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March/April 2010

Dino Dominelli Sextet

Gerry Hébert Quartet

Mike Rud Quartet

Darren Sigesmund Sextet

Flora Ware

Lew Tabackin Trio

Carlos del Junco and the Blues Mongrels

Brian Hughes Quintet

Melody Diachun Quartet

Dave Babcock and the Jump Orchestra

CD Release Event, with special guest Amos Garrett

Rodrigues/Gale Quartet

Tyler Hornby Quintet

CD Release Event for “A Road to Remember”

Lew Tabackin


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CD Release Event

Dino Dominelli Sextet

‘Faith In You’ CD Release

Join us for an evening of great jazz from one

of Alberta’s finest tenor saxophonists, Dino

Dominelli. With a resume that includes work

with many of Canada’s best jazz musicians, Dino

is an entertaining and original jazz artist with an

ear for all kinds of jazz, from post bop to modern

jazz, and more.

Dino’s formative jazz years were spent

performing around Toronto and studying

with two Canadian jazz legends, saxophonist

Pat LaBarbera and multi-instrumentalist Don

Thompson. Dino has appeared on stage with

Thompson and a host of other Canadian jazz

names, such as P.J. Perry, Bernie Senensky, Jake

Langley, Greg Pilo, Simon Fisk, Earl Seymour,

Bob Mover and Norman Marshall Villeneuve.

In Alberta, Dino is often seen performing with

Edmonton and Calgary artists such as Sandro

Dominelli, Jim Head, Wayne Feschuk, John

Taylor, Charlie Austin, Chris Andrew, Rubim De

Toledo, Andrew Glover, Dale James, George

Blondheim, Andy Ericson, Brian Buchanan and

Mike Lent.

Dino has performed throughout Canada and

internationally in the United States, Hong Kong,

Thailand and Taiwan. On other music fronts,

Dino has shared the spotlight with popular

artists such as The Shirelle Sisters, Bobby

Cameron, Alfie Zappacosta, Bobby Curtola and

Jack Semple.

Be ready for an evening that will travel great

jazz distances, with a made-in-Alberta style!

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Dino Dominelli Sextet

‘Faith In You’ CD Release

From Edmonton/Calgary

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $12, GUESTS $16

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Dino Dominelli - saxophone

Jim Head - guitar

Andrew Glover – piano, keyboards

Bruce Mohacsy – piano, keyboards

Brendan Rothwell - bass

Sandro Dominelli – drums

Artist website:

www.dinodominelli.com

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Canadian Jazz Series

Gerry Hébert Quartet

For this night, Calgary “exports” one of its best

jazz assets to Edmonton, saxophonist Gerry

Hebért. Gerry is well known on the Alberta jazz

scene, and across Canada, as a great musician

and dedicated educator.

Since 1997, the Gerry Hébert Quartet has laid

claim to a diverse musical territory, exploring

free improvised spaces as well as putting their

own spin on classic jazz standards and pop

hits. In concert, the Quartet showcase Hébert’s

original compositions alongside select covers

by the Beatles, Peter Gabriel and Oscar Peterson;

they are passionate, high-energy and engaging

musicians, who consistently provide compelling

jazz experiences.

This night will include some selections from

Gerry’s second CD with the Quartet, entitled

The Beat Niq Sessions Volume 2: Constructive

Interference.

Gerry is a founding member of The Swinging

Bovines, co-founding the Calgary-based

saxophone quartet who went on to release

three CDs and performed over 500 concerts on

tours across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. A busy

performing and studio musician, Gerry has also

contributed his voice to 18 other recording

projects.

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Gerry Hébert Quartet

From Calgary

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Gerry Hebért - saxophone

Aaron Young - guitar

Simon Fisk - bass

Jon May - drums

Artist website:

www.myspace.com/gerryhebertquartet

KENT SANGSTER’S OBSESSIONS OCTET

Release their sophomore recording Melodia.

An elegant mixture of classical, tango and jazz is

performed by some of Edmonton’s most respected

musicians. JUNO Award Nominee, Western Canadian

Music Award Winner.

