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Jan 24 - 8:00PM

Sam Taylor Trio

Philadelphia native, New York-based saxophonist Sam Taylor brings one of his heroes, saxophone legend, Larry McKenna, to the Yardbird Suite on January 24, 2020. Joining them are two top tier New York musicians: Grammy Award winning bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Pete Van Nostrand.

Jan 25 - 8:00PM

Nicolas Bearde Sings Nat King Cole & More

Nicholas Bearde makes his Yardbird Suite debut, and will be showcasing music from his many projects and, in particular, new music from his latest CD, “I Remember You: The Music of Nat King Cole”, celebrating Nat’s 100th Birthday.

Jan 26 - 7:30PM

Fab Four & More

Come together to hear eighteen top big band musicians here, there, and everywhere in MacEwan University's Betty Andrews Recital Hall!

Multiple Dates

The Society for the Desetitute Presents Titus Bouffonius by Colleen Murphy

With their shockingly dark and deranged humour, this award-winning troupe is known to get audiences laughing so hard they lose their minds.

Jan 30 - 8:00PM

Audrey Ochoa Quintet

Audrey will be releasing her 3rd album “Frankenhorn” alongside some of Edmonton’s finest, Chris Andrew, Mike Lent, Sandro Dominelli and Jim Head.

Jan 31 - 7:30PM

Amy Helm

Deep, soulful folk-rock.

Jan 31 - 8:00PM

Sivan Arbel Quartet

Sivan Arbel playfully layers her diverse artistic expressions with her love for jazz and musical influences grounded in her Israeli roots and global travels. As a performer, she lights the room and rivets audiences as she fuses her distinct rhythm and groove with scat improvisation, movement and dance.

Feb 2 - 3:00PM

18th Century Music from Austria

The Alberta Baroque Music Society presents 18th Century Music from Austria, featuring Charles Pilon, Viola.

Feb 2 - 3:00PM

Roots II: korinnya

Our second edition of the Roots series is presented under the direction of Mykola Hobdych, founder and director of the Kyiv Chamber Choir.

Multiple Dates

1984

Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania.

Feb 7 - 7:30PM

Misael Barraza Diaz

At home in both the classical and flamenco worlds, Misael Barraza Diaz is one of the most outstanding young Mexican guitarists.

Feb 7 - 8:00PM

BlipVuster

BlipVuster showcases gut-punching excursions into minimalist improvisation, reed instrument battles, and quirky song constructions.

Feb 8 - 8:00PM

Women of Folkways

The Women of Folkways concert is a celebration by women of women in the Folkways Records catalogue. This year’s show will feature Maria Dunn, Jean Hewson, Christina Smith, and Dana Wylie.

Feb 8 - 8:00PM

Mark Segger Sextet

The Mark Segger Sextet’s performance at the Yardbird Suite celebrates the worldwide release of Lift Off, the group's second recording. Segger’s music reflects a wide range of creative interests, from the swing of Mel Lewis and his jazz orchestra to genre expanding string quartet writing by composers like Bartok and Ligeti.

Feb 9 - 3:00PM

The American Dream

The American Dream, featuring soloist Julianne Scott, presents works by Barber and Copeland.

Multiple Dates

Angelique Francis

Born and raised in Ottawa, Angelique Francis is one of Canada’s top emerging Blues artists. A versatile and exceptionally gifted musician with talent far beyond her years, this multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre singer, songwriter and composer has wowed audiences with her electrifying performances, instrumental abilities and powerful textured vocals.

Feb 16 - 3:00PM

O Sister

Fifty women performing powerful choral music composed by Canadian women.

Feb 16 - 5:30PM

BROADWAY VS. CROONERS!

This fundraiser will have you humming along to some of your favorite songs from the Broadway stage and the classic “crooner” tunes.

Feb 21 - 7:30PM

Jayme Stone

Finding new paths for the five string bango.

Feb 21 - 8:00PM

Harrison Squared

Harrison^2 (Harrison squared) is a Toronto-based modern jazz quartet that features two up-and-coming instrumentalists, Harrison Vetro and Harrison Argatoff, alongside two mainstays of the Canadian jazz scene, Mike Murley and Steve Wallace.

Feb 22 - 8:00PM

JP Cormier

A storyteller? A songwriter? An incredible multi-instrumentalist? The answer is simple, JP Cormier is undoubtedly - an entertainer.

