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Here on JazzYYC, you will find easy access to all the jazz happenings in our city. We present and promote jazz year-round. If you’re a live music fan, jazz has something for you. Visit our community jazz listings for the most comprehensive list of live music in Calgary.

TD Summer Jazz Festival

June 25 – 30, 2024

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Band members

Mary Ancheta - keyboards
Dominic Conway - saxophone
JeanSe Le Doujet - bass
Paul Clark - drums

  •  Friday, Jun 28th, 2024
     8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Address:
1229 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Keyboardist Mary Ancheta is a Canadian / Filipina artist with a genre-bending organic, modern take on jazz and electro-funk. Inspired by the likes of Squarepusher, The Meters, John Scofield, and Prince, Mary has a passion for storytelling and the human condition.


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  •  Friday, Jun 28th, 2024 - Saturday, Jun 29th, 2024
     10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Address:
888 7 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 3J3

Luis “El Pana” Tovar is a JUNO-nominated percussionist from Venezuela. Since arriving in Alberta 18 years ago, he has made an indelible mark on the Western Canadian music scene, with 29 years of professional experience in percussion of world music instruments.


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  • Early show
     Saturday, Jun 29th, 2024
     5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Late show
     Saturday, Jun 29th, 2024
     7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Address:
# 139 14919 Deer Ridge Dr. SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

All members of Norbert Kael’s Jazzical Trio are internationally acclaimed musicians. Their main profile is creating a fusion of classical and jazz styles using new approach emphasizing tasteful sensitivity. They arrange popular classical pieces into jazz keeping their original character in a unique way.


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Lakecia Benjamin - saxophones
Oscar Perez - piano
Elias Bailey - bass
Enoch “EJ” Strickland - drums

  •  Saturday, Jun 29th, 2024
     7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Phone: (403) 260-2600

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

Lakecia Benjamin is a 3x GRAMMY nominated New York-based saxophonist, arranger, composer, and educator. Her music offers a unique meld of R&B, several strains of jazz, and funk. Her warm, resonant tone lends itself to any form of music she chooses to play.


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Band members

Hilario Duran - piano
Roberto Occhipinti - bass
Mark Kelso - drums

  •  Saturday, Jun 29th, 2024
     7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Address:
1215 10 Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Cuban born JUNO-Award winning pianist, composer, arranger and musical director Hilario Durán grew up in Havana in a musical family surrounded by a variety of diverse musical influences. He began working as a professional musician in Cuba’s Los Papa Cun­-Cun Ensemble and in a variety of musical formats.


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Eliana Cuevas - vocals
Jeremy Ledbetter - piano

  •  Saturday, Jun 29th, 2024
     8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Address:
1229 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Eliana Cuevas and Jeremy Ledbetter are well-known for composing and performing as bandleaders of their own Latin Jazz projects and as side musicians for some of the best musical acts in Canada. A married couple with two children together, their joint work includes Eliana’s last three albums which earned them two Independent Music Awards for Best World Music Album and Best World Music Producer in New York, plus a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best World Music Album.


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  •  Saturday, Jun 29th, 2024 - Sunday, Jun 30th, 2024
     10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Address:
888 7 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 3J3

Joanna Borromeo is a treasure of Calgary’s soul/jazz and R&B music scene, a vocalist, pianist, and Juno-nominated recording artist influenced by some of the deepest, most beautiful musicians in history. Dynamic, heart-felt and undeniably groovy – not to mention, a natural entertainer – Joanna Borromeo delivers a captivating performance wherever she goes.


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  •  Saturday, Jun 29th, 2024 - Sunday, Jun 30th, 2024
     10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Address:
888 7 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 3J3

Enjoying the openness of the guitar trio format, Aaron Shore’s music is informed by his love of the jazz tradition, as well as soul, folk, and classical music.


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  •  Sunday, Jun 30th, 2024
     11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Our world-famous JazzWalk returns to not one but two outdoor stages for an afternoon of FREE live music with Calgarian, Canadian, and Global musicians all in the heart of Inglewood.


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Latest news

Volunteer Appreciation Event Jun 12 - On June 9th, JazzYYC celebrated its dedicated volunteers with a delightful afternoon of music, tasty snacks, and socializing at the new President's home. Over 30 JazzYYC volunteers gathered for the event, which was graciously hosted by Shannon Matthyssen. Special thanks were extended to Drew Smith, JazzYYC's Volunteer Coordinator, for his pivotal role in organizing the… Read More
2024 Winner of the Mark Hornby Memorial Scholarship May 28 - We are thrilled to announce the recipient of the inaugural Mark Hornby Memorial Scholarship, celebrating the enduring legacy of longtime musician and educator Mark Hornby. With over 40 years of dedication to building Alberta’s music community, Mark was a passionate guitarist, vocalist, and leader in numerous bands across various genres. He was also a distinguished… Read More
Membership Round Table at Kawa May 21 - As part of our ongoing effort to engage with members and evolve the JazzYYC Membership program, we hosted a discussion with JazzYYC members on Saturday May 18th. Membership is becoming increasingly important to our financial picture in an environment where funding through grants its increasingly hard to access, and post-Covid ticket sales are still in… Read More
2024 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award May 6 - JazzYYC and the Calgary Musicians Association are offering a $1000.00 scholarship to an individual who is a professional performing jazz musician. This scholarship is to be used to further the applicant’s studies in jazz (i.e. tuition fees, private lesson fees, workshop fees etc.). The applicant’s proposal will: present in a clear and concise manner, the… Read More

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