Saturday, June 16th Heavyweights Brass Band LIVE at Calgary Jazzyyc Festival
JazzYYC is Calgary’s jazz collaborative. There’s strength when we work together. JazzYYC represents, supports and promotes jazz in Calgary year around.
The Calgary jazz scene is exciting and plentiful. Whether you’re a jazz musician, a diehard jazz fan or a jazz dabbler, JazzYYC has something for you. Come experience Calgary’s jazz scene. The more the merrier.
You can find jazz in Calgary’s clubs, restaurants, coffee shops and theatres. If you’re looking for the ultimate music education jazz is your best bet. Jazz combines the best of book smarts and street smarts. Jazz is one of the most requested music choices for Calgary corporate and special events. Jazz has many colors that range from elegant to energized to entertaining. Book some jazz for your next event!
JazzYYC offers an annual concert series. The website encourages jazz musicians to get a gig, post a gig and then we brag about them. JazzYYC encourages community partnership and education programs for young jazz musicians throughout the city.
Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, the Heavyweights’original stance keeps one foot firmly rooted in the rich legacy of jazz, while one foot steps forward into the future. Like the music’s originators, the Heavyweights are unafraid to incorporate influences from disparate areas of the musical spectrum, from pop hits of the day to original compositions, from R&B and funk throwbacks to the infectious rhythms of Latin America, all woven together with the thread of adventuresome sophistication.
The uppercut ascent of the Heavyweights’ arc has been the result of relentless dedication. Touring across Canada and sharing the stage with such influential groups as The Roots, Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble has helped build the group a loyal following. Now with their sophomore release Brasstronomical, the Heavyweights are offering a unique sound with emphasis on their original compositions. They delve deeper and more eclectically into each musical direction implied on their first album. Brasstronomical reveals the band’s music is stronger, bolder, funkier and more mature than ever before.