October 16 2019
Early Show: Vanessa Nostbakken and Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Jen Hodge
Written by Gastown Admin
Early Show: Vanessa Nostbakken
Vanessa Nostbakken is a folk, blues and jazz singer-songwriter from Ottawa via Montreal who is delighted to bring her stories and songs to audiences here in Vancouver. From intimate vocals to powerhouse show-stoppers, Vanessa is equally at home sharing her original compositions or paying homage to musical greats. Come listen!
Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Jen Hodge
Bass player, vocalist, and bandleader Jen Hodge is a versatile musician who can be found playing with a wide variety of artists all over the world. Jen’s playing is characterized by hard swinging grooves, an expressive and energetic playing style, and an evident, infectious love for making music, which endears her performances to listeners, partiers, and dancers alike. Her steadfast bass playing and consummate professionalism have taken her to stages all over Canada, the USA, China, Spain, France, the UK, Sweden, and the Caribbean. Jen’s latest album, All’s Fair in Love and Jazz, spent 8 weeks in the top 30 North American College & Community Radio jazz charts, peaked at #2 in the Canadian jazz charts, and broke into the JazzWeek top 100. Jen has been appearing at Guilt & Co regularly for more than 8 years, during which time 4 different Guilty cocktails have been named after Jen Hodge All Stars original songs.