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May/June 2010

MEM3

Hellbent

Andrew Glover Sextet

John Stetch Trio

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Indigenous Aliens and

Mo Lefever Trio

Elizabeth Shepherd

Tunnel Six

Don Berner Sextet

Eddie Vaan Shaw Jr

with the Graham Guest Band

Box Cutter

Joey DeFrancesco


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International Jazz Series

MEM3

A MEMorable evening lies in store for jazz fans

on this night! MEM3 brings a worldly outlook to

Edmonton, along with recent kudos as one of

the best piano trios on the jazz scene today.

Based in New York City, the members of this

trio are Michael Cabe on piano from Seattle,

Washington, Mark Lau on bass from Sydney,

Australia and Ernesto Cervini on drums from

Toronto, Canada. Ernesto last played the

Yardbird Suite in a quartet setting in November

2009, as part of the third annual Yardbird Jazz

Festival.

According to the band’s website, MEM3

represents “the culmination of four years of

close musical and personal friendship between

these three musicians.”

This night will feature works from their debut

album Pennsylvania Grey, which includes

original compositions from all three musicians.

The group’s sound is partly influenced by the

trio sounds of the great Oscar Peterson, Peter

Erskine and the Esbjörn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.).

All three players have successful careers in their

own right, performing at jazz festivals such as

the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, the Pori Jazz

Festival in Finland and others in Canada, the

United States, Australia and Hong Kong. They

have also performed in many of the great jazz

venues in the world as well as many of the best

in New York City, including Birdland, Dizzy’s

Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The 55 Bar and The

Jazz Standard.

Pennsylvania Grey contains nine intriguing

original compositions, along with a swinging

rendition of the traditional “Abide With Me”...

Dynamic chemistry...An expansive palette of

sounds, from modal to melancholy...Cervini’s

nimble cymbal and brushwork...these musicians

are clearly inspired and willing to investigate all

aspects of the piano jazz spectrum.

- Graham Flanagan, All About Jazz

when...

MEM3

From Toronto/Seattle/Sydney, Australia

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Ernesto Cervini - drums

Michael Cabe - piano

Mark Lau - bass

Artist website:

www.ernestocervini.com/mem3.html

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International Jazz Series

Hellbent

With the arrival of May, it’s time to celebrate the

all-too-short summer months in Edmonton. On

this night, Hellbent will lead the way, with some

scorching “hellbent” jazz!

Hellbent features New York-based saxophonist/

composer Michael Blake, a man with an

impressive discography and a very active player

on the New York scene for more than twenty

years. His jazz roots, though, are in Canada; he

was born in Montreal, raised in Vancouver and

studied jazz at the Banff Centre.

On this night, Michael will step into the Yardbird

leading a great group of fiery musicians: fellow

Lounge Lizards alumni and drummer Calvin

Weston, the tuba virtuoso Marcus Rojas and the

innovative Charlie Burnham on violin.

The band’s influences include The Lounge

Lizards, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sex Mob and

Yusef Lateef. Here are some further musical

insights from Hellbent’s official bio:

Hellbent began performing in New York City

(NYC) in 2006. They debuted at Brooklyn’s

Barbes as a trio, with Calvin Weston on drums

and Marcus Rojas on tuba. This unusual

instrumentation was expanded on with the

addition of Charlie Burnham on violin. Weston

and Burnham are among the most respected

musicians in their field of “free funk” jazz. Rojas

is considered by many to be the greatest

improviser on the tuba today.

Blake sees the combination of brass and fiddle

as an opportunity to compose his brand of

lyrical yet percussive-driven music. The blues,

intensely fast tempos and free “blowing” all play

a big part in the construction of their repertoire,

but the music is accessible to young and old

alike.

when...

Hellbent

From New York

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $20, GUESTS $24

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Michael Blake - saxophone

Charlie Burnham - violin

Marcus Rojas - tuba

Calvin Weston – drums

Artist website:

www.michaelblake.net

www.myspace.com/hellbentmb

4 May/June 2010


The Best of Edmonton

Andrew Glover Sextet

Original Composition Night

Join one of Edmonton’s finest pianists, Andrew

Glover, in the company of some of Edmonton’s

best jazz players for an evening which features

some of Andrew’s highly original compositions.

