We are reopening the doors to The MOB Cafe at The Asylum for Art on July 1. Come on down to watch some great music, eat some great food and drink some great drinks! All the shows are broadcast from The Asylum for Art and aired on this page. Scroll down to check out videos of past shows in the list at the bottom of the page.

See you on the other side of the stream,

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Upcoming Events


Sunday Jazz Jam with Esteban Herrera

Sunday Jazz Jam with Esteban Herrera

September 19, 2021 7:00 pm

1st class jazz performance followed by open jam. The jam is the only tradition that shaped the origin and evolution of jazz music everywhere anytime. Come and enjoy playing or listening with us.

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Al Muirhead/ Paul Ashwell Quintet

Al Muirhead/ Paul Ashwell Quintet

September 24, 2021 8:00 pm

Al Muirhead and Paul Ashwell front this dynamic quintet playing in the tradition of the legendary Kai Winding/JJ Johnson quintet from the 1950s. However, instead of two trombones fronting the band, Al performs on bass trumpet and Paul on baritone horn. The group will be performing original arrangements written by Al and Paul in what promises to a very fun evening of music. Backing up the brass will be an all-star Calgary rhythm section featuring Michelle Gregoire on piano, John ...
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Zacarias

Zacarias

September 25, 2021 8:00 pm

Zacarias is a Calgary neo-soul singer-songwriter and producer that is unafraid to show his vulnerability on his sleeves. Getting to the sad core of various matters of the heart, Zacarias’ smooth grooves were born from the dark soul of Daniel Caesar and alternative R&B world of Frank Ocean. Since 2019, he’s quietly released 18 singles on SoundCloud, culminating in two separate releases: 2019 debut LP, Manilaman, which hit the No. 1 spot on the CJSW chart; and 2020 EP, ISO, another collection of easy-on-the-ears, ...
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RED LINE TRIO with Special Guests STEVE HUDSON & BRAD TURNER

RED LINE TRIO with Special Guests STEVE HUDSON & BRAD TURNER

October 1, 2021 8:00 pm
Solid grooves, melodically adventurous and a tight, jazz sound fuel Redline Trio’s frequent performances around western Canada. Their self titled album was nominated for a YYCMusic Award (Best Jazz Album) and features original compositions by members of the group.

Redline Trio performs weekly at Betty Lous Library a local speakeasy and has been featured at the NVRLND Creative Music Fest, JazzYYC Winter Jazzfest and The Brightside Arts Festival. They have presented feature concerts in Vancouver, Victoria, cSPACE and the King ...
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Future Ghost Towns

Future Ghost Towns

October 2, 2021 8:00 pm

Future Ghost Towns have been bringing their spin on old time Americana parlour rock to Alberta’s towns folk since 2017. Whether it’s on a stage, a street corner, or in your living room, this motley assortment is guaranteed to entertain with their original blend of floor-stomping riffs and haunting lyrics. Showcasing an ensemble of banjo, washboard, upright bass, and percussion, this modern take on a traditional sound will make you kick up some dirt and say “goddam!”

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The Elliot Freedman Group

The Elliot Freedman Group

November 13, 2021 8:00 pm

“Very, very good avant fusion” (Guitar Player magazine) captures the essence of Elliot Freedman‘s music: harmonically elegant, rhythmically muscular, and an uncompromisingly adventurous update on the electric jazz of the 1970s. Elliot, whose baritone guitars accentuate his innovative chordal work, will perform his own compositions with his BC-based group, as well as solo arrangement of music by Keith Jarrett, Kenny Wheeler, Bill Evans, and others.   Having spent his formative years in Calgary, Elliot is thrilled to return to Asylum for ...
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Past Shows

Darcy Stamp Trio

Darcy Stamp Trio

A versatile musician and sought after side-man, Darcy Stamp has also shared the stage with an array of artists like George Canyon, John Wort Hannam Josh Groban, The Calgary Jazz Orchestra, and Johnny Summers among others. Joined by guitarist Jonathan Lagore, and Bassist Stefano Valdo, The Darcy Stamp Trio, is Stamp’s artistic endeavour which follows in the tradition of jazz violin greats, such as Stephane Grappelli & Joe Venuti.

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Jiajia Li, with guests Darren Young and students of JJ Studio

Jiajia Li, with guests Darren Young and students of JJ Studio

Music from the recent past and present, featuring beloved 20th century composers Toru Takemitsu and Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as living Canadian composers Derek Charke and Calgary’s own Lauro Pector de Oliveira’s brand new work.
Classically-trained flutist Jiajia Li is being praised as “one of the city’s finest and most adventurous flautists”. She was the 2019 recipient of the “Stingray Classical Artist in Residency” at National Music Centre and 2016 recipient of Canada’s “Juno” music award micro grant. Since ...
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Sunday Jazz Jam with Esteban Herrera

Sunday Jazz Jam with Esteban Herrera

1st class jazz performance followed by open jam. The jam is the only tradition that shaped the origin and evolution of jazz music everywhere anytime. Come and enjoy playing or listening with us.

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Moonlit

Moonlit

Moonlit explores the merging edges of folk, electronic, jazz and world music as a international duo.

Sophia Ocean and Galloway Hiatt create an uplifting and captivating experience through the soulful depths of their lyrics, magnetic acoustic melodies and dynamic electronic production.

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Belle Cabin

Belle Cabin

Belle Cabin is a creative collaboration between musicians, Darcy Stamp and Alex Hughes. Both lovers of acoustic music of all genres, they explore original music and reinvent covers in a way only violin, guitar and vocal duo can. Belle Cabin is set to release their second and third single in summer 2021!

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Songwriters Circle - Tom Phillips, Emily Triggs and Steve Pineo

Songwriters Circle – Tom Phillips, Emily Triggs and Steve Pineo

Survivor and singer of cautionary tales. You want it, you got it from Tom Phillips, whose career’s turned itself inside out so often that at times he appears to be a shape shifter. During the past few years, Phillips’ transformation was also physical as he swapped alcohol for coffee and his trademark cowboy boots and shirts for polished shoes and tailored suits. But appearances distract, and Phillips is no shape shifter: if you took a musical x-ray during every incarnation, ...
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Nia Devetzis and Darren Young

Nia Devetzis and Darren Young

Nia Devetzis and Darren Young will be presenting an evening of contemporary/classical music for guitar and percussion duo, and solo works for their respective instruments. This evening will surely stretch your ears with works for classical and electric guitar, marimba, and flowerpots.

