Our world-famous JazzWalk returns on Sunday April 30 throughout Inglewood along the Music Mile and at the Central Calgary Library featuring amazing music by local musicians.
Mark Alexander Trio
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
This “bass-less” trio of sax, guitar and drums pays homage to the Paul Motian Trio that featured Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell. Be cajoled and serenaded through a combination of improvised jazz standards, original music and a few selections from the Paul Motian Trio repertoire.
Mark Alexander, drums / Shane Statz, saxophone / Scott Marshall, guitar
Mad Hatter YYC
917 9th avenue SE
Tina Hartt Quartet
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Montreal born bilingual jazz vocalist Tina Hartt sings with a sensuality that ignites long forgotten desires. A former saxophonist whose improvisational approach draws heavily from her years as a player, this engaging performer borrows liberally from vintage Parisian chansons, jazz standards and original compositions. Effortlessly switching from one style to the next, her vocals beautifully compliment innovative arrangements featuring clarinet, violin, accordion and sizzling Latin rhythms.
Tina Hartt, vocals / Konrad Pluta, piano / Rob Hutchinson, bass / Luis Tovar, drums/percussion
Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar
909 10th St SE
JazzYYC Youth Lab Band
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
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 and combos. Led by Director Jay Michalak, the Lab Band explores jazz in all it’s various forms. Come hear the future of Canadian jazz with these up and coming musicians.
Calgary Central Library
800 3 St SE
Tim Williams (solo)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tim William’s guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), three JUNO award nominations (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) , five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work.
In partnership with the Calgary International Blues Festival
1209 9th Ave. SE
Sarah Matheson-Nadeau Quartet
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A product of Calgary, Sarah Matheson-Nadeau is a specialist on the baritone saxophone. Sarah studied with acclaimed saxophonist Ralph Bowen at Rutgers University where she received her bachelor of music in New Jersey and is a long-standing member of the Calgary Jazz Orchestra. Sarah brings swing to the low end and has recorded with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and Jim Brenan. Sarah will be presenting her quartet playing a mixture of jazz standards.
Sarah Matheson-Nadeau, baritone saxophone / piano, TBD / bass, TBD / drums, TBD
Presented by Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre
NMC Performance Hall
850 4 St. SE
Prashant Michael John (duo)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Prashant uses acoustic and Electric Guitar, various stringed and percussion instruments and voice. The stories and themes are from his imagination and his experiences in Canada. Once the themes and melodies are set the duo improvises inviting newness and surprise to happen. We may request audience participation in creating some sounds/textures.
MB Mumbai Bites
1214 9th Ave SE
The Fox Big Band
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Fox Band is a Calgary-based jazz Big Band. Sometimes it roars, sometimes it purrs. Sultry jazz vocals and hot jazz solo work. In operation for over 30 years, join this Calgary jazz institution for an amazing set of music.
Presented by The Calgary Musicians Association & The Music Performance Trust Fund
800 3 St SE
Kim Szabo Trio
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Kim Szabo has trained in jazz and classical vocals and piano, and brings a level of deep connection to her performances. Her eclectic repertoire explores jazz and pop standards reimagined. Her performing and recording career has spanned the globe, with residencies throughout Europe, Japan and Canada. Kim has performed at numerous jazz venues and festivals around the world, including the Idstein Jazz Festival and has graced the stage with Canadian jazz legend Tommy Banks.
Kim Szabo, vocals & piano / Kai Poscente, bass / Robin Tufts, drums
1357 9th Ave SE
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What originally started as a blues rock project has evolved into Natural Twenty, the moniker that dons the Funk, Jazz, Soul, R&B groove they currently exhibit now. Hailing in Calgary, AB, they are influenced by such acts like Anderson Paak, Tom Misch, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Snarky Puppy and have been compared to Phony Ppl, Daft Punk (RAM era), with lush, sultry vocals like John Legend.
Frederick Fernandez, vocals / Jason Cillo, guitar / Robin Cillo, drums / Rauth Clement, bass / Dylan Paish, trombone / Seyoung Le, keys & synth / Simone Lutzko, saxophone
1103 12th St SE
Ambrose Big Band
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Ambrose Jazz Band is a large ensemble which combines a rhythm section with a twelve piece horn section led by Stefano Valdo. The group features a mixture of students and community players. The group perform a wide variety of Big Band classics plus a selection of modern jazz compositions written for the big band format.
800 3 St SE
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