Edmonton’s Summer Jazz Festival returns this year

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The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society (EJFS) is back this summer, reviving the music in triumphant fashion with the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival.

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival begins Sunday, June 26 and runs through Saturday, July 3 live and in person at a variety of venues across Edmonton.

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival remains one of the best local festivals providing access to international, national and Edmonton-based jazz musicians.

“We are always thrilled to bring international, national and Edmonton jazz musicians to Edmonton audiences,” said festival producer Kent Sangster. “This summer, we’re excited to be back in person at our local venues.”

“We believe that when people are connected, good things happen. That’s why we’re proud to continue supporting summer festivals, such as the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival, that help foster a sense of belonging and strengthen our community,” said Janice Farrell Jones. , Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship TD Bank Group.

Sunday June 26

Hilario Duran ‘Contumbao’ and Edmonton Jazz Orchestra

Winspear Center
7:30 p.m.

Hilario Durán, piano
Amed Mitchel, drums
Yoser Rodriguez, bass
Jorge Luis Torres “Papiosco”, percussion

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival is pleased to present the multiple Juno Award winner Hilarion Duran in the first part of the 2022 Festival.

Recognized internationally as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader of the highest esteem, Cuban-Canadian Duran has been based in Toronto for the past two decades, but his musical heart and soul have remained closely tied to his homeland.

Monday, June 27

12:00 p.m.
Ice District Square

The Bellamy Lounge Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.

Julien Lage

With Scott Colley and Dave King
Trifo Theater
7:30 p.m.

Julian Lage, guitar
Scott Colley, bass
Dave King, drums

Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and the “highest class of improvising musicians” (New Yorker), Julien Lage spent over a decade traversing the countless strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association, and a spirit of endless possibility. His music combines incisive, expressive songwriting with the deep interaction that Lage has honed over the past few years with his skillful trio of bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King.

Antelope

9920
11:00 p.m.
Act of opening free golf clubs
9:00 p.m.

Jaimie branch, trumpet and electronics
Jason Nazary, drums and electronics

ANTELOPER is the electric brain child of JAIMIE BRANCH (fly or die, big life) and JASON NAZARY (little women, helado negro, bears in heaven). Branch and Nazary have been playing together as trumpeter and drummer for years, ever since they met at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2002, but in this duo, the two musicians include synthesizers to push deeper into the spaceship’s spectral ether. . With deep rhythmic passages, telepathic improvisations and effortless melodic negotiations, Anteloper pushes forward, swinging his horns all the while.

Tuesday, June 28

12:00 p.m.
Ice District Square

12:00 p.m.
The French-speaking city

The Bellamy Lounge Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.

Ghost Note

Starlite Room
9:00 p.m.
Opening act Fire!
7:30 p.m.

Robert Sput Searight, drums
Peter Knudsen, guitar
MonoNeon, bass
Jonathan Mones, alto sax
Sylvester Onyejiaka, bari sax
Dominique Xavier Taplin, keys
Daniel Wytanis, trombone

Led by multi-Grammy award winning percussion duo Snarky Puppy of Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost Note is an explosion of sound. With an extensive roster of next-level musicians—representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more—the band is pushing funk music into the future , building on the uplifting and pioneering foundations laid by James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone and infusing their new approach with the likes of Afrobeat, hip-hop, psychedelia, global folklore, and more.

Bellamy’s Lounge late at night
10:30 p.m.

Festival Jam Session hosted by Aretha Tillotson

Bellamy’s living room
11:15 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29

12:00 p.m.
Ice cream district

12:00 p.m.
The French-speaking city

The Bellamy Lounge Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.

Winspear Center
7:30 p.m.
Opening act Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio

Cécile McLorin Salvant, voice
Sullivan Fortner, piano
Marvin Sewell, guitar
Yasushi Nakamura, double bass
Keita Ogawa, percussion

Since winning the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2010, singer Cécile McLorin Salvant has blazed a trail in jazz and art music, winning multiple Grammys, receiving a MacArthur Fellowship and sharing five critically acclaimed albums with music lovers around the world. whole world.

Nothing quite prepares listeners for the visceral intensity and virtuosity of his vocal performances. Marking Cécile’s first headlining performance at the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival, she returns to present her new album, Ghost Song. It is rich in textures, unexpected instrumentation and bears all the hallmarks of a McLorin Salvant project – carefully thought out, carefully rendered and absolute in its cohesion – while also being marked by the confident confidence of a once-in-a-generation artist. fully to its potential.

Bellamy’s Lounge late at night
10:00 p.m.

Bellamy’s living room
11:30 p.m.

Thursday June 30

12:00 p.m.
Ice cream district

12:00 p.m.
The French-speaking city

The Bellamy Lounge Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.

Yardbird Suite
7:30 p.m.
With Emilie-Claire Barlow

Emilie-Claire Barlow, vocals
Allison Au, saxophonist
Amanda Tosoff, piano
Jon Maharaj, bass
Morgan Childs, drums

Amanda Tosoff is a Toronto-based pianist, composer and jazz educator (Humber College and MusicArtsCollective.com). She has received various accolades, including the Grand Prix de Jazz from the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Jazz Artist Award – and most recently, a 2022 JUNO Award nomination for her album Earth Voices. With her latest release, Amanda continues to continue the creative and stylistic leap she began on her previous album Words, once again blending jazz, pop and art-song, as well as drawing on poetry with a personal and emotional connection. deep. This summer, Amanda is touring with 5 of the 16 guest artists on her album, including JUNO Award-winning singer Emilie-Claire Barlow, saxophonist Allison Au, bassist Jon Maharaj and drummer Morgan Childs. The band will perform music from Earth Voices, as well as selections from Emilie-Claire’s repertoire – including clever arrangements by Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan, Gershwin and more!

Starlite Room
7:30 p.m.
Opening act Good Information X Vertex Quintet

Leo P, bari sax
Matt Doe, trumpet
King of Sludge, drums

The manic music of Too Many Zooz, dubbed “BrassHouse” by drummer King of Sludge, is an irresistible rocket ship that combines styles further afield than any international space station. TMZ’s Brasshouse summons EDM, house, techno and glitch, paired with the indigenous punch of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean and Brazilian carnival beats, heightened by the dance and solo sax prowess of a bionic Pepper Adams.

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