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Girls in Jazz 2024 a huge success! 

The Women Band Directors International’s (WBDI) Girls in Jazz 2024, held January 26th and 27th at Lord Beaverbrook High School, was a huge success!    With our special guests Jodi Proznick, Audrey Ochoa, and Winnipeg Drummer Tetyana Haraschuk. the two-day event started with a day of Professional Development for area teachers. Taught by an all-female …

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Announcement: The 2024 Mark Hornby Memorial Scholarship

This new scholarship celebrates the legacy of longtime musician and educator Mark Hornby. During his over 40 years building the music community of Alberta, Mark was a busy guitarist, vocalist and leader in many different bands across many genres. He graduated from the University of Calgary with both a Bachelor of Education and Masters in …

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Announcement: The 2024 Tune Up Scholarship for Young Women in Jazz

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 through private lessons or at a recognized Canadian post-secondary music program with opportunities …

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High-fidelity raffle winning numbers

Congratulations to our winners. If you have a winning ticket, please contact partners@jazzyyc.com with a photo of your raffle ticket. Inglewood Dinner & Jazz Entertainment Package ($360) 017114 – Red Champagne, Dinner and a Show ($210) 015048 – Green Calgary Jazz, Dance & Dinner Package ($300) 015387 – Green Dali Headphones ($600) 015454 – Green …

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High Fidelity Jazz Day Silent auction and Raffle items

Step into the rhythm of JazzYYC’s High Fidelity Jazz Day on October 21st and experience the exhilaration of jazz not just in music, but also in winning! We proudly present our online silent auction, where you can place your bids on some truly exclusive items until 9:30 p.m. But that’s not all — for those …

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Announcement: The Excellence in Music Scholarship & Helen B. Ross Jazz Scholarship

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 …

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2023 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award

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: Deadline for submissions: Extended to June 9th, 2023 …

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JazzYYC community survey

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 …

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Announcement: The Tune Up Scholarship for Young Women in Jazz

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 …

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JazzYYC Canadian Festival 2022

Thursday November 10 to Sunday November 13Calgary Our Canadian Jazz Festival returns for four days of live music in some of Calgary’s most intimate, safe, and fun venues.   The headliners for this year’s Festival include some of the greatest Canadian jazz musicians playing right now, banded together in jazz supergroups like CODE Quartet and …

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Who’s who at JazzYYC

The new season for JazzYYC begins in September, and we are looking forward to bringing you another year of exciting programming.  To ensure that we can continue to deliver high-quality jazz events and activities for Calgary there are some personnel changes happening for our organization. Gerry Hebert has served on the Board of JazzYYC for …

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Recognizing Black History Month – Perspectives from local artists

The history of Jazz is inseparable from Black history, music and culture. Legendary Black musicians honed their craft in a society struggling with racial injustice and created the musical artform of jazz, expressing their experiences, thoughts and emotions through improvisation, exploration, and skill. In recognition of Black History Month, we reached out to two local artists for their personal perspectives on jazz music and their inspirations and experiences. 

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5 Questions with Pat Macintyre

Owner, Ironwood Stage & Grill Over the past 20 years, Pat MacIntyre has become an institution in the live music scene in Calgary. He started booking bands in the early 90’s at the King Henry IV Pub downtown, and is now the proprietor of the Ironwood Stage & Grill, presenting over 400 live music shows …

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