Nia Devetzis is a percussionist driven by the vivid and vast world of contemporary music, whether as a soloist or chamber musician. As a ...
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Kelly Steele Quartet

Kelly Steele Quartet

Kelly Steele is a tap dance performer, instructor, and choreographer from Calgary, where she has been tap dancing for over 20 years. She has performed as part of residencies at the Vancouver International Tap Festival, Tap City in New York City, Sarah Reich’s Tap Music Project in Los Angeles, and Nicholas Young’s Institute for the Rhythmic Arts in Chicago. Kelly is passionate about the connection between tap dance and music, playing with musicians at events such as International Jazz Day, ...
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Shadoplay

Shadoplay

Shadoplay performs original instrumental Jazz, Funk, Latin and Reggae.

Shadoplay has performed 3 times for International Jazz Days. Also the Jack Singer for MusiCalgary. 14 years consecutively for the Calgary International Jazz Festival. The Yardbyrd Suite in Edmonton. Bowfest on Bowen Island, B.C. #1 on CJSW with Norwegian Rat and #3 with Tahiti Treat. Played regularly on Arts Alberta, CKUA by Tommy Banks. The history of Shadoplay by Dic Cowie in Hot Licks Magazine. Recorded live by CBC at Ace of Clubs. 8 years ...
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Hilarious Harmonious Comedy Night!

Hilarious Harmonious Comedy Night!

This will be a full evening of entertainment! Start the evening enjoying a glass of wine and appreciating the brand-new MOB Café! —part of Asylum of the arts. We will be spinning some classic vinyl for ambiance.

The comedy show starts at 8pm, it will be 70 minutes and will feature 3-5 different comedians of varying styles. You’re guaranteed to see someone hilarious.

Comedians from Just for Laughs, CBC and Sirius XM are sure to leave you with a night ...
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And Evening of Flamenco feat. Honey and the Music of La Mosca

And Evening of Flamenco feat. Honey and the Music of La Mosca

Honey Alice Sturdy is a Professional Flamenco Dancer born in Gourock, Scotland and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A trained classical ballet dancer for 15 years, Honey was driven to pursue studies in Flamenco dance in Southern Spain, after getting a taste of Flamenco in her childhood city of Calgary. That marked the beginning of an 18-year journey in the studies and professional development of Flamenco dance. The trip to Southern Spain in 2002 landed her in Jerez de la ...
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Thursday Songwriting Circle - KevinK, Buddy Elliot and Brettyn Rose

Thursday Songwriting Circle – KevinK, Buddy Elliot and Brettyn Rose

For Kevin Knopf, song writing has always been a main focus in genres that include Hard Rock, Pop and Country Rock. Originally from Vancouver he moved to the Calgary area with his family and continued to write and record as a solo artist, band leader and session player. Kevin is an active member of the Calgary SongSmiths. He also can be seen performing all around the Calgary area in acoustic coffee house appearances. Kevin also performs with the Kevin Knopf Band ...
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Three Sisters Trio

Three Sisters Trio

Join the Three Sisters Trio in a refreshing concert of pieces celebrating the joy of a mid-summer (we should say ‘end of summer’) night’s dream. The cello trio is excited to take you through a musical journey of reminiscence, nostalgia, and excitement. Featured music includes Dvorak’s New World, the jazz standard “What a Wonderful World,” and a premiere of Lethbridge-based cellist Mark Rogers’ new trio titled “Evening Twilight in the Forest.” Our hope is that these melodies will bring you ...
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RISE UP Presents: Ben Lahring and Ralph Maier

RISE UP Presents: Ben Lahring and Ralph Maier

Wine and dine to an evening of fine music presented by Ben Lahring and Ralph Maier. The unique instrumental programme will span the centuries, with compositions played on a modern Canadian double-top guitar and period instruments such as the lute, vihuela and theorbo.
Ralph Maier has been engaging Canadian audiences for over thirty years with his sensitive interpretations and natural technical facility. His concert programs cover a broad range of periods from Renaissance to Contemporary, and he is active as ...
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Tim Williams feat. Kevin Belzner

Tim Williams feat. Kevin Belzner

Tim Williams (guitars, mandolins, vocals) and Kevin Belzner (stand-up cocktail drum kit) have been making music together for more than two decades, since meeting while both were working with legendary Calgary Blues Man, Back Alley John. Although they both play in many other formats, the duo adds a super-charged quality to down-home blues and Tim’s in-the-pocket original tunes. They have played numerous festivals, including Calgary and Edmonton Blues festivals,Edmonton Folk Music Festival, North Country Fair, Regina/Saskatoon/Swift Current winter blues festivals, ...
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Thursday Songwriting Circle - Aaron Young, Sheldon Valleau and Brett Spaulding

Thursday Songwriting Circle – Aaron Young, Sheldon Valleau and Brett Spaulding

By the time Aaron Young was just 23 years old, he had already produced, arranged and performed on over 15 albums. It was clear that music wasn’t going to be in his future, it was going to be his future. With eclectic influences ranging from Lenny Breau, Jim Croce, Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Danny Gatton, Bruce Cockburn, Randy Rhodes, Glenn Campbell, Eddie Van Halen, Muddy Waters, Pat Metheny, and countless more, Young went on to perform in the world-beat stage ...
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Wednesday Chamber Music - Brad Mahon

Wednesday Chamber Music – Brad Mahon

Brad Mahon has been described as “an outstanding classical guitarist” (20th Century Guitar, New York) and “a very accomplished performer” (CBC Radio, Canada), while his concert performances have been reviewed as “a delightful musical night and great spectacle for the audience” (Baiao Noticia, Portugal).

His diverse recording portfolio includes the solo efforts, Six Strings (2005) and Classic Melodies (2006), as well as releases with the Oberon Guitar Trio: Music of Our Time (2010) and the forthcoming, Music of the Earth (2022).

A frequent collaborative artist, he has ...
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Tina Hartt Quartet

Tina Hartt Quartet

Tina Hartt sings with a sensuality that mirrors emotions we can no longer verbally express. With one song, she will stir up desires long forgotten. Borrowing liberally from vintage Parisian chansons and jazz standards, her arrangements are ignited by eclectic gypsy jazz instrumentation and driving Cuban rhythms.

She is a classically trained multilingual singer with a CEGEP Diploma in Music majoring on Baritone Saxophone and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music majoring in Voice. Her introduction to music and performing began at a young age, ...
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Joel Untinen Trio

Joel Untinen Trio

Coming together in this configuration for the first time, Joel Untinen (guitar), Mark Limacher (piano), and Mark DeJong (bass clarinet) present an evening of music, in which they explore the relationship between concert music, improvisation, and song. Improvised textures are interwoven with melodies of classic tunes, creating unpredictable and emergent moments of music that convey the ever-present beauty of music-making.

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Thursday Songwriting Circle - ZENON+,  Jonny Chavez, Rome IX and Taylr

Thursday Songwriting Circle – ZENON+, Jonny Chavez, Rome IX and Taylr

ZENON is a Calgary based lyricist & vocalist who writes and sings original music notably influenced by Rhythm & Blues and Soul. A bi-racial musician who was introduced to a wide range of music from around the world, ZENON has a ‘genre inclusive’ style that is innate and embodies pure diversity, creating music with captivating lyrics that explore human & social experiences and delivering a performance with powerful rich vocals. ZENON has released co-writes with others and two solo singles; one released ...
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Esteban Herrera Album Release 'THE PROPHET'

Esteban Herrera Album Release ‘THE PROPHET’

11 original instrumental songs composed by Esteban Herrera
The concept is contemporary latin jazz quintet
With a grant from Calgary Arts Development

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Nathan M Godfrey

Nathan M Godfrey

Nathan M. Godfrey is a multi-instrumentalist in Calgary (Treaty 7). Nathan plays an eclectic swath of styles including old-time, ragtime, cowboy, blues, tango and jazz on the guitar, banjo, mandolin and banjolin. He’s performed solo and as a sideman on stages throughout North America, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, and Argentina, with the likes of Petunia (of Petunia and the Vipers), Tomi Fujiyama, John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers), Fandango, the old-time duo “Godfrey and Tod” and the Jeremy Gignoux ...
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Thursday Songwriter Circle - Alexanne Soble, Emily Slaney, Natalie Inga

Thursday Songwriter Circle – Alexanne Soble, Emily Slaney, Natalie Inga

Alexanne is a Canadian singer, songwriter and producer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, currently based in Calgary, Alberta. She seamlessly blends her singer/songwriter roots with slick pop production. With each of her songs distinctly unique, she strives to always keep her listener on the edge. Influenced by artists such as Oh Wonder, Taylor Swift, Finneas, and Bruno Major she continues to discover new sounds and grow as an artist.

Alexanne was selected as a finalist in this year’s Jim Beam National Talent ...
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RISE UP Weekend Presents: 'Flint & Feather' and 'Liz' Christensen

RISE UP Weekend Presents: ‘Flint & Feather’ and ‘Liz’ Christensen

FEATURING:

* Singer-Songwriter: ‘LIZ’ Christensen  | lizmusicofficial.com/EPK
* Folk/Roots Duo: Flint & Feather |  flintandfeather.com/EPK

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Independent Albertan folk/roots duo Flint & Feather are a free-spirited husband and wife team who are deeply passionate about connecting with people through sharing folk/roots music, stories, and laughter. As international touring artists and award-winning songwriters, co-members Joal and Lauren Kamps have enjoyed performing music festivals, concert series, showcases, house concerts, and other community events in North America, Western Europe, and the ...
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Alexanne Soble/Emily Slaney and Taylr/Bobby Henderson

Alexanne Soble/Emily Slaney and Taylr/Bobby Henderson

Join Alexanne Soble and Emily Slaney for an evening of soulful harmonies and feel good tunes. Two friends with different musical backgrounds bring together a mix of R’nB and singer/songwriter in the form of an acoustic set you won’t want to miss!

When Calgary songwriters Annie da Silva and Bobby Henderson made a 3am pact to form a group and record an album, they were unknowingly establishing the core tenets of Dear Friend. The band would exist around capturing the rawest emotions ...
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Allison Lynch Quartet

Allison Lynch Quartet

Allison Lynch is a Calgary-based actor, sound-designer/composer, musical director and singer. She has appeared on nearly all of Calgary’s major stages, including Vertigo Theatre, where you may have seen her in Sweeney Todd, In the Heat of the Night, or Double Indemnity. Allison was the recipient of three Betty Mitchell Awards for acting and one for composing, and has multiple nominations in the acting/ sound design and musical direction categories. She has also been nominated for musical direction and composing ...
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Aaron Young Real Deal FingerStyle! feat. Jory Kinjo

Aaron Young Real Deal FingerStyle! feat. Jory Kinjo

By the time Aaron Young was just 23 years old, he had already produced, arranged and performed on over 15 albums. It was clear that music wasn’t going to be in his future, it was going to be his future. With eclectic influences ranging from Lenny Breau, Jim Croce, Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Danny Gatton, Bruce Cockburn, Randy Rhodes, Glenn Campbell, Eddie Van Halen, Muddy Waters, Pat Metheny, and countless more, Young went on to perform in the world-beat stage ...
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Staggered Pints

Staggered Pints

Staggered Pints draws on the tradition of the kitchen party in presenting an eclectic repertoire of songs and instrumental tunes!

Beginning as a small weekly jam at Fionn MacCool’s in Calgary circa 1999, Staggered Pints has evolved into a tightly-knit group of eclectic, talented players with a repertoire to match.