March 7, 2010 • 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm shows

Yardbird Suite

Tickets: $25 • $2 off for students & seniors

CDs will be available for $15

Tickets available at Tix On The Square or at the door

4 March/April 2010


Canadian Jazz Series

Mike Rud

Quartet

Jazz guitar fans take note! Mike Rud is back in

town. Mike is well known to Canadian audiences

and a fan favourite in Edmonton. Mike lives in

Montreal where he has been active on the jazz

scene for years, as a jazz guitarist and music

teacher.

With three CDs to his credit, Mike has crafted his

career on the Canadian scene by respectfully

paying his jazz dues, while at the same time

developing his own unique, innovative sound.

His three CDs include Whyte Avenue (1997 Jazz

Focus), Chimbe (1999 Nu Jazz), and Live from

Lotusland (2005 Cellar Live). He also appears on

several other CDs by Canadian jazz artists.

On stage, Mike has performed with Herb Ellis,

Kenny Wheeler, Chuck Israels, Ralph Bowen, Joe

LaBarbera, Guido Basso, Ian MacDougal, P.J. Perry,

Tommy Banks, Denzal Sinclaire, John Stetch and

many others. He has performed all over Canada,

including appearances at the Vancouver Jazz

Festival and the Festival International de Jazz

de Montréal.

Mike’s jazz education includes a performance

diploma from Edmonton’s MacEwan College

and a Bachelor of Music degree from Montreal’s

McGill University (1996). He also attended the

Banff International Jazz Workshop in 1994 at the

Banff Centre for the Arts, studying with greats

of modern jazz, including Don Thompson and

Norma Winstone. This led to an opportunity to

study in New York with the jazz guitar master

Jim Hall in 1995.

Mike has taught and/or spoken at a number

of music schools, including McGill, Western

Washington University, Vancouver Community

College, MacEwan College, Keyano College, Red

Deer College and Carleton University. He has

been a featured guest artist with the University

of Victoria Jazz Band, and a teacher at the UBC

summer music camp, the Prairielands jazz camp

in Regina, SK, and the MacEwan College summer

guitar workshop in Edmonton.

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Mike Rud Quartet

From Montreal/Vancouver/Edmonton

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 12-13, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $16, GUESTS $20

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Mike Rud - guitar

Tolden Webb - piano

Jodi Proznick - bass

Dan Skakun – drums

Artist website:

www.mikerud.com

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Canadian Jazz Series

Darren Sigesmund

Sextet

An evening full of jazz promise and

compositional ingenuity! Following the critical

success of his debut CD Strands (TIMELY

MANOR) in 2008, Toronto trombonist Darren

Sigesmund is taking his next steps, touring in

support of Strands II, which was released in late

2009.

This night’s performance will feature several

tracks from Strands II, including the musical

voices of sensational jazz vocalist Eliana along

with other established players on the Toronto

jazz scene. Don’t miss this excellent evening of

jazz at the Yardbird, where you’ll hear a lively

and contemporary blend of jazz, Latin and

classical influences.

In 2009, Darren was nominated for a National

Jazz Award as Trombonist of the Year.

Since 2003, Darren has led his Strands project

across the globe, including over 100 concerts

throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada.

Past performances include concerts in Madrid,

Germany for German national radio Bayerischer

Rundfunk, Ireland, the UK, Japan Expo 2005, the

Canadian Embassy Theatre in Tokyo, premiere

clubs throughout Australia, South Korea’s

Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Shanghai’s

renowned club JZ, Hong Kong’s historic Loke

Yew Hall, the Canadian National Library Theatre

and the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival.

Darren has studied and performed at the

internationally renowned Banff Jazz Workshop

with acclaimed artists such as Dave Holland,

Kenny Wheeler, Julian Priester, Richie Beirach,

Dave Liebman, Steve Coleman, Don Thompson,

Pat LaBarbera and Hugh Fraser.

On trombone, Darren has studied with Michael

Davis (New York), Ian McDougall (University

of Victoria), Jerry Johnson (Stratford Festival)

and Gord Sweeny (Toronto Symphony). After

studying at the University of Toronto’s Jazz

Performance Program, Darren honed his

composition skills under the tutelage of Toronto

instructor Frank Falco. He currently teaches

piano at Humber College and privately.

