past performances

Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s 60th Birthday Jam Session

Wed, 17 May, 2017

8pm
Cottage Bistro
4470 Main Street, Vancouver
No cover charge
Kate celebrates her 60th birthday and 38 years of singing in Vancouver! Lots of special guests and great music.

Garbo’s Hat (Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Graham Ord, Paul Blaney)
Live at Gold Saucer Studio, part of the Sawdust Collector series

Tues, 7 February, 2017

8pm (TBC)
Gold Saucer
108 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets are $10 at the door
A reunion of one of the most acclaimed Canadian jazz trios of the ’90s. Jazz standards, quirky originals, free improvisation.
Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet

A Portrait of Sheila Jordan: Live recording!

Thursday 2 February 2017

8pm
Frankie’s Jazz Cellar and Bar 765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Reservations are recommended.
With Chris Gestrin (piano) Joel Fountain (drums) Jon Bentley (saxes) and Paul Rushka (bass), Hammett-Vaughan pays tribute to the great Sheila Jordan, one of her formative influences. This performance will feature all the songs from A Portrait Of Sheila, one of the most famous jazz vocal recordings of the last half century. And we will be recording LIVE for a new release.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan & Bill Coon
Live at The Cottage Bistro

Saturday 28 January 2017

8pm
Cottage Bistro
4470 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets are $10 at the door
Come early to make sure you get a great seat!
The duo of Vancouver-based jazz vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughan and guitarist Bill Coon is a slice of jazz heaven. Acclaimed for her sophisticated and swinging interpretations of jazz standards, Hammett-Vaughan’s free-spirited delivery is perfectly matched by Coon’s smooth-as-satin melodic style and irresistible swing. A three-time Juno nominee, Hammett-Vaughan has been acclaimed as “a revelation… a talent that all Canadians should recognize” (Toronto Star) and “the finest jazz vocal artist of her generation” (Chronicle Herald). Bill Coon plays “with an arranger’s sense of possibility” (Montreal Gazette) and is simply one of the nation’s great guitarists, a swinging and sensitive accompanist with the whole history of jazz guitar under his fingers. Their playful, swinging, and sensitive interaction is delightful, polishing well-worn gems and shining light on little-known treasures from the great American songbook.

Garbo’s Hat (Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Graham Ord, Paul Blaney)
Live at Presentation House

Wed, 4 January, 2017

8pm (doors open at 7)
Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
Tickets are $10 at the door
A reunion of one of the most acclaimed Canadian jazz trios of the ’90s. Jazz standards, quirky originals, free improvisation.

Christmas Eve Jazz Vespers with
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Sat, 24 Dec 2016

3pm
Doors open at 2:30
St.Andrews Wesley Church
1012 Nelson Street (at Burrard), Vancouver, B.C.
A Vancouver holiday tradition! Carols and favourite Christmas songs in a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere. No admission charge, but all donations raise money for a different community charity each year. Come early!

We Three Queens: Evensong

Wed, 21 Dec, 2016

7:00 pm
Brentwood Presbyterian Church
1640 Delta Ave., Burnaby, B.C.
By donation.

We Three Queens, Live at Frankie’s Jazz Cellar

Sat, 17 Dec and Sun, 18 Dec, 2016

8pm
Frankie’s Jazz Cellar and Bar 765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Reservations are recommended.
Holiday inspired jazz with We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

We Three Queens in Concert

Sun, 4 Dec, 2016

7:30 pm
Blue Frog
1328 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC
Tickets/Reservations (604) 542-3055

Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Carman J. Price and Matthew Smith
A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks and Ross!

Fri 16, Sat 17 September, 2016

8pm
Frankie’s Jazz Cellar and Bar 765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Reservations are recommended.
Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Carman J. Price and Matthew Smith pay tribute to the greatest vocal group in the history of jazz! Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross made music history with their vocal renditions of instrumental classics by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Wardell Gray, Horace Silver and many more! Reserve early for this event!

Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Roddy Ellias
An Ottawa House Concert

Sat, 28 May, 2016

8-9pm (arrive by 7:30)
760 Adams Avenue, Ottawa
Tickets $25 at the door
Reserve your seat with Christine Fagan at help!

Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Michael Creber
Jazz By The Sea!

