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A MESSAGE FROM THE FESTIVAL PRODUCER On behalf of the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society Board I would like to welcome you to the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival. In continuing the 30 plus year tradition of a world-class celebration of jazz, we are all in for perhaps the best festival yet! 65 sets of music presented at 9 venues by an amazing array of artists from around the world. Perhaps the pinnacle of this year’s festival will be jazz legend Wayne Shorter, or trumpeter Chris Botti? Brazilian songstress Eliane Elias or fusion guitar god Mike Stern? What ever your tastes are there is sure to be something for you! It is one of our missions to connect as many new people to jazz as possible so we have brought back the very successful Johnny Jazz Pass – giving bearers access to up to 39 shows over the ten days of the Festival for just $99! New this year we have added a Johnny Jazz Weekend Pass for $49. Pick the weekend that works best for you and explore up to 18 sets of music, just over $ 3 per set! These passes allow you the flexibility and the extremely affordable value to explore who you don’t know. After all, it’s not about who you know, it’s about who you DON’T KNOW that might surprise you! An overwhelming amount of time and effort from many committed people contribute to the creation and delivery of this annual festival. On behalf of the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society board of directors, administration, crew leaders, volunteers and artists, we hope your experience with the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival is a wonderful one and something that you will help spread the word about for years to come.
A MESSAGE FROM HIS WORSHIP STEPHEN MANDEL
MAYOR OF EDMONTON
On behalf of City Council and the people of Edmonton, Alberta’s Capital City, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival. This festival is an opportunity for jazz enthusiasts, music lovers and all Edmontonians to find their jazz at one of the many first-rate performances. Every year, Edmonton is honoured to host the many talented artists and musicians that entertain audiences at venues across the city. Thank you to the organizers, volunteers and performers who worked hard to make this festival a success. Your efforts enrich the lives of all Edmontonians through the art of jazz music. You also enhance Edmonton’s reputation as a vibrant city that celebrates the arts. Best wishes for a successful festival! Yours Truly,
Stephen Mandel Mayor
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THE EDMONTON JAZZ FESTIVAL SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS Our loyal volunteers contribute their time, energy and enthusiasm to support our Society and its initiatives. They are our true ambassadors all year round and provide outstanding commitment and service to over 30,000 audience members annually. Our sincere thanks to each and every one of you!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Barth Bradley, President Glen Buick, Vice President Dan Dunnigan, Treasurer & Secretary Adrian Albert, Director Curtis Sparrow, Director Hal Simons, Director
CORE STAFF Executive Director / Artistic Director Kent Sangster Outreach & Development Manager Nathalie Tait Development & Artist Relations Brandy Dominelli
FESTIVAL CREW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / PRODUCER Kent Sangster
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MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR Jan Doll
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THE EDMONTON JAZZ FESTIVAL SOCIETY GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM OUR SPONSORS. GOVERNMENT, ARTS AND GRANT FUNDING
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THE EDMONTON JAZZ FESTIVAL SOCIETY WOULD LIKE TO THANK THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE SOCIETY AND ITS INITIATIVES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! JAZZ MASTERS ($5,000 +) Christopher Robinson Christopher and Kerri Watt
JAZZ PATRONS (UP TO $2500) Steven and Daye LePoole Esther Ondrack
JAZZ SUPPORTERS ($100) Adrian Albert Mark Cassidy Terry Donovan Ian McKenzie Gou Noborio Curtis Sparrow
COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Avenue Clothing Company Belvedere Golf Club Big Rock Brewery
Blackhawk Golf Course Brio Studios Citadel Theatre Cosyn Management Dixieland Society of Alberta Fresh Cafe & Espresso Bar Fringe Theatre Adventures Gini’s Restaurant Hardware Grill Manor Cafe The Marc Restaurant Matrix Hotel MacEwan Bookstores MacEwan Sport & Wellness Grant MacEwan University Grant MacEwan University, Centre for the Arts & Communications Hok Nik Creative Joey’s Restaurant Lanigan & Edwards Wine Merchants Main Staple Murrieta’s Bar & Grill
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THE EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL IS AN INITIATIVE OF THE The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society is a charitable organization dedicated to providing a professional and supportive environment for jazz artists to perform, collaborate, and celebrate with the people of Edmonton. In addition to producing the annual Edmonton International Jazz Festival, the Society presents the Jazzworks educational outreach programs and promotes the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, in an effort to continue the tradition of jazz in Edmonton.
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CABARET SERIES HAPPY HOUR
Explore the diverse talent of artists from right here in our own hometown. Tickets for these shows will be made available at the door. Reservations recommended. Multiple sets per show.
Start the evening off right at the new Cabaret Series Happy Hour. Enjoy some of our City’s finest musicianship and a refreshing after work beverage, and the best part - admission is free!
JEFFREY’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR - $15 - 9:00PM JUNE 22 – KRYSTLE DOS SANTOS JUNE 23 – HELENA MAGEROWSKI JUNE 26 – JESSE DOLLIMONT QUINTET JUNE 28 – SHELLEY JONES JUNE 29 – THE LOUISE DAWSON QUARTET JUNE 30 – ROLLANDA LEE & HER GENTLEMEN OF JAZZ BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ - $15 - 8:30PM JUNE 22 – AUDREY OCHOA QUARTET JUNE 23 – PETER BELEC TRIO JUNE 28 – THE BRETT MILES QUARTET JUNE 29 – CELSIUS QUARTET JUNE 30 – TERRY MCDADE’S HARPE JAZZ
CABARET SERIES Back by popular demand, this series features cabaret seating creating a cool vibe for the high-calibre and high-energy performances at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Center, situated just across the street from the Yardbird Suite. Must be 18 or older to attend.
