Archive for February, 2017

P.J. Perry & Strings Play “Charlie Parker with Strings”

by on Feb.25, 2017, under Recent Projects and News

PJperryandstringsThe 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

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Mardi Gras with Vinok Worldance

by on Feb.24, 2017, under Recent Projects and News

Mardi Gras carnival masksVinok’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.

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