The Jazz for Barb Series is a series of monthly jazz nights held at the Italian Cultural Centre in honor of the late Barbara Fudge. A passionate and loyal fan of Jazz music, she could be seen all over the city at various jazz events talking and laughing with her friends, mingling with the musicians, and enjoying a glass of fine wine. Her personality and laughter were both contagious and although she is no longer with us her “larger than life” spirit shines bright. We are proud and happy to be able to honor Barb at the Italian Cultural Centre with our Jazz for Barb Series.
Every year since the series’ creation in 2014 we have hosted countless Jazz Bands and performances and brought this excitement to the East Vancouver community to enjoy and appreciate. These groups and musicians include the likes of Cory Weeds, Jill Townsend, Bill Coon, Jennifer Scott, Steve Kaldestad as well as many more talented individuals that make up Vancouver’s thriving Jazz Community. Food, wine, beer, and spirits are served at all of our Jazz for Barb Series and are considered an integral part of sharing Italian traditions of hospitality, good food, and entertainment with the community.
Please refer to our online calendar to reserve your tickets to the next Jazz night at the Frankie’s Jazz Club!
Please note that 2 free summer concerts are held at Il Centro every year for the public and community to enjoy!
Jazz for Barb is made possible by the support of: