Upcoming Dates

Thursday April 5th ~ Friday April 6th 2018  |  Townsite Jazz Festival   

April 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave
Powell River, British Columbia V8A 2L6

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fireside Lounge at the Rodmay Hotel, 6251 Yew Street
Powell River, British Columbia V6M 3Z1

Townsite Jazz Festival aims to attract some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians to Powell River, on a mission to entertain a coastal community and inspire a new generation of artists.

 

 


PAST SHOWS

Sunday December 3rd 2017 |7.30pm-10.30pm | Black Gardenia | $15  NEW RECORD!
Anza Club, 3 West 8th Ave Vancouver B.C V5Y 1M8  (Tx $20 at the door)
Doors open at 6.30pm | Show starts at 7.30pm

After a sold out Coastal Jazz show at Frankies Jazz Club, we are delighted to continue the celebration of our new album “Lucky Star” in collaboration with The Anza Club.

 

Friday October 6th 2017 | 8pm-11pm | Black Gardenia | $15
Frankie’s Jazz Club, 765 Beatty Street   NEW Record launch!

This is a lovely Jazz club curated by Cory Weeds for Coastal Jazz,  with delicious food and drinks, little tables and a long bar to sit at, and a listening gig atmosphere with great sound, so you can really hear the band! Click link below to make your reservation, as the last show was sold out, and we’d love to see you there! This is a special event to launch our new record!

Tickets available now ( http://www.coastaljazz.ca/black_gardenia_oct_6 )

Saturday August 12th | Black Gardenia | Maritime Festival  
Canadian Western Bank Community Stage  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We are delighted to be invited to play at this family oriented festival on Saturday August 12th 2017 at 4pm, bring the family!   Click below for details and full line-up.

21st-23rd July  2017 | Ruby & Smith | Mission Folk Festival 2017 | Mission BC
The wonderful festival is celebrating it’s 30th year, with weekend camping or day passes,
Full line-up announced!
www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

Saturday July 1st 2017 | Black Gardenia | TD Vancouver Intl Jazz Festival | Free
5pm-7pm, Ron Basford Stage, Granville Island   Canada Day Celebrations.

We are delighted to be invited back to play at the TD Vancouver Intl Jazz Festival,  and we love the Ron Basford stage, where hundreds of folks, dance or lie on the grass listing to fine music on a Summer's Day.  Pack your picnic!

Saturday June 24th 2017 | Black Gardenia | Strawberry Festival |Free
1pm-4pm Barclay Manor, West End

Black Gardenia plays at the lovely community event where you can enjoy a family event with live music and fresh strawberries with vanilla ice-cream and short bread! It's a sweet event in more ways than one!


Saturday June 17th 2017 | 7.30pm-9.30pm | Black Gardenia | $20
'Jazz Waves' at the Silk Purse Gallery, 1570 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver,  BC  V7V 1A1

This is a lovely listening gig at the famous Silk Purse Gallery with seating for only 50 people. We are delighted to be included in the Jazz Waves Concert Series 2017  in West Vancouver!
Phone:  604 925 7292
Website:  www.silkpurse.ca

Sunday June 11th 2017 | 8pm-11pm | Black Gardenia | $15
Frankie's Jazz Club, 765 Beatty Street

This is a lovely Jazz club curated by Cory Weeds for Coastal Jazz,  with delicious food and drinks, little tables and a long bar to sit at, and a listening gig atmosphere with great sound, so you can really hear the band! Contact Frankie's to make your reservation, the last show was sold out, and we'd love to see you there!
link for ticket purchase coming soon!

February 18th-19th 2017 | Black Gardenia | Free
Winterruption | Granville Island

This lovely Winter festival on Granville Island is filled with food, dances and great  live music!
Sunday February 19th 2017
1pm-4pm
More details to come!

Sunday January 22nd  2017| 8pm-11pm | Black Gardenia | $15
Frankie’s Jazz Club, 765 Beatty Street
This is a lovely Jazz club curated by Cory Weeds for Coastal Jazz,  with delicious food and drinks, little tables and a long bar to sit at, and a listening gig atmosphere with great sound, so you can really hear the band! Contact Frankie’s to make your reservation, the last show was sold out, and we’d love to see you there!
http://www.frankiesitaliankitchen.ca

Sunday December 18th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band, ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.
Suggested Music Contribution $5-$20 (pay-what-you-can)

Sunday November 13th 2016 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.

