Freewill Shakespeare Festival

Hawrelak Park

Jun 20, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018 @ 1:45 PM

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is a not-for-profit theatre company who endeavors to create professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare. They pride themselves on being accessible to all audiences, regardless of age, ability, education, or income levels, while also developing new audiences and mentoring theatre professionals of the future....

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park

Jun 20, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Get thee to a festival that brings the works of the Bard into the realm of everyone from kids to scholars during the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Savour a theatrical experience reminiscent of the intimate setting of Shakespeare's original Globe Theatre. Many a pleasant midsummer's night has been spent with King Lear and playful Puck. Every summer from late-June through mid-July,...

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Maciej Obara is a Polish saxophone player and improviser characterised by his discernible phrasing and powerful sound.  Obara is a musician who has consequently developed his own musical language from the very beginning of his career, and, despite collaborations with artists from Japan, USA and Europe, his main focus remains his original quartet with...

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Whether receiving props from The Roots on Twitter, jamming with puppets on CBC Kids' Mamma Yamma, recording with the legendary Giovanni Hidalgo or being championed by influential DJ and tastemaker Gilles Peterson, The Heavyweights Brass Band pack a one-two punch of crossover appeal and respect from music's elite.     Inspired by the New Orleans brass band...

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TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival presents Laila Biali

Varscona Theatre

Jun 23, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Laila Biali is almost two decades into a successful career. The raven-haired musician has won awards (SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards) and played the world’s most prestigious venues (North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Carnegie Hall). She’s toured with Grammy award winners (Chris Botti, Paula Cole,...

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Cuban born Hilario Duran grew up in Havana in a musical family surrounded by a variety of diverse musical influences. He began working as a professional musician in Cuba’s Los Papa Cun -Cun Ensemble, and in a variety of musical formats. Later on, in the 70’s, Duran was Chucho Valdés’ chosen successor in Cuba’s most modern big...

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Saxophonist Vincent Herring's intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. On stage, Herring and his band often make an incendiary sound over fine and controlled rhythms of modern times. He has also appeared on stage and or recordings with Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet,...

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Juno-award winning Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Arranger, Allison Au refuses to be defined. Born to a Chinese father and Jewish mother, and raised in the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Allison found music as a young child. Exposed to a wide array of musical styles, she was captivated by the unhinged freedom of jazz. Jazz became Allison’s lab for self-expression, exploration,...

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As the category names for all three of the band’s Grammy awards would indicate (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017), Snarky Puppy isn’t exactly a jazz band. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. It’s probably best to take Nate Chinen of the New York Times’ advice,...

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