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

Way North

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 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 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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KEN HAMM

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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NAT KING COLE 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH JENS LINDEMANN & MATT CATINGUB AND AN ALL-STAR BIG BAND 

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$32.00 – $36.00

As the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada, Jens Lindemann is recognized as one of the most celebrated artists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality

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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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BRENDAN McGRATH TRIO 

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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Brendan McGrath is a professional pianist from Edmonton, specializing in improvised and classical piano. McGrath has studied and played with the likes of Patricia Tao, Jim Lewis, Chris Andrew, Jeremiah McDade, Bob Tildesley

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YARDBIRD SUITE JAZZ ORCHESTRA Directed by Craig Brenan 

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$24.00 – $28.00

Trombonist Craig Brenan has been an active artist and teacher in Edmonton for the past thirty years. Known for being an adventurous performer, he is also a composer and arranger.

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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

Ryan Davidson Trio

April 2 @ 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 @ 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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Kate Blechinger Quintet

April 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2 Canada
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$5.00

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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