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"Live at the Cellar" Book Launch

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3561 Main Street

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You are invited to join musicologist and author Marian Jago and Gavin Walker, alto saxophonist and host of CiTR: The Jazz Show (101.9 FM) at the book launch for Live at the Cellar: Vancouver’s Iconic Jazz Club and the Canadian Co-operative Jazz Scene in the 1950s and ‘60s. This is the first book to document the remarkable rise of co-operative jazz clubs in Canada, including Vancouver’s very own venues: the “original” Cellar, the Black Spot, and the Flat Five. Marian Jago will share stories and photographs from this rich and vital history and will follow the talk with a Q&A.

Let’s celebrate jazz music!




“After reading Marian Jago’s Live at the Cellar, you might feel as if you had just spent an evening in Vancouver’s hippest nightclub,” Scott DeVeau, author of The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History, and professor of music at the University of Virginia

“In Live at the Cellar, Marian Jago deftly explores the phenomenon of co-operative jazz clubs, a neglected area in the study of jazz… [it is] a pioneering work,” Rob Bowman, Grammy Award–winning musicologist and professor of ethnomusicology at York University

“These clubs were our jazz ‘school,’ where we learned all about this North American art form,” Terry Clarke, C.M., drummer and Canadian jazz icon

“I would have given anything to be around during the heyday of Vancouver’s jazz co-ops – this book helps me imagine what it was like to be there,” Cory Weeds, jazz musician and former owner of The Cellar on Broadway


Marian Jago, originally from Canada’s west coast, lecturers in popular music and jazz studies at the University of Edinburgh. She has published frequently on a wide variety of jazz topics for the Journal of Jazz Studies, Jazz Perspectives, Jazz Research Journal, Routledge, Bloomsbury, and others. Some of her recent work looks at the relationship of jazz to the writing of Jack Kerouac, the jazz economy of New York in the 1960s, and extended studio techniques versus “liveness” in jazz recordings. She also maintains an active interest in the Canadian jazz scene as well as the music and pedagogical practices of Lee Konitz and Lennie Tristano.

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