Sat, 21 May, 2016

7:30pm-9:30pm
Silk Purse Gallery 1570 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver
Advance tickets are recommended.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Trio
Love Is All You Need: A House Concert
featuring Bill Coon and Darren Radtke

Sat, Feb 13, 2016

7:30pm
Hammett-Vaughan/Smith Residence
1140 Odlum Drive, Vancouver (near Clark Drive and William)
Only 30 tickets available, so book your seats now! Tickets are $25
Contact help!
An intimate evening of beautiful love songs, selected from the catalogues of the great composers of the 20th Century. With the great jazz guitarist Bill Coon and the wonderful bassist Darren Radtke, Kate will perform songs by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen and many more!

Live at Frankie’s Jazz Cellar

Thurs, 7 Jan, 2016

8pm
Frankie’s Jazz Cellar and Bar 765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Reservations are recommended.
Featuring Nick Peck (piano), Jon Bentley (sax), James Meger (bass) and Tom Foster (drums).

We Three Queens: Evensong

Wed, 16 Dec, 2015

7:00 pm
Brentwood Presbyterian Church
1640 Delta Ave., Burnaby, B.C.
By donation.

We Three Queens in Concert

Sat, 19 Dec, 2015

3pm
Pat’s Pub
403 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
FREE
An afternoon of holiday inspired jazz!
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

We Three Queens, Live at Frankie’s Jazz Cellar

Sun, 20 Dec, 2015

8pm
Frankie’s Jazz Cellar and Bar 765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Reservations are recommended.
Holiday inspired jazz with We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Christmas Eve Jazz Vespers with
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Thurs, 24 Dec 2015

3pm
Doors open at 2:30
St.Andrews Wesley Church
1012 Nelson Street (at Burrard), Vancouver, B.C.
A Vancouver holiday tradition! Carols and favourite Christmas songs in a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere. No admission charge, but all donations raise money for a different community charity each year. Come early!

Kate Hammett-Vaughan with Bill Coon and Adam Thomas “Sanzaru”

Sat, 14 Nov 2015

7:30 pm
Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver, B.C.

This playful trio features three of the West Coast’s finest jazz players. Vocalist Hammett-Vaughan is joined by guitarist Bill Coon and vocalist/bassist Adam Thomas for a night of jazz standards. Creativity reigns. And fun. And joy. Join us.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival:
Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet

Wed. July 1, 2015

9:30pm FREE
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
More info at [coastaljazz.ca]

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents the acclaimed Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet in a free concert. One of Canada’s most distinctive jazz artists, Vancouver-based Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s adventurous, assured, and hip vocals have earned her three Juno nominations. The Toronto Star hails her as “a marvelous storyteller…with the knack of making everything she attempts sound newly minted,” while CODA magazine calls her simply “the finest jazz standards singer in Canada.” She is supported and challenged at every turn by her remarkable band of over a decade. With Chris Gestrin piano, André Lachance bass, Tom Foster drums, Jon Bentley saxophones.

Alan Matheson Jazz Orchestra : Swing Is In The Air

Mon, March 30, 2015

7:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street, B.C.

VCC: 40 years of Music!

Sat, Feb 28, 2015

7pm
Vancouver Community College
1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Tickets/Reservations (604) 542-3055
(http://vancouverjazz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5257)

We Three Queens in Concert

Sun, 7 Dec, 2014

7:30 pm
Blue Frog
1328 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC
Tickets/Reservations (604) 542-3055

We Three Queens: Evensong

Wed, 10 Dec, 2014

7:00 pm
Brentwood Presbyterian Church
1640 Delta Ave., Burnaby, B.C.
FREE

We Three Queens in Concert

Sat, 20 Dec, 2014

3pm
Pat’s Pub
403 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
FREE
An afternoon of holiday inspired jazz!
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Christmas Eve Jazz Vespers with
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Wed, 24 Dec 2014

3pm
Doors open at 2:30
St.Andrews Wesley Church
1012 Nelson Street (at Burrard), Vancouver, B.C.
A Vancouver holiday tradition! Carols and favourite Christmas songs in a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere. No admission charge, but all donations raise money for a different community charity each year. Come early!

CONVERGENCE
Featuring the Jazz Faculty of Capilano University

Mon, 27 October, 2014

8pm
Blue Shore Centre at Capilano U
North Vancouver
Contact the venue for ticket information.

An all-star evening featuring the gifted faculty of the Capilano Jazz Studies department. All the compositions are by our faculty members as well. This will be an amazing evening of music. Have a look at the star-studded list below.

Featuring Jared Burrows, Bill Coon, Steve Kaldestad, Dennis Esson, Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Lorne Kellett, Ihor Kukurudza, Steve Maddock, Chad Makela, Rejean Marois, Rob McKenzie, Grace McNab, Siri Oleson, Bradshaw Pack, Darren Radtke, Dave Robbins, Ron Samworth, Chris Sigerson and Brad Turner.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Trio
Featuring Jillian Lebeck and Jodi Proznick

Sun, 19 October, 2014

Sets at 8pm and 9:30
1789
1789 Comox Street, Vancouver
Contact the venue for ticket information.

One of Canada’s preeminent jazz vocalists, Vancouver’s Kate Hammett-Vaughan is a three-time JUNO nominee, and her CDs have garnered praise from all corners. Kate’s wide-ranging repertoire reflects her many musical interests. This intimate concert, featuring Kate with bassist Jodi Proznick and pianist/vocalist Jillian Lebeck. An engaging evening of music from three of Canada’s top jazz performers.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Bill Coon

Fri, 19 September, 2014

Doors at 7pm. 7:30 open stage.
Feature performance with Kate and Bill, 9-10pm.
Mount Seymour United Church
1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Reservations not available.

A little piece of jazz heaven. Hammett-Vaughan and Coon’s playful, swinging, and sensitive interaction is delightful, polishing well-worn gems and shining light on little-known treasures from the great American songbook.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Jodi Proznick Duo

Sun, 30 August, 2014

6-9pm at the
Tangent Cafe
2095 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Swinging jazz standards, deep ballads and lots of interaction. Join Kate Hammett-Vaughan and the multi-award winning bassist Jodi Proznick for their first-ever duo performance. It is sure to be an engaging and fun evening as these two free-spirited and highly acclaimed women make music together.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Trio
Featuring Jillian Lebeck and Darren Radtke

Sat, 23 August, 2014

8pm at the
Silk Purse Gallery
West Vancouver
Contact the venue for ticket information.

One of Canada’s preeminent jazz vocalists, Vancouver’s Kate Hammett-Vaughan is a three-time JUNO nominee, and her CDs have garnered praise from all corners. Kate’s wide-ranging repertoire reflects her many musical interests. This intimate concert, featuring Kate with bassist/vocalist Darren Radtke and pianist/vocalist Jillian Lebeck, will include a variety of music. Songs by legendary artists like Joni Mitchell, Kurt Weill, and Caetano Veloso will mix with jazz standards and soulful ballads. Solo, duo trio… this will be an engaging evening of music.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet
From George To Joni: 50 years of great songs by Gershwin, Ellington, Mingus, Mitchell, and more!

Sat, February 8, 2014

3-7pm with sets at 3, 4:30 and 6:00pm
Pat’s Pub at the Patricia Hotel
403 East Hastings Street
NO COVER CHARGE

One of Canada’s most distinctive jazz artists, Vancouver-based Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s adventurous, assured, and hip vocals have earned her three Juno nominations. The Toronto Star hails her as “a marvelous storyteller…with the knack of making everything she attempts sound newly minted,” while CODA magazine calls her simply “the finest jazz standards singer in Canada.” Her wonderful band supports and challenges her at every turn. With Jillian Lebeck piano, James Meger bass, Tom Foster drums, Jon Bentley saxophones.
Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Bill Coon and Adam Thomas

Wed 22 Jan 2014

7-midnight, sets at 8:00 and 9:30
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Reserve your seats at cellarjazz.comWe 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Thurs 19 & Fri 20 Dec 2013

7-midnight, sets at 8:00 and 9:30
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Reserve your seats at cellarjazz.com

Reserve early for this delightful holiday classic at the Jazz Cellar. For two spectacular nights, three of Canada’s finest jazz vocalists join their voices in a program of holiday classics and carols from around the world. With Chris Sigerson piano, Rene Worst bass, and Tom Foster drums.

Christmas Eve Jazz Vespers with
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Tues 24 Dec 2013

3pm
Doors open at 2:30
St.Andrews Wesley Church
1012 Nelson Street (at Burrard), Vancouver, B.C.
A Vancouver holiday tradition! Carols and favourite Christmas songs in a peaceful and inspring atmosphere. No admission charge, but all donations raise money for a different community charity each year. Come early!
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Autumn’s Embrace

Wed, October 16, 2013

7:30pm
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Corner of Victoria Drive and Venables
Buy Tickets

An all-star vocal evening celebrating autumn, featuring Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jim Byrnes, Jennifer Scott, Steve Maddock, Laura Crema, Brian Tate, Karin Plato, and Marcus Mosely.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet
Jazz by Jazzers

