The River City Big Band is one of the premier jazz organizations in Edmonton, Alberta.
Our members all share a common enthusiasm for big band jazz. The music we perform spans from the classics of the big band era through to the modern repertoire of today.
In addition to getting together to play for the sheer exhilaration of making music, we perform in a variety of settings throughout the community including jazz festivals, featured concerts and with guest artists, private functions and school events.
Thank you for the memories
The River City Big Band is sad to announce that Raymond Baril is completing his time
with us as conductor and musical director.
Ray has been a true friend of the band as our history together goes way back.
Over the years Ray has:
played with the band on saxophone and clarinet
executive producer of our first recording, Just Friends
began conducting the band with a guest performance featuring recording
artist Carol Welsman in 2016
and for almost a decade has provided musical guidance and repertoire
development which has really helped the band on its continuing quest for
improvement and growth.