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11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,

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September 2018
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The Yardbird Suite presents the Tamir Hendelman Trio: from Los Angeles

September 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,
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Tamir Hendelman, piano; Alex Frank, bass; Dean Koba, drums.  Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman has performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, and John Clayton. Born in Tel Aviv, Tamir Hendelman began keyboard studies at age 6, moving to the U.S. in 1984 and winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition two years later. Tamir joined the Jeff Hamilton Trio in 2000, contributing arrangements, recording and touring…

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Montuno West CD Release: from Edmonton and Calgary

September 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,
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Chris Andrew, keys; Rubim de Toledo, bass; Raul Tabera, percussion; Luis Tovar, percussion; Audrey Ochoa, trombone.  Montuno West is Alberta’s most caliente Latin jazz ensemble. It is a super-group comprised of former members from Alberta’s Latin musical stalwarts, Bomba and Cumako. Strongly influenced by Cuban and other Latin styles, the ensemble's vibrant and adventurous instrumental compositions bring a distinctly modern quality to the rich and rhythmic sounds of Latin influenced jazz. Together, the group performs everything from Son, Salsa, Songo,…

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The Yardbird Suite presents Cory Weeds Quartet, featuring David Hazeltine from Vancouver and New York

September 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,
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Cory Weeds – saxophone; David Hazeltine – piano; Ken Lister – bass; Jesse Cahill – drums.  A saxophonist with an expressive sound rooted in the jazz tradition, Cory Weeds has released fourteen records as a leader on Cellar Live, the label that he founded in 2000. His most recent release “Explosion” features Weeds in front of a 10-piece big band. His release “It’s Easy To Remember”, recorded with David Hazeltine in 2016, spent 21 weeks on the Jazz Week Charts…

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