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

Ryan Davidson Trio

April 2, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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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

JON MAYER/ROY McCURDY TRIO

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Pianist Jon Mayer is joined by drummer Roy McCurdy and Edmonton's Paul Johnston on bass.

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JON MAYER/ROY McCURDY TRIO

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Pianist Jon Mayer is joined by drummer Roy McCurdy and Edmonton's Paul Johnston on bass.

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Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra – Directed by John Sweenie

May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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A perpetual student of music and the saxophone, John Sweenie is one of Western Canada's fastest rising stars of the saxophone. John has arranged his original music for the YSJO, featuring some of the best jazz musicians Edmonton has to offer.

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Tom Van Seters Quintet

May 7, 2019 @ 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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Jacob Do Quartet

May 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12 – $16

Edmonton saxophonist Jacob Do makes his Yardbird Suite debut bringing his quartet for an great evening of originals and jazz standards.

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SATOKO FUJII/JOE FONDA DUO

May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Intimate and mercurial, the Satoko Fujii/Joe Fonda Duo features the adventurous musical exchange between two masters of their art.

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LORCA HART TRIO

May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Lorca Hart Trio, while rooted in the straight-ahead jazz tradition, forges ahead by also exploring more contemporary songs, sounds, and structures as exemplified on the trio’s recording "Recollections".

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Shelley Jones Quartet

May 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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ARETHA TILLOTSON QUARTET

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Aretha Tillotson is an Edmonton freelance bassist who has studied at Grant MacEwan University and most recently, the University of Toronto.

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MIKE ALLEN QUARTET

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Mike Allen Quartet is touring in support of their upcoming CD release "Celebrating Sonny Greenwich". Theirs is high-energy music that conjures the sound of John Coltrane’s classic quartet.

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LittleBirds Big Band Show

May 26, 2019 @ 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 Tickets available at the door. Ticket cost is $20.00 for everyone (gold and silver passes will not be accepted).

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LittleBirds Combo Band Show

May 27, 2019 @ 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 Tickets available at the door. Ticket cost is $10.00 for everyone (gold and silver passes will not be accepted).

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Audrey Ochoa trio

May 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

FERNANDA CUNHA

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Fernanda Cunha began performing in 1997, and after spending a couple of years living in the United States, continues her musical career from her home base in Rio de Janeiro.

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GARY GUTHMAN QUARTET 

June 7, 2019 @ 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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BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET

June 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Chris Brubeck and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966

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September 2019

A Suite Serenade: The Inagural Fundraising Gala for the Edmonton Jazz Society

September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$110.00 – $400.00

The Inaugural Yardbird Suite Gala, "A Suite Serenade" takes us back to our roots while raising funds to support the 2019/20 season.

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Luca Nostro Quintet

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Luca Nostro is a guitar player and composer from Rome who is very active both in jazz and contemporary classical music. He will be backed by four outstanding musicians from Montreal.

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Benny Sharoni Quartet

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Benny Sharoni wowed Yardbird Suite patrons with his energetic mainstream jazz style when he appeared here for the first time in the fall of 2017.

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The Leonard Patterson Group

September 24, 2019 @ 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 Leonard Patterson Group draws wide inspiration: from the highly rhythmic improvisational style of modern jazz groups, to the lush textural approach of American folk, to the soundscape of the grasslands.

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Brett Hansen presents…Pat Metheny‘s 65th Birthday

September 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12.00 – $16.00

In honour of the 65th birthday of legendary guitarist and modern jazz trailblazer, Pat Metheny, Brett Hansen has curated a tribute to Metheny’s eclectic and illustrious career.

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Larry Fuller Trio

September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Based in New York City, Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, band leader and clinician known to "swing like a beast!"

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SAM KIRMAYER TRIO featuring BEN PATERSON

September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Guitarist and composer Sam Kirmayer is touring in support of his sophomore album “High and Low” on Cellar Live.