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Darren Sigesmund Sextet

From Toronto

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $16, GUESTS $20

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Darren Sigesmund - trombone

Eliana Cuevas - vocals

Quinsin Nachoff - alto saxophone

Reg Schwager - guitar

Jim Vivian - bass

Ethan Adrelli – drums

Artist website:

www.darrensigesmund.ca

6 March/April 2010


Canadian Vocalists

Flora Ware

Described as both a “little-known vocal

treasure” and “one of the rising jazz talents”

in BC, vocalist Flora Ware is ready to step into

a bigger spotlight. On this night, Flora will be

playing original songs from her latest CD Insight

(2008), as well as jazz and soul standards with a

modern twist.

On the strength of her Insight release, Flora

appeared in 2008 at two popular festivals in BC

- the Kaslo Jazz Fest and Rare Earth Jazz & Blues

Fest in Vernon. She also did a Western Canadian

tour with songstress Monica Lee. The BC Interior

Music Awards nominated her for Best Jazz Artist

of the Year in 2008.

Co-produced by Rick Kilburn and Peter Berring,

Insight appeals to a wide audience with its

groovy mix of standards and original music

influenced by Latin jazz, and Soul/R&B.

Flora is developing a reputation as a performer

who puts her soul into singing and who does

not fit neatly into any one genre; she is part jazz

diva, part folk singer, part cabaret performer.

Whether it’s swing standards, R&B, or opera, she

isn’t afraid to push the boundaries, delivering a

comedic or seductive twist to a song.

In 2009, Paul Grant featured Flora on his CBC

radio show “Hot Air”. She completed a spring

tour of the Kootenays in March 2009, after

being awarded a touring grant from the

Columbia Basin Trust. She also performed

regularly in 2009 throughout

the BC interior. Her 2010

tour will include stops in

Alberta, the BC coast,

and Vancouver Island.

Flora first appeared at

the Yardbird Suite in 2006

with the Charlie Austin Trio.

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Flora Ware

From Nelson, B.C./Calgary/Edmonton

SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Flora Ware - vocals, piano

Rich Rabnett - guitar

Simon Fisk - bass

Sandro Dominelli - drums

Artist website:

www.floramusic.com

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International Jazz Series

Lew Tabackin Trio

With a musical career spanning more than four

decades, Lew Tabackin shows no signs of stopping.

He continues to tour the world as a soloist, playing

clubs and jazz festivals with his own groups and

as featured soloist with the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz

Orchestra.

Lew is an artist of astonishing vision. His electrifying

flute playing is at once virtuosic, primordial, crosscultural,

and passionate. His distinctive tenor sax

style includes the use of wide intervals, abrupt

changes of mood and tempo, and purposeful

fervor, all in the service of showing the full range

of possibilities of his instrument - melodically,

rhythmically, and dynamically.

In the 1960s, among other musical highlights, Lew

played with Tal Farlow and Don Friedman, and

in big bands led by Cab Calloway, Les and Larry

Elgart, Maynard Ferguson, Joe Henderson, Chuck

Israels, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Clark Terry, and

Duke Pearson. In 1968, he met Toshiko Akiyoshi

when the two played together in a quartet. They

eventually married and moved to Los Angeles,

where they formed the award-winning big band

known as the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra.

During the 1980s he began to get some long

overdue recognition as a flutist, winning many

Down Beat critic’s and reader’s polls.

In 1990, Mr. Tabackin released his first disc of

several discs for Concord, “Desert Lady,” featuring

Hank Jones, Dave Holland, and Victor Lewis,

followed by the acclaimed “I’ll Be Seeing You” with

Benny Green, Peter Washington, and Lewis Nash,

and finally, “Tenority” in 1996. Since then, he has

released several albums on a variety of labels.

A long time favourite of Edmonton jazz audiences,

this event will celebrate Lew’s 70th birthday

featuring his outstanding New York trio.

