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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 2019

Way North

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Way North is a cross-border mash-up of Canadian and American artists born out of the joy of playing together. Formed in Brooklyn in 2014 by three Canadians and a New Yorker, the band features saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home - JUNO nominee), trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy

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MIKE MORRISSEAU QUARTET

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Mike Morrisseau is an Edmonton-based guitar player and musician. He is a graduate of the MacEwan music program as well as the St. Francis Xavier University Jazz program. He has been actively performing around in and around Edmonton for the last ten years in various groups and projects.

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Craig Brenan Trio plus drums

January 22 @ 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 classics.

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Daniel Gervais Jazz Quintet

January 24 @ 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

Daniel Gervais and his group will be presenting an evening of "swing fiddle" music from the repertoire of Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith and others.

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BMC ORGAN TRIO

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The BMC Organ Trio is a soul jazz trio from Toronto featuring Ben Bishop on guitar, Jeff McLeod on organ, and Morgan Childs on drums. The group plays original music and classic soul jazz repertoire from the glory days of 1960s Blue Note Hammond organ groups led by Jimmy Smith, Wes

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REMI NOEL SEPTET

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Remi Noel Septet is a jazz ensemble of eminent Edmonton musicians filtered through the vision of trombonist Remi Noel. The group combines the classic sextet sound of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with the modern influences of Brad Mehldau, Roy Hargrove and Marshall Gilkes.

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John Sweenie Quartet

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

John Sweenie will be employing his dynamic tenor sound alongside master trumpeter Bob Tildesley in this drummerless, intimate quartet.

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The Rooster Davis Allstars

January 31 @ 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

Steeped in the blues and funk tradition of New Orleans, the Rooster Davis All Stars perform music from piano greats Professor Longhair, Dr. John, James Booker and Allen Toussaint, driven by the big horn sound the Crescent City is known for. The music is a delightful gumbo of second line

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February 2019

BENITO GONZALEZ 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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Anyone who attended any of Azar Lawrence’s visits to the Yardbird Suite or his concert here last January can attest to the energy and excitement in the performances of pianist Benito Gonzalez. Born into a family of Venezuelan folk musicians

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THE FUSIONAUTS

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Fusionauts are a truly unique musical beast. Their latest record, Mutant, is an old school, instrumental album recorded to 2" analog tape. In his review for BC Musician's Magazine, Dave O Rama describes them as:

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Jamie Cooper Quintet

February 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

One of Edmonton’s most versatile and in demand drummers, Jamie Cooper has played on dozens of albums and also been the subject of live broadcast recordings for CBC. He is also currently involved in a number of exciting and widely recognized projects, including Juno nominated Kent

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LittleBirds Jazzworks

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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LittleBirds Jazzworks Show

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HERBIE NICHOLS’ CENTENNIAL TRIO FEATURING GEORGE COLLIGAN, JODI PROZNICK AND JON MCCASLIN

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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2019 marks the 100th birthday of the enigmatic pianist and composer Herbie Nichols. The Yardbird Suite is pleased to present the trio of George Colligan on piano, Jodi Proznick on bass, and Jon McCaslin on drums to explore Nichols’ rarely played compositions and arrangements and celebrate the

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HERBIE NICHOLS’ CENTENNIAL TRIO FEATURING GEORGE COLLIGAN, JODI PROZNICK AND JON MCCASLIN 

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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2019 marks the 100th birthday of the enigmatic pianist and composer Herbie Nichols. The Yardbird Suite is pleased to present the trio of George Colligan on piano, Jodi Proznick on bass, and Jon McCaslin on drums to explore Nichols’ rarely played compositions and arrangements and celebrate the

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Brett Hansen Quartet

February 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

Brett is an Edmonton based guitarist and composer who fuses elements of jazz, rock, folk and other genres to create a unique and memorable sound.

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Shelley Jones “A Touch of Cole”

February 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

Vocalist Shelley Jones, guitarist Wes Yaciuk, and bassist Wes Caswell have put together a musical project called “A Touch of Cole” featuring the timeless music of Natalie and Nat King Cole. Paying tribute to the “unforgettable” musical legacy of both father and daughter, A Touch of Cole

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KEN HAMM

February 15 @ 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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