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River City Big Band

// A little bit about the band

The River City Big Band is one of the premier big bands in Alberta. They have performed throughout the province with artists including Bobby Shew, Vince Mai, Kent Sangster, Mike Murley, PJ Perry, Bobby Cairns, Tommy Banks, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Bergeron, Wycliff Gordon, Carol Welsman and Jens Lindemann.


The repertoire of the RCBB is extensive, ranging from the big band standards of Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton to the music of some of today’s most popular contemporary jazz composers such as Gordon Goodwin and Edmonton’s own internationally renowned Allan Gilliland.


The RCBB also plays original music and arrangements by members of the band.


The RCBB has released two CDs: “Just Friends” (2010) and “River” (2012) both of which largely feature the work of Allan Gilliland and Larry Schrum.


Available for purchase, click here for a listen.

"This is a strong semi-pro band
that operates at a high level and plays great."
- Allan Gilliland
(River City Big Band trumpets its lush sound, Edmonton Jounral
, March 2013)

To stay current with the band's upcoming performances. Click here to check out our Upcoming Events.

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