Bent River Records presents The MacEwan Generations Big Band

Featuring renowned flutist Jim Walker

Bent River Records invites you to celebrate the release of two new big band recordings.

  • March 28, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

In 2022, MacEwan University formed the Generations Big Band, a band comprised of MacEwan University faculty, alumni, and students. Over two weeks, this all-star ensemble, under the direction of Raymond Baril, recorded two new records: The Long View and Pipe Dreams.

The Long View showcases ten new commissioned works for big band, five written by MacEwan faculty and five written by recent MacEwan composition students.

Pipe Dreams celebrates the career of legendary flutist Jim Walker. Walker was the principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for seven seasons and the first-call studio flutist in L.A. for the better part of two decades. He has played on over 700 films, including Jurassic Park, Memoirs of a Geisha, Titanic, Finding Nemo, and Back to the Future.

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Band members

Director, Ray Baril
Dan Davis, alto saxophone
Dana Anderson, alto saxophone
Jerrold Dubyk, tenor saxophone
Jeremiah McDade, tenor saxophone
Aidane Schafer, bari saxophone
Joel Gray, trumpet
Doug Berner, trumpet
Marlouie Saique, trumpet
Elissa Moores, trumpet
Craig Brenan, trombone
Matt White, trombone
Madeline Vandersluys, trombone
Ken Read, trombone
Chris Andrew, piano
Jim Head, guitar
Murray Woods, bass
Dave Laing, drums

This special event is a MacEwan University production supported by the Edmonton Jazz Society.

Doors 7pm. Music 7:30pm.

Adults/Seniors - $12 online (includes $2.00 online ticket charge), $10 at the door with proceeds going to MacEwan University scholarships and awards.

Students - free upon showing student ID.

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