Yardbird Suite 65th Anniversary Celebration

The PJ Perry Quintet, and The Yardbird Jazz Orchestra

The PJ Perry Quintet at 8:00 pm, and at 9:30 pm, The Yardbird Jazz Orchestra conducted by Kent Sangster

  • October 15, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In celebration of Yardbird Suite’s 65th Anniversary Celebration, we’re excited to present a week’s worth of celebratory live music, including the Tuesday 65th Anniversary All-Star Invitation-Only Jam, and two consecutive evenings of PJ Perry, the Edmonton saxophone legend whose name is synonymous with the Yardbird Suite.

Friday and Saturday will feature the PJ Perry Quintet with very special, unique performances each evening, curated and programmed by PJ himself.

Saturday’s Event as described by PJ:

The opening set will be the PJ Perry Quintet featuring Bob Tildesley on trumpet, the same Quintet featured on the brand new CellarLive records release No Hugs.

The closing set features the 17-piece Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra led by Kent Sangster. Kent has secured Edmonton’s core of great jazz players to close this special night of music. PJ Perry will join in on some tunes and there will be many hot solos.

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Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428

Venue Website:

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

Band members

Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra

PJ Perry - Featured artist
Kent Sangster - musical director

Dan Davis, alto sax
Holly Sangster, alto sax
Jerrold Dubyk, tenor sax
Jacob Do, tenor sax
Dave Babcock, bari sax
Craig Brenan, trombone
Marty Majorowicz, trombone
Madeiline Vandersluy, trombone
Ken Read, trombone
Dean McNeill, trumpet
Bob Tildesley, trumpet
Jared Greeves, trumpet
Sam, trumpet
Jim Head, guitar
Paul Johnston, bass
Chris Andrew, piano
Dave Laing, drums

Tickets will also be available at the door if not previously sold out online.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Please note: There will be no volunteer passes for this show.

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