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International Jazz Days – April 26 – 30th, 2024

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International Jazz Days Festival

April 26 – 30th, 2024

  •  Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
     12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1221 – 2 St SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2R 0W5

A rare workshop opportunity with New York based artist Benny Benack III as he discusses his approach on trumpet, vocals and composition.

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Band members

Brandon Oberhamer, alto sax leader
Scott Morin, alto sax
Fraser Calhoun, tenor sax
Frank Rackow, tenor sax
Malcolm McKay, baritone sax
Jane Dobbs, trombone
Nat Lazzarotto, trombone
Mike Harle, trombone
Mar James, trombone
Al Muirhead, trumpet
Mark Paidra, trumpet
Lionel Busch, trumpet
Grant Lowry, trumpet
John Glanville, drums
Jason Clarke, bass
Trish Evans, piano
Bruce Hoag, percussion

  • Fox Big Band featuring Benny Benack III (International Jazz Days Festival)
     Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
     7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

1229 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Fox Big Band explores a variety of different musical styles in blues, Latin jazz, rock, funk, bebop, fusion and contemporary music, all arranged in modern big band orchestration. Benny Benack III is not only a fiery trumpet player but also a singer with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold. He is a regular player with the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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