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Edmonton International Jazz Festival 2011

The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society instills in audiences the appreciation of jazz music as a diverse art form, connecting regional audiences with provincial, national and international jazz artists. The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society is dedicated to providing a professional and supportive environment for jazz artists to perform, collaborate, and celebrate with the people of Edmonton, jazz music from across the globe. Formed in 2005, the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society produces an annual International Jazz Festival, supports and presents the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, and supports and presents the Jazzworks education outreach programs to support the jazz tradition in Edmonton.

You can view the festival schedule here.

Artist / Band Name City
Alex Pangman Alex Pangman Big Band / Jazz

Although Alex Pangman grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Teddy Wilson, the vibrant young vocalist is proud to be ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Anna Beaumont Anna Beaumont Jazz / New Age

Anna Beaumont is an inspirational holistic delight to share any space with, be it a stage, a table at a coffee shop, or a ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Atomic Atomic Jazz

Atomic was established in 2000 and already after their first two studio albums Feet Music (2002) and Boom Boom (2003), both their growing audience ... Read more

, SE
Celsius Celsius Jazz

Celsius is the conception of bassist Pierre-Paul Bugeaud, a veteran of the Edmonton jazz scene. An integral part of the popular Société francophone des ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Christian McBride Christian McBride Jazz

Bassist extraodinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz ... Read more

Essex County, NJ
Circles Circles Adult Contemporary / Jazz

"Not only are these four powerhouse musicians, but they all happen to be strong and unique composers as well." This was the impression of ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Curtis Macdonald Curtis Macdonald Jazz

Curtis Macdonald is an alto saxophonist and composer based in New York City. He graduated cum laude from the New School University in ... Read more

New York City, NY
Don Berner Sextet Don Berner Sextet Jazz

Don Berner - saxophone Doug Berner - trumpet Audrey Ochoa - trombone Rob Thompson - piano, keyboards Marc Beaudin - bass Sandro Dominelli – drums The sextet features the compositional ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Jazz Orchestra Edmonton Jazz Orchestra Jazz

In 2005, a small group of musicians, business owners, and the Edmonton Jazz Society (operating society of the Yardbird Suite) combined to produce the ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Eivind Aarset Eivind Aarset Electronic / Jazz

Eivind Aarset is a guitarist with a unique musical vision that absorbs and reflects all manner of music while retaining an enviable individualism and ... Read more

Oslo, NO
Francois Bourassa Francois Bourassa Jazz

Composer/pianist François Bourassa, 2007 Oscar Peterson Prize recipient (given by the Montréal International Jazz Festival) leads one of Canada's most successful jazz ensembles with ... Read more

Montreal, QC
Full Blast Full Blast Alternative / Jazz

Peter Broetzmann (Germany, reeds) - the living legend of the European new jazz. He has exemplified European improvised music for over 40 years and ... Read more

Wuppertal, DE
Gary Guthman Gary Guthman Jazz

In 2004, Gary debuted by invitation at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, conducted by Skitch Henderson and premiered his theatrical presentation of"Swingma ... Read more

Portland, OR
Gypsophilia Gypsophilia Alternative / Jazz

Read reviews of Gypsophilia from Sound and Noise: Hora + Ska = Gypsophilia’s HorskaHalifax-based Gypsophilia is a group of seven young performers whose music ... Read more

Halifax, NS
Helena Magerowski Helena Magerowski Jazz

Edmonton’s lady of jazz emerges – Seemingly plucked from the roaring speakeasies of the hot jazz era, Helena Magerowski graces the stage with a confidence ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Jacek Kochan Quartet Jacek Kochan Quartet Alternative / Jazz

Originally conceived of as a core trio (piano, bass & drums) plus 'special guest', the band's sound remained true to the compositions yet pliable ... Read more

New York City, NY
Jack Semple Jack Semple Blues

Semple grew up on a farm north of Regina, Saskatchewan. He started his musical career playing with various Regina-based bands, and later relocated to ... Read more

Regina, SK
James Clarke James Clarke Canadian / Jazz / R&B

A 22 year old pianist, James Clarke is making a name for himself as a brilliant young talent. Combining elements of contemporary jazz, while ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Jazz

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln ... Read more

New York City, NY
Jeff Hendrick Trio Jeff Hendrick Trio Alternative / R&B

Canadian born R&B and Soul artist Jeff Hendrick is no stranger to success. Since first hitting the stage at the age of seven, the ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Jim Findlay Jim Findlay Jazz

Jim is a musician, composer and electronic technologist. He is based in Ardrossan Alberta, Canada, just east of Edmonton. Read more

