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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.

Summer Jazz Festival tickets are now on sale.

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Band members

The Bad Plus

Reid Anderson - bass
Dave King - drums
Ben Monder - guitar
Chris Speed - saxophone

Endea Owens and the Cookout

Endea Owens - bass
Louis Fouché - saxophone
Shenel Johns - vocals
Keith Brown - piano
Kris Johnson - trumpet
TBD - drums

  • Friday, Jun 30th, 2023
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

The Bad Plus are the ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent, winning critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance.

“…one of the most enduring and acclaimed working bands in jazz.”
David Fricke, JazzTimes

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Band members

Emmet Cohen - piano
Philip Norris - bass
Kyle Poole - drums

  • First showing
    Saturday, Jul 1st, 2023
    7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Second showing
    Saturday, Jul 1st, 2023
    9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

1215 10 Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Placing first in both the American Jazz Pianists competition (2014) and the Phillips Piano Competition at the University of West Florida (2011), multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of his generation’s advancement of music. During the pandemic he engaged the planet with his heartfelt, engaging Live from Emmet’s Place his online concerts from his apartment in Harlem giving us the music we all needed.

“Thirty years old and one of the finest piano players to emerge in decades…”
Zachary Weg, All About Jazz

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Our Summer Festival running June 28 – July 2, 2023

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

JazzYYC | Canadian Festival

Latest news

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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