January 2014 Welcoming a year full of Live Music, Comedy and Good times!!


Thursday January 2nd Safiya Karim’S Vancouver Jazz Quartet

Matt Choboter, piano
Wynston Minckler, bass
Scott Wannop, drums
Safiya, voice

Thursday Jan 2nd. 8pm. $5 cover  ▼▼


Friday Jan 3rd, Another Amazing house of Live Music with

Sljivovica Social Club with Lache Cercel and Roma Swing Ensemble!!
Friday 8:30 – 12:30 – every First Friday of the month!$  10.00 cover.
For one night each month, we pretend we are on one of the infamous barge clubs on the Danube in Belgrade! Format includes a guest band and a jam session! We’ll show up around 8:00 to schmooze, maybe noodle around a bit. Expect things to start happening by 8:30ish, with a set of new tunes and new variations on old stuff. Then around 10 we’ll welcome our guest band Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble! (http://lachecercel.com/). After that we’ll do our power set, followed by a jam session with guest musicians, where ANYTHING could happen! (Yes, bring instruments, we’ll devote the last half hour to jamming!) ▼
Saturday Jan 4th.
Matthew Presidente / Tara C Taylor – live @ the Kozmik Zoo

Matthew and Tara perform seperate sets and together as a duo at the Kozmik Zoo! We are going to ring in 2014 with some kick ass music. Join us. There will be guest appearances, drinking, fun, food & lights. Probably some amazing outfits too. Oh, and it’s one of Tara’s last shows with Matthew in town! Catch her while she’s still Canadian!!! ▼


Every Sunday Evening  ▼▼▼Best improv Comedy group in Canada 2012Best Improvisers (male and female) nominations/wins in Canada9 pm / $7

Tuesday Jan 7th + Tuesday jan 21st    ▲▲▲
ROCKET SCIENCE 8:00PM By Donation 2 for 1 Pasta Night
Amazing Original Music .8 pm
Cover By Donation – 2for 1 Pasta Night!
Rock, Jazz,Blues with some of the heaviest players in Vancouver,
Rocket Science are:
Guitar Simon Jarrett
Bass/vocals – Billy Mendoza
Drums – Chris Meister
Keys/vocals – Rod Salloum
Wed Jan 8th 8 pm By Donation  ▲▲
Double Trouble: Anita Eccleston Quartet ft. Elizabeth Eccleston
+ Fist Full o’ Snacks 
Double Trouble: Aided and abetted by her twin sister, TBSO Oboediva Extraordinaire Liz Eccleston, these wikked little grrrls are gonna stir up some serious sexy at The Kozmik Zoo with tunes that predate recordings to songs so sick they just got released! Cover by donation. Come party your ass off with the girls.Opener: Fist Full o’ Snacks – The song weaving adventures of Vancouver’s Robyn Jacob. http://www.soundcloud.com/fistfullosnacksAnita Eccleston Jazz Quartet:
Anita Eccleston ~ Vocals & Trumpet
Andrew Smith ~ Electric Guitar
Graham Clark ~ Upright Bass
Graham Ellsworth ~ Drums
with special guest Elizabeth Eccleston ~ Vocals
Thursday Jan 9th : Sarah Kennedy and Co. Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus Tribute  ▲▲
Sarah Kennedy has gathered a full band to do a second performance of her most recent project, a Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus tribute. The show was inspired by the lyrical and compositional genius of the collaborative album “Mingus,” the melding of poetic folk music and avant-garde jazz at its finest. A rare opportunity to hear this complex music reinterpreted for an intimate setting, the show will cover the entire “Mingus” album as well as other pieces from Joni’s and Mingus’ lifeworks. Come expecting your listening experience to be both heavy and humorous; disturbing and peaceful; ferocious and tender.Sarah Kennedy – vocals
Gavin Youngash – guitar
Eli Davidovici – bass
Ben Henriques – sax
Sam Cartwright – drumsThis is a by donation show! Pay what you can, suggested donation $10.
Fri Jan 10th : 9pm $5 at The door  ▲▲
MITIGO Rocks the Kozmik Zoo w The Hairless Bares
+ Virginia Amber’s 31st Birthday (Mitigo’s Vocals + Awesome Human!)
Rock/Hard Rock
Drink Specials:
$4.75 Cariboo sleeves
*The Hairless Bares*
Saturday Jan 11th. 2013 ▲▲
♥ Soul HipHop Saturday @ The Zoo ♥ Valentina + LavaChild + DJ Johny Stone 

Soul HipHop Saturday with Various Vancouver talents

“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” – Godfather of Soul, James Brown

Vancouver’s most talented and beautiful artists are gathering for a night of Soul, HipHop and Old School at The Kozmik Zoo.

