May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$5.00 – $10.00
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE 2020/2021 SEASON.
Chris Andrew – Piano
Rubim de Toledo – Bass
Luis Tovar – Drums & Percussion
Raul Tabera – Drums & Percussion
Alberta’s hottest Latin-Jazz Ensemble, Montuno West, is comprised of former members from Alberta’s Latin musical stalwarts, Bomba and Cumako. Strongly influenced by Cuban and other Latin styles, the ensemble’s vibrant and adventurous instrumental compositions bring a distinctly modern quality to the rich and rhythmic sounds of Latin-influenced Jazz. Together, the group performs everything from Son, Songo, Rumba, Timba, Cha Cha and Danzon to Joropo, Bossa Nova and Samba.
In 2019, Montuno West won a Calgary Music Award for World Recording of the Year. As well, Montuno West was nominated for a WCMA and three Edmonton Music Awards.
Montuno West’s inaugural CD release, Tocar Tambor, features NYC-based, Grammy Award-winning jazz trombonist of Costa Rican descent, Luis Bonilla (Village Vanguard Orchestra, Phil Collins)
About Tuesday Night Jam Sessions
The Yardbird Suite is proud to present local talent and collaborative opportunities every Tuesday evening during the season at the weekly jam sessions. From 8:00pm-9:00pm, an all-star Edmontonian band takes the stage to perform a set of music ranging from original compositions to jazz classics. Then the stage clears for a jam session, wherein musicians are encouraged to take to the stage and collaborate with one another in a jam session format.
Admission for jam sessions is just $10.00 for audience members, and $5.00 for musicians who show up to jam (there is an ATM on site) doors open at 7:30pm. If you’re a musician looking to jam, remember to bring your instrument!