Sunday November 27th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.

Saturday June 25th 2016 | 1pm-4pm | Black Gardenia| Free
Strawberry Festival | WESN
1447 Barclay St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6
Come listen to some vintage jazz and eat fresh strawberries and ice-cream! 

Sunday June 19th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5

Sunday June 5th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band, ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.
Suggested Music Contribution $5-$20.
Click here for The Bayside Lounge/directions/

Sunday May 22nd  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5

Sunday May 8th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5

Sunday April 24th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5

Saturday April 23rd | Black Gardenia
April in Paris | Rogue Folk Club | St James Hall
3214 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2L2

We are delighted to be part of the April in Paris 10th Annual Gypsy Jazz Festival!
Double bill with Marc Atkinson Trio and Black Gardenia will be featuring Paul Pigat on Gypsy Jazz Guitar.
8pm show  Tx $28 for more information and to buy your ticket click below.
http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev16042319

Sunday April 10th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5

Sunday March 27th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel

Sunday March 13th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel

Thursday March 10th 2016 | 8pm | Daphne Roubini
Coastal Jazz and Blues @ Frankie’s Italian Kitchen

 Sunday March 6th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel

Sunday February 28th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel

Sunday February 14th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel

Sunday February 14th  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel

Sunday January 31st  2016| 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel   

Sunday December 6th  2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel 

Sunday November 29th  2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel 

Friday November 20th 2015 | 7pm – 9.30pm | Ruby & Smith
Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School, The Seymour Building,
525 Seymour Street, Vancouver V6G 2P9.

Sunday November 15th  2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel 

Sunday October 25th  2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel 

Sunday October 11th  2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel 

Sunday September 27th  2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel 

Sunday September 13th  2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band, ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.

Saturday July 11th &  Wednesday July 15th | 7.30pm-9.30pm | Ruby & Smith
Gorge Harbour Marina, Hunt Road, Whaletown, Cortes Island, BC V0P 1Z0.
We will be travelling in our VW camper van (1979) and camping and doing some Ukulele Shows and a Ukulele Workshop on Sunday July 12th 2pm-4pm
A lovely outdoor gig at the Harbour, so beautiful there! How about a little break away?  http://gorgeharbour.com

July 5th  2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band, ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.

Canada Day July 1st 2015 | 12.30pm-2.30pm | Black Gardenia
TD Vancouver Jazz Festival 2015 | Granville Island, Railspur District Stage
We are delighted to be playing the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival again.
with  Stephen Nikleva-Guitar, Andrew Smith-Guitar, Steve Charles-Bass, Chris Davis-Trumpet & Flugel Horn, and Daphne Roubini on vocals and mighty Uke! Ukulele goes to the Jazz Fest again!

Saturday June 27th 2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
TD Vancouver Jazz Festival 2015 |
Cory Weeds presents at The Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4
Concert only $15 or  including a Superb Italian Buffet (6pm-7pm)  $35
To buy your advance ticket click below or phone 604 430 3337
Italian delights and Jazz perfect! Click here to make your reservation

Sunday June 14th 2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band, ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.

Saturday June 13th 2015 | 1pm-4pm | Black Gardenia | FREE
Strawberry Festival 2015 | at Barclay Manor in the West End
1st set 1.50pm (50mins)  and  2nd Set 3.10pm (30mins)
This a lovely  West End festival where the highlight (apart from the music!)
is  Strawberries with shortcake and Ice-cream … just saying.

Saturday May 23rd 2015 | 7pm-10pm | Ruby & Smith
St James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver BC  V6K 2L2
Album Release ‘A Ukulele Album’ , Ukulele Celebration and Fundraiser!

Sunday April 26th 2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band, ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.

Saturday April 18th 2015 | 2.30pm to 5pm | Ruby & Smith
Ruby’s Lounge’ at The Kino Cafe
3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8
An afternoon of Ukuleles, featuring performances by
Ukulele Duo ‘Ruby & Smith’ and an open-mic set for students of Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School!

Sunday April 12th 2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band, ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.

Sunday March 29th 2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.