Fri & Sat, October 18 & 19, 2013

7–midnight with sets at 8:30 and 10:00
Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
Cover: $10
Reservations: 604 738 1959

One of Canada’s most distinctive jazz artists, Vancouver-based Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s adventurous, assured, and hip vocals have earned her three Juno nominations. The Toronto Star hails her as “a marvelous storyteller…with the knack of making everything she attempts sound newly minted,” while CODA magazine calls her simply “the finest jazz standards singer in Canada.” Her wonderful long-time band supports and challenges her at every turn. This program presents Jazz by Jazzers, a collection of songs written by noted jazz instrumentalists and bandleaders, including Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and others. With Chris Gestrin piano, Adam Thomas bass, Tom Foster drums, Jon Bentley saxophones.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival Performance:
Heart Song Art Song: Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Jillian Lebeck

Tues 25 June 2013

5pm
The Ironworks Studio
235 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC (at the foot of main)
More info at coastaljazz.ca

Musical magic from two eclectic Vancouver jazz artists. Juno nominated vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughan sings standards, free jazz, art songs and pop gems. Pianist/vocalist Jillian Lebeck’s sweet and tuneful voice contrasts with her formidable grasp of the piano’s expressive possibilities. Beatles, Kurt Weill, Joni, Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder and more.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival Performance:
Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Bill Coon and Adam Thomas

Fri 28 June 2013

4pm
Canada Place
outdoor venue

Vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s swinging, free-spirited delivery blends perfectly with Bill Coon’s sophisticated, silky, and melodic guitar, and the prodigious talents of in-demand bassist/vocalist Adam Thomas. They have a wonderful trio CD called Sanzaru.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Trio feat. Bill Coon and Jodi Proznick

Tues 4 June 2013

7-midnight, sets at 8:00 and 9:30
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Reserve your seats at cellarjazz.com

It’s swing time! In this first-time trio setting, Kate is joined by multi-award winning Canadian jazz greats Bill Coon and Jodi Proznick. Kate and Bill have a long history of playing in duo, and Jodi is sure to add even more sparkle to this evening of great swing standards and lesser-known gems.

Special Event: KateHV Music presents
A House Concert featuring the Microcosmos String Quartet

Sunday 12 May 2013

2pm (doors at 1:30pm)
The Hammett-Vaughan/Smith residence
East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
If you would like to attend, please send e-mail to help! with your name, which day you wish to attend and number of seats. We will confirm with exact locations by return e-mail.
$30 cash or cheque at the door. (Students, etc. $20)

Microcosmos was formed in Vancouver in the spring of 2010 to perform the rich repertoire of string quartets written in the past 100 years. The quartet takes advantage of the compactness and portability of a string quartet – four chairs and adequate light are all that is required – to present some of the greatest music of the 20th century and of our time in intimate spaces for an audience that can experience the music close at hand, in small and sometimes unusual venues: private homes, clubs, small halls, public and commercial buildings.

Heart Song Art Song: Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Jillian Lebeck

Tues 9 March 2013

7-midnight, sets at 8:00 and 9:30
Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Reserve your seats at cellarjazz.com
Musical magic from two eclectic Vancouver jazz artists. Juno nominated vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughan sings standards, free jazz, art songs and pop gems. Pianist/vocalist Jillian Lebeck’s sweet and tuneful voice contrasts with her formidable grasp of the piano’s expressive possibilities. Beatles, Kurt Weill, Joni, Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Bill Coon

Wed Jan 9 2013

7-midnight, sets at 8:00 and 9:30
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Reserve your seats at cellarjazz.com
A little piece of jazz heaven. Hammett-Vaughan and Coon’s playful, swinging, and sensitive interaction is delightful, polishing well-worn gems and shining light on little-known treasures from the great American songbook.
Acclaimed for her sophisticated and swinging interpretations of jazz standards, Hammett-Vaughan’s free-spirited delivery is perfectly matched by Coon’s smooth-as-satin melodic style and irresistible swing. A three-time Juno nominee, Hammett-Vaughan has been acclaimed as “a revelation… a talent that all Canadians should recognize” (Toronto Star) and “the finest jazz vocal artist of her generation” (Chronicle Herald). Bill Coon plays “with an arranger’s sense of possibility” (Montreal Gazette) and is simply one of the nation’s great guitarists, a swinging and sensitive accompanist with the whole history of jazz guitar under his fingers.