NEW THIS YEAR!
JAZZ STREET TEAMS FREE The Jazz Street Teams will deliver a variety of jazz selections while creating interest and exposure in the heart of Old Strathcona and downtown Edmonton. Enjoy free outdoor performances at McIntyre Park Gazebo (8331 – 104 Street) daily from June 26 – July 1 between 12pm to 2pm and on July 1 at Churchill Square from 11am to 2pm as well as City Hall Plaza from 2pm to 4 pm. No Tickets Required
JAZZWORKS WORKSHOP FREE Watch as a select group of aspiring musicians experience a once in a life time opportunity to study under the guidance of established international, Canadian and Edmonton artists featured in the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival. Scheduled at the renowned Yardbird Suite, these sessions will be inspiring to musicians and jazz lovers alike. Visit the Jazzworks page on www.edmontonjazz.com for the workshop schedule
TUESDAY, JUNE 26 MIKE ESSOUDRY’S MASH POTATO MASHERS
WORKS WITH JAZZ SERIES FREE PERFORMANCES AT CHURCHILL SQUARE 12 noon – 2:00pm A one of a kind collaboration between the Edmonton International Jazz Festival and the Works Art & Design Festival, the Works With Jazz series features Jazz and art performances by professional and emerging musicians and visual artists. No Tickets Required. Jazz performance by:
FRIDAY, JUNE 22 SANDRO DOMINELLI TRIO Sandro Dominelli is one of Canada`s most creative, talented and tasteful drummers. With a Juno Nomination, Western Canadian Music Award, a Canadian Independent Music Award and two Edmonton Mayor’s Awards under his belt, Sandro is truly a jewel in the crown of Alberta’s cultural make-up.
MONDAY, JUNE 25 PARC-X TRIO Hailing from Parc-Extension, Montreal’s most multicultural borough, Park-X Trio’s music is a blend of contemporary jazz that focuses on group interplay and high energy, all while keeping a strong melodic sensibility.
Mike Essoudry’s Mash Potato Mashers is a parade style band (two drummers and seven horn players) that plays Balkan, second line, Klezmer, Brazilian, Reggae and ska-style originals and covers.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 ANDREW GLOVER QUARTET Andrew Glover is an accomplished pianist and composer. He is credited with a huge body of work, which extends to Europe and the U.S., as well as his hometown of Edmonton.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 CHRIS ANDREW Chris has studied in Cuba and has toured across Canada countless times in a number of bands in various musical styles, including jazz, funk, pop and Latin.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 PETER BELEC TRIO An in-demand Edmonton guitarist, Peter Belec’s sound ranges from Modern Jazz to Latin to Reggae. Peter Belec spends his time playing gigs, doing studio work, composing, touring and teaching guitar.
The JAZZWORKS CREATIVE SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP (CSGW), an educational component of the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival, is a professional development workshop that has been created by the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society (EJFS) for university/college aged musicians, young jazz professionals and exceptional high school students. Under the direction of Joel Gray and Kent Sangster, this summer outreach program provides an inspired setting for collaboration, development and learning through mentorship. Selected performers from the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival line-up have committed to share their knowledge and experience by leading seminars on various topics including, but not limited to: performance, composition; professionalism; and the business of music. Participants are selected through audition and placed
in small ensembles consisting of full rhythm section and a horn section. In this one-week intensive, the aspiring musicians are given the opportunity to further develop their skills within the jazz realm with exposure to adjudications, seminars, rehearsals, and a concert performance during the Edmonton International Jazz Festival. This experience is a once in a life-time opportunity for growth in the presence of established International, Canadian and Alberta musicians while playing alongside peers.
Chris Andrew Piano Kristian Blak Piano Robi Botos Piano Jerry Granelli Drums *Subject To Change
Joel Gray Trumpet Kent Sangster Saxophone Tommy Smith Saxophone Terell Stafford Trumpet Bob Tildesley Trumpet
Ready to expand your musical horizons? WE HAVE A [ PROGRAM ] FOR THAT.
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DIXIELAND : A style that developed out of New Orleans, traditional Dixieland music focused on the trumpet, trombone and clarinet playing melody and counter- melody, with a
AVANT- GARDE : Having more structure than free jazz, avantgarde incorporates ensembles with more of an arrangement. Soloists still explore freedom from conventional rules.
rhythm section that included banjo.
MIKE ESSOUDRY’S MASHED POTATO MASHERS PAGE 36 ROLLANDA LEE & HER GENTLEMEN OF JAZZ PAGE 46
Sometimes it is difficult to tell where the compositions end and the improvisation begins (solos are a growth of the arrangement).
THE JERRY GRANELLI TRIO PAGE 36 FRANÇOIS HOULE 5 + BENOÎT DELBECQ PAGE 40
FREE JAZZ : Typically after playing a quick theme the improvisation of this style does not follow any particular chordal structure. Dispensed with the rules of rhythm, pitch, and development (not necessarily atonal or without pulse) colourful music punctuated by the imagination of the
BIG BAND : A style of jazz performed by a large ensemble focused on standards and riff based tunes.
performer. - Ornette Coleman
YGGDRASIL & EIVOR PAGE 38
EDMONTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA PAGE 27 FUNK / GROOVE : An offshoot of soul jazz, the style has catchy CONTEMPORARY : Utilizing the technical elements of swing, bop and other rhythmic influences, this stream of jazz focuses on original compositions that allow for
hooks with light instrumental and lyrical ornaments.