Andrew’s compositions and arrangements

have been performed or recorded by John

Abercrombie, Anna Beaumont, Caroline Mae

Johnson, Jacek Kochan, Pat LaBarbera, Theresa

Lightfoot, George McFetridge, Don Thompson,

Jean-Pierre Zanella, and Alfie Zappacosta.

Six of the eleven compositions on Jack Semple’s

Grey and Yellow CD were written by Andrew, as

well as four songs for Dianne Donovan’s release

Yes or No. He was also a principal writer for the

Edmonton band Pazzport.

Andrew has recorded several of his own albums,

including the well-received Smooth (2007) and

Forward Motion (2005). In 2004, Andrew won the

Jazz City Commission project to compose one

hour of jazz music commemorating 25 years of

jazz festivals in Edmonton. In 2003, he toured

with Canadian jazz guitarist Jake Langley.

Andrew graduated from Grant MacEwan

Community College (now MacEwan University),

and studied solo piano with Adrian Chornowol

and Charlie Austin. Andrew has also worked

with Mike Rud, Kennedy Jensen, the Edmonton

Symphony Orchestra, Scott Hamilton and

Sheena Easton, among others. For over ten

years he toured extensively with the Big Miller

Band.

when...

Andrew Glover Sextet

Original Composition Night

From Edmonton

FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Andrew Glover - piano, keyboards

Bob Tildesley - trumpet

Kent Sangster - saxophone

Greg Smith - guitar

John Taylor - bass

Sandro Dominelli – drums

Artist website:

www.andrewglover.ca

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Cross-Border Jazz

John Stetch Trio

A piano master and an innovator, John Stetch

is one of “Edmonton’s own” jazz greats. Among

many great performances he has given in

Edmonton, many will remember his wonderful

solo performance at the Yardbird during the

Juno Awards festivities in 2004. John has

released 10 CDs of mostly original compositons,

and has earned five Juno nominations.

He has won accolades at all stages of his career.

Here’s just one example:

“Canadian John Stetch is one of the most brilliant

and underrated jazz pianists working today. In

a perfect world he would be more famous than

Wynton Marsalis.” - Alain Druot, Clavier

Stetch has been living in New York for many

years and has performed around the world at

some of the most prestigious jazz venues. John’s

connections to Edmonton and the Yardbird are

strong. He started his jazz journey by exploring

his father’s inspiring jazz records and books. At

age 19, John enrolled at Grant MacEwan College

(now MacEwan University) to study piano with

Charlie Austin and Wayne Feschuk. He later

graduated from McGill University and started

touring and recording across Canada. Since

moving to New York, he has worked with Rufus

Reid, Charlie Haden, Seamus Blake, Mark Turner,

Jeff Ballard, Jorge Rossy, Victor Lewis, Billy Hart

and many others.

Stetch’s latest recording TV Trio explores a more

recent chapter of the Great American Songbook;

television themes of the 70s and 80s. The album

stayed in the Top 20 for almost two months on

the U.S.A. JazzWeek radio chart.

He will be joined for this concert by bassist,

composer, author and educator Mike Downes

and drummer Joel Haynes, two of Toronto’s

finest musicians

On this visit to the Yardbird, John’s trio will be

sure to draw a full house. Arrive early and get

ready for a great night of masterful piano and

musicality!

when...

John Stetch Trio

From New York/Toronto

SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $18, GUESTS $22

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

John Stetch - piano

Mike Downes - bass

Joel Haynes – drums

Artist website:

www.johnstetch.com

www.mikedownes.com

6 May/June 2010


International Jazz Series

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Do you love the sound of the Hammond B-3

organ? Long-time fans of the B-3 sound and

“newbies” to the sound will hear a great night

of Hammond organ from one of the true B-3

masters, Joey DeFrancesco.

Landham has been featured with Shirley Scott,

Lee Ritenour and Houston Person.