Christmas Eve Jazz Vespers with
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Mon 24 Dec 2012

4pm
Doors open at 3:30
St.Andrews Wesley Church
1012 Nelson Street (at Burrard), Vancouver, B.C.
A Vancouver holiday tradition! Carols and favourite Christmas songs in a peaceful and inspring atmosphere. No admission charge, but all donations raise money for a different community charity each year. Come early!
We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Wed 19 & Thurs 20 Dec 2012

7-midnight, sets at 8:00 and 9:30
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Reserve your seats at cellarjazz.com

Reserve early for this delightful holiday classic at the Jazz Cellar. For two spectacular nights, three of Canada’s finest jazz vocalists join their voices in a program of holiday classics and carols from around the world. With Chris Sigerson piano, Rene Worst bass, and Tom Foster drums.

We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Fri 23 Nov 2012

Benefit for The Out Of The Cold Program
Fairview Baptist Church,
1708 West 16th Ave., Vancouver

We Three Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott and Karin Plato

Sat 1 Dec 2012

Tree Lighting Ceremony for the
Christmas Parade of Lights,
New Westminster

We 3 Queens: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott
and Karin Plato

Fri 23 Nov 2012

Benefit for The Out Of The Cold Program
Fairview Baptist Church,
1708 West 16th Ave., Vancouver

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet
Monk! Duke! Mingus!

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Oct 2012

7–midnight, sets at 8:00 and 9:30
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
Cover: TBA
Reservations: 604 738 1959 or http://cellarjazz.com/

This rare Vancouver appearance by the critically acclaimed Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet promises an unforgettable program of rarely heard songs by three giants of jazz; Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.

From Monk’s quirky I Mean You to Duke’s soaring Sophisticated Lady to Mingus’ heart-breaking Weird Nightmare, this will be great weekend of music.
With Chris Gestrin piano, André Lachance bass (Saturday), Tom Foster drums, Jon Bentley saxophones.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan

Fri 21 & Sat 22 Sept 2012

Three sets of music beginning at 8:00
Java Jazz Bistrop
412 6th Street, New Westminster

“… Hammett-Vaughan speaks jazz so fluently it must be her native tongue… (she has) a subtle vocabulary which is virtuosic in its eloquence.” The Chronical Herald
Kate Hammett-Vaughan performs two evening of classic jazz standards at New Westminster’s charming Java Jazz Bistro. She’ll be accompanied by the talented pianist Ed Dayo.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan & Jillian Lebeck: Duets

Wed 1 Aug 2012

7–midnight with sets at 8:00 and 9:30
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
Cover: TBA
Reservations: 604 738 1959

Kate Hammett-Vaughan and pianist/vocalist Jillian Lebeck perform a night of intimate and inspiring duets.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan • Bill Coon • Adam Thomas
sanzaru: a house concert

Tues 17 Jul 2012

A Vancouver House Concert for our new CD
Tickets, location and more info: help!
Seating is limited to 30.
7pm • Tickets in Advance $20 (A $25 FAN ticket includes the signed CD)

Kate Hammett-Vaughan (voice), Bill Coon (guitar) and Adam Thomas (voice and bass), celebrate the release of their new trio CD sanzaru (japanese for the three wise monkeys who see, hear and speak no evil)
Vocal duets and lots of swinging music, with great standards like Autumn In New York, How About You, Cheek to Cheek, and more!

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet
A Portrait of Sheila: The Music of Sheila Jordan

Sun 1 Jul 2012

Canada Day Free Concert
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Performance Works, Granville Island
1218 Cartwright Street
3:45pm • Free Admission

One of Canada’s most distinctive jazz artists, Vancouver-based Kate Hammett-Vaughan pays tribute to the great Sheila Jordan, one of the greatest vocal artists in modern jazz. Sheila’s influence is widespread, inspiring singers the world over with her remarkable life and music. With Jillian Lebeck piano, André Lachance bass, Tom Foster drums, Jon Bentley saxophones.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Bill Coon, Adam Thomas
Solo, Duo, Trio

Thu 29 Mar 2012

7–midnight with sets at 8:00 and 9:30
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
Cover: TBA
Reservations: 604 738 1959

Three of Canada’s great jazz talents, vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughan, guitarist Bill Coon and bassist/vocalist Adam Thomas, perform an evening of classic and little-known standards in solo, duo and trio format.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Chris Gestrin Duo
on a double bill with Joanna Chapman-Smith

Fri 24 Feb 2012

Speakeasy House Concert Series
Ticket $10 at the door only. Arrive early.
Inquiries: help!
Doors open at 8:30pm, Music starts at approximately 9pm

The remarkable duo of vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughan and pianist Chris Gestrin has over 15 years of music-making history. They have collaborated on a number of recordings, two of which have received JUNO nominations, their wide-ranging repertoire includes jazz standards, art songs, country tunes, and more. Intimate and inviting music.

