Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Lobby Pre-show Penny Sanborn Trio 6:30pm
No intermission (no opening act on main stage)
New Orleans native Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue are a hard-edged funk group that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics, and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Coming from a highly musical family, he began his career as a bandleader at the tender age of six, joined Lenny Kravitz’s horn section at 19, and is now a trailblazing cross-over artist that has performed with U2, Dr. John, Foo Fighters, and Green Day.
Founder of the Trombone Shorty Foundation for musical education and preservation, Shorty was recently named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30, has performed at the White House, and is now also the subject of his own autobiographical children’s picture book. With his reach wider than ever, this will be Shorty’s first time in Calgary, and will undoubtedly be a funky, brass dance party to remember.
“Everything popular American music should be” – Thom Jurek, AllMusic
Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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