The Calgary Jazz Orchestra Presents Goin' Down to New Orleans! and Even We Get the Blues

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

7 p.m.

Bella Concert Hall

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Goin' Down to New Orleans! & Even We, Get the Blues, featuring guests Tim Williams and Donald Ray Johnson


The Calgary Jazz Orchestra is ready to take you on a journey through two distinct yet deeply intertwined styles: the vibrant music of New Orleans and the soulful blues. The concert will open with New Orleans' music spanning the eras, and then we will bring on the blues, featuring Tim Williams on guitar/vocals and Donald Ray Johnson on vocals. Purchase your tickets for a night you can't afford to miss.

 

Goin' Down to New Orleans will lead you through the unique swing and groove of New Orleans music, from the beginnings of jazz and second-line music to modern New Orleans funk. The performance will feature Johnny Summers on vocals and highlight the CJO soloists and sections. 

 

Even We, Get the Blues

It's true! We love the blues. Explore the blues from its roots to what we hear today, featuring music from the 1920s of Howlin' Wolf to B. B. King and beyond. The CJO, with Johnny Summers on vocals, will be joined by special guests Tim Williams on vocals/guitar and Grammy award-winning Ray Johnston on vocals.