Read more at www.yardbirdsuite.com

Joey is a well-recognized as an important force

in the revival of the Hammond B-3 organ as a

jazz instrument. According to Steve Huey of

allmusic.com, his music “runs the gamut from

soul-jazz and bluesy grooves à la Jimmy Smith

to hard bop to the more advanced modal style

of Coltrane disciple Larry Young.”

Considered by many to be the greatest jazz

organist on the planet, DeFrancesco has

topped the organist category in both the

Downbeat Critics’ and Readers’ Polls for many

years.

Following in the footsteps of his father, Papa

John DeFrancesco, Joey’s career started in his

teenage years as a finalist in the Thelonious

Monk International Jazz Piano Competition

followed by touring with Miles Davis’ band

after his high-school graduation in 1988. He

also spent some time working with guitarist

John McLaughlin in the 1990s.

when...

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

From Phoenix/New York/Philadelphia

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 14-15, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $28, GUESTS $32

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Joey DeFrancesco - Hammond organ

Paul Bollenback - guitar

Byron Landham – drums

Artist website:

www.joeydefrancesco.com

www.paulbollenback.com

He has recorded steadily since 1989 on a

variety of labels as a leader including a couple

of CDs with the late Jimmy Smith as well as

tributes to other great organists like Don

Patterson. His most recent disc is a tribute to

the music of Horace Silver.

For this special weekend gig at the Yardbird

Suite, Joey is bringing his long-time colleagues,

guitarist Paul Bollenback and drummer Byron

Landham. Bollenback is also known for his

work with Gary Bartz and Steve Gadd while

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The Best of Edmonton

Indigenous Aliens and

Mo Lefever Trio

This night brings two groups together for what

is sure to be an innovative and colourful evening.

The featured act will be trumpeter Bob Tildesley

and his Indigenous Aliens.

This top-notch ensemble includes several of

Edmonton’s leaders in the jazz community.

Following Bob’s creative lead, this group takes an

improvisational approach to an eclectic range

of mostly original compositions, creating bold

and rich soundscapes that blend organic and

electronic music. You can expect surprises, and

a consistent high-quality performance from this

“extraterrestrial” grouping.

An expressive soloist, particularly skilled with

mutes, Bob has been in regular demand as a

studio player over the years and has appeared on

dozens of top-drawer albums by such Alberta jazz

greats as Kent Sangster, Brian Buchanan, Rubim

de Toledo, Dave Babcock, Chris Andrew, Andrew

Glover and Mo Lefever, to name a few.

Ask any serious jazz musician on the scene, and

they will confirm Bob is as adept at playing bebop

as he is at handling blues and swing; plus, he’s

equally at home in post-bop, post-modern and

“free” situations.

Bob first came to national prominence through his

work in the late 1970s with pianists Tommy Banks

and Bill Emes, and saxophonists Bill Jamieson and

P.J. Perry. Bob played in R&B bands while growing

up in Calgary, then moved to Edmonton at age

20, where he soon emerged as the city’s leading

jazz trumpeter. He’s been a mainstay and first

calltrumpeter ever since, building up a resume and

body of work that places him in the upper echelon

of Canadian jazz trumpeters.

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Mo Lefever is an Edmonton-based guitarist with

a strong following among her musical peers and

audiences. She is recognized for her versatility

and a sound that can only be partly classified as

an “eclectic jazz/funk/groove blend,” which can be

heard on her CD Unposed.

Mo Lefever was originally inspired to explore the

jazz genre when the venerable Tommy Banks paid

a visit to her high school in Medicine Hat. Once

pointed in jazz directions, there was no turning

back. Mo’s early influences ranged from Jimi

Hendrix to Chet Atkins.

After high school, Mo continued her musical

training at MacEwan College (now MacEwan

University). She lists the following artists as

inspirations: Joe Zawinul, Weather Report, Roland

Kirk, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Pat Metheny, Stevie

Wonder, Prince, David Fiuczynski, the Screaming

Headless Torsos (yes, this is really a band), and the

always evolving Medeski, Martin and Wood.

