Includes 1 Hotel Saturday Night June 16, 2018 for two at DoubleTree, 2 tickets to Al Muirhead Canadian Quintet June 16 at the DoubleTree.
(based on double occupancy)
Includes 1 Hotel Saturday Night June 16, 2018 for two at DoubleTree, 2 tickets to Al Muirhead Canadian Quintet June 16 at the Doubletree, and 2 tickets to Father’s Day Jazz Brunch Sunday morning June 17th at the DoubleTree.
John Roney (pianist) obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in jazz piano, classical piano, and composition from the University of Toronto in 2000. He relocated to Montreal in 2001 to complete his Masters Degree at McGill University, but returned to Toronto to lead his John Roney Trio (with Artie Roth on bass and Kevin Coady on drums) in a “Sound of Toronto Jazz” Concert at the Ontario Science Centre on March 4, 2002.
The Montagues are one of the hottest party bands goin these days in Regina. With the “rippingest” 4 piece horn section in town to really get things stirred up, the band cooks a deadly mix of rock/funk/r&b that’ll get you on the dance floor before you realize what’s happening.
Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. She has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada alone, something few jazz/pop artists in Canada have experienced.
People aspire to be master of many skills and Al Muirhead is one who has accomplished this dream and has no plans of slowing down. Whether it is playing a sweet and melodic trumpet solo, composing and arranging for a big band, small ensemble or orchestra, performing one take sessions on recordings or mentoring young musicians, Al is an inspiration in the Canadian music scene and is known as the “Elder statesman of Jazz Trumpet in Alberta”.
The Regina Jazz Orchestra (RJO) is in their fourth year of operation. Their inaugural concert was March 20th, 2013 at the Exchange. This band started by the want and need of the musicians of the city that wanted to have the opportunity to play concert jazz repertoire. The band is a standard instrumentation big band. 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, bass, piano, and drums. Featured vocalist Pat Steele. This follows in the tradition of the Bob Moyer Big Band. Bob’s band was the ‘training ground’ where many people in RJO got their start in the playing scene in Regina. Bob’s band, although it is a society big band, was primarily a dance band in the 80’s and performed regular Saturday shows at the old Landmark Inn in the night club Bernsteins. The Bob Moyer Big Band is still performing shows but directed by Brent Ghiglione, with the guidance of Bob’s wife and singer Pat Steel. The musical director of the RJO is Brent Ghiglione. Brent was a member of the Moyer band since 1979 and leads that band today. Brent started his musical career as director of the Regina Police Jr. Bands, then Campbell Collegiate Music program from 1989 to 2006. Brent is currently director of bands at the University of Regina. The band plays a wide variety of music from several different big bands, as well as some original music written from members of the band… and of course Bob Moyer
Eric Alexander is simply one of the great jazz musicians working today. This year will be his fourth year leader the centerpiece of our popular, year-ending Coltrane Festival. He is joined by his favorite pianist Harold Mabern. JazzTimes reports, “The rapport between Mabern and Alexander seems nearly telepathic,” and goes on to describe Eric’s playing as “extraordinarily articulate and ecstatic, his tone bright and muscular, leadership and inspiration flowing nonstop.” If that weren’t enough, they are joined by the legendary drummer Louis Hayes whose career includes important stints with Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner. As The New York Times says, “You know the drummer Louis Hayes if you have a halfway decent jazz record collection.” Don’t miss these special holiday performances including sets on Christmas Eve and on Christmas.