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Our 36th Year - Issue 1 January/February 2008

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• Atomic

• Hutchinson Andrew Trio

• Ralf Buschmeyer Quartet

• Darren Sigesmund Quintet

• Dino Dominelli Quartet

• Fieldtrip with guest Jim Head

• Modo Trio

with guest Wayne Horvitz

• Ralph Bowen

with the Chris Andrew Trio

• Brett Miles Quartet

• Andrew Glover Quartet

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YARDBIRDSUITE • EVENTS • YARDBIRDSUITE

Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm unless otherwise stated

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FRIDAY • JAN 25

Atomic

From Norway/Sweden

SATURDAY • JAN 26

Hutchinson

Andrew

Trio

From Calgary/Edmonton

MEMBERS $16 • GUESTS $20

Magnus Broo - trumpet

Fredrik Ljungkvist - saxophone

Havard Wilk - piano

www.atomicjazz.com

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten - bass

Paal Nilssen-Love - drums

MEMBERS $12 • GUESTS $16

Chris Andrew - piano

Kodi Hutchinson - bass

Sandro Dominelli - drums

www.chrisandrew.ca • www.sandrodominelli.com

FRIDAY • FEB 1

Ralf

Buschmeyer

Quartet

From Calgary/Edmonton

SATURDAY • FEB 2

Darren

Sigesmund

Quintet

From Toronto

MEMBERS $12 • GUESTS $16

Ralf Buschmeyer - guitar

Chris Andrew - piano,

keyboards

www.ralfmusic.com

Richard Erickson - bass

Rob Vulic - drums

MEMBERS $14 • GUESTS $18

Darren Sigesmund - trombone

Quinsin Nachoff - saxophone

Reg Schwager - guitar

Jim Vivian - bass

Anthony Michelli - drums

www.darrensigesmund.com

FRIDAY • FEB 8

Dino

Dominelli

Quartet

From Edmonton

SATURDAY • FEB 9

Fieldtrip

with guest

Jim Head

From Montreal/Edmonton

MEMBERS $10 • GUESTS $14

MEMBERS $12 • GUESTS $16

Dino Dominelli - saxophone

Wayne Feschuk - piano

Rubim de Toledo - bass

www.dinodominelli.com

Sandro Dominelli - drums

Colin Power - alto saxophone

Patrick Reid - bass

Mark Nelson - drums

Jim Head - guitar


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YARDBIRDSUITE • EVENTS • YARDBIRDSUITE

Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm unless otherwise stated

THURSDAY • FEB 21

Modo Trio

with guest

Wayne Horvitz

From Edmonton/Seattle

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Show: 8pm

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Wayne Horvitz - piano,

keyboards

Craig Brenan - trombone

Jeff Johnson - bass

Bill George - drums

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY • FEB 22 & 23

Ralph Bowen with the

Chris Andrew Trio

From New York/Winnipeg/Edmonton

MEMBERS $18 • GUESTS $22

Ralph Bowen - saxophone

Chris Andrew - piano

Steve Kirby - bass

Sandro Dominelli - drums

www.ralphbowen.com • www.chrisandrew.ca

FRIDAY • FEB 29

Brett Miles

Quartet

From Edmonton

SATURDAY • MARCH 1

Andrew

Glover

Quartet

From Edmonton

MEMBERS $10 • GUESTS $14

MEMBERS $10 • GUESTS $14

Brett Miles - saxophone

James Carson - piano

Thom Golub - bass

Dwayne Hrynkiw drums

Andrew Glover - piano, guitar

Wes Yaciuk - guitar

John Taylor - bass

tba - drums

www.andrewglover.ca


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Atomic

Atomic received their second Norwegian

“Grammy” (Spellemannprisen) for Best

Jazz Album for their 2006 CD Happy

New Ears! (Jazzland, 2006) which was a

follow-up to 2005’s release of the triple-

CD live set The Bikini Tapes (Jazzland,

2005).

