Live to Tape with JJ Shiplett
Don’t miss the opportunity for this hometown exclusive - live recording with JJ Shiplett at the Martha Cohen Theatre. Shiplett will be joined by very special guests for an unforgettable evening celebrating the best of Calgary’s Roots talent.
Known for heartfelt songs, explosive vocals and captivating performances, Shiplett will share new songs and stories from his highly anticipated sophomore album due for release in September of 2019. A live video recording of selected songs from this evening will be released in advance of the album.
Following the success of his breakthrough album, Something To Believe In, Shiplett spent two years touring, performing, and collaborating with some of the biggest names in Canadian music. However, when it came time to record his second album he found himself at a crossroads. An artist with a strong sense of purpose, Shiplett found he was under pressure to create songs that pleased the industry and repeated past success, but didn’t resonate with his desire to push genre boundaries and above all focus on creating quality music and telling honest stories. He decided it was time to dig in, ignore the rule book, and stay true to his vision of building a collection of heartfelt songs that his listeners can connect with. Mature, strong and quietly confident, his new work explores the duality of struggle and celebration, trial and triumph. The songs on this record will tell his stories: the highs of falling in love and sold out tours. The challenges of loss and creative differences. An album about hard work, perseverance, doubt, and above all the love that holds us up through it all.
Come be a part of the journey,
Please note: this performance will be recorded (audio & video)
Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.
Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).
This venue has limited rental dates
To inquire about renting this venue, please contact David Fraser at dfraser@ATPlive.com or 403.294.7476