After leaving MacEwan, Mo reports that her initial

fame and glory came in the form of the disco

cover band Godiva. It was during this time that Mo

acquired her most valued possession: the Digitech

Space Station. They have rarely been separated

since.

Mo has toured in rock bands, disco bands and

played with a variety of jazz heavies as they pass

through Edmonton. She is currently a part of

several progressive jazz projects including Don

Bradshaw’s Big Idea, Hecubus and of course the

(cleverly titled) Mo Lefever trio/quartet/quintet/

or group, as the case may be. She is also a longstanding

member of Brett Miles’ Magilla Funk

Conduit and Bob Tildesley’s Indigenous Aliens.

when...

Indigenous Aliens

and Mo Lefever Trio

From Edmonton

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 21-22 , 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $16, GUESTS $20

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Indigenous Aliens

Bob Tildesley - trumpet

Greg Smith - guitar

Mo Lefever - guitar

Cliff Minchau - bass

Brett Miles - saxophone

Bill Jamieson - saxophone

Bryan Sim - piano

Dwayne Hrynkiw - drums, percussion

Mo Lefever Trio

Mo Lefever - guitar

Shantel Koenig - bass

Thom Bennett – drums

Artist website:

www.molefever.ca

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Canadian Vocalists

Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd is a fresh, distinctive, jazz

voice and one of Canada’s most promising jazz

talents, and she has the widespread critical

acclaim to prove it. Shepherd’s debut Start to

Move (2006) and the follow-up Parkdale (2008)

were both nominated for JUNOs and were

described as “pushing the boundaries of jazz.”

Elizabeth brings her trio to the Yardbird as part

of an extensive tour, with several Canadian

stops. Expect this show to feature past works

and fresh music from her well-received third

album Heavy Falls the Night.

Elizabeth’s rhythmically intricate, grooveoriented

tunes, sincere lyrics and distinct, soulful

voice have earned her fans from across Canada,

and as far as New York, London and Tokyo.

Elizabeth’s bio states: “… she pushes the

boundaries of what is considered conventional

jazz, all the while creating a sound completely

her own. As far as being a ‘jazz performer,’

Elizabeth does not count herself as one to be

defined by a particular genre; her music comes

straight from the soul, and is more than just

what she does, but what she loves.”

Elizabeth completed a degree in music from

McGill University before moving to Toronto

and experiencing success on Toronto’s soul jazz

scene with her trio. Their local success led to the

recording of Start to Move, and a subsequent

performance on BBC Radio 1, sold out shows at

London’s Jazz Café, and a week-long stint at the

prestigious Cotton Club in Tokyo. Start To Move

continues to receive critical acclaim, and was

voted one of the Top 3 Jazz Albums of the Year

by the listeners of the Gilles Peterson show on

BBC Radio 1 UK in 2006.

when...

Elizabeth Shepherd

From Toronto

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS 7:30 PM - SHOW 8 PM

Elizabeth Shepherd - vocals, Fender Rhodes,

keyboards

Scott Kemp - bass

Collin Kingsmore – drums

Artist website:

www.elizabethshepherd.com

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International Jazz Series

Tunnel Six

Tunnel Six is a sextet comprised of some of the

most notable up-and-coming jazz musicians

from the U.S. Pacific Northwest and from

Eastern Canada.

The group was formed when its members were

attending the International Workshop in Jazz

and Creative Music at the Banff Centre for the

Arts. As noted on the band’s website, the group

says there was a “strong musical chemistry”

which was immediately evident from the first

notes they played together.

Tunnel Six plays original compositions by all the

band members and hope to connect to their

audiences “through the strong and intuitive

storytelling elements of their improvisations.”

They are currently on an extensive tour of

Canada, the mid-west U.S., and the Pacific

Northwest, which will culminate in the

recording of their debut full-length album in

Portland, Oregon.

when...

Tunnel Six

From Portland/Seattle/Halifax/Toronto/New York

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $18, GUESTS $22

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Chad McCullough - trumpet

Ben Dietschi - saxophones

Brian Seligman - guitar

Andrew Oliver - piano

Ronald Hynes - bass

Tyson Stubelek – drums

Artist website:

www.tunnelsix.com

For brief bios of each of the group’s members,

please check out www.yardbirdsuite.com or

their website.

