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June 9, 2007

Jazz at the Lake Offers Something for Everyone

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Jazz at the Lake Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The 5th Annual Jazz at the Lake Festival, held in Sylvan Lake, AB, runs this year from August 16-19 in the hamlet north of Calgary, and features a range of local and international artists.

Founded five years ago by vocalist Cheryl Fisher and her husband, saxophonist Eric Allison, the two produce the annual event and perform in various musical settings throughout the festival.

There’s something for everyone over the four days of music, with a range of free and paid concerts, and styles from swing to contemporary, big band to traditional, and bebop to blues.

Headliners include Edmonton’s Juno award-winning alto saxophone giant P.J. Perry; U.S. contemporary drum master and bandleader Dan Brubeck and his Quartet; High River guitar legend Amos Garrett; and Calgary bandleader and trumpeter Johnny Summers.

2007 Performance Schedule

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2007

BAND: Johnny Summers Little Big Band (Calgary)
INFO: Swing Dance/Concert
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club Tournament House, 50th Ave. & 60th St.
ADMISSION: General admission $10/Seniors & Students $5

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2007

BAND: HOT Dixieland Jazz Band (Calgary)
INFO: Concert/Sing-along for residents
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
VENUE: Bethany Sylvan Lake, 4700 – 47th Ave.
ADMISSION: Free admission

BAND: Dan Brubeck Quartet (USA) in Concert
TIME: 8:00 p.m.
VENUE: Stevenson Performing Arts Centre, H.J. Cody School, 4520 – 50th St.
ADMISSION: General admission $25

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007

BAND: HOT Dixieland Jazz Band (Calgary)
INFO: Outdoor Picnic Concert
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
VENUE: Lions Legacy Park Gazebo, 50th St. & 48th Ave.
ADMISSION: Free admission (in the event of rain, Royal Canadian Legion, 4916 – 50th Ave.)

BAND: Amos Garrett Jazz Trio (Southern Alberta) in Concert
INFO: Concert
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
VENUE: Royal Canadian Legion, 4916 – 50th Ave.
ADMISSION: General Admission $25

BAND: Dan Brubeck Quartet (USA)
INFO: Rhythm Section Clinic/Master Class
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
VENUE: Stevenson Performing Arts Centre, H.J. Cody School, 4520 – 50th St.
ADMISSION: Free Admission

BAND: P.J. Perry and Cheryl Fisher in Concert with the Dan Brubeck Quartet (Alberta/USA)
INFO: Concert
TIME: 8:00 p.m.
VENUE: Stevenson Performing Arts Centre, H.J. Cody School, 4520 – 50th St.
ADMISSION: General Admission $30

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2007

BAND: HOT Dixieland Jazz Band (Calgary)
INFO: “Jazz for Kids” Concert & Jazzy Cartoons
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
VENUE: Sylvan Lake Municipal Library, 4715 – 50th Ave.
ADMISSION: Free admission

BAND: Community Jazz Bands
INFO: Outdoor concert
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
VENUE: Lions Legacy Park Gazebo, 50th St. & 48th Ave.
ADMISSION: Free admission (cancelled in the event of rain)

BAND: HOT Dixieland Jazz Band (Calgary)
INFO: Outdoor concert
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
VENUE: Marina Bay Gazebo, Marina Bay
ADMISSION: Free admission (moved to the Marina Bay community room in the event of rain)

EVENT: JAZZ PUB CRAWL
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Various locations and bands TBA
ADMISSION: Free admission

EVENT: FAREWELL JAM SESSION
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club, 5331 Lakeshore Dr.
ADMISSION: Free admission

for more information visit www.jazzatthelake.com

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