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April 17, 2017
by Sherri
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Big Band Brunch Saturday, April 22!

Prime Time Big Band presents another wonderful and musical performance Saturday, April 22 at the Ironwood Stage and Grill.

Reserve your seat for Big Band Brunch by calling 403-269-5811.

Some of the band selections include:

ANOTHER EXCUSE TO PLAY THE BLUES, a terrific opener that features a number of the musicians

MAMBO CALIENTE recorded by Arturo Sandoval and will feature all the Saxes

I LOVE YOU composed by the great Cole Porter and recorded by The Les Hooper Big Band featuring on Piano Derek Stoll

LONELY CAROUSEL as composed by Bob Florence and recorded by Prime Time Big Band and featuring local jazz legend Al Muirhead

GET IN LINE, a funky selection composed and recorded by Gordon Goodwin

I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, another Cole Porter selection that features Drummer John De Waal

MOOD INDIGO from Sophisticated Ladies and composed by Duke Ellington

LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY composed by Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern as recorded by The Stan Kenton Orchestra and featuring on Bari Sax Shane Statz

MAGIC FLEA as composed by the great Sammy Nestico

Our wonderful Vocalist Deanne Matley will be singing

CHEEK TO CHEEK as recorded by Ella

SUMMERTIME as composed by George and Ira Gershwin (from Porgy and Bess)

SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE as composed by Johnny Mercer

I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU a super arrangement by John Clayton

MISS OTIS REGRETS as recorded by Bette Midler
The Ironwood Stage and Grill is located at 1229 9th AVE SE Calgary, Alberta.

Call 403-269-5811 for reservations. Doors open at noon and the show is from 2-4 p.m.

April 4, 2017
by Sherri
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Saturday, April 8: Big Band Brunch!

Spring has sprung and we’ve got a sizzling show planned for Saturday’s Big Band Brunch.

Call now to reserve your seat at the Ironwood Stage and Grill: 403-269-5581

Some of the band selections include:

GLADLY as composed by Don Sebesky ­­– a Grammy Award Best Instrumental Jazz Composition and a tribute to Duke Ellington

TIGER OF SAN PEDRO as composed and arranged by John La Barbera and recorded by Bill Watrous who was featured with the band a few years ago

BASICALLY BLUES as composed by Phil Wilson and recorded by Buddy Rich

THE SONG IS YOU as arranged by Patrick Williams and recorded on Sinatraland CD and will feature Lead Alto RICHARD HARDING

HIT THE GROUND RUNNING as recorded by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band ….. a real super funky selection

OL’ MAN RIVER a fantastic arrangement of this show tune composed by Jerome Kern and recorded by The Ted Heath Orchestra

CHELSEA BRIDGE as composed by Billy Strayhorn for Duke Ellington

MANTECA a Latin selection composed by Dizzy Gillespie

THE ROTTEN KID as composed by Buddy Greco and recorded by The Buddy Rich Big Band

Some of the vocal selections that DEANNE MATLEY will be singing include

LET’S FALL IN LOVE composed by Harold Arlen

SURRENDER (TOMORROW NEVER DIES) a James Bond theme song

THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU as recorded by Ella

TOO DARN HOT a Cole Porter selection also recorded by Ella

AFTER YOU’VE GONE, a fantastic arrangement

As usual , we strongly suggest you call soonest for reservations:

The Ironwood Stage and Grill
403 269 5581
1229 9th Ave SE

Doors open at noon and the concert is from 2-4 p.m.

March 22, 2017
by Sherri
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Big Band Brunch concert Saturday, March 25

This coming Saturday afternoon we have one of the most dynamic, musical and demanding shows we have ever put together!

