Presenting a Trio of Events that Centre Queer Excellence in Music 

QAF + Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Moor Mother 

Jun 21 | 7pm | Music | Fortune Sound Club | Ticketed*

Moor Mother, Photo: Piper Ferguson
Photo: Piper Ferguson

How do you engage the stunning, evocative, haunting gift that is Moor Mother’s latest album The Great Bailout? Only by following the trail of potent verbal and sonic poetry. Only by letting Moor Mother be your guide. Released March 8, The Great Bailout is Moor Mother aka Camae Ayewa’s ninth studio album, and third with ANTI- Records. Called “the poet laureate of the apocalypse,” by Pitchfork, Ayewa’s music contains multitudes of instruments, voices, and cacophony that take on themes of Afrofuturism, colonialism, commerce and collective memory with the forebearers of jazz, hip hop, and beat poetry in mind. Moor Mother shares a program with SUMAC. Presented in association with Coastal Jazz.

Please note this venue is stair access only. 19+. No refunds.

*Note: this event is not part of QAF’s Pay-What-You-Wish Program

DJ Paisley Eva 

Jun 21 | 10:30pm | DJ Dance Party | Ocean Artworks | Free

DJ Eva Paisley by Megan Magdalena
Photo: Megan Magdalena

Hailing from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation village of Eslha7an, Ta7talíya Paisley Eva’s been filling local club, party, and festival dance floors with a high energy mix of obscure underground tracks and beloved classics for over ten years. Her choice, chance-taking selections are plucked from house, disco, new wave, pop, and whatever keeps people moving. This free DJ Dance Party is proudly presented in association with Coastal Jazz Society.

Parlour Panther

Jun 22 | 2:15pm | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square – Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza | Free

Parlour Panther Photo by Carol Gandra
Photo by: Carol Gandra

Parlour Panther bursts with irresistible charm, expressive emotional chemistry, and exceptional vocal and guitar skills. Frankie and Reidar, a trans non-binary couple, have been creating music together for 10 years. They made a splash in the Vancouver music scene with their 2018 debut Hot Magic, and followed that album’s success with Retrograde, recorded entirely in their home studio during the pandemic, and released to critical acclaim in 2021 on Coax Records. Now, with Saadi on synth and guitar and Jen on drums, the enchanting indie rockers are embarking on a new musical journey with the upcoming album BLOOM, an apt title for a band that’s always growing! Parlour Panther’s free outdoor event is presented in association with Coastal Jazz Society.