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November 12, 2006

Edmonton Jazz Orchestra Performs Tonight

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Edmonton Jazz Orchestra Performs Tonight

With some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians living in Alberta’s capital of Edmonton, it’s not hard to imagine that one could assemble a killer band that performs world class music. That’s exactly what saxophonist Kent Sangster has done.

Sangster, a leader on the Edmonton jazz scene and one of the founders of the newly launched Yardbird Jazz Festival, has hand-picked the top of local jazz greats to create the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, who will perform the second of their inaugural concert series tonight at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. The EJO aims to perform at least three concerts a year, one of which will always be at the summer jazz festival.

Under Sangster’s leadership, the orchestra will perform new works by Canadian composers and classic big band repertoire such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Tonight’s concert will feature the work of orchestra member, pianist Chris Andrew. Andrew is a key member of the Latin band Bomba and and instructor at Grant MacEwan College’s music program.

Partial proceeds from tonight’s concert will go to help the Musicians New Orleans Relief Fund.

Tickets available at Tix on the Square or cash only at the door. Call 420-1757 to order your tickets.

Sunday, Nov 12 7:30 pm
Kent Sangster (saxophone) and the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra
Royal Alberta Museum / Edmonton

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