The Edmonton Jazz Society presents P.J. Perry & Strings Play “Charlie Parker with Strings” from March 3 – 4 at 8pm at the Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
Tickets are $36.00 plus applicable fees. Click Here for tickets
Since “Yardbird Suite” is one of Charlie Parker’s most famous tunes, it is more than appropriate to have one weekend featuring Bird’s music. Between 1947 and 1952, Parker recorded on several occasions with a small classical string ensemble and a jazz rhythm section. Although considered somewhat controversial when they were first released, they are now considered landmarks for orchestral jazz productions and rank among the best in Charlie Parker’s discography. This event features P.J. Perry on alto saxophone and Tommy Banks on piano. Toronto bassist Neil Swainson will be joining the group for this special occasion.
The musicians for this event are:
Tommy Banks – conductor
P.J. Perry – alto saxophone
Jennifer Bustin – concertmaster – violin
Allyson Lyne, Marie Krejcar, Marie Forestier, John Calverley, Shannon Johnson – violins
Miriam Ferguson and Sarah Wilbur-Woodman – violas
Silvia Buttiglione – cello
Beth Levia – oboe
Mary Fearon – French horn
Keri Zwicker – harp
Chris Andrew – piano
Neil Swainson – bass
Bobby Cairns – guitar
Jamie Cooper – drums
Vinok’s Mardi Gras fundraiser takes place on February 25, 2017. Revellers will enjoy the culturally diverse musical styles of New Orleans as they stroll along Bourbon Street, recreated in the charming Grand Ballroom. They will marvel at the artistry of Vinok’s performers as they avail themselves of the food that has made Mardi Gras a Bucket List favorite, including spicy jambalaya, hearty Po’ Boy sandwiches, rich gumbo and countless seafood offerings. A cash bar is open throughout the event. For ticket information call the Vinok office at 780.454.3739.
💞A Romantic Valentine Evening with Alfie Zappacosta February 11, 2017 @ 8pm with special guest Anna Beaumont.
🎶Featuring Andrew Glover – Keyboards | Dave Babcock – Horns | Bob Tilidsley – Horns | Sandro Dominelli – Drums | Trevor Dunn – Guitars | Wes Caswell – Bass | John Calverley – Violin
I’ll be performing as a soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra January 7th, 2017 at 2pm as part of their Symphony for Kid’s series. I’ll be joined by Ben Sures (guitar) and Keith Rempel (Bass) on the beautiful Winspear stage performing the iconic jazz favourites Minor Swing & I Love Paris. Tickets available here.
For two festive nights December 16th & 17th at the Arden Theatre, St. Albert, the JUNO Award-winning ensemble The McDades will be joined by a Chamber Orchestra conducted by Allan Gilliland and will feature 16 of the Edmonton region’s finest musicians, to bring a Celtic twist to Christmas classics. Tickets HERE
Vinok will take the stage with the Edmonton Symphony August 23, 2016 @ Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, Edmonton. We’ll be performing pieces from Romania & Bulgaria.
I’ll also be performing in the VIP tent with Gary Glewinski and his Bluegrass Band. Busy day!
Opera Nuova‘s opera and music theatre festival runs May 21- July 3, 2016. I’m delighted to be involved in this year’s production of Vincenzo Bellini’s I capuleti e I Montecchi (Romeo and Juliet). This show runs June 15th and 17th @ 7:30pm at The Oasis Centre, 10930 177 Street, Edmonton, AB. See you there!
CCFCC’s Annual Lobster Fest is once again hosting eastcoast pub band ‘The Pure’, May 29 @ the Shaw Conference Center. Your toes will be a tappin’…guaranteed! Tim Rutter-vocal/guitar, Ian Forth-vocal/bass, Dwayne Hrynkiw percussion, & John Calverley on fiddle.
Join us May 13, 2016 @ 7:30pm for a fun night of music presented by the Grand Prairie Boys’ Choir
Vocal Alchemy brings the award-winning Chronos Vocal Ensemble and professional chamber orchestra to join for a fourth annual collaborative concert featuring great sacred masterworks: Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Little Organ Mass, and favorites by Mozart and Mendelssohn will resound through the venue of West End Christian Reformed Church.
Jordan Van Biert, Conductor
Special Guests: Chronos Vocal Ensemble
Vocal Alchemy Chamber Orchestra (Jennifer Bustin, concertmaster), Lorne Manweiler – organ, Jolene Kerley – soprano
Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 7:00 PM
West End Christian Reformed Church (10015 149 Street)
The Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres is produced by the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta, Calgary chapter (ACFA Calgary), a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote the interests and ensure the global development of the Francophone community.
I will be performing an acoustic show with Crystal Plamondon at the festival tent from 12:25pm-1:10pm. We will also be performing a 1 h 30 concert Saturday March 5th, 2016 at 8 pm at Gasoline Alley. Doors at 7:30 pm. Admission at the door is $10 (free entry to Maple festival ticket holders)
Tim Rutter & I will be on the road to Fort MacMurray’s Blackhorse Pub for this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebration March 17th, 2016. Come down for some Jigs & Reels and forget you were there!
Kick off the holiday season at the DBA Holiday Light Up! Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment including music and dance, and delicious treats from local food trucks! Join Santa and his helpers in a countdown at 6:30 pm to light up the massive Christmas tree and launch a spectacular fireworks display.
I will be performing a short set of Christmas favourites from 5pm-5:30pm