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Sawdust Collector | Toren/Del Castillo/Grdina/Babin/Gaucher + Babin Solo

January 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm


Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at The Gold Saucer, curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt, James Meger and guests.

January 2nd

Set 1
Tommy Babin – bass

Set 2
Cat Toren – piano
Xavier Del Castillo – sax
Gord Grdina – oud/guitar
Tommy Babin – bass
Dan Gaucher – drums

Seattle born, New York based saxophonist Xavier Del Castillo makes his Vancouver debut with veterans of the local improv scene, Cat Toren, Gord Grdina, Tommy Babin and Dan Gaucher. Xavier can be heard on the 2017 release Cat Toren’s HUMAN KIND. They will be playing music from this album and other original music by members of this collaboration.


Doors at 9:00pm, Performance at 9:30pm, $5 – $10 or PWYC at the door, cash only.

#211 – 207 West Hastings (Hastings & Cambie, above Nuba), instructions for entrance will be posted on the front door the night of the show.

Sawdust Collector takes place at The Gold Saucer Studio, a collective-run space located in The Dominion Building. Information for how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:30 PM on every show night. You will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone, please contact us before the show and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements to get you in.

The front door is located at 207 W. Hastings. There is one stair between the sidewalk and the building level. The studio is located on the second floor, and is accessible by elevator. Seating is informal. There is one single-occupancy, gender-inclusive washroom on the second floor, accessible by key. We are a trans-inclusive space.

Sawdust Collector is run by us, three artists and our friends, who curate and produce the events on a volunteer basis. We own the glassware but not the room. A bit of scruff is part of the deal. If you have questions about what kind of scruff you’re in for, please feel free to contact us: heysawdustcollector@gmail.com

We acknowledge that our work takes place in Vancouver on traditional and unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful for this place.


January 2
9:00 pm - 11:45 pm


Sawdust Collector


Gold Saucer Studio
#211 - 207 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2N4 Canada
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