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June 14, 2006

Calgary Jazz Festival Underway This Week

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz festival

Calgary Jazz Festival Starts This Week

Calgary jazz fans will get to enjoy their resurrected jazz festival starting this Thursday, June 15th, with a full ten days of great music by local, regional and international artists. There are a variety of free and paid concert performances to choose from, with music ranging from contemporary jazz to big band, funk and world music in a great blend of the finest in jazz!

C-Jazz, a jazz organization in Calgary, stepped in at the last minute to save the shows booked by the recently folded TD Calgary International Jazz Festival. The group is presenting the artists that signed by the previous organization. The festival runs June 15 – 24th.

for more information visit www.calgaryjazz.com

Calgary Jazz Festival Schedule

THURSDAY, June 15

Brent Mah and Mark Limacher
Stephen Avenue Mall / noon to 1:00 p.m.

Love Biscuit
Ilyxor

FRIDAY, June 16

The Best of the Canadian Jazz Series – Double Header Concert

Rabnett 5

Hutchinson/Andrew Trio
Beat Niq

Party to ‘the End’ – a Fundraiser to help end Breast Cancer
Woodhouse Big Band
Mewata Armoury

Jim Brynes
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre

Funked Up Jazz Ambassadors
Shannon Gaye (vocal, percussion), Kristian Alexandrov (keyboards,percussion), Andy Ericson (drums), Ben Harries (bass)
The Vintage

Corinne Buschmeyer (vocalist)
Simone’s Bistro

SATURDAY, June 17

The Best of Canadian Jazz Series’
Rabnett 5
Rich Rabnett (guitar), Mike Kennedy (bass), Ian Cox (piano), Kiyoshi Elkuf (tenor saxophone), Dan Gaucher (drums)
Beat Niq

Curtis McDonald hosts The Wild Rose Jazz Jam at
Broken City 2- 6 pm

Funked Up Jazz Ambassadors
Shannon Gaye (vocal, percussion), Kristian Alexandrov (keyboards,percussion), Andy Ericson (drums), Ben Harries (bass)
The Vintage

CGS Project
McNally Robinson’s Prairie Ink Restaurant

“Jazz meets World”
Sandro Dominelli (drums), Amir Amiri (santour)
Cantos Museum

Midnight Jam
Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club

SUNDAY, June 18

Johnny Summers and Friends
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre

Nova Pon* Fantasy for alto saxophone and string quartet (premiere), Chopin Rondo Op.1 for piano, Trois Nouvelles Etudes Variations brilliants sur “Le vends des Scapulaires” Prokofiev Sonata for two violins and Jazz selections by Verismo.
Rozsa Centre / University of Calgary

TUESDAY, June 20

Simon Fisk Quartet
Stephen Avenue Mall / noon to 1:00 pm

Double Header Concert:

Manic Thematic
John Hyde (bass), Ralf Buschmeyer (guitar), Andy Erickson (drums)

Outside Sources
Michael Bates (bass), Quinsin Nachoff (saxophone, clarinet), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Mark Timmermans (drums)
Beat Niq

WEDNESDAY, June 21

Double Header Concert:

Simon Fisk Quartet
Aaron Young (guitar) Chris Gestrin (piano), Kenton (drums)

Kenny Werner with Claudia Villela (US, Brazil)
Beat Niq

Outside Sources
Michael Bates (bass), Quinsin Nachoff (saxophone, clarinet), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Mark Timmermans (drums)
Rolston Recital Hall / Banff Centre

François Bourassa with Jean Derome and Pierre Tanguay
Cantos Museum

THURSDAY, June 22

Double Header Concert:

“Big Band Extravaganza”

Calgary Youth Jazz Orchestra

Paul Ashwell Jazz Orchestra

Quincy’s, 8 pm

Double Header Concert:

Lorna MacLachlan Quartet
Lorna MacLachalan (piano), John Hyde (bass), Robin Tufts (drums), Keith Smith(guitar)

Alister Spence (Australia)
Beat Niq

Cuban Pianist David Virelles & his Quintet
Cantos Museum

Love Biscuit with Sekoya
Ilyxor

FRIDAY, June 23

Sue Silverman and Alex Netelenbos
Simone’s Bistro

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings With Binky Griptite
Gateway Lounge / SAIT

Music of Herbie Hancock
George McFetridge (piano), John Gray (bass), Jon May (drums), Johnny Summers (trumpet), Jim Brenan (saxophone)
Beat Niq

Les Projectionistes
Cantos Museum

SATURDAY, June 24

George McFetridge hosts The Wild Rose Jazz Jam
Broken City

Maraca!!!
Latin Dance Party featuring Orlando Valle
Gateway Lounge

The Calgary Guitar Duo
McNally Robinson’s Prairie Ink Restaurant

Music of Herbie Hancock
George McFetridge (piano), John Gray (bass), Jon May (drums), Johnny Summers (trumpet), Jim Brenan (saxophone)
Beat Niq

Midnight Jam
Beat Niq

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