Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Octagone Octet and Broken City Jazz Jam

Just a head's up for a couple of exciting events happening this week:

The Summit Jazz Series Presents


Saturday, June 2nd 2012
National Music Centre
(formerly known as Cantos)
134 11 Ave SE
$15/$10 Students


Al Muirhead - Trumpet
Mark DeJong - Alto Sax
Jim Brenan - Tenor Sax
Carsten Rubeling - Trombone
Sarah Matheson - Bari Sax
Jon Day - Piano
Jeff Gammon - Bass
Jon McCaslin - Drums

I'm looking forward to playing with this medium-sized ensemble on Saturday evening at the National Music Centre. We've managed to put together a size-able book of great music over the past few years (since my time working with a band such as this during my time at the University of Toronto). We'll be featuring Calgary's Jazz icon Al Muirhead on trumpet as well as pianist Jon Day who has recently returned to Calgary.

The Broken City Jazz Jam

Saturday, June 2nd 2012
613 11th Avenue SW


The McCaslin Vibraphone Project

Jon McCaslin - Vibraphone
Tricia Edwards - Piano
Bryan Niblock - Drums
Jeff Gammon - Bass

Yes, the Jazz jam session at Broken City is indeed still happening days. Ideally, I'm told that it will be held the 1st and 3rd weekends of every month unless there is a conflict (such as the upcoming Sled Island festival or the Stampede) which in that case they will try to re-schedule for a different weekend. I'm looking forward to another outing on the vibraphone and a good time will be had by all. Please come on by to support Calgary's longest running Jazz jam session. And once the session at Broken City wraps up, head on down to the National Music Centre to catch Octagone!

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