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Our 36th Year - Issue 2 – March/April 2008 ... - Yardbird Suite

Our 36th Year - Issue 2 March/April 2008®• Darryl Meyer Quintet• Laura Crema Quartet• Lester Quitzau TrioYardbird Suite Blues• Michael Herring’s Vertigofeaturing David Binney• Rez Abbasi Quartet• Dapp Theory• Alexis Baro Sextet• Doug Organ Trio• Bob Tildesley’sIndigenous Aliens• Dee Danielswith Chris Andrew Trio• Shelley Jones Quartet• Dave Babcock QuintetPublication Mail # 40047729EDMONTON JAZZ SOCIETY11 TOMMY BANKS WAY(Corner of 102 St & 86 Ave)EDMONTON AB T6E 2M2


Edmonton Jazz Society’sBoard of Directors2007•2008Jasiek Poznanski • PresidentAdrian Albert • Vice-PresidentShelley Chebry • SecretaryPaul Wilde • TreasurerBoard MembersDave Babcock • Chris BrownPam Josey • Craig MagillYardbird SuiteProgramming • Adrian Albert, JulieKing, Craig Magill, Jasiek PoznanskiProduction • Lisi SommerJam Sessions • Don Berner,Raymond BarilLittlebirds Director • Joel GrayFinance • Suzanne MorterPress Releases • Paul WildeTransportation • Lonnie HansonHouse Manager & VolunteerCoordinator • Pam JoseyYardbird Suite Jazz is a registeredtrademark of the Edmonton JazzSociety (1973).Return undeliverable Canadianaddresses to:EDMONTON JAZZ SOCIETY11 TOMMY BANKS WAYEDMONTON AB T6E 2M2YARDBIRDSUITE11 Tommy Banks Way(corner of 102 St & 86 Ave)Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2Phone: (780) 432-0428Fax: (780) 433-3773THEYARDBIRDCREWOur Volunteer House ManagersBill Hume • Judy Hume • Pam Josey• Tracy Kolenchuk • Rhonda Netterfield• Mary Richards • Marilyn Rude• Rosalynn Ruptash • Suzanne Slade• Collette Slevinsky • Karen Voller• Gail WoznyYardbird SuiteNewsletterThe Yardbird Newsletter is published fivetimes per year by the EdmontonJazz Society.eDitoRs • Adrian Albert, Jasiek PoznanskiADVeRtiSing • Shelley ChebryNewsletter DeSign • Vikki WiercinskigRAPHic layout • Kim Deley, Critical PathMarketing CommunicationsDiStRibution • Monique Bielech,Shelley Chebry, Bill HarperPRINTING • Nisku Printers (1980) Ltd.www.yardbirdsuite.comCanadian Publication Mail Product Sales Agreement# 40047729


YARDBIRDSUITE • EVENTS • YARDBIRDSUITEDoors at 8pm, Show at 9pm unless otherwise stated3FRIDAY • MARCH 7DarrylMeyerQuintetFrom EdmontonSATURDAY • MARCH 8LauraCremaQuartetFrom VancouverMEMBERS $10 • GUESTS $14MEMBERS $14 • GUESTS $18Darryl Meyer - drumsJim Head - guitarJim Brenan - tenor saxophoneChris Andrew - pianoJoseph Lubinsky-Mast - bassLaura Crema - vocalsBill Coon - guitarPaul Rushka - bassPaul Townsend - drumswww.lauracrema.comFRIDAY & SATURDAY • MARCH 14 & 15Lester Quitzau TrioYARDBIRD SUITE BLUESFrom the West Coast/Edmonton“Diverse, surprising, and casually entrancing. Wordslike ‘eclectic’ and ‘beyond category’ spring to mind intrying to describe how he’s taken elements of rhythmand blues, jazz, folk, rock, and even hip-hop, andblended them together seamlessly.”Roger Levesque, Edmonton JournalMEMBERS $16 • GUESTS $20Lester Quitzau - guitar, vocalsMike Lent - bassSandro Dominelli - drumswww.lesterq.comFRIDAY • MARCH 21MichaelHerring’sVertigofeaturing David BinneySATURDAY • MARCH 22Rez AbbasiQuartetFrom New YorkFrom Toronto/New YorkMEMBERS $16 • GUESTS $20Michael Herring - double bassDavid Binney - alto saxophoneQuinsin Nachoff - tenorsaxophone and clarinetsWilliam Carn - tromboneDon Scott - guitarNick Fraser - drumswww.dangerherring.com • www.davidbinney.comwww.quinsin.com • www.williamcarn.comwww.feastyourears.comMEMBERS $18 • GUESTS $22Rez Abbasi - guitarKiran Ahluwalia - vocalsGary Versace - keyboardsDoug Weiss - drumswww.reztone.com


4YARDBIRDSUITE • EVENTS • YARDBIRDSUITEDoors at 8pm, Show at 9pm unless otherwise statedFRIDAY • MARCH 28DappTheoryFrom New YorkSATURDAY • MARCH 29AlexisBaroSextetFrom TorontoMEMBERS $18 • GUESTS $22MEMBERS $14 • GUESTS $18Andy Milne - panio, keyboardsLoren Stillman - saxophoneJohn Moon - vocals, percussionwww.andymilne.com/dapp_site/Chris Tordini - bassKenny Grohowski - drumsAlexis Baro - trumpetJeff King - saxophoneLuis Guerra - pianoAlberto Suarez - percussionPaco Luciano - bassRosendo “Chendy” Leon - drumsFRIDAY • APRIL 4DougOrganTrioFrom EdmontonSATURDAY • APRIL 5BobTildesley’sIndigenousAliensFrom EdmontonMEMBERS $10 • GUESTS $14Doug Organ - Hammond B3Peter Belec - guitarJamie Cooper - drumswww.dougorgan.comMEMBERS $12 • GUESTS $16Bob Tildesley - trumpetMo Lefever - guitarBrett Miles - saxophoneBill Jamieson - saxophoneBryan Sim - pianoGreg Smith - guitarJamie Cooper - drumsMike Lent - bassFRIDAY & SATURDAY • APRIL 11 & 12Dee Danielswith Chris Andrew TrioFrom Vancouver/EdmontonMEMBERS $14 • GUESTS $18Dee Daniels - vocalsChris Andrew - pianoMike Lent - bassSandro Dominelli - drumswww.deedaniels.com • www.chrisandrew.cawww.sandrodominelli.com


SHOWINFORMATION • PERFORMERBIOS 5FRIDAY • APRIL 18 SATURDAY • APRIL 19ShelleyJonesQuartetFrom EdmontonDaveBabcockQuintetplays the musicof StanleyTurrentineFrom EdmontonMEMBERS $12 • GUESTS $16Shelley Jones - vocalsWes Yaciuk - guitarAndrew Glover - piano, keyboardswww.shelleytime.comJohn Taylor - bassJamie Cooper - drumsMEMBERS $14 • GUESTS $18Dave Babcock - saxophoneDoug Organ - piano,Hammond B3, vibeswww.davebabcock.comJim Head - guitarMike Lent - bassSandro Dominelli - drumsRez Abbasi QuartetBorn on the Indian sub-continent, RezAbbasi moved to Southern Californiaat the age of four. He studied at theUniversity of Southern California andthe Manhattan School of Music in jazzand classical music. Rez also made apilgrimage to India where he studiedwith master percussionist, Ustad AllaRakha. He is a vivid synthesis of all theabove stated influences and genres.Making New York home for the past 15years, Abbasi is considered by manyto be one of the foremost modern jazzguitar players on today’s scene. He hasdeveloped a unique sound both as acomposer and an instrumentalist andhas honed his skills with performancesthrough out the world. He has performedand recorded with many greats includingGrammy winner Ruth Brown, PeterErskine, Kenny Werner, Barre Phillips,Tim Hagans, Marc Johnson, Billy Hart,Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Gary Thomas, RickMargitza, D.D. Jackson, Dave Douglas,Rudresh Mahanthappa, Tony Malaby,Pandit Ronu Majumdar, Pandit KadriGopalnath, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt,Greg Osby and a host of others.Among Rez’s other creative projects ishis long-standing association with bassistDavid Phillips, drummer Tony Moreno andalto saxophonist John O’Gallagher in thehighly acclaimed, collective ensemble,“Freedance”. Rez is also musical directorand producer for Indian/Canadian Junowinning vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia’sensemble. He also plays an integral rolein Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-PakTrio, Dakshani Ensemble, Dave Pietro’sQuintet and Sunny Jain’s Collective.With five albums of original compositionsunder his belt, Abbasi continues togarner new groups of musicians to helphis musical vision come to life. His 2005recording “Snake Charmer” has createda stir in the music world partly due tohis organic, original approach in blendingtwo complex musical genres together,namely jazz and Indian music. 20thCentury Guitar reviewed the CD as, “Oneof the best examples yet of howADVANCETICKETS • TICKETMASTER.CA451-8000• for more info •Yardbirdsuite.com


