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This spring’s Illumin8 series concludes with a concert by Calgary drummer and composer Tyler Hornby, who welcomes Toronto pianist David Braid as his special guest.

Tyler has just earned a WCMA nomination for best jazz recording for his brand new CD, Launch. 

This show will celebrate the release of Launch, which features pianist Braid as well as trumpet player Ingrid Jensen.

JazzYYC spoke with Tyler Hornby about his new record and this upcoming show on May 30 at the National Music Centre.

JazzYYC:  How did this collaboration with David Braid come about?

Tyler Hornby: David and I officially met several years ago as sidemen on a gig in Regina, we really enjoyed each others’ playing and kept in touch. A few years later I brought him out to perform some shows and from there we started a dialogue about doing a recording. At that point, it was just a matter of getting schedules to line-up and that time I was completing my B3 Trio recording. (read more…)

Featuring A/B Trio featuring Mike Murley, Hilario Duran Quintet, Heavyweights Brass Band, Robi Botos Quartet featuring Seamus Blake, Don Berner Quartet, Andre Wickenheiser Sextet and more!

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JazzYYC is asking for your help to crowd fund this initiative. Go to the InvestYYC website and make a donation. There are cool incentives for every level of support.

And we’ve already raised more than $5,000 towards the goal of $10,000.

Please think about donating. Strong community support for a jazz festival in Calgary will also go along way towards encouraging public and private funders to step forward.

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Elizabeth Shepherd demonstrated why she has earned multiple Juno nominations and international recognition with a low-key but immensely appealing show in front of a delighted crowd at the National Music Centre last Friday.

The singer, songwriter and pianist played her own rhythmically intriguing compositions – sometimes incorporating recorded sounds from her laptop.  She also treated the audience to a stunning solo version of Johnny Mandel’s Close Enough For Love as well as a couple of re-arranged covers.

Her band included the always inventive guitarist Michael Occhippinti as well as her longtime bassist Scott Kemp and Calgary’s own Jon Day on trumpet, flugelhorn, shaker and vocals.

This year’s Illumin8 series concludes with a concert by Calgary drummer and composer Tyler Hornby, who welcomes Toronto pianist David Braid as his special guest.  The show takes place May 30 at the National Music Centre. 

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After several successful years of running a small-scale jazz celebration in June, JazzYYC is ready to take the next step and relaunch the Calgary Jazz Festival in June of 2015.

JazzYYC is asking for your help to crowd fund this initiative. Go to the InvestYYC website and make a donation. There are cool incentives for every level of support.

As this newsletter went “to press” we had already raised over $1800 towards the goal of $10,000.

Please think about donating. Strong community support for a jazz festival in Calgary will also go along way towards encouraging government and corporate funders to step forward.

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