Edmonton, AB
Jim Head Jim Head Jazz

Performed with jazz artists Tim Hagans, Sheila Jordan, Kirk MacDonald, Lew Tabackin, P.J. Perry, John O'Gallagher, Rob McConnell, Owen Howard, Dave Restivo, Andre White, ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Kazutoki Umezu KIKI BAND Kazutoki Umezu KIKI BAND Alternative / Jazz / Rock / World

KAZUTOKI UMEZU "KIKI BAND" is difficult to categorize . It may be the newest type of Jazz-Rock. Its sound may be like progressive rock. ... Read more

Sendai, JP
Kellylee Evans Kellylee Evans Hip Hop / Jazz

The voice of jazz singer Kellylee Evans, considered one of the most beautiful of her generation, received unanimous critical praise for her 2010 tribute ... Read more

Ottawa, ON
Krystle Dos Santos and The Black Mambas Krystle Dos Santos and The Black Mambas Jazz / Pop / R&B

Krystle Dos Santos has taken her experience from the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and transformed it into the beginnings of a career already ... Read more

Nanaimo, BC
Lorna Lampman Lorna Lampman Adult Contemporary / Jazz

Lorna Lampman is a singer/songwriter based out of Edmonton, Alberta. With smouldering vocals that echo heartbreak and longing, she is a vocalist who, without ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Madeleine Peyroux Madeleine Peyroux Jazz

Peyroux began her music career as a teenage busker, honing her vocal and guitar skills in Europe and basing her style on those of ... Read more

Athens, GA
Marc Beaudin Marc Beaudin Jazz / Latin / R&B

Originally from Sept-Iles in Quebec, Marc Beaudin has been part of Alberta's vibrant music scene for a few years now. A full-time professional musician, he ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Marco Claveria Marco Claveria Jazz / Latin

Marco Claveria was born in Santiago Chile, to a musical family. Prompted by his parents, Marco started guitar lessons at the age of ten, ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Marianne Trudel 4 Marianne Trudel 4 Jazz

Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests. ... Read more

Montreal, QC
Mark McLean Mark McLean Jazz

If you ask Mark McLean about his biggest musical influences, the answer is likely to take more time than you have. Even if you ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Nathan Ouelette Quartet Nathan Ouelette Quartet Alternative / Jazz

Nathan Ouellette's group has been performing together since early 2007 and has been exciting jazz audiences with its modern approach to the jazz tradition. ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
PJ Perry PJ Perry Jazz

P.J. has shared the stage with countless jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel LeGrand, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Rob ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Robert Glasper Robert Glasper Gospel / Jazz

One artist, two distinct but interwoven concepts: this is the captivating logic behind Double-Booked, pianist Robert Glasper.s third album for Blue Note, following up ... Read more

New York City, NY
Rollanda Lee & The Canadian Hot Stars Jazz Band Rollanda Lee & The Canadian Hot Stars Jazz Band Jazz

Rollanda Lee is a unique singer with a wealth of experiences. On the Jazz scene for many years internationally, Rollanda has performed in Japan, ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Sandy Foster Quartet Sandy Foster Quartet Christian / Jazz

Based in Edmonton, AB, Sandy Foster is a singer, songwriter, artist, writer, and educator. She performs “soul-drenched eclectic jazz” in solo to quintet format ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Shelley Jones Shelley Jones Alternative / Jazz / R&B

Shelley Jones is a contemporary vocalist, but her musical influences range from pop and jazz to R&B, gospel and blues. Dedicating her life to ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Sisters Euclid Sisters Euclid Jazz

The Sisters Euclid are an all male, instrumental quartet formed in 1996. It is composed of leader, guitarist, Kevin Breit ;bassist, Ian De Souza; ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Sophie Hunger Sophie Hunger Adult Contemporary / Alternative / Folk / Rock

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Zürich, CH
Swing Manouche Swing Manouche Jazz

Swing Manouche is an evolving band that was formed in the late 90s in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Michel Bettinger of France and Ben ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Terry McDade's Harpe Jazz Quintet Terry McDade's Harpe Jazz Quintet Classical / Jazz

Harpe Jazz is a unique Jazz trio that was formed nearly a decade ago to explore the concept of the Pedal Harp featured in ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
The Parkers The Parkers Jazz / New Age

An exciting collective that features the talents of Thom Golub on bass, Kevin Parkinson on drums, Bob Tildesley on trumpet and Karen Porkka on ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews Jazz

Shorty started playing trombone in New Orleans brass bands when he was six, before his arms were long enough to reach all positions on ... Read more

New Orleans, LA
Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis Jazz

Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist ... Read more

New York City, NY