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Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival 2022

July 21 - July 24

Thursday Opening Gala Event

Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Fort Langley Community Hall

    • 6pm Cocktail reception
    • 7pm – 10pm Big band show and dance


Join us at this 1930’s “Secret Speakeasy ” at the beautiful and historic 1931 Fort Langley Community Hall. Upon arriving you will enjoy an outdoor reception with live music, food stalls and passed wine. The outdoor atmosphere will be 1930’s grand and glamorous with Great-Gatsby/art deco themed decor and a New Orleans inspired band. Attendees will then transition into the indoor ballroom which will be reminiscent of a 1930’s prohibition-style speakeasy club featuring a 15-piece big band and additional food and beverage services.


The Rugcutter Dance Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble specializing in original arrangements in the style of the great dance orchestras of, as well as original transcriptions of iconic recordings from, the twenties, thirties, and forties.

The Grand Slam Jazz Band is inspired by the traditional jazz of New Orleans and the classic Vancouver swing bands past and present. This is joyful music for the soul, for dancing, for celebrating and for everything in between. We aspire to be music for the people, sharing our unique brand of hot jazz.

Tickets numbers are limited so be sure to get your ticket early.

Ticket includes:

  • Complimentary wine and tapas during the cocktail reception
  • Grazing Bar and Dessert Bar during the big band show and dance
  • Entertainment

Friday All-Star Blues Show

Friday, July 22, 2022, 6pm – 10pm at the Fort Langley National Historic Site

JUNO and multi-Maple Blues Award-winning blues guitarist and singer Sue Foley is the featured act at the popular Friday Night Blues Show inside the rustic Fort Langley National Historic Site. Opening the four-hour blues show is international blues artist, Smiling Jack Smith & The New Panama Limited and local bands Terminal Station and the Mojo Stars. This outdoor festival-style event will feature food trucks, an outdoor bar and picnic style seating areas.

Jazz Concert Series

July 21st – July 24th at the Chief Sepass Theatre

  • 7 pm and 9pm shows

The Chief Sepass Jazz Concert Series features a stellar line-up of some of the most talented jazz musicians from across Canada and the US. From the music of Frank Zappa and Steely Dan to award winning jazz vocalists and musicians, jazz-funk fusion, Afro Dominican latin jazz and soul-gospel, there’s something for every jazz fan.

Head into town early to grab dinner at one of our local cafes or make a weekend of it and explore all that Fort Langley has to offer over the jazz fest weekend!

Thursday, July 21st

7pm show: Zappostrophe’ featuring the music of Frank Zappa reimagined. Vancouver-based Zappostrophe’ performs the music of the iconoclastic composer with verve, precision and humour.

9pm show: Steelin’ in the Years, a tribute to the music of Steely Dan gathers together some of the West Coast’s most accomplished musicians who share a passion for the music of Steely Dan.

Friday, July 22nd

7pm show: Molly Johnson, jazz diva, Juno Award winner and Order of Canada recipient for her musical contributions, is known as one of Canada’s greatest vocalists. Molly and her band will bring an explosion of funk, soul and groove to this highly anticipated night of jazz.

9pm show: The Shuffle Demons, a high-energy band featuring some of Canada’s most talented musicians, blends virtuosic jazz and funk playing with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics to produce an incredible show.

Saturday, July 23rd

7pm show: Michael Sarian, Canadian born, New York based, Michael Sarian is a jazz trumpeter and composer praised for his “unique compositional and instrumental voice.”

9pm show: Champian Fulton, Jazz pianist and vocalist and a mainstay on the New York jazz scene, she is known for her swinging style and charismatic performance.

Sunday, July 24th

7pm: Junior Santos, Afro Dominican Latin Jazz percussionist and Juno Awards Nominee 2021 for Best Jazz Album.

9pm: Warren Dean Flandez, a Canadian soul-gospel and rhythm and blues singer, and a two-time Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year.



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