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Postponed
River City Big Band presents:
Swing Into Fall (and other jazz!)
with guest conductor Joel Gray
The River City Big Band is a group of musicians
from the metropolitan Edmonton area, dedicated to presenting the music
that defined the big band genre and also committed to exploring the
emerging trends in contemporary big band music.
It is a privilege to stand in front of the ensemble, as its director,
and I am excited to be part of the development of the group’s potential.
- Ray Baril
COVID-19 Protocol

The River City Big Band are implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program, meaning proof of vaccination will be required at the door for all patrons aged 12 years and older. NO EXCEPTIONS. There will also be various safety protocols in place and must be respected for the duration of the performance. By clicking "Buy Now", you are consenting to follow all rules set by the River City Big Band and the venue(s).

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Welcome!

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.

Time:   Doors open at 7:00 pm

             Show starts at 7:30 pm

Location:  The Yardbird Suite

                  11 Tommy Banks Way NW

                  Edmonton, AB

 

Parking:  Parking is available on-site

                 ETS routes 4, 8 and 701 are all within a 5

                 minute walk to and from the venue.

               

Pricing:    Adult $25

                 Students $10

                 Available at www.edmontonarts.ca.

Note: 

  • There will be a $1 fee added to the price of each ticket

  • No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to have your order confirmation ready at the door.              

Details: 

Join the River City Big Band for the first concert of the Yardbird suite series with guest conductor Joel Gray.

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm.

           Concert begins at 8:00pm

Location: The Oasis Centre

      10930 177 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB   T5S 2X7

      Phone: 1-780-451-9227

      Website: The Oasis Centre

Tickets:  available at tixonthesquare.com

               General Admission: $35.00 each plus service charges

 

Details: 

The RCBB is pleased to present the sixth Jazz at the Oasis concert with feature artist Eric Marienthal.

Marienthal is a 2 time Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles-based contemporary saxophonist best known for his work in the jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz and pop genres. He has 7 Grammy nominations and is also a member of the Chick Corea Elektric Band and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band.

 

Having performed in over 70 countries and played on hundreds of CD's films and TV shows, Marienthal has recorded 14 solo CD's including his latest entitled "Bridges" with guitarist Chuck Loeb. His CD's have produced several top 10 radio singles including three #1's.

 

Marienthal is the recipient of the Berklee College Of Music Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding achievements in contemporary music; and was also named one of the top 3 alto saxophonists in Jazziz Magazine's Reader's Poll along with Phil Woods and David Sanborn.

 

For the past 19 years, Marienthal has organized an annual charity concert for the High Hopes Head Injury Program in Tustin, CA. These concerts have raised awareness for this great organization and have raised over 1.5 million dollars. 

 

For more information about Eric Marienthal, visit ericmarienthal.com

October 21, 2018
Woody Meets Stan ~ The Music of the Herman and Kenton Big Bands Through the Decades
May 7, 2023
River City Big Band presents:
Latin Roots and Dynamic Grooves
A night of Latin-infused jazz with exciting guest
percussionists from Edmonton's own Esquina Latina!

Sorry, this performance has SOLD OUT.

Stay tuned for news about future concerts!

 

Time:   Doors open at 7:00 pm

             Show starts at 7:30 pm

Location:  The Yardbird Suite

                  11 Tommy Banks Way NW

                  Edmonton, AB

 

Parking:  Parking is available on-site

                 ETS routes 8, 523 and 701 are all within a 10

                 minute walk to and from the venue.

               

Pricing:  SOLD OUT!!

             

Details: 

Join River City Big Band for a dynamic evening of jazz influenced by the harmonies and rhythms of Latin music. We're ramping up the musical excitement with the addition of a Latin percussion section featuring members of Manny V. Y Su Esquina Latina. Come feel the beat! And welcome our special guests Manny Valencia, Rene Abaunza, and Nathan Ouellette!