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The Best of Edmonton

Don Berner

Sextet

Get ready for a night of high energy, heavy

swing, and intricate compositions, featuring the

all-star talents of saxophonist and composer

Don Berner, working with a top-notch sextet

that includes some of Alberta’s finest jazz

players.

Drawing from the inspirational works of artists

such as Dave Holland, Art Blakey and the

Marsalis Brothers, this is a band that carries on

with great musical traditions while also offering

up engaging and original material composed

right here in Edmonton!

Don has numerous recording credits over his

career, including his debut CD Sextet and his

recent, critically-acclaimed Fortress of Solitude.

He is currently focused on his sextet which

recently completed a live recording, due out in

the fall of 2010.

Don has performed at a large number of jazz

clubs and festivals in Canada and the U.S.,

including Edmonton’s Yardbird Suite, Calgary’s

“Beatniq,” Saskatoon’s “The Bassment” and

Vancouver’s “The Cellar.” Don has appeared on

stage with many jazz luminaries, including P.J.

Perry, Bobby Shew, Hugh Fraser, Slide Hampton,

Bob Stroup, Chu Cho Valdez, Lew Tabackin,

Guido Basso, Tommy Banks, and Hilario Duran.

Don was the director of the Jazzworks small

group creative workshops for a number of

years and regularly leads his own ensembles,

from big band to small ensemble. Don had

a two-year stint as the regular host on the

long-runningTime for Jazz program, heard

Saturday afternoons on Alberta’s CKUA Radio

Network. Don maintains a busy performing,

lecturing and teaching schedule. He also writes

about the Edmonton Jazz scene in his column,

“Jazz Standards,” which recently debuted in

Edmonton’s SEE magazine.

when...

Don Berner Sextet

From Edmonton

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS - 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Don Berner - saxophone

Doug Berner - trumpet

Audrey Ochoa - trombone

Rob Thompson - piano

Marc Beaudin -bass

Sandro Dominelli – drums

Artist website:

www.donberner.com

12 May/June 2010


Yardbird Suite Blues

Eddie Vaan Shaw Jr

with the Graham Guest Band

Gear up for some real, earthy blues on this special

blues night at the Yardbird!

Eddie Vaan Shaw is a brilliant guitarist who has been

performing since age 11. He grew up in Chicago

in the blues community and was influenced by

Howlin’ Wolf, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Jimmy Reed

and Hound Dog Taylor, to name only a few.

Eddie’s guitar style is clean, and lightning fast.

With an unparalleled command of his instrument,

Eddie’s live performances are in the blues tradition,

with some great slide guitar, intense solos and

rock solid blues rhythms. He has been recognized

by Guitar Player and Downbeat magazines for his

excellence.

Eddie performs regularly in Chicago blues clubs

and frequently appears at the Chicago Blues

Festival, and other major U.S., Canadian and

overseas festivals. His recordings include Morning

Rain (Wolf, 1998), and Trail of Tears (Wolf, 2004),

and Asswhoopin’ (Self, 2001). He also appears

on Jane Austen Sings the Blues (Folkways, 2009),

a tribute to the late Bruce Stovel, who booked

blues shows at the Yardbird Suite for many years.

Eddie can also be heard on various Chicago

recording sessions, including Naked (North

Atlantic Blues, 2009), an acoustic duo album with

his father, saxophonist Eddie Shaw.

Eddie Vaan Shaw will be backed up by the Graham

Guest Band, Edmonton’s most popular blues band.

Graham Guest will be on piano, Chris Brzezicki

on bass, Dave Babcock on saxophone and Grant

Stovel on drums, all well known to Edmonton

audiences.

“Eddie Vaan is one of our most

outrageously exploratory blues guitarists,

he spits fire all over the fretboard.”

- Chicago Reader

when...

