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Dan Davis Quintet

Dan Davis Quintet

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About the Yardbird Suite

The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957.  It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is  an intimate,…

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Dan Davis - saxophone
Joel Gray - trumpet
Stephanie Urquhart - piano
Josh McHan - bass
Dan Skakun - drums

Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker are two of the most beloved voices in west coast cool jazz. For a short time in the early 50’s, they worked together in the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet. Chet’s introspective improvising and Gerry’s par excellence arranging made for a fantastic if short-lived combo, staying together a mere eleven months.

Dan Davis and his quintet pay tribute to this under-appreciated group, as well as some of their own brand new tunes and old favourites featuring nothing but Edmonton’s finest; Joel Gray, Stephanie Urquhart, Josh McHan and Dan Skakun. Davis has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for “Out West” with A/B trio, and “Based On a True Story” with the Writers’ Guild, bands he co-leads. Both records also made it to #1 on the National Earshot! Jazz charts.

Dan has been fortunate enough to perform with P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks, Jim Head, Chris Andrew, Juno winner Mike Murley, Kevin Turcotte, the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra, the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, the Edmonton Jazz Collective, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Currently, Dan is an instructor at the MacEwan Conservatory of Music at Alberta College, and at MacEwan University. He gives master classes and performances around Alberta and across western Canada.

Tickets are $24, plus applicable fees. Members will be reimbursed at the door.

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