Sean Sabraw – vocals, guitar, bodhran
Liana Seidle – fiddle, vocals
Darcy Stamp – fiddle
David Morrissey – guitar, vocals

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Clicquot Trio

Clicquot Trio

Since 2017 Clicquot Trio has been playing in Calgary with performances of classical/jazz fusion repertoire. Members Claire Butler, Stefano Valdo and Reuben Grendus are all professionally trained classical musicians and as a trio explore a variety of genres. Past performances include ‘Bach to Brubeck’, Latin and Love Songs’ and ‘An Evening with Cole Porter’ at the Engineered Air Theatre. They have been guest performers in two of Heritage Park’s ‘Music in the Plaza’ concert series and are regularly invited to ...
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Gisela Romero Quartet

Gisela Romero Quartet

I am Gisela Romero, I am a versatile Latin singer with a strong love for traditional Mexican Music and a Jazz enthusiast. I was born in Leon México in 1981, and I have lived in Canada since 2008. I was educated in Singing, Harmony, and musical theory at Cultural Center Mexico contemporáneo in Aguascalientes México, and in Graphic Design at La Salle University in Leon México. I started singing at the age of 9, but my professional development as a ...
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Music For a Summer Evening feat. Peaks + Prairies Ensemble

Music For a Summer Evening feat. Peaks + Prairies Ensemble

The Peaks + Prairies Ensemble is excited to present an eclectic program of woodwind trios and piano quartets! As a multifaceted and versatile artist collective standing at the forefront of post-pandemic arts recovery, the ensemble strives to to bring artists and audiences together again and support the mental health of Albertans. Visit http://www.peaksandprairies.org for more info.

Aura Pon, oboe
Natalia Peric, clarinet
Jonathan Gresl, bassoon
Lev Nesterov, violin
Anna Stube, viola
Ine Coetzee, cello
Christine Sul, piano

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ZENON+

ZENON+

ZENON+ is a Calgary based duo offering up original music notably influenced by R&B and Soul.

ZENON plays keys, her powerful and soulful vocals take centre stage. She writes about human experiences we all share, conveying a relatable story through lyrics and sparking listeners to reflect. She collaborated with other musicians and released 4 singles. One of her co-writes titled ‘Forever I Swear’ has over 140k streams and her latest single ‘Something About’ released in February 2020 is streaming now!

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Prairie Flower

Prairie Flower

Prairie Flower is comprised of 3 musicians, and includes a variety of instruments. Erin McCullough is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. She says she tries to sing different genres, but “everything just comes out Country!” Erin plays violin, mandolin, and banjo just to name a few. Our lead male vocals and rhythm guitar belong to Mike Bidgood. His singing will take you back to ‘The Rock’ and Mike’s hometown of St. John’s, then across the pond to Ireland and beyond. The ...
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Jeremy Gignoux Quartet

Jeremy Gignoux Quartet

Jeremy Gignoux is ever oscillating between calling himself a violinist or a fiddler. Playing within those lines, he has developed an original sound and technique.

His main project the Acoustic Ensemble plays lyrical instrumental music that defies genre classification, stretching from Parisian Swing to folk experiments. His compositions are featured in his first album Cinacoustic.

Grateful to live and play in Mohkinstsis in Treaty 7 territory (also known as Calgary, AB), the Ensemble will perform as a trio with Nathan ...
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Justine Giles

Justine Giles

Soulful voice with thought-provoking lyrics. Often plays solo acoustic with a simple vocal and guitar setup. Open to playing as a duo or with a full band.
Justine is actively supported by Canada’s Music Incubator, an organization which provides ongoing mentorship to artist entrepreneurs.

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Justine Giles

Justine Giles

Soulful voice with thought-provoking lyrics. Often plays solo acoustic with a simple vocal and guitar setup. Open to playing as a duo or with a full band. Justine is actively supported by Canada’s Music Incubator, an organization which provides ongoing mentorship to artist entrepreneurs.

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Winter Solace - Rolf Bertsch and Penny Sanborn

Winter Solace – Rolf Bertsch and Penny Sanborn

Hailed for his passion and natural musicianship by critics, audiences, and musicians alike, Rolf Bertsch is one of Canada’s leading conductors. Appointed Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal by Charles Dutoit in January 2000 and named Conductor in Residence for the 2002-2005 seasons, he has had an impressive reputation as conductor, pianist, communicator, teacher and adjudicator. His career has spanned a wide spectrum of musical experience and styles and has taken him to Europe, Asia, and throughout North ...
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Winter Solace - Gisela Romero and Esteban Herrera

Winter Solace – Gisela Romero and Esteban Herrera

I am Gisela Romero, I am a versatile Latin singer with a strong love for traditional Mexican Music and a Jazz enthusiast. I was born in Leon México in 1981, and I have lived in Canada since 2008. I was educated in Singing, Harmony, and musical theory at Cultural Center Mexico contemporáneo in Aguascalientes México, and in Graphic Design at La Salle University in Leon México. I started singing at the age of 9, but my professional development as a ...
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Bob Erlendson Trio in Concert

Highly respected in jazz circles, Bob has played piano professionally for over 50 years!  Best known for educating Lenny Breau in jazz theory, his original composition “Lullaby” was published in “Guitar Player Magazine” 1983.  He was featured for the documentary “The Genius of Lenny Breau” (1999) and was a consultant on the book “One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau” published in 2006 by University of North Texas Press and written by Ron Forbes-Roberts.

Bob studied jazz arranging with Gordon Delamont in Toronto ...
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Winter Solace - Aya Mhana and Niño de la Cabilia

Winter Solace – Aya Mhana and Niño de la Cabilia

Aya Mhana is a Syrian-born singer, songwriter and oud player. Now a proud Canadian citizen, Aya moves easily between English and Arabic, writing lyrics with a poet’s sensibilities. 

Since emigrating to Calgary, Canada, in 2016 , Aya has performed at the Calgary Stampede and Globalfest, and with the Kensington Sinfonia. Also, got invited to Folkfest. 

