buckman coe



Last night saw the Vogue Theatre playing host to a couple of great talents as part of the TD International Jazz Festival.  The headliner for the night was Ziggy Marley (review to come later), and supporting Ziggy Marley was BC’s own Buckman Coe.

Coe was the perfect start to a night of musical adventure, that on the surface might have seemed like an unusual choice of genre for the Jazz Fest.  However, the inclusion of an artist whose repertoire covers the gamut of music styles from Soul to Reggae and beyond was an inspired choice.

Coe soulful voice and thoughtful lyrics easily wooed the audience, and won over many new fans, who may not have been familiar with him previously. In addition to the music, Coe shared his love for environmental and social justice issues to a sympathetic crowd.

The set was a combination of Coe’s own music, with many tracks from his recent release Malama Ka ’Aina , as well as classics from Nina Simone and Prince Lincoln Thompson.

Our favourite shots from the night below: