Tom Ollendorff Trio Virtual CD Release

  • Saturday June 12th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Since moving to London in 2016, guitarist Tom Ollendorff has fast been building a reputation as one of the most exciting jazz guitarists in the UK.

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Vadim Budman – Solo Guitar

  • Friday May 28th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

After his departure in 1994 from the seminal Edmonton alternative band The Naked & the Dead, Vadim began to explore his musical roots as well as exploring his Jewish/Russian roots by blending them with folk, blues, and free improvisation.

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Belectronix presents ‘Abiogenesis’

  • Saturday May 22nd, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

“Abiogenesis” is a 60 minute soundscape piece written specifically for the Fantastic Planet installation in downtown Edmonton in March/April, 2021.

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Kessler Douglas – Solo Bass

  • Saturday May 15th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Up-and-coming jazz bassist Kessler Douglas is an explorer, innovator, and storyteller.

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Tiegen Costa – Solo Guitar

  • Friday May 14th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Tiegen Costa is an Edmonton-based guitarist who graduated from MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music, majoring in performance.

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Michael Campbell – Solo Guitar

  • Saturday May 8th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Michael Campbell is an Edmonton-based guitarist and recent graduate of the Grant MacEwan music program.

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Peter Zawalski – Solo Guitar

  • Friday May 7th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Peter Zawalski is an Edmonton based guitarist and composer.

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Murray Wood – Solo Bass

  • Saturday May 1st, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Murray Wood is an accomplished and diverse bassist from Edmonton, Alberta.

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Chris Andrew – Solo Piano

  • Friday April 30th, 2021
    07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Chris Andrew is a Galaxy Rising Star Award winner pianist.

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Jamming Guidelines

1. If you’re at the Tuesday Night Session to jam, make sure you write down your full name, instrument and experience level on the sign-up sheet, which is always kept at the door. The three categories listed for experience are amateur, student and professional. This is how the host band knows who’s at the club to take part in the jam, what instrument they play and the level of experience they have. If your name isn’t on the list, the feature band won’t know to call your name. If you show up late and the list is already on stage, go up to the stage in between tunes and let them know you want to play and add your information to the sign-up sheet.

2. Come prepared to play if that’s your intention and have your instrument out and ready when the jam session starts. You’ll have no way of knowing when your name will be called to go play, so have your instrument handy. If you’re a drummer or a piano player you won’t have to worry about this.

3. Please be aware of these three things when you get up on stage to play.

a) Performing on the Yardbird Suite stage is a privilege, so play as well as you can. There has been a very high standard of musicianship established at the Yardbird Suite over the last five decades.

b) As a musician wanting to jam, you’re a guest invited onto someone else’s stage and there’s a certain etiquette that should be followed. Make sure your behavior is appropriate while you’re up on stage. If you don’t know, be sure to ask someone whose experienced, or pay attention to what they do.

c) Over and above the players you’re sitting in with, there’s a paying audience in the Yardbird Suite there to hear the music. Make sure you put on a show for them too.

4. Your own playing should be of a high enough level to allow you to keep up with the other players on stage. Be honest with yourself when evaluating your own talent level and your ability to play with others.

5. If you’re allowed to choose a tune to perform during the jam session, make sure you have charts for the players, or a fake book if it’s required.

6. Don’t overstay your welcome on stage unless the feature band invites you to stay longer. Remember to keep your solos to an appropriate length and allow the other jammers their chance in the spotlight.

7. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t get a chance to play the jam on occasion. From time to time the feature band doesn’t make it all the way down the sign up sheet and some jammers might not get the chance to play. Remember, there’s always next week’s jam session and make sure you sign up early.

8. If you have any questions about the Tuesday Night Session or you have encountered a problem, let the house manager or the Tuesday Night Session coordinator Dave Babcock know and the matter will be resolved. Dave can be reached at:
dbabs@telusplanet.net

The Edmonton Jazz Society thanks you for taking part in the Tuesday Night Jam Sessions. We hope you enjoy the experience!

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