In 2020, for her outstanding commitment to the community and art she received the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society New Canadian Artist Award and the Portail ...
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Winter Solace - Flint and Feather

Winter Solace – Flint and Feather

Flint & Feather (Joal and Lauren Kamps) are a free-spirited husband and wife duo that are passionate about connecting with people through folk/roots music, storytelling, and laughter. Their original ‘Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop’ songs draw inspiration from Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and their own personal journeys – and the Kamps’ honest and engaging approach to performance connects with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

Based in Calgary, AB Joal and Lauren first began performing together as Flint & Feather while ...
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Winter Solace - Jonathan Wielebnowski and Kelly Steele

Winter Solace – Jonathan Wielebnowski and Kelly Steele

Jonathan Wielebnowski is an emerging Canadian bassist, composer, and bandleader based in Calgary, Alberta. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music from Humber College in 2019, Jonathan relocated from Toronto to his native Calgary, and has since enjoyed a busy freelance schedule where he has the opportunity to perform with a variety of local, and touring acts. 

While living in Toronto, Jonathan had the opportunity to study under a multitude of great Canadian jazz musicians such as Kirk MacDonald, Al ...
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Hayden McHugh

Hayden McHugh

If you took Elton John and gave him a beat pad, you’d have yourself Hayden McHugh; he is a songwriter, producer, and vocalist from Calgary, who’s exciting beats, soulful lyrics, and powerful voice are putting him on the map in the Canadian pop scene. With almost a million streams on his collaboration with LOST YOU, Alone, his own personal brand of sunshine is getting hotter each and every day. Inspired by artists like Jon Bellion, Robyn, and Sigala, his music ...
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Jory Kinjo

Jory Kinjo

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 ...
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Michela Sheedy

Michela Sheedy

If you are looking for soulful, sultry, country music; look no further. Okotoks born and raised, Michela Sheedy represents a steely edge to the Canadian country music scene. “WHEN MICHELA UNLEASHES SHE IS A FORCE – RAW, UNBRIDLED, AND ALL HEART. AN EDGY SOUL-COUNTRY SINGER WHO PACKS A PUNCH.” – TAMARA BEATTY 10 SEASON VOICE COACH ON NBC’S THE VOICE Michela has graced some of the most esteemed stages in Alberta including performances at the legendary Ranchman’s, Cowboy’s Nightclub, Big ...
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Rob Skeet

Rob Skeet

Rob Skeet has been entertaining fans for over 30 years! Great entertainment for lounges, pubs, weddings, tournaments, and parties. Featuring a wide variety of music styles including: Rock, Country, Pop, Sing-along, and some stuff that’s just plain silly! Playing guitar and keyboards and working from a centre of electronic gizmos and whatzits, Rob uses his boundless energy to create an evening of fun and merriment. Over the years, Rob has gained a large following of die-hards. Whether it’s your first ...
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Winter Solace - Jiajia Li, Flute

Winter Solace – Jiajia Li, Flute

Classically-trained flutist Jiajia Li is being praised as “one of the city’s finest and most adventurous flautists”. She was the 2019 recipient of the classical music residency at National Music Centre; and 2016 recipient of Canada’s “Juno” music award micro grant. Since her arrival in Calgary in 2014, Jiajia has forged her identity through music and performance, cutting across a wide range of modern musical experimentations and traditions. Currently a faculty member at the Mount Royal University Conservatory, Jiajia is ...
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Erin Ross

Erin Ross

Hailing from Calgary, Erin Ross is an accomplished musician who transcends any one genre. Her soulful original compositions blend masterful guitar work, sultry vocals and showcase her skill as a multi instrumentalist. Rooted in blues, rock, country and jazz, Erin offers something for every crowd.

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Two Late to the Party

Two Late to the Party

Two Late to the Party are Adam Corkett and Alessandra Enns. This budding musical duo formed in the fall of 2017. Both Adam and Alessandra have a long singer/songwriter history, with influences ranging from indie-folk to bluegrass-country. As a pair, they have found a style that merges their past influences, creating an original sound that is simultaneously current and nostalgic. In 2018, Two Late to the Party released music videos for their songs “In Gold” and “Divine”. In the spring ...
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TAYLR (Annie da Silva)

TAYLR (Annie da Silva)

Annie da Silva is a musician from the west coast currently living in Calgary. After growing up across Canada and experiencing both musical coasts, they fell in love with storytelling and words at a young age. Through poetry and song, they began their journey of composing music over the last eight years and have explored genres such as folk, indie, soul and RnB. Having written and produced several entrancing tracks and five albums, Annie has found a wonderful medium to share ...
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Winter Solace - Wyatt C Louis

Winter Solace – Wyatt C Louis

Wyatt C. Louis is a nêhiyaw folk singer-songwriter based in Moh’kinstsís Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB). He has made an impact on the eclectic city with songs built from soaring melodies, railroad-like finger picking and quiet, haunting vocals and lyrical phrasing. Dark, rustic tales meld folk and soulful blues to tell tales of love, loss and the journey home. They’re beautiful, subtle creations that juxtapose emotions, striking imagery and experiences that charm and envelop listeners. The sweet and intimate EP On ...
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Fatigue Fest - Sonia Deleo

Fatigue Fest – Sonia Deleo

Sonia Deleo  considers herself a vocalist first. She began singing as a shy 12 yr old and never looked back. Guitar came next and in the last two years, while a part of local duo The Fig & The Flame, she dove deeper into honing her writing skills. Now venturing out as a solo singer/songwriter, Sonia has been co-writing with different local musicians, performing on many of Calgary’s stages and will release her debut solo EP in 2018. With blues/soul ...
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Fatigue Fest - Brettyn Rose

Fatigue Fest – Brettyn Rose

Brettyn Rose is a country-pop artist with music rooted in an acoustic aesthetic, weaved with honest lyrics, powerful vocals, and a hint of pop sparkle. The Calgary, Alberta based singer-songwriter demonstrates all these traits in her latest single, “But I Do.” “This is probably my most vulnerable and heartfelt song to date,” says Rose, “It’s about the feeling of caring about someone, more than you should, even after they are no longer a part of your everyday life.” For this ...
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Sherryl Sewepagaham