Monday & Tuesday, December 19 & 20, 2011

WE 3 QUEENS: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott and Karin Plato

The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Reserve your seats at cellarjazz.com

SOLD OUT! Please join us for Christmas Eve Jazz Vespers at 4pm. St. Andrew’s-Wesley. Details just below.

Reserve early for this delightful holiday classic at the Jazz Cellar. For two spectacular nights, three of Canada’s finest jazz vocalists join their voices in a program of holiday classics and carols from around the world. The group will be celebrating the release of their new CD “Happy Holiday”. With Michael Creber piano Rene Worst bass, and Tom Foster drums.

Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 4PM

Christmas Eve Jazz Vespers at St. Andrews-Wesley Church
WE 3 QUEENS: Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Jennifer Scott and Karin Plato
featuring Chris Sigeron piano Rene Worst bass and Tom Foster drums.

St.Andrews Wesley Church
1012 Nelson Street (at Burrard), Vancouver, B.C.
No admission charge, but all donations go to musicians.

Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th, 2011

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet
A Portrait of Sheila: The music of Sheila Jordan

7–midnight with sets at 8:30 and 10:00
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
Cover TBA
Call 604 738-1959 for reservations.

One of Canada’s most distinctive jazz artists, Vancouver-based Kate Hammett-Vaughan pays tribute to the great Sheila Jordan, one of the greatest vocal artists in modern jazz. Sheila’s influence is widespread, inspiring singers the world over with her remarkable life and music. This weekend marks Sheila’s 83rd birthday. With Chris Gestrin piano, Ad
ma Thomas bass (Friday), André Lachance bass (Saturday), Tom Foster drums, Jon Bentley saxophones.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 1-3

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Trio

9–11:30
O’Doul’s
1300 Robson Street
Vancouver, B.C.
www.odoulsrestaurant.com/jazz.htm
With Bill Coon guitar and André Lachance bass

Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2011

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet
2:00-4:00pm Free Concert!
Performance Works (Granville Island)

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents the acclaimed Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet in a free concert. One of Canada’s most distinctive jazz artists, Vancouver-based Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s adventurous, assured, and hip vocals have earned her three Juno nominations. The Toronto Star hails her as “a marvelous storyteller…with the knack of making everything she attempts sound newly minted,” while CODA magazine calls her simply “the finest jazz standards singer in Canada.” She is supported and challenged at every turn by her remarkable band of over a decade. With Chris Gestrin piano, André Lachance bass, Tom Foster drums, Jon Bentley saxophones.

Monday evening, June 27th, 2011

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Trio

9–11:30
O’Doul’s
1300 Robson Street
Vancouver, B.C.

Join us for the jazz festival at O’Doul’s!
With Chris Gestrin piano and André Lachance bass

Thursday–Saturday, March 10-12, 2011

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Trio

9–midnight
O’Doul’s
1300 Robson Street
Vancouver, B.C.

Three evenings of great trio jazz!
March 10 Ihor Kukurudza guitar and André Lachance bass
March 11 Bill Coon guitar and André Lachance bass
March 12 Bill Coon guitar and Doug Stephenson bass

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Kate Hammett-Vaughan – Love Songs

Time TBA
The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre
122 Fern Road West,
Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1T2
Telephone (250) 752-6133

Returning to Qualicum Beach for this special Valentine’s performance, the acclaimed Canadian jazz vocalist will perform an evening of classic and little-known gems from the jazz standards repertoire. With the great local pianist Ron Hadley.

Friday and Saturday, January 28 & 29, 2011

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet

7–midnight with sets at 8:30 and 10:00
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway
Cover: $10
Reservations: 604 738 1959

One of Canada’s most distinctive jazz artists, Vancouver-based Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s adventurous, assured, and hip vocals have earned her three Juno nominations. The Toronto Star hails her as “a marvelous storyteller…with the knack of making everything she attempts sound newly minted,” while CODA magazine calls her simply “the finest jazz standards singer in Canada.” She is supported and challenged at every turn by her remarkable band of over a decade. With Chris Gestrin piano, André Lachance bass, Tom Foster drums, Jon Bentley saxophones.