Erik Mortimer Solo Piano

  • Saturday April 24th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Erik Mortimer is a musician, composer and music director based in Edmonton Alberta Canada.

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Devin Hart, Solo Piano

  • Friday April 23rd, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Devin Hart is a pianist, keyboardist, composer and bandleader based out of Edmonton, Alberta.

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Bob Kitt – Solo Piano

  • Saturday April 17th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Bob Kitt is an Edmonton based pianist and multi-instrumentalist.

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Keaton Smith – Solo Guitar

  • Friday April 16th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

An Edmonton native and a regular at Yardbird Suite jams and shows, guitarist Keaton Smith is excited to bring his voice to the Yardbird stage.

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Audrey Ochoa Quartet

  • Tuesday April 6th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Audrey Ochoa will be premiering some new compositions that will be on her 4th album, which will hopefully begin recording in the fall

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Jon Guenter

  • Saturday April 3rd, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Edmonton-based drummer and composer Jon Guenter is exploring musical expression rooted in personal experiences.

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Davis/Nicholson/Tillotson

  • Friday April 2nd, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Dan Davis is a saxophonist and educator from Edmonton AB.

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Stefan Kijek, Solo Piano

  • Tuesday March 30th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Stefan Kijek has been performing with various projects in the Edmonton area for a number of years.

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Jeff Hendrick Trio

  • Saturday March 27th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Award winning Jazz, R&B, and Soul Singer / Saxophonist Jeff Hendrick returns to the Yardbird Suite for a special online performance.

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Bill Richards, Solo Piano

  • Friday March 26th, 2021
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Bill Richards (pianist/composer/arranger) is known for his unique fusions of traditional and contemporary styles.

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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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