Some of the band selections include:

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA as recorded by The Stan Kenton Orchestra

BLUE BOSSA – a classic Latin chart

BOO-DAH  as composed by Billy Strayhorn and recorded by The Duke Ellington Orchestra and a brand new selection for the band

I’LL BE SEEING YOU as recorded by Harry James and his Orchestra and featuring Lead Trumpet JIM MURRAY

SUPERBONE MEETS THE BADMAN as recorded by The Maynard Ferguson Big Band and featuring DAVE REID on Trombone and SHANE STATZ on Bari Sax

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE  composed by Elmer Bernstein and recorded by The John La Barbera Big Band and featuring RICHARD HARDING on Sax

SANDUNGA –  a fantastic Latin selection as recorded by Arturo Sandoval

THE WIGGLE WALK composed by Benny Carter and recorded by The Count Basie Orchestra

and also recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra and a fantastic closer THE GIT featuring JOHN DE WAAL on Drums
Our superb vocalist DEANNE MATLEY will be sing a blockbuster line up of selections including

A TISKET A TASKET as recorded by Ella Fitzgerald

COME FLY WITH ME as recorded by Frank Sinatra

LULLABY OF BROADWAY also recorded by Ella

ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE as recorded by Natalie Cole

GET HAPPY as performed by Helen O’Connell

Call The Ironwood Stage and Grill for reservations: 403 269 5581

1229 9th AVE SE

Doors open at noon and concert is from 2-4 p.m.

March 6, 2017
by Sherri
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Big Band Brunch: Saturday, March 11

A huge thank you to all the fantastic fans who attended our last concert! So great to see so many great and new fans!

We have a most brilliant concert coming up this Saturday, March 11 afternoon and looking forward to another packed house!

Some of the band selections include:
JACKSON COUNTY JUBILEE as recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra
SAMBA DEL GRINGO as recorded by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
HUNTING WABBITS 2, another brilliant composition by Gordon Goodwin
( IT’S JUST ) TALK as composed by Pat Metheny and recorded by Bob Curnow’s L.A. Big Band
BIRDLAND as recorded by Maynard Ferguson and featuring Lead Trumpet JIM MURRAY
TRY HARDER, a brand new composition for the band and a smokin’ hot swing tune
ZAMBA as composed by Steve Allen and recorded by the Tom Kubis Big Band and featuring ERIC FRIEDENBERG on Flute
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE as composed and recorded by Oliver Nelson
FUNUPMANSHIP as composed and arranged and recorded by Bob Florence

Some of the selections that DEANNE MATLEY will be singing include:
TEA FOR TWO as arranged by Quincy Jones
QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO as recorded by many
ORANGE COLORED SKY as recorded by Natalie Cole
TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN arranged by J.J. Johnson
PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ as recorded by Ella Fitzgerald

As always, it is highly recommended that you call the Ironwood Stage and Grill as soon as possible to reserve your seat: 403 269 5581. Doors open at noon and the concert is from 2-4 p.m.

February 21, 2017
by Sherri
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Big Band Brunch: Saturday, Feb. 25

Join us for another exciting afternoon edition of Prime Time Big Band Brunch at the Ironwood Stage and Grill Saturday, Feb. 25.

Some of the band selections you’ll hear include:

BASIE – STRAIGHT AHEAD as composed and arranged by the great Sammy Nestico

a wonderful Latin selection, PEGASUS,  as composed and arranged by Hank Levy and recorded by the great Stan Kenton Orchestra

MOANIN’ as composed and recorded by The Charlie Mingus Big Band and featuring Bari Sax man SHANE STATZ 

BLUE CELLOPHONE, a composition by Duke Ellington and featuring Trombonist DAVE REID

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC as arranged by and recorded  by Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band and featuring Lead Alto Sax man RICHARD HARDING 

ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM as composed and recorded by Stan Kenton

GRACE as composed and arranged and recorded by Quincy Jones and Sammy Nestico and featuring Lead Tenor Sax man PAT BELLIVEAU

BLUE FIVE JIVE as composed by Benny Carter and recorded by the great Count Basie Orchestra

BAHIA YODEL a beautiful Latin chart composed by Steve Allen and recorded by The Tom Kubis Big Band

Our wonderful vocalist DEANNE MATLEY will be singing

IT’S  ONLY A PAPER MOON as recorded by Natalie Cole

the most beautiful SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME composed by George and Ira Gershwin

VOLARE recorded by many

STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT as recorded by Natalie Cole

and a superb arrangement of  A FOGGY DAY IN LONDON TOWN

Phone to reserve your seat today: 403-269-5581
Ironwood Stage and Grill
1299 9th Ave. S.E.

