• Tuck & Patti – Another Intimate Evening

    August 16 at Lolitas Lounge

JazzYYC News

JazzYYC is excited to announce a wonderful and varied series of concerts for the 2014-15 Illumin8 Series.

The season kicks off in September with Rubim Del Toledo’s CD release for his new recording. Other shows will feature  PJ Perry with Tommy Banks and Al Muirhead,  the JazzYYC Collective directed by Greg Bushand John Hyde,  drummer Jon McCaslin with vibes player and percussionist Jason Marsalis playing the music ofHerbie Nicols,  Toronto pianist and singer Elizabeth Shepherd,  Tyler Hornby with acclaimed pianist David Braid and the Jerrold Dubyk Quintet with special guest trumpeter Terrell Stafford. Plus there will be a special Christmas show with vocalist Denzal Sinclaire and the B3 Kings.

The shows will take place at a variety of venues, including Festival Hall, Riverpark Church, the Ironwood Stage and the National Music Centre. Stay tuned for ticket information and special packages for all eight concerts.

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JazzYYC’s June Jazz Celebration 2014 was a great success. Thanks to the efforts of musicians, volunteers and the JazzYYC board,  we presented seven excellent shows featuring local and touring artists to large, appreciative audiences.  The Calgary Herald interviewed artistic director Kodi Hutchison and JazzYYC president Deb Rasmussen and called the event a Festival in everything but name.   Congratulations and thanks to all who helped make the event a success.