Daniel Gervais, Violin
Daniel has been playing the violin since the age of five. He plays a variety of fiddle styles, jazz and classical violin. Daniel completed a Master of Music degree in classical violin at the University of Alberta studying with Dr. Guillaume Tardif. During his studies, Daniel was awarded a prestigious research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Daniel has had the opportunity to perform at many prestigious events including the 2012 London Olympics as a cultural ambassador of Alberta, a reception at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.
Daniel is the first Albertan to win the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Championship in 2011 and 2016. Daniel first competed in the Canadian Grand Masters in 2003 and returned to this competition in 2004 and again in 2008, finishing in the top eleven both times.
His gypsy jazz group Hot Club Edmonton won Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards. Daniel currently teaches as sessional faculty at MacEwan University in the jazz and popular music program. ”
In anticipation of our eventual reopening, the Yardbird Suite is happy to continue to present local musicians broadcasting live to your home.
We broadcast live from the Yardbird Suite. There are no audiences other than the performers and audio technicians who are physically distant, do not share the same equipment, nor come into contact with each other. Every effort has been made to comply with AHS safety guidelines.
Curated by Edmonton musicians Nicolás Arnáez, Stephanie Urquhart, Peter Zawalski, the all-Edmonton lineup features a variety of solos, duets, and instruments. Performances will run Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
If you missed some of the broadcasts, or want to watch again, please visit our Youtube page.