Jan 11th Line up: 8pm / $8 cover

Valentina : Soul, latin, pop

Power vocals, R&B/soul, Loopstation, Go.

Originally from Santiago, Chile, with a stint in Squamish, Valentina currently resides in Burnaby, B.C. where she works tirelessly on her vocals that blow the roof off every single venue she plays in the city. A trained musician with a passion for soul, Valentina works her piano, tambourine and loop pedal (in a pair of 5 inch heels no less) to deliver a set of originals that has your heart aching for more and your feet dancing through all her upbeat soul/R&B covers. This fierce female brings vocals that are unbeknownst to any other act out of Vancouver and beyond so be sure to check out one of her shows if you feel the need to catch the next big thing! Currently working on her upcoming EP, Valentina will be everywhere soon so come catch her in her early stages to say you were there when it all began.

LavaChild (Chantel Upshaw)

“I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.” ~ Jack Kerouac

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” ~ Jack Kerouac

Johny Stone: Old School HipHop , Soul Funk, House : The man in charge of your grooves, Johny has been spinning in Vancouver for many years, his specialty is infectious beats of Old School, Hip Hop, Soul and anything tasteful in that genre.

Sunday Jan 12th THE SUNDAY SERVICE IMPROV COMEDY GROUP 9pm 7$ at The door  ▲▲
Tuesday January 14th. Live Jazz + 2 for 1 Pasta Night** ▲▲
Live Jazz with TRIODE (8pm By donation)
Amazing local Jazz Players, Daryl Jahnke (Guitar) , Kerry Galloway (Bass) + Joe Poole (Drums)
Wed Jan 15th. ▲▲
Live Jazz by Mackenzie Jones Music Production
Adam Jones, the evil mastermind behind Mackenzie Jones Music Bring various ensembles from his amazing big band to Julia Pinckney Jazz Quartet JPJQ and guest to The Kozmik Zoo every Third Wednesday of The Month.
Thursday Jan 16th Comedy @ The Koz with Kyle Bottom + Ivan Decker ▲▲
8pm 5$
Amazing new Comedy idea in Vancouver, Various great stand up comedian will take ideas from guests (collected right before the show) and do a little improv on it complimented with their prepared sets.
Friday Jan 17th Live Music Artists TBA
Saturday Jan 18th ▲▲
Cat Thompson and Guests Live Premier @ The Kozmik Zoo
8pm 10$ Brought to you by 604Records
Sunday Jan 19th THE SUNDAY SERVICE IMPROV COMEDY GROUP 9pm 7$ at The door  ▲▲
Tuesday Jan 21st ROCKET SCIENCE ▲▲ (Every first and third Tuesday of the month)
Wed Jan 22nd Live Jazz TBA (8pm By donation)
Thurs Jan 23rd Familiar Wild + Harmony Trowbridge
8 pm 8$ at the door   ▼▼
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Friday Jan 24th MASHED POETICS 
Mashed Poetics is a night of spoken word and musical mash up. It’s a quarterly event that takes place at the Kozmik Zoo on West Broadway (mostly).
For each event we choose a music album and get a cover band to learn all the songs. Poets are then assigned a song from whatever album we are doing to create a new piece of work for the show.The performance includes the band playing the songs with the poets reading their poems in response to the songs in between the songs.
Albums in the past include Black Sabbath-Paranoid, No Doubt-Tragic Kingdom, RUSH-Moving Pictures, The White Stripes-Elephant, Barenaked Ladies-Gordon, Prince-Purple Rain, Beastie Boys-Licensed to Ill, Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin IV and several others
The Theme This Month will be TV THEMES, Setlist so far:
Happy Days—Brotus McFarlan
Gilligan’s Island—-Kevin Spenst
Spiderman—RC Weslowski
Three’s Company—Emilee Nimetz
The Jeffersons—Lishai Peel
True Blood—Bonnie Quan Symons
Dr Who—Rachel Taylor
Family Guy—Rupert Common
Fresh Prince of Belair—Dylan Jay Williamson
Cheers—Amy Girard
Friends—Megan Hooge
WKRP–Jonina Lynn Kirton
Dukes of Hazzard—Billeh Nickerson
Night Court—Matt Loeb  ▼▼
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Sunday Jan 26th THE SUNDAY SERVICE IMPROV COMEDY GROUP 9pm 7$ at The door  ▲▲