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Lew Tabackin Trio

From New York

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 26-27, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $22, GUESTS $26

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Lew Tabackin - tenor saxophone, flute

Boris Kozlov - bass

Mark Taylor - drum

Artist website:

www.lewtabackin.com

8 March/April 2010


yardbird suite blues

Carlos del Junco

and the Blues Mongrels

Expect a great night of blues and jazz harmonica

from Canada’s “harp master,” Carlos del Junco.

Carlo has been named the Maple Blues Award’s

Harmonica Player of the Year seven times.

With seven recordings also on his resume and

a reputation for excellent live performances,

Carlos is always a big hit with harp fans, blues

fans and jazz fans.

Charlie” Roberts that won Carlos the 1996 Jazz

Report Blues Musician Of The Year Award. Just

Your Fool, a sizzling live session with Kevin

Breit, was recorded in 1995. In 1993, Carlos del

Junco won two gold medals at the Hohner

World Harmonica Championship in Trossingen,

Germany; judged the world’s best in both the

diatonic blues and the diatonic jazz categories.

With his 2008 release, Steady Movin’ (Northern

Blues), Carlos solidified his reputation in the

world of music. Here’s what John Valentyn of

the Toronto Blues Society had to say about

Steady Movin’ :

“The eagerly anticipated successor to ‘Blues

Mongrel’ is here and is worth the wait. It is

primarily acoustic and perhaps even more of a

demonstration of his prowess on the humble

harmonica... as before there are harp positions

and keys listed for every song, but never does

technical prowess get in the way of enjoyment of

the music.”

Carlos is certainly not your straight ahead blues

harmonica player. His influences range far and

wide and he can quickly move from a straight

ahead blues groove into more adventurous

territory which may include jazz, Latin, New

Orleans second line grooves, or ska. He will

occasionally take a blues standard and flip it

upside down to breathe new life into it.

Playing a ten-hole diatonic harmonica, Carlos

has developed the unique ability to play

chromatically by using an “overblow” technique

taught to him by jazz virtuoso Howard Levy.

Among his recording credits are Blues Mongrel

(2005, Big Reed Records), Up and At ‘Em (2001,

Big Reed Records) and Big Road Blues, a

collaborative effort with Thom “Champagne

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Carlos del Junco and

the Blues Mongrels

From Toronto

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 2-3 , 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $26, GUESTS $30

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Carlos del Junco - harmonica and vocals

Henry Heillig - bass

Eric St. Laurent - guitars

Mark Mariash – drums

Artist website:

www.davidocchipinti.com

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Cross Border Jazz

Brian Hughes Quintet

Jazz fans will appreciate this special night which

welcomes Alberta native and guitar virtuoso

Brian Hughes back to the Yardbird Suite!

Brian has forged an international reputation

as a jazz guitarist and world-class performer,

including tours and recordings with Loreena

McKennitt, and an extensive career as a jazz

front man.

Here’s an excerpt from his website which

outlines his talents as a contemporary jazz

guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer:

His first two albums, “Between Dusk” and

“Dreaming and Under One Sky,” firmly established

him as one of the foremost guitarists and

composers in the genre, perfectly blending his

fluid and emotive guitar style into an exciting,

melodic mix of Latin, Jazz and World Music

compositions. After being picked as a winner in

JAZZIZ Magazine’s “Guitars On Fire” competition

his subsequent recordings “Straight To You,” “One

2 One,” “Shakin’ not Stirred” and “Along the Way”

have received critical acclaim and major radio

air play from coast to coast. With his sizzling fret

work and infectious compositions the media are

accurate in saying: “Both a great artist and an

accessible one. His passion is so obvious, intense

and contagious, that his audience shares it.” Brian

has received the SOCAN/BMI “Jazz & Instrumental

Composer of the Year” Award six times from 1997

to 2006 and the title track from “Shakin’ Not

Stirred” was featured on an episode of HBO’s “Sex

and the City”.

Also well known for his 20 year parallel career

performing and recording with world renowned

vocalist Loreena McKennitt, Brian’s skills as

a musician (guitars, oud, bouzouki) and his

production talents are evident on her platinum

recording “An Ancient Muse,” the concert DVD

“Nights From The Alhambra,” filmed in Granada,

Spain and her past seven multi-platinum

recordings. and received a Juno (Canadian

Grammy) nomination as “Producer of the Year”

for his work on the platinum selling Loreena

McKennitt album “The Visit.”

