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December 29, 2008

Jazz & Blues New Year’s Events

Written by
cindy mcleod


Celebrating New Year’s 2009 in Western Canada


1. Beat Niq (811-1st SW)

Robert Young’s Big Beat Band featuring Gerry Hebert (sax, clarinet, flute), John DeWaal (drums), Derek Stoll (piano), Richard Ericson (bass).

Tickets: $35 call 403-263-1650

2. Flight Deck International Bar & Grill (9650 Harvest Hills Blvd. NW)

Cocktails with jazz vocalist Cindy McLeod Trio (6pm), dinner (8 pm), dancing with the Randy O Band (9pm)

Tickets: $50 per person, call 403-226-1001 or email info@flightdeck.ca

3. Acadia Hall (250 – 90th Avenue SE)

Brazilian Community Association of Alberta – Revéillon 2009. Daniel joins Eduardo Mendonça with special guest Dandara Backen.

Tickets: Adults $30 (members $25), kids under 12/$15 (members $12), kids under 5/free To purchase visit www.bcaab.org

4. Flames Central (Stephen Avenue at 1st Street SW)

The Mocking Shadows for high energy R&B after the hockey game.

Tickets: 4 packages $19.99-$48.99 call 403-935-2637

5. Murrieta’s West Coast Bar & Grill (200-808 1st St. SW)

Blue Rhino – funk, jazz, R & B, rock and soul… BBQ & dancing.

Tickets: call 403-269-7707

6. Elbow River Casino (218 18th Avenue SE)

Dancing with Grammy Award winner Donald Ray Johnson.

Tickets: $59.99 call 403-289-8880


1. Matrix Hotel (10001 107 St.)
6:00 pm

‘Absolutely Ballroom’ featuring El Morocco Big Band and Andrew Glover.

Tickets: $375 per couple call 780-756-6010 to book

2. Delta Edmonton South Hotel “The Top of the Inn” (4404-Gateway Blvd)
Doors at 5:30PM
Meal at 6:30PM
Dance till 1:30AM

Tuxedo Junkies perform jazz standards from the ’50s and ’60s. Features panoramic view of Edmonton & New Years Eve fireworks.

Tickets: IN ADVANCE ONLY – call 780.490.0835

3. Delta Edmonton South Hotel (4404 Gateway Blvd)
9th Annual Latin New Year’s Eve–Noche de Gala
Cocktails 6 pm
Dinner 7:30 pm
Dance 9:00 pm – 3:00 am

In the Grand Ballroom featuring two bands, Tumbao Vibe Salsa Band and Latin Combo, as well as DJ Fuego, DJ Alvares, and DJ Stomp.

Tickets: call 780.434-6415

4. Blue Chair (9624 – 76 Avenue)
Reservations at 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm; party ends at 1:00 am

Featuring the Rault Brothers with Stuart McDougall.

Tickets: $85 call 780.989.2861

5. Blues on Whyte (10329 Whyte Avenue)

Featuring Jordan Cook.

Tickets: $25 call 780.439.5058

6. Haven Social Club (15120A Stony Plain Road)
6:00 pm (door)
7:00 pm (buffet)

The Jack Semple Band with Dave Chabot (bass) and Sandro Dominelli (drums) with special guest George Blondheim. Comedian Tim Koslo opens the evening.

Tickets: $60 (w/buffet) – $45 (w/o buffet – after 8:00 pm) call 780.756.6010


1. Cellar Jazz

NuJazz group Melody Diachun EQ.

Tickets: $79 at http://www.mdeq.ca

2. O’Doul’s (1300 Robson Steet)

Saxophonist Mike Allen and his quartet.

Tickets: 604-661-1400

3. The Yale

Big Band Blues starring Brickhouse.

Tickets: $50 Advance / $55 Door – purchase online at www.ticketstonight.ca


1. Nanaimo Centre Stage (25 Victoria Road)
8:00 PM

Nanaimo Blues Society’s Annual New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring the Bill Johnson Blues Band.

Tickets: $65.00, info at www.nanaimobluesfestival.com

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