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Cosmopolitan Jazz Orchestra with P.J. Perry

Cosmopolitan Jazz Orchestra with P.J. Perry

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Cosmopolitan Music Society presents the Concordia Jazz Orchestra with P.J. Perry on March 14th at 7:30pm at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (8426 Gateway Blvd).

The Cosmopolitan Music Society (CMS) is pleased to announce an exceptional concert featuring Jazz Legend, Saxophonist P J Perry and the Cosmopolitan Jazz Orchestra (CJO).

A professional-level ensemble conducted by Allen Jacobson, the Cosmopolitan Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2015 to provide members with the opportunity to perform original/contemporary compositions and arrangements that are at the forefront of the jazz orchestra genre.

The concert will feature original compositions and classic jazz standards specifically arranged for PJ by Kent Sangster, Rick Wilkens and Curt Watts, as well as works by Russ Spiegel (American Guitarist/Composer), Pianist / Composer Tom Van Seters (Edmonton), Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, and Bob Mintzer (New York). The rhythm section of the CJO and PJ will also combine to present a few numbers in a more intimate setting.

Recipient of the Order of Canada, Honorary Doctor of Laws (University of Alberta), Juno and numerous other awards, PJ has become recognized by critics, colleagues and listeners as being one of North America’s premier saxophonists. He has shared the stage with countless jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrel, Rob McConnell, Tommy Banks, Clarence “Big” Miller, Red Rodney and many more talented artists. He was also a featured soloist on the hit Broadway production of Come Fly Away, highlighting the songs of Frank Sinatra and the choreography of Twila Tharpe.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for adult early bird (until March 12), $10 for student, plus applicable fees.
Children under 5 receive free admission, but will still need a ticket booked for them. Contact TIX on the Square at 780-420-1757 or in person to reserve these.

This event is using a guest list, no physical or electronic tickets will be provided.

This event is approximately 1.5 hours in duration.

Date & Times

  • Sat 3/14/2020 7:30 PM

    Tickets will be available at the door.