6SHOWINFORMATION • PERFORMERBIOSto merge Indian music with jazz...SnakeCharmer really breaks new ground.”Abbasi’s most recent recording “Bazaar”,released in 2006 on the prestigiousZoho Music label, continues the group’sjourney through uncharted territory andachieves results unparalleled in today’sjazz/world music scene. Rez makeswise use of his fellow player’s talents tocreate a larger sphere of sound. BesidesGary Versace on organ and Dan Weiss ondrums and tabla, Kiran Ahluwalia returnsas a central member of the group. In herown group, Ahluwalia focuses on theIndian genres of ghazal and Punjabi folkmusic. On “Bazaar”, however, the groupstretches way out.Abbasi says, “To create a world-basedmusic steeped in jazz is my goal. In thisway, I’m following in the footsteps ofsome of the greatest jazz musicians.Coltrane, Ellington and Gillespie allimmersed themselves into music fromaround the world and then brought itback home. If I have that kind of unifyingeffect, I’ve succeeded.”Dave BabcockFor over two decades, Dave Babcock hasbuilt his reputation as one of Canada’sfinest saxophonists. This dynamic hornman is also known as a respectedbandleader, singer and producer. Hisplaying is steeped in the living traditionsof Jazz, Blues and R&B, although he’snot limited to those styles alone. Davehas moved with the times and kept hisfinger on the pulse of today’s musicwhile never forgetting his roots. He’s acareer musician who’s always looking fornew creative opportunities to continuehis growth as an artist as exemplified byhis debut solo album “Happenstance”.Originally from Vancouver, Dave took upthe saxophone and began his playingcareer in Edmonton. After graduatingfrom the Grant MacEwan College musicprogram, he honed his skills with localacts playing a variety of Jazz, Blues, R&Band Pop music.Since those early days, Dave has goneon to perform or record with artistslike Long John Baldry, Tommy Banks,Solomon Burke, Glen Campbell, PetulaClark, The Coasters, Tom Cochrane,Albert Collins, Jack deKeyzer, FloydDixon, Cornell Dupree, The ESO, AmosGarrett, Crystal Gayle, Rosco Gordon,Colin James, Flaco Jimenez, JohnnieJohnson, K.D. Lang, Tom Lavin of PowderBlues, Jimmy McCracklin, Taj Mahal, BigJay McShann, Big Miller, Geoff Muldaur,Maria Muldaur, The Platters, Doug Riley,Duke Robillard, The Rockin’ Highliners,Doug Sahm, The Temptations, Ian Tyson,Mary Wilson of The Supremes andJimmy Witherspoon. He’s also warmedup for Willie Dixon, Dr. John, DelbertMcClinton, NRBQ, The Pointer Sisters,George Thorogood and Stevie RayVaughan.For over fifteen years, Dave has alsoled several of his own successful andcritically acclaimed bands. They includesoul project The Devotees, highlyregarded jazz group The Jump Orchestra,tex-mex and zydeco band Fat Tuesdayand retro show band The Kit Kat Club.The Jump Orchestra won an ARIA awardfor ‘Best Jazz Group’ in 1992.Dave’s soulful saxophone and smoothvocals are currently being showcasedin several settings. The projects heleads include The Dave Babcock Group,the instrumental smooth jazz groupAudioluxe, hard swinging jazz band TheJump Orchestra and with his own highoctaneblues outfit, The Nightkeepers.Dave is a long-time member of theEdmonton Folk Music Festival houseband and also performs regularly withthe Edmonton Jazz Orchestra.


