BRINGING YOU THE BEST TALENT THE JAZZ WORLD HAS TO OFFER.

JUNO WINNER JACK SEMPLE IS ONE OF THOSE RARE
GUITAR PLAYERS WHO LEAVES A CROWD SPEECHLESS
IN ABSOLUTE AWE OF WHAT THEY HAVE JUST EXPERIENCED.

TUCK IS A WORLD-CLASS GUITARIST AND HIS
MUSICAL PARTNER PATTI IS ONE OF THE BEST
SCAT SINGERS SINCE ELLA FITZGERALD.

TWO GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS
BEST MALE VOCALIST
BEST LISTENER IMPACT

COUNTRY JAZZ, TEXAS SWING
GUITAR: AARON YOUNG
DRUMS: JON MAY
FIDDLE: JONATHAN LEWIS
UPRIGHT BASS:JASON VALLEAU

LET THE CARAVANA GYPSY QUARTET TRANSPORT
YOU BACK TO THE PARIS OF THE 30'S AND 40'S WITH
THEIR AUTHENTIC AND INFECTIOUS GYPSY SWING.

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WELCOME TO JAZZ AT THE LAKE 2014

With the sultry and swinging sounds of jazz floating through the air and a line-up to rival any festival bill, there’s nowhere better to be during the THIRD weekend of August than the 12th annual JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL.

Known as ‘The Jazz Event Of The Year’ in Central Alberta, Sylvan Lake’s JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL brings close to 100 local, regional, national and international jazz artists to this beautiful locale to perform across multiple stages over four unforgettable days.

Whether you’re a confirmed jazzaholic or a mainstream music lover, you’re sure to be enthralled by the incredible talent that has transformed this festival into one of Alberta’s oldest and most prestigious music events.

This year’s not to be missed line-up includes the Juno-nominated blues guitar virtuoso Jack Semple, international jazz legends Tuck and Patti, and local favourites Johnny Summers, The Alberta Playboys and Caravana, among others.

MANY EVENTS ARE FREE – WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!
Tickets go on sale June 1, all events TBA
JACK SEMPLE

Juno winner Jack Semple is one of those rare guitar players who leaves a crowd speechless, in absolute awe of what they have just experienced. He is a guitar player's guitar player. More

EVENT: Concert
TIME: Aug 16th @ 8:00
VENUE: Alliance Community Church
ADMISSION: $35


TUCK AND PATTI

Tuck Andress is a world-class guitarist, and Patti Cathcart is an uncommonly soulful and inventive jazz stylist and among the best scat singers since Ella Fitzgerald. More

EVENT: Concert
TIME: Aug 15th @ 8:00
VENUE: Alliance Community Church
ADMISSION: $35

THE ALBERTA PLAY
BOYS

Deep in the heart of AB live The Polyjesters. When bored with their own repertoire they transform into a vintage country swing band, The Alberta Playboys. More

EVENT: Gypsies, Jazz & Fiddlers Concert
TIME: Aug 17 @ 1:00
VENUE: Lions Hall
ADMISSION: $10

JOHNNY SUMMERS

GREAT NEWS! The Piano Sessions Volume One has won 2 Global Music Awards for Best Male Vocalist, and Best Listener Impact for Entertainment Value!
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EVENT: Concert
TIME: Aug 14 @8:00
VENUE: Royal Canadian Legion
ADMISSION: $25

CARAVANA
GYPSY
QUARTET

Let the Caravana Gypsy Quartet transport you to the Paris of the 30's and 40's with their authentic and infectious Gypsy swing. Make your head bob & toes tap. More

EVENT: Gypsies, Jazz & Fiddlers Concert
TIME: Aug 17 @ 1:00
VENUE: Lions Hall
ADMISSION: $10


And the 2014 Jazz Juno Award winners are….

    “And the 2014 Jazz Juno Award winners are….” by Peter Hum Originally published in the Ottawa Citizen Congrats to Montreal composer/saxophonist/big bandleader Christine Jensen and her jazz orchestra, Toronto bassist Mike Downes and Montreal guitarist/composer/lyricist Mike Rud for their wins tonight at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg. Here is the list of competitors, with the winners bolded. And the 2014 Jazz Juno Award winners are….CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE

Life in the Jazz Lane

“Life in the Jazz Lane” by Eric Allison   In honour of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s 100th birthday, I have been assigned the task of blogging about the last 100 years of jazz within the 10½ weeks we have to go before the festival begins. Hey, no problem! (Gulp….) When Sylvan Lake was incorporated in 1913, jazz was in its nascent stages in that wonderful cultural bubbling pot that was the city of New Orleans. I don’t believe that jazz could have been created anywhere els


BAND: Johnny Summers
EVENT: KICKOFF SWING DANCE
TIME:
Aug 14 @ 8:00 p.m.
VENUE:
Royal Canadian Legion
ADMISSION: $25

BAND: Tuck and Patti
EVENT:
Concert
TIME:
Aug 15 @ 8:00 p.m.
VENUE:
Alliance Community Church
ADMISSION:
$35

BAND: HELP!
EVENT:
Beatles Bash
TIME:
Aug 16 @ 1:00 p.m.
VENUE: Royal Canadian Legion
ADMISSION:
$20

BAND: Jack Semple
EVENT:
Concert
TIME:
Aug 16 @ 8:00 p.m.
VENUE:
Alliance Community Church
ADMISSION:
$35

BAND: Caravana Gypsy Quartet
and The Alberta Playboys

EVENT:
Gypsies, Jazz & Fiddlers
TIME:
Aug 17 @ 1:00 p.m.
VENUE: Lions Hall Parking Lot
ADMISSION: $10

BAND: Robert Young & Band
EVENT:
Farewell Gala
TIME:
Aug 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
VENUE:
Meadowlands Golf Club
ADMISSION:
$40