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November 22, 2007

Calgary Music Community Presents Tribute to Bob Day

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz concerts, Canada


Calgary Musicians Association
& Beat Niq Jazz Club present
‘A Tribute to Bob Day’

Calgary’s Music Community Collaborates in Support of Bob Day Memorial Scholarship

This Thursday and Friday, November 22 & 23, a large contingent of the city’s jazz community along with the Calgary Musicians Association and Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club will present ‘A Tribute to Bob Day’, a fund-raising concert in support of the Bob Day Memorial Scholarship.

The event will feature a host of jazz veterans on the Calgary scene, with the Thursday night ensemble formed by John DeWaal, John Hyde, Keith Smith, Derek Stoll, Kai Poscente, Robin Tufts and guests, while the Friday features Jim Brenan, Sheldon Zandboer, Kai Poscente, Robin Tufts and guests.

Bob Day, flugelhorn player, composer and giant in Canadian jazz, succumbed to cancer in September at the age of 61.

Originally from Toronto, Bob moved to Vancouver before making his home in Calgary during the 1960’s. Known as a gifted player, master composer, as well as an inspiring educator, Bob was a mainstay on the local scene and in-demand session and section player. His four decade’s worth of performance/recording credits include Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass, orchestras backing such legends as Paul Anka, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett, and as both leader and sideman in a multitude of small jazz ensembles in local clubs over the years.

The Calgary music community is presenting the event with an aim toward raising $10,000 in order to make the Bob Day Memorial Fund an endowment fund.

for more information visit www.beatniq.com

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