Recorded at Bugge’s Room Studios in

Oslo, Norway, Happy New Ears! features

material written by Ljungkvist and Wiik,

with Broo contributing the stellar piece

“St. Lureplass”. The very essence of

what makes Atomic’s unique style and

sound wholly recognizable can be found

in the obsessive chewing tobacco tribute

of “Two Boxes Left” or in the hauntingly

beautiful “Closing Stages”. A listening to

Happy New Ears! reveals why the band

garnered its second Best Jazz Album

award after only four album releases!

Even though initially thought of as a

sort of rebellion to the quaintness of

the “Scandinavian Sound” which had

become exemplified by Norwegian

artists on labels such as ECM, Atomic

found themselves developing a unique

sound on their own. After their first two

studio albums Feet Music (Jazzland,

2002) and Boom Boom (Jazzland,

2003), both their growing audience

and music reviewers alike began to

perceive them as an original flavor with

an entirely individual energy that few

Scandinavian jazz groups could match.

An explosive blend of American free-jazz

with European characteristics is how

some reviewers have described them. Or

better yet, “part academic lecture, part

a fun night out on the town”, is how the

band describes themselves, and is what

makes their sound truly Atomic.

“Debut of the year!” wrote John

Fordham in The Guardian (UK), describing

Atomic as “One of the most exhilarating

new groups on the European circuit!”

Formed in the spring of 1999, these five

young musicians from the adventurous

jazz underground of Sweden and Norway

quickly forged a strong group identity

without sacrificing their individual

freedom of expression. Taking their

first album title Feet Music from a

composition by Ornette Coleman, Haker

Flaten says, “The music is groovy. In a

way, it needs people, and it’s searching

for human contact -- it’s not introverted

music. We see our music as being for

extroverted people and hopefully they

see it that way, too”.

Atomic’s second album release Boom

Boom resulted in their first Norwegian

“Grammy” award for Best Jazz Album of

2003.

While they make no secret of their

admiration for leading American jazz

musicians such as Archie Shepp, Charles

Mingus, George Russell and Keith Jarrett,

the music of Atomic is also mixed with

an equal love of European free jazz from

the 1960s. They regard the American and

European jazz traditions as an inspiration

rather than a restriction, as a springboard

to set their own direction and position

within jazz music.

This also shows through their

collaboration with the Chicagoans, Ken

Vandermark and Jeb Bishop, in the band

“Atomic School Days” which released

their first album “nuclear assembly

hall” in 2003. A live recording from the

acclaimed Chicago club “Green Mill”

with the same lineup is expected to be

released in 2008.

No strangers to the touring circuit,

Atomic were on the road almost as

soon as they were formed, shaping and

refining their sound. They have already

toured Europe, Scandinavia, North

America and Japan several times.

With Happy New Ears!, Atomic

successfully returns yet again with a

resounding successful album, and further


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sets the path for future conquests for

those who like their jazz with both

content and a sense of exhilaration.

Ralph Bowen with the

Chris Andrew Trio

Saxophonist Ralph Bowen has made

his mark on the New York jazz scene

for over two decades while bringing

his “casual perfectionism” to clubs,

concert halls, and festivals worldwide.

He has performed with dozens of the

finest jazz musicians and singers on the

scene Johnny Griffin, Renee Rosnes,

Paquito d’Rivera, Michael Brecker,

Freddie Hubbard, Rob McConnell,

Maria Schneider, Chucho Valdes and

Tony Williams. His discography of over

50 titles includes collaborations with

Orrin Evans, Michel Camilo, and Horace

Silver. As an Associate Professor of Jazz

Studies at Rutgers University, composer/

arranger, and performer, Bowen’s impact

on audiences continues to expand.

Many Yardbird Suite patrons will

remember his 1994 visit with the Free

Trade group which toured in support of

their Juno award winning recording of

the same name.

Making his first appearance in Edmonton

will be bassist Steve Kirby. His career

of over 25 years includes performances

with many jazz greats including two

years with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine,

four years with the Cyrus Chestnut

Trio. Steve has also toured, recorded or

performed with Wynton Marsalis and the

Lincoln Jazz Center Orchestra, Abbey

Lincoln, Regina Carter, Jacky Terrason

and James Carter. Since 2003, he has

been the Director of Jazz Studies at the

University of Manitoba. Kirby has been

instrumental in rejuvenating the jazz

scene in Winnipeg.

Ralph Bowen plays Selmer Paris

saxophones exclusively.

Ralph Bowen plays Vandoren

mouthpieces, reeds and ligatures

exclusively.

“I could take that band [the Rutgers

University Jazz Ensemble, Ralph Bowen-

Director] on the road with me starting

tomorrow.”

Ray Charles, War Memorial Hall,

Trenton, December, 2000

“Bowen is an impressive (and

impressively underrated) player with

lyrical as well as technical skills. (He)

extemporizes with harmonic savvy and

rhythmic surefootedness one would

expect of a good post-Coltrane, post-

Brecker tenor - but unlike many of his

peers, he’s rarely trite. So to call him

a post-anything is actually doing him a

disservice.”

Nate Chinen, Jazz Times Magazine,

January, 2003

Ralf Buschmeyer Quartet

CD Release Event

Born in Ontario, Ralf was drawn to music

by the Blues and R&B stylings of Ray

Charles, Eric Clapton and Booker T & the

MGs. He picked up his first guitar at the

age of 13 and shortly afterwards got his

first live experience playing hard rock in

Southern Ontario club bands.

Dedicated to becoming a fully-rounded

musician, Ralf took up studies at

Hamilton’s Mohawk College where he

studied weekly for 3 years with Toronto

jazz great Lorne Lofsky. During this

time he served as musical director and

composer for Rogers Cable TV show

‘The Metal Mike Show’. Fate took Ralf

touring the country with country acts for

3 years following college which resulted

in finding a new home in Calgary.

In 1998, Ralf became an alumni of the

Banff Center For The Arts Jazz Workshop

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Guitars. He is currently co-leader of the

contemporary jazz quartet Terrain, coleader

of the bebop jazz ensemble Manic

Thematic Trio, on the faculty of Mount

Royal College’s Jazz Diploma Program,

and a popular choice as a freelance

guitarist for live engagements, recordings

and as a composer-for-hire. In 2004, Ralf

won the TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival

Writers Commission Award and his

collaborative effort with Richie Pollack’s

‘Stew’ earned them a WCMA nomination.

Live performance credits include P.J.

Perry, Ingrid Jensen, Eric Marienthal,

Bobby Shew, Peter Appleyard, Frank

Mantooth, Guido Basso, Ralph Bowen,

Amy Sky, The Platters, The Swinging

Bovines, Johnny Tilotsen, Johanna

Silanpaa, Jack Semple, Hugh Fraser, Phil

Nimmons, Curtis Grambo, TR3, Kevin

Turcotte, Steve Slagle, Mike Tomaro, and

Tim Tamashiro.

Dino Dominelli Quartet

One of Edmonton’s younger generations

of jazz artists, Dino Dominelli has been

immersed in many forms of jazz. He

also has a keen interest in traditional

and ethnic music foundations and has

applied these musical concepts into a

newer style for his jazz arrangements of

standards and original compositions.

Dominelli’s influences have come from a

wide array of musicians and composers

such as Charlie Parker, Warne Marsh,

Lee Konitz, Ornette Coleman, Cannonball

Adderly, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins,

John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Michael

Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Berg, David

Sanborn, Grover Washington, Courtney

Pine, Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter, Herbie

Hancock, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Duke

Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Chris Potter.

Dino lived in Toronto from 1995 to 1998

and again from 2002 to 2004 where

he spent most of his time performing

around the area and studying with

Canadian jazz legends saxophonist Pat

LaBarbera and multi-instrumentalist Don

Thomspon.

He has shared the stage with

internationally-renowned musicians

such as Piano Seven of Switzerland,

Charles Blenzig Trio of New York City,

Roberto Zayas, Lito Gonzales, Xioa Bai of

Taiwan, Robbin Harris of Hong Kong and

Arturo Sandoval. In Canada, Dominelli

has performed jazz concerts with Don

Thompson, P.J Perry, Bernie Senensky,

Jake Langley, Greg Pilo, Simon Fisk,

Earl Seymour, Bob Mover and Norman

Marshall Villeneuve.