SHOWINFORMATION • PERFORMERBIOS 7Alexis Baro SextetAlexis Baro was born and raised in themecca of Latin music, Havana, Cuba.Growing up in a musical family, hebegan playing the trumpet at a very earlyage, inspired by his mother and auntwho played with the national ballet andsymphonic orchestras of Cuba. Alexiswas classically trained and also receiveda teaching certification from the AmadeoRoldan music institute in Havana.Since relocating permanently to Torontoin January of 2001, Alexis has beenbranching out and exploring othermusical influences such as jazz, R & B,funk and calypso through his work withartists such as Evaristo Machado, SonAche, David Rudder, Kollage, Cassava,Ruben Vazquez, Donnie Osmond andThe Clash. Baro has toured extensivelythroughout Cuba, Canada, and Europe,performing in various festivals andevents.In 2004, Alexis was a co-winner of theNational Jazz Award for best acousticgroup (Kollage). In 2006, he wasnominated as best jazz trumpeter andbest Latin jazz artist at the NationalJazz Awards. He has toured withNOJO, Canefire, The Puentes Brothersand Adonis Puentes. He has recentlyrecorded with Hilario Duran and PaquitoD’Rivera. His debut CD is entitled“Havana Banana”.Laura Crema QuartetA native of Vancouver, vocalist LauraCrema possesses a lush, unique voicewith great depth and resonance. Herinfluences are broad and diverse asshe blends jazz with popular music andimprovisation. After earning a degree inFine and Performing Arts from SimonFraser University, Laura continued herstudies with legendary jazz vocalistsSheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Nancy Kingand Kurt Elling.Laura is an accomplished dancer,choreographer and interdisciplinaryperformer. She has received numerousawards and grants including an“Emergence” Canada Council Grant forher work in the interdisciplinary arts.She has performed at the VancouverInternational Jazz Festival on numerousoccasions and also been showcased onCBC’s “Hotair”, “After Hours”, “CoastalGrooves”, “Richardson’s Roundup”, “Northby Northwest” and on CKUA.Laura’s previous CD “Almost Blue” wasreleased under the Maximum Jazz recordlabel/Universal Canada and has receivedexcellent reviews and radio airplay inCanada, the U.S., and Europe.Her newest recording “Spring is Here”was released in the fall of 2007. Thetwelve songs on the CD range from BillyStrayhorn’s “A Flower is a LovesomeThing” to the Beatles “Blackbird”. Hervoice’s understated warmth recalls such1950s vocalists as June Christy andChris Connor. As Nate Dorward of CodaMagazine says in his January/February,2008, review of the disc, “… she …has a knack for bringing out a tune’semotional contours.”Dee Daniels with Chris Andrew TrioVancouver-based vocalist Dee Danielsoffers the jazz aficionado an ultimatetreat - jazz served up with full-bodiedsilky tones that soar to the heightand captures the depth of her fouroctaverange. Her warm presence andperformance ability is evident, whetherfronting combos in intimate jazz clubs,big bands, or symphony orchestras inconcert halls.Daniels’ style was born in herstepfather’s church choir in Oakland,California, honed through the R&B eraand brought to full fruition during afive-year stay in Europe from 1982 to1987. During those years, she had many


8SHOWINFORMATION • PERFORMERBIOSwonderful opportunities to performwith such ‘Legends of Jazz’ as TootsThielemans, Johnny Griffin, Ed Thigpen,and Monty Alexander to name but a few.Two other personal highlights whilein Europe include having had theopportunity of singing the Blues withthe late, divine Sarah Vaughan in TheNetherlands, and singing Gospel with thelate great Joe Williams in Germany.Dee’s international career includesperformances in eleven African countries,Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong andJapan, as well as in North America andmany countries throughout Europe. Shehas also established herself as a jazzvocalist in demand by the classical musicworld. She performs her Great Ladies ofSwing and The Soul of Ray: The Musicof Ray Charles POPS programs withsymphony orchestras across Canada andthe USA.Her most recent CD “Jazzinit” on OriginRecords was picked by Geoff Chapmanof Coda Magazine as one of his “TopTens of 2007”. On the album, Dee putsa jazz twist on a variety of hits fromthe 1950s to the 1980s including theOtis Redding/Aretha Franklin classic“Respect”, “Can’t Hide Love” by Earth,Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder’s “AnotherStar”, plus tunes by the Doobie Brothers,Lionel Richie, James Taylor and ElvisPresley. It is a rich-textured marvelof fresh-polished looks at classics ofyore. Her signature dramatic sense andemotional thrust are ever-present on thedisc.Dapp TheoryDapp Theory is a quintet that blends“contemporary funk, groove and hiphopinto jazz with such seamless, casualprecision it’s almost freaky.” (LA Weekly)Awarded the Chamber Music America“New Works” commission in 2006 andvoted “Rising Star Keyboardist” by DownBeat Magazine in 2004, leader, Canadianbornpianist/composer, Andy Milne isone of the most respected young voicesin jazz today. With Dapp Theory, Milnecombines the talents of percussive poetJohn Moon, saxophonist Loren Stillman,bassist Chris Tordini and drummer KennyGrohowski, collectively helping to redrawand extend the boundaries of jazz.Milne formed the band in 1998 as avehicle to “tell passionate stories,promote peace and inspire collectiveresponsibility towards uplifting thehuman spiritual condition.” Since then,the band has evolved and built a loyalfollowing, in large part due to theircommitment to grass-roots touring, anideology more often associated withrock ’n’ roll bands. Dapp Theory’s styleis indefinable yet highly recognizable,blending influences ranging from JoniMitchell & KRS One to TheloniousMonk & Van Halen. Their last CD, “Y’allJust Don’t Know” (Concord Records),released in 2003 included an ambitiouscollaboration with folk-rock icon BruceCockburn. Their next release will featureall new Milne compositions which blendvarious instrumental textures, infectiousgrooves, layered with lush harmoniesand poignant lyrics.Canadian-born Andy Milne has touredand recorded with Ravi Coltrane, RalphAlessi, Carlos Ward and Carla Cook andhas collaborated with a range of artists.He moved to New York in 1991 whenSteve Coleman, his teacher at the BanffCentre for the Arts, invited him to join hiscore unit Five Elements. Enthusiasm forthe young pianist was shared by M-BASEassociates Cassandra Wilson and GregOsby, who also invited him to performwith their groups. Milne recorded 12CDs with Coleman and remained anintegral member of all of his projectsuntil 1997. Often compared to innovatorslike Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner,


