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The GeoMetrics
Jul
2
6:15 PM18:15

The GeoMetrics

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THE GEOMETRICS

Bill Damur (flute, guitar);

Don Bradshaw (bass guitar);

Gord Graber (drums)

The GeoMetrics are Bill Damur (flute, guitar), Don Bradshaw (bass guitar) and Gord Graber (drums). Their music is rhythmically and harmonically adventurous jazz/rock, wholly original,with elements drawn from European and North American flavours. The jazz/rock label doesn't prevent this adventurous trio from musical exploration far from traditional sources.

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King of Foxes
Jul
2
3:45 PM15:45

King of Foxes

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King of Foxes

Delivered in a voice equal parts fierce and fragile, King of Foxes' evocative lyrics are deftly interwoven with seeing-eye guitar hooks and a cogent understanding of songcraft. Her signature sound is quirky and textural incorporating elements of Brit-pop and melodic indie rock that inform a well-read musical style.

Find King of Foxes on

Facebook: @kingoffoxesband
Twitter: @kingoffoxesband
Instagram: @kingoffoxesband
Personal Website: kingoffoxesband.com
Bandcamp: kingoffoxes.bandcamp.com

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King MuSKAfa
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

King MuSKAfa

King Muskafa

King Muskafa

Lead Singer: Amber Suchy

Guitar: Steve Pady

Bass: Dan Churchill

Drums: Fred Brenton

Trombone and vocals: Audrey Ochoa

King MuSKAfa, an energetic Edmonton based band, have been notorious for packing dance floors wherever they play.

 This 5-member band fuses elements of Ska, reggae, pop and soul to create their own unique sound. They cross over genres fluidly, creating an infectious dance rhythm.

Find King MuSKAfa on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/King-MuSKAfa-308550399188874/

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Heather Blush and The Uppercuts
Jun
30
6:15 PM18:15

Heather Blush and The Uppercuts

Heather Blush and The Uppercuts

Heather Blush and The Uppercuts

Heather Blush,

Steve Hazlett,

Dale Ulan

Heather Blush and The Uppercuts are a trio of rogue troubadours based in Calgary, Alberta. Sassy, sultry, and just plain fun, this trio performs original songs designed to knock your socks off!  

Find Heather Blush and The Uppercuts on

Personal Website: http://heatherblush.com    
Facebook: http://facebook.com/heatherblushandtheuppercuts
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0xlBn1Ri4VIwYQYhmiNr4A

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Jiajia Li
Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

Jiajia Li

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Jiajia Li

Classically-trained flutist Jiajia Li is being praised as "one of the city's finest and most adventurous flautists”. She was the 2016 recipient of Canada’s “Juno” music award micro grant and a multi-time scholarship recipient from Banff Centre. Since her arrival in Calgary in 2014, Jiajia has forged her identity through music and performance, cutting across a wide range of modern musical experimentations and traditions. Currently a faculty member at the Mount Royal Conservatory,

Jiajia is also an active performer, has appeared in festivals including Sled Island, Calgary New Music Festival, The Works, and frequently plays with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Find Jiajia Li on

Personal Website: jiajiamusic.com

Facebook: @jiajialimusic 

IG: @jiajialimusic

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Raylene Campbell
Jun
30
3:45 PM15:45

Raylene Campbell

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Raylene Campbell

Raylene Campbell is an Edmonton-based sound and media artist, who embraces various creative practices including improvisation, composition, performance art, sound and image, public intervention, and Deep Listening. The focus of her creative process involves explorations of acoustic ecology, psychogeography, computer interactive technology, and audience interactivity. 

Raylene Campbell’s improvised performance is built on a search for subtle sound textures and offers a unique musical experience mixing together various approaches from free improvisation and Deep Listening® to Musique concrète. She gently moves into chosen sonic spaces and takes time exploring and experimenting with the emerging materials of the improvisational moment. Through her Deep Listening practice, Raylene works extensively with tones triggered by the Therevox’s analog oscillators, studio recordings of freebass accordion improvisation, field recordings from various locations, and live processing. She improvises simple and complex tones, which dance throughout the space and resonate within the audience, creating a profound, visceral conversation between the performer and listeners.

