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Edmonton’s Premier Jazz Venue

Founded in 1957

Founded in 1957 by the Edmonton Jazz Society and supported by volunteers, the Yardbird Suite is an iconic jazz and blues venue in Canada. 

Every weekend between the middle of September and the end of June a unique and innovative jazz experience unfolds in the Yardbird’s casual and intimate atmosphere.  In addition to presenting concerts the Yardbird hosts weekly Tuesday night jam sessions, sponsors the Littlebirds Big Band, presents Jazz For Kids events, and hosts the Yardbird Festival of Canadian Jazz. All while providing rehearsal space for some of Edmonton’s top musicians.

Yardbird Suite programming has enabled local musicians to play with luminaries of the jazz world and be broadcast nationally – in partnership with the CBC and Radio-Canada.

The Yardbird Suite has also been hailed as a Downbeat Magazine “Great Jazz Venue” multiple years running.

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The Yardbird Suite is made possible in part by the generous support of these sponsors: