YARDBIRD SUITE 60TH ANNIVERSARY

LITTLEBIRDS WEEKEND

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 31 - APRIL 1, 2017
TICKETS - MEMBERS $28, GUESTS $32
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM

BIG BAND
Nick Lang, Jacob Do, Michael Smith, Caitlyn Gan, Rafael Tian - saxophones
Daniel Lund-Rachinski, Matthew Sullivan, Ema Iorga, Joel Fenske - trumpets
Michael Nunes, Michael Lunty, Sean Bumstead, Hannah Gray - trombones
Keaton Smith - guitar
Sahil Chugh - piano
Madison Warawa - bass
Eamon Van den Berg - drums

COMBO
Nick Lang - alto saxophone, guitar
Jacob Do - tenor saxophone
Peter Filice - trombone
Sahil Chugh - piano
Sean Croal - bass
Eamon Van den Berg - drums

The Littlebirds Big Band has been the premier educational program of the Edmonton Jazz Society for more than twenty-five years. They have produced many musicians who have gone on to professional performing and teaching careers. Four of the five of the band directors will be on hand for this weekend - founding director Gordon Towell now teaching at Loyola University in New Orleans, Dean McNeill now at the University of Saskatchewan, Craig Brenan of MacEwan University, and current band director Joel Gray. Former director Jerrold Dubyk of Strathcona High School is unable to attend.

The directors will present music with the current Littlebirds Big Band and the Littlebirds Combo in a program to support the ongoing efforts of this special long-term project.

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