MÉDÉRIC COLLIGNON JUS DE BOCSE PAGE 23 AUDREY OCHOA QUARTET PAGE 22
CHRIS BOTTI PAGE 34 WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET PAGE 24 ROBI BOTOS PAGE 24 PHIL DWYER WITH SPECIAL GUEST LAILA BIALI PAGE 33 MATHIAS EICK QUINTET PAGE 45 THE BARRY ELMES QUINTET PAGE 21 PARC-X TRIO PAGE 33 TOMMY SMITH - KARMA PAGE 44 A/B TRIO PAGE 46 CHRIS ANDREW PAGE 43 PETER BELEC TRIO PAGE 23 CELSIUS PAGE 45 SANDRO DOMINELLI PAGE 22 ANDREW GLOVER PAGE 38 STEFAN KIJEK PAGE 43 THE BRETT MILES QUARTET PAGE 43 TERRY MCDADE’S HARPE JAZZ QUINTET PAGE 46 PREQUAL PAGE 23
FUSION : A mix of jazz improvisation with the rhythms and energy of rock music. This style usually incorporates mixed meters, syncopation, and complex chord harmony.
MIKE STERN BAND PAGE 32 THE CHRIS TARRY GROUP PAGE 27 GYPSY JAZZ : A mixture of folk music with swing music in a fairly acoustic setting with the main instrument being a guitar.
HOT CLUB EDMONTON PAGE 47 HARD BOP : An extension of bop, this style borrows soulful melodies from R&B, with the bassist able to move rhythmically within the bar. Has a strong gospel influence, with a more diverse rhythm section.
TERELL STAFFORD PAGE 46
JAM BAND : The performances of these bands often feature
SWING : Larger dance bands (big band) groups
extended musical improvisation (“jams”) over rhythmic
that include more than three or four horns, which
grooves and chord patterns and long sets of music that
necessitatedthe notation of the music (not just
cross genre boundaries.
improvisation) with repetitious riffs and more
THE SHUFFLE DEMONS PAGE 46 L’ORKESTRE DES PAS PERDUES PAGE 44
FESTIVAL KICK-OFF HOSTED BY KENT SANGSTER PAGE 20 LATIN JAZZ : The mix of bebop horns with emphasis on percussion and Cuban rhythms make it a danceable style. The two main distinctions of Latin jazz are Afro-Cuban which is a fusion between North American and Central American roots; and Brazilian jazz styles such as bossa nova and samba. – Dizzy Gillespie / Tito Puente / Jobim / Stan Getz
ELIANE ELIAS BRASILEIRA PAGE 20 WIL CAMPA PAGE 22
PETER APPLEYARD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TOMMY BANKS AND ROLLANDA LEE PAGE 40 VOCAL JAZZ : Performers tend towards multi-genred song selections, but with an instrumental focus on vocals.
NDIDI ONOKWULU PAGE 23 SHINE ON: THE UNIVERSE OF JOHN LENNON PAGE 43 LOUISE DAWSON PAGE 45 JESSE DOLLIMONT PAGE 36 KRYSTLE DOS SANTOS PAGE 22 SHELLEY JONES PAGE 43 HELENA MAGEROWSKI PAGE 23
SOUL JAZZ : This style is a development of hard bop, which incorporates blues influences, as well as gospel and R&B. Often utilizing the Hammond organ, soul jazz emphasizes repetitive grooves and strong melodic hooks.
JOSE JAMES PAGE 21 DON BERNER SOUL JAZZ PROJECT PAGE 44
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A JOHNNY JAZZ PASS GAINS BEARER ADMISSION INTO ALL REGULAR PERFORMANCES PRESENTED BY THE EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE MACLAB THEATRE, YARDBIRD SUITE, OLD STRATHCONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, AND SECOND SET OF TRANSALTA ARTS BARNS PERFORMANCE. ADMISSION IS SUBJECT TO TICKET AVAILABILITY. $49 WEEKEND PASS OR $99 TEN-DAY PASSES AVAILABLE.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 22
FESTIVAL KICK OFF
HOSTED BY KENT SANGSTER
JUNE 22 – 6:30PM OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CABARET HAPPY HOUR SERIES FREE
The Festival Kick-Off will launch the Cabaret Series Happy Hour! Hosted by Kent Sangster, this performance will feature some of Edmonton’s finest jazz musicians who are performing throughout the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival - including Chris Andrew, Sandro Dominelli, Jeff Johnson, Bob Tildesley and Jim Head. This is a brand new series, FREE OF CHARGE, and is a great way to start out your festival experience.
ELIANE ELIAS BRASILEIRA
JUNE 22 - 7:30 PM MACLAB THEATRE $42.10
PIANO & VOCALS: ELIANE ELIAS BASS: MARC JOHNSON DRUMS: RAFAEL BARATA GUITAR: RUBENS DE LACORTE
A multiple Grammy Award nominee, Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style blending her Brazilian roots and sensuous voice with her impressive compositional and piano skills. Each of her recordings went to the top five both on Billboard and U.S radio charts, with many reaching number one. Concord Picante released her latest album, Light My
Fire, last May; it debuted at number three on Billboard’s Jazz Chart, and reached number three on iTunes and number four on Amazon’s Jazz Charts. Eliane’s song “What about the Heart” received a Grammy nomination for Best Brazilian Song.
