• Champian Fulton – Part of the JazzYYC Illumin8 Series

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

JazzYYC News


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

Canadian jazz supergroup PJ Perry Quartet featuring Renee Rosnes, piano, Neil Swainson, bass, Terry Clarke, drums and PJ Perry saxophones, to play River Park Church on April 13

A supergroup of Canadian jazz talent led by saxophonist PJ Perry with Renee Rosnes on piano, Neil Swainson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums, will play at Calgary’s beautiful River Park Church auditorium on Sunday, April 13, 8 pm, as part of a four-city western Canadian tour. This concert of some of North America’s finest jazz stars is being presented in cooperation with JazzYYC, Calgary’s jazz collaborative. Full Story


April 05, 2014, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm at the National Music Centre

Holly Hofmann is recognized as one of the premiere jazz flutists in the world. In fact, after a recent performance at the Telluride Jazz Festival, alto great Phil Woods said, “Along with Hubert Laws, Holly is frankly the best jazz flute player today.” Full Story