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July 2, 2006

Jazz Festival Season Still Runs in Western Canada

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz festival

As Edmonton’s Yardbird Festival draws to an end, Vancouver’s South Delta Jazzfest begins

The Yardbird Jazz Festival wraps up in Edmonton tonight with a performance by that city’s most beloved saxophonist, PJ Perry.

Appearing tonight at the Yardbird Suite with his quintet featuring Cam Ryga, John Taylor, Ross Taggart and Jamie Cooper, PJ will perform his top drawer brand of contemporary, bop and mainstream jazz.

for more information visit www.yardbirdsuite.com

Sunday, July 2, 2006
PJ Perry Quintet
Yardbird Suite / Edmonton

Meanwhile, in Vancouver, the South Delta Jazz Festival kicks off today with an an outdoor concert this afternoon at Diefenbaker Park. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the sounds of the Bradley McGillivray Band, The Django Project, and the Tristan Rogers Trio.

Running from July 2 – 9th, the South Delta Jazz Festival began in 2004 as a workshop for students of jazz, but has quickly grown into a full blown festival and features faculty, guest artists, and students of the workshop program in a week’s worth in free and paid concerts in various venues.

for more information, visit www.southdeltajazzfestival.com

Sunday, July 2, 2006
Bradley McGillvray Band, The Django Project, the Tristan Rogers Trio
Diefenbaker Park, South Delta / Vancouver

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