Rainbow Robert, Vancouver, is a relentless proponent of strange, beautiful, heavy music. She has been deeply involved with the international jazz community for the past 21 years through her work with Coastal Jazz, producer of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, where she serves in the role of Managing Artistic Director. As a curator, Rainbow specializes in avantgarde jazz, improvised music, punk rock, Indigenous music, South Asian Music and Afro-futurism. She is also known for spearheading and developing the Canadian jazz festival touring network and has held the position of Executive Director of Jazz Festivals Canada, for the past 17 years. Currently she is executive director of THE BC ALLIANCE for Arts and Culture.