Access to Music Foundation

BC Supports Music Education! A Concert In Honor of Senator Tommy Banks


Oct 14


Please join us Wednesday, October 22nd for an incredible night of BC artists playing blues, jazz, roots and rock, all in support of BC music education programs. The night will also be in honor of our special guest, Canadian music legend Senator Tommy Banks.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville St. Vancouver, BC)

Joining us will be hosts Vicki Gabereau and Terry David Mulligan

And musical guests:
Sister Says
Robyn & Ryleigh
Steve Sainas
Jim Byrnes
Paul Pigat
Kylee Epp
The Matinee
Champagne Republic



Tickets: $25 General Admission, $70 VIP (includes reserved seating and complimentary hors d’oeuvres)

All proceeds raised benefit the Access to Music Foundation and their charitable programs and initiatives.

This is a licensed 19+ event. Two pieces of government-issued ID will be required for entry.

Please drink responsibly and consider taking alternative transportation (parking is limited).


About Senator Banks

Senator Tommy Banks is a beloved and celebrated Canadian music legend. He has conducted symphony orchestras throughout North America and in Europe and received renown as a beloved CBC host of nationally- and internationally-syndicated and network television programmes, including: “The Tommy Banks Show” (1968-1983), “Somewhere There’s Music”, “What’s My Name”, “ Love and Mr. Smith”, “Celebrity Revue”, “Symphony of a Thousand”, “Tommy Banks Jazz”, etc.

He has appeared with such luminaries as Clifford Jordan, Sonny Stitt, John Handy, Zoot Sims, Mark Murphy, Anita O’Day, Nat Adderly, Al Cohn, Pepper Adams, Joe Williams, Art Farmer, and many other greats, in clubs, concert halls, and on radio and television.His musical recordings are on Century II Records, distributed by Royalty Records.

Senator Banks has also been a driving force behind progressive arts policy in his capacity as founding chairman of the Alberta Foundation for the Performing Arts, as well as a member of the Canada Council for the Arts and Edmonton Concert Hall Foundation. He is the recipient of an honourary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta, of the Sir Frederick Haultain Prize, the Alberta Order of Excellence, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

In the more than fifty years since his professional debut, Tommy Banks has become a part of almost every facet of Canada’s entertainment scene.


We would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of the Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver for providing accommodation for our honoured guest. Please consider them for your future guests to Vancouver.

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