Although currently known as Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse, the pub was originally known as The Patricia Café. Established in 1914 The Patricia Café was one of Vancouver’s jazz hotspots at the time hosting many of the genre’s influential musicians. Most notable is Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton who at the age of 28 made Vancouver his home during August 1919 thru to January 1921. During his time in Vancouver “Jelly Roll” Morton performed in the Patricia Café as well as roomed in the Patricia Hotel.
CBC Radio will be broadcasting from Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse Friday January 15, 2010, discussing Jelly Roll Morton and Jazz music in general as well as the past, present and future of Strathcona. Following the broadcast, there will be a fabulous show put on by a three piece band, complete with baby grand piano played by the New Orleans Legend, Henry Butler! (http://www.henrybutler.com) Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. No tickets and no cover charge so come down and check out the show!