February 28, 2019, 8:00 PM
Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Her music incorporates everything from jazz to soul, folk, pop and indie music: a sound that is uniquely hers. A true storyteller whose works are as intimate and as personal as their handwritten lyrics, Ellen’s immense talent for songwriting is only complemented by her stunning vocals. Originally from Okotoks, AB, she currently makes her home in Edmonton.
March 15, 2019, 8:00 PM
Meet The Band
Calgary jazz trumpeter, André Wickenheiser, is proud to present the release of his newest album A Happy Little Accident at Buckingjam Palace. Featuring all original compositions by André, and backed by a stellar band. This will be an unforgettable night of great new music!
Ticket price includes a copy of the new album.
André Wickenheiser – Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Carsten Rubeling – Trombone
Mark DeJong – Tenor Saxophone
Jon Day – Piano
Jason Valleau – Bass
Jon May – Drums
April 14, 2019, 7:00 PM
Kirk MacDonald Quartet with the legendary Harold Mabern
Normally, we do one concert a month. But when heavy players like this come to town, you make room!
Acclaimed Toronto- based saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald will be touring Western Canada with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern, joined by bassist Kieran Overs, with Calgary’s own Jon McCaslin on drums!
The Quartet will be presenting music from both MacDonald and Mabern along with music from MacDonald’s two CD’s featuring Mabern. Vista Obscura received the 2015 Juno Award for best Solo Recording in the jazz category and MacDonald’s latest release, Generations, features Mabern along with Kirk’s daughter, clarinetist Virginia MacDonald, bassist Neil Swainson and drummer Andre White.
A powerful and unique band that has wowed sold-out audiences throughout Canada and at Jazz at Lincoln Centre’s “Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola”. Not to be missed!
April 25, 2019, 8:00 PM
Igor Willcox Quartet
Meet The Band
Igor Willcox Quartet is formed by Igor Willcox (drums/compositions), Vini Morales (electric piano/synth), Wagner Barbosa (saxophone) and Glecio Nascimento (bass) featuring elements of jazz, funk and fusion.
The group – which plays original compositions, exploring all musicality, spontaneity, and sinergy – has achieved great notoriety in the instrumental music scene, standing out and performing in the most important festivals and Brazilian Jazz clubs such as Bourbon Street, Sescs, Santos Jazz Festival, São Paulo Jazz Festival, Play Jazz Festival, Jazz no Hostel, Jazz nos Fundos, etc.
In April / May of 2019 the group has already confirmed a Canada tour, where it will be performing at the most important jazz clubs in the country, such as the legendary Yardbird Suite, The Jazz Room, Frankie’s Jazz, & BuckingJam Palace.
May 25, 2019, 8:00
Jon McCaslin Quintet
BJP is honoured to host Jon McCaslin, fresh off his wonderful performances with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks!
Jon will be presenting an evening of his original compositions, inspired by his travels, community and the people and places around him.
Performed by an ensemble cast of Calgary’s best Jazz artists, the music will be drawn from his three releases as a leader: McCallum’s Island (2003), Sunalta (2012) and Trio3YQR (2013) as well as brand new, yet to be recorded compositions and arrangements.
If you haven’t had a chance to hear Jon live, be prepared to be blown away! His artistry and finesse with the drum kit are beautiful.
June 23, 2019, 8:00
BJP is delighted to welcome Laila Biali.
This award-winning musician (SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards) has played some of the world’s most prestigious venues (North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Carnegie Hall).
She’s toured with GRAMMY award winners (Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega) and recorded with an international icon (Sting). An engaging performer with talent as luminescent as her personality, Laila has established herself as one of Canadian jazz’s brightest young stars