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Yardbird Suite Virtual Series – Chris Andrew
May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chris Andrew – Piano
Chris Andrew is a Galaxy Rising Star Award winner pianist. His trio, The Hutchinson Andrew Trio in 2013 won the prestigious “TD Grand Prix Award” at the Montreal Jazz Festival. A career thus far spanning 24 years. As a leader he has been nominated 5 times from the Western Canadian Music Awards for “Best Jazz Recording”, has recorded 5 cd’s as a leader, over 54 cd’s as a sideman, has toured across Canada 11 times, has played in Korea, Cuba, London, German, Poland, Czech Republic, United States, and Greece. Chris has composed music for Decidedly Jazz Dance, Alberta Dance Theatre, a short film, radio themes, and music used within TV incidental scenes. Chris has had the great fortune of playing with the likes of Donny McCaslin, Joe Labarbera, Dick Oates, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Ralph Bowen and many others. He has also had the honour of working many times with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Currently Chris is writing the music for the show “Wandering with Wonder”, to debut next September in Calgary.
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.