Fred Mack

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers were an iconic jazz combo that influenced countless artists. Fred Mack’s Sextet brings their classic pieces to life with some hard swinging tunes.

  • March 9, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Art Blakey was a guide and mentor for so many young musicians getting their start in the scene. Some artists who went through the ranks of the Jazz Messengers include Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Horace Silver, Wynton Marsalis and more. The Fred Mack Sextet pays tribute to the group and their iconic, recognizable standards, with some new spice added throughout. The hard-bop tunes will feature Biboye Onanuga on drums, with some hard swinging, bluesy grooves and solos.

Fred Mack is a performer and educator within the Edmonton jazz scene. He is the Director of the Jazzworks Band Festival where he leads the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra and curates clinic and performance opportunities for school jazz bands around Western Canada. He has studied Music and Education at MacEwan University, Metropolia University in Helsinki, and University of Alberta. He has also spent time as a musician on the cruise liner Queen Elizabeth.

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Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428

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11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 2M2

Band members

Fred Mack, saxophone
Aretha Tillotson, bass
Audrey Ochoa, trombone
Biboye Onanuga, drums
Jared Greeve, trumpet
Tom Van Seters, piano

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Doors open at 7:00 pm.

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