Notice of Annual Meeting of Members

To be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 An Annual Meeting of the Members of the Jazz Is Society of Alberta (the ‘Society’, or ‘JazzYYC’) will be held via ZOOM meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2021 to commence at 7:00 p.m. Agenda  Receive and review the audited financial statements of the Society for the years ended August …

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5 QUESTIONS WITH KATE MONAGHAN & JEREMY BROWN

Q: What attracted you to joining the Board of Directors? KATE: I am a lover of jazz, live music and a dedicated supporter of the arts in YYC. When I was looking for a new volunteer board opportunity, it seemed like a great fit. This board is more hands on than previous boards I have …

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5 QUESTIONS with JAY MICHALAK

JazzYYC Youth Lab Band Director Q: Can you please explain and describe what the Youth Lab Band is, what kind of commitment is involved, and some intended highlights of the upcoming season? A: The Youth Lab Band is an opportunity for aspiring young jazz musicians to immerse in the jazz medium through performing, coaching, and …

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Appel de candidatures pour compositeurs

Merci à tous ceux qui ont présenté une demande de commande pour l’Orchestre national de jazz du Canada. Les soumissions sont maintenant closes. Nous communiquerons avec les candidats retenus au plus tard le 2 avril 2021. Pour toute question ou plus d’informations s’il vous plaît cliquez ici.

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In Memoriam: Henry Beaumont

The thing I hear said consistently by all who have remembered Henry is how much he loved jazz standards. One of the most affirming things that have happened to me was at a performance for Henry at the Fountains of Mission in November of 2019.  With Ron Wrigley on piano, John Gray on bass, and …

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Canadian National Jazz Orchestra

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Canadian National Jazz Orchestra Call for Commissions. Submissions are now closed. We will be contacting successful candidates by the end of April, 2021. For any questions or more information please email us.

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Lab band auditions – deadline extended to Jan 30

We are pleased to announce the restart of the award winning JazzYYC Youth Lab Band. Composed of local youth aged 14 to 20, the JazzYYC Youth Lab builds on the strength of the Calgary music and educational community through expert instruction and participation in an advanced jazz ensemble. Led by Director Jay Michalak, veteran guest …

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Our Inglewood JazzWalk is back this Sunday November 15th!

A special ‘Pop-Up’ Sunday afternoon edition of the JazzWalk, sponsored by TD and the Inglewood BIA. A free, family-friendly event at various venues throughout Inglewood and the Music Mile! Catch some of Calgary’s top Jazz & Blues musicians.

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Jazz Reach – COJAZZ.ca launch

Sunday, November 8th at 1 p.m MST JazzYYC has put together a unique offering where four Calgary musical artists have each been paired with a jazz musician to work on new material, compositions, and jazz standards to collaborate and explore new musical avenues, each with a twist of jazz. The four groups include R&B sensations Sargeant …

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JazzYYC Fall Festival – Tickets on Sale!

JazzYYC is excited to announce three days of live shows the weekend of November 13-15, 2020 for a condensed version of our annual JazzYYC Canadian Festival. In accordance with AHS guidelines, JazzYYC will be presenting four sets of concerts at Lolita’s Lounge, Ironwood Stage & Grill, The King Eddy, and Alvin’s Jazz Club on Friday …

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Canadian Online Jazz Festival

From November 8 to 15, 2020, be a part of history as Jazz Festivals across the country join forces to present top jazz talent performing online. From coast to coast, over a dozen Festivals have collaborated to bring all Canadians together in an effort to unite us in our love of jazz music. Canadian Online …

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JazzYYC Youth Lab Band – Call for Artistic Director

JazzYYC is now accepting applications from local jazz educators for the position of Artistic Director of the JazzYYC Youth Lab Band, beginning mid-November 2020. This program is designed to engage and educate local youth in the development and understanding of jazz performance through big band performance that includes a focus on improvisation. Please submit an application letter and resume to education@jazzyyc.com by Friday, October 30, 2020.

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JazzYYC masks are now available!

5 Styles to choose from: Black “PRACTICE SAFE SAX” Black “WASH YOUR JAZZ HANDS Red “THESE ARE DIFFICULT TIMES: 5/4, 13/8 Black with logo Red with logo These masks are washable and only $10 each! Materials : Outer layer is sublimated polyester fabric, with a coat of Teflon protection to help keep moisture out. The middle …

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FREE Pop-up JazzWalk on Sunday, Sept 6th

A special ‘Pop-Up’ Sunday afternoon edition of the JazzWalk, sponsored by TD and the Inglewood BIA. A free, family-friendly event at various outdoor venues throughout Inglewood and the Music Mile! Catch some of Calgary’s top Jazz & Blues musicians. FREE SHOWS NOON TO 4:00 PM**All Shows will be outdoors. Volunteers will be on-site to remind …

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Congratulations JazzYYC Team – We made History!

Canada’s first virtual Jazz Festival is in the books. 28 straight days of performances which started on International Jazz Day, April 30. What an amazing experience we had with so many incredible performances and conversations that will continue to entertain and inform jazz fans for years to come. View archived live streams Here are some …

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What’s opening in Calgary?

As we enter phase two in Calgary’s recovery from COVID-19, and our restaurants and venues start to reopen, there is still some uncertainty about what’s opening and what’s allowed. We’ve tried to include it all for you right here! What’s opening? Ironwood Stage opens this Saturday, June 20 with a Funk/Blues/Soul/Jazz performance by The Blackbelts …

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