Saturday March 21st 2015 | 2.30pm to 5pm | Ruby & Smith
‘Ruby’s Lounge’ at The Kino Cafe
3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8
An afternoon of Ukuleles, featuring performances by
Ukulele Duo ‘Ruby & Smith’ and an open-mic set for students of Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School!

Sunday March 15th 2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.

VUF 2015 Gala Festival Concert at St James Hall | Ruby & Smith
Friday 6th March 2015

7.00pm to 10.30pm | VUF 2015 Gala Festival Concert at St James Hall

Sunday February 8th 2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests
(Paul Pigat on Guitar and Bonnie Northgraves on Trumpet)

Sunday February 22nd 2015 | 7pm-9pm | Black Gardenia
The Bayside Lounge @ The Sands Hotel
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele
with her Vintage Jazz Band ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests.

Sunday November 23rd 2014 | 7.00pm | Please note venue change.
Black Gardenia | Vintage Jazz Band
Black Gardenia are playing at
The Bayside Lounge(at The Sands Hotel, English Bay, corner of Denman & Davie)
1755 Davie Street Vancouver,
British Columbia Canada V6G 1W5
7pm to 9.30pm  

Sunday September 28th 2014 | 7.30pm
Black Gardenia | Vintage Jazz Band | Jazz Cellar presents
1789 Bar & Restaurant, 1789 Comox Street
Perfect Sunday night in this characterful place (was Delilah’s)

Saturday September 20th 2014 | Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
Ruby & Smith | Uke Duo Performance| part of the “Bite of the Underground” event.
A night of bite size performances offering a window into the diverse talent across the Vancouver cultural community. At the ‘Progress Lab’ (1422 William Street )

Sunday June 22nd  2014
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Daphne Roubini will be performing with her vintage jazz Quintet Black Gardenia.
playing a mix of Jazz, Old Country and Blues with Michael Dunn on Guitar,
Jens Christiansen on Clarinet, Chris Davis on trumpet, and Steve Charles on Bass.

“…..evocative vocalist, Daphne Roubini, who sounds at once retro (think Billie Holiday and Madeleine Peyroux) and yet cheekily modern and on trend.”

Georgia Mancio ~ Artistic Director and founder ~ ‘Revoice’ Festival, London, UK.

 Place:    The Jazz Cellar series at ‘1789′, 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver V6G 1P5Time:    8.00pm ~ 11pm  (3 sets)Price:    $10 (plus $20 minimum)reservations recommended on 604 428 0705  or http://www.1789.ca/

http://www.coastaljazz.ca/performance

Friday June 6th 2014
Ukulele Concert featuring Ruby & Smith with special Vancouver guests
an intimate preview of their upcoming Ukulele Album to be released Fall 2014.
Place:    The Seymour Building, 525 Seymour Street, Vancouver V6G 2P9
Time:    7.30pm ~ 10pm(Doors open at 7pm)

“Instantly captivating, Ruby & Smith ooze charm with their stripped down
approach to jazz/folk balladeering.”

Robert Collins, Music Correspondent, CTV BC.

UK GIGS

Monday April 7th 2014 at Snowdrop Pub, Lewes, 8pm – 10pmNo Cover
Ruby & Smith join Terry Seabrook, Alex Eberhard & Mark Bassey
We are looking forward to be playing with our good friend Trombonist Mark Bassey.
The Snowdrop Inn, 119 South St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BU
http://www.thesnowdropinn.com/

 

Saturday April 12th 2014 at The Chocolate Festival, London,  5pm-6pmfree
Ruby & Smith Ukulele Duo

We are happy to be playing this Sweet gig! at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London
http://www.festivalchocolate.co.uk/

 

Sunday April 13th 2014 at Boogaloo, London,  3pm-6pm £5
Ruby & Smith with special London guests
We are excited to be playing in our home town, London, England.
The Boogaloo, 312 Archway Road, London N5 5AT
‘Best little juke joint in the world” GQ
http://www.theboogaloo.co.uk/

Tuesday March 25th at Heritage Grill, New West Uke Event 9.30pm
Ruby & Smith join Gord Smithers
We are looking forward to playing again at this lovely Heritage Uke Event
http://theheritagegrill.com/

Saturday March 8th, 2014 Ukulele Festival Concert at St James Hall
3214 West 10th (at Trutch), Vancouver BC V6K 2L2
Saturday March 8th 2014 7.00pm
$25        ($18 in advance)