Webinar Series with Jodi Proznick

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our upcoming webinar series with Juno-nominated bassist and educator Jodi Proznick!

The first event will take place on Sunday, November 22nd at 3pm MST via Zoom.

The cost is $20 per webinar, or you can purchase the whole four-part series for $70.

Please purchase tickets via our Eventbrite page.

The link will take you to the ticket price for the entire series, but if you scroll down, you can find tickets for the individual events as well.

We recognize that these are tough times. If the ticket price is a barrier to you joining us, please email us at buckingjampalace@gmail.com.

Happy learning and we can’t wait to see you online soon! Grab your tickets today!

BuckingJam Palace Presents: The Jodi Proznick Webinar Series

Sunday, November 22nd - What Makes Them Great? Legendary Jazz Bassists

A feature on great jazz bassists such as Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Oscar Pettiford, Jimmy Blanton, Scott LaFaro and Israel Crosby.

Sunday, November 29th - The Roots of Jazz: Exploring the Blues

A focus on important female blues artists such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey and also various topics such as Chicago Blues, Boogie Woogie, “Race" records, Rhythm and Blues, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, the relationship of the field holler, country blues, folk music, etc.

You might even learn how to write a good blues lyric and melody yourself by the end!

Sunday, December 6th - Famous Canadian Jazz Couples: Partnerships on and off the bandstand

This is a feature on several notable Canadian personal and musical jazz collaborations featuring the likes of Tara Davidson and William Carn, Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst, Nancy Walker and Kieran Overs, Laila Biali and Ben Whitman, Jane Bunnett and Larry Cramer, Bill Coon and Jill Townsend, Andre Wickenheiser and Sam Hindle, Jodi Proznick and Tilden Webb and more!

Sunday, December 13th - What Makes this Album Great? Night Train by Oscar Peterson

For some, jazz is often the "olive" of the music industry. Sometimes it’s an acquired taste! Join Jodi as she demystifies jazz through a guided listening adventure, featuring an iconic jazz record that also happens to be the album that hooked her as a young musician. Find out why!

*All webinars run 3-430pm MST*

BuckingJam and the Junos

BuckingJam Palace prides itself on the consistent high quality of the many jazz artists who play there. In the spirit of the Juno Awards (which are taking place in Saskatoon this coming weekend) we thought it would be prudent to recognize the many Juno awarding winning artists and nominees that have graced the BuckingJam living room stage over the past couple of years.

Here's a short (!) and concise list of the many BuckingJam artists who have either won Juno awards as a leader and/or sideman or have been nominated for an award:

Juno Award Winners

Kirk MacDonald

Mike Downes

Robi Botos

Mike Rud & Sienna Dahlen

Laila Biali

Mike Murley


Jodi Proznick

Ted Quinlan

Larnell Lewis

Joel Miller

Quinsin Nachoff

Shirantha Beddage

Morgan Childs (with the Amanda Tosoff Quartet)

Jeff McLeod (with the Alison Young Quartet)

Joanna Borromeo

Adrean Farrugia

And here's a few other worthy mentions as well...

Bassist Solon McDade (who performed with pianist Noam Lemish's group) won the 2007 Juno award for best Roots-Traditional Album with his world-folk group The McDades.

Speaking of bass players, Jodi Proznick took home the 2019 Western Canadian Music Award for Best Jazz Artist of the Year while Edmonton's Rubim De Toledo captured the same award in 2018. Toronto bassists Steve Wallace and Kieran Overs have anchored the bottom end of many Juno award-winning and nominated projects over the years.

We would also like to recognize Montreal alto saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps and his band No Codes which took home the coveted 2019 Montreal Jazz Festival Grand Prix du Festival award.

And how about bassist Paul Sikivie (who appeared with tenor saxophonist Sam Taylor) and his two-time Grammy winning work with vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant?

And of course, don't forget about drummer Lewis Nash whose has played on no less than 10 Grammy winning albums over the years (including an album with Betty Carter!)

