JazzYYC is happy to celebrate UN International Jazz Day for the fifth time on Sunday April 30, 2017. Once again, we are expanding our events to all of April to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM!). JazzYYC and its many community partners across Calgary will present numerous shows throughout April, with the main events happening on the weekend of April 28-30.
Calgary artists are now encouraged to apply. International Jazz Day is about building a greater appreciation for jazz globally, so we would like to feature musicians who will engage the audience in a way that increases their understanding and appreciation of jazz. There are lots of ways to do this:
- Give examples of different feels
- Explain and demonstrate different techniques and rhythms
- Explain and demonstrate how a jazz band communicates and improvises
- Share some history
- Discuss famous jazz artists
- Encourage audience participation
- Take questions
Use your imagination! We hope that people will come away from our Jazz Day events with a better understanding and a growing love of the music.
If you are interested, please fill in the APPLICATION FORM at the JazzYYC website by Sunday, February 5 at 6 pm. Our selections will be made on or before February 19th.