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August 26, 2006

Calgary Hosts C-Jazz Carnival

Written by
cindy mcleod

Calgary’s C-Jazz Carnival Set For Sept 5 to 9

Calgary’s C-Jazz Carnivale is set to kick off September 5 – 9th at various downtown locations. From noon hour performances on the malls to club appearances, culminating at the outdoor Olympic Plaza Friday evening and all day Saturday with a multitude of performances, there are a number of choices for lovers of mainstream, funk, Latin, and Big Band music.

Headlining the event are Canadian pianists Oliver Jones and Carol Welsman, and Brazilian vocalist Claudia Villela. There will be a strong representation from local and regional artists, including Calgary’s own vocal/piano team Sara Hamilton & David, guitarist Ralf Buschmeyer, bassist Simon Fisk, and the ever-popular Wednesday Night Big Band, among the many.

C-JAZZ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th

CiCi
Stephen Avenue Mall (noon)

Ralf Buschmeyer
Beat Niq

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

Lynn Olagundaye and the Guerilla Funk Allstars
Stephen Avenue Mall (noon)

Wednesday Night Big Band and Special Guests
Quincy’s on Seventh

Love Jones presents New York Groove
Andy Erikson, Mike Corbett, and a touch of technology
Plush Lounge

CiCi
Cici (vocal), John Gray (bass), Bruce Petherick (keyboards), Keith Smith (guitar), Robin Tufts (drums)
Beat Niq

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th

Simon Fisk
Stephen Avenue Mall (noon)

The Oliver Jones Trio (CD release)
Eric Legace (bass), Jim Doxas (drums)
Knox United Church

Sara Hamilton and David (CD release)
Sara Hamilton (vocal), David (keyboards), Pat Belliveau (saxophone), Al Muirhead (trumpet), Greg Prior (bass), and Robin Tufts (drums)
Beat Niq

Calle Latina
Grammy award winner Luis Emilio Rios from Havana, and Juno award winner Manuel Jara, with Mike Corbett (keyboard), Mark Johnston (bass), Ali Hagiwari (flute), Brent van Dusen (percussion)
At One Eye Jack

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th

C-Jazz Carnivale
noon till evening
Olympic Plaza

Claudia Villela
Claudia Villela (vocal), Richard Peixoto (guitar)
Opening Act: Sillan & Young
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

Mendham
The Zubot Brothers
with special guest guitarist Gord Gordina
BeatNiq

Funk triple bill
Lynn Olagundaye / Guerrilla Funk Allstars / Urban Divide with Dragonfli Empire
Quincy’s

Midnight Jam
Gerry Hebert hosts
Beat Niq

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

C-Jazz Carnivale at Olympic Plaza
noon till evening

Carol Welsman
Opening Act: Karl Roth
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

Ian McDougall with Prime Time Big Band
SAIT’s Gateway Lounge

Dorathee Berryman
appears at Beat Niq for exclusive Radio-Canada gala event, featuring performances by Simon Fisk.

Midnight Jam
Hosted by pianist Chris Gestrin
Beat Niq

for more information visit www.calgaryjazz.com

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