Jazz on the Wing – Yukon Arts Centre cabaret

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $27.50
  • Senior (60+): $25
  • Teens (13-19): $18
  • Child (12 and under): $8

Ticket Sales

Special series ticket offer until November 3, 2019

  • 5 shows for the price of 4
  • Adults: $110, Seniors: $100, Youth: $72, Child: $32
  • Only at Yukon Arts Centre Box Office 667-8574 or in-person

5 for the price of 4 series tickets are available until November 3, 2019.

Jazz in the Hall - Old Fire Hall

Ticket Prices (at the door)

  • General Admission: $7
  • Teens & Children (19 and under): Free

Jazz on the Wing - Dawson City

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $25
  • KIAC members: $22
  • Youth/SOVA students: $10
  • Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets at Maximillian’s, KIAC or at the door

Jazz on the Wing - Haines Junction

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets: $20 adults/$10 youth & seniors, Free for 12 & under
  • Doors open @ 7:00 pm, show starts @ 7:30 pm
  • Tickets at the door
Multiple Juno award-winning saxophonist and composer Phil Dwyer Trio from B.C.

Multiple Juno award-winning saxophonist and composer Phil Dwyer Trio from B.C.

“I’ve been a working professional musician for fifty years. I’ve played with a lot of the world’s greatest musicians and I can honestly say I’ve never known a better musician than Phil Dwyer. He’s a saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer and teacher and he does all these things at the highest possible level. He is a constant inspiration to everyone who knows him”. ~ Don Thompson


Renowned, multiple Juno award winning Phil Dwyer (tenor sax/piano) needs no introduction to jazz audiences. Favouring updated classics from the American Songbook, tunes by jazz greats like Monk, Barry Harris, Ornette Coleman, and Charlie Parker, as well as his own music – this is a night not to be missed! This trio interacts intuitively and telepathically, a testament to their musical common ground and the depth of their shared history.


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Originally from Canada’s West Coast, PHIL DWYER burst on the jazz scene in Canada, and internationally, in his late teens as a saxophone prodigy and by his early 20s was, to quote former Globe and Mail journalist Mark Miller, “startling jazz audiences with his unprecedented command of both tenor saxophone and piano” and with his “extraordinarily authoritative playing….set the country on it’s ear”. His full time music career started in 1985 and from 1989-2004 Dwyer lived in Toronto, where he was a key fixture in the major jazz clubs, concert halls and recording studios. During that time Dwyer led his own various groups, and co-led bands with bassist Dave Young, multi-instrumentalist and composer Don Thompson, and pianist/organist Doug Riley. Bassist Young, well known for his long tenure with Oscar Peterson had this to say about working with Dwyer…..”Phil Dwyer, in my estimation, is one of the great tenor players of jazz. We worked together in several groups while Phil lived in Toronto and he always brought fantastic energy and creativity to the musical setting we were involved in. He is a complete musician – a pianist and composer/arranger as well as a reed player. It would be difficult to over estimate the natural talent and commitment of this artist.”

While keeping a busy schedule as a performer and ‘first-call’ studio musician in Toronto scene Phil also found time to perform across North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, including tours with pop music icon Gino Vannelli, trumpet star Ingrid Jensen and with his own groups.

In the mid-1990s Dwyer began developing his craft as a composer and arranger, studying composition and orchestration with the eminent composer Michael Colgrass. Subsequent to those studies Dwyer’s work was commissioned and recorded by the Gryphon Trio, Amici, Roberto Occhipinti, CBC Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Hard Rubber Orchestra, the Art Of Time Ensemble and Duke Trio. A 2010 commission from Mark Fewer and McGill University led to the creation of a major work “Changing Seasons”, a 40 minute concerto for jazz and string orchestras accompanying violin soloist Fewer. The 2011 recording of that piece, featuring Fewer with the Phil Dwyer Orchestra, won a Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Among other Juno winning recordings in Dwyer’s discography are collaborations with Guido Basso, Don Thompson, Molly Johnson, Hugh Fraser, Joe Sealy, Terry Clarke, Diana Panton, and Dave Young.

As evidenced by his Order of Canada citation, Dwyer has also been active as an educator. In addition to his work from 1989-2001 as a sessional instructor at York University in Toronto he has also been a guest lecturer/clinician for leading music music programs in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. From 2005-2014 he owned and operated the Phil Dwyer Academy Of Musical And Culinary Arts on Vancouver Island. This innovative program brought together some of Canada’s top young music students with an illustrious faculty comprised of many of the leading names in contemporary jazz music.

In the spring of 2017 Dwyer graduated from the Faculty of Law at University of New Brunswick. He continues to remain active as a musician and also as an advocate for increased public awareness of mental health issues.

CONRAD GOOD was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He began his music studies on cello when he was five. At ten, Conrad took a dive into the deep end and started studying double bass. It wasn’t long until he became interested in playing jazz. Conrad continued his classical studies, playing concerto performances with a youth orchestra and his high school symphony.

Since graduating from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University with a Jazz Performance degree, Conrad has played at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Edmonton International Jazz Festival and Phil Dwyer’s Vancouver Island Jazz Fest. Conrad is a winner of the Fraser MacPherson Scholarship Trust and a scholarship from the Schulich School of Music. Conrad is currently living in London, Ontario.  He is collaborating with Ellen Doty, and others.

JOE POOLE earned his degree in Jazz Performance under the guidance of Oscar Peterson, gaining Jazz Report Magazine’s Best Post-Secondary Jazz Musician award along the way. He has performed in over 25 different countries, from Aruba to Spain, Denmark to St. Martin, and of course, numerous cities throughout North America.

Joe has played with a respectable ensemble of musicians and bands, including the Verve recording artist Denzal Sinclaire, tenor sax legends Red Holloway, Lew Tabackin, Phil Dwyer, and Houston Person, baritone saxophone great Nick Brignola, alto sax players Richard Underhill and Bob Mover, Lorne Lofsky of the Oscar Peterson Quartet, Neil Swainson, George Shearing, Woody Shaw, Don Thompson of the Jim Hall Trio, and Guido Basso of the Boss Brass.

His recent work includes a season of playing in France with Dmitri Shapko of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and regular engagements with renowned vocalist Ernestine Anderson

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

7:30pm, Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

Cabaret Seating


Phil Dwyer – tenor saxophone
Conrad Good – upright bass
Joe Poole – drums


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