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Le Boeuf Brothers
- "…talented musicians and award-winning composers who channel their influences, environments, and resources into works that reflect their own identities…" -All About Jazz

Katie Thiroux Trio
Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O'Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond!

Gordon Grdina New York Quartet
Gordon Grdina’s compositions for his New York Quartet were inspired by the complexity of Bartok, the freedom of Ornette, the intensity of Sound Garden and the delicacy of Webern!

Bob Sheppard with the <br>
Chris Andrew Quintet
Over the course of an extraordinarily diverse career that has made him a first call musician in the realms of jazz, pop and the studio worlds, multi-woodwind specialist Bob Sheppard has always let his array of saxophones, flutes and clarinets do the talking. Superstar names highlight his resume, and jazz critics have been raving about him as both a sideman and leader for years, but such praise is simply a by-product of Sheppard's years of steady work and dedication to his craft.

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt is the brainchild of Toronto bassist Bret Higgins and created as a vehicle for his original instrumental compositions. Formed in 2013, the group explores genre-defying music that draws inspiration largely from film scores, jazz, rock, surf, and elements of eastern European, African and South American music.

Michael Musillami Trio
Over his 30 year career, Musillami has led a variety of ensembles, releasing 19 CDs as a leader and touring throughout North America and Europe. Along with his longstanding flagship trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, he has earned critical notice as the leader of groups ranging from duo to octet featuring such prominent collaborators as Mark Feldman, Cameron Brown, Drew Gress, Michael Sarin and Matt Wilson.

Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra
Jerrold Dubyk guides this spring afternoon jazz concert. The concert features music drawn from the origins of the jazz quartet and rearranged for jazz orchestra. The first set features the band on John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”, arranged by Wynton Marsalis. In a time of what kind of world we are currently living in, the band presents this music as a reminder of Coltrane’s long term vision of what is ultimately needed.

Keith Price Double Quartet
Keith Price is a Winnipeg-based guitarist and composer. Beginning on his grandfather's old guitar, Price was first influenced by pop music, punk rock, and heavy metal before discovering jazz at age fifteen. Price began his formal studies at The Conservatory of Amsterdam and upon returning to Winnipeg, turned down a scholarship from The New School in New York City and instead, opted to study with local jazz guitar guru Larry Roy as part of Steve Kirby's newly-established jazz program at the University of Manitoba. Price is now enjoying an inspiring period of musical growth while studying with internationally recognized pianist and composer Michael Cain.

Anton Schwwartz Quintet
Jazz's greatest improvisers create music that carries an emotional wallop. It's a lesson that tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz learned well. His latest album “Flash Mob” spent eight weeks in jazz radio's Top 10 and earned a four-star review in Down Beat magazine, reinforcing his reputation as a passionate but poised improviser and smart purveyor of captivating melodies.

John Stetch's Vulneraville Quartet
The NYC-based quartet Vulneraville is Stetch’s favorite project yet, and is his most energetic and playful vehicle for his original compositions.

Jon Mayer/PJ Perry Quartet
Jon Mayer is an excellent modern mainstream pianist who earlier in his career worked with Kenny Dorham, Jackie McLean, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan.
P.J. Perry is considered by many critics and fans alike to be Canada's greatest alto saxophonist who has shared the stage with countless jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, and of course, Tommy Banks.

Fernanda Cunha
Fernanda Cunha is a Brazilian jazz singer from Rio de Janeiro. For this visit to Edmonton, she will be accompanied by Toronto guitarist Reg Schwager and pianist Chris Andrew and bassist Rubim de Toledo, both from Edmonton!

Audrey Ochoa Trio
Audrey Ochoa is one of Edmonton's most prolific trombone players, playing jazz, rock, pop, Latin, punk, ska and whatever other genre will have her.

Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra<br>Ft. Donald Ray Johnson & John Gray
Paying homage to one of the greatest musicians of all time, the Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a nine piece ensemble performing the hits made famous by the Soul legend.
The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra's tight sound, danceable rhythms and extensive repertoire are a celebration of the genius, Ray Charles.

Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo
The Edmonton Jazz Society presents Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo on May 28th. This is genuinely compelling music. It reveals the duo's uncanny intuition and ability to communicate with one another and an audience. It is also a welcome addition to their respective individual catalogs.

Ellen Doty<br> With special guest Eli Bennett
"...[I]t feels like an immediate, handmade, warm-hearted statement, one that uses the personal touch to reveal all sides of a performer who seems ready for her true Canadian coming out, with a voice that honeycoats every word it sings in her easy, sweet'n'sunny crossover jazz-pop”. - Mike Bell, Calgary Herald, Gold Album Review

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