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October 2019

Sahil Chugh trio

October 1, 2019 @ 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 Sahil Chugh Trio is a high energy contemporary jazz trio from Edmonton, Alberta.

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Mike Ledonne & The Groover Quartet

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Equally formidable on the piano and the Hammond B3 organ, Mike LeDonne made his reputation in the 1990s as an ace accompanist touring and recording with jazz legends such as Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hutcherson, and Benny Golson.

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Wayne Horvitz Trio “The Snowghost Sessions” with special guest Sara Schoenbeck

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz continues touring in support of his new CD “The Snowghost Sessions” on Songlines Records.

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Eric Weiden: Mainstem, The Music of Oliver Nelson

October 8, 2019 @ 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

Trumpeter Eric Weiden performs across western Canada leading small groups as well as performing with various big bands.

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The Yardbird Suite All-Stars Celebrate Art Blakey’s 100th Birthday

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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To celebrate what would have been Art Blakey’s 100th birthday, the Yardbird Suite All-Stars under the direction of Craig Brenan will present an evening of music associated with Blakey.

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AMOS HOFFMAN & NOAM LEMISH QUARTET

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies.

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Kent Shores Group

October 15, 2019 @ 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

Edmonton native and University of North Texas alum, Kent Shores combines traditional jazz with influences of rock, fusion, and world music elements.

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DEVIN GRAY TRIO

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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New York drummer and composer Devin Gray is on a mission to share his unique musical language.

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Anton Schwartz Quartet

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Saxophonist Anton Schwartz has earned a name for his big tone and his smart and soulful compositions and improvisations.

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EXECUTIVE SOUNDS QUARTET

October 22, 2019 @ 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

EXECUTIVE SOUNDS QUARTET is a creative ensemble that brings a broad spectrum of jazz styles and interactive improvisation.

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Jim Head Quintet

October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$12.00 – $16.00

This concert will feature new music inspired by Jim’s experience in New York and the energy, creativity, and individuality that shapes the music of that city

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DREAMSTRUCK featuring JOE FONDA, MARILYN CRISPELL AND HARVEY SORGEN

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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After many years of playing together in various combinations, bassist Joe Fonda, pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Harvey Sorgen have formed a new trio, Dreamstruck.

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KOLLAGE featuring ALEXIS BARO

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Kollage is Canada’s premiere hard bop band.

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Kitehouse

October 29, 2019 @ 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

Kitehouse is an Edmonton based trio that aims to create, perform, and explore the evocative music of bandleader Stefan Kijek.

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November 2019

13th YARDBIRD FESTIVAL OF CANADIAN JAZZ – NOVEMBER 1-9 2019

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Yardbird Festival of Canadian Jazz is a series of concerts featuring Canadian Jazz artists.

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Double Bill – TEVET SELA AND JOHN RONEY DUO, GORDON GRDINA’S THE MARROW

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Featuring the Tevet Sela and John Roney Duo from Montreal, and Gordon Grdina's The Marrow from Vancouver and New York.

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Double Bill – CHANDELLE RIMMER/TOM VAN SETERS QUINTET, JODI PROZNICK SUN SONGS PROJECT

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Featuring the Chandelle Rimmer / Tom Van Seters quintet from Edmonton, and Jodi Proznick's Sun Songs Project from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

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THE JEFF ANTONIUK QUINTET

November 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Saxophonist, composer and educator, Edmonton native Jeff Antoniuk defines his musical life by creating and expanding community, whether improvising a solo, connecting with an audience, or in his numerous workshops and master classes.

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Mallory Chipman & The Mystics

November 5, 2019 @ 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

Mallory Chipman & the Mystics is the latest brainchild of Edmonton vocalist/composer, Mallory Chipman.

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GENTIANE MG TRIO

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Gentiane MG (Michaud-Gagnon) is a young pianist who has been active on the Canadian jazz scene for several years.

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Double Bill – LANDLINE / AVI GRANITE 6

November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Featuring LandLine, a Brooklyn-based quartet, and the Avi Granite 6 from Toronto.

