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.
Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428
Venue Website: https://yardbirdsuite.com
Band membersFred Mack, saxophone
Aretha Tillotson, bass
Audrey Ochoa, trombone
Biboye Onanuga, drums
Jared Greeve, trumpet
Tom Van Seters, piano
Tickets will also be available at the door if not previously sold out online.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.