Welcome to our home for jazz in Calgary. Thank you for joining us in building a vibrant jazz community. 

Here on JazzYYC, you will find easy access to all the jazz happenings in our city. We present and promote jazz year-round. If you’re a live music fan, jazz has something for you. Visit our community jazz listings for the most comprehensive list of live music in Calgary.

     Saturday, Oct 21st, 2023
     11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

JazzYYC and The Audio Room are pleased to announce our 2023 fundraiser.  The Audio Room, Calgary’s premier hi-fi audio store, is joining forces with JazzYYC to orchestrate a fundraising event dedicated to cultivating young talent in jazz, fostering a vibrant music community, and cultivating world-class jazz opportunities in Calgary. On Saturday, October 21, 11AM to (more…)

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Band members

Gil Goldstein (Florida), composer/accordion/keyboard
Mark DeJong, (Calgary), saxophone
Andre Wickenheiser (Calgary), Poopet
Carsten Rubeling (Calgary), trombone
Daniel Nava (Calgary), bass
Brett Hansen (Edmonton), guitar
Sanah Kadoura (Toronto), drums
Katrina Kwantes (Calgary) - english horn/oboe
Jia Jia Li (Calgary), flute
Cedric Blary (Calgary), bass clarinet
Lauria Matiation, french horn
Luis Tovar (Calgary), percussion
Genevieve Micheletti (Calgary), violin
Diane Lane (Calgary), violin
Liza Scriggins-Lowry (Calgary), viola
Andrea Case (Calgary), cello

  •  Friday, Nov 10th, 2023
     7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T3E 6K6

MusicConnect and JazzYYC are proud to present a retrospective of American jazz saxophonist phenom Michael Becker’s amazing career and body of work featuring Gil Goldstein, Mark DeJong, and the MusicConnect Chamber Orchestra featuring some of the best musicians in Calgary, across Alberta, Canada, and the World.

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It all happens starting November 9 at some of Calgary’s finest music venues. JazzYYC’s Canadian Festival features some of the finest Canadian musicians playing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and around the World.  

Your eyes and ears will thank you for gifting them experiences from Headliner Gil Goldenstein and Mark de Jong playing the music of Michael Brecker with the MusicConnect Chamber Orchestra, to Rubim de Toledo’s Global Jazz Project, Elizabeth Shepard, Dirty Catfish Brass Band, jazz brunches with Kai Poscente and Calgary Women’s Jazz Orchestra, and of course the return of our world-famous JazzWalk.  
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your November long weekend and get your tickets today. 

Catch our Canadian Festival running Nov 9-12, 2023.

JazzYYC | Canadian Festival

Latest news

Announcement: The Excellence in Music Scholarship & Helen B. Ross Jazz Scholarship Aug 17 - JazzYYC is proud to announce two new scholarship opportunities for aspiring jazz musicians. The Excellence in Music Scholarship is sponsored by Barbara E. Key and Clay C. Hayes sponsors the Helen B. Ross Jazz Scholarship. Both scholarships are open to young people who wish to continue their studies in jazz. Applicants must be between 18… Read More
2023 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award May 3 - JazzYYC and the Calgary Musicians Association are offering a $1000.00 scholarship to an individual who is a professional performing jazz musician. This scholarship is to be used to further the applicant’s studies in jazz (i.e. tuition fees, private lesson fees, workshop fees etc.). The applicant’s proposal will: present in a clear and concise manner, the… Read More
JazzYYC community survey Mar 2 - Hello Jazz Fans, The JazzYYC Community Survey is here! We want to hear from you about how we are doing, and what our future direction should be.  Follow the survey link below to provide your input into our programming and organization.  Your answers are confidential and will be used to help develop a new JazzYYC Strategic Plan for 2023-2026. The survey should… Read More
Announcement: The Tune Up Scholarship for Young Women in Jazz Jan 18 - JazzYYC is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for aspiring jazz musicians. The Tune Up Scholarship for Young Women in Jazz is an award open to young women who wish to continue their studies in jazz after high school. Applicants can be between 16 and 25 years old and be continuing their jazz studies… Read More


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