CANCELLED – FRI AUG 18 Funky Fridays with Louie Quinn & Guests

Friday August 18 – CANCELLED – WE ARE CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY PLUMBING REPAIRS- APOLOGIES! Please check out these shows at neighbouring establishments:

Louis Quinn is comprised of established Vancouver jazz and blues musicians Doug Louie on piano and Dave Quinn on clarinet and saxophone.  Each Friday the duo are joined by a featured guest vocalist ranging from soul to jazz to showtunes.   As a trio, the group perform jazz, soul, blues & funk music from the 50s onwards for a fun show of both lively and intimate sets.  All shows start at 730 and go till around 11pm. No cover, though donations are gratefully accepted via the envelopes provided in your billfold. Reserve your seats here.


Friday August 4

Louis Quinn with Special Guest Kentish Steele


The colourfully costumed Kentish Steele came to Vancouver by way of the West Indies.  He celebrates 54 years in the music business and has been a mainstay of Vancouver’s R&B scene since the 60s.  He performs regularly with his band “The Shantrelles” at venues around town.  With Louie Quinn, Kentish delivers knockout renditions of Motown, blues, and reggae classics.  Fun Fact, Kentish ran for mayor of Vancouver 3 times, although he describes it as more of a “slow crawl”.  A fun show not to be missed!

Friday August 11


Louis Quinn with Special Guest Sibel Thrasher


Originally hailing from Ohio, Sibel Thrasher was influenced by the Baptist church choir to start at band at 9 years old with her two younger brothers.  She later developed an interest in R&B and Jazz.  She found her way to Vancouver via New York and Asia.  She has toured internationally with the world famous Platters and has recorded with Long John Baldry, Donna Summers, and Etta James.   Sibel’s repetoire ranges from jazz standards to gospel and R&B numbers.  Her wicked sense of humour and joy of connecting with her audience combined with a long friendship with Louie Qunn are guarantted to make for a fun, intimate and thoroughly entertaining evening of song.

Sibel Thrasher

Friday August 18 – CANCELLED – WE ARE CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY PLUMBING REPAIRS- APOLOGIES! Please check out these shows at neighbouring establishments:

Louie Quinn with special guest Dutch Robinson


Dutch “Teddy” Robinson was born in New York City and made his way to Vancouver via Montreal.  A gifted singer and producer, Dutch brings his impressive 5 octave range and soulful vocals to create a show that is both entertaining and inspiring.  An original member of the Ohio Players, Dutch has played with such diverse acts as Cirque Du Soleil, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, & Mad Child.  He has been nominated for a Grammy and played the role of Marvin Gaye in the musical “Dream of a Lifetime” to sold out audiences on London’s West End.   Dutch promises to bring the party to this Funky Friday show that you won’t soon forget.

 Dutch Robinson

Friday August 25

Louis Quinn with Special Guest Alita DuPray


Sultry, smoky, sublime – three  words that don’t begin to do justice to Alita DuPray’s voice.  Alita’s voice projects from the depths of her soul and as a true improviser, she is known for her diversity. Influenced by a dynamic range of music from jazz and blues to reggae, rock, electronica and hip hop, Alita has shared the stage with Jim Byrnes, Diana Krall and Michael Buble. The late Linton Garner deemed her a dynamo of jazz.


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Alita Dupray

Photo Credits

Tom Quirk Jon Tait Roz McNulty