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The Yardbird Suite

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11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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February 2019

KEN HAMM

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Award winning guitarist Ken Hamm is one of Canada's foremost interpreters of traditional roots and blues music. He has won a wide following for his stellar guitar work, both intricate fingerstyle and driving slide, as well as for his original material.

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THE CHAMPIAN FULTON QUARTET FEATURING CORY WEEDS 

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$24.00 – $28.00

Born into a musical family, Champian Fulton was mentored from an early age by her father, trumpeter Stephen Fulton, and by the legendary Clark Terry. Through Terry, she met other Basie-ites including Red Holloway, Butch Miles, Marshall Royal and Snooky Young. Red was a particular influence,

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Andrew Glover Quartet

February 19 @ 8:00 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 to perform a set of music ranging from original compositions to jazz

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JARED BURROWS/CARLO MORENA QUARTET

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Dr. Jared Burrows is a guitarist, composer, and music educator based in Vancouver. He leads his own ensembles and participates in many other bands around Vancouver. He teaches at Capilano University. 

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JAY CLAYTON

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music. Clayton’s pioneering vocal explorations placed her at the forefront of the free jazz movement and loft scene in the 1970s, where she counted among

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EXP

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

Experience Points (EXP) is a video game music band combining funk, jazz, and groove-based music with classic video game soundtracks. Based in Edmonton, this dynamic group of musicians perform unique and clever arrangements of video game music. In the past year EXP has garnered

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The Down Low Project

February 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

The Down Low Project will be presenting an evening of contemporary arrangements and original compositions by trombonist Peter Filice. Through this music, the group will be showcasing their energetic and responsive playing style. 

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March 2019

JOE FONDA TRIO

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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An accomplished international jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the world. He has collaborated and performed with such artists as Archie Shepp, Lou Donaldson, Kenny Barron, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Bill Dixon, Han Bennink,

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MICHAEL MUSILLAMI/RICH SYRACUSE DUO

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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When guitarist Michael Musillami and bassist Rich Syracuse joined forces in 2015, both improvisors realized the magical chemistry they shared on the bandstand and agreed to take their music into the studio.

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Marty Majorowicz Quartet

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

A native of Edmonton, Marty has established himself as an in-demand performer, educator, and bandleader in the local jazz scene. He has led the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra, co-led the WCMA nominated group the Writers’ Guild, and recently recorded his latest CD featuring European

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CHRIS WALLACE “MANY NAMES” QUARTET

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Chris Wallace “Many Names” Quartet was formed in Toronto in 2015 by drummer Chris Wallace, then a new arrival to Toronto after living for 15 years period in Edinburgh, Scotland. While in the United Kingdom, Wallace was a central figure in the Scottish jazz scene, appearing alongside

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Musa/Dino Dominelli Group 

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Martín Musaubach, also known as Musa, is making his Canadian debut at the Yardbird Suite with his long-time musical compatriot, Dino Dominelli. They first performed together in Taiwan in 2012. 

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Jerrold Dubyk Quartet

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

To celebrate the 100th year of the birth of Art Blakey, we will perform tunes from the classic Blakey book!

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Ben Sures “Live at The Yardbird Suite” CD Release

March 14 @ 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

A celebration of Ben Sures brand new album "Live at The Yardbird Suite" recorded and mixed by Miles Wilkinson in 2016, featuring some of Canada's best acoustic musicians.

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ESTEBAN HERRERA QUARTET 

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Esteban Herrera on piano and compositions, Gisela Romero on vocals, Stefano Valdo on double bass and Robbin Harris on drums and percussion form the new project headed by Esteban Herrera. 

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JEAN-MICHEL PILC

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Praised for his improvisations, pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous jazz giants including Roy Haynes, Billy Hart, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Marcus Miller, John Abercrombie, and the Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, among others.

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Joel Jeschke Trio

March 19 @ 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 Joel Jeschke Trio performs original music and arrangements inspired by Scandinavian bands such as Phronesis, Wako, Ilmiekki Quartet, and Katu Kaiku. The group favours odd meter grooves, extreme dynamics, and collective improvisation.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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May 2019

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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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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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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