A one of a kind cooperative program between The Works Art and Design Festival and Edmonton International Jazz Festival, The Works with Jazz program features Jazz and art performances by professional and emerging musicians and visual artists. Visual Artists featured include spoken word, experimental music, performance art, dance and improvisational comedy troupes.
Sandro Dominelli - June 22, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Sandro Dominelli is one of Canada's most creative, talented and tasteful drummers. With a Juno Nomination, Western Canadian Music Award, a Canadian Independent Music Award and two Edmonton Mayor's Awards under his belt, Sandro's is truly a jewel in the crown of Alberta's cultural make-up.
Parc-X Trio - June 25, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Hailing from Parc-Extension, Montreal's most multicultural borough, Park-X Trio's music is a blend of contemporary jazz that focuses on group interplay and high energy, all while keeping a strong melodic sensibility.
Mike Essoudry's Mashed Potato Mashers - June 26, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers is a parade style band (two drummers and seven horn players) that plays Balkan, second line, Klezmer, Brazilian, Reggae and ska-style originals and covers.
Andrew Glover - June 27, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Andrew Glover is an accomplished pianist and composer. He is credited with a huge body of work which extends to Europe and the U.S., as well as his home town of Edmonton.
Chris Andrew - June 28, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Chris has studied in Cuba and has toured across Canada countless times in a number of bands in various musical styles, including jazz, funk, pop and Latin.
Peter Belec Trio - June 29, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
An in-demand Edmonton guitarist, Peter Belec's sound ranges from Modern Jazz to Latin to Reggae.
WORKS ART PERFORMANCES
BEAMS - Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society
The artists, visionaries and mad experimenters of the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) will
take you on a sonic adventure that combines live performance with electronic composition and processing.
Experience a wide variety of artists and moods.
– Thursday June 21 12:00 – 2:00
– Friday June 22 2:30 - 3:15 & 5:00 - 5:45
– Saturday June 23 1:15 - 2:00 & 5:00 - 5:45
– Monday June 25 5:00 – 5:45
– Saturday June 30 1:15 - 2:00 & 5:00 – 5:45
– Tuesday July 3 12:00-2:00
Youth Artists Presented by Alberta Aboriginal Arts - June 21, 2:30 - 3:15 pm
Making friends with computers at a young age, Bonnaventure clashes analog samples with digital noise with interesting results.
Sound Dancers Daniel Brophy and Jennie Vanderhove - June 22, 3:45 - 4:30 pm
A fusion of experimental music and dance between Daniel Brophy, Jeannie Vandekerkhove and a guest collaboration with Gerry Morita of Mile Zero Dance Company.
The WORKS Programming - June 23 & June 30, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Monokino - June 24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
The sound of Amsterdam-based band Monokino has been spiced with a combination of melodious, high-pitched vocals, static keyboards, rock guitar and electronic/acoustic drum segments.
Picture the Ocean - June 26, 5:00 - 5:45 & June 28 5:00 - 5:45 pm
a refreshing dose of alt-pop delivered by a powerhouse trio that sounds twice its size.
Kemo Treats - June 27, 5:00 - 5:45 pm
G-Wizard and Smoovie II Smoov define the satirical rap genre with a unique blend of clever, humorous rhymes over smooth west coast synths and beats.
Lou Wreath - June 28, 6:15 - 7:00 pm
Lou Wreath writes music using visually driven lyrics in order to experience the wonderment and excitement of life’s little portraits. Accompanied by atmospheric, steady guitar rhythms, he performs like a painter, using fictional and nonfictional images to create grief-stricken landscapes that one hears with the ears and sees within.
The Awesome Hots - June 29, 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Armed with a ukulele, guitar and hamperwriter (a combination typewriter/laundry hamper) The Awesome-
Hots put a new spin on old-time folk with cabaret theatrics.
Geist - June 29, 7:30 - 8:15 pm
The music of Geist will take you through the most beautiful—and the darkest—parts of the human soul. With post-rock and progressive influences, they are pop at the core. They construct alluring melodies and can weave abstract time signatures into deceptively danceable beats.
Low Flying Planes - July 1, 5:00 - 5:45 pm
You will not soon forget the sweet licks and haunting melodies of Low Flying Planes. The group uses diverse songwriting styles and techniques to guarantee a compelling soundtrack. Their harmonies blend together and create the perception of a solo instrument that stands alone.
Maria in the Shower - July 2, 5:00 - 5:45 pm & 8:45 - 9:30 pm
Maria in the Shower hail from Vancouver’s legendary folk cabaret scene. They are minstrels and entertainers cut from an old cloth who gather stories wherever they go.
June People - July 3, 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Jung People are an instrumental rock duo based out of Calgary. They have been classified under Progressive/Indie/Post-rock with other influences branching towards Punk, Metal and Folk.