Littlebirds Big Bands – Evening Show

Brace yourself for an exhilarating double bill as the Littlebirds Junior and Senior Big Bands, the shining stars of Edmonton’s jazz scene, take to the stage for two electrifying performances.

  • May 26, 2024
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented by the Edmonton Jazz Society, the Littlebirds Junior and Senior Big Bands represent the culmination of months of hard work, dedication, and musical exploration. Led by Joel Gray and Curtis Farley, these ensembles serve as incubators for young talent, providing aspiring musicians with a platform to hone their skills, develop their musicality, and share their love for jazz with audiences far and wide.

The evening kicks off with the Littlebirds Junior Big Band, a vibrant ensemble comprising rising stars from Edmonton’s youth jazz community. From toe-tapping swing to soulful ballads, these young musicians deliver a spirited performance that belies their age, captivating audiences with their enthusiasm and musical prowess.

Following the Junior Big Band’s electrifying set, the stage lights up once again as the Littlebirds Senior Big Band takes center stage. Comprising seasoned young musicians who have honed their craft through years of dedication and practice, the Senior Big Band offers a dynamic and polished performance that showcases the depth of talent within Edmonton’s jazz scene. They will be joined by special guest, Juno-nominated saxophonist Kent Sangster.

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General admissionshow details + $19.00 (CAD)   Sold Out

Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428

Venue Website:

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

Band members

Junior Big Band:
- Curtis Farley, director junior big band
- Evelyn Dawe, alto sax
- Frances Mikus, alto sax
- Danna Montiel, alto sax
- Lauryn Ireland, tenor sax / vocal
- Calais Macdonald, tenor sax
- Benjamin Mau, tenor sax
- Kylie Flanders, bari sax
- Sonia Skakun, trumpet
- Annie Charpko, trumpet
- Jenny Xu, trumpet
- Vienna Lam, trumpet
- Gwen Jin, trumpet
- Adam French, trombone
- Floyd Carroll, trombone
- Adam French, trombone
- Jonah Collins, trombone
- Tori Greenan, trombone
- Natalie Fong, piano
- Makena Flanders, bass
- Nahshon Sajai, drums

Senior Big Band:
- Joel Gray, senior big band and jazz combo director
- Ijaz Janmohamed, alto sax
- Kaylei Penner, alto sax
- Shaan Graham, tenor sax
- Neva Kaul, tenor sax
- William Hidalgo, bari sax
- Samuel Heintzman, trumpet
- Anna Heintzman, trumpet
- Zayne Ruchkall, trumpet
- James Dust, trumpet
- Jonah Collins, trombone
- Iona McNish, trombone
- Justin Kaminsky, trombone
- Thomas Benjamin Natividad, trombone
- Tori Greenan, bass trombone
- Finn Siegers, guitar
- Kurt Villarey, piano
- Lucas Bissonnette, bass
- Jack Warry, drums
- Krista Lefebvre, vocals

Special Guest:
- Kent Sangster, tenor saxophone

Tickets will also be available at the door if not previously sold out online.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Member and volunteer tickets are not available for this event.

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