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People aspire to be master of many skills and Al Muirhead is one who has accomplished this dream and has no plans of slowing down. Whether it is playing a sweet and melodic trumpet solo, composing and arranging for a big band, small ensemble or orchestra, performing one take sessions on recordings or mentoring young musicians, Al is an inspiration in the Canadian music scene and is known as the "Elder statesman of Jazz Trumpet in Alberta".

Al Muirhead News & Trumpet Tips

Trumpet Tips #1: Trumpet books every aspiring trumpet player needs to have in their library. 

Welcome to my Trumpet Tips!

I thought I would out start out easy with my first trumpet tip and give a short list of trumpet books every aspiring trumpet player should have!

My personal favourites:

1. Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet
2.
Clarke Studies
3. The Original Louis Maggio System for Brass : Basic & Advance Course for Trumpet

Enjoy!

Al 'oop' Muirhead

Al Muirhead 2014 Summer Jazz Festival Tour Announced 

Al Muirhead will be performing in Alberta as part of the 2014 Medicine Hat Jazz Festival and 2014 Edmonton International Jazz Festival. He will be performing music from his upcoming album 'It's About Time' set to be released in October 2014 on Chronograph Records. The band will include the musicians from the recording including Tommy Banks (pn), PJ Perry (dr), Kodi Hutchinson (bs), and Tyler Hornby (dr).

Edmonton - June 23, 2014 - 7pm - (OPSAC)
Medicine Hat - June 27, 2014 - 8pm - (Esplanade Theatre)

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Previous events

Calgary Jazz Orchestra - A Perfectly Frank Christmas

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River Park Church, 3818 14A St SW, Calgary, AB

A Perfectly Frank Christmas

Join us for our Christmas tradition again this year! We perform the music of Frank Sinatra & Christmas in this historically sold out performance.

Johnny Summers CD Release Concert We will be celebrating the release and performing music from Johnny's new album "When It's Christmas Time"

3pm & 7pm | River Park Church | 3818 14a St SW |

$25 in advance $30 @ door $15/$20 students

http://www.calgaryjazzorchestra.com

Calgary Jazz Orchestra - A Perfectly Frank Christmas

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River Park Church, 3818 14A St SW, Calgary, AB

A Perfectly Frank Christmas

Join us for our Christmas tradition again this year! We perform the music of Frank Sinatra & Christmas in this historically sold out performance.

Johnny Summers CD Release Concert We will be celebrating the release and performing music from Johnny's new album "When It's Christmas Time"

3pm & 7pm | River Park Church | 3818 14a St SW |

$25 in advance $30 @ door $15/$20 students

http://www.calgaryjazzorchestra.com

Prime Time Big Band - Ironwood Christmas Show

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Ironwood Stage & Gril, 1229 9 Ave SE, Calgary

Christmas jazz and big band go together like cookies and sprinkles!

Join Prime Time Big Band for three sensational annual holiday concerts: Saturday, Dec. 1, Sunday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 8.

Call the Ironwood at 403-269-5581 [Call: 403-269-5581] for reservations.

Prime Time Big Band - Ironwood Christmas Show

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Ironwood Stage & Gril, 1229 9 Ave SE, Calgary

Christmas jazz and big band go together like cookies and sprinkles!

Join Prime Time Big Band for three sensational annual holiday concerts: Saturday, Dec. 1, Sunday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 8.

Call the Ironwood at 403-269-5581 [Call: 403-269-5581] for reservations.

Prime Time Big Band - Ironwood Christmas Show

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Ironwood Stage & Gril, 1229 9 Ave SE, Calgary

Christmas jazz and big band go together like cookies and sprinkles!

Join Prime Time Big Band for three sensational annual holiday concerts: Saturday, Dec. 1, Sunday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 8.

Call the Ironwood at 403-269-5581 [Call: 403-269-5581] for reservations.

Kodi Hutchinson Quartet feat. Al Muirhead

Lolita's Lounge, 1413-9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Bassist and CKUA Radio Host Kodi Hutchinson features an evening of standards with a swinging band featuring Canadian trumpet master Al Muirhead. Filling out the band is Michelle Gregoire on piano and drummer Afolapi Fapojuwo!

Al Muirhead Big Band

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Central Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB

Remembrance Day Swing Tribute

Join the Library and JazzYYC for a high-energy tribute to the swing era that features Juno nominated Al Muirhead and his Big Band, as well as free dance lessons and demonstrations from members of Calgary’s Top Cat Swing. This free event is part of JazzYYC’s annual Canadian Jazz Festival. For more information, go to Jazzyyc.com. Sunday, Nov 11, 12:30 – 3:00pm Doors open at 12:30pm with the JazzYYC Youth Lab Band [1:00pm – Big Band, Swing Dance Lessons, Demonstrations]

TD Niagara Jazz Festival

Simcoe Park, 169 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

JUNO-nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead “is a bright light on the Canadian jazz scene. Listeners will find themselves luxuriating in Muirhead’s deep, mellifluous tone…. 4 Stars!” (Downbeat Magazine). His new Canadian Quintet features Muirhead boldly taking on the rare bass trumpet, as well as highlighting musicians Al has had a fondness for and deep musical connection with over the years. Featuring Canadian jazz heavyweights Reg Schwager guitar and Ted Warren drums.

