A Blues Journey with Brandon & Jack


Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1:00 - 1:45pm

Enjoy a resounding performance from a hard-hitting 6 piece blues band fronted by Brandon Isaak and Jack Lavin and featuring some of the best sidemen on the Vancouver blues scene. With stories about the songs and their writers, often from personal experience, Jack and Brandon will take you on a musical ride through several eras, and regional styles.

Hailing from Chicago, Jack Lavin has been a mainstay on the Vancouver blues scene for nearly 50 years. Founding member, bassist and major songwriter of Powder Blues, Jack led the house band and hosted jam sessions at the Yale for a decade and has performed with a who’s who of legendary blues men including Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Lowell Fulson, Pinetop Perkins, Otis Rush, John Hammond, Long John Baldry, and lots more.

If this Yukon born musician could breathe the blues he would; and he does. Brandon Isaak is an authentic, heart felt roots and blues artist. Be it as his one man band, his dynamic Duo, his hard hitting trio or even his 5 piece Saints of Swing all star band. You always get 100% of this artist. He’s toured all over Western Europe, China, the U.S. and Canada. He’s an award winning musician with a passion and thirst for the history of music and the origins of the blues.