries”, much like a young Keith Jarrett, or writing in a more formal, structured way, her work conveys an exuberant, if gentle embrace of the world.  Although Zmi’s tenderness and romanticism is uniquely identifiable, it’s also impossible to resist easy comparisons:  her more dramatic compositions often feature lush pentatonic motifs, giving them the kind of cultural rootedness you might expect from a composer like Sakamoto Ryiuchi; some of her short pieces have a touch and feel that evoke Bill Evans or Lyle Mays; her expressionistic work combining piano and voice call to mind experimentations by Patrick Watson or Sufjen Stevens.  Zmi is looking to raise the funds to record her next album.  Come help get her back into the studio.



SATURDAY, 7 September 2024  |  DOORS AT 19:30, MUSIC FROM 20:00

Vancouver’s Tim Readman — musician, singer, songwriter, producer and music journalist — is celebrating the release of a new album: Songs from Eighth & Eight. The work is titled for the arts and community space initiative, led by Massey Theatre in New West, where Tim was an artist-in-residence and where the songs were written. Although he’s an accomplished performer, touring broadly throughout North America, Europe, and the UK, on this night, Tim will be DJing a “listening party” for his new record, rather than performing it live, providing commentary along the way. Songs from Eighth & Eight stands as a collection of protest songs, deeply relevant to our present moment, exploring themes of climate change, political conflict, and social inequality.