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Jazz Café March 2015 Newsletter

Anna Jacyszyn

Hello I hope this letter finds you being fabulous in every possible way.  This is the third newsletter of the year for fans of Jazz Café and I’m excited to tell you what is going on.  I have put together a great year of music for us Jazz lovers and entertainment seekers.  From our monthly gigs at Ricardo’s to Capri Poolside Lounge then all summer with Jazz at the KAS and our Fall prgramme back to where it all began at The Black BOx. 

As March ends and spring begins I am very excited to announce that Elizabeth Shepherd has agreed to perform as part of my Jazz Café Presents…series.   We will be hosting this exceptional Juno nominated artist on Easter Sunday Evening, April 5. I have booked the Okanagan Campus Theatre on 1000 K.L.O. Road.  I have priced tickets as low as possible at only $20 adults and $15 for 18 year olds and under and $25 at the door (cash or cheque only at the door).  A few years ago, as a special surprise to Jazz Cafe members, I invited Elizabeth to perform at the Black Box when she travelled through the Okanagan.  The venue was packed and everyone there left knowing they have witnessed magic.  I booked a bigger theatre to make sure there are no disappointments this time - we sold out two weeks before.  Her new album The Signal already is being praised with importance and even quoted by The Evening Standard (UK) "An important work".  Her Jazz has infusions of pop with a hint R & B.  Please purchase your tickets through www.eventbrite.ca and type in Elizabeth Shepherd. She will be travelling with her band which includes Scott Kemp – bass, Colin Kingsmore - drums and vocals, Gord Grdina – guitar and Jon Day - trumpet and vocals. It’s a perfect evening to listen to jazz.  Cocktail hour is 6.30 p.m. and the show starts at 7.30 p.m.  Put this date in your diary, tell your friends and get your tickets today.  Thank you for helping me be able to invite and support great musicians.

I also want to tell you that Kelowna Actors Studio and Jazz Café Kelowna are collaborating for the month of August from 13-29 and creating a speakeasy on the weekends. Each Thursday, Friday & Saturday get into the mood for Live entertainment on that stage from 7-11 with the ever popular seasoned professional Jazz Café House Band and of course yours truly igniting the stage in my own dynamic way to ensure we give you great nights out! I am putting together a programme of special guest and treats each night.  Jazz at the KAS will be a membership club with unlimited entry for only $60 per person or $100 per couple.  Each new member will also receive ONE guest pass to invite a date OR get a couples membership and invite another couple to join you at no charge (hopefully they will join as well) General entrance is $20 per person, per night, so if you fancy popping in for a martini and catch a set or stay the whole evening, you can, just by flashing your membership card to the door person.  A tasty and seasonal menu will be available to wine and dine at your table while the entertainment on stage fills the place with ambience and energy. Or you can just mingle near the back or at the martini bar and take in the vibe while flirting with like-minded jazz lovers.  Membership does not include reservations, those will need to be made separately and non-members must pay their entrance fee at the door before being escorted to their table.  For inquires email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250 763-6141.  I’m very excited be a part of this collaboration and I know you will love it.  We are all looking for an age appropriate hangout to have fun in and here it is!

The fall brings Jazz Café home to the Black BOx for a series of shows in September 4, November 22 and on the main stage for December 23  or an extra $50 these shows can be included onto your membership.  You can e-transfer your membership payment or purchase them by cheque.

Calendar of Events At A Glance


12}    Jazz Café Trio (Bernie, Loni & Anna)    Ricardo’s Kitchen       6.30 pm

                415 Commonwealth Road, Lake Country - (250) 766-6810

                    No music charge



5}       Elizabeth Shepherd in Concert  Kelowna Campus Theatre   7.30 pm

              1000 KLO Road. Advance tickets $20 & $15

               through www.eventbrite.ca  or $25 at the door.



1}   Jazz Café Trio (Bernie, Neville & Anna) Capri Poolside Lounge 7.30 pm

2}   Coast Capri Hotel - 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, (250) 860-60

                    No music charge.


 August 12 – 29        Jazz at the KAS 


Fully licensed restaurant and bar, hosted and performed by Anna Jacyszyn and the Jazz Café Band.  Live jazz music on stage Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the month of August.  To enquire about membership or more details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Membership is only $60 per person which is for unlimited entry + one free guest pass included.  Couples membership is $150.00 + 2 guest passes so you can invite another couple to join you one evening free of charge.  General entry is $20 per person.  Table reservations, dinner and drinks are separate and can be made by calling KAS direct on 250) 862-2867


September 4        Jazz Café Presents… MIMOSA in concert at the Black Box                                         $20 show starts at 8pm


October 12 – 16   Spotlight on New Orleans with Anna Jacysyzn – Kelowna                                         Chamber is organizing a trip to the capitol of Jazz, It’s the                                       Big Easy baby and for $2400.00 you should join in this once                                  in a lifetime opportunity.  Contact                                                                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and secure your spot!


November 22           Jazz Café Band at the Black Box Theatre

                                 Jazz Café reboot!  The Band is back on stage giving you the                            best jazz this town has produced.  $20


December 23           Jazz Café Christmas Show – 12 new songs, never seen                                             before show, and its all at the Kelowna Community                                                       Theatre – Full Band! Details and ticket purchase                                                    information to be announced in the summer.