Fri Jun 24 | 7:30pm
Performance Works, Granville Island – 1218 Cartwright St.
Queer Arts Festival proudly partners with Coastal Jazz and Blues Society to bring you a night of stunning R&B vocal artistry: Adria Kain and Janette King. This special event is part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking place at Performance Works on Granville Island.
**Please note that tickets to this event are not included in QAF’s festival pass, and tickets must be purchased through Coastal Jazz.
Sharing stories of ardour, resilience, and self-actualization, Adria Kain’s voice, at once powerful and restrained, is a balm for times of tumult and noise. Chronicling a range of experiences, from the palliative effects of the natural world to embracing her identity as a queer Black woman, Adria’s new album When Flowers Bloom reminds us what it’s like to fall in love for the first time—or to discover an artist whose music can pierce your soul.
Through the prism of alternative R&B, house, and pop, Caribbean-Canadian vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist Janette King’s What We Lost unpacks the complexities of grief with a wisdom you wouldn’t wish on someone so young. It’s a statement that — like contemporaries Victoria Monét and Snoh Aalegra — fuses deeply personal assessments of life with glass-half-full soundscapes that “ought to place her right near the top of the list of this country’s up-and-coming R&B artists” – Exclaim!
Presented in association with Coastal Jazz and Blues Society