If you're a Cool Cat looking for a jam, The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse will be hosting Edmonton jazz musicians every month.
Jazz Jam Nights begin with a 45 minute set from a featured house band, followed by a jam session where everyone is welcome to join in! All levels are welcome.
October features The Brendan McGrath Quartet!
Brendan McGrath is an emerging pianist and a composer from Edmonton Alberta. Recently McGrath completed his undergraduate degree in jazz piano and performance. He has spent the past while teaching, composing, performing, and of course practicing. He studies with fine musicians such as Jerrold Dubyk, Joel Gray, Jim Lewis, Emilio De Mercato, Ton Van Seters, and Chris Andrew. Always a learner, McGrath is constantly improving, and pushing himself as a player and writer.
McGrath has a keen interest in all music from the great fugue writing of J.S. Bach to the great songwriting of Paul Weterberg of the Replacements, to the freeform improvisation of Painkiller. McGrath hopes to incorporate a little bit of everything into what he does so he can help define what it means to play Canadian jazz in an effort to distinguish what we do as Canadians.
Partnered with McEwan University and Edmonton Community Foundation