Tim Tamashiro’s Drinky Jazz Cabaret: Nat The Cat

Sat November 9, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Tim Tamashiro’s Drinky Jazz Cabaret: Nat The Cat

Tim Tamashiro's Drinky Jazz Cabaret: Nat the Cat 
Presented by Arts Commons

This is drinky jazz, not thinky jazz!

Engineered Air Theatre 
Friday November 8, 2019
Saturday November 9, 2019

Doors at 6:30pm, Theatre opens at 7:00pm, and Show begins at 8:00pm. 

Nat King Cole met more than his fair share of career challenges and racism. Yet, he remained one of the most thoughtful and gracious entertainers in history. Join former CBC Radio Host Tim Tamashiro as he recounts the stories and songs of Nat the Cat’s nine lives. This is “drink-y” jazz, not “think-y” jazz, so we recommend you arrive thirsty!

Tim Tamashiro is a jazz evangelist. He supports jazz artists throughout Canada and around the world and he participates as a singer. Tim is the former host of Tonic on CBC Radio 2. He’s a passionate believer in jazz as the ultimate music education and he also believes that the spaces between songs are as important as the music. Stories matter. Stories can make songs even more compelling.

Tim grew up in Blackfalds, Alberta. At that time it was a very small village of a thousand citizens. Being a Japanese kid in a small town presented both challenges and opportunities. Tim was “different” by circumstance. That helped him embrace the fact that standing out from the rest of the world might be a good thing. 

The performance is approx. 90-minutes in duration with one 15 minute intermission. However, please note that because of the nature of this live event, expect the performers to give the time needed for laughter, applause, etc., which will impact the duration of the show.

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please note, wheelchair patrons CAN be seated in the cabaret area.

This performance is best suited for audiences 14 years and older.                                                                             

We regret that a relaxed performance, audio described performance, or audio-enhanced/subtitles are not available for this presentation. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or comments: jdalledonne@artscommons.ca



Please do not hesitate to call our box office with any questions or concerns regarding ticketing or accessibility: 403-294-9494.

To make planning your trip a bit easier, the most convenient parking can be found in the Arts Commons Parkade or across the street in the City Hall Parkade (attached by a +15 with an elevator). Arts Commons is also easily accessible by Calgary Transit (the C-Train is a block away) and the Centre City Cycle Track Network (there are bike racks out front of each entrance on 8th Ave SE).


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.