TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival

June 26 - July 3, 2022


Producer of the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival   
Founder & Curator of the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra and Edmonton Jazz Collective
Presenter of various Jazzworks Educational Programs

In 2021, we are committed to continue sharing jazz in whatever way we can!



Monday, November 8, 2021 // 7:00 PM MST

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival is pleased to present Juno-nominated guitarist Jim Head as part of the 2021 COJazz Festival. Jim will take to take to the stage of Edmonton’s Starlite Room to share recently recorded material from his upcoming album.

Jim Head – Guitar  • Chris Andrew – Piano  • Rubim DeToledo – Bass  •
Dave Laing – Drums  • Jeremiah McDade – Tenor Sax


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DISCOVER… Sasha Berliner (@sashaberliner)

Sasha Berliner is a vibraphonist and composer from San Francisco. In 2016, Berliner moved to New York City to attend The New School in Jazz and Contemporary Music. During this time, Berliner was the first US recipient of the LetterOne “Rising Stars” Jazz Award. She also released her debut alternative jazz album, “Azalea”, which was nominated for JazzTimes 2019 Readers’ Poll’s “Best New Release."

Post-graduation, Berliner mainly works in New York City, and has headlined at festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival and Montreal Jazz Festival. Berliner has performed and recorded with notable musicians including Tyshawn Sorey, Christian McBride, and Quincy Davis. Berliner is a faculty member at the MalletLab percussion intensive, and has led master classes and clinics at universities like MSU Denver and Berklee College of Music. She has also been featured in numerous publications for both her musicianship and her activism. Berliner is working towards her newest record, "Onyx", which will be released in 2022. 

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CELEBRATING #JAZZHISTORY… Jim Hall was a jazz guitarist and composer born in Buffalo, New York.

Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio after moving with his family, Hall began playing guitar at the age of 10, and as he grew older was largely influenced by guitarist Charlie Christian, as well as tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He began playing professionally in his teenage years, and attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, majoring in composition. 

In 1956, Hall moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. At this time, Hall began playing with cool jazz ensembles, with musicians like Vicente Gomez and Jimmy Giuffre, and released his first solo album. In the late 1950s, Hall began exploring more interactive improvisation, and toured and recorded with artists including Ben Webster, Ella Fitzgerald, and Paul Desmond. Hall moved to New York City and continued to perform and record in a variety of genres, including bossa nova, third stream, and bebop, and playing hard bop sessions with Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, and Sonny Rollins. Hall continued to record albums as bandleader, notably collaborating with Ron Carter and Paul Desmond, and toured and released albums from the 1970s up until 2010.

In 1995, Hall was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music and in 2004, he was awarded an NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship award. Hall was one of the first artists to join the fan-funded label ArtistShare, and released many albums under this label.  He continued to perform and record until the age of 81, and passed away at the age of 83.

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DISCOVER… Aaron Parks (@aparksmusic) 

Aaron Parks is a pianist and composer based in New York. Born in Seattle, Parks began playing piano at a young age, and was enrolled in an early entrance program at the University of Washington at the age of 14. He pursued a music degree, transferring to the Manhattan School of Music two years later. It was there that Parks studied with notable musicians including Kenny Barron, and received numerous accolades, including being named the 2001 Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association. 

Parks came to the public's attention after joining Terence Blanchard's ensemble, and subsequently recording four albums with the group, including Grammy award-winning "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)." Parks has worked as sideman and collaborator with a variety of artists including Christian Scott, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, Gilad Hekselman, and was also an integral part of the James Farm Quartet. Parks has released several albums under his own name, including his Blue Note debut album "Invisible Cinema" and ECM debut solo recording "Aborescence." Most recently, Parks released the trio album "Find The Way", which was inspired in part by Alice Coltrane and Shirley Horn, and places focus on space and subtlety in composition and improvisation.

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We remember and give thanks. 

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Guitarist JIM HEAD is the feature artist being presented by the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival this Monday, November 8 at 7:00pm MST, as part of the 2021 COJazz Festival. 

The Canadian Online Jazz Festival (CoJazz) is a virtual event showcasing musicians from each Jazz Festival market in Canada. The week-long collaboration features digital events presented by Festivals from Coast-to-Coast for local, national, and international audiences to enjoy. 

For more information on this and all the shows being presented, visit 

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COJazz is back! For a second year, Canadian Jazz festivals from coast to coast have come together to showcase talent from their region in a unique online collaboration. 

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival is excited to participate in the 2021 event and is pleased to share a live-to-tape recording of Juno-nominated guitarist, Jim Head. The performance was recently recorded  at the @starliteroom where Jim was joined by Edmonton-based artists: Dave Laing (drums), Rubim De Toledo (bass), Chris Andrew (piano), and Jeremiah McDade (Sax). 

Join us this Monday, November 8 at 7 pm MST at or on the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society Facebook page (links in bio) to enjoy the show. 

Special thanks to @td_canada and @canada.council for supporting of this project. 

For more information about this and other COJazz events, visit 

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