Sherryl Sewepagaham

Sherryl Sewepagaham is a Cree-Dene hand drum singer, songwriter, music educator and music therapist. Sherryl is a co-founding and 23-year member of the Edmonton-based, Indigenous women’s trio Asani. Asani released their debut album Rattle & Drum in 2005, which received many music award nominations and awards, including nominations at the Juno Awards and Canadian Western Music Awards both in 2006. Asani’s follow-up album, Listen released in 2009, received additional nominations and awards, including a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2010 ...
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Lyrique

Lyrique

Lyrique is a Philippines-born, Calgary-based hip hop artist who fuses moody R&B and melodic rap beats. On Lyrique’s debut full-length album, P.I.M.P. (Poetry Is My Passion), released on October 14,2020 his hip hop storytelling is framed around his immmigration story and visions of a “Canadian Dream.” Lyrique‘s rhymes are a glimpse into his personal struggles as a one-time temporary migrant worker, now permanent resident. P.I.M.P. follows a series of mixtapes and singles, which have drawn attention from COMPLEX, CBC’s Q, ...
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Holly Blazina, Flamenco in Solitude

Holly Blazina, Flamenco in Solitude

Although the flamenco art form has evolved around community, the audience rarely sees that a guitarist’s world is often one of solitude, which she chooses to share with others…
Join flamenco guitarist Holly Blazina for this special and intimate livestream concert from the solitude of your home.
Presented, recorded, produced by Scott Arnold of Asylum for Art.

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Alexanne Soble and Jonah Miller

Alexanne Soble and Jonah Miller

Alexanne Soble is a Canadian singer and songwriter originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She recently graduated from Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music and Technology program in Nelson, BC where, as a Vocal Major she studied Performance, Songwriting, and Music Production. Working and collaborating with various producers and fellow musicians Alexanne’s true passion has become songwriting. Starting with a singer/songwriter approach Alexanne adds hybrid electronic elements to create ambient and catchy alternative pop tunes. Alexanne has performed at various venues in Manitoba and ...
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Winter Solace - Morag Northey, Cello

Winter Solace – Morag Northey, Cello

Morag Northey expresses her belief in the infinitely healing power of Love & Compassion through  music, story, cello and song.  She invites you to Journey with her on this Winter Solace concert she calls “I Am”

Morag is a classically trained Solo, Chamber, Orchestral and Theatrical Performer and Teacher. She attended classical and experimental sessions at the Banff Centre and the Sunset Theatre Artist Exploration Series from 2008-2017, creating compositions: ’Poetry on the Wall,’ ‘Run the Wind,’ ‘Whispers,’ and ‘17~Emptiness ...
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Tamar Ilana, Flamenco Show

Tamar Ilana, Flamenco Show

Tamar Ilana is a powerful and versatile Canadian singer and flamenco dancer of Jewish and Indigenous descent, renowned for her ability to sing in multiple languages and collaborate with various artistic communities from around the world. Tamar has released three albums and has 4 CFMA nominations with her world music fusion project Ventanas, is the lead singer of Jaffa Road, and dances with Sultans of String. Most recently, Tamar co-founded the presenting arts organization FabCollab, which focuses on BIPOC, female-identifying, and minority voices.

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Linh Nguyen, Piano

Linh Nguyen, Piano

Linh Nguyen, a pianist, has performed as a soloist, an accompanist, and as a chamber musician in Finland, Vietnam, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Poland, and Spain. He has also performed with orchestras in Finland and Vietnam. In 2009 he recorded for a classical music channel on Vietnam’s Television and performed with the Vietnam National Opera and the Ballet’s Orchestra in Hanoi’s Grand Opera House. Linh’s favourite repertoire includes compositions from baroque, classical, romantic, and impressionist eras as well as a number of ...
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Afo Fapojuwo, Percussion

Afo Fapojuwo, Percussion

Afo Fapojuwo holds a Jazz Diploma from Mount Royal University and a Jazz Performance Degree majoring in Jazz Percussion from the prestigious McGill University. His performance experience includes touring with musical groups across Canada and the United States, performing at internationally renowned festivals such as the Montreal Jazz festival as well as the Osheaga Music Festival, and recording drumming tracks on multiple albums. With 15+ years of playing experience and 6 years of intense musical schooling it comes as no ...
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Claire Butler, Piano

Claire Butler, Piano

Claire Butler is a pianist from the North-East of England and has been a resident of Calgary since 2012. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London where she studied piano and violin. Before moving to Canada, Claire lived in Bermuda and was a teacher at the Bermuda School of Music.
In Calgary, Claire enjoys a varied career as performer, director and music educator. Claire’s current positions include music specialist at Montessori School of Calgary, director at ...
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Suzanne de Bussac - A Very Special After Christmas Concert

Suzanne de Bussac – A Very Special After Christmas Concert

As the window for seasonal music is rapidly wrapping, Suzanne de Bussac presents A Very Special AFTER Christmas Concert to share a final set of festive tunes to cap the season before moving on into our new year!
This is a solo piano/vocal performance (in accordance with covid regulations) presenting an eclectic blend of seasonal fare compiled of favourites from her childhood, and others picked up along the way. de Bussac takes her atypical spin on classic songs and presents ...
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Nia Devetzis, percussion

Nia Devetzis, percussion

Nia Devetzis is a percussionist driven by the vivid and vast world of contemporary music, whether as a soloist or chamber musician. As a teaching artist, she is dedicated to education through performance and instruction, leading by example and questioning audience expectations by asking, what exactly is percussion?

Notable performances include solo engagements with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Calgary Wind Symphony, as well as Calgary’s contemporary music and sonic arts festival, Forms of Sound and the Stratford Summer Music ...
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Darren Young

Darren Young

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, music director, and educator Darren Young is an exciting artist with a diverse palette. His music spans a wide array of genres, including classical, post rock, prog, shoegaze, electronic, noise, and jazz. A classically trained guitarist and double bassist, Darren’s music has received international press coverage from Prog Magazine, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock Magazine, and the CBC.
 
