Large ensemble Jazz night with Octagone
Wednesday February 5
Doors: 7:30 pm ; music: 8 pm
Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Centre, 2201 Cliff Street SW, one block west of 5th St at 22nd Ave SW
Cover: $15. $10 with current CBMCA membership. If you are able to do so, we suggest an additional $5 donation because this is a very large jazz ensemble. Tickets at the door: cash only, please (no reservations taken)
André Wickenheiser trumpet
Keith O’Rourke alto saxophone
Jim Brenan tenor saxophone
Carsten Rubeling trombone
Gareth Bane baritone Saxophone
Jon Day piano
Stephan Shepard bass
Jon McCaslin drums
From the moderator – Jan Mulder
The 2013/2014 CBM jazz season has become the season of large ensemble jazz. For the February performance we are increasing the numbers even further by having no less than eight musicians on the stage. Inspired by the medium sized jazz ensembles of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Shorty Rogers, Rob McConnell, Oliver Nelson, Charles Mingus, Wynton Marsalis and others, Octagone brings together the best of two musical worlds: tightknit ensemble arrangements as performed by Calgary’s finest small group jazz improvisers. Featuring a diverse program of jazz standards, bebop arrangements and original compositions Octagone delivers dynamic soloists while at the same time featuring a unique ensemble sound.
The cover fee for this performance is still $15 ($10 CBMCA members), but we do recommend for this evening an additional donation of $5, so that we can send our musicians home with a descent musicians wage.
Cliff Bungalow – Mission Jazz series 2013/2014.
February 5, Large ensemble jazz with Octagone
March 5, The Jazz Winds composers collective project
March 15,Sinatra style jazz (dance) night with Rob Young and the Big Beat Band
April 2, An evening with vocalist Deanne Matley
May 7, Saxophone quartet night with the Angled Sax’uns
June 4, The Lorna MacLachlan quintet