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October 30, 2007

Yardbird Suite All Canadian Jazz Festival

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz concerts, Canada

Yardbird Suite’s
All Canadian Jazz Festival
November 4-10

The Yardbird Suite will wipe away the winter blues this week with the All-Canadian Jazz Festival, slated to run November 4-10.

The festival features a series of headlining Canadian jazz artists in concert performances, including several double-header shows, workshop events and a jam session.


Sunday, November 4
Doors 7:30, Show 8

Michael Bates Outside Sources (Toronto)

Michel Bates (bass), Quinsin Nachoff (saxophone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Jeff Davis (drums)

Monday, November 5

Littlebirds Workshops with Jim Head and Murray Smith (Edmonton)

Littlebirds Director: Joel Gray

Tuesday, November 6
Doors 8, Show 9

Festival Jam Session hosted by John Taylor Quartet (Edmonton)

John Taylor (bass), Stuart Crosley (guitar), Jim Head (guitar), Mike Gillespie (drums)

Wednesday, November 7
Doors 7:30, Show 8

Marty Majorowicz Quartet (Edmonton)

Marty Majorowicz (trombone), Tom King (piano), Joe Lubinsky-Mast (bass), Thom Bennett (drums)

Jodi Proznick Quartet (Vancouver)

Jodi Proznick (bass), Steve Kaldestad (saxophone), Tilden Webb (piano), Jesse Cahill (drums)

Thursday, November 8
Doors 7:30, Show 8:00

Diana Stabel (Edmonton)

Diana Stabel (vocals), Steve Frise (guitar), Charlie Austin (piano), Thom Golub (bass), Sandro Dominelli (drums)

Rosemary Galloway Quartet (Toronto)

Rosemary Galloway (bass), Pat LaBarbera (saxophone), Gary Williamson (piano), Terry Clarke (drums)

Friday, November 9
Doors 8, Show 9

Don Bradshaw’s Big Idea (Edmonton)

Don Bradshaw (bass), Mo Lefever (guitar), Dan Skakun – drums

D.D. Jackson (New York)

D.D. Jackson – solo piano

Saturday, November 10
Doors 8, Show 9

Bill George Quartet (Edmonton)

Bill George (drums), Laura Craig (tenor saxophone), Peter Belec (guitar), Joseph Lubinsky-Mast (bass)

Gordon Grdina Trio (Vancouver)

Gordon Grdina (guitar), Tommy Babin (bass), Kenton Loewen (drums)

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