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm

           Concert begins at 7:30pm

Location: Yardbird suite

                  11 Tommy Banks Way NW, Edmonton, AB

 

Website:  yardbirdsuite.com

Tickets:  $30.00 general admission, plus applicable fees

Available at tixonthesquare.ca

Details: We're excited to present our first show of the 2018/2019 season! Woody Meets Stan - The Music of the Herman and Kenton Big Bands Through the Decades.

 

Let us take you on a journey of Big Band music spanning 5 decades! You're sure to hear some old favorites and possibly a few new ones.

 

Happy to be back performing at the Yardbird Suite, we hope that you're able to join us on what will be a very memorable night of great live music!

Sorry, this performance has SOLD OUT.

Stay tuned for news about future concerts!

 

Time:   Doors open at 7:00 pm

             Show starts at 7:30 pm

Location:  The Yardbird Suite

                  11 Tommy Banks Way NW

                  Edmonton, AB

 

Parking:   Parking is available on-site

                 ETS routes 8, 523 and 701 are all within a 10

                 minute walk to and from the venue.

               

Pricing:  online at Tix On The Square.

                $21 for Adult 

                $11 for Students

Notes:

  • Prices quoted on site include TIX fees. There is a $2 web order fee applied at checkout for all online purchases (excluding free events).

  • No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to have your order confirmation ready at the door.

                 

Details: 

Join River City Big Band for a dynamic evening of jazz influenced by the harmonies and rhythms of Latin music. We're ramping up the musical excitement with the addition of a Latin percussion section featuring members of Manny V. Y Su Esquina Latina. Come feel the beat! And welcome our special guests Manny Valencia, Rene Abaunza, and Nathan Ouellette!

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Woody

Herman

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Stan

Kenton

COVID-19 UPDATE
River City Big Band wants our friends and followers
to know we appreciate your interest in our plans.
In support of concerns about spreading the COVID-19 virus,
we have decided to suspend all rehearsals and concerts at least until 2021.
We will publish our plans as they become firm in the new year.
We wish everyone the best health and safety during this difficult time,
and we look forward to returning to the stage as soon as possible.
 
Stay safe, stay healthy and take care of each other.
- River City Big Band

As this unprecedented situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, caring for the safety and well-being of our musicians and our fans has been and always will be the RCBB’s most important priority, especially during challenging times like these. 

For the time being, we have cancelled all future concerts as schools and public facilities are now closed.

 

We will be rescheduling our concerts dates, hopefully, for the fall 2020. Please check back for updates.

We wish everyone the best health and safety during this difficult time, and we look forward to returning to the stage as soon as possible.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and take care of each other.

Sincerely,

River City Big Band

Edmonton's Favourite Big Band!
The River City Big Band is a group of musicians
from the metropolitan Edmonton area, dedicated to presenting
the music that defined the big band genre and also committed
to exploring the emerging trends in contemporary big band music.

It is a privilege to stand in front of the ensemble, as its director,
and I am excited to be part of the development of the group’s potential.

- Ray Baril
COVID-19 Protocol

The River City Big Band are implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program, meaning proof of vaccination will be required at the door for all patrons aged 12 years and older. NO EXCEPTIONS. There will also be various safety protocols in place and must be respected for the duration of the performance. By clicking "Buy Now", you are consenting to follow all rules set by the River City Big Band and the venue(s).

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March 16, 2024
RCBB presents Jazzy Friends: Larry Schrum
Featuring the music of the iconic Larry Schrum

Time:   Doors open at 6:30 pm

             Show starts at 7:30 pm

Location:  The Yardbird Suite

                  11 Tommy Banks Way NW

                  Edmonton, AB

 

Parking:  Parking is available on-site

                 ETS routes 4, 8 and 701 are all within a 5

                 minute walk to and from the venue.

               

Pricing:   $33.00 CDN

                 Available at yardbirdsuite.com            

Details: 

Join River City Big Band for our tribute to a great friend and musical leader, Larry Schrum.

Larry’s contribution to Edmonton music education and performance is legendary. Under the leadership of J-F Picard, we showcase original music arrangements and compositions written for the band over the years. Come join us for a great night of big band jazz swing, Latin, ballads, and fusion by former Music Director and good friend, Larry Schrum!

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