David Sanborn

Thu October 18, 2018 - 7:30 PM
David Sanborn

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz

David Sanborn

Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm
Concert starts at 7:30pm
Pre-show & intermission artist: Aimee-Jo Benoit

With six GRAMMY Awards, one Platinum and eight Gold albums, and a collection of original music over 24 albums, David Sanborn blends instrumental pop, R&B, and more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis.

Sanborn has toured with Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones, collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor, and is also behind the unforgettable solo heard on David Bowie’s Young Americans. He was also the host of the Lorne Michaels produced television show, Night Music, from 1988 to 1990, which featured jazz legends like Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis.

Don’t miss the chance to see Sanborn live - an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes Straight to The Heart.

David Sanborn – Alto Saxophone
Michael Dease – Trombone
Jeff “Tain” Watts – Drums
Geoffrey Keezer – Piano/Keyboards
James Genus – Bass

“impassioned and bristling with surprises” ~ the Guardian


Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.

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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

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. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.

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