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July 2, 2007

Calgary Jazz Masters Perform for Jazz on the Lake Vll

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Calgary, Canada


Jazz on the Lake
Featuring RAEJIS
Fri & Sat, July 27 & 28
Heritage Park, Calgary

Jazz, Cocktails, and Cruising

The Jazz Is Society of Alberta continues a Calgary jazz tradition July 27 & 28th with the seventh annual Jazz on the Lake, a one-hour jazz cruise aboard the S.S. Moyie around the Glenmore Reservoir at Heritage Park featuring the Resident Artists Ensemble of Jazz Is Society (RAEJIS).

RAEJIS is formed by Calgary-based jazz masters John Reid (saxophone, flute), John De Waal (drums), John Hyde (bass), and Sheldon Zandboer (piano). The ensemble performs ongoing concerts throughout the year with an emphasis on collaborations among Calgary, Alberta, Canadian, and International jazz performers, wrapping up the season with the annual The Jazz on the Lake event.

For the Jazz on the Lake Vll event, the group will be on board the S.S. Moyie, an historic sternwheeler, for a cruise around the lake and a view of the setting sun. Beginning at 7:00, RAEJIS will perform funky jazz and standards while docked for the cocktail party, and at 8 will set sail, performing throughout the cruise. Docking at 9 pm, the group follows up with jazz dockside on the patio until 10 pm.

Presented by the Jazz Is Society of Alberta.

for more info visit www.jazzis.org

Friday & Saturday, July 27 & 28
Jazz Is Society Presents
Jazz on the Lake Vll
Featuring RAEJIS (Resident Artists Ensemble of Jazz Is Society)
John Reid (saxophone, flute), John De Waal (drums), John Hyde (bass), Sheldon Zandboer (piano)
Heritage Park, Calgary

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