Darren’s busy concert schedule has taken him across Canada, the UK, US, and France. He has been a featured performer with the Calgary Philharmonic ...
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Eileen Kosasih

Eileen Kosasih

Eileen Kosasih is a violinist, visual artist, and educator based in Calgary. She has a BAMusic, MMusic, and piano diploma. Eileen is currently studying a MA Fine and Decorative Arts. Before the pandemic, she was performing with ensembles such as Symphony of the Kootenays and UUphonia Choir. Eileen is most passionate about her studies in Abstract Expressionism.

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Beth & Sabina Sandvoss

Beth & Sabina Sandvoss

What is better than a cello?  Two cellos!  Cellist’s, Beth and Sabina Sandvoss (mother & daughter) join forces to present a selection of spirited & soulful duets and solos from baroque to contemporary classical music.

Cellist Beth Root Sandvoss is known for her intensely committed performances and interpretations. She has a notably varied career as a recitalist, chamber musician and pedagogue. Beth lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta, and enjoys an active performance career in Canada and abroad. She has recorded ...
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Doug Waite

Doug Waite

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Mark Limacher, Piano

Mark Limacher, Piano

Mark Limacher is a Composer-Pianist currently based in Calgary, Canada. He is a graduate of New School University in New York City, and has studied privately with composers Linda Catlin Smith (Toronto) and Laurence Crane (London, UK). In 2013 he served as apprentice to composer Bunita Marcus in Brooklyn, NY.

He has composed extensively for piano, solo instruments, and chamber ensembles, being particularly drawn to small gestures, soft dynamics, and delicately constructed aural textures. He is a passionate advocate for ...
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Gianetta Baril, Harp

Gianetta Baril, Harp

Gianetta Baril has had a distinguished solo career for over 30 years. While concertising throughout Germany, France, England, Poland, and the Czech Republic, she consistently received glowing praise for her charming presence, dramatic artistry and spectacular technique. Career highlights include concerts behind the Iron Curtain, performing as Canada’s representative to the World Harp Congresses in Vienna and Paris and as a soloist for the Queen, Prince Charles and the late Lady Diana.  Since returning to Canada, she has performed a wide variety of solo and chamber music recitals throughout Western Canada. Her first solo CD ...
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An Asylum Christmas: The Grinch (OG) and Die Hard

An Asylum Christmas: The Grinch (OG) and Die Hard

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Writers: Dr. Seuss, Irv Spector
Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray

Die Hard

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Roderick Thorp, Jeb ...
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Brad Mahon, Classical Guitar

Brad Mahon, Classical Guitar

Brad Mahon has appeared throughout Portugal, the United States, and across his native Canada as an award-winning and acclaimed guitarist, teacher, adjudicator, clinician, and lecturer.

In January 2017, Brad moved back to Calgary full-time to assume the role of Director at Mount Royal University’s Conservatory. Formerly, he was Manager, Visual and Performing Arts at the Medicine Hat College Conservatory, and before that, Head of the Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina. Dr. Mahon also continues to maintain ...
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Vine & Dine

Vine & Dine

Linda Garson is the creator of Vine & Dine. She has always been a ‘foodie’ with a passion for wine, so it was a natural starting point for her overseas to work with products that translate easily into other markets.She has worked with Chateaux in France, wineries in Romania, vineyards in Italy, Germany, Australia, and South Africa, Pisco producers in Chile, Vodka producers in Sweden, distilleries in the UK, cocktail manufacturers in Singapore, RTD manufacturers in Montreal and many more, ...
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Ica., Clint Baker and Anna Lewis

Ica., Clint Baker and Anna Lewis

Come down for an intimate performance of some of Calgary’s up and coming songwriters.

Ica. Authentic lyrics, “stuck in your head” acoustic pop melodies, and powerhouse vocals fused together to create folk pop bliss.

Clint Baker is an emerging Americana country music artist from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Inspired by Americana music and his love for honest songwriting, Clint is developing his own brand of country.

Anna Lewis is a country music singer/song-writer from Calgary, AB. At a ...
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The Elliot Freedman Group

The Elliot Freedman Group

“Very, very good avant fusion” (Guitar Player magazine) captures the essence of Elliot Freedman‘s music: harmonically elegant, rhythmically muscular, and an uncompromisingly adventurous update on the electric jazz of the 1970s. Elliot, whose baritone guitars accentuate his innovative chordal work, will perform his own compositions with his BC-based group, as well as solo arrangement of music by Keith Jarrett, Kenny Wheeler, Bill Evans, and others.   Having spent his formative years in Calgary, Elliot is thrilled to return to Asylum for ...
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Film Festival

Film Festival

Join us for our November Film Festival featuring the famous works of Jim Henson, Bob Ross and Monty Python. Bring your pals, grab some of our amazing nachos, craft beers or select sodas and cozy in for two nights of back to back hits!

 

Tuesday, November 10 – Jim Henson

7:00 – The Dark Crystal

9:30 – Labyrinth

 
Wednesday, November 11 – Bob Ross ...
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Heather Blush

Heather Blush

Heather Blush performs mostly original music that is witty and engaging. Armed with her unique guitar playing style and a silky voice “that could melt the chrome off a Cadillac” she adapts her performance to suit the crowd in the moment. Come join Heather on an adventure that leads you through gritty self observations, lighthearted stories about finding love through tropical fruit, and everything in between.

Doors Open at 6:00 with a bonus Happy ...
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Tricia Edwards

Tricia Edwards

Tricia Edwards “Have You Met Miss Jones?”

Just who exactly was Miss Jones and why did she get to be immortalized in this favourite jazz standard? And exactly how many jazz standards can you think of that include a girl’s name in the title? Join Tricia Edwards, piano, Friday October 30 at the Asylum for Art for a selection of some of these great tunes.

 

Tricia Edwards’ musical journey has taken many ...
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Halloween Murder Ballad ExtraVaganza

Halloween Murder Ballad ExtraVaganza

‘Twas a dark and stormy night …

Songs of Murder, Death and Other Good Will

This year, the Executioners will be:

Tim Williams
Justine Vandergrift
Nikko Forsberg
Scott Arnold

Bua Ha Ha Ha

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Nikko Forsberg

Nikko Forsberg

Nikko Forsberg is one of the most unique musicians in western canada. His skillsets go beyond jazz guitar to insane vocal ability as well as modern composition of his version of jazz tunes that truly stand alone in this era of cookie cutting copycats. Nikko is working on his 5 th text book. Melodic minor flat 5 (or any mode you like) is the title. He graduated from one of the best jazz programs and studied with geoff younge of ...
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Tim Williams

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 fuelled by seeing many first generation blues musicians ...
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ThanksFerGivin''er Feast and OPEN MIC

ThanksFerGivin”er Feast and OPEN MIC

I hope you can join us for our 7th annual ThanksFerGivin”er party is this Sunday. I have been doing this out of my house (formerly known as Asylum HeadQuarters) for quite a while. We have been on quite a journey over the past year and a half to get established in this great new space. I wish I could express how much I appreciate each and every one of you and your contribution to making The Asylum for Art the ...
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Aurelien Sudan

Aurelien Sudan

Aurelien Sudan started playing the violin at the age of 3 at the Conservatory of Music of Fribourg, Switzerland. After having studied classical music for 12 years, he left the music world at the age of 15, needing a break. It was only 10 years later, in 2013, that Aurelien picked up the violin again. He progressively fell in love with free improvisation, as well as rock and folk covers. In 2015, he began performing under the stage name ‘The ...
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Timothonius

Timothonius

Timothonius (born April 10, 1991) is a Canadian jazz pianist, music producer, composer. He is the bandleader of the HAVEN Vanguard Trio, and the man behind the “HAVEN Party” – an event which takes place every last Monday of each month at Koi. He studied Jazz Performance at Mount Royal University (2011-2013), as well as Composition & Electronic Production at Berklee College of Music (2013-2015). Along with his Inner Circle of performing artists, composers, and music producers, Timothonius aims to ...
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Rodney ArtMusic

Rodney ArtMusic

Rodney Brent has been having musical adventures ever since he started playing guitar in junior high school.
These adventures have seen Rodney fronting many of his own odd ball, mad scientist type bands as well as having been side guy for so many projects of other musicians.
Multi Instrumentalist , Inventor, Educator, Composer and Performer. Seeing is Believing…. you really have to be there. Un predicable is a good place to start

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Alita Laurie, Harp

Alita Laurie, Harp

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Alita Laurie began studying harp at the age of 8, after bothering her mother with the idea for a year. No one in Alita’s family can recollect where her love of harp sprung from! 

While growing up, Alita put on Harp solo concerts to fundraise for humanitarian efforts in Burundi. As a young adult, in 2017, Alita recorded her first CD entitled “Taking Wing”. Alita has completed her Royal College of Music Grade 10 Harp Proficiency Tests which include, ...
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Kitchen Opening and Faculty Concert

Kitchen Opening and Faculty Concert

Doors open at 6:00 for our opening of the MOB Cafe Kitchen and Faculty Concert. This is a free show!
If you can’t make the show, tune in on www.AsylumKRP.com

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Scott Arnold, Guitar

Scott Arnold, Guitar

Scott Arnold, RMT (ARMT), Off-Campus Instructor (MRU), Guitarist, Banjoist, Trombonist, Composer, Arranger, Guitar Guru (CBC), Counter-Culture Nomad (CBC), Author, Photographer, Dog Sledder, self committed member of The Asylum for Art, all ’round nice guy and graw as … (Tracy A Smith) believes that art is a reflection of society and making art is a balance of expressing your own beliefs within the framework of our culture, but at the same time advancing the language and technique and dedicating good time to ...
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Eileen Kosasih and Sam Tidd - Violin and Piano

Eileen Kosasih and Sam Tidd – Violin and Piano

Eileen Kosasih is a pianist, violinist, and artist.  She has a B.A.Music (violin), M.Music (orchestral conducting), piano diploma, and is an MFA candidate. Eileen is principle 2nd violin of Symphony of the Kootenays. She was concertmaster for the Rocky Mountain Symphony for two seasons.  As a crossover  freelance musician, she has performed all over North America. Eileen directed Calgary Arts Orchestra, her two-year creative project. She is the accompanist for UUphonia, and was resident accompanist for Calgary Multicultural Choir, Suzuki Talent Education Society, and Calgary Girls ...
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Czarkologie

Czarkologie

Czarkologie was created in 2010 by pianist/composer Anthony Czarnecki and violinist/
conductor Eileen Kosasih.  The music of Czarkologie is rooted in Anthony’s jazz compositions
(first performed/recorded by the Gerry Hebert Quartet).  Anthony rewrote his music in
classical style for the duo to perform as Czarkologie.  While the pieces are generally
through-composed, there are moments for improvisation.  The original music of
Czarkologie explores rich traditions of structure, color and rhythmic diversity from
classical and jazz to world and modern sources. Programs often feature guest
instrumentalists on ...
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Bryson Waind House Concert

Bryson Waind House Concert

Bryson Waind is a folk and country singer who was born and bred in Canada’s Niagara Region.  He spent 15 vintages working in the wine industry, running tractors up and down the vineyard rows.  Years on the farm gave him the opportunity to develop the genuine Canadian folk and country style that he plays today.  On the guitar or mandolin you can hear the deep roots and love of home that are his trademarks.  Now living in Calgary, his style ...
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Sid Marty House Concert

Sid Marty House Concert

Sid began playing folk music and original songs in Calgary long before there was a Calgary Folk Music Club or an Edmonton Folk Festival. People in those days were indifferent to local songwriters, to put it mildly. Sid is a fourth generation Albertan and a former park warden who worked in the mountain national parks for many years.  He is also the award-winning author of five books of nonfiction and five books of poetry. The songs on his second album, ...
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Mike Watson House Concert

Mike Watson House Concert

Take the influences of 1920s and 1930s Delta blues, play it through amps and recording technologies of the 1950s, and filter it through the musical sensibilities of a child of the grunge-era 90s, and you have Mike Watson’s band, The 6L6’s.

After years honing in on the most primal guitar sounds he could find, he began seeking out new sounds during the last few years of the King Eddy’s life while at the same time digging up old recordings of blues men, hill ...
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