The Claire Devlin Quartet: Saturday, March 21st 8pm

Montreal's Claire Devlin and her quartet will be appearing at BuckingJam Palace on Saturday, March 21st 8pm. Claire and her band will be touring Western Canada this March to promote her new album.

Formed in 2016, the Claire Devlin Quartet comprises four of Canada’s most exciting new voices in jazz. Hailing from across the country, the group met while studying music at McGill University in Montreal. Since, they have performed their music throughout central Canada. Adventurous yet lyrical, Devlin’s strong compositional voice unites this group of talented improvisors into a cohesive unit. Each musician plays with a selfless dedication to Devlin’s weaving melodies and intricate rhythms. The group is excited to announce the imminent release of their first full length studio album, due out in March 2020.


Claire Devlin – Tenor Saxophone

Roman Munoz – Guitar

Summer Kodama – Bass

John Buck – Drums

This concert is currently sold out (!) however please consider signing up through the Eventbrite page or contacting Lisa Buck through the BuckingJam website and ask to be put on the waitlist as last minute tickets often come up.

Please consider signing up for the mailing list so you don't miss out on future concerts such as this one!

Upcoming Concerts at BuckingJam Palace!

There is a lots of great music coming up at BuckingJam Palace in the months ahead. Remember, the best way to find out about these special events is by signing up for the mailing list so don't delay and sign up for the BJP mailing list today!

Here's a preview of all the great music coming up at BuckingJam Palace:

The Claire Devlin Quartet - Saturday, March 21st 8pm

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Claire Devlin is a Montreal-based saxophonist and composer. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Rising Young Star award at the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, as well as receiving a scholarship to attend McGill University. Claire graduated from McGill in 2016 with a degree in Jazz Performance, having studied with musicians such as Chet Doxas, Rémi Bolduc, Frank Lozano, and pianist Jean-Michel Pilc. She also attended the Banff Jazz & Creative Music Workshop in 2017, where she met and studied with many wonderful musicians including Vijay Iyer, Linda Oh, Tyshawn Sorey, Jen Shyu, Gretchen Parlato, and Gary Bartz.

The Claire Devlin Quartet performs at BJP on March 21, 2020, featuring music from their newly recorded debut album.


Claire Devlin - saxophone

Roman Munoz - guitar

Mathieu McConnell-Enright - bass

John Buck - drums

The Dean McNeill Septet Presents Guido Basso's "Lost in the Stars" - Saturday, May 2nd 8pm

Canadian flugelhorn/trumpet artist Dean McNeill brings a string quartet, acoustic bass and piano to honour Canadian Jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist Guido Basso through performing repertoire from Guido's Juno Award winning album "Lost in the Stars." With arrangements by Phil Dwyer, Dean and his Calgary-based musical colleagues will present jazz standards and original repertoire accompanied by a string quartet, jazz bass and jazz piano, in an intimate up-close-and-personal musical mosaic.

Kavita Shah and Francois Moutin - Thursday, May 28th 8pm

New York vocalist Kavita Shah and French bass virtuoso François Moutin present music from their album "Interplay." Their album was recently nominated for a Victoire de la Musique (French Grammy Award) for Album of the Year. Through a repertoire of standards and originals, Shah and Moutin embrace agility, spontaneity and lyricism through the unique instrumentation of acoustic bass and voice.


Kavita Shah - vocals

Francois Moutin - bass

This Thursday: Harrison2 Squared!

This Thursday, February 20th at 8pm BuckingJam Palace presents the upstart team of young lions Harry Vetro (drums) and Harrison Argatoff (tenor Saxophone) joined by Canadian Jazz veterans Mike Murley (tenor saxophone) and Steve Wallace (bass).

This concert is currently sold out (!) however last-minute tickets do often come up so make sure to contact Lisa Buck through the BuckingJam website or through the EventBrite ticket site ASAP and request to be put on the wait list.

There are many exciting and special shows coming up at BuckingJam Palace in the months and year ahead, so make sure to sign up for the mailing list so you don't miss out on exciting concert opportunities such as this one!