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Let's Celebrate the Annual TD JazzYYC Jazzwalk 2022 Free Event

Hosted by the Consul of the Calgary Live Blues and Jazz Music Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 03 Jul 11:00 - 20:00

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JazzYYC’s JazzWalk is world-famous for a fun, family-friendly, safe outdoor music experience. Enjoy live jazz music all day long with food trucks, beer gardens, and some of the best Calgary, and Canadian, musicians around. And it’s free!

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Simone Lutzko Quartet
11:30 am

The Simone Lutzko Quartet is composed of young up and coming session players in the city of Calgary. Featuring Simone on saxophone and vocals and an incredible backbone rhythm section, the group presents a fresh and modern take on some of the most beloved jazz classics.
Since being introduced to the art of jazz in her teenage years, Simone Lutzko has felt a
connection to the genre and the nuances brought by modern big band interpretations of treasured jazz standards. This inspiration allows Simone to always incorporate different melodic and emotionally evoking ideas to the music she performs, taking instruction by the likes of talented Calgary saxophonists Nate Waters and Richard Harding. There is a sense of sentimental storytelling in her playing, her smooth tone and style emulating the cool jazz era, understated in comparison with more well-known forms such as bebop and swing. Simone has immersed herself in the Calgary music scene for many years, playing with the JazzYYC Youth Lab Band, the Calgary Youth Jazz Orchestra, and jamming at the Blues Can. This past April, she recorded saxophone and background vocals on local musician Rome IX’s debut album.