Feb 22 - 8:00PM

Jazz Affair

Jazz Affair was formed ten years ago, making their way as one of the rare Canadian a cappella groups working in jazz. This sextet combines six unique voices that unite into a dynamic and colorful whole.

Multiple Dates

Little Women: the musical

Louisa May Alcott’s story of Little Women is timeless – and timely as it unfolds in an old schoolhouse in downtown Edmonton.

Feb 28 - 8:00PM

Sierra Jamerson: Erykah Badu

To celebrate Black History Month, Jazz and R&B singer Sierra Jamerson interprets the music of legendary singer Erykah Badu.

Multiple Dates

Hey Ladies!

Hey Ladies! is an infotainment comedy show where the best shenanigans life has to offer are gathered to together and brought to the stage for your enjoyment.

Feb 29 - 7:30PM

My Spirit Rejoices

Vocal Alchemy presents My Spirit Rejoices at the West End Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30pm.

Feb 29 - 8:00PM

María Grand Trio

María Grand is a musician with presence and vision, and already a breadth of experience playing with artists such as Mary Halvorson, Matana Roberts, Nicole Mitchell, Aaron Parks, Steve Lehman and Joel Ross.

Multiple Dates

Girl Brain

Girl Brain celebrates the beauty, complexity, and messiness of everyday life through sketch comedy.

Mar 1 - 3:00PM

The Boldness of Britten

The choral music of one of England's most celebrated 20th century composers: Benjamin Britten.

Mar 6 - 7:30PM

Coco Love Alcorn

Soulful and Compelling with a dose of Gospel.

Mar 6 - 8:00PM

Brett Miles

Come out and listen and celebrate Brett Miles' 60th birthday, as he steps into his 43rd year of playing sweet jazz music!

Mar 7 - 7:30PM

Canadian Connections IX

A welcome guest in Western Canada, the Elmer Iseler Singers under the direction of maestra Lydia Adams will present a choral kaleidoscope of a cappella selections from acress Canada.

Mar 7 - 7:30PM

Pizzazz!

Mar 7 - 8:00PM

Martyn Joseph

For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics.

Mar 7 - 8:00PM

Littlebirds Big Band & Littlebirds Combo

This concert will feature the best young jazz musicians in Edmonton. The Littlebirds Combo is a seven-piece group and they will perform a set of original music, showcasing their fantastic playing and their writing talents.

Mar 8 - 4:30PM

The Girl in the Machine

Stef Smith's Girl in the Machine is an emotionally charged drama about the shifting nature of our relationships to technology and each other.

Multiple Dates

The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

A taut eco-thriller from one of Britain’s hot new playwrights.

Mar 14 - 7:30PM

Passiontide

i Coristi presents Passiontide at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Ave NW) on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30pm.

Mar 14 - 8:00PM

Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra directed by Rubim de Toledo - New Music and Mingus

Bassist and composer Rubim de Toledo leads the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra through an evening of original compositions and the classic music of Charles Mingus.

Mar 15 - 3:00PM

Harmonious Baroque

The Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Harmonious Baroque, featuring Joanna Ciapka - Violin and Allene Hackleman - Horn.

Mar 20 - 7:30PM

The Paperboys

Blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and world flavours.

Mar 21 - 7:30PM

The Roaring '20s: A Century of Music from 1920-2020

Join the Don Berner Big Band as they look back over a century of recorded music and we enter an all new “roaring '20's”!

Mar 21 - 8:00PM

Braden Gates & Over The Moon

Braden Gate's wit, charm, and ultimately incredible songs win the hearts of his audience & Over the Moon are known for their stellar harmonies, wide array of acoustic instruments, solid song-writing, and highly-engaging stage presence.

Mar 23 - 7:30PM

Dénes Várjon

Pianist Dénes Várjon’s sensational technique, deep musicality, and wide range of interests have made him one of the most exciting and highly regarded participants in international musical life.

Mar 27 - 7:30PM

Jon Brooks

Quintessential Modern Folk Singer.

Mar 28 - 7:30PM

Raphaël Feuillâtre

Described as a musician of poetic sensitivity, extraordinary young French guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre is the 2018 first prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition

Multiple Dates

5 @ 50

Five@Fifty is a raw and darkly comedic portrayal of turning fifty in contemporary society, and of the friendships we can't live without.

Apr 4 - 8:00PM

Pharis & Jason Romero

Singing vibrant duets, writing deadly songs, playing handmade banjos and loving old acoustic guitars.

