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International Jazz Days – April 26 – 30th, 2024

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International Jazz Days Festival

April 26 – 30th, 2024

Band members

Tina Hartt, vocals
Jonathan Lewis, violin
Nicholas Bettcher, guitar
Rob Hutchinson, bass
Jon May, drums

  • Tina Hartt Quintet (International Jazz Days Festival)
     Friday, Apr 26th, 2024
     8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Address:
1229 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tina Hartt’s 2023 album “Absence of You” was nominated by YYC Music Awards for “Jazz Recording of the Year” and her original song “Trust Your Heart” was a semi-finalist in the ISC (International Song Competition) in 2022. Audiences love her vocal interpretations of jazz standards and French chansons.


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Huu Bac Quintet
Huu Bac Quach, dan bau (vietnamese monochord), erhu (chinese fiddle), quena (andean flute), jazz guitar
Guillaume Martineau, piano
Geneviève Morasse, violin
Jean-Félix Mailloux, upright bass
Patrick Simard, drums

  •  Saturday, Apr 27th, 2024
     1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Address:
1221 – 2 St SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2R 0W5

Join Huu Bac as he takes you through the unique sound skillfully combining his vietnamese and chinese heritages to North American Jazz music.


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John Roggensack, saxophone
Jon Day, piano
Jon Wielebnowski, bass
Jon May, drums

  • 1) Early Dinner Set
     Saturday, Apr 27th, 2024
     5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • 2) Late Dinner Set
     Saturday, Apr 27th, 2024
     7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Address:
# 139 14919 Deer Ridge Dr. SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary’s John Roggensack is a lover of Be-Bop, Blues and Ballads and has been known to obsess over Funk and Soul music occasionally. He has performed at pretty much every Canadian Jazz Festival there is and is deeply involved with the jazz education community locally, provincially, and nationally.


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Huu Bac Quintet
Huu Bac Quach, dan bau (vietnamese monochord), erhu (chinese fiddle), quena (andean flute), jazz guitar
Guillaume Martineau, piano
Geneviève Morasse, violin
Jean-Félix Mailloux, upright bass
Patrick Simard, drums

Ginger Beef
Jaijia Li, flute
Warren Tse aka MSG, synth, keys, guitar
Daniel Nava, bass
Orlando Retana, drums

  •  Saturday, Apr 27th, 2024
     8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Address:
850 4 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

From Montreal and formed in 2013 the Huu Bac Quintet weaves Vietnamese and Chinese heritage and culture with jazz through instruments as unique as the dan bau (vietnamese monochord), erhu (chinese fiddle), quena (andean flute), and as ubiquitous as the jazz guitar.


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John Abraham, trombone
Scott Morin, saxophone
Bob Fenske, vibraphone, percussion
Derek Stoll, tuba, bass
Dave Lake, drums
Gavin Sorochan, drums
With Ali Wick, vocals
Plus very special guests...

  • Delirium Street Party Brass (International Jazz Days Festival)
     Saturday, Apr 27th, 2024
     8:45 PM - 11:00 PM

Address:
1229 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ali Wick is what you get when you combine a music theatre and an emo kid and is the lead singer for Delirium Street Party Brass, a band blending jazz, New Orleans street-style featuring Calgary-based jazz, soul, funk, and pop musicians. Both Ali and DSPB are releasing albums the day before the IJD show making this show a double EP release party.


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  •  Sunday, Apr 28th, 2024
     12:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Address:
Various, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Timothonius Trio 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Collector’s Gallery of Art 1332 9 Avenue SE Darren Johnson 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm In participation with Calgary International Blues Festival Jam’s Diner (1209 9th Ave SE) Darren Johnson’s music has been described as “somewhere in between Tom Waits and Leon Redbone, Howlin’ Wolf and Willie (more…)


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  • More Rocky Mountain Fairy Tales - 1st Show
     Sunday, Apr 28th, 2024
     1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • More Rocky Mountain Fairy Tales - 2nd Show
     Sunday, Apr 28th, 2024
     3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Address:
206 University Court NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Come and enjoy an afternoon listening to stories and some of Canada’s finest musicians. Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 but created with the entire family in mind.


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  •  Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
     12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Address:
1221 – 2 St SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2R 0W5

A rare workshop opportunity with New York based artist Benny Benack III as he discusses his approach on trumpet, vocals and composition.


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