Find Raylene Campbell on

Personal Website: https://raylenecampbell.com/ 

https://rayshotspringsproject.com/ 

Bandcamp: https://raylene.bandcamp.com/ 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-809674411 

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The Writer's Guild
Jun
30
1:15 PM13:15

The Writer's Guild

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The Writer’s Guild

Dan Davis, Saxophones

Brett Hansen, Guitar

Tyson Kerr, Piano and Rhodes

Josh McHan, Bass

Jamie Cooper, Drums

The Writers’ Guild is a jazz composers' collective featuring five of Edmonton's finest creative minds. The band uses the canvas of a traditional jazz quintet, blending musical influences old and new as they continually hone their craft into exciting, vital new music. Each composer in the collective has a unique writing style: Dan Davis’ compositions show a blend of traditional and modern jazz sounds, with catchy melodies over a backdrop of chords which would be right at home in Chris Potter’s latest release. Tyson Kerr’s music, influenced by prominent voices in the Toronto music scene such as Andrew Downing and David Braid, feel at times like vignettes from film and musical scores. Brett Hansen's style soars across genres and moods, finding just the right moment for a Bill Frisell musing or a full-on grunge rock explosion. Jamie Cooper's writing celebrates the contributions of greats like Roy Hargrove and J Dilla, bringing neo soul and hip hop to jazz. Rounding out the band is one of the strongest rhythm players in Canada: Josh McHan is the rock-solid foundation holding up all these diverse voices and styles. The Writers' Guild's debut album “Based on a True Story” (Chronograph Records) reached #1 on the Earshot! National Jazz charts , and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award; they are currently developing compositions for their second studio album. As these composers comment, collaborate, and create each other's music in realtime, the Writers' Guild makes ink on paper fly.

Find The Writer’s Guild on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWritersGuildYEG/

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Cadence & Nathan
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Cadence & Nathan

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Cadence & Nathan

Raised amongst the big lakes of northern Ontario, Cadence & Nathan now reside under the big skies of northern Alberta, and are very content to call it home. A grass roots folk pop duo with a taste and appreciation for life's peaks and valleys, the two write songs from the heart that blend nostalgia and melancholy with a bright hope for the future. 

Find Cadence & Nathan on

Personal Website: http://www.cadenceandnathan.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cadence-Nathan/217278478361767

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cadenceandnathan 

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Rosina Cove
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Rosina Cove

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ROSINA COVE

Peter Stone

Drew Malcolm

Lucas Chaisson

Shea Connor

Jessica Heine

Rosina Cove offer up unpretentious Canadiana with a big heart. Fronted by award-winning songwriter Peter Stone of 100 mile house and rounded out by some of Canada’s finest musicians, they’ve received airplay on CBC and are playing festivals across the country this summer in anticipation of their album release.

Find them online @rosinacoveyeg

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Jun
28
8:45 PM20:45

Paul Bellows and The Wafer Thin Mints

Paul Bellows and The Wafer Thin Mints

Paul Bellows


The Wafer Thin Mints


Pat Strain - acoustic guitar and vocals,

Russ Baker - electric guitar,

Troy Nowaselski - bass, and

John Newton - drums. 

Described as " Roots Inspired Pop" - The Wafer thin Mints sound cuts across rock ,urban folk, country , and power pop with a tip of the hat to that lost genre, Pub Rock. They have released two albums - " The Finest Car They Ever Built in 1983 " in 2006 and "Trans Am Fats " in 2015 .  The band has received extensive airplay on CKUA and has been recorded for CBC's Alberta Live program.  The Mints have been playing shows across Alberta to enthusiastic response from audiences at clubs and festivals since 2003  and their fans run the gamut from tattooed bikers, punks , goths , cowboys,  soccer moms and their kids. 