SHOWINFORMATION • PERFORMERBIOS 9Milne’s original style places him amongthe young pianists poised to continuethat legacy of inventiveness. Andy’s2007 solo piano recording “Dreams andFalse Alarms” featuring originals andinterpretations of 1960s-era folk and popmusic received outstanding reviews. HisOctober, 2007, solo piano performanceat the Yardbird Suite was one of thehighlights of our fall season.Praised by the New York Times andNational Public Radio as one of today’struly creative voices, saxophonist LorenStillman has been gaining recognitionon the New York scene since his teens.A semifinalist in the 2002 TheloniousMonk Saxophone Competition, he hasperformed with Charlie Haden, TheVillage Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, CarlaBley, Michelle Rosewoman, and JohnAbercrombie. Stillman’s most recentrecordings as a leader “The Brother’sBreakfast” (2006, Steeplechase) and “ItCould be Anything” (2005, Fresh Sound)have received critical acclaim includinga four-star review from DownbeatMagazine. Downbeat has also given hima Rising Star award.Vocalist/percussive poet/MC John Moonuses sound and visuals to change theway people interpret what they hear.Inspired equally by Salvador Dali andOrnette Coleman, he spits rhymes ofcollage - half painter, half poet. He is agraduate of DC’s Duke Ellington HighSchool for the Arts and regards the“current state of despair in the world”as his ultimate inspiration for creatingbeauty in the world.At 22 years of age, bassist Chris Tordiniis rapidly becoming an in-demandbassist in New York’s creative musiccommunity. He graduated from theNew School University in May 2006and soon after was asked to join DappTheory and play on the band’s upcomingCD. While attending school, Tordiniperformed professionally with a numberof his teachers, including Rory Stuart,Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, and AndyMilne. He has also performed with someof today’s most compelling musicianssuch as Dafnis Prieto, Mark Shim, JohnEllis, and Rich Perry.Brought up in a musical household inMiami, 24-year-old drummer, KennyGrohowski has been performingsince the age of 14. His rich musicalbackground is demonstrated by thegrowing list of his collaborators includingVernon Reid, Peter Cincotti, BobbySanabria, Rory Stuart, Cassandra Wilson,Giovanni Hidalgo, John Benitez, andBobby Valentin. Grohowski has been amember of bassist Lonnie Plaxico’s bandsince 2003 and performed at the 2007Latin Grammy Awards with the awardwinning group RBD.Michael Herring’s VertigoMichael Herring is a double-bassist,composer and arranger now living inToronto. His focus is on jazz, although heperforms in a variety of genres, includingfolk, reggae and performance art. He hasa strong sound and musical personality,and thrives in open and improvisedsettings.Michael grew up in Victoria. He movedto Toronto where he studied withCanadian jazz greats David Young andDon Thompson in the University ofToronto’s Jazz Performance Program.He attended the Jazz Workshops at theBanff Centre for the Arts in 2000 and2003 and lived in New York in 2004. Allof these opportunities led to studies withDrew Gress, Mark Helias, Dave Douglas,Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, JoeyBaron, Tony Malaby, Angelica Sanchez,Johannes Weidenmueller, James Genus,Mark Turner, Rufus Reid and Ray Brown.Michael Herring’s Vertigo is an originaljazz sextet comprising some of the


