YEG Thursday Showcase
featuring Edmonton's Best

2016


September 22

  Dave Morgan Quintet
A night of hard swinging jazz

Dave Morgan - trumpet, Craig Brenan - trombone, Peter Belec - guitar, Josh McHan - bass, Jamie Cooper - drums

September 29

  The Writers' Guild
This city's own composer's collective

Marty Majorowicz - trombone, Dan Davis - saxophones, Tyson Kerr - keyboards, Josh McHan - bass, Jamie Cooper - drums

October 6

  Prequal
A rich soundscape of improvised ideas

Jerrold Dubyk - saxophone, Chris Andrew - keyboards, Josh McHan - bass, Bill George - drums

October 13

  The SoulJazz Project
Jazz that's good for your soul

Dave Babcock - saxophones, Bob Tildesley - trumpet, Chris Andrew - keyboards, Rubim DeToledo - bass, Jamie Cooper - drums

November 3

  Audrey Ochoa Quartet
Pop music through the lens of Latin funk

Audrey Ochoa - trombone, Chris Andrew - keyboards, Mike Lent - bass, Sandro Dominelli - drums

November 24

  Chris Andrew Trio
An intimate evening of piano trio jazz

Chris Andrew - piano, Rubim DeToledo - bass, Jamie Cooper - drums

December 8

  Craig Brenan Trio
A Tribute to Bob Brookmeyer

Craig Brenan - trombone, Jamie Philip - guitar, Josh McHan - bass

 

2017


January 26

 

TICKETS - MEMBERS $11, GUESTS $15

Jim Head Quartet
Debuting new music of Jim's plus their take on songs by Monk, Radiohead and others

Jim Head - guitar, Chris Andrew - piano, Josh McHan - bass, Thom Bennett - drums


February 2

  TICKETS - MEMBERS $16, GUESTS $20

Fusionauts
CD Release of their new album Mutant

Paul Richey - keyboards, Bob Tildesley - trumpet, Jeremiah McDade - tenor saxophone, Mo Lefever - electric guitar, Shantel Koenig - electric bass, Bill George - drums


February 23

  TICKETS - MEMBERS $11, GUESTS $15

Andrew Glover Quartet
All original portrayal of the emotions of people, places and things

Andrew Glover - keyboards, Marc Beaudin - guitar, John Taylor - bass, Sandro Dominelli - drums


April 13

  Umpteen Collective
Improvised, melodic groove music at its best

Thom Bennett - drums, Doug Organ - keyboards, Peter Belec - guitar, Paul Bergeron - bass

April 27

  Chandelle Rimmer Quintet
Ella Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday Celebration

Chandelle Rimmer - vocals, Tom Van Seters - piano, Jim Head - guitar, Josh McHan - bass, Jamie Cooper - drums

May 11

  Narrative Quintet
15th Anniversary celebration of Tom Van Seters milestone album Narrative
Tom Van Seters - piano, Kent Sangster - tenor saxophone, Bob Tildesley - trumpet, John Taylor - bass, Leonard Patterson - drums

June 1

  Dino Dominelli Group
The funkier and more lyrical side of jazz

Dino Dominelli - saxophones, Jazz Nipp - piano and keyboards, Ralph Pretz - guitar, Curtis Mokry - bass, Carson Schafer - drums

September 28

  Kent Sangster's Electric Band
Kent Sangster - saxophones & EWI, Peter Belec - guitar, Chris Andrew - keyboards, John Taylor - electric bass, Jamie Cooper - drums

Kent Sangster presents a new project exploring original composition with elements of electronics, open improvisation and funk-based grooves.


October 5

  Leonard Patterson Group
Leonard Patterson - drums, Craig Brenan - trombone, Stefan Kijek - piano, Josh McHan - bass

Join Leonard Patterson for an evening of original music combining the melodic and harmonic sensibilities of folk music with jazz improvisation.


October 12

  Mallory Chipman and John Stetch
Mallory Chipman - voice, John Stetch - piano

Combining their love of the Great American Songbook with jazz improvisation, Edmonton-based vocalist Mallory Chipman and New York-based pianist John Stetch, take you on a journey through the "Golden Age of Jazz," creating  spontaneous arrangements and making something magical. 


November 30

  Brett Hansen Trio
Brett Hansen - guitars, Josh McHan - bass,
Andrew Miller- drums

Brett Hansen presents a new take on the classic guitar trio format, featuring original compositions and renditions of familiar pieces.


 

 

2018


January 25

  Jeremiah McDade Quintet

Jeremiah McDade - tenor saxophone, Audrey Ochoa - trombone, Chris Andrew - piano, Rubim DeToledo - bass, Jamie Cooper - drums

Saxophonist Jeremiah McDade, along with some of Edmonton's finest musicians, presents new compositions as well as some rare two-horn classics.


February 1

  Stefan Kijek Quintet

Stefan Kijek - piano, Peter Belec - guitar, Josh McHan - bass, Daniel Stadnicki - percussion, Jamie Cooper - drums

Edmonton pianist Stefan Kijek presents an evening of contemporary original music, highlighted by his memorable melodies and trademark virtuosity. Odd meters and furious tempos drive the music, while harmonies and collective improvisation lend themselves to a unique way of storytelling.


March 1

  Marc Beaudin's Jazz Samba Tribute

Marc Beaudin - guitar, Jeremiah McDade - tenor saxophone, Ryan Davidson - guitar, Rubim DeToledo - bass, Andrew Deppisch - drums

Edmontonian Marc Beaudin presents the music from "Jazz Samba," the classic 1962 Verve recording by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. "Jazz Samba" is the only jazz album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Charts, winning a Grammy Award for "Best Solo Jazz Performance" while selling half a million copies within 18 months of its' release.


March 29

  Sahil Chugh Quartet

The Sahil Chugh Quartet presents an evening of original music, blending simple melodies with contemporary harmony and intricate rhythms. With a strong focus on collective improvisation, each song tells a story in its' own unique way.

Sahil Chugh - piano, Leah Harman - tenor saxophone, Andreas Wegner - bass, Jon Guenter - drums


April 5

  Mike Morrisseau Quartet

Showcasing new music to be released next year, join the Mike Morrisseau Quartet for a night of jazz that leans towards rock and the heavier side.

Mike Morrisseau - guitar, Stefan Kijek - piano, Josh McHan - bass, Bill George - drums


May 10

  Remi Noel Quintet

The Remi Noel Quintet draws on the influence of such artists as Brad Mehldau, Marshall Gilkes and Benny Golson, to create a combination of complete groove, hard driving swing and thoughtful composition.

Remi Noel - trombone, Jeremiah McDade - tenor saxophone, Brett Hansen - guitar, Josh Mchan - bass, Jamie Cooper - drums
 


May 31

  Paul Johnston Trio
Drawing on years of experience playing in the Geoff Lapp trio in Montreal, Paul will be putting original music together for this trio for a future recording in 2018/19.

Paul Johnston - bass, Chris Andrew - piano, Dave Laing - drums