Doors open at noon, show is from 2-4 p.m.

February 7, 2017
by Sherri
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Prime Time Big Band: Valentine’s Edition Saturday, Feb. 11

Romance is in the air! Bring your sweetie to Big Band Brunch this Saturday.

Some of the band selections include:

YA GOTTA TRY… HARDER as composed and recorded by Sammy Nestico

HIGHLAND CROSSING as composed and recorded by John La Barbera and his Big Band

I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING – a classic selection arranged by and recorded by Patrick Williams  and featuring on Piano DEREK STOLL

HOSPITAL BLUES as arranged by Tom Kubis and featuring jazz trumpet legend AL MUIRHEAD

RIPPIN ‘N RUNNIN’ as composed by and recorded by Gordon Goodwin and his Big Band

THE BEAT GOES ON as composed by Sonny Bono

ST. THOMAS as composed by Sonny Rollins

MAKIN’ WHOOPEE as arranged by Thad Jones and featuring Lead Trombone BRIAN WALLEY

ROMPIN’ AT THE RENO as composed by Benny Carter and recorded by Count Basie

SUGAR as composed and recorded by Bob Florence

Our wonderful vocalist  DEANNE MATLEY  will be singing some terrific selections including

L-O-V-E as recorded by Natalie Cole

the ever popular MY FUNNY VALENTINE

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE by Lennon and McCartney

I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU as arranged by the great Nelson Riddle

JUST IN TIME

Call now to reserve your seat:

The Ironwood Stage and Grill
403-269-5581
1229 9th AVE SE

Doors open at noon and concert is from 2-4 p.m.

January 23, 2017
by Sherri
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Saturday, Jan. 28 Big Band Brunch Concert!

Our second concert of the year features some absolutely brilliant big band arrangements including:

BIG SWING FACE as recorded by The Buddy Rich Big Band

SPAIN composed by Chick Corea and recorded by Bill Watrous (who played with us a couple of years ago) and The Manhattan Wildlife Refuge

A TRIBUTE TO ART FERN as recorded by Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass

STARDUST as recorded by Doc Severinsen and featuring Lead Trumpet JIM MURRAY

SQUIB CAKES originally recorded by Tower Of Power

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT as recorded by The Sammy Nestico and Quincy Jones Big Band

HARLEM NOCTURNE featuring Lead Alto Sax RICHARD HARDING

BETTER GIT HIT IN YOUR SOUL composed by Charles Mingus

I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU as recorded by The Count Basie Orchestra

Our wonderful vocalist DEANNE MATLEY will be singing:

720 IN THE BOOKS

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

THIS CAN’T BE LOVE

TUXEDO JUNCTION

I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
Please remember to call The Ironwood Stage and Grill soonest for reservations (403 269 5581)

Doors at noon and concert is from 2-4 p.m.

 

January 9, 2017
by Sherri
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Upcoming concert Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

We are back at The Ironwood Stage and Grill Saturday, Jan. 14 presenting big band jazz at its finest!

As usual, it’s wise to book as soon as possible for our first concert by calling 403-269-5581.

Doors open at noon and the concert is from 2-4 p.m.