Hot Foot Five at the Kozmik Zoo – Thurs. Jan 12

  • Hey guys, hope 2012 has hit the ground running for ya. If you like to dance or tap feet to hot feet playing the hot hoppin’ stuff, come on down to the Kozmik Zoo at 8 this thursday. Cover is whatever you can afford to put in the bucket (insert 5 dollar suggestion here :3

    Bonnie Northgraves…trumpet and awesome dresses

    Evan Arntzen…Sax and Clarinet and general goofiness (now with a silly southern accent!)

    Arnt Arntzen on Banjo. and maybe a straw hat.

    Micheal Wagler…Bassss and bowtie with suspenders

    Simon Addington…Drums and Attorney At Law!

    See y’all there!

Oakland Plays The Kozmik Zoo

Tower of Power Funk Juggernaut Oakland Ensemble, directed by Vancouver’s own Laurence Mollerup, grooves the house with funky beats, soulful vocals, and a smokin’ horn section!

Got the honkypox? You need a Soul Vaccination!

Funny Is the New Sexy: a Night of Comedy Burlesque – Sat Jan 7th.

Come out to the Kozmik Zoo for an evening of hilarity with some of your favorite funny burlesque performers…

Two sets of fabulous funny-ness from a selection of your FAVORITE funny ladies!

  • MAGGIE PIE (Vyntage Pie Productions and formerly Girls on Top)
  • APRIL O’PEEL (Razzle Tassle Tease Show, Screaming Chicken)
  • BONNIE KILLER-OH (International entertainer & celebrity impersonator)
  • VORACIOUS V (Pandora and the Locksmiths)
  • CLARE VOYEUR (Fresh meat from the Screaming Chickens Becoming Burlesque Grad Class 2011)
  • VALERY VYNTAGE (Vyntage Pie Productions, Vyntage Fetish)

Sexy Pickup Artist RIANNACONDA will be bending over for your viewing pleasure
hosted by ANALOG ANNIE, charming comic chanteuse.

Doors at 8:00
Show at 9:00

Tickets $10 at the door

Also, prepare your favorite knock-knock joke for our Knock-Knock Contest, with fabulous prizes from local sponsors


Bi-weekly FLAMENCO NIGHT with KAREN FLAMENCO – Fri Jan 6th.

Karen Flamenco is an acclaimed collaborative and interactive flamenco dance company that is a leader in the creation, production and education of flamenco dance in Vancouver. Bold and innovative this company’s distinctive style and approach has helped the company make a unique and valuable contribution to the development of flamenco dance in this city.


Winner of the 2010 Galaxie Rising Star Award, the Pugs and Crows’ dramatic, cinematic music draws inspiration from experimental forms of Eastern European folk and modern jazz. The group performs original music with departures into inventive, free improvisation.
Meredith Bates – violin
Cat Toren – piano
Cole Schmidt – guitar
Russell Sholberg – bass
Ben Brown – drums
LISTEN!!!! :->       www.pugsandcrows.com
” Pacific Sound Collective is a 9-10 piece instrumental band based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Drawing on equal inspiration from film, history, art and music, this large ensemble produce a diverse and explosive sonic experience.From cinematic film scores, and afro-jazz rhythms, to hip-hop break beats, improvised solo’s, and cascading melodies, Pacific Sound Collective aim to ignite an eclectic audience who desire creative music and engaging live performances.Comprised of some of the top players from Vancouver’s Jazz, Classical, Funk, Hip-Hop and Soul scenes, Pacific Sound Collective bring together a talented ensemble of dedicated musicians.”

Graham Ellsworth: Drums

Norm Patterson: Percussion
Adam Jones: Bass
Craig Aalders: Guitar
Keyboards: Matt Lamm
Trumpet: Jeremy Vint
Trumpet: Jon Sykes
Tenor Sax: Dan Shook
Bari Sax: Colin Maskell
LISTEN!!!! :->       www.pacificsoundcollective.com