Eddie Vaan Shaw Jr

with the Graham Guest Band

From Chicago/Edmonton

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 4-5, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $18, GUESTS $22

DOORS - 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Eddie Vaan Shaw Jr. - guitar, vocals

Graham Guest - piano

Dave Babcock - saxophone

Chris Brzezicki - bass

Grant Stovel – drums

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Canadian Jazz Series

Box Cutter

Ready for a jazz adventure? Gordon Grdina’s Box

Cutter will lead the way, cutting through stylistic

boundaries. Gordon Grdina is a respected

Vancouver-based guitarist and the brainchild

behind Box Cutter.

With this fascinating group of musicians,

the players weave in and out of free-form

improvisations, grooves, and lyrical melodic

statements. This is a band that loves to improvise.

You can expect to hear: “…textural soundscapes

that wash into polyrhythmic grooves, soulful

ballads that climax into washes of sound, spacious

vignettes that teeter on the edge of tonality, and

songs filled with unexpected harmonic twists

and turns.”

Fans of straight ahead jazz will find lots of

structure, logic and direction in Box Cutter’s music.

Avant garde lovers will find enough ingenuity

and surprise in the group’s free improvisations;

even fans of experimental rock music will find

enough groove and variety to stay tuned.

Guitarist Gordon Grdina has performed at the

Yardbird Suite a couple of times to great acclaim

with his trio which also features drummer Kenton

Loewen. Loewen and bassist Karlis Silins are both

well-established members of the Vancouver

musical community.

One of the most highly-regarded clarinetists in

jazz, Francois Houle’s playing reflects his ongoing

interest in jazz experimentalism, contemporary

classical vocabularies and instrumental extended

techniques. He has worked with Marilyn Crispell,

Evan Parker, Georg Graewe, Dave Douglas, Myra

Melford, Mark Dresser, Joelle Leandre and Tony

Wilson. His recordings have received enthusiastic

reviews from the international press and have

been nominated for Juno Awards and Pacific

Music Industry Awards.

when...

Box Cutter

From Vancouver

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

TICKETS - MEMBERS $16, GUESTS $20

DOORS - 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Francois Houle - clarinet

Gordon Grdina - guitar

Karlis Silins - bass

Kenton Loewen – drum

Artist website:

www.gordongrdina.com

14 May/June 2010


jammin’

tuesday night

sessions

TICKETS AT THE DOOR - MEMBERS & GUESTS $5

DOORS 7:30 PM - SHOW 8 PM

May 4

NuSteps Trio

Stuart Crosley - guitar

John Taylor - bass

Mike Gillespie - drums

May 11

Furious Works Quartet

Bill George - drums

May 18

Althea Cunningham Quartet

Althea Cunningham - vocals

Kevin Marsh - guitar

Bill George - drums

June 1

Doug Berner Quartet

Doug Berner - bass

Don Berner - clarinet and saxophones

Marc Beaudin - guitar

Luis “el pana” Tovar - percussion

June 8

Dave Morgan Quintet

Dave Morgan - trumpet

Craig Brenan - trombone

Paul Richey - keyboards

Dan Churchill - bass

Jamie Cooper - drums

May 25

Brad Shigeta Quintet

Brad Shigeta - trombone

Dave Babcock - tenor sax

Jim Head - guitar

Doug Organ - organ

Sandro Dominelli - drums

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

April 30

MEM3

Members $14, Guests $18

May 1

Hellbent

Members $20, Guests $24

May 7

Andrew Glover Sextet

Original Composition Night

Members $14, Guests $18

May 8

John Stetch Trio

Members $18, Guests $22

May 14-15

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Members $28, Guests $32

May 21-22

Indigenous Aliens

Mo Lefever Trio

Members $16, Guests $20

May 27

Elizabeth Shepherd

Members $14, Guests $18

*Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8 PM

May 28

Tunnel Six

Members $18, Guests $22

May 29

Don Berner Sextet

Members $14, Guests $18

June 4-5

Eddie Vaan Shaw Jr

with the Graham Guest Band

Members $18, Guests $22

June 11

Box Cutter

Members $16, Guests $20

EDMONTON JAZZ SOCIETY

11 TOMMY BANKS WAY

(Corner of 102 St & 86 Ave)

EDMONTON AB T6E 2M2

PM40047729

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