This classical-jazz crossover trio will swing the night away with this one-night only performance of classic gems. Jacques Loussier arrangements of Bach will get you in the mood for some Cuban style Beethoven! Dave Brubeck standards included as well as a splash of Jazz a la Francaise by Claude Bolling.
Bassist Matt Heller of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and University of Calgary BMus graduate Reuben Grendus will impress you with their virtuosic unaccompanied solos, while Royal College of Music graduate Claire Butler from the UK showcases her pianistic flair in the ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.
CLAIRE BUTLER, piano
MATT HELLER, bass
REUBEN GRENDUS, drumset
Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception 80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support
Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.