Brian has also produced several international

Platinum-selling albums for Greek recording

artists Evanthia Reboutsika, Yannis Kotsiras

and Panayotis Kalantzopoulos, including

the soundtrack for “A Touch of Spice” the top

grossing film in Greek cinema history. He has also

accompanied Celtic music legends, The Chieftains,

on several tours.

when...

Brian Hughes Quintet

From California/Edmonton/Calgary

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 9-10 , 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $24, GUESTS $28

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Brian Hughes - guitar

Andrew Glover - piano, keyboards

Mike Lent - bass

Luis Tovar - percussion

Tal Bergman - drums

Artist website:

www.brianhughes.com

10 March/April 2010


Canadian Vocalists

Melody Diachun Quartet

Here’s to another night of great jazz vocals

down at the Yardbird, with Vancouver’s Melody

Diachun in the company of a groove-oriented

jazz quartet.

Melody Diachun is an emerging jazz star

and an in-demand vocalist celebrated for

her expressive voice, warm performance and

“original material that catches the ear” (The

Vancouver Sun). She is a Juno nominee and was

nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the

2009 National Jazz Awards.

Melody’s latest CD EQ was recorded in 2008

on Cellar Live. The album transcends musical

genres to deliver a vibrant, highly original

milestone. Her first two independent releases,

Lullaby of the Leaves and Dreams and Places

presented her as a gifted songwriter and a

versatile, understated singer.

With several albums to his credit, Chris Andrew’s

musical diversity can be seen through his

numerous performances over the years in

genres such as jazz, funk, pop, Latin, and musical

theatre. Based in Edmonton, Chris has studied

in Cuba and toured across Canada countless

times in various musical styles. His resume lists

a veritable who’s who of jazz: He has performed

with Joshua Redman, Sonny Fortune, Bud

Shank, Pete Christlieb, Joe LaBarbera, P.J. Perry

and Paquito D’Rivera, to name just a few. In

2008 Chris was honoured with the CBC Galaxie

Rising Star Award for his virtuosic talent.

For the past twenty-five years Doug Stephenson

has been an integral member of Western

Canada’s jazz community, multi-tasking as

bassist, guitarist, educator, studio musician,

composer, arranger and producer. Now based

in Vancouver, Doug works with a wide range of

world class artists, and has played with Tommy

Banks, Charlie Rouse, Fraser MacPherson, Jay

Thomas, John Stowell, P.J. Perry, Campbell Ryga,

Bob Murphy, Altered Laws and blues legend Big

Miller, to name a few.

Best known for his work with Canadian hip

hop artist K-OS, drummer Ray Garraway is an

intensely creative player with a great, natural

“feel.” He is also a sought after clinician and

instructor. With many albums to his credit,

Ray has won drumming competitions, toured

the world, and appeared on various TV shows,

including Late Night with David Letterman.

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Melody Diachun Quartet

From Vancouver/Edmonton

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Melody Diachun - voice

Chris Andrew - piano,

keyboards

Doug Stephenson -

acoustic bass

Ray Garraway – drums

Artist website:

www.melodydiachun.com

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CD Release Event

Dave Babcock and the Jump Orchestra

with special guest Amos Garrett

On this night, you better “jump to it” and get

yourself down to the Yardbird Suite for a lively

night of vintage jazz, jump blues and Afro Cuban

rhythms, with Dave Babcock and his Jump

Orchestra.

This night will feature Dave on saxophone and

vocals leading an 8-piece version of his Jump

Orchestra along with special guest, guitar maestro

Amos Garrett. Dave will be performing music from

his latest studio recording entitled Jump To It. This

long-awaited CD and release party will be “music

to the ears” of many people who have been fans

of Dave and his Jump Orchestra over the years.