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Rosina Cove
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Rosina Cove

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ROSINA COVE

Peter Stone

Drew Malcolm

Lucas Chaisson

Shea Connor

Jessica Heine

Rosina Cove offer up unpretentious Canadiana with a big heart. Fronted by award-winning songwriter Peter Stone of 100 mile house and rounded out by some of Canada’s finest musicians, they’ve received airplay on CBC and are playing festivals across the country this summer in anticipation of their album release.

Find them online @rosinacoveyeg

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Brock Tyler
Jun
28
6:15 PM18:15

Brock Tyler

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Brock Tyler

Over the course of five releases, Brock Tyler has offered up songs that combine strong melodies with unburdened sonic textures. His latest EP Us features the sunny "Be My Baby" as well as the soft, transcendent “Rise”. His songs have been featured in shows on Netflix, NBC, ABC, and more.

Find Brock Tyler on

Twitter: @brocktyler

Website: www.kinsellarecordings.com/brocktyler

Bandcamp: brocktyler.bandcamp.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/brocktylermusic

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The GeoMetrics
Jun
28
2:30 PM14:30

The GeoMetrics

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THE GEOMETRICS

Bill Damur (flute, guitar);

Don Bradshaw (bass guitar);

Gord Graber (drums)

The GeoMetrics are Bill Damur (flute, guitar), Don Bradshaw (bass guitar) and Gord Graber (drums). Their music is rhythmically and harmonically adventurous jazz/rock, wholly original,with elements drawn from European and North American flavours. The jazz/rock label doesn't prevent this adventurous trio from musical exploration far from traditional sources.

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Don Berner Quintet
Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

Don Berner Quintet

Don Berner Quintet

DON BERNER QUINTET

Don Berner – Saxophones

Joel Gray – Trumpet

Paul Johnston – Bass

Jamie Cooper – Drums

Rob Thompson – Keyboard

 

Named one of the Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40” (2013), Juno Award winner P.J. Perry has called Don Berner “one of Canada’s fastest rising saxophone stars. Reads, doubles, solos, he does it all.” and jazz icon Hugh Fraser has stated ,”Don’s talent as a great saxophonist is supported by his compositional and band leading talents.”  In addition to appearing alongside such notable jazz luminaries as P.J. Perry, Bobby Shew, Hugh Fraser, Slide Hampton, Bob Stroup, Chu Cho Valdez, Lew Tabackin, Guido Basso, and Tommy Banks, Hillario Duran and commercial talents E.C. Scott, Bobby Curtola, and the Temptations,  he has performed at Edmonton’s Jazz City Festival and Yardbird Suite, been a featured artist at the Montreal Jazz Festival,  and played Calgary’s “Beatniq”, Saskatoon’s “The Bassment”, Vancouver’s “The Cellar”, and numerous other jazz clubs throughout Canada and the U.S.

Berner was co-producer of Edmonton’s Yardbird Jazz Festival in 2005/06 and can be heard on numerous CD’s including  his own debut CD, “Sextet”.  He has performed at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Polish Embassy in Ottawa, as well as leading his sextet to Mexico’s “Internacional Festival de Cervantino” and returning there to perform for the Canadian embassies “Canada week”. In addition, he has performed on CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada” and numerous radio and TV specials. A former Grant MacEwan Outreach instructor, he maintains a busy performing, lecturing, and teaching schedule. In addition to appearances with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Berner has released his second album, the critically acclaimed “Fortress of Solitude”., and is currently completeing his third. Berner is also formerly the announcer and producer of “A Time For Jazz”, heard every Saturday on CKUA and the writer of the “Jazz Standards” column in Edmonton’s SEE magazine.  His brand new album “The Don Berner Sextet Invades Calgary” has been charting all over Canada and is the subject of a recent CBC recording. He has also been nominated for the TD Canada trust Jazz award, the Galaxie rising star award,  a 2014 Western Canadian Music Award and several mayoral arts awards.

