(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
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.
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