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  • Photo by Doug Wong
  • Photo by Doug Wong

Brass Master Class with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra

Kids Music Performance Youth & teens
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Calgary, AB

Directions: Free parking - Connaught Community School, 1121 12th Ave. SW.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of brass players as they practice, perform, improvise, and run their music business? We want to welcome music enthusiasts and brass players of any skill level to an interactive masterclass with CJO’s Jay Michalak on trumpet and Michael Callander on trombone. They will perform, answer questions from the public and offer technique advice and other recommendations to improve the musicianship of those in the room. Interactive masterclass, bring your instrument if you'd like!

Jay Michalak is one of Canada’s leading trumpeters. Jay is a regular performer with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and the Johnny Summers Little Big Band.

Michael Callander plays with many jazz groups including Jim Hutchison Jazz Works. He has performed with a wide range of artists. His recording portfolio includes Humber College’s Midnight Sun album in 2017 on which he is featured as a soloist.



Calgary Jazz Orchestra

This 17-26 piece professional jazz orchestra, directed by Johnny Summers, creates engaging musical experiences as they take the listeners on a journey in sound from traditional jazz, modern, pop, funk, soul and New Orleans music, to name a few. Join us for a unique music experience filled with expression, character, virtuosic playing with soul, and community atmosphere that draws you in and fills you with a range of emotions.

Event sponsored by: Alberta Culture Days, Music Performance Trust Fund, Long & McQuade, The Calgary Jazz Orchestra Society, St. Stephen's Anglican Church