THE BARRY ELMES QUINTET
JUNE 22 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
JUNE 22 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CABARET SERIES $20 PER SET
DRUMS: BARRY ELMES SAXOPHONE: MIKE MURLEY TRUMPET/FLUGELHORN: KEVIN TURCOTTE GUITAR: REG SCHWAGER BASS: STEVE WALLACE
VOCALS: JOSE JAMES KEYBOARDS: KRIS BOWERS BASS: SOLOMON DORSEY DRUMS: NATE SMITH
Barry Elmes has become internationally-respected over the years since, not only as one of Canada’s most talented drummers, but for parallel accomplishments as a composer, producer, recording artist, and dedicated educator. His awardwinning work has been documented on over 70 jazz CDs and he has performed all over the world with many renowned jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Flanagan, Charlie Haden, Diana Krall, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Oliver Jones, Cedar Walton, Phil Nimmons, and Moe Koffman. In 1991, he formed the Barry Elmes Quintet, featuring a who’s who of the best in Canadian jazz.
José James came of age with the sounds of Prince, hip-hop and Modern jazz. Discovering an early passion for both music and creative writing, José combined these through performance - singing jazz standards, originals, and the works of John Coltrane. Since then José has recorded albums as a featured guest with Junior Mance, Chico Hamilton, Nicola Conte, Bassment Jaxx, Jazzanova, Toshio Matsuura, J.A.M., DJ Mitsu the Beats, Timo Lassy, Taylor McFerrin, and Flying Lotus. Recent projects include guest performances with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, as well as and international tour with McCoy Tyner.
SANDRO DOMINELLI TRIO JUNE 22 - 12 NOON TO 2:00PM CHURCHILL SQUARE WORKS WITH JAZZ FREE
Sandro Dominelli is one of Canada`s most creative, talented and tasteful drummers. With a Juno Nomination, Western Canadian Music Award, a Canadian Independent Music Award and two Edmonton Mayor’s Awards under his belt, Sandro is truly a jewel in the crown of Alberta’s cultural make-up.
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AUDREY OCHOA QUARTET BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ - $15 8:30 PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 23 WIL CAMPA JUNE 23 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CABARET SERIES $20 PER SET
DIRECTOR/LEAD VOCAL: WILFREDO CAMPA CORVEA TROMBONE: JOSÉ ÁNGEL SILVEIRA FERNÁNDEZ TROMBONE: DANIEL RAMIREZ IGLESIAS TRUMPET: ROBERTO PÉREZ GARCÍA TRUMPET: MAURIS ÁLVAREZ ROSENDO PERCUSSION: ANDRÉS MIRANDA PÉREZ PERCUSSION: EDEL HERRERA BORGES BASS: YOAN FELIX ALONSO BLANCO KEYBOARD: SANDY VALDÉS FERNÁNDEZ PIANO: RAFAEL ALEJANDRO AVILA PEREZ VOCALS: YAROBY GALLARDO VALDÉS VOCALS: HAILOR PASTOR IGLESIAS SOUND ENGINEER: ALEXANDER BANOS BORREGO Wil’s musical history has two rewarding eras: his work as a singer for two highly recognized Cuban groups, Cumbre and Maraca, and for the past four years, leading his own orchestra, Wil Campa y Su Gran Union. His music is influenced by the styles of the 40s and 70s, and his own style is a mix of both generations’ rhythms, creating the Son. A story that began in the Cuban countryside has taken him all over the world. Wil has the heartfelt acceptance of the Cuban people, for his passion and eagerness to keep the Son alive.
MÉDÉRIC COLLIGNON JUS DE BOCSE JUNE 23 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
NDIDI ONUKWULU JUNE 23 – 7:00PM & 8:30PM CATALYST THEATRE $20 PER SET
POCKET CORNET: MEDERIC COLLIGNON DOUBLE BASS: FREDERIC CHIFFOLEAU DRUMS: PHILIPPE GLEIZES FENDER RHODES: FRANK WOESTE SOUND ENGINEER: LIONEL COULPIER Is this yet-another revisiting of Gershwin’s classic Porgy and Bess? Not quite... Médéric Collignon, notoriously, is not one to follow the tracks of others. Known for his shouting, his deliberately trashy bouts and his flashes of genius, he has taken on this monument using Miles Davis’s version as a starting point, with some insolence. Backing him is a power trio (named Jus de Bocse in jest) which sounds like a big band. The result is disarming, and has attracted a lot of reactions. It is a kind of artificial, multicolored opera, dense and
GUITARS/VOCALS/PIANO: NDIDI ONUKWULU DRUMS: SKYE BROOKS BASS: BRAD FERGUSON GUITAR: TBA Born of a Nigerian father and a German mother, Ndidi’s lineage, like her music, explores the globe then brings it back home. Her gypsy journey has collected a diverse range of sounds and styles which she weaves into an orchestration strong enough to support her strong lyrics and relentless vocals.