Fieldtrip with guest Jim Head

Fieldtrip is a Montreal-based jazz

trio with an extensive and diverse

repertoire comprised primarily of original

compositions and reinterpretations of

music from a variety of genres including

jazz, folk, hip-hop, rock and popular

music. All of their music serves as a

vehicle for spontaneous self-expression

and interaction through the energetic and

trusting relationship they have fostered

since their formation in September,

2005.

In 2005, Fieldtrip was awarded a

professional development grant by the

Prince Edward Island Council of the

Arts to record an album of their original

works. This album features a diverse

array of compositions by double bassist

Pat Reid written in response to his

experiences volunteering and traveling

in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania

and Ethiopia in the winter of 2006. This

exciting debut also features celebrated

Canadian saxophonist Chet Doxas as a

special guest.

Most recently, Fieldtrip was selected

and awarded scholarships to attend the

prestigious Winter Career Development

Residency at the Banff Centre for the

Arts in 2008. There they will be preparing


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for their Canadian tour, scheduled for this

spring, where they will be presenting

their debut album of original works.

Hutchinson Andrew Trio

CD Release Event

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio is a unique

voice on the Canadian Jazz Scene. Over

the past 5 years this acoustic piano

based trio has been bringing their own

Western Canadian flair to the Canadian

jazz landscape. They are excited to

release their new album “Music Box” at

the Yardbird Suite this January. “Music

Box” is a beautiful mosaic of original

compositions written primarily by pianist

Chris Andrew. This album takes the group

in a new direction from their critically

acclaimed debut album “Lost but not

forgotten”. As Tommy Banks commented

upon hearing the new album, there is a

“new maturity in the original tunes”, and

the trio has “become even closer in their

understanding of each other”.

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio’s music

can be categorized as contemporary

acoustic jazz. They mix elements such as

contemporary swing, Latin, and acoustic

groove to help form their own distinct

sound. Kodi and Chris list artists such

as Brad Mehldau, David Kikoski, Robert

Glasper, and Kenny Werner as some of

their influences.

Their debut album “Lost but not

forgotten” (2005), reached CKUA radio’s

top 10 for over a month and reached #3

on Calgary’s CJSW radio for over three

months. In addition, CBC Radio put the

album on their regular rotation as well

as recording them live for air at the 2006

inaugural Canmore International Jazz

Festival. The composition, 3 Corners

of Emotion, was also featured in the

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks production,

¡Bulla!, which toured Canada over the

summer of 2005. The album garnered

a 2006 Western Canadian Music Award

nomination in the Outstanding Jazz

Recording category. More recently, the

trio competed for the Galaxie Rising

Star Award and GM Grand Prix Award

on the mainstage at the 2006 Montreal

International Jazz Festival.

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio has become

a regular fixture on the Western Canadian

jazz scene. They have performed to

enthusiastic crowds at the events such

as the Montreal, Medicine Hat, Calgary,

Canmore and Yardbird Jazz Festivals, as

well as headlining for the C-Jazz Festival.

They are very excited to release their

album at the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton

the January.

“...they are a group that is committed to

building on their view of the beautiful

history of this art form called jazz with a

keen sense of contributing, in the most

positive way, to the future of this music

from their highly personal and deeply

committed musical relationship.”

Hugh Fraser, Jazz Trombonist

Professor of Jazz Studies, UVic

“...the trio combines the creativity of

jazz’s heyday and the sensibility of

contemporary pop culture.”

Kenna Burima,

CJSW Radio and FFWD Magazine

“Pianist Chris Andrew proved capable of

seducing phrases as easy to absorb as Bill

Evans...[that]...evolve almost unnoticed

into a more complex buildup...into

something resembling Brad Mehldau’s

more intense live trio dates.”