Montreal International Jazz Festival

Scene TD, Montreal, QC

JUNO-nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead “is a bright light on the Canadian jazz scene. Listeners will find themselves luxuriating in Muirhead’s deep, mellifluous tone…. 4 Stars!” (Downbeat Magazine). His new Canadian Quintet features Muirhead boldly taking on the rare bass trumpet, as well as highlighting musicians Al has had a fondness for and deep musical connection with over the years. Featuring Canadian jazz heavyweights Kelly Jefferson sax, Reg Schwager guitar, Neil Swainson bass, and Ted Warren drums.

TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival

Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton, AB

JUNO-nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead “is a bright light on the Canadian jazz scene. Listeners will find themselves luxuriating in Muirhead’s deep, mellifluous tone…. 4 Stars!” (Downbeat Magazine). His new Canadian Quintet features Muirhead boldly taking on the rare bass trumpet, as well as highlighting musicians Al has had a fondness for and deep musical connection with over the years. Featuring Canadian jazz heavyweights Kelly Jefferson sax, Jim Head guitar, Neil Swainson bass, and Ted Warren drums.

This show will be recorded live for an upcoming recording

TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival

Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton

JUNO-nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead “is a bright light on the Canadian jazz scene. Listeners will find themselves luxuriating in Muirhead’s deep, mellifluous tone…. 4 Stars!” (Downbeat Magazine). His new Canadian Quintet features Muirhead boldly taking on the rare bass trumpet, as well as highlighting musicians Al has had a fondness for and deep musical connection with over the years. Featuring Canadian jazz heavyweights Kelly Jefferson sax, Jim Head guitar, Neil Swainson bass, and Ted Warren drums.

This show will be recorded live for an upcoming recording

SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

The Bassment, 202 4th Ave N, Saskatoon, SK

JUNO-nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead “is a bright light on the Canadian jazz scene. Listeners will find themselves luxuriating in Muirhead’s deep, mellifluous tone…. 4 Stars!” (Downbeat Magazine). His new Canadian Quintet features Muirhead boldly taking on the rare bass trumpet, as well as highlighting musicians Al has had a fondness for and deep musical connection with over the years. Featuring Canadian jazz heavyweights Kelly Jefferson sax, Jim Head guitar, Neil Swainson bass, and Ted Warren drums.

TD Victoria International JazzFest

Rubber Boot Club, 1605 Store Street, Victoria, BC

JUNO-nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead “is a bright light on the Canadian jazz scene. Listeners will find themselves luxuriating in Muirhead’s deep, mellifluous tone…. 4 Stars!” (Downbeat Magazine). His new Canadian Quintet features Muirhead boldly taking on the rare bass trumpet, as well as highlighting musicians Al has had a fondness for and deep musical connection with over the years. Featuring Canadian jazz heavyweights Kelly Jefferson sax, Reg Schwager guitar, Neil Swainson bass, and Jesse Cahill drums.

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Frankie's Jazz Club, 755 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC

JUNO-nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead “is a bright light on the Canadian jazz scene. Listeners will find themselves luxuriating in Muirhead’s deep, mellifluous tone…. 4 Stars!” (Downbeat Magazine). His new Canadian Quintet features Muirhead boldly taking on the rare bass trumpet, as well as highlighting musicians Al has had a fondness for and deep musical connection with over the years. Featuring Canadian jazz heavyweights Kelly Jefferson sax, Reg Schwager guitar, Neil Swainson bass, and Jesse Cahill drums.

This show will be recorded live for an upcoming recording

Jazzfest Regina

HIlton Double Tree Hotel, 1975 Broad Street, Regina, SK

JUNO-nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead "is a bright light on the Canadian jazz scene. Listeners will find themselves luxuriating in Muirhead’s deep, mellifluous tone…. 4 Stars!" (Downbeat Magazine). His new Canadian Quintet features Muirhead boldly taking on the rare bass trumpet, as well as highlighting musicians Al has had a fondness for and deep musical connection with over the years. Featuring Canadian jazz heavyweights Kelly Jefferson sax, Reg Schwager guitar, Neil Swainson bass, and Ted Warren drums.

The 37th annual Stampede Talent Search

Boyce Theatre, Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Al Muirhead will be in his 37th year performing for The 37th annual Stampede Talent Search. Al served as musical director for over 30 years for the event.

The 37th annual Stampede Talent Search

Showcasing some of Canada's most talented young performers - competing for over $16,000 in cash prizes.

Tip: Make sure you come down early to the Boyce Theatre as the as the house is usually full during Preliminary Competition and packed during the Semi-Final and Final night of competition.

http://talentsearch.calgarystampede.com/

The 37th annual Stampede Talent Search

Boyce Theatre, Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Al Muirhead will be in his 37th year performing for The 37th annual Stampede Talent Search. Al served as musical director for over 30 years for the event.

The 37th annual Stampede Talent Search

Showcasing some of Canada's most talented young performers - competing for over $16,000 in cash prizes.

Tip: Make sure you come down early to the Boyce Theatre as the as the house is usually full during Preliminary Competition and packed during the Semi-Final and Final night of competition.

http://talentsearch.calgarystampede.com/