Jack Singer Concert Hall
EPCOR CENTRE PRESENTS
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Pre-show entertainment: Deanne Matley - 6pm
Concert - 7pm
EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall
BONUS: Join us at noon on Tuesday, October 15 downtown for a special free performance, the Stephen Avenue Speakeasy! A presentation with Calgary Transit and Downtown Calgary.
Jazz piano virtuoso Jon Batiste visits Calgary with his Stay Human band to deliver an evening of authentic storytelling packaged in his unique interpretations. Raised in New Orleans with a proud jazz heritage and educated at Juilliard, this 25 year old is turning heads of critics and jazz fans worldwide. With his modern take on American music and use of the harmonaboard, Batiste has collaborated with musicians from across the spectrum – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett and Harry Connick Jr. among many others. In 2011, the group self-released MY N.Y., a CD recorded within the NYC subway system.
Batiste is dedicated to igniting the next generation of musicians and in his position as co-director and music curator at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem where he programs year-long educational workshops for hundreds of students. As a traveling ambassador for NY based non-profit "Music Unites,” he works to bring music education to kids with an ear and passion for music.
Part of EPCOR CENTRE's Jazz Series.
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Capacity: up to 1797
Ideal for: Concerts; Performances; Film Premieres; Large Meetings; Convocations
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the BD&P World Music Series, and the TD Jazz Series, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Through rentals to outside promoters and the community, the Jack Singer hosts a wide variety of performances year-round.
Special features incorporated into the hall design allow it to host a spectrum of entertainment, with a stage measuring up to 86' wide and nearly 38' deep. Suspended high above the stage is an 185,000-pound (90-ton) laminated sprucewood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix.
In August 2004, the Jack Singer Concert Hall was upgraded with a new million dollar sound system, including a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system. The main level of the concert hall is fully wheelchair accessible with flexible seating options.
Arts Commons gratefully acknowledges the support of