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June 25-30, 2024

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Submissions for International/Canadian Touring acts now being accepted.
The first review of submissions will take place early September. Deadline for this review is August 31, 2023.

After experiencing Lorraine Klaasen @klaasenlorraine at Yardbird Suite @yardbirdsuiteyeg next Friday night stick around for Jacob Do Quartet Edmonton Artist Spotlight at our TD @td_canada Edmonton International Jazz Festival. Tickets only $15 through the link in our bio.

Jacob Do, tenor saxophone @_jacobdo_ 
Josh Krushel, piano @joshua_krushel 
Aretha Tillotson, bass @arethaonbass 
Eric Zeller, drums @ericmzeller 

The Jacob Do Quartet approaches Black American Music with an authentic, precise, and ambitious perspective, connecting to audiences through the shared human experience. Utilising the classic saxophone/piano/bass/drums instrumentation, Jacob’s original compositions and arrangements are unified by soundscapes of intensity and vulnerability, contributing to the rich lineage of the saxophone quartet. Jacob channels his creativity from his own lived experiences, combining extensive training with a bold artistic vision. This results in a captivating blend of tradition and contemporary exploration that evokes ferocity, persistence, intimacy, and nostalgia.
At Yardbird Suite @yardbirdsuiteyeg on Thursday next week Sean Croal returns with his Quartet for Edmonton Artist Spotlight at TD @td_canada Edmonton International Jazz Festival, following Montreal-based Bellbird @bellbird.music Tickets only $15 through the link in our bio.

Sean Croal, bass @takethecroaltrane 
Gareth Gilliland, guitar @itsgarethg 
Jacob Do, saxophone @_jacobdo_ 
Biboye Onanuga, drums @biboye.onanuga 

Sean Croal is an upright and electric bassist, as well as a composer, bandleader, and educator who leads his own ensemble whose performances take an eclectic and genre crossing approach to the jazz trio, incorporating baroque, hard-bop, and contemporary jazz.
Following Anthony Fung @anthonyfungmusic at Yardbird Suite @yardbirdsuiteyeg on Wednesday enjoy Brenan Brothers Edmonton Artist Spotlight part of our TD @td_canada Edmonton International Jazz Festival. Tickets only $15 through the link in our bio.

Jim Brenan, tenor and soprano saxophones @jim.brenan 
Craig Brenan, trombone 
David Lavoie, trumpet @davidlavoiemusic 
Sean Craig, alto saxophone @seancraigmusic 
Dave Laing, drums @dave_laing 
Rubim De Toledo, bass @rubimdetoledo 
Earl MacDonald, piano @earlmacdon 

The band creates an inclusive acoustic sound inspired by the auditory landscapes of current jazz yet grounded in the traditions of hard bop and creative improvisation. This new ensemble will feature all of the players as they weave through updated jazz standards and original compositions celebrating new music during the release of their latest album: Valley of Silence.
Vocalist Shelley Jones @shelleyjones4617 is a popular singer whose music touches upon Jazz, Latin and contemporary pop.  A long-time vocalist on the Alberta music scene, Jones has performed numerous concerts and recorded several solo albums. 

Live from Continental Treat Jasper Avenue @continentaltreatglutenfree_ @edmontondtwn part of our TD @td_canada Edmonton International Jazz Festival Friday June 28 starting at 5:30pm. Venue Cover Charge in effect.

For her latest Jazz Festival performance, along with performing classic Jazz and Latin standards, Jones pays tribute to the timeless music of the legendary Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
A jazz-rooted collective that traverses diverse landscapes by combining music and poetry, Running Running @r.unning.running take inspiration from the prairies, rustic homesteads, and still mornings as they navigate terrain that is as melancholic as it is sublime, all at Temple Bar Starlite Room @starliteroom Saturday June 29 starting at 10:15pm part of our TD @td_canada Edmonton International Jazz Festival!
The Don Berner Quintet @don.berner unashamedly performs straight ahead jazz. If you like music that swings hard and stays inside the lines this group of jazz stalwarts is for you, so join them on June 27 at Continental Treat Jasper Avenue @continentaltreatglutenfree_  @edmontondtwn starting at 5:30 p.m. as part of our TD @td_canada Edmonton International Jazz Festival. A cover charge is in effect.

Since 2006, the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival has been sharing the world’s best jazz to Edmonton.

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