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Yardbird Suite Virtual Series – Dan Davis & Mboya Nicholson
August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dan Davis, Saxaphone
Mboya Nicholson, Piano
Edmonton musicians Dan Davis (saxophone) and Mboya Nicholson (pianist) have been on the jazz scene in various places and dedicated to their craft, for decades. Their love for the music led both to further their studies and both earned masters degrees in jazz – Nicholson at the University of New Orleans; Davis at the University of South Florida. As an instructor at MacEwan University, Davis relays the musical insights he learned to the next generation. In addition, he co leads the WCMA-nominated new music collective, The Writers Guild.
Mboya Nicholson has performed for audiences in Asia, Europe and South America. In 2015, he was commissioned by Colin Morris’s organization ArsMusica, to write a jazz suite about the Humber River Valley in Toronto.
That same year, in Edmonton, Dan Davis won the Edmonton Music Award for his song, “What Happens Next”.
Currently, both musicians reside in Edmonton, writing and, through various ways via techmology, teaching, giving lectures 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.