Previous events

Mar20

VIU Faculty Concert

The Vault, 499 Wallace St, Nanaimo, BC

Featuring the Tasha Adams Quartet (Jacob Krieger, Patrick Thompson, Tasha Adams, Adam Robertson) and the VIU Faculty Band (Rosemary Lindsay, Ben Henriques, Lee Ellefson, Brent Jarvis, Ken Lister, Hans Verhoeven)

Jul13

Ben Henriques Trio

Roedde House Museum, 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, BC

Ben Henriques, Paul Rushka (bass) & Tristan Paxton (guitar) blowing your blues away.

Jul1

the Rubber Band plays Vancouver Jazz Fest!

Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Railspur Stage, Granville Is, Vancouver, BC

An off-beat, high-energy response to "shush-core" trad jazz, The Rubber Band lets the blood pump through the veins of over 100 years of New Orleans-style jazz. Ben Henriques saxophone, James Meger bass, Josh Roberts guitar/banjo, and Nick James drums will surprise die-hard jazz fans and thrill the uninitiated.

FREE

Jun25

Star System plays the music of Sun Ra

Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Georgia St Stage, Vancouver, BC

Drawing on the vast and diverse catalogue of one of music’s most prolific, pioneering, and confounding figures, Star System goes from in the pocket swing to controlled cosmic chaos and intergalactic improvisation. From classic charts to uncharted territories, the 12-piece Star System is “stunning to behold” (Exclaim!).

FREE

Jun24

SAX SUMMIT (night 2)

Pat's Pub, 403 E. Hastings, Vancouver, BC

We're gonna be firing on all cylinders on Friday and Saturday at the Pat. Fantastic saxophonists, a spectacular rhythm section and some smoking charts, originals and standards arranged for five, count 'em, five saxophones....we're ready to rumble! Tom Keenlyside (musical director), Graham Ord, Ben Henriques, Danny Kane and Mike Braverman

$10

Sep1

Soft Winds at Rhythm City Strut

St Michael's Hall, 2474 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver, BC

Bonnie Northgraves leads her Soft Winds Quintet (deadly, not silent) to play this Thursday night dance in East-Van.

Aug11

Ben Henriques Trio

Rodde House, 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver, BC

A ripping trio with Jodi Proznick and Tristan Paxton.  An intimate evening of Jazz not to be missed.

$15

Aug10

Dave Taylor plays Django

Guilt and Co., 1 Alexandre St, Vancouver, BC

Dave Taylor leads a killing group playing the music of Django Reinhardt.  9:30 - 12:30

by donation

Aug5

Vancouver Legacy Big Band

Pat's Pub, 403 E. Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Legacy Big Band plays the music of Bob Florence.  I'll be playing tenor 1 on this gig, as part of a 6 horn sax section (2 baris!)

10

Jul20

CYMC Jazz Faculty Concert

Stan Hagen Theatre, 2300 Ryan Rd E, Courtenay, BC

July 17-23, I'll be working with the kids at the Courtenay Youth Music Camp.  I'm very excited to be involved as this program was a huge influence on me when I attended the camp in 2000.  

15

Jul3

Sarah Kennedy plays the Vancouver Jazz Festival

VIJF

I'm honoured to join Sarah Kennedy's Quintet to play the music of Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus http://www.coastaljazz.ca/sarah_kennedy_quintet

Jul1

Anita Eccleston plays the Vancouver Jazz Festival

VIJF

Playing the Railspur stage on Granville Island with Anita's killer band (it's huge... 14 people.) Come hear her funky take on Jazz!  http://www.coastaljazz.ca/anita_eccleston_2016

Jul1

Trevor Whitridge Quintet

VIJF

Playing at the Granville Island Public Market with Trevor Whitridge's fantastic young group. Come check out the future of Vancouver's jazz, because these kids are something else! http://www.coastaljazz.ca/trevor_whitridge_quintet

Jun29

Sweet and Hot Wednesdays with the Jen Hodge All Stars

Guilt and Co., 1 Alexandre St, Vancouver, BC

I'm no longer playing this weekly gig but there is still jazz happening there every Wednesday.

Jun26

Jen Hodge All Stars play Vancouver Jazz Festival

VIJF

Vancouver bassist Jennifer Hodge leads this pack of talented young musicians with a passion for playing raucous, sassy jazz that’s reminiscent of the prohibition era. Think ’20s, ’30s, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bob Wills, speakeasies, roadhouses, underground parties…you get the idea. Guaranteed to be great fun!      

Jan2

BenHen Quintet

Pat's Pub, 403 E. Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Free!

Dec6

Scott Robertson's Swing Patrol!

Royal Canadian Legion, 2643 128th St, Surrey, BC

Old-timey swing dance with a jass-bans lead by drummer Scott Robertson. 

Nov20

Semiahmoo Music's Jazz Night

Semiahmoo Secondary, 148th street (just south of 20th Ave), Surrey, BC

I'll be leading a trio of Semi-Alum: BenHen - sax, Jillian Lebeck - piano, Jodi Proznick - bass