Gateway Big Band

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The Gateway Big Band has been part of the Edmonton jazz scene for the past 30 years.  The band is comprised of amateur musicians from all walks of life who come together because they love to make and perform music. The band is a "traditional" 18 piece big band consisting of: 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, guitar, bass, keyboard and percussion led by Mr. Jean Francois Picard.  The band has performed at Edmonton's Jazz City, "The Works", and The Yardbird Suite over the past 30 years and loves to play up-tempo big-band chart's that include the swing, blues, funk and latin styles of music.  In addition, the band has also performed with different vocalists over the years, which adds another dimension to the music.

The band is excited to perform at The Works on July 1, 2017 for Canada's 150th birthday and will be performing music which celebrates Canada's musicians and composers.