Apr 5 - 3:00PM

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination, featuring soloist Laura Veeze, presents works by Rota, Warlock and Piazzolla.

Apr 10 - 7:30PM

Good Friday at the Winspear 2020

Two of today's most prolific composers will be in attendance when the choir performs their annual Good Friday concert at the Winspear.

Apr 10 - 8:00PM

Dave Herrick Quintet - A Tribute to Freddie Hubbard

Dave Herrick is joined by all star band of Edmonton musicians to give you a taste of inarguably one of the great trumpeters of all time, Freddie Hubbard.

Apr 16 - 7:30PM

Amarcord

Amarcord is a German male classical a cappella vocal group based in Leipzig, founded in 1992 by five former members of the Thomanerchor.

Apr 18 - 8:00PM

Good Information

Recently coming off a short hiatus in Europe, the young quartet Good Information returns to debut a host of original compositions written while abroad.

Multiple Dates

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes by Hannah Moscovitch

Hannah Moscovitch’s latest play asks us to confront how structures of power distort our perceptions of love.

Apr 24 - 8:00PM

Louise Dawson Quintet

Join the Louise Dawson Quintet as she transports you back in time to the adding her own neo-jazz arrangements of jazz standards as well as soul and popular music of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90

Apr 25 - 8:00PM

Sole Rhythm

Sole Rhythm is Jenna Werhun's most recent artistic project that unites tap dancing and music within a band atmosphere

Apr 26 - 7:30PM

Hearts Afire

Chronos Vocal Ensemble presents a program of settings of Sara Teasdale's poetry, including enthralling works by the celebrated contemporary Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds.

May 3 - 2:00PM

Music Among Friends: Celebrating MacEwan Conservatory

Admission is by donation at the door.

May 3 - 3:00PM

A Baroque Bouquet

The Alberta Baroque Music Society Presents A Baroque Bouquet, featuring Elizabeth Koch - Flute, and Susan Flook - Violin.

May 10 - 2:00PM

A Mother's Song

In honour of Mother's Day, join us for a Fundraising Concert that features solo performances by many of our members as they sing songs that connect them to their mothers or to their own motherhood.

Multiple Dates

From Cradle to Stage 2020

Walterdale Theatre welcomes local amateur playwrights to discover their dream script from its infancy to a staged realization. The Cradle to Stage program invites playwrights and theatre creators of any skill level to take part in a season-long program to create a new work.

May 16 - 7:30PM

Journey

Vocal Alchemy presents Journey at McDougall United Church on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30pm.

May 21 - 6:00PM

Kids All In Casino Night

Join us Thursday May 21, 2020 at the Edmonton Inn, for “KIDS ALL IN”. GRIT’s 2nd annual Fun Casino fundraiser event in support of the GRIT Program and preschool children with disabilities.

Multiple Dates

Brian Webb Dance Company: Fujiwara Dance Inventions: Eunoia

EUNOIA takes the audience on a verbal, visual and visceral journey. The conceit of the poem is introduced through games and then builds in complexity with fanciful narratives and semiotic play.

May 24 - 2:00PM

Emerging Artist Series - featuring Sonya Shin & Sarah Ho

Admission is by donation at the door.

May 30 - 7:30PM

Meeting Places II: Space

i Coristi presents Meeting Places II: Space at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Ave) on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30pm.

May 30 - 8:00PM

Leah Harman

May 31 - 3:00PM

Oh Freedom...Spirituals For Our Time

Beloved Spirituals expressing universal themes of struggles and injustices to hope and triumph.

Jun 6 - 7:30PM

The Music of the Super Heroes!

Whether you're a fan of Big Band, live music, pop culture, movies, or Super-Heroes this performance is not to be missed! If you enjoy the spectacular scoring from the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon, or the amazing themes from the Pixar hit “The Incredibles!” this is your chance to hear those works and more performed live by Edmonton's best big band!

Jun 7 - 3:00PM

Moonshot II: tar swan

Inspired by the prize-winning poem tar swan by Calgarian writer David Martin, this program will shine a spotlight on humanity's treatment of nature and natural resources across the continent and here in our own backyard.

Jul 5 - 3:00PM

From Bohemia With Love

From Bohemia With Love, featuring Jonah Hansen, presents works by Mendelssohn, Popper and Bartok.

Multiple Dates

Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along is Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's audacious musical about three lifelong friends who fall apart and come together trying to make their dreams come true.