• Champian Fulton – Part of the JazzYYC Illumin8 Series

    May 01, 2014, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm at National Music Centre

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A ground-breaking day for jazz in Calgary

(ATTN ASSIGNMENT EDITORS:  Great sound and visuals and events taking place throughout the day in many different places in Calgary)

A ground-breaking ceremony for Decidedly Jazz Dance’s new space will be part of JazzYYC’s celebration of the United Nations International Jazz Day in Calgary on April 30.

DJD will be breaking ground for their new building at 10:30 am on April 30, 2014 at the Kahanoff Centre (105 12 Ave SE #200).  Hear from the DJD funders then enjoy a Jazz Parade over to the new site to officially break ground! Full Story

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Tickets: $25 adults | $20 students, members & seniors available at jazzyyc.com or at the door

JazzYYC presents pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton. Playing piano since age five, Champian grew up with music in her home. Her father, jazz trumpeter and educator Stephen Fulton, filled the family home musician friends, including Clark Terry and Major Holley. She began studying piano with her grandmother and later took up singing, drums, and trumpet before eventually settling on piano and vocals.

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Superband

Annual favourite Superband is back to set the stage on fire! The high-powered Superband is a 9-piece band led by bassist Jay Cairns, with Jamie Cooper, singers Ian Alleyne and Orville Cameron (Hi-Phoniqs), guitarist Peter Bell (guitar) Doug Organ, and a horn section. The group performs an entertaining journey through the history of funk, with a song list culled from legendary writers such as Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, P-Funk, and Sly Stone. Full Story

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), a chance to shine the spotlight on jazz in all its forms. JAM truly is a time to celebrate and share this glorious art form in Calgary.  Start off with the Cliff Bungalow Mission Jazz Series first Wednesday concert on April 2nd, a regular grassroots concert series that features local artists and composers.  On Friday, April 4, you can choose between Favourite Females of Jazz, a sampler of songs made famous by some of the iconic women of jazz and a special Rat Pack styled Jazz Night at the Ranchmen’s Club supporting the Jazz YYC Youth Lab Band. Then, on April 5, JazzYYC presents Holly Hofmann, the world’s premier jazz flutist at the National Music Centre. Wrap up week one with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ 30th anniversary celebration, “Dancers in Love” which runs through April 6th. Full Story