Mark Sabbatini, Live Concert

Review for AllAboutJazz.com

“...one of the strongest Canadian

recordings of 2005. There is a high level

of technicality displayed that is used in

very imaginative and creative ways that

draw the listener in and takes them on a

most interesting journey.”

Lyle Rebbick, Medicine Hat Jazz Festival


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Brett Miles Quartet

Brett began playing in Edmonton in the

1980’s, before moving to New York in

1984. While there he performed and/

or recorded with Buddy Miles, Taylor

Dayne, Mick Jagger, Sample This, Milo

Z, Jomanda, Sam & Dave, Ivan Neville,

Granddaddy I.U., Kid Capri, and others.

Brett’s saxophone is featured on the

extended EP vinyl version of Mick

Jagger’s “Sweet Thing,” Jomanda’s maxicassette

single, “I Like It,” Granddaddy

I.U.’s “Represent,” and Sample This CD,

“Sample This.”

Besides accompanying many other

artists, multi-instrumentalist Brett Miles

also fronts his own extremely danceable,

funky and energetic band, Magilla Funk

Conduit.

Andrew Glover Quartet

Andrew Glover is an accomplished

pianist and composer. His huge body

of work has been performed in Europe

and the U.S., as well as here in his home

town

of Edmonton.

A talented pianist and composer, Andrew

graduated from the Grant MacEwan

Community College, and studied solo

piano with Adrian Chornowol and Charlie

Austin. Andrew worked with Mike Rud,

Jack Semple, Kennedy Jensen, Dianne

Donovan, the Edmonton Symphony

Orchestra, Scott Hamilton

and Sheena Easton

among others. For over

ten years he toured

extensively with the Big

Miller Band.

In addition, many artists

have performed and

recorded Andrew’s

compositions. Six of the

eleven compositions

on Jack Sample’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 Edmonton’s ‘Pazzport’. 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.

Modo Trio with guest Wayne Horvitz

Edmonton based Modo Trio was founded

in 1999 by trombonist Craig Brenan and

bassist Jeff Johnson to explore their

mutual interest in African and Spanish

music, as well as the drum’n’bass music

that was reaching Western Canada at

that time.

The group solidified its current lineup

when drummer Bill George joined the

group in 2003, and has continued to

evolve its approach, bringing inspirations

such as dub music into its already

eclectic sound. Defined by Brenan’s

rare use of harmonizers and loops to

augment the sound of his acoustic

trombone, Modo Trio has been called “a

fascinating mix of exotic contemporary

grooves and improvisation” (Roger

Levesque, Edmonton Journal). They have

toured across Canada and appeared on

Canadian television.


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Prior to their latest release The Uninvited,

the group self-released two recordings,

including 2005’s You Are Being Probed,

which received extensive airplay on

Canadian radio.

Modo Trio’s latest recording project

involves collaboration with one of the

most creative musicians of U.S. scene,

Seattle- based Wayne Horvitz. Horvitz

is a composer, pianist and electronic

musician who has performed extensively

throughout Europe, Asia, Australia,

and North America. He is the leader of

Zony Mash, Pigpen, The Four plus One

Ensemble and co-founder of the New

York Composers Orchestra. He has

performed and collaborated with Bill

Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Robin

Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Philip

Wilson, Michael Shrieve and Carla Bley

among others.

He has received commissions from the

NEA, Meet The Composer, Kronos String

Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, Mary

Flagler, BAM, Earshot Jazz and others.

Collaborations with choreographers

include work with Paul Taylor with the

White Oak Dance Project, Liz Lerman

Dance Exchange, and Crispin Spaeth.

Film work includes music and sound

design for three PBS specials and Gus

Van Sandt’s Psycho. He was the 2001

recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship

(Seattle) and the 2002 recipient of the

Rockefeller Foundation MAP Grant.

“The delightful mix of tones and textures

is almost a sufficient reward in itself, but

Horvitz is also a damn fine musician with

an ear for a groove. This disc is way more

happenin’ than most of the techno on the

racks right now.”