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PETER BELEC TRIO BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ - $15 8:30 PM
FRIDAY JUNE 22
SATURDAY JUNE 23
MONDAY JUNE 25
7:30 PM SUNDAY
Wayne Shorter Quartet Featuring Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez Opening: The Robi Botos Trio
WINSPEAR CENTRE MACLAB THEATRE
SUNDAY JUNE 24
7:30 PM Eliane Elias Brasileira
7:30 PM Mike Stern Band
TRANSALTA ARTS BARNS
OLD STRATHCONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CABARET SERIES
6:30 PM Festival Kick Off Hosted By Kent Sangster
8:30 PM Wil Campa
10:00 PM Jose James
10:00 PM Wil Campa
8:30 PM The Barry Elmes Quintet
8:30 PM Médéric Collignon Jus de Bocse
8:30 PM The Chris Tarry Group
8:30 PM Phil Dwyer With Special Guest Laila Biali
8:30 The Trio
10:00 PM The Barry Elmes Quintet
10:00 PM Médéric Collignon Jus de Bocse
10:00 PM The Chris Tarry Group
10:00 PM Phil Dwyer With Special Guest Laila Biali
10:0 The Trio
12 Noon - 2 PM Parc X Trio
12 N Mik Mas Mas
7:00 PM Ndidi Onukwulu 8:30 PM Ndidi Onukwulu
12 Noon - 2 PM Sandro Dominelli
WORKS WITH JAZZ
JEFFREY’S CAFE BLUE CHAIR 24 CAFE
2:00 PM The Edmonton Jazz Orchestra
8:30 PM Jose James
CATALYST THEATRE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SQUARE
6:30 PM Prequal
9:00 PM Krystle Dos Santos 8:30 PM Audrey Ochoa Quartet
9:00 PM Helena Magerowski 8:30 PM Peter Belec Trio
9:0 The Doll
TUESDAY JUNE 26
WEDNESDAY JUNE 27
THURSDAY JUNE 28
FRIDAY JUNE 29
SATURDAY JUNE 30
30 PM hris Botti
Ticketed & Johnny Jazz Pass Event Ticketed Event Marquee Event Club Series Free Event 7:00 PM Peter Appleyard with Special Guests Tommy Banks and Rollanda Lee 8:45 PM Peter Appleyard with Special Guests Tommy Banks and Rollanda Lee
6:30 PM Stephan Kijek Trio
6:30 PM Don Berner Soul Jazz Project
6:30 PM A/B Trio
8:30 PM 8:00 PM Shine On: The Uni verse of John Lennon L’Orkestre des Pas Perdus
8:30 PM The Shuffle Demons
10:00 PM 10:00 PM Shine On: The Uni verse of John Lennon L’Orkestre des Pas Perdus
10:00 PM The Shuffle Demons
:30 PM he Jerry Granelli io
8:30 PM 8:30 PM François Houle 5 + Yggdrasil & Eivor Benoît Delbecq
8:30 PM Tommy Smith - Karma
8:30 PM Terell Stafford
0:00 PM he Jerry Granelli io
10:00 PM 10:00 PM François Houle 5 + Yggdrasil & Eivor Benoît Delbecq
10:00 PM Tommy Smith - Karma
10:00 PM Terell Stafford
7:00 PM Mathias Eick Quintet
7:00 PM Hot Club Edmonton
2 Noon - 2 PM Mike Essoudry’s Mashed Potato Mashers
:00 PM he Jesse ollimont Quintet
SUNDAY JULY 1
8:30 PM Mathias Eick Quintet
12 Noon - 2 PM Andrew Glover
2:00 PM Jazzworks Collective Showcase
8:30 PM Hot Club Edmonton
12 Noon - 2 PM Chris Andrew
12 Noon - 2 PM Peter Belec Trio
9:00 PM Shelley Jones
9:00 PM The Louise Dawson Quartet
9:00 PM Rollanda Lee & Her Gentlemen of Jazz
8:30 PM The Brett Miles Quartet
8:30 PM Celsius
8:30 PM Terry McDade’s Harpe Jazz
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET
BRIAN BLADE, JOHN PATITUCCI, DANILO PEREZ
new symphonic repertoire, including striking re-workings of earlier compositions and newly composed material.
JUNE 24 – 7:30PM WINSPEAR CENTRE $49.55 - $70.55
SAXOPHONE: WAYNE SHORTER DRUMS: BRIAN BLADE BASS: JOHN PATITUCCI PIANO: DANILO PEREZ Regarded as one of the most significant performers and composers in jazz and modern music, Wayne Shorter has received substantial recognition from his peers, including six Grammy Awards and 13 nominations. In 1964, Miles Davis invited Wayne to tour with his band which included Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Ron Carter. In 1970, he formed Weather Report with Joe Zawinul and Miroslav Vitous. By the summer of 2001, Wayne began touring as the leader of a talented line up featuring pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, each a celebrated recording artist and bandleader in his own right. With his album Alegria, an expanded vision for large ensemble, Shorter won a 2003 Grammy Award. In 2005, Shorter released the live album Beyond the Sound Barrier, which earned him an additional Grammy. Shorter marked another musical milestone in 2007 by pairing up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, and a handful of the world’s best symphony orchestras to unveil his
THE ROBI BOTOS TRIO
PIANO: ROBI BOTOS ACOUSTIC BASS:MIKE DOWNES DRUMS: MORGAN CHILDS Robi Botos is a Jazz pianist of Hungarian decent who has quickly joined the ranks of Canada’s elite jazz musicians. Having been mentored by the great Oscar Peterson, Robi Botos has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career including a 2007 National Jazz Award for “Keyboardist of the Year”, 2007 NOW Award for “Best Jazz Artist” and First Place Prizes at the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition and 2008 Great American Jazz Piano Competition.
EDMONTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA JUNE 24 – 2:00PM OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CABARET SERIES $20
THE CHRIS TARRY GROUP JUNE 24 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
DIRECTOR: KENT SANGSTER SAX: RAY BARIL SAX: DAN DAVIS SAX: JERROLD DUBYK SAX: DAVE BABCOCK SAX: ROBIN TAYLOR TRUMPET: JOEL GRAY TRUMPET: BOB TILDESLEY TRUMPET: DAVE MORGAN TRUMPET: RUSSELL WHITEHEAD TROMBONE: CRAIG BRENAN TROMBONE: BRAD SHIGETA TROMBONE: MARTY MAJOROWITZ TROMBONE: KEN READ GUITAR: JIM HEAD PIANO: ANDREW GLOVER BASS: JEFF JOHNSON DRUMS: SANDRO DOMINELLI 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.
BASS: CHRIS TARRY DRUMS: DAN WEISS PIANO: HENRY HEY GUITAR: PETE MCCANN SAX: KELLY JEFFERSON The Chris Tarry Group, led by famed Canadian electric bassist, Chris Tarry, is based in New York City and has been wowing audiences with its original brand of modern electric jazz since the bands inception in 1994. With his eight multi Juno Award winning solo albums, Chris Tarry has become widely regarded as one of Canada’s most esteemed bandleaders, composers, and bass players. Always eclectic, always soulful, and always memorable, The Chris Tarry Group is one of the best, most cutting-edge jazz groups on the scene today.
MONDAY, JUNE 25
MIKE STERN BAND JUNE 25 – 7:30PM MACLAB THEATRE $42.10
GUITAR: MIKE STERN SAX: BOB FRANCESCHINI BASS: JANEK GWIZDALA DRUMS: LIONEL CORDEW In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings,
six-time Grammy nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern got his start as a guitar player with Blood, Sweat & Tears before he was recruited by Miles Davis to play a key role in Miles’ celebrated 1981 comeback band. At the 2007 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Stern was honoured with the Miles Davis Award. During that same festival, Stern joined the renowned Yellowjackets for electrifying live performances that served as a catalyst for Lifecycle, a Yellowjackets/Stern studio collaboration. Lifecycle was later nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. In 2009, Stern released Big Neighborhood which was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
PHIL DWYER WITH SPECIAL GUEST
JUNE 25 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
SAX: PHIL DWYER VOCALS/PIANO: LAILA BIALE GUITAR: ROB PILTCH TRUMPET/FLUGELHORN: VINCE MAI ACOUSTIC BASS: JODI PROZNICK DRUMS: DAVIDE DIRENZO Last year, celebrated Canadian jazz artist Phil Dwyer gathered together some of his favourite musicians to participate in a somewhat unconventional celebration of our national songbook.Dwyer chose a collection of iconic Canadian tunes and created new arrangements for each one. He recruited a crew of stellar jazz artists --Laila Biali, Davide Direnzo, Vince Mai, Rob Piltch and Jodi Proznick -- to help bring these new interpretations to life.
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TUESDAY, JUNE 26
CHRIS BOTTI JUNE 26 – 7:30PM WINSPEAR CENTRE $70.55 - $81.05
TRUMPET: CHRIS BOTTI DRUMS: BILLY KILSON GUITAR: LEONARDO AMUEDO PIANO: BILLY CHILDS
BASS: RICHIE GOODS VOCALS: LISA FISCHER VIOLIN: CAROLINE CAMPBELL KEYBOARDS: ANDREW EZRIN
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the best selling American instrumental jazz artist. His success has enjoyed audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 Jazz Albums, multiple Gold and Platinum albums and several Grammy Awards. In the last three decades, he has recorded and performed with Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Touring year round, Chris and his incredible band have played with symphonies and in venues around the globe, including performances at the World Series and Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. In 2004, People Magazine voted Chris one of the 50 Most Beautiful People.
THE JERRY GRANELLI TRIO JUNE 26 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
DRUMS/PERCUSSION: JERRY GRANELLI CELLO/DOUBLE BASS/ELECTRONICS: SIMON FISK SAXOPHONE/ELECTRONICS: DANI OORE Jerry has known Danny Oore and Simon Fisk for years. A little over a year ago when he began to think about the trio form for his next project it was their artistry and their sound that seemed to fit what he heard. Jerry had been toying with how to create using the structure of the trio but without it sounding like a trio. The two musicians bring something new to the trio palate, Simon: bass and cello, Danny: tenor, soprano and baritone saxophone. The result is effortless and multi layered.
------------CLUB SERIES-------------JESSIE DOLLIMONT QUINTET JEFFREY’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR- $15 9:00PM
MIKE ESSOUDRY’S MASH POTATO MASHERS JUNE 26 - 12 NOON TO 2:00PM CHURCHILL SQUARE WORKS WITH JAZZ FREE
Mike Essoudry’s Mash Potato Mashers is a parade style band (two drummers and seven horn players) that plays Balkan, second line, Klezmer, Brazilian, Reggae and ska-style originals and covers.
