October 14, 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.
Friday’s Event as described by PJ:
Friday night features two different sets of music. The opening set will feature two of Edmonton’s world-class players, with Joel Gray on trumpet and Jim Head on guitar along with Paul Johnston on bass and Dave Laing on drums.
The closing set features firework-producing music with four of Alberta’s finest saxophonists joining PJ Perry, Joel Gray, and the rhythm section playing arrangements of the great Charlie Parker’s bebop solos. The charts were arranged in the ’70’s by L.A. saxophonist Med Flory, recorded under the name SuperSax, and are among the most difficult in the lexicon of jazz.
Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428
Venue Website: https://yardbirdsuite.com
Band membersPJ Perry Quintet
PJ Perry - Alto Saxophone 1
Joel Gray - Trumpet
Jim Head - Guitar
Johnston - Bass
Dave Laing - Drums
Kent Sangster - Alto Saxophone 2
Jim Brenan - Tenor Saxophone 1
Jerrold Dubyk - Tenor Saxophone 2
Robin Tayor Baritone Saxophone
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.