Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Festival Nov. 9, 2017 - Nov. 12, 2017 Canadian Jazz Festival JazzYYC brings together top Canadian jazz artists for fall fest Amy Jo Espetveidt Price Free - $35 Buy Tickets Back with its Canadian focused fall festival, join JazzYYC for a lineup of exciting collaborations and all-ages events including a free jazz walk. Bringing some of Canada’s brightest jazz stars to Calgary for a celebration of music, the festival includes a Canadian Mainstage Series Thursday to Sunday at the Ironwood Stage & Grill as well as the Wild Rose Late Night Series at Lolita’s Lounge. You can even dance the night away at its special Remembrance Day concert with international jazz star Evan Arntzen. With a such great lineup, it can be hard to choose. Here are our not-to-be-missed picks for this year’s festival: Double Bill with The North & Steve Amirault November 9, 2017, 7:00pm Ironwood Stage & Grill (1229 9th Ave. SE) $25 – $35 A special double bill that is a must for piano lovers, catch international award-winning pianist/vocalist Steve Amirault performing a special solo set. And for the second half of the evening, catch all-star Canadian/Scandinavian quartet The North, featuring David Braid on piano and Mike Murley on sax. jazzyyc.com Kawa Jazz Jam with Jon McCaslin Quartet November 11, 2017, 3:00 – 6:00pm Kawa Espresso Bar (1333 8th St. SW) Free One of Calgary’s top drummers, bring your instrument and join in with Jon McCaslin. Kawa’s Saturday afternoon jam session is open to all ages and levels of experience. jazzyyc.com Swing Night with Evan Arntzen & Top Cat Swing Calgary November 11, 2017, 8:00pm Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave. SE) $25 – $35 With a powerful tone on clarinet and saxophone as well as a charismatic singing voice, Vancouver born/NYC-based Evan Arntzen is a natural musician steeped in the history of jazz. Join him for this high-energy tribute to the swing era that includes free dance lessons and demonstrations from members of Calgary’s Top Cat Swing. jazzyyc.com JazzWalk November 12, 2017, 12:00 – 6:00pm Throughout Inglewood & the Music Mile Free Presented by TD and Inglewood BIA, this free, family-friendly event takes participants to various venues throughout Inglewood and the Music Mile. A guided tour of all the afternoon’s music with ArtWalk With Art, venues include Ironwood Stage & Grill, Art on 9th, Kent of Inglewood, and the Cold Garden Beverage Company. jazzyyc.com Festival Wrap-up Party with Sinistrio November 12, 2017, 9:00pm Ironwood Stage & Grill (1229 9th Ave. SE) $10 – $20 This yearly festival wrap up party is set to be a high energy and funky evening. Featuring B3 trio Sinistrio, be sure to head to the Ironwood for the festival’s final show of 2017. jazzyyc.com JazzYYC’s Canadian Jazz Festival runs November 9 to 12, 2017 at venues throughout Inglewood and the East Village. The full schedule can be found at jazzyyc.com.