TUESDAY JUNE 24
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Rubim de Toledo Quintet
5-7pm • Central Park Lounge • FREE
7:30pm • Catalyst Theatre • $15
Rubim de Toledo -bass • Chris Andrew -piano • Jim Brenan -saxophone • Bob Tildesley -trumpet • Tyler Hornby -drums
Rubim de Toledo is best known as bassist for the Latin-jazz group Bomba and as founder of the Jazz Improv collective reClaim. With his new Quintet, Rubim takes a modern approach to the traditions of jazz music. This 'All-Star' Albertan group features the top jazz musicians in Alberta performing an evening of Rubim's original music touching on Post-Bop Swing, New Orleans styles, Jazz-Samba and Afro-Cuban Jazz. With his new music, Rubim has composed and arranged material tailored for this group of talented musicians. With dense group arrangements based around solo improvisation this music features Rubim and his bandmates at their best and with the freedom to explore in the true jazz fashion.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 YGGDRASIL & EIVOR JUNE 27 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
FLUTE/SAXOPHONE: ANDERS HAGBERG VIOLIN: ANGELIKA NIELSEN GUITAR: HEÐIN ZISKA DAVIDSEN PIANO: KRISTIAN BLAK BASS: MIKAEL BLAK DRUMS: BRANDUR JACOBSEN VOCALS/GUITAR: EIVØR PÁLSDÓTTIR KEYBOARDS/BASS: MIKAEL BLAK Yggdrasil is a Nordic ensemble based in the Faroe Islands. Formed in 1981 by composer & pianist Kristian Blak, who has written most of the material for the group, it has included from the very beginning musicians from other countries. Over the years many musicians and artists have contributed to Yggdrasil’s projects, which include visual art, poetry, ballet, opera, concertos in grottos. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is the World Tree. The branches of the mighty ash reach up above the heavens, and its three roots pass into the realms of the Æsir and of the frost giants and descend deep into the underworld.
ANDREW GLOVER JUNE 27 - 12 NOON TO 2:00PM CHURCHILL SQUARE WORKS WITH JAZZ FREE
Andrew Glover is an accomplished pianist and composer. He is credited with a huge body of work, which extends to Europe and the U.S., as well as his home town of Edmonton.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 28
PETER APPLEYARD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
TOMMY BANKS AND ROLLANDA LEE 7:00PM & 8:45PM TRANSALTA ARTS BARNS $35 PER SHOW
He’s played with some of best jazz bands in history as a member of Benny Goodman’s Jazz Sextet and shared stages with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and Oscar Peterson, to name a few.
Rollanda has been singing on the jazz scene for many years internationally, performing on stage and in festivals throughout Asia, Europe and North America, singing in seven languages. Rollanda is the president of the Dixieland Jazz Society of Alberta, a position she has held for many years, keeping traditional jazz alive in Edmonton.
As one of Canada’s most celebrated jazz musicians and an Officer of the Order of Canada, Peter Appleyard is truly a Canadian treasure. In his close to 70 years in music, Peter Appleyard has impacted and influenced the jazz community in immeasurable ways releasing over 20 albums and lending his talents to countless others.
Tommy Banks rose to the forefront of pop music starting as a pianist and conductor in Edmonton throughout the 1960’s as the host, pianist, arranger and conductor for The Tommy Banks Show. He’s been a guest conductor with symphonies across Canada, usually in pop concerts, and was music director for the 1978 Commonwealth Games, Expo 86, and the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Banks was made an Officer in the Order of Canada in 1991, and inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1993.
FRANÇOIS HOULE 5 + BENOÎT DELBECQ JUNE 28 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
CLARINET: FRANCOIS HOULE DOUBLE BASS: MICHAEL BATES CORNET: TAYLOR HO BYNUM DRUMS: HARRIS EISENSTADT TROMBONE: SAMUEL BLASER PIANO: BENOIT DELBECQ - PIANO Clarinetist François Houle has followed a musical path few others have travelled. He is a true innovator and pioneer of the instrument, opening sonic vistas in the most imaginative ways possible. François has released CDs on several labels and has toured internationally. He has twice been listed by Downbeat magazine as a “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” and was hailed as a “Rising Star” in Downbeat’s 2008 Critics’ Poll. According to the LA Times’ Mark Swed, Houle is “a spectacularly versatile clarinetist who appears to have no limitations stylistically or sonically.”
THIS SHOW IS CO-PRESENTED BY THE EDMONTON JAZZ FESTIVAL SOCIETY AND
THE UNIVERSE OF JOHN LENNON JUNE 28 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CABARET SERIES $20 PER SET
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GUITAR: MICHAEL OCCHIPINTI BASS: ROBERTO OCCHIPINTI TRUMPET: KEVIN TURCOTTE DRUMS: MARK KELSO VOCALS: YVETTE TOLLAR VOCALS: DOMINIC MANCUSO VOCALS: ELIZABETH SHEPHERD Shine On: the Universe of John Lennon is a spectacular group made of some of Canada’s most renowned musicians, performing music by John Lennon and the Beatles uniquely arranged by Michael Occhipinti. This unique group came together in December 2010 for a special concert to mark the 30th Anniversary of John Lennon’s passing. Thrilled at the chance to work together, the musicians have commenced work on a recording to be released in spring 2012.
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OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 6:30PM FREE
CHRIS ANDREW JUNE 28 - 12 NOON TO 2:00PM CHURCHILL SQUARE WORKS WITH JAZZ FREE
Chris brings ingenuity, highly acclaimed technical abilities and passionate performances to the stage. One of Canada’s finest pianists and recipient of the Rising Star Award at the 2008 National Jazz Awards.
