East End Blues and all that Jazz
June 20, 7:30pm, Carnegie Community Centre
401 Main Street, Free
black history films 6pm
June 21, 7:30pm, radha yoga & eatery
728 Main Street, $10
East End Blues and All That Jazz is Vancouver Moving Theatre’s dynamic musical tribute to the DTES’ historic black community. This production features two of Vancouver’s finest gospel and blues greats: singers Candus Churchill and Tom Pickett. Joining the artistic team is a cast of fine musicians and actor/singers: musical director/pianist Bill Costin and bass player Timothy Stacey, DTES-raised actor Chic Gibson and singer Thelma Towns-Gibson. This soul-stirring evening of gospel and blues, jazz and memories was created by Denis Simpson and Savannah Walling, with assistance from the late Mr. Leonard Gibson. East End Blues and All That Jazz commemorates the Fountain Chapel, the Harlem Nocturne, Vie’s Chicken & Steak House, and reflects on the elusive Hogan’s Alley.