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Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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February 2020

JAZZ AFFAIR

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Jazz Affair was formed ten years ago, making their way as one of the rare Canadian a cappella groups working in jazz.

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Shelley Jones Quartet

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

Vocalist Shelley Jones’s passion for music is clearly evident in any style she sings but jazz has always been her first love.

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MARIA GRAND TRIO

February 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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María Grand is a musician with presence and vision, and already a breadth of experience playing with artists such as Mary Halvorson, Matana Roberts, Nicole Mitchell, Aaron Parks, Steve Lehman and Joel Ross.

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March 2020

Trio Kitt

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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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BRETT MILES

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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A decade in the waiting the one and only Brett Miles returns to headline at The Yardbird Suite.

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Yardbird Suite presents…LITTLEBIRDS BIG BAND AND LITTLEBIRDS COMBO

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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This concert will feature the best young jazz musicians in Edmonton.

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J-F Picard Quartet

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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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BRENDA EARLE STOKES

March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Brenda Earle Stokes is a rare jazz artist with a true command of both the piano and the voice.

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YARDBIRD SUITE JAZZ ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY RUBIM DE TOLEDO – NEW MUSIC AND MINGUS

March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Bassist and composer Rubim de Toledo leads the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra through an evening of original compositions and the classic music of Charles Mingus.

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Fusionauts

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

Fusionauts

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DEANNE MATLEY QUARTET – “INSPIRED BY STEVIE!”

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Deanne Matley Quartet will take the listener on a journey of original arrangements of Stevie Wonder classics.

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JEFF HENDRICK & THE LOVE JONES BAND

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Award-winning jazz, R&B, and soul singer and saxophonist Jeff Hendrick returns to the Yardbird Suite with his talented band to perform music from some of his favourite jazz, R&B, and soul influences like Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, and Robert Glasper.

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John Sweenie Quartet

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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

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DAN BRUBECK TRIO

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of jazz piano legend, Dave Brubeck. To celebrate this occasion, the Yardbird Suite is pleased to present the Dan Brubeck Trio with Dan Brubeck on drums, Miles Black on piano and Miles Hill on bass.

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TOD DICKOW AND CHARGED PARTICLES – THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL BRECKER

March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker’s unique voice and approach to the instrument was heard on more than 700 records and influenced every performing saxophonist. Following their outstanding performance at the Yardbird Suite two years ago with Paul McCandless, Charged Particles returns to play Brecker’s music with Bay Area superstar saxophonist Tod Dickow.

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Marty Majorowicz Quartet

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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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April 2020

The Mboya Nicholson Trio

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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

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Dave Herrick Quintet – A Tribute to Freddie Hubbard

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Dave Herrick attended MacEwan College and St. Francis Xavier University and has been in the Edmonton music scene in a variety of roles and musical styles going on 30 years.

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Jacob Do Group

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Canadian saxophonist, composer and arranger Jacob Do leads a group of Montreal and Edmonton musicians that culminates in an energetic and sophisticated jazz ensemble.

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Kim Lesaca Quintet

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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

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Good Information

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Recently coming off a short hiatus in Europe, the young quartet Good Information returns to debut a host of original compositions written while abroad.

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Mark Segger

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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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Louise Dawson Quintet

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Join the Louise Dawson Quintet as she transports you back in time to the adding her own neo-jazz arrangements of jazz standards as well as soul and popular music of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

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Sole Rhythm

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Sole Rhythm is Jenna Werhun's most recent artistic project that unites tap dancing and music within a band atmosphere.

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Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra directed by Ray Baril – Steely Dan Reimagined

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Join the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Raymond Baril as they "reimagine" Steely Dan.

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Kate Blechinger Quartet

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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

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May 2020

Tom Van Seters Quintet

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

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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Down Low Project

May 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 – $10.00

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

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Montuno West

May 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 – $10.00

Montuno West

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Writers Guild

May 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 – $10.00

Writers Guild

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Leah Harman

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Leah Harman is a professional saxophonist from Edmonton, Alberta, with a background in both classical and jazz saxophone.

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June 2020

Charlie Austin Trio

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00 – $10.00

Charlie Austin, Piano

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