THURSDAY, JUNE 22, FRIDAY, JUNE 23,
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 5:30-8:30 PM
$10 on the patio
Tickets for the patio must be purchased in advance at earls. Any available seats will be sold at the door. Pass holders will be admitted to the patio at no charge. There will be no cover charge to sit inside.
After many memorable years on the patio at earls with Shannon and Kristian, some new faces will be bringing the groove this year. Although there will be some familiar names! Drummer Tyler Hornby is back, as is bassist Jeremy Coates. New this year, are pianist Jon Day and special guest vocalist Allison Lynch.
Tyler Hornby is one of Calgary's busiest drummers. After earning a graduate degree in music from the University of Colorado, Tyler has gone on to collaborate with the likes of Bob Mintzer, Ingrid Jensen, Frank Mantooth, Alain Caron, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Hugh Fraser, Jens Lindemann, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
Hornby has performed at festivals, clubs and concerts in North America, South America and Europe, and has appeared on more than 30 recordings. His first solo album, Shadows of a Brighter Day, was selected for a National Jazz Compilation called Dig Your Roots. In 2009, Tyler was nominated for the Galaxie Rising Star Award of Radio Canada & General Motors Grand Jazz Award at Festival International de Jazz de Montreal and in 2011 released A Road to Remember which was nominated for a WCMA for Best Jazz Recording of the Year and received a Downbeat Magazine review.
In 2013, Tyler formed the Tyler Hornby B3 Trio, releasing Locus which received a WCMA nomination for Best Jazz Recording of the Year, and recently was nominated for a 2015 WCMA award for Launch with the Tyler Hornby Quartet, featuring Ingrid Jensen & David Braid. Tyler is an instructor at Ambrose University teaching drum set, jazz history, and jazz combo.
Allison Lynch has performed on nearly all of Calgary's major stages as an actor, singer, sound-designer/composer and musical director. Select credits include Romeo and Juliet, All's Well that Ends Well, Goodnight Desdemona, Goodmorning Juliet, A Christmas Carol, and Sweeney Todd.
Allison has three Betty Mitchell Awards for acting, and numerous Betty and Jessie nominations for composing and musical direction. She performed with the Malaysian Symphony in 2015, and her original score for Margaret Atwood's, The Penelopiad was performed in productions at Montreal's Cegep John Abbott College and The Arts Club in Vancouver. Allison sings with The Allison Lynch Quartet, as well as her rapture pop band, Cutest Kitten Ever. She recently released her first solo jazz album, Skin & Flame.
The patio will still be hopping with the sounds of jazz, R&B and funk. Reserve your seats now!