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EFFENDI JAZZLAB ORCHESTRA

November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Effendi Jazzlab features the top players and composers of the Quebec jazz scene.

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Jamie Cooper

November 12, 2019 @ 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

Jamie started his professional music career in the Canadian Armed forces in 1998. For nearly 18 years, he was a member of The Royal Canadian Artillery Band based in Edmonton.

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Dawn Tyler Watson

November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Hot on the heels of the release of her sixth album entitled Mad Love, Dawn Tyler Wat-son returns to the Yardbird Suite stage with her eclectic Soul driven Blues.

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Dawn Tyler Watson

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Hot on the heels of the release of her sixth album entitled Mad Love, Dawn Tyler Wat-son returns to the Yardbird Suite stage with her eclectic Soul driven Blues.

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YARDBIRD SUITE JAZZ ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY STEPHANIE URQUHART

November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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On Sunday, November 17, the first Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra performance of the season will be directed by local composer/pianist Stephanie Urquhart.

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Andrew Glover Quartet

November 19, 2019 @ 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
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DANIEL GERVAIS STEPHANE GRAPPELLI PROJECT

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Daniel Gervais has been playing the violin since the age of five. He plays a variety of fiddle styles, jazz and classical violin.

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Sean Croal Group

November 26, 2019 @ 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

Bassist and bandleader Sean Croal plays the Yardbird Suite! With an international background spanning from Qatar to Helsinki.

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Martha Brooks and Mboya Nicholson Duo – Highlights from the American Songbook

November 28, 2019 @ 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

Vocal artist Martha Brooks and pianist Mboya Nicholson present their wonderful repertoire from the American Songbook oeuvre.

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SANDRO DOMINELLI GROUP

November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Sandro Dominelli Group brings together drummer Sandro Dominelli, saxophonist Phil Dwyer, Hammond organist Jeff Jenkins and guitarist Jim Head for the first time, to present some jazz standards with a unique twist.

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SANDRO DOMINELLI GROUP

November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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The Sandro Dominelli Group brings together drummer Sandro Dominelli, saxophonist Phil Dwyer, Hammond organist Jeff Jenkins and guitarist Jim Head for the first time, to present some jazz standards with a unique twist.

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December 2019

Audrey Ochoa Quartet

December 3, 2019 @ 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
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HILARIO DURAHILARIO DURAN QUINTET – “NOCHE CUBANA”

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Cuban-born maestro Hilario Duran grew up in Havana in a musical family surrounded on a daily basis by a variety of diverse musical influences.

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HILARIO DURAHILARIO DURAN QUINTET – “NOCHE CUBANA”

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Cuban-born maestro Hilario Duran grew up in Havana in a musical family surrounded on a daily basis by a variety of diverse musical influences.

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RED LITMUS

December 12, 2019 @ 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

Red Litmus meld the nature of improvised jazz and the intensity of modern metal with odd time signatures, telepathic improvisation and infectious melodies.

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THE JIVIN’ BELLES CHRISTMAS CONCERT

December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Bringing you sweet and original sounds since 2013, The Jivin’ Belles are Edmonton’s own close harmony swing vocal group.

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January 2020

Adrean Farrugia and Joel Frahm Duo

January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Adrean Farrugia and Joel Frahm first met in 2009. There was an immediate simpatico between the two musicians - both playful and at times fierce. In August of 2017, Farrugia travelled to New York City where he joined Frahm to record their first album of duets together. The result is a highly expressive music, rich with interplay, groove and emotion.

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THE BERNER BROTHERS PLAY THE MUSIC OF THE ADDERLEY BROTHERS

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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On January 18th, two prominent Edmonton based jazz brothers, Don and Doug Berner recreate some of the most famous arrangements the Adderley Brothers had in their repertoire.

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Craig Brenan Quartet

January 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

Craig Brenan (trombone) with Josh McHan (bass), Jamie Philp (guitar), and Leonard Patterson (drums).

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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 pm - 11:00 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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