JazzYYC News

Kicking off the concert lineup is Zack Lober’s The Ancestry Project on Nov 12. The November schedule also includes the vocal trio Duchess on Nov 13. The Main Stage performances are rounded out by Campbell Ryga Quartet on Nov 14 and Rob Young with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra on Nov 15. Late Night shows include Gareth Bane’s B3-4tet, Andrea Superstein and Lorna McLaughlin.

More information and tickets to follow soon.


“Buena Vista was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. We knew we’d made a special record but nobody could have imagined how it would take off.”


“We were lucky – we caught the tail end of a comet.”

Many music fans’ first experience of Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® was the enigmatic 1998 feature film by Wim Wenders which lovingly heralded what some called, “…that Buena Vista summer.” In what became a truly global sensation, the original lineup of mostly aging Cuban masters played only three major concerts together – one at Carnegie Hall and two in Amsterdam. But these few gatherings and the initial recording of the CD produced by World Circuit record label head Nick Gold, and guitarist and voracious musical adventurer Ry Cooder, literally set the stage for worldwide sales of well over 9 million, multiple acclaimed solo albums, Grammy Award nominations for both the film and CD, and over a thousand concerts by variations of the original lineup. Hearing its lush and languorous sound not only inspired deep love of this magical album worldwide, but sparked a revival of traditional Cuban music and a nostalgic revitalization of its tourism industry. (read more…)

Come check out Kawa’s new weekly Saturday afternoon jam session. This week’s host is the terrific Tyler Hornby (www.tylerhornby.com). This jam is open to all ages and levels of experience and is FREE for everybody! Whether you are looking for a place to play or looking for a place to hear some great music, the Kawa Saturday Session is the place to be!