Jam in Jubilee’s curators carefully book family friend acts, popular youth-leaning bands, and more experimental performers (for later on in the evening). The musical selections lean towards culturally diverse and forward-looking local talent. But really, there’s something for everybody.
Long before Vancouver’s Said The Whale became a JUNO Award-winning, radio chart-topping indie rock band, it was an exploratory songwriting experiment led by high school friends Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester. Now, a decade since their 2007 formation, they have taken the project back to its freeform roots while simultaneously venturing forward into uncharted art-pop territory.
Said The Whale
Named one of CBC Music’s Top 10 Artists to Watch, Iskwé’s unmistakable sound weaves her Irish/Cree/Dené/Métis roots with poignant politically charged lyrics. Powerhouse vocals, violin, keys, and drums blend with visual projections and trip hop breakbeats to produce captivating live shows.
Casinos is a pop-rock band based in the Fraser Valley, and they have been playing shows since 2012. Their tastes include the artists that characterized ’90s and early 2000s pop rock, brit-rock, and garage rock. They most notably opened for the UK-based glam-rock revivalists The Struts.
Little Wild is a Garage/Psych musical project made up of Jake Holmes, Mitch Trainor, Zack & Layton Keely. Based out of Abbotsford, the group brings you a bold, woozy, spacey & fuzz-ridden experience that will leave you sweaty, drooling & hungry for more.
Jackson Hollow is a 4 piece bluegrass band, who recently won the BCCMA Traditional Country Award two years consecutively. The heartfelt vocals, the impeccable instrumentation, the inimitable sound of Jackson Hollow has to be experienced to be described.
The Aerophonics are Fraser Valleys homegrown Motown and blue eyed soul revival. This collective of local musicians bring original music reminiscent of classic motor city sound.
Based out of beautiful British Columbia, Coalmont is a husband and wife duo who love telling stories through song. They released their first album “Chronicles” in 2012, and recently released their second album entitled “The Hallowed Grey Vol.1”.
“The new EP finds the group exploring territory akin to Television, Wire, Deerhoof, and Liars. Frantic yet calculated, wiry yet groove oriented, the group are expanding the definition of what a rock band can sound like and still maintain it’s core sound.
Douse is an art rock project from New Westminster, BC. Since their formation 4 years ago, Douse has evolved into a progressive and dark collective, yet still feels lush and somehow natural.
Performing for several years with his group, Oh Village, listeners have come to appreciate Kuri’s honest songwriting and intriguing musicianship. Now he experiments further with bold arrangements of classical instrumentation paired with modern alternative structures.
Vancouver’s Jordan Klassen is a decorated songwriter who has spent more than a decade quietly crafting music that has been deemed ‘unsentimentally sincere’ and ‘whimsically hopeful’.
The Burn Ins are an award-winning female-fronted Indie Blues Rock Band from Elkford BC/Camrose AB. Their music will take you on a delightfully dark journey into a foot-stomping good time.
The Burn Ins
Hubbo performing released & unreleased music, with special guest performances by Bhura. Vibes curated by DJ Darko. Some would say it’s lit.
The Whiskeyjays are a 5 banger from Langley BC. Born between the city and the country, They make music which defies the standard of any particular genre. Their only goal is to write music that conveys honesty and have great time doing it.
FRANKIE is a dream-rock band from Vancouver who blend ethereal tones with haunting harmonies.The band formed in December 2013 for a one-off gig and found their chemistry was undeniable. Over the last three years they have been adventure-seeking friends taking their music from Haida Gwaii to Mexico.