Trio Kitt

The genesis of Trio Kitt occurred in the summer of 2018 at a jam session hosted by Bob Kitt at the Passport Lounge. The trio--Bob Kitt, piano, Paul Johnston, bass, and Mike Gillespie, drums- expressed a strong desire to play together more.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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J-F Picard Quartet

Five very unique and diverse musicians come together in this ensemble to explore the sounds, textures, melodies, and grooves of jazz in the regions of North Africa, Southwestern Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Fusionauts

Fusionauts

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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John Sweenie Quartet

John Sweenie is an exciting saxophonist and improviser based in Edmonton.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Marty Majorowicz Quartet

Marty and his group will be channeling the music of Nicholas Payton, Butcher Brown, and Braxton Cook, as well as taking a few jazz standards and giving them a neo-soul flavour.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Mboya Nicholson Trio

For this performance the Mboya Nicholson Trio will play music by James Black, Alvin Batiste, Harold Battiste and Ellis Marsalis.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Kim Lesaca Quintet

Fil-Canadian bass player Kim Lesaca returns to the Yardbird Suite jam stage with his latest version of his group.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Mark Segger

Mark Segger is involved in many Canadian jazz and improvised music projects and has collaborated south of the border and in Europe.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Kate Blechinger Quartet

Kate Blechinger is an inventive Edmonton based vocalist, composer and arranger.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Tom Van Seters Quintet

Well known as an accomplished performer/composer/educator on the Canadian jazz scene for over twenty-five years, pianist Tom Van Seters is Associate Professor of Music at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Down Low Project

The Downlow project will be playing the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, as recorded from 1958-1961.

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Montuno West

Montuno West

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Writers Guild

Writers Guild

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Charlie Austin Trio

Charlie Austin, Piano

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$5.00 – $10.00
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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GET YOUR TUESDAY NIGHT PASS FOR JUST $100

Passes are available at the door any night listed on our Shows page.
Tuesday passes are good for 15 shows and do not expire

Jamming Guidelines

1. If you’re at the Tuesday Night Session to jam, make sure you write down your full name, instrument and experience level on the sign-up sheet, which is always kept at the door. The three categories listed for experience are amateur, student and professional. This is how the host band knows who’s at the club to take part in the jam, what instrument they play and the level of experience they have. If your name isn’t on the list, the feature band won’t know to call your name. If you show up late and the list is already on stage, go up to the stage in between tunes and let them know you want to play and add your information to the sign-up sheet.

2. Come prepared to play if that’s your intention and have your instrument out and ready when the jam session starts. You’ll have no way of knowing when your name will be called to go play, so have your instrument handy. If you’re a drummer or a piano player you won’t have to worry about this.

3. Please be aware of these three things when you get up on stage to play.

a) Performing on the Yardbird Suite stage is a privilege, so play as well as you can. There has been a very high standard of musicianship established at the Yardbird Suite over the last five decades.

b) As a musician wanting to jam, you’re a guest invited onto someone else’s stage and there’s a certain etiquette that should be followed. Make sure your behavior is appropriate while you’re up on stage. If you don’t know, be sure to ask someone whose experienced, or pay attention to what they do.

c) Over and above the players you’re sitting in with, there’s a paying audience in the Yardbird Suite there to hear the music. Make sure you put on a show for them too.

4. Your own playing should be of a high enough level to allow you to keep up with the other players on stage. Be honest with yourself when evaluating your own talent level and your ability to play with others.

5. If you’re allowed to choose a tune to perform during the jam session, make sure you have charts for the players, or a fake book if it’s required.

6. Don’t overstay your welcome on stage unless the feature band invites you to stay longer. Remember to keep your solos to an appropriate length and allow the other jammers their chance in the spotlight.

7. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t get a chance to play the jam on occasion. From time to time the feature band doesn’t make it all the way down the sign up sheet and some jammers might not get the chance to play. Remember, there’s always next week’s jam session and make sure you sign up early.

8. If you have any questions about the Tuesday Night Session or you have encountered a problem, let the house manager or the Tuesday Night Session coordinator Dave Babcock know and the matter will be resolved. Dave can be reached at:
dbabs@telusplanet.net

The Edmonton Jazz Society thanks you for taking part in the Tuesday Night Jam Sessions. We hope you enjoy the experience!

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