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Jason Hall

Jason Hall, Senior Editor - Arts & Culture, brings his passion for the local side of the Vancouver arts scene to the Vancouver Observer. Having grown up in a family of artists and theatrical designers of various sorts, he developed an early love for visual as well as performing arts.  Previous to taking up the pen, he played clarinet with a number of orchestras in Canada (including the Vancouver Symphony), and continues to perform around the city. He also cycle commutes to Burnaby where he works as Marketing Content Writer for Webtech Wireless (a software company), and is instructor for BCIT’s Associate Certificate in Technical Writing program. See his website at and follow him on twitter: @jasonhall_ca


Apr 17th, 2014
Some people find contemporary music hard to understand, but like the gardens of Vancouver, true beauty resides in making the extra effort.
musica intima
Apr 6th, 2014
There’s been a fresh new wave of composers and performers where new music doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet it's rich, interesting, accessible, and most of all -- intimate.
Apr 3rd, 2014
“Weird” was a word on the lips of most everyone leaving the York Theatre Tuesday night, but you’d think they’d come expressly to get their dose of it.
Mar 23rd, 2014
Sound Space Architecture, a concert by Vancouver New Music and hosted at UBC's CIRS building explored sustainability in new ways.
Mar 20th, 2014
Jayson McDonald brings his award-winning show to the Vancity Culture Lab until March 30.
Mar 20th, 2014
Chelsea Hotel is confident in two ways: it starts with one of the greatest poet/musicians this country has produced, and it doesn’t bore us by reminding us how deep and significant Cohen is.
Mar 17th, 2014
In the 18th and 19th centuries, painters such as Constable or Turner sought to awe the viewer through their depictions of nature; Burtynsky brings the subjection of nature by man as the source awe.
Mar 6th, 2014
Apart from the Holy Family, very little good art has come of virginity—it's the seedy stuff that we like best—so what could be better than an intimate solo piano recital in a converted porn...
Feb 20th, 2014
Gypsy heart bears witness to a unique blending of southeast Europe and the Indian sub continent.
Feb 10th, 2014
Zambujo’s Fado is more happy than sad, but it's the sad that makes it work so well.
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