Bill Tilland, Alternative Press on

Wayne Horvitz’ solo CD “Monologue”

Darren Sigesmund Quintet

Canadian trombonist and composer

Darren Sigesmund is rapidly becoming

an established voice on the Canadian

and international music scenes. Based in

Toronto, he is gaining extensive touring

experience after having recently led his

quintet on whirlwind tours of Australia,

Asia and Canada. Darren is a versatile

and gifted trombonist who projects a

warm brass sound through imaginative

compositions.

Darren has studied and performed at the

internationally renowned Banff Centre for

the Arts Jazz Workshops with acclaimed

artists such as Dave Holland, Kenny

Wheeler, Julian Priester, Richie Beirach,

Dave Liebman, Steve Coleman, Don

Thompson, Pat LaBarbera, and Hugh

Fraser. He has studied trombone with

many of the great masters including

Michael Davis (New York), Ian McDougall

(University of Victoria), Jerry Johnson

(Stratford Festival) and Gord Sweeny

(Toronto Symphony). Since attending

the University of Toronto for Jazz

Performance, Darren has honed his

composition skills under the tutelage

of Frank Falco, one of Canada’s finest

instructors in composition.

“Incredibly well crafted pieces [and]

fantastic vehicles for improvisational

exploration… I give my highest

recommendation.”

Tim Ries, Rolling Stones Saxophonist

“Sigesmund, with a sound as warm as

the purr of a Rolls Royce, is a thoughtful

player… The beauty of Sigesmund’s tone

and the agility of his technique led to a

subtlety in his improvising, which went

beyond good chops and good schooling

to genuine communication.”

Steve Pedersen, Halifax Chronicle Herald,

Nov. 21, 2005


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“smooth and sophisticated trombone

work and ingenious compositions”

Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star,

July 28 2005

“Chorale and Solemn… resonated with

a subtle, dark beauty. Chorale featured

some gleaming horn voicings and a

series of evocative, song-like changes…

[Solemn] included an alluring trombone

solo from Sigesmund, whose warm,

melancholic vibrato glistened with quiet

intensity.”

Jessica Nicholas, The Age,

Melbourne AU, Aug. 29, 2005

“Darren is a very naturally gifted

musician. He is a fine trombonist and a

composer of some fascinatingly original

music. His working quintet contains

some of the brightest talent in Canadian

Jazz. This is a group that has the potential

to become a major force in Canadian

Jazz.”

Don Thompson,

Canadian Jazz Veteran

“Darren Sigesmund’s first CD, Strands,

demonstrates a composer of real

promise, weaving together jazz, Latin

and impressionist elements with a

strong sense of both colour and drama.

The same thoughtfulness extends to

the sometimes subtle, lyrical approach

he takes to trombone. Best of all,

Sigesmund has assembled an unusually

imaginative group to execute his vision,

including tenor saxophonist Quinsin

Nachoff, guitarist Reg Schwager, bassist

Jim Vivian and drummer Anthony

Michelli.”

Stuart Broomer,

Toronto Life.com, July 2005


YARDBIRDSUITE • ATAGLANCE • YARDBIRDSUITE

• JAN •

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

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28 29 30 31

JAM

SESSION

Atomic

Hutchinson

Andrew Trio

Members $16 • Guests $20 Members $12 • Guests $16

• FEBRUARY •

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

1 2 3

Members $12 • Guests $16 Members $14 • Guests $18

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

JAM

SESSION

Members $10 • Guests $14 Members $12 • Guests $16

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JAM

SESSION 2008 JAZZWORKS FESTIVAL - FEBUARY 13-16, 2008

Members $14 • Guests $18

25 26 27 28 29

JAM

SESSION

Ralf

Buschmeyer

Quartet

Dino

Dominelli

Quartet

Members $18 • Guests $22

Darren

Sigesmund

Quintet

Fieldtrip

with guest

Jim Head

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

JAM

Modo Trio

with guest

Ralph Bowen

SESSION

Wayne Horvitz with the Chris Andrew Trio

Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm

Brett Miles

Quartet

Members $10 • Guests $14

• MAR •

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

1 2

Andrew

Glover

Quartet

Members $10 • Guests $14

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