SHOWINFORMATION • PERFORMERBIOS 11Lester Quitzau TrioIn a field where intangibles like feel andintegrity count for so much, Canadianroots music artist Lester Quitzauhas forged an exemplary career thathas earned him great respect andappreciation by musical peers andfans alike. A mellow guy who throwsdown a heavy groove, this Juno Awardwinning singer-songwriter and guitariststarted with a solid blues foundationthat has now grown into an eclectic andconstantly evolving musical journey.Whether coaxing languid, hypnoticsounds from his slide guitar in anintimate solo concert, performing withsoulmate Mae Moore or with roots groupTri-Continental, Quitzau continues to beinnovative and passionate with his music.It’s been well over 6 years since Lesterhas performed in Edmonton in the trioformat and on this tour, Lester will bejoined by Mike Lent on bass and SandroDominelli on drums and percussion foran evening of original, soul soothing,roots, blues and jazz that will at times,without a doubt, rock.Bob TildesleyBorn in Calgary, Bob Tildesley playedin R & B bands there before movingnorth to Edmonton at age 20 where hequickly emerged as the city’s leadingjazz trumpeter and indeed one ofCanada’s finest through his work in thelate 1970s with pianistsTommy Banks and BillEmes and saxophonistsBill Jamieson and P.J.Perry, all associationsthat would continue intothe 1990s.An expressive soloist,particularly skilled withmutes, Tildesley showedhimself to be as adeptplaying bebop with Perryon the LP “Session” andthe CD “Quintet” as handling blues andswing on two CDs recorded in Edmontonby the legendary Kansas City pianistJay McShann, “Hootie’s Jumpin’ Blues”(1996, Stony Plain) and “Still Jumpin’ theBlues” (1998, Stony Plain). Tildesley hasbeen no less willing a participant in postbop,post-modern and “free” situations,including bands with Jamieson and workin the 1980s and 1990s with the AlbertaCreative Musicians’ Association, theAlberta Jazz Repertory Orchestra andEyvind Kang’s Slavoe Tango Ensemble.His other recordings include LPs withTommy Banks (“Jazz Canada Montreux1978”) and the Regina drummer AndyCree (“The Andy Cree Quintet”, 1989),as well as CDs with the Calgary pianistBrian Buchanan and the Edmontonsaxophonist Kent Sangster. Tildesleytoured the Canadian festivals circuitwith Eyvind Kang in 1991, P.J. Perry in1993 and Kent Sangster in 1998, buthas otherwise had an undeservedly lowprofile nationally.Excerpted from “The Miller Companionto Jazz in Canada” by Mark Miller


YARDBIRDSUITE • ATAGLANCE • YARDBIRDSUITE• MARCH •MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY3 4JAM with5 6 7 8 9JoeDarryl Meyer Laura CremaLubinskyQuintet Quartet- MastMembers $10 • Guests $14 Members $14 • Guests $1810 11JAM WITH12 13 14 15 16UofA/Lester Quitzau TrioGMCCYardbird Suite BluesBig BandMembers $16 • Guests $2017 18 19 20 21 22 23JAM WITHMichaelHerring’sRez AbassiDonVertigoQuartetBernerMembers $16 • Guests $20 Members $18 • Guests $2224 25 26 27 28 29 3031JAM withTilo PaizDapp TheoryMembers $18 • Guests $22Alexis BaroSextetMembers $14 • Guests $18• APRIL •MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY1 2 3 4 5 6JAM WITHBob Tildesley’sDoug OrganIndigenousMoTrioAliensLefeverMembers $10 • Guests $14 Members $12 • Guests $167 8 9 10 11 12 13JAM WITHDee DanielsMarcwith Chris Andrew TrioBeaudinMembers $14 • Guests $1814 15 16 17 18 19 20JAM WITHBillRichardsShelley JonesQuartetMembers $ 12• Guests $16Dave BabcockQuintetMembers $14 • Guests $18THE YARDBIRD SUITE is a concert venue. during the show,please turn off your cell phones and pagers.For upcoming shows visit www.yardbirdsuite.com