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  • Sunday, Aug 22nd, 2021
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

JazzYYC presents the 9th avenue stage, hosted by CKUA’s Tony King.

Una Noche en la Habana:  A Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club

11:00 am

Edwards honours the genres of classical, jazz and Latin music, imprinting upon them her unique style and a lifetime of experiences.” – The Whole Note

  • Jorge Chaviano, vocals and guitar
  • Tricia Edwards, piano and keyboard
  • Mario Ochoa, bass
  • Luis “elPana” Tovar, percussion

AJ Benoit with Trio Velocity

12:00 pm

Aimee-Jo Benoit’s approach to Jazz,…is heartfelt, whimsical, fresh and creative. She’s an artist whose beautiful humanity and sensitive approach to life cannot be separated from what she brings to the music, on recording and in performance. -Laila Biali, Juno Award Winning Musician & host of CBC’s Saturday Night Jazz

Band members:

  • Aimee-Jo Benoit-vocals
  • Simon Fisk-Bass
  • Sheldon Zandboer-Piano
  • Robin Tufts-Drums

Josh Krushel Trio featuring Jeff McGregor

1:00 pm

The Josh Krushel Trio is one of Alberta’s top young Jazz ensembles. Influences range from the preservation of American songbook era standards to modern jazz in the style of Kendrick Scott and Ulysses Owens Jr, to non-idiomatic improvisatory free music in the style of Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor.

Band members:

  • Josh Krushel (Piano)
  • Kessler Douglas (Bass)
  • Eric Zeller (Drums)

Angela Wrigley Trio

2:00 pm

With a unique, sultry, soulful style, the Angela Wrigley Trio draw from jazz standards, rock hits and pop classics & have created a body of work that intricately describes the story of love and loss, hope and longing, and what it means to deeply and truly be “in love”.

Band members:

  • Angela Wrigley – Piano and Vocals
  • Dave Lake – Drums
  • Derek Stoll – Bass

Perpie

3:00 pm

Nigeria-born, saxophonist & songwriter, Perpie released her debut EP in 2018. She has performed in London, Beijing and across Nigeria. She treats her audience to an unforgettable experience with her unique sound and warmth on stage. Her vocal and instrumental brilliance is remarkable as she takes her listeners on a soothing journey. Her music is greatly inspired and influenced by the richness of her African root and by the music of Michael Brecker, Kirk Whalum, Victor Wooten, Hillsong United.

Band members:

  • Perpie – Saxophones
  • King — Keys
  • Brendan Rothwell – Bass
  • Luis Tovar – Percussions
  • Neil McVey – Guitar
  • Ruben Bocaranda – Drums

The Jon McCaslin quartet

4:00 pm

Jazz drummer Jon McCaslin presents his dynamic quartet featuring brand new original compositions, all penned over the course of the past year’s challenging Covid experience. No stranger to local audiences, McCaslin is excited to finally return to the stage and to once again share his musical vision with REAL musicians in front of LIVE audiences. Inspired by the great jazz drumming band leaders including Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Roy Haynes, Jon is thankful for the opportunity to share his music with you all.

Featuring:

  • Jon McCaslin – drums & cymbals
  • Jim Brenan – tenor saxophone
  • Josh Krushel – piano
  • Jonathan Wielebnowski – double bass

Sanguinetti Quintet (Cowie Scholarship Winner)

5:00 pm

When asked who would be his dream jazz musician to perform with, Daniel’s reply is Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery  but nothing can beat the feeling of playing alongside people who you know really well and connect with.” – JazzYYC

Tendavillage

6:00 pm

Sultry vocals with an elegant backdrop of funky and jazzy grooves, Tendavillage seamlessly weave through a mixture of genres. The central creative force behind the group is singer/songwriter Kate Melvina – whose influences include Stevie Wonder, Prince, D’Angelo – who is backed by musicians who know their chops.

Band members:

  • Kate Melvina : vocals, keys
  • Cam Buie: keys
  • Daniel Nava: bass
  • Barry mason: guitar
  • Steve Jackson: drums

Sanah Kadoura Quintet

7:00 pm

Electrifying Lebanese-Canadian drummer, Sanah Kadoura has performed and toured the world with masters of the music as well as up and comers. Living in New York City for the last 10 years, Sanah has produced, recorded or shared the stage with the legendary Kirk Lighstey (Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Chet Baker), Philip Harper (Art Blakey), Ed Cherry (Dizzy Gillespie) Mark Whitfield (Herbie Hancock), Joe Locke, Nicholas Payton, Frank Lacy (The Jazz Messangers), Mike Stern, Joel Frahm, Roy Hargrove, Sullivan Fortner, among many others. Her recent album Hawk Eyes is now available on all platforms.

Band members:

  • Sanah Kadoura
  • Andre Wickenheiser
  • Mark Dejong
  • Steve Shepard on bass
  • Jon day on Piano

50/50 Raffle

JazzYYC recently launched its first online 50/50 fundraiser & things are heatin’ up! Get your tickets now for a chance to win! 

Funds raised by this raffle will support our many outreach and education initiatives including one of the key programs, the JazzYYC Youth Lab Band which showcases many of the best young jazz musicians in Calgary.

The sale ends on Aug. 22. The winner will receive a minimum cash prize of $2000 or 50% of ticket sales (whichever is greater) up to a maximum of $5000.

The winner will be contacted to claim their prize. Thanks for your support!

Enter today!

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