june, 2017

25jun8:00 pmNorth Shore Jazz: Roy Forbes

Event Details

Each summer Capilano University presents North Shore Jazz as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival in venues throughout the North Shore. The yearly line-up features an eclectic mix of stellar artists at venues including The BlueShore at Cap, Presentation House Theatre and the Kay Meek Centre plus free concerts at the Civic Plaza, Lynn Valley Village and the West Vancouver Memorial Library.

Dawson Creek-born Roy Forbes’ musical career took flight in early 1970s Vancouver. As ‘Bim’ – his childhood nickname – Forbes opened for Supertramp, Santana and Jeff Beck, garnering the spotlight for his emotive, quivering voice. The breakout single “Can’t Catch Me” launched him as a headliner and folk star. Performing as Roy Forbes since 1987, he’s continued to record, headline folk festivals and tour extensively, despite losing his sight – he was diagnosed legally blind two years ago. Forbes has also penned songs recorded by Sylvia Tyson, Garnet Rogers and Valdy, and hosted popular radio programs – CBC’s ‘Snap Crackle Pop’, and the ongoing ‘Roy’s Record Room’ on CKUA.com.


(Sunday) 8:00 pm


Presentation House Theatre

333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver

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