YEG Thursday Showcase
featuring Edmonton's Best

January-March 2018



Past Showcases

The YEG Thursday Showcase provides our audiences the opportunity to hear the best jazz artists Edmonton has to offer in a 90-minute concert set. For decades Edmonton musicians have been counted amongst the finest anywhere, so we created a special night just for them. The music presented on Thursdays will be varied, offering something for every jazz listener and always with a distinct local flavour.

Join us at 8pm on selected Thursday evenings to hear the best in Edmonton jazz.


January 25

  Jeremiah McDade Quintet

Jeremiah McDade - tenor saxophone, Audrey Ochoa - trombone, Chris Andrew - piano, Rubim DeToledo - bass, Jamie Cooper - drums

Saxophonist Jeremiah McDade, along with some of Edmonton's finest musicians, presents new compositions as well as some rare two-horn classics.

February 1

  Stefan Kijek Quintet

Stefan Kijek - piano, Peter Belec - guitar, Josh McHan - bass, Daniel Stadnicki - percussion, Jamie Cooper - drums

Edmonton pianist Stefan Kijek presents an evening of contemporary original music, highlighted by his memorable melodies and trademark virtuosity. Odd meters and furious tempos drive the music, while harmonies and collective improvisation lend themselves to a unique way of storytelling.

March 1


Marc Beaudin's Jazz Samba Tribute

Marc Beaudin - guitar, Jeremiah McDade - tenor saxophone, Ryan Davidson - guitar, Rubim DeToledo - bass, Andrew Deppisch - drums

Edmontonian Marc Beaudin presents the music from "Jazz Samba," the classic 1962 Verve recording by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. "Jazz Samba" is the only jazz album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Charts, winning a Grammy Award for "Best Solo Jazz Performance" while selling half a million copies within 18 months of its' release.