Grammy Award winner PJ Perry will be playing at the following venues. For more details you can contact PJ
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA | Febuary 26, 2017 | Swing and Skate at City Hall with the PJ Perry / Brad Shigeta Dance Band,
PJ Perry and Brad Shigeta are performing the music of the ‘Paul Perry Orchestra ‘at the Swing and Skate at City Hall on Feb. 26, 1-4 PM. During the ’50’s and early ’60’s the Paul Parry band perfromed 7 nights a week in Sylvan Lake at the Varsity Hall.
This important period of swing and dance music played a huge role in the history of big band and jazz music in Alberta. Many of the musicians that played there in the summer months went on to very distinguished careers. To name just a few, the lead trumpet playing of Arnie Chycoski that went on to Toronto to play the theme for “Hockey Night in Canada”. Another trumpet man was Bob Hales, who went to Vancouver to play and write the theme music for ‘The Beachcomers’ TV series.
Another alumni is Ralph Grierson on piano. Ralph went L.A. and became the first call pianist to play in the movies.
The list goes on …. I count myself lucky to have cut my musical teeth in my Dad and Uncle’s band. A great ‘on the job’ education that is sadly lacking these days.
The band has 3 saxophones, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, piano, bass and drums. Brad Shigeta on vocals.
Come join us on this historic and fun afternoon.
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA | March 2 – 4, 2017 | ‘A Very Special Event’ …PJ Perry plays the music of Charlie Parker with Strings, Produced and Directed by Tommy Banks at the Yardbird Suite
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA | March 17 – 18, 2017 | “Sax Zenith” 5 Saxophones with bass and drums. Remi Bolduc alto, PJ Perry alto, Kirk MacDonald tenor, Phil Dwyer tenor, Kelly Jefferson tenor at the Yardbird Suite
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA | April 4, 2017 | At the Salty Dog Bar and Grill with the Greg Pillo quartet, Reg Schwager guitar and Neil Swainson bass
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA | April 6, 2017 | At the Old Mill with Reg Schwager and Neil Swainson
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA | April 7, 2017 | PJ Perry Trio at the Chateau Louis playing for the Jellinek House Alumni Association.
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA | April 9, 2017 | PJ Perry Trio at Ottewell United Church with Jim Head and Paul Johnston
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA |April 18, 2017 | University of Alberta Faculty Club with Jim Head and Paul Johnston
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA | April 21, 2017 | At Frankie’s Jazz Bar with Tony Foster piano, Jodi Proznik bass, and Craig Scott drums
SASKATOON, SASKACHEWAN, CANADA | April 30, 2017 | With Dean McNeil and the University of Saskatchewan Jazz Big Band.
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA | May 12 – 13, 2017 | PJ Perry with Jon Mayer Quartet at the Yardbird Suite.
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA | May 26 – 27, 2017 | PJ Perry is the featured soloist with the Edmonton Symphony playing theme music from the movie “Taxi Driver”