• Sunday, Nov 10th, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

“The Thrill Ain’t Gone!”

Join Canadian blues guitar master Jack Semple in a rare show paying tribute to one of his all-time idols, blues great B.B. King! For this special festival performance, Jack will be beefing up his award-winning band with the Jack Semple Horns!

Jack Semple writes and performs “Modern Blues” without forgetting where he came from. He is an epic guitarist and a soulful singer. His music is like Stevie Ray Vaughn meets James Brown meets Robben Ford. He is a JUNO Award winner and Western Canadian Music Award winner.

Jack Semple has reached an international audience for his songwriting, recordings and performances as a vocalist and flamenco-technique, groove-loving guitarist. JUNO recipient, two-time winner of the Western Canadian Blues album of the year, twice nominated for Gemini Awards for film soundtracks, and GRAMMY ballot nominee in 2019 for Contemporary R&B Album of the Year for “Can’t Stop This Love”, and in 2018 for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for “Live at Mount Baker R&B Fest.”

But what Jack enjoys most is jamming live! “I am very excited to be invited to play at the JazzYYC Canadian Festival! I am told that this audience loves the artist reach, and with this band I will definitely be ready to see how far we can go together!” – Jack Semple

Presented by JazzYYC & The Calgary Public Library with the support of Cornerstone Music & the Calgary International Blues Festival.

Band members

Jack Semple (Guitar & vocals)
Dave Chobot (Bass)
Brent Jefferson (Drums)
Remi Noel (Trombone)
Joel Grey (Trumpet)
Sheldon Corbett (Saxophone & keyboards)

Share this event!

Venue Phone: (403) 260-2600

Venue Website:

800 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2G 0E7

sign up for our

jazzyyc weekly spotlight

For weekly updates regarding all things Jazz in Calgary, subscribe to us today!

    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop