JazzYYC News

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. Jazz Day is a unique opportunity to present jazz, in all its forms, to Calgarians of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religions, educational levels and income levels. At the same time, it provides a forum where performers of different disciplines, various arts presentation organizations, public service organizations, community groups and the private sector can collaborate. By bringing such diversity together in celebration of the jazz art form, Calgary is able to experience the truth so well stated by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova: (read more…)

The next show in JazzYYC’s Illumin8 series offers the chance to hear a high-level collaboration between the youngest member of the famous Marsalis clan of New Orleans and some of Alberta’s best musicians.

Jason Marsalis, a drummer and percussionist, turns his attention to the vibraphone for this special concert paying tribute to the music of Herbie Nichols.

The show also features Calgary’s Jon McCaslin on drums, Rubim de Toledo on bass and Edmonton’s Tom Van Seters on piano.

JazzYYC spoke to Jon McCaslin about the event. Here’s the interview. (read more…)

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Photos are up from the latest Illumin8 show – Jerrold Dubyk Quintet with Special Guest Terell Stafford. Enjoy!

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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)

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