This event is part of the Works With Jazz series, a collaboration brought to you in part by TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival

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Sampler Café Feat. Performances by: Bad Sumeritan, SunDog, BurgerFinger and Mr. LevarLevar
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Sampler Café Feat. Performances by: Bad Sumeritan, SunDog, BurgerFinger and Mr. LevarLevar

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Sampler Café Feat. Performances by: Bad Sumeritan, SunDog, BurgerFinger and Mr. LevarLevar

Sampler Café is an organization devoted to the development of accessibility, knowledge and support for electronic and sample-based music creators. Sampler Café hosts electronic music jam sessions in Edmonton bi-monthly as well as delivering performances and workshops that showcase the tools and techniques used in contemporary music production and performance.

Find them online at:

Website: https://www.samplercafe.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamplerCafe/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samplercafe/

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A.Y.E and The Extraordinary Gentlemen
Jun
27
6:15 PM18:15

A.Y.E and The Extraordinary Gentlemen

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A.Y.E and The Extraordinary Gentlemen

Jahimba Hutson, 2018 JUNO Masterclass Top 10 Finalist better known by his stage name A.Y.E. is on a musical journey slowly gaining the attention of music lovers near and far. Getting a early start to music it was only natural he followed in his father's musical footsteps. Listed by CBC Music as an "emerging act to watch".

Find A.Y.E on

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamayemusic

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamaye

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i.am.a.y.e

Personal Website: https://www.iama-y-e.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/61CMQn560ytCEt3dJgUe9C?si=t0fNsQBTTRu2a5RW3iQd5Q

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Duane Forrest
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Duane Forrest

Duane Forrest

Duane Forrest

In 2017, Duane debuted his first theatre production, Climb, a live album experience based on his concept album, The Climb. Climb hit the stage again at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, where Toronto Fringe Festival founder Gregory Nixon described Duane’s show as “an engaging, multilayered work of song, storytelling and movement” and “one of the highlights of this year’s Fringe.” His forthcoming double jazz and fusion album Sol e Sol builds on themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery, reflecting musically Duane’s growth as an artist and a human being.

Aside from his innate drive to create beautiful things, Duane also has a passion for arts education. In 2011 he founded Genesis Community of the Arts, a registered Canadian charity offering music and arts education to marginalized children and youth in Toronto and Central America.

Find Duane Forrest on

Instagram: @duaneintheforrest

Twitter: @duaneforrest

Personal Website: Www.duanesguitar.com

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L.A. Foster
Jun
27
3:45 PM15:45

L.A. Foster

photo by Meghan Tansey Whitton

photo by Meghan Tansey Whitton

L.A. Foster

Originally from Edmonton and now based in Montreal, Lesley Ann Foster has lived in many parts of the world, including Argentina, Chile and Mexico.

Foster’s sample-rich, beat-heavy songs, paired with her intense emotional vocals showcase her influences and come together as an engaging, melancholic-dance-party.

Expect Foster's new EP later this summer.

Find L.A Foster

Personal Website: www.iamlafoster.com

Bandcamp: www.bandcamp.com/lesleyannfoster

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/5c97iMFEKEAg2hGutdNEzI

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/lafoster 

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie4fTihEWjA

Apple music: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/l-a-foster/1111039411

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamLAFOSTER

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/l.a.foster/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamLAFOSTER

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Duane Forrest
Jun
26
6:15 PM18:15

Duane Forrest

Duane Forrest

Duane Forrest

In 2017, Duane debuted his first theatre production, Climb, a live album experience based on his concept album, The Climb. Climb hit the stage again at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, where Toronto Fringe Festival founder Gregory Nixon described Duane’s show as “an engaging, multilayered work of song, storytelling and movement” and “one of the highlights of this year’s Fringe.” His forthcoming double jazz and fusion album Sol e Sol builds on themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery, reflecting musically Duane’s growth as an artist and a human being.

Aside from his innate drive to create beautiful things, Duane also has a passion for arts education. In 2011 he founded Genesis Community of the Arts, a registered Canadian charity offering music and arts education to marginalized children and youth in Toronto and Central America.

Find Duane Forrest on

Instagram: @duaneintheforrest

Twitter: @duaneforrest

Personal Website: Www.duanesguitar.com

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