09. February 2018 - 20:00 till 23:00
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Jeff Antoniuk/Jim Head - Yardbird Suite Friday February 9 | Yardbird Suite | Friday, 09. February 2018

Friday February 9 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, AB Canada

Returning to Edmonton for his first performance in years, saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk has been taking the USA by storm. Joined by his longtime friend, Canadian guitar legend Jim Head, this band is not to be missed.

Jeff Antoniuk - saxophone
Jim Head - guitar
Josh McHan - bass
Jamie Cooper - drums

Heralded for his "considerable chops" (Jazz Times Magazine) and "a creative spark that never lets up," (Rochester City Paper) saxophonist, composer and educator, Edmonton native Jeff Antoniuk defines his musical life by creating and expanding community, whether improvising a solo, connecting with an audience, or in his numerous workshops and master classes. His Digging Deeper Jazz videos on You Tube and Facebook are approaching a half million views.

An Eastman Saxophones artist, Jeff is internationally respected as both a master performer and as an engaging and inspirational educator. He has received numerous awards and commissions, and has produced more than ten critically acclaimed albums over the past several decades. Now based in Maryland, he is currently the Artistic Director of both Maryland Summer Jazz and Jazz Band Masterclass, and has performed with the likes of Jimmy Haslip, Marcus Miller, Ingrid Jensen and Helen Sung.

Guitarist Jim Head has worked with such acclaimed jazz artists as Tim Hagans, Sheila Jordan, Bob Mintzer, Ralph Bowen, Christine Jensen, Gil Goldstein, Eddie Daniels, Jane Bunnett, Joel Miller, Kirk MacDonald, Lew Tabackin, David Braid, Kelly Jefferson, Mike Downes, Myron Walden, P.J. Perry, Doug Riley, Chet Doxas, Keiran Overs, John Stetch, Chris Tarry, and Steve Slagle, among many others.

Jim has also appeared on over thirty recordings including two as a leader "Mind's Eye" and his 2015 Juno award-nominated release "Zoetrope".

In addition to his busy career as a performer, Jim is an assistant professor at MacEwan University where he has been the guitar department head in the Jazz and Contemporary Music program since 2007.