The Rogue Folk Club presents
April In Paris: 10th Annual Gypsy Jazz Festival

Marc Atkinson Trio & Black Gardenia (feat. Paul Pigat)





3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano

Accessible All ages

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Marc Atkinson's compositions are punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive. They take the guitar beyond the usual repertoire and sound. The tunes have a fiery but elegant style, infused with a catchy blend of influences. All the while maintaining the laid-back humour and casual "good time feel" of Canada's West Coast. His picking has been described as flawless, surprise-filled, sizzling and supremely melodic. His music is original, complex and challenging in its conception and delivery but remains accessible and absorbing. With Brett Marten on rhythm and Scott White on bass, the music of this fine trio welcomes all listeners aboard for an intriguing, exhilarating and unforgettable ride.

Daphne Roubini playfully named ”First Lady of Uke” sings and plays the Ukulele in her band Black Gardenia, the Vancouver-based five-piece whose ‘London Jazz meets Americana’ sound has delighted festival and club audiences on two continents. With their unique, darkly-relaxed blend of vintage jazz, country, folk and blues from the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s, Black Gardenia takes listeners on a journey to an age where cool meant classy and noir was the norm. Tonight Black Gardenia will feature Daphne Roubini and Andy Smith with Paul Pigat and co.

Daphne Roubini’s voice flows over you like golden syrup. Black Gardenia is that perfect balance between Louisiana Jazz and a hazy Maui afternoon.” - Fleur Cooper, CITR radio

A relaxed approach to old school jazz with tinges of blues, country, and western swing, with some of the hippest Ukulele that you can hope to hear.” - Ken Pickering, Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Vancouver Jazz Festival

The last time Marc Atkinson and Paul Pigat shared the stage at April In Paris they treated us to a remarkable jam session of duelling guitars on Django tunes and more. Don't miss the return of the duellists!