Some of the band selections include:

FLIGHT TO NASSAU as recorded by the great Count Basie Orchestra

MIRA, MIRA as recorded by Maynard Ferguson on Body and Soul

OPALS  as recorded by The Metropole Orchestra on I Wished On The Moon

LOVER MAN as arranged by Sammy Nestico

SOUL VACCINATION recorded by Tower of Power

THE VERY BEST OF TIMES and COUNT BUBBA’S REVENGE as recorded by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

MAMBO from West Side Story and composed by Leonard Bernstein

So very exciting to be back folks with such a fantastic line up of wonderful big band arrangements

Our fabulous vocalist DEANNE MATLEY will be singing:

I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU composed by Cole Porter and recorded by many including Frank Sinatra

GOD BLESS THE CHILD as recorded by Billie Holiday

BYE BYE BABY a medley of Bye Bye Blackbird and Yes Sir, Thats My Baby

THOU SWELL as recorded by Natalie Cole

ZOOT SUIT

Avoid disappointment and call The Ironwood in advance to book your seats: 403-269-5581

November 17, 2016
by Sherri
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Christmas Big Band Shows!

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Christmas jazz and big band go together like cookies and sprinkles!

Join Prime Time Big Band for three sensational annual holiday concerts: Saturday, Dec. 3, Sunday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 10.

 Call the Ironwood at 403-269-5581 for reservations.

October 7, 2016
by Sherri
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Join our live audience for Live at the Ironwood recordings!

Prime Time Big Band is excited to announce three concert dates to record a live CD at its home for the past 15 years, the historic Ironwood Stage and Grill.

Listen to CBC Eyeopener story here.

Fans can witness history being made by joining the live audience for recording concerts:

  • Thursday, Nov. 3 8-11 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 4 8-11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov 5 1-4 p.m.

Book your seat now by calling the Ironwood at (403) 269-5581.

Two of Canada’s most famous composers and arrangers are contributing to Live at the Ironwood.
Commissions from Fred Stride and Allan Gilliland will make this recording truly noteworthy.

Calgary jazz musician Kodi Hutchison is producing the project.

You can also join us Saturday, Oct. 8 to learn more and to hear some sweet sounds!

Call for seats: (403) 269-5581.

September 28, 2016
by Sherri
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Special Sunday Matinee Performance Oct. 2!

 

We’re in the homestretch for our live album recording sessions Nov. 3, 4 and 5!

You can be a part of this amazing recording project, starting Sunday with our special matinee show as we ramp up and perfect our special song arrangements and compositions written for Prime Time Big Band: Live at the Ironwood.

Come on out to hear us performing:

YA GOTTA TRY by Sammy Nestico

LADO A LADO .. SIDE BY SIDE written for the band by Fred Stride who also wrote selections for the Juno winning CD Tommy Banks at The Montreaux Jazz Festival

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT, a jazz classic by Allan Gilliland who composed Dreaming of The Masters for Jens Lindemann , a composition that has received world-wide acclaim

HUSH for our very own Tenor Sax man KEITH O’ROURKE, a beautiful ballad

another Fred Stride composition that will certainly be considered right up there with Groovin’ Hard by Don Menza ( recorded on our last CD) PRIME TIME

the fourth movement to the ALBERTA SUITE composed by Allan Gilliland  TURNING HOME

And a special surprise for our signature tune SING, SING, SING!

Some of the selections DEANNE MATLEY will be singing include

YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME composed by Cole Porter

SUMMERTIME by George Gershwin

MAMBO ITALIANO as recorded by Bette Midler

PICK YOURSELF UP as recorded by Ella

TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE
Folks, this will be a fantastic concert and one that I truly hope all can attend. Your support is so appreciated!

Call the Ironwood for reservations: 403 269 5581. Doors at noon and concert from 2-4 p.m.

September 19, 2016
by Sherri
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Saturday, Sept. 24: Welcome back!

Yes folks, we are back at the Ironwood starting our 17th season!

This is a very special season and we are so excited to invite everybody to our live recording on Nov. 3, 4 and 5 for our upcoming CD: Live at the Ironwood. You can join us and be part of history!

Here’s what you’ll be hearing this Saturday at Big Band Brunch:

LADO A LADO ( Side By Side ) as composed by Fred Stride

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE , as arranged by Greg Bush and featuring Lead Trumpet Player Jim Murray and Tenor Sax man Keith O’Rourke

A HEFTI DOSE OF BASIE, a beautiful ballad composed by Patrick Williams

LA ALMEJA PEQUENA: a fantastic Latin selection composed by Gordon Goodwin

CAUGHT SPEEDING composed by Sammy Nestico and recorded by Count Basie

Magical stuff folks!

Some of the vocals DEANNE MATLEY will be singing include:

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET, as arranged by Quincy Jones,

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE, as arranged by Benny Carter

DAY IN, DAY OUT

All fantastic arrangements sung by this brilliant vocalist! Should be a most outstanding start to this fall season, folks.

TICKETS: After recent conversations with the Club owner, there will be a very small increase to the cover charge due to increased food, beverage and minimum wage. So from the past five or six years’ rate of $21 for adults, this will now be $24 plus GST and for students it will increase from $15 to $17 plus GST. Thanks for your understanding and support!

As usual, it is always best to call The Ironwood Stage And Grill for reservations  403 269 5581

Doors open at noon and concert is from 2 to 4 p.m.

June 14, 2016
by Sherri
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Final show of the season: Saturday, June 18 with Campbell Ryga!

We’re saluting summer with the final concert of our 16th season at the Ironwood Stage and Grill!

Juno Award winner Campbell Ryga is joining us as guest soloist. Campbell is an award-winning alto sax talent, who appeared on Michael Buble’s Grammy Award winning recording, Crazy Love, in 2010. He tours internationally performing live, and is in demand for recording projects.

Call for reservations today: 403 269 5581  Tickets $30  for adults.

We have wanted to feature this wonderful musician for a long time and now with the assistance of Jazz YYC, we are excited to bring you this outstanding jazz performer.

Some of the selections our special guest Campbell will be performing include:

  • NUFSICISUM as composed and recorded by Phil Nimmons
  • CONFIRMATION as composed by Rob McConnell and recorded by The Boss Brass
  • THE QUINTESSENCE as arranged by Quincy Jones
  • SISTER  SADIE as arranged by Michael Abene
  • SADLY as composed by Don Sebesky: a Grammy Award composition
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE as recorded by The Boss Brass
  • FOUR KISSES as composed and arranged by Ron Collier

On Saturday, you will also hear these tunes:

  • LOVE FOR SALE as composed by Cole Porter and recorded by Prime Time Big Band
  • SONG FOR BILBAO as composed by Pat Metheny …. an unbelievable Latin chart …..
  • HOE DOWN ” as composed by Oliver Nelson

DEANNE MATLEY will be singing:

  • THE LADY IS A TRAMP
  • EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE
  • TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
  • MAMBO ITALIANO

 

May 30, 2016
by Sherri
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Only two shows left: June 4 and June 18

It is hard to believe but we have only two shows left this season! Our Saturday, June 4 show is the second last Saturday afternoon concert of our 16th season at The Ironwood. Time travels so fast when you are having so much fun!

And on Saturday, June 18, don’t miss our special guest at our final season concert: the brilliant alto sax player CAMPBELL RYGA from Vancouver is joining us as a special guest soloist. Call 403-269-5581 for tickets.

Saturday June 4: We have another terrific line up of selections which include:

FAST CARS AND CRAZY WOMEN as composed by Steve Allen and recorded by The Tom Kubis Big Band

LA ALMEJA PEQUENA, a wonderful Latin selection as composed by Gordon Goodwin and recorded by his Big Band

CELEBRATION SUITE Slow Dance as composed by Bob Brookmeyer and featuring bari sax man GARETH BANE

A TIME FOR LOVE as composed by Johnny Mandel and recorded by The Stan Kenton Orchestra

ISN’T SHE LOVELY composed by Stevie Wonder and recorded by The Bill Holman Band

STOLEN MOMENTS as composed by Oliver Nelson

RIDE THE NIGHT BEAST an unbelievable Latin Rock selection featuring our Rhythm Section

NORWEGIAN WOOD as composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by The Buddy Rich Band

Talk about another fantastic list of band charts, folks!

Some of the selections that DEANNE MATLEY will be singing include:

‘S WONDERFUL as composed by George and Ira Gershwin

SUMMERTIME another Gershwin composition

WHAT IS HIP? originally recorded by Tower of Power

SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE as composed by Johnny Mercer and the fantastic

I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE as recorded by Queen Latifah
Tickets available by calling 403-269-5581

The Ironwood Stage and Grill 1229 9th Ave. S.E.
Doors open at noon and concert from 2 to 4 p.m.

May 17, 2016
by Sherri
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Saturday, May 21 big band brunch!

It is hard to believe but we have only three concerts left before a long summer break.

Then we’re back in September to start our buildup for recording our “Live At The Ironwood” CD. Super exciting stuff, folks!

This Saturday, May 21 we have put together an unbelievable and amazing concert! Some of the band selections include:

GROOVIN’ HARD  as composed by Don Menza and recorded by Prime Time Big Band

OVER F, a fantastic Latin selection that was recorded by The John LaBarbera Big Band

TIME FOR A CHANGE  a Hank Levy composition recorded by The Airmen of Note

LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE composed and recorded by Chuck Mangione and featuring Lead Trumpet JIM MURRAY

THERE’S THE RUB  a Gordon Goodwin composition and recorded by his Big Band

MR LUCKY a past hit TV show theme recorded by The Buddy Rich Big Band

MAMA USED TO DO THE CHA CHA composed by Steve Allen and recorded by The Tom Kubis Big Band

 ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM composed and recorded by Stan Kenton

JUST FRIENDS  as recorded by The Boss Brass

Some of the vocals that DEANNE MATLEY will be singing include:

YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG

THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME

ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA

I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU

AVALON as recorded by Natalie Cole

Another amazing concert folks and one not to miss!
As usual folks, please call 403 269 5581 as soon as possible to reserve seats for this Saturday’s concert.

Doors at noon for brunch and the concert is from 2-4 p.m.

The Ironwood Stage and Grill
1229 9th AVE S.E.

May 2, 2016
by Sherri
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Prime Time Big Band welcomes Alastair Kay May 7!

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On Saturday, May 7, we have the spectacular Alastair Kay on Trombone as our special guest. We are so very thrilled to have this world-class soloist performing with us once again! Call for tickets today: Ironwood Stage And Grill 403 269 5581 

Al Kay has performed with ELLA FITZGERALD, BUDDY RICH , FRANK SINATRA, HARRY CONNICK JR., DIZZY GILLESPIE, TONY BENNETT, PHIL WOODS, MEL TORME, RENEE ROSNES, DIANA KRALL, LIONEL HAMPTON, BILL WATROUS and played Lead Trombone with ROB MCCONELL’S BOSS BRASS for 15 years. Al Kay is the first call player for all studio, theatre, and jazz gigs in Toronto. He has played on more than a thousand radio, TV jingles and sound tracks. Al has also performed on numerous Broadway shows and with smphony orchestras. 

Some of Al Kay’s selections include:  

  • “HUM” a terrific swingin’ composition by jazz legend Bob Brookmeyer
  • “THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC” a classic that was arranged by Al
  • “ALL THE WAY” a fabulous arrangement by our own AL MUIRHEAD featuring AL KAY and Vocalist DEANNE MATLEY
  • “FOR SONNY” a fantastic Afro-Cuban chart arranged by Canadian musician Dean McNeill
  • “BLUE DANIEL” as recorded by Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass
  • “TRINACRIA” another superb Afro-Cuban chart arranged by Al 
  • “I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN” a classic arranged by Al
  • “JUST FRIENDS” as recorded by The Boss Brass

    You’ll hear Prime Time Big Band perform:

  • “STRIKE UP THE BAND” as recorded by The Count Basie Orchestra
  • “SANDUNGA” a terrific Latin selection recorded by Arturo Sandoval
  • “ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET” as recorded by The Les Hooper Big Band.  

Some of DEANNE MATLEY’S other selections include

  • “EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES” as recorded by Diane Schuur
  • “TOO DARN HOT” as recorded by ELLA

“COMES LOVE ” a duet with AL KAY!

Folks , this will be such a fantastic concert. We can hardly wait. We are selling tickets for this concert so please call the Ironwood Stage And Grill ….. 403 269 5581 ….. 1229 9th AVE SE ….. doors open at noon and the concert is from 2-4 p.m.

Needless to say, this will be one not to miss !!

 

April 18, 2016
by Sherri
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Big Band Brunch at the Ironwood Saturday April 23!

We have another fabulous live jazz concert this Saturday – hope to see you for Big Band Brunch!

Ironwood Stage and Grill …… 1229 9th Ave SE ….. 403 269 5581 ….. doors at noon and concert is from 2-4 p.m.

Some of the band selections for this absolutely amazing concert include:

GLADLY (Movement  1 of Joyful Noise Suite 1999 tribute to Duke Ellington), composed by Don Sebesky

TIGER OF SAN PEDRO, as composed by John LaBarbera and recorded by The Bill Watrous Band

WHISPER NOT, composed by Benny Golson and recorded by Maynard Ferguson

IT’S NOT POLITE TO POINT, as recorded by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and featuring our Trombone Section

DOWN TO THE NIGHTCLUB made famous by Tower of Power

THE KID FROM RED BANK composed by Neal Hefti and featuring Derek Stoll on Piano

BEGIN THE BEGUINE composed by Cole Porter and featuring Pat Belliveau on Tenor Sax

THAT’S HOW WE ROLL, a terrific shuffle chart featuring Gareth Bane on Bari Sax.

All fantastic selections folks! Some of the selections DEANNE MATLEY will be singing include:

A WONDERFUL DAY LIKE TODAY

MISTY composed by Erroll Garner

BYE BYE BLACKBIRD

HOW HIGH THE MOON

AFTER YOU’VE GONE

  • Another reminder that you can purchase your tickets at The Ironwood for the AL KAY concert on May 7 from the Ironwood servers. This will be an amazing concert folks featuring one of the finest Trombone Soloists in North America so please don’t wait to buy your tickets folks

See you Saturday!

Dave Jones

April 5, 2016
by Sherri
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Trumpeter Jens Lindemann joining us Saturday, April 9

We are thrilled to announce that the brilliant and world-class trumpet virtuoso JENS LINDEMANN is joining us at this Saturday’s concert!

Call now for reservations at The Ironwood Stage And Grill (403 269 5581 ….. 1229 9th Ave SE …. ….. doors at 12 noon and concert from 2-4 p.m.

Jens Lindemann is in Calgary performing with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Friday and Saturday (and was here for the Juno Awards) and we are over the moon to have him sit in with us!

Jens will be performing the beautiful OBLIVION. Here are some other tunes you’ll be hearing:

SUMMERTIME as composed by George and Ira Gershwin and recorded on the Bill Potts The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess

LATINTENSITY as composed by Hank Levy and recorded by The United States Army Jazz Ambassadors

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT as arranged by Patrick Williams and featuring Drummer JOHN DEWAAL

HIT THE GROUND RUNNING; a funky chart as composed by Gordon Goodwin and recorded by his Big Phat Band

IN A MELLOW  TONE as composed by Duke Ellington and recorded by The Buddy Rich Big Band

MAMBO CALIENTE, a fantastic Latin selection featuring the Sax section

THE WIGGLE WALK as composed by Benny Carter and recorded by The Count Basie Orchestra

PUMPKINETTE as composed by Bob Florence and recorded by his Big Band

Our fabulous Vocalist DEANNE MATLEY will be singing:

SURRENDER (TOMORROW NEVER DIES ) arranged by local musician Dave Prentice and is of course a James Bond theme

LET’S FALL IN LOVE

THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU as recorded by Ella Fitzgerald

JUST IN TIME

GET HAPPY as performed by Helen O’Connell

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