For those who don’t know, Dave led the first

incarnation of his Jump Orchestra from 1990

to 1994. The Jump, as they were often known,

performed throughout Western Canada, with

an unprecedented three and a half year house

gig at Earl’s Tin Palace in Edmonton. They

appeared many times on television and radio,

and were featured on a CBC Variety recording

called Jazz Notes in 1992. Also in that year, they

won an ARIA Award as best jazz group, for the

recording Both Feet.

“Jump To It” was recorded locally at Edmontone

Studio and features some of Alberta’s finest

musicians, many of whom will be playing with

Dave at the CD release. This self-produced

album features several original compositions

that showcase Dave’s smooth vocals and soulful

saxophone in a variety of settings, from trio

to 11-piece. Amos Garrett’s stellar guitar work

appears on three of the tracks. “Famous” Amos

needs little introduction to Edmonton audiences,

being one of Canada’s most highly respected

guitarists, in any musical style.

Read more at www.yardbirdsuite.com

12 March/April 2010

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From Edmonton/High River/Calgary

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $18, GUESTS $22

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Dave Babcock - saxophone, vocals

Amos Garrett - guitar, vocals

Sebastian Knox - saxophone

Bob Tildesley - trumpet

Audrey Ochoa - trombone

Doug Organ - piano, organ

Rubim deToledo - acoustic bass

Jamie Cooper – drums

Artist website:

www.davebabcock.com

www.melmusic.com/amos_garrett/


Canadian Jazz Series

Rodrigues/Gale Quartet

This evening features former Edmontonian Vanessa

Rodrigues on organ and piano, in the company

of Toronto’s Chris Gale on saxophone. Another

former Edmontonian, Mike Rud, is featured on

guitar along with Davide DiRenzo on drums.

Vanessa graduated from McGill University

with a degree in jazz performance (piano) in

June of 2000. She has attended the reputable

International Jazz Workshop at the Banff Centre

for the Arts, and returned to the Centre in 2003,

this time on Hammond B-3 organ, where she

had occasion to perform with world-class faculty

members Mike Murley, John Abercrombie, and

Dave Douglas. She is the first and only organist

to attend the program to date.

In February of 2002, Vanessa took a special

trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she

spent one month as a live-in student, crashing

on world-renowned jazz organist Dr. Lonnie

Smith’s couch! Later that year, she went on to

perform at the Montreal International Jazz

Festival with her own original soul-jazz organ

trio, and hosted a popular organ jam session

for the duration of the festival. She has since

gone on to host organ jam sessions all over

Eastern Canada and counts organ great Joey

DeFrancesco, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and

late Canadian musical icons Doug Riley and Jeff

Healey among her distinguished guests.

Vanessa has released three albums as a leader:

Soul Project (2005), Soul Food for Thought (2009),

and Gale/Rodrigues Group Live at the Rex (2007),

a collaborative effort with Gale.

Read more at www.yardbirdsuite.com

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Rodrigues/Gale Quartet

From Montreal/Toronto

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS - 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Chris Gale - saxophone

Vanessa Rodrigues - Hammond organ

Mike Rud - guitar

Davide DiRenzo – drums

Artist website:

www.vanessarodrigues.com

www.chrisgalesax.com

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CD Release Event

Tyler Hornby Quintet

CD Release Event for “A Road to Remember”

Catch the jazz drum beat! Calgary drummer

Tyler Hornby hits the Yardbird with a solid lineup,

presenting a great selection of originals and

standards. Tyler is emerging as one of the most

versatile and contemporary drummers in Canada.

His playing exemplifies a melodic sense combined

with taste, control, and rhythmic finesse.

In 2009, Tyler was nominated for the Galaxie

Rising Star Award of Radio Canada, and a

General Motors Grand Jazz Award at the Festival

International de Jazz de Montreal. His debut

jazz album entitled Shadows of a Brighter Day

received rave reviews, and was selected for a

national jazz compilation called Dig Your Roots.

The album showcases Tyler’s compositions

which contain post-bop, contemporary and

odd meter influences with unique harmonic

and melodic twists.

In 2010, Tyler will be releasing two new

albums: A Road to Remember and Able to Fly

on Chronograph Records. He has previously

appeared on over 30 recordings.

