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Yardbird Suite Virtual Series – John Sweenie Duo
June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Sweenie, Saxophone
Rubim DeToledo, Bass
Always exciting and dynamic, Edmonton born saxophonist John Sweenie has been playing music since the age of 12. During his teen years he was the lead tenor saxophonist for the Victoria High School Jazz Ensemble as well as the Littlebirds Big Band. John left Edmonton to pursue his study of music at Mount Royal College where he had the honour of performing with New York legend Bob Mintzer. He has performed at The Beatniq, The University of Calgary Theater, The Nickel Theater at Mount Royal, and many other venues across Alberta. John is now residing in Edmonton and maintains a busy schedule of writing, practicing and performing.
In the spirit of our incredible collective effort to flatten the curve, your Yardbird Suite, Edmonton’s premiere jazz venue since 1957, is presenting a series of live online performances for the Yardbird Suite Virtual Series.
We broadcast live from the Yardbird Suite. There are no audiences other than the performers and audio technician who are physically distant, do not share the same equipment, nor come into contact with each other. Every effort has been made to comply with AHS safety guidelines.
Curated by Edmonton musician Stephanie Urquhart, the all-Edmonton lineup features a variety of solos, duets, and instruments. Performances will run Fridays & Saturdays 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
If you missed some of broadcasts, or want to watch again, please visit our Youtube page.
The Yardbird Suite Virtual Series is made possible due to the generous support of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation.