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The Yardbird Suite

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11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
780 432 0428 yardbirdsuite.com

March 2019

KATIE THIROUX TRIO

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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With glowing endorsements from the likes of Quincy Jones, The New Yorker and NPR, Los Angeles-based Katie Thiroux has clearly established herself as one of the most exciting and in demand musicians today. Her unique gift of simultaneously balancing sultry vocals and virtuosic bass

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BRENDAN McGRATH TRIO 

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Brendan McGrath is a professional pianist from Edmonton, specializing in improvised and classical piano. McGrath has studied and played with the likes of Patricia Tao, Jim Lewis, Chris Andrew, Jeremiah McDade, Bob Tildesley

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YARDBIRD SUITE JAZZ ORCHESTRA Directed by Craig Brenan 

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$24.00 – $28.00

Trombonist Craig Brenan has been an active artist and teacher in Edmonton for the past thirty years. Known for being an adventurous performer, he is also a composer and arranger.

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Joe Semple Quartet

March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

Joe Semple is an Edmonton based clarinetist specializing in the jazz idiom.  His quartet plays a mixture of eclectic originals and hard swinging standards, drawing inspiration from jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Eddie Daniels, and Brian Blade.

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Chandelle Rimmer and Tom Van Seters

March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12.00 – $16.00

After several years of making music together, vocalist Chandelle Rimmer and pianist Tom Van Seters recently released their first collaborative album “Stillness Falls” on Bent River Records. Accompanied by some of Edmonton’s finest musicians, this concert will feature their unique compositions

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TRIO ANTIPODES

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Trio Antipodes is a highly expressive, improvisational trio of guitar, piano and drums. It features Graydon Cramer on drums, Jeff Presslaff on piano and Keith Price on guitar. The name refers

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JOHN STETCH 

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Originally from Edmonton, pianist John Stetch is a six time Juno nominee, and has written over fifty compositions for solo piano, jazz combo and more recently some classical chamber formats. 

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April 2019

Ryan Davidson Trio

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

Ryan is a Canadian freelance guitarist who has performed and recorded professionally for more than 20 years. He holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies Performance from the University of North Texas

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YARDBIRD SUITE ALL-STARS PRESENT “ART PEPPER + ELEVEN”

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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In 1959, Art Pepper entered Contemporary Record’s studios in Los Angeles to record what has become one of jazz history’s signature albums - “Art Pepper + Eleven”. One of the finest post-Parker alto saxophonists,

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YARDBIRD SUITE ALL-STARS PRESENT “ART PEPPER + ELEVEN”

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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In 1959, Art Pepper entered Contemporary Record’s studios in Los Angeles to record what has become one of jazz history’s signature albums - “Art Pepper + Eleven”. One of the finest post-Parker alto saxophonists,

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Kate Blechinger Quintet

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

Kate Blechinger is an inventive and charismatic jazz vocalist, composer, and arranger. Originally hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Kate takes direct influence from the vast prairie landscapes of her youth

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Eric Weiden Quintet Plays Teatro

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12.00 – $16.00

After working with great folk acts like Calexico, Giant Sand and Neko Case, trumpeter Eric Weiden developed an appreciation for great songs not often heard in jazz clubs. Surrounding himself with musicians who are at home playing many styles, Eric's quintet will perform songs from

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KIRK MacDONALD QUARTET featuring the legendary HAROLD MABERN

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Acclaimed Toronto based saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald is touring western Canada with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern joined by bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill. 

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KIRK MacDONALD QUARTET featuring the legendary HAROLD MABERN

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Acclaimed Toronto based saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald is touring western Canada with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern joined by bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill. 

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Jazz Nipp trio

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

Jazz is an Edmonton based pianist, a graduate of MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Music program and a student of Chris Andrew. He has an affinity towards jazz, hip hop, and R&B and is the current keyboardist

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Allen Jacobson’s Slide Zone

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12.00 – $16.00

Allen Jacobson’s Slide Zone is a trombone quartet with bass and drums, featuring Edmonton’s most creative trombonists. The ensemble explores the soundscape of contemporary music with repertoire ranging from bebop, to Bartok, to original compositions.

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SANDRO DOMINELLI TRIO PLUS 1 

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Sandro Dominelli Trio Plus 1 is coming together for the first time to bring some classic standard jazz music to the Yardbird Suite. 

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SANDRO DOMINELLI TRIO PLUS 1

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Sandro Dominelli Trio Plus 1 is coming together for the first time to bring some classic standard jazz music to the Yardbird Suite.

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The Writers’ Guild

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

The Writers’ Guild uses the canvas of a traditional jazz quintet, blending musical influences old and new as they continually hone their craft into exciting, vital new music. As these composers comment, collaborate

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IGOR WILLCOX QUARTET 

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Igor Willcox Quartet is a jazz/fusion group comprised of Igor Willcox on drums, Vini Morales on keyboards, Wagner Barbosa on saxophone and Glecio Nascimento on bass. With elements of jazz

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DAVID WEISS SEXTET

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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In a jazz climate that rewards neo-conservative tributes and far-flung exercises in deconstruction, David Weiss has distinguished himself another way - through finding flexibility and innovation in music that has its roots in the mainstream.

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Mark Segger Quartet

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

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

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May 2019

Tom Van Seters Quintet

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

Jazz pianist and composer Tom Van Seters has been an active member of the Canadian music scene for over twenty-five years. He has performed in a wide variety of settings from solo to symphony orchestra and collaborated

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JF Picard And Friends

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12.00 – $16.00

Edmonton saxophonist JF Picard and his friends will be performing original compositions in this intimate quartet setting.

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Shelley Jones Quartet

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

Vocalist Shelley Jones’ passion for music is clearly evident in any style she sings but jazz has always been her first love. A highly experienced and seasoned vocalist, Shelley’s latest project has been performing

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Tim Williams and Kevin Belzner

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Tim Williams' career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Morocco, to Australia, and from Yukon Territory to Mexico.

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Tim Williams and Kevin Belzner

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Tim Williams' career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Morocco, to Australia, and from Yukon Territory to Mexico.

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Montuno West – Latin-Jazz Jam

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

Alberta’s most caliente 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

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Stephanie Urquhart Quartet “Concealment” CD Release

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12.00 – $16.00

Known for her imaginative and genuine writing, Edmonton-based jazz pianist and composer Stephanie Urquhart is quickly gaining an international presence, having been featured at the Earshot Jazz Festival, Yardbird Festival of Canadian Jazz and the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival.

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LittleBirds Big Band Show

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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LittleBirds Big Band Show

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LittleBirds Combo Band Show

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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LittleBirds Combo Band Show

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Audrey Ochoa trio

May 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

The Audrey Ochoa trio will be playing some original music off their last album and some unexpected hits from artists like peter frampton and Rihanna.

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Marty Majorowicz Quartet (CD Release)

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12.00 – $16.00

Edmonton trombonist Marty Majorowicz will be releasing his new organ trio album, featuring European jazz superstar Florian Ross on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer. As it will take two keyboard players to cover Florian's parts, Marty has invited Chris Andrew and Stefan Kijek to provide the harmony.

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LAURA CREMA

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Laura Crema has a rare interpretive gift that allows her to inhabit a song and dive deeply into the lyrics of an old standard to suggest new meanings, shades and inferences that have lain dormant until they were lit up

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June 2019

GARY GUTHMAN QUARTET 

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Born in Portland Oregon, Gary Guthman began his career at the age of nine. He performed as a member of the nationally acclaimed "Seldom Six" Dixieland Band as well as being a member of jazz

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