JEFFREY’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR- $15 9:00PM
THE BRETT MILES QUARTET BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ - $15 8:30 PM
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 TOMMY SMITH – KARMA JUNE 29 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
SAXOPHONE: TOMMY SMITH PIANO/SYNTH: PAUL HARRISON ELECTRIC BASS: KEVIN GLASGOW DRUMS: ALYN COSKER An exciting new direction for leading Scottish saxophonist, Tommy Smith’s grooving rhythms mix with atmospheric textures evoking Irish, Scottish, Japanese and Arabic folk influences. The result is a major statement from an internationally renowned master. Tommy Smith is one of Europe’s greatest jazz musicians, a peerless, powerful saxophonist who moves seamlessly between the Northern European jazz of Arild Anderson with whom he plays and the big-band majesty of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – recently heard on tour with Kurt Elling and Bill Evans he is a constant innovator and key figure in the development of a powerful jazz scene in his native Scotland. Hailed by critics as the toughest and most creative group of his career.
L’ORKESTRE DES PAS PERDUS JUNE 29 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CABARET SERIES $20 PER SET
TROMBONE: CLAUDE ST-JEAN ALTO SAXOPHONE: MARC VILLIARD TENOR SAXOPHONE: YVES TURGEON BARITONE SAXOPHONE: ROBERTO MURRAY FRENCH HORN: JOEL BROUILLETTE TRUMPET: MAXIME ST-PIERRE TUBA: PHILIPPE LEGAULT PERCUSSION/ELECTRONICS: REMI LECLERC DRUMS: MARTIN AUGUSTE Original compositions, coloured and imaginative arrangements, energetic and tonifying interpretation. An explosive band! Their latest CD opus, L’Âge du Cuivre (The Brass Age) was nominated for Canada’s national JUNO Awards 2012, ‘’Best Instrumental Album’’ of the year. This is a music group that never seems to miss the beat, always looking for that little something to bring us into inventive, stimulating and refreshing territories. Original works freely inspired by jazz, funk, cinematic ambiances, edgy new music and unhinged brass work succeeds through solid, nuanced, arrangements setting out an atmosphere and climate controlled by art.
--------CABARET HAPPY HOUR-----DON BERNER SOUL JAZZ PROJECT OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 6:30PM FREE
MATHIAS EICK QUINTET JUNE 29 – 7:30PM & 8:30PM CATALYST THEATRE $20 PER SET
TRUMPET: MATHIAS EICK BASS: NIKOLAI HÆNGSLE EILERTSEN KEYBOARD: ANDREAS ULVO DRUMS: ANDREAS BYE DRUMS: GARD NILSSEN LIVE REMIXER/SOUND ENGINEER: ANDERS TORGRIM AASEBØE One of Norway’s most promising artists, Mathias Eick moves steadily towards being one of the finest musicians from the Northern regions, regardless of age group and genre. Only in his early 30s, Eick already has marvelous range of achievements: in 2007, New York’s International Jazz Festivals Organization awarded him International Jazz Talent; then won the Statoil Scholarship the largest scholarship in Norway in 2009; and he recently released Skala, his second album on one of the world’s most influential jazz record labels, ECM.
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CELSIUS BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ - $15 8:30 PM
THE SHUFFLE DEMONS
SATURDAY, JUNE 30
JUNE 30 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE CABARET SERIES $20 PER SET
TERELL STAFFORD JUNE 30 – 8:30PM & 10:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE $20 PER SET
SAX/VOCALS: RICH UNDERHILL SAX/VOCALS: PERRY WHITE SAX/VOCALS: SHAWN NYKWIST BASS/VOCALS: GEORGE KOLLER DRUMS/VOCALS: STICH WYNSTON
TRUMPET: TERELL STAFFORD TENOR SAX: TIM WARFIELD PIANO: BRUCE BARTH BASS: PETER WASHINGTON DRUMS: DANA HALL Terell Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Known for being a gifted and versatile player with a voice all his own, Stafford combines lyricism and a deep love of melody with a spirited, adventurous edge. This uniquely expressive, well-defined musical talent allows Stafford the ability to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads.
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ROLLANDA LEE & HER GENTLEMEN OF JAZZ
A/B TRIO OLD STRATCHONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 6:30PM FREE
What do you get when you cross three amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey? The Shuffle Demons, that’s what! They were a band that captured the imagination of a generation with their antics and amazing no holds barred playing and stopped traffic on a regular basis. And now they’re back!!
JEFFREY’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR- $15 9:00PM
TERRY MCDADE’S HARPE JAZZ BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ - $15 8:30 PM
HOT CLUB EDMONTON JUNE 30 – 7:00PM & 8:30PM CATALYST THEATRE $20 PER SET
VIOLIN: DANIEL GERVAIS GUITAR: CLINTON PELLETIER VOCALS: THEA NEUMANN RHYTHM GUITAR: TIM CAMPBELL UPRIGHT BASS: KEITH REMPEL Hot Club Edmonton’s debut album featuring violinist Daniel Gervais and guitarist Clinton Pelletier takes you on a journey to a smoky lounge in Paris, back in the swingin’ 1930s. Experience haunting airs, swinging melodies, driving rhythms and the sultry vocals of Thea Neumann. Upon inception in early 2010, Hot Club Edmonton performed at the Regina Folk Fest, recorded for CBC Canada Live and were recently awarded “Instrumental Album of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards.
SUNDAY, JULY 1
JAZZWORKS COLLECTIVE SHOWCASE 2:00PM YARDBIRD SUITE FREE
Published on Jun 1, 2012
Artist and event information for the 2012 Edmonton International Jazz Festival - Edmotoon, Alberta, Canada - June 22 - July 1, 2012.