Jazz music can be percussive and steady, freeform and melodic, sultry and sophisticated, and the 2017-18 line-up has it all.
It’s impossible to talk about jazz drumming and percussion without talking about legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette who comes to Calgary with HUDSON, a legend-only band formed in celebration of his 75th birthday. Iconic pianist Ramsey Lewis performs in A Night of Chicago Jazz with his light swinging jazz that has helped define the genre for over 60 years. Jazz vocalist Stacey Kent sings with vocal precision that will leave you hanging on every note. And to close the season Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton brings jazz influenced by the greats with whom she has shared the stage.