In addition to playing with his own groups, Tyler

has performed with such artists as; Bob Mintzer,

Ingrid Jensen, Frank Mantooth, Alain Caron,

Randy Brecker, Hugh Fraser, Tommy Banks,

Shelly Berg, Ralph Bowen, Maciek Grzywacz,

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and the electric jazz

group Terrain where he serves as the drummer

and co-leader.

in Calgary each summer. After completing

his B.Mus In Jazz Studies from the University

of Calgary, Tyler obtained his Masters Degree

in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy (2006) at the

University of Colorado (Boulder) where he

studied composition with Grammy Award

winning pianist Chip Stephens.

when...

Tyler Hornby Quintet

From Calgary/Edmonton

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS - 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Tyler Hornby - drums

Simon Fisk - bass

Chris Andrew - piano

Jim Head - guitar

Bob Tildesley – trumpet

Artist website:

www.tylerhornby.com

While maintaining a busy performing schedule

Tyler also teaches for the Mount Royal College

Jazz Diploma Program, and is the director of

the Drumset Educational Camp which is held

14 March/April 2010


jammin’

tuesday night

sessions

TICKETS AT THE DOOR - MEMBERS & GUESTS $5

DOORS 7:30 PM - SHOW 8 PM

March 2

Marty Majorowicz

Marty Majorowicz - trombone,

Paul Richey - piano,

Dan Churchill - bass,

Bill George - drums

March 9

The Fusionauts

Paul Richey - keyboards,

Peter Belec - guitar,

Dan Churchill - bass,

Thom Bennett - drums

March 16

The Sound Quintessential

Remi Noel - trombone,

Don Coolen - trumpet,

Chris Finlay - guitar,

Keith Rempel - bass,

Kurtis Schultz - drums

March 23

Sandro Dominelli Trio

Sandro Dominelli - drums, Jim

Head - guitar

March 30

Aaron Leaney 3

Aaron Leaney - saxophones,

Thom Golub - bass,

Chris Dadge - drums

April 6

Craig Magill

70th Birthday Jam

Dave Babcock - saxophones,

Bob Tildesley - trumpet,

Jim Head - guitar,

Mike Lent - bass,

Sandro Dominelli - drums

April 13

Brett Miles Quartet

Brett Miles - saxophone,

Thom Golub - bass,

Jamie Philp -guitar,

Dwayne Hrynkiw - drums

April 20

Rob Thompson Quintet

Rob Thompson - piano,

Don Berner - saxophone,

Audrey Ochoa - trombone,

Marc Beaudin - bass,

Sandro Dominelli - drums

April 27

Bob Kitt Trio with special

guest Bob Tildesley

Bob Kitt - piano,

Lindsay Woolgar - bass,

Mike Gillespie - drums,

Bob Tildesley - trumpet

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Friday & Saturday Shows: Doors at 8 PM • Show 9 PM unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday Night Sessions: Doors at 7:30 PM • Show at 8 PM

March 5

Dino Dominelli Sextet

‘Faith In You’ CD Release Event

Members $12, Guests $16

March 6

Gerry Hébert Quartet

Members $14, Guests $18

March 12-13

Mike Rud Quartet

Members $16, Guests $20

March 19

Darren Sigesmund Sextet

Members $16, Guests $20

March 20

Flora Ware

Members $14, Guests $18

March 26-27

Lew Tabackin Trio

Members $22, Guests $26

April 2-3

Carlos Del Junco And The

Blues Mongrels

Members $26, Guests $30

April 9-10

Brian Hughes Quintet

Members $24, Guests $28

April 16

Melody Diachun Quartet

Members $14, Guests $18

April 17

Dave Babcock And The Jump

Orchestra CD Release Event,

With Special Guest

Amos Garrett

Members $18, Guests $22

April 23

Rodrigues/Gale Quartet

Members $14, Guests $18

April 24

Tyler Hornby Quintet

CD Release Event For “A Road

To Remember”

Members $14, Guests $18

EDMONTON JAZZ SOCIETY

11 TOMMY BANKS WAY

(Corner of 102 St & 86 Ave)

EDMONTON AB T6E 2M2

PM40047729

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