Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Lobby Pre-show 6:30pm Oliver Miguel
Three-time Grammy Award and Tony Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater returns to Calgary. Last seen in 2013 as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, the stylish vocalist is now joined by young trumpet innovator and collaborator Theo Croker.
Bridgewater began her jazz career in the ‘70s and has since performed with all the greats—Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and more. Croker is an artist who spent seven years in Shanghai broadening his concept of jazz to encompass salsa, rock, R&B, hip hop, and blues. The two hit it off with the 2014 album Afro Physicist, an ambitious and stylistically wide-ranging collaboration that illuminates both the emerging prodigies and established veterans of American jazz.
“The palpable synergy and exuberant creative juice flowing between Croker and Bridgewater here are what make Afro Physicist a truly alchemic experience.” – Matt Collar, AllMusic
Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.
For more information on TD Jazz series subscriptions or tickets, call our box office at 403-294-9494
Ideal for: Concerts & performances, large town hall meetings, graduation ceremonies,
and exclusive dinners on stage
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating, 240 – Dinner on the stage, 200 – Cocktail reception
Stage: Stage measures 63' wide by 48' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: A state of the art sound and lighting system, private lobby with many customizable features, event planning support
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.
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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