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Yardbird Suite Virtual Series – Aretha Tillotson
May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aretha Tillotson – Guitar
Aretha Tillotson is an Edmonton bassist who has studied at Grant MacEwan University and most recently, the University of Toronto. In Toronto, she studied with Dave Young and Jim Vivian, and with David Bowie’s Blackstar bassist Tim LeFebvre. She has recently participated in Ralph Alessi’s SIM clinic in Brooklyn, and has now been accepted into a Master’s program in Berklee’s Global Jazz Institute.
Some of the most notable musicians she has had the pleasure of playing with include Dave Liebman, Mike Murley, Charlie Austin and Norma Winstone.
Aretha also works as a musical theatre musician, and she has performed at the Citadel Theatre’s Hadestown and SIX, and Theatre Calgary’s The Louder We Get.
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.
For the remainder of the Yardbird Suite’s regular season, from Friday, May 1 until early June, watch jazz musicians on Yardbird Suite’s Facebook page at facebook.com/YardbirdSuite perform live from isolation.
Curated by Edmonton vocalist Mallory Chipman, the all-Edmonton lineup features a variety of solos, duets, and instruments. Performances will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The Yardbird Suite Virtual Series is made possible due to the generous support of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation.