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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Edmonton International Jazz Festival's Big Band Event: Three big bands. One Stage. 

We are thrilled to be invited to perform at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival this year. Come on out to hear three of Edmonton's top big jazz bands performing a 45 minute set each on Saturday afternoon starting at 2:00!
  • Littlebird Big Band
  • MacEwan Big Band
  • River City Big Band
Time: 2:00 PM

Tickets:  Free! (Donations accepted at the door)

Location:  Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (OSPAC)
              8426 Gateway Blvd, home of the
              Cosmopolitan Music Society

More Festival Information:
             Edmonton International Jazz Festival web site



Plus coming soon...


We have more performances in the works so keep checking back here for more details. When we know, you'll know! 

 

Been there, done that!

June 14, 2014 Joint RBB and Gateway Big Band year end concert - good food, good friends, good laughs, and good music. We had a great time blowing the roof off the Riverdale Community Hall! Many thanks to Linda Reinholdt's phenomenal organizational skills.

March 19, 2014 Alberta International Band Festival Feature Concert with guest performers, adjudicators Mike Murley (sax) and Brian Thurgood (percussion) 

Dec 6, 2013 A Jazzy Christmas at the Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre with vocalist Chandelle Rimmer and narration by Dennis Rusinak

May 15, 2013 The band spent an evening recording a new Allan Gilliland composition, "In Our Hearts" at DanLyn Studios. Guest soloist: Joel Gray

March 13, 2013 Alberta International Band Festival Feature Concert with the River City Big Band and the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia at the Transalta Arts Barn.

March 2, 2013 CD release party for our second CD, "River" at St. Albert's Arden Theatre with Chandelle Rimmer.

February 24, 2013 
Swing & Skate at City Hall with vocalist Shelley Jones and the exciting dancers from the Sugar Swing Dance Club.

December 22, 2012
A Big Band Christmas with vocalist Chandelle Rimmer - Two sold out shows at Spruce Grove's Horizon Stage

December 6, 2012 
Christmas Big Band Ball - RCBB and Shelley Jones shared the stage with Dave Babcock & His Jump Orchestra in support of the Tommy Banks Performing Artists Fund at Fort Edmonton's Blatchford Hangar

November 4, 2012 Brassfire - Jens Lindemann trumpet soloist and Chandelle Rimmer - Festival Place, Sherwood Park

May 30, 2012 McNally High School night of Jazz

May 18, 2012 A musical tribute to PJ Bailey in Camrose.

April 15, 2012joint concert with the MacEwan University Tuesday Outreach Big Band at the famous jazz performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, the Yardbird Suite. 

March 14, 2012 A feature concert at the Alberta International Band Festival showcasing the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia concert band and RCBB.

February, 2012 Recorded second CD at DanLyn Studios, with Chandelle Rimmer on vocals.

February 5, 2012 Gone Swingin', a jazz program at the Yardbird Suite with Chandelle Rimmer on vocals.

December 17, 2011 The River City Big band, featuring the vocals of Chandelle Rimmer and narration by Colin MacLean, brought A Jazzy Christmas, our popular show of big band Christmas favourites to the new Morinville Community Cultural Centre. 

November 10, 2011 A tribute to the big band singers, Come Fly With Me, showcasing vocals by Chandelle Rimmer and Johan Brinkman at Festival Place in Sherwood Park.

June 24, 2011 A super night of 1940's era dance music plus more at the Alberta Aviation Museum hangar with guest vocalist Johan Brinkman. What a blast!

June 12, 2011 Sold out show at Edmonton's landmark jazz establishment, the Yardbird Suite, featuring new original compositions and arrangements by Larry Schrum and Allan Gilliland, long-time members of the band!

June 8, 2011 The band provided a guest performance in support of public school music education at the year end band concert of Dickinsfield and Killarney schools led by band teachers Leila Flowers and Linda Reinholdt (yes, our trombonist-extraordinaire!).

March 16, 2011 A feature concert at the Alberta International Band Festival showcasing the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia concert band and RCBB.

December 5, 2010 A Jazzy Christmas at Festival Place, Sherwood Park - Featuring wonderful local musicians, vocalist Shelley Jones and sax master Ray Baril! Narration by Colin MacLean, too.

October 24, 2010 Our new CD, Just Friends, was introduced at the CD Release Party, a standing room only event at the Yardbird Suite. The band, with special guests and CD contributors Chandelle Rimmer and Nathan Hay, performed the entire CD plus a few additional tracks to an appreciative packed house. Sales are underway so contact any of the band members if you would like a copy of this world class recording!

May 16, 2010  The band did a fund raiser to help support the purchase of a new nine foot Steinway concert grand piano in the chapel at the Augustana Campus, University of Alberta in Camrose. Guest vocalist, Brittany Bailey, joined the band to put on an evening of new and old jazz tunes to an appreciative full house.

March 18, 2010  We played a fun night of jazz numbers to top off a dinner for an association of Alberta surgeons at the Old Timers Cabin.

February 5, 2010 Simone on Simone at Festival Place - A sold out show with Nina Simone's remarkably talented and charming daughter Simone performing a retrospective of her mother's well known material. She put on an awesome musical event accompanied by the River City Big Band. It was an honour for us to play for her and her arranger-conductor, Ken Moyer. 

December 17, 18, & 19, 2009 A Jazzy Christmas (December 17 at Fort Saskatchewan's Dow Centre, December 18 at Spruce Grove's Horizon Stage, and December 19 at the U of A Myer Horowitz Theatre) - Featuring wonderful recording artists, vocalist Shelley Jones and Juno Award-winning guitarist Bobby Cairns! Narration by Colin MacLean. 

November 13, 2009 The Big Band Hits of World War II at the Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre - Narration by Colin MacLean, Vocals by Chandelle Rimmer

November 11, 2009 The Big Band Hits of World War II at Sherwood Park's Festival Place - Narration by Colin MacLean, Vocals by Chandelle Rimmer

October 3, 2009 Big Band Jazz Concert at Lakeland College, Vermilion, Alberta. Big Band and Jazz, the music of Ellington, Herman, Miller, Basie, Kenton, and Ferguson. Guest vocalist Rhonda Withnell.

June 26, 2009 Big Band Retrospective at Festival Place. Everything from Dixieland to big band music of today with vocals by Chandelle Rimmer and narration by Colin MacLean.

March 7, 2009 RCBB plus two terrific Calgary community jazz bands from the Westwinds Music Society put on a great show at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre.

March 1, 2009 Jazz, Man! - The band ripped it up at The Yardbird Suite - what a night!

December 12, 2008 A Jazzy Christmas - Vocals by Shelley Jones, hosted by Colin MacLean at Edmonton's Winspear Centre

November 28, 2008 A Jazzy Christmas - Vocals by Shelley Jones, hosted by Colin MacLean at Wetaskiwin Memorial Centre

November 11, 2008 Remembrance Day Concert: The Big Band Hits of World War II - Vocals by Bartha Hartman and narration by Colin MacLean at Sherwood Park's Festival Place

October 26, 2008 Jazz! - Vocals by Chandelle Rimmer at The Yardbird Suite


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