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Event Archive - Sawdust Collector weekly concert/performance series: Jenn Bojm, Kingfisher, Megan Stewart, Kerr Wells, Elizabeth Lima, Yves Chaurest

Tue. November 1st 2016 The Gold Saucer (All Ages)
9pm doors at 8:30pm
$5 - $10, No one turned away for lack of funds at the door only.
Presented by: Sawdust Collector, NoSchmo

Event Categories

Music: Jazz / Blues Theatre:

Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at The Gold Saucer, curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt, James Meger and guests.

November 1st

Couples Night (a variety of duo performances by non-couples)


Singer songwriter duo from Vancouver.

--- MEGAN STEWART & KER WELLS --- "Theory of Entanglement"

Ker are Megan are Prince Edward Island-born theatre makers, who both consider sexting to be a challenging contemporary phenomenon.


Two of Montreal's finest improvisors visiting for the trading places collaboration with music on main, coastal jazz and the now society.

Elizabeth Lima - Clarinet/Voice
Yves Chaurest - Saxophone

November 8th


Solo clarinet


Malleus trio is a high-energy jazz combo; they play through genres, altering traditional sense of form while sneaking across bar lines. The dynamic sound scape is supported by sturdy groove. The group assembles Dominic Conway on tenor sax, Ben Brown on kit and Geordie Hart on upright bass.


A new work by Ashley Whitehead, in collaboration with performers Rianne Svelnis, Kelly McInnes, and Natalie Gan

November 15th

Sick Boss presents a regular night of new music.

Cole Schmidt guitar
Peggy Lee cello
Jeremy Page saxophone
Tyson Naylor keyboards and piano
Dan Gaucher drums
Barbara Adler text
James Meger bass

November 22nd

Talking Pictures

Ron Samworth guitar
Bill Clark trumpet
Peggy Lee cello
Dylan van der Schyff drums

Formed in 1993 by guitarist/composer Ron Samworth, Vancouver’s Talking Pictures is a quartet that synthesizes diverse musical experiences in a communion of form and freedom. With Bill Clark on trumpet, Dylan van der Schyff on drums, and Peggy Lee on cello, the group draws on a distinctive and wide ranging sonic palette and reveals an empathy that Canadian writer Mark Miller describes as “a closely attenuated style of group playing, deliberate yet wholly responsive, with a wonderful sense of space.” The jazz continuum from Armstrong to Zorn, the bold, abstract textures of new music and Jimi Hendrix, and the richly evocative spirit of Kurt Weill and Nino Rota all meet in a compelling sound world of near cinematic richness.

Film Screening (TBA)

November 29th

Shannon Scott

vocals, keys & guitar

Marin Patenaude & Cole Schmidt

Marin Patenaude, originally from the golden fields of Horsefly BC, grew up singing and playing music with her family and is now an active player in the BC music community. Most aptly defined as 'Confessional Folk' and heavily poetic, her music explores jazz and country with hints of blue. Her voice is strong, soft, and utterly captivating. She's the younger sister of Juno-winning Pharis Romero and opened for Sarah McLachlan as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2016.

Cole Schmidt is a Juno-winning guitarist and composer from Vancouver best known for his experimental and progressive jazz group Pugs and Crows. He's spent many years working alongside Tony Wilson. His taste is impeccable and he plays with a beautiful balance of conviction and subtlety.

Together they navigate and refine music that inspires welcomed emotional discomfort. Marin writes from a place of honesty and vulnerability and sings with an earthy core while Cole throws colours you've never heard before and tastes you've never seen.
They're not afraid to jump in cold water. It's good for you.

"A wave of silky, rustic greatness, it captures the flows of the interlocking, interweaving of the city that is humanity, as well as the heartbeat of the earth"

“Her songs were so pure and deep. Her voice, otherworldly. She was really absorbed in the music and so was I. She got me good.” - Ben Arsenault (Real Ponchos) Georgia Straight

Ten Thousand Wolves

Ten Thousand Wolves is a multidisciplinary workhorse led by Canadian artist Barbara Adler.. The projects gathered under its flag are unapologetically eclectic, mixing songwriting, storytelling, theater, comedy and whatever other tool comes to hand. The result could be called contemporary songspiel.

Doors at 8:30pm, Music at 9pm, two sets, $5 - $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds, cash only!

#211 - 207 West Hastings (Hastings & Cambie, above Nuba), instructions for entrance will be posted on the front door the night of the show.

********************************************************************************************ACCESSIBILITY INFO *************************************************************************
Sawdust Collector takes place at The Gold Saucer Studio, a collective-run space located in The Dominion Building. Information for how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:30 PM on every show night. You will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone, please contact us before the show and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements to get you in.

The front door is located at 207 W. Hastings. There is one stair between the sidewalk and the building level. The studio is located on the second floor, and is accessible by elevator. Seating is informal. There is one single-occupancy, gender-inclusive washroom on the second floor, accessible by key. We are a trans-inclusive space.

Sawdust Collector is run by us, three artists and our friends, who curate and produce the events on a volunteer basis. We own the glassware but not the room. A bit of scruff is part of the deal. If you have questions about what kind of scruff you're in for, please feel free to contact us: [email protected]

We acknowledge that our work takes place in Vancouver on traditional and unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful for this place.


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