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Yardbird Suite in December

December marks the final month of 2022 and a year of virtual and in person success for Edmonton's premier jazz venue.
Take a break from holiday shopping--and stress-- and take in a show at the Yardbird Suite. Photo supplied.
December marks the end of a year of virtual and in person success for Edmonton's premier jazz venue, established in 1957. The season features the Suite's signature Tuesday Jams, a 100th birthday salute to Big Miller, the return of Ernesto Cervini, the Littlebirds, and more.
"Thank you Edmonton, for all your support during our pandemic virtual shows and our live in person shows this year including our 65th Celebration," said Executive Director Todd Crawshaw. "We look forward to seeing you over the Holidays and again in January of 2023 for more great live music."
Tickets for in person and online shows, including memberships, are available on the Yardbird Suite website

Tuesday December 13 Tuesday Jam Hosted by Jon Guenter   Jon Guenter, drums  Brett Hansen, guitar  Aretha Tillotson, bass    $10   Doors 7pm Music 8pm   Edmonton-based drummer and composer Jon Guenter is exploring musical expression rooted in personal experiences. Since completing his undergraduate studies in 2019, Jon has been busy writing for his trio/quartet, while continuing studies on the drums. 


Friday December 16 Chelsea McBride Group   Chelsea McBride, tenor sax Stephanie Urquhart, piano Elissa Morres, trumpet Connor Walsh, bass Joel Jeschke, drums   $20   Doors 7pm Music 8pm   Chelsea McBride returns to Edmonton with an all-star local cast of musicians to play a mix of holiday favourites and original material. Driven by an endless need to express herself creatively, Chelsea McBride is a NYC-based Canadian jazz musician making herself a mainstay on the North American jazz market. She has previously released three albums with her small group, Chelsea and the Cityscape, and three albums with her 19 piece large ensemble, Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School.


Saturday December 17 The Joel Jeschke Quartet Brett Hansen, guitar Brendan McGrath, piano/rhodes Aretha Tillotson, bass Joel Jeschke, drums   $15   Doors 7pm Music 8pm