Clinics

We're Working on the 2018-19 Season. Check Back!!


Camera Basics and Film Developing Clinic

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Come hang out as I remember how to develop Black and White film. We'll go for a walk and talk about the settings on your camera. Then, go down to the DarkRoom and develop the film


Black and White Printing Clinic

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Now we have the film. Today, we will print it on real paper - so exciting


Guitar Maintenance Clinic

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Learn what to look for in a second hand guitar and how to best maintain and care for your guitar with Scott Arnold, founder and self-committed member of Scott Asylum for Art & Music.

Participants will be provided with the supplies they will need to clean, restring and set up their guitar and deal with Calgary's dry climate.


Looping in the Loop Clinic

Saturday, October 14, 2017

This is workshop to introduce you to the art of looping. You can use this skill to easily expand your sound to sound like a full band or use it as a valuable practicing tool to develop your skills in improvising, alternate chord voicings or singing.

Looper required


Nikko (Clinic on all things) Forsberg

Sunday, November 19, 2017

This is my Rifle. This is my my gun ... There are many like it, but this one is mine ... Without my gun, I am useless. My rifle without me is useless ... Do you get it? This is me ... My guitar and my brain and heart are my rifle here to slaughter the idea of writers block or any limits to music playing or theory ... I didn't get here by taking it easy ... I took it by the gonads ... Heroes and foes alike assisted me in my findin the path to my true religion ... Music is my god ... I have 4 text books now and play jazz 4 nights a week and sing in one of the best metal bands in Western America ... What I have to offer is a never ending approach maze ... I don't even know where to begin ... I can take a bar of Bach and write 333 yeas of tunes with it no prob ... Anyway, I like most music, but jazz is my main outlet, so that is what I will perform at the concert ... I've been at this for 25 years ... Went to Mohawk in Hamilton for jazz 20 years ago and had some heavy stuff hurled on to me ... I love music ... I am a little rough around the edges ... Love time signatures and modal stuff ... I will be doing a masterclass on jazz pentatonics.

My gods have always used Pentatonics, man ... Ravi Shankar ... John Coltrane ... Bruce Lee ... Jimi Hendrix ... Sabbath ... Navajo Death Chants ... Man, they all got this stuff ... Pyramids ar 5 sided penta hedrons ... Somethin' about 5 note selections is real and very useful for any style ... Time to give the world a hand through going places instead of being stagnant. This is my rifle; this is my gun; this one's for fighting and this one's for fun ... Here's some tunes in different time signatures to prove I don't suck ... lol

Classic standards ... I will be playing some new tunes off an album I wrote for a chick in Los Angelos at the concert ... Thanks ... I don't wanna be anyone else ... I am me ... You won't forget it neither ... Nikko Forsgerg ... ps I'm bringin' some books to sell that you can't get at a store 'cause they are too taboo ... lol

Seriously just finished a book called Theory Porn Using Classical and Modern Cycles Superimposed ... If I was reading this I'd wanna hear and meet me ... See you there ... Self done bio, eh ... What are you gonna do, eh

Nikko will also be doing a House Concert


Jory Kinjo

Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • pointers on playing the bass and singing at the same time
  • reggae, ska & funk grooves, bass line construction
  • performance aspects such as constructing an effective set list, fronting a band etc
  • practical insight on creating work for both artists & sidemen
  • booking shows
  • running a band
  • performing abroad

Jory Kinjo brings a unique history to his music and draws from his experiences playing and performing Soul, Ska, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues all over the world.

Kinjo grew up in Calgary, AB. playing old-school soul music with long-standing soul band, Mocking Shadows. In 1999, he joined the band and warmed the stage for Canadian 3 tours with the B.B. King and other artists such as ZZ Top and Buddy Guy.

In 2007, Kinjo toured Europe playing bass for Montreal’s third-wave ska kings, the Planet Smashers. The Smashers toured with punk legends Bad Religion and headlined other European festivals. This experience ignited a love for ska & reggae and inspired a new direction in his music.

Kinjo formed “JK & the Relays” in 2009 and has toured such acts as Fishbone (LA) and the English Beat (UK). JK & the Relays were breakout performers at the 2012 Montreal Ska Festival and the 2013 Victoria Ska Festival.

In 2009, Kinjo also formed Kiai Music Inc. as an umbrella under which to operate. Kiai Music produced 3 tours for artists such as the Slackers (NYC), the Aggrolites (LA) and Chris Murray (LA), bringing some these bands to Alberta for the first time. Kiai Music produced many local shows and showcases for developing Calgary and Edmonton artists.

In 2010 Kinjo formed a project with his brothers, Kaley Kinjo, Tashi Kinjo and Shaw Kinjo. The Kinjo Bros. were invited to perform in Okinawa, Japan at the Naha Matsuri Festival which was broadcast live on TV and Radio in southern Japan. The Bros. have since performed in Japan many times, Jory recently returned from Okinawa in the fall 2016 from a Kinjo Bros. performance at the World Uchinanchu Taikai festival.

Kinjo has appeared with a wide array of artists from UB40 to South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela. Most recent shows of note would be with Ziggy Marley on his Canadian tours in both 2014 and 2016.


Tim Williams FingerPickin' the Blues Clinic

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Tim Williams, a 40 year veteran of the roots music scene in North America, is a blues-based singer/ songwriter/ multi- instrumentalist, and is in constant demand. Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass "like a sponge" before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seing many first generation blues musicians live during the "Blues Boom" of the mid and late Sixties.

Tim will be performing an evening house concert

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