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December 2, 2008

Edmonton Jazz Orchestra Appears at Yardbird Suite

Written by
cindy mcleod

Edmonton Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, Dec 4
door 6:30, concert 7:30 pm
Yardbird Suite, Edmonton

Saxophonist Kent Sangster Leads Top-Notch Large Ensemble

The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society presents the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra (EJO) big band concert under the direction of Kent Sangster, Thursday December 4th at the Yardbird Suite. The evening’s program will feature new Canadian works performed by nationally recognized Edmonton jazz musicians.

Kent Sangster – Saxophone / Musical Director
Don Berner – Saxophone
Bill Jamieson – Saxophone
Jerrold Dubyk – Saxophone
David Babcock – Saxophone

Joel Gray – Trumpet
Bob Tildesley – Trumpet
Dave Morgan – Trumpet
Ashley Clelland – Trumpet

Marty Majorawicz – Trombone
Craig Brenan – Trombone
Audrey Ochoa – Trombone
Dan Keels – Trombone

Jim Head – Guitar
Wayne Feschuk – Piano
Mike Lent – Bass
Sandro Dominelli – Drums

The Edmonton Jazz Orchestra (EJO) is Edmonton’s professional, large, concert jazz ensemble consisting of many of the city’s finest jazz musicians, several of which are nationally recognized recording artists. This premiere ensemble explores the traditions of the jazz repertoire while also presenting existing and new works by leading Canadian jazz composers.

Most EJO members are involved in jazz education. In February 2009 the EJO will begin a new partnership with the JAZZWORKS band festival. This will bring over 500 young musicians and educators in contact with the Edmonton Jazz Orchestras in a series of workshops as well as a live performance by the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra at the world renowned jazz club, the Yardbird Suite.

“If you follow jazz in Edmonton at all, you’ve heard their names before, but suffice to say, they’re the best of the busiest generation in town.”
– Roger Levesque Freelance, Edmonton Journal

Purchase Tickets in Advance:

Tix on the Square
9930 102 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 5H7
780 420-1757

Adults – $25. Students & Seniors – $15.

For more info visit www.yardbirdsuite.com

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