JazzYYC News


February 26, 2015

Dear Calgary jazz artists:
JazzYYC is happy to celebrate UN International Jazz Day again on April 30, 2015. We have a number of shows that we are now recruiting artists for:

  1. Calgary Public Library – Country Hills – Evening – duo
  2. Calgary Public Library – Shaughnessy – Evening – duo or trio
  3.  Calgary Public Library – Main Branch – Afternoon – duo
  4. Cornerstone Music Café – Evening – duo
  5. Nursing home(s) – afternoon – duo (standards preferred)
  6. Happy hour downtown location – duo or trio

These shows will be offered pending the formal confirmation of our funding. (read more…)

We are now accepting submissions for the 2015-2016 artistic season.  The deadlines are as follows:

  • Mar. 1. –  June Jazz Celebration 2015
  • April 1.  – Illumin8 Concert series (2015-2016)
  • May 1. –  Canadian Jazz Festival (Nov. 12-15, 2015)

(read more…)

UN International Jazz Day promotes jazz as a voice for dialogue and understanding in the global community, one town at a time, in every country of world. Since the first International Jazz Day in 2012, it has grown to be celebrated in more than 190 countries worldwide. In Calgary, International Jazz Day has grown to involve 28 partner organizations working together to present free events across the city. These performances reach more than 3,000 people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religions, educational levels and income levels. Calgary’s approach to International Jazz Day has caught the attention of UNESCO and they will highlight Calgary’s Jazz Day celebration in 2015 as a model of “how various arts and cultural expressions contribute to and improve the landscape of Canadian cultural citizenship.”

There are many ways that you can be involved in International Jazz Day. A contribution of $500 will allow your company to present any of the following:

  • a music workshop to school children
  • a concert to the elderly in one of Calgary’s nursing homes
  • an evening concert in one of Calgary’s public libraries
  • a noon hour concert in your building lobby.

(read more…)

JazzYYC’s newsletter is looking for articles, blogs and reviews, artist profiles, first-person accounts etc. While we don’t guarantee publication, we would be interested in looking at submissions from the Calgary jazz community. Got something to share? It doesn’t have to be long, let us know what’s going on.