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June 1, 2009

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Medicine Hat JazzFest

Medicine Hat JazzFest
June 19-28
Medicine Hat, AB

Southern Alberta Jazz Festival Expands Reach

The 13th annual Medicine Hat Jazz Festival runs June 19-28 with more than 15 ensembles from around the world performing at a variety of free and ticketed venues.

Headline acts include the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI), Elmhurst College Jazz Band (Chicago), Amina Figarova Sextet, Chris Donnelly, Joel Miller, Jeanette Lindstrom, Amanda Tosoff, Jean-Pierre Zanella and Jean-Christophe Beney, to name a few.

New this year is a festival pass for entry into all shows, the Vespa youth stage which showcasing local student musicians, and several performances that will take place in Lethbridge from June 19- 21.

MEDICINE HAT JAZZFEST SCHEDULE

MONDAY, JUNE 22

Craig Magill
Public Library Theatre 7:00 p.m. free event

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

Craig Magill
Public Library Theatre 12:00 p.m. free event

VEJI
Esplanade Theatre 7:30 p.m. $30 +sc

Joel Miller
Esplanade Studio Theatre 10:30 p.m. $18 +sc

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

Craig Magill
Public Library Theatre 12:00 p.m. free event

Joel Miller Workshop
Esplanade Studio Theatre 2:00 p.m. $5

Jeanette Lindstrom
Esplanade Studio Theatre 7:30 p.m. $25 +sc

Amanda Tosoff
Esplanade Studio Theatre 10:30 p.m. $18 +sc

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

The Vespa Youth Stage
Riverside Band Shell 12:00 p.m. free event

Amanda Tosoff Workshop
Esplanade Studio Theatre 2:00 p.m. $5

Maraca
Medalta Pottery Site 7:30 p.m. $25 +sc

Shannon Gaye and F.U.J.A
Earls 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. $40 (includes $20.00 gift card)

Jean-Pierre Zanella
Esplanade Studio Theatre 10:30 p.m. $18 +sc

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

Shuffle Demons
Tim Hortons (Downtown) 12:00 p.m. free event

Robin Nolan Trio
Esplanade Terrace 2:00 p.m. $15 +sc

Shannon Gaye and F.U.J.A
earls 5:00 – 8:00 PM $40 (includes $20.00 gift card)

Stevie Vallance – Patsy Jazz
DeVine 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. $10

Elmhurst College Jazz Band and Amina Figarova Sextet
Esplanade Theatre 7:30 p.m. $35 +sc

Chris Donnelly
Esplanade Theatre (Club Setting on Stage) 10:30 p.m. $18 +sc

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

David Renter Quartet
Tim Hortons (Downtown) 12:00 p.m. free event

Jazz Jam
Esplanade Studio Theatre 2:00 PM free event

Voice Animation Workshop -Stevie Vallance
Esplanade Studio Theatre 2:00 p.m. $15 pre-register

Shannon Gaye and F.U.J.A
earls 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. $40 (includes $20.00 gift card)

Stevie Vallance – Patsy Jazz
DeVine 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. $10

Brickhouse and Kool Ray and the Hip Katz
Transit Terminal Parkade 6:30 p.m. free event

Jean -Christophe BĂ©ney
Esplanade Studio Theatre 10:30 p.m. $18 +sc

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

Elmhurst College Jazz Band
Esplanade Terrace 7:30 p.m. $20 +sc

For more info visit www.medicinehatjazzfest.com

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