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Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra directed by John Sweenie

Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra directed by John Sweenie

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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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Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra - Directed by John Sweenie
from Edmonton

John Sweenie - alto saxophone
Dana Anderson - alto saxophone
Jerrold Dubyk - tenor saxophone
Jacob Do - tenor saxophone
Dan Davis - baritone saxophone


Craig Brenan - trombone
Marty Majorowicz - trombone
Kyle Waldon - trombone
Ken Read - bass trombone


Sergio Rodriguez - trumpet
Eric Weiden - trumpet
Martin Walters - trumpet
Elissa Moores - trumpet


Stefan Kijek - piano
Brett Hansen - guitar
Josh McHan - bass
Jamie Cooper - drums


SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
Doors at 1:00 p.m.; Show at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets - $28 guests, $24 members


John Sweenie has spent the last decade establishing himself as one of Western Canada’s premier saxophonists and jazz composers. Best known as an improviser and small group leader, John has spent the last several months arranging a selection of his original works for jazz orchestra. Drawing inspiration from classic composers such as Gil Evans and Charles Mingus, the music for this program is unapologetically original and of his own voice. Join John and the YSJO for a great afternoon of music that's heavy on improvisation and nuance, featuring some of the best jazz musicians Edmonton has to offer.

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