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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

January 2020

Sam Taylor Trio

January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Philadelphia native, New York-based saxophonist Sam Taylor brings with him two top tier New York musicians: Grammy Award winning bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Pete Van Nostrand.

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NICOLAS BEARDE SINGS NAT KING COLE & MORE

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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While this engagement marks his Edmonton debut at the Yardbird Suite, San Francisco-based Nicolas Bearde is a bona fide jazz master who first made his mark more than 30 years ago as a founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s wildly innovative a capella ensemble, “ Voicestra”.

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Stephanie Urquhart Quartet

January 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

Reminiscent of Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Phronesis, Tigran Hamasyan, Stephanie Urquhart’s debut album “Concealment” works on the boundaries between structurally determined and more freely improvised music.

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AUDREY OCHOA QUINTET

January 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$20.00 – $24.00

Audrey will be releasing her 3rd album “Frankenhorn” alongside some of Edmonton’s finest, Chris Andrew, Mike Lent, Sandro Dominelli and Jim Head.

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Sivan Arbel Quartet

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Sivan Arbel is a critically-acclaimed vocalist, composer and arranger originally from Israel. She is a worldwide performer and an effervescent talent on the international jazz scene.

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February 2020

Tyler Hornby / Piotr Lemanczyk Trio

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Tyler Hornby is one of Canada’s most innovative and sought-after drummers, and Piotr Lemanczyk is one of Europe’s leading bass players and composers.

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Brett Hansen Quartet

February 4 @ 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

Brett is an Edmonton based guitarist and composer.

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BlipVuster

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Composer-bagpipe-sax wizard Matthew Welch (from Blarvuster) teams up with composer-guitarist-electronic-mad-scientist Will Northlich-Redmond (aka BlipVert); the result is nothing short of a journey into sonic mayhem.

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Mark Segger Sextet

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Founded in 2008, The Mark Segger Sextet features a top shelf selection of Toronto’s most accomplished improvisors.

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The Scona Quartet

February 11 @ 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

Here’s a fun new version of Jerrold Dubyk's new group - The Scona Quartet, featuring the rhythm section from Strathcona High School.

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Angelique Francis

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Born and raised in Ottawa, Angelique Francis is one of Canada’s top emerging Blues artists.

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Angelique Francis

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Born and raised in Ottawa, Angelique Francis is one of Canada’s top emerging Blues artists.

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Jan Janovsky Trio

February 18 @ 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

Mix one part incendiary pianist with one part oddball sense of humor and you get the quirky musical antics of Jan Janovsky.

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HARRISON SQUARED

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Harrison2 (Harrison squared) is a Toronto-based modern jazz quartet that features two up-and-coming instrumentalists, Harrison Vetro and Harrison Argatoff, alongside two mainstays of the Canadian jazz scene, Mike Murley and Steve Wallace.

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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

Paul Johnston

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

Paul Johnston (bass).

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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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It’s been a decade since the 2019 Edmonton Music Award winner Brett Miles has headlined at the Suite. He returns with his band with so much new music!

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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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Explorations in Mediterranean Jazz

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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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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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

Dave Herrick Quintet – A Tribute to Freddie Hubbard

April 4 @ 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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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, Alvine Batiste, Harold Battiste and Ellis Marsalis.

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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

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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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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

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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

Down Low Project

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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

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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