Jazz on the Wing – Yukon Arts Centre cabaret

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $30*
  • Seniors (65+): $28*
  • Youth: $18*

* Includes YAC box office fees of $3.50/ticket

How to Purchase

  • Online at yukontickets.com
  • Call or email Yukon Arts Centre Box Office (867) 667-8574, Mon-Fri 1 - 4PM

Special series ticket offer until October 15, 2023

  • 5 shows for the price of 4
  • Adults: $120, Seniors: $112, Youth: $72
  • Only at Yukon Arts Centre Box Office by phone or in-person

Jazz in the Hall - Old Fire Hall

Tickets at the door only

  • General Admission: $12
  • Youth & children (19 & under): Free

Jazz on the Wing - Dawson City

  • Tickets in advance: Adults $25, KIAC members $22, Youth/SOVA students $12
  • Tickets at the door: $25
  • Tickets available via KIAC.eventbrite.ca and at the KIAC office
  • Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm

Jazz on the Wing – Haines Junction

  • Tickets: $20 adults, Free for seniors, youth, and children
  • Purchase tickets, even if coming for free! Please register by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm
Nelson BC & Toronto pianist David Restivo Quartet

Nelson BC & Toronto pianist David Restivo Quartet

“The piano man that ranks as one of Canada’s national treasures plays here like he has nothing to prove and is playing for the sheer joy of it. Actually, he’s got an impressionistic travelogue going on here that starts with a tour of Italy and ends with some good old fashioned bebop.” ~ Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Bio

One of Canada’s most respected and influential jazz artists, DAVID RESTIVO is a 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards’ Pianist of the Year Award. His recent album, Arancina was nominated for the 2022 Juno Award for group Jazz Album of the Year.

David is well known for his work with Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan.

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One of Canada’s most respected and influential jazz artists, DAVID RESTIVO is a 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards’ Pianist of the Year Award and is listed in the current edition of Canadian Who’s Who. His recent album, Arancina was nominated for the 2022 Juno Award for group Jazz Album of the Year.

Born in Lansing, Michigan, molded by the mountains and coasts of New England, and based primarily in Toronto since 1982, he has been a sought-after and influential figure in Canada’s jazz community since the late 1980s.

David is well known for his work with Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan. He was voted Toronto’s Best Keyboardist in NOW Magazine’s “Best of T.O.” readers’ poll in 1998 and received a JUNO Award for his work on the 2001 recording The Rob McConnell Tentet (Justin Time).

He has also performed and recorded with Dave Holland, Jon Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Mel Tormé, John Pizarelli, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Pat LaBarbera, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, George Garzone, Howard Johnson, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Kevin Mahogany, Randy Bachman (BTO/Guess Who), David Clayton Thomas, Molly Johnson, and many other outstanding artists.

He can be heard on numerous recordings, including the Grammy-winning Mel Tormé/Rob McConnell collaboration Velvet and Brass (Concord Jazz), Mike Murley’s Conversation Piece (Cornerstone), Marc Jordan’s This is How Men Cry (Blue Note/EMI), and his own lauded debut Prayer for Humankind(ness) (Radioland/Universal).

Immersed in the arts from an early age, a chance discovery of a Dizzy Gillespie recording led him to eventually focus on jazz and improvised music, though he derives inspiration from a wide range of musical and non-musical sources, including John Coltrane, Wayne shorter, Joni Mitchell, Genesis, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Gustav Mahler, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marc Chagall and J.S. Bach.

David has served on the music faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts, St. Francis Xavier University, University of Manitoba, Humber College, and the University of Toronto. In January 2019, David joined the faculty in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program and is now helping mentor students for a future in the music industry.

A Juno award-winning jazz guitarist and songwriter, MIKE RUD is also a music instructor at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. As an instrumentalist, Mike has played alongside some of the greatest jazz musicians of the era like Peter Bernstein, Kenny Wheeler, Herb Ellis and Joey DeFrancesco. As a songwriter and arranger, Mike won the 2014 Juno Award for his album Notes on Montreal, a critically acclaimed musical portrait of the city. It was inspired by the great literature set in Montreal (Michel Tremblay, Gabrielle Roy etc.) and sung by Sienna Dahlen. Mike’s subsequent 2015 solo release, Miniatures, delighted audiences across Canada, creating the effect of a small group with only his voice and his guitar.

He has a master’s degree from McGill and studied privately in New York City with one of the fathers of modern jazz guitar, Jim Hall. in 2007 Mike spent a year studying how the brain processes music, in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Levitin (author of New York Times bestseller This is Your Brain on Music). Mike has taught at McGill, Western Washington and Carleton universities, and speaks frequently at other music schools. He is the proud father of two daughters, Kelly and Abby.

JOEL FOUNTAIN, drummer, singer, songwriter, producer is currently teaching at Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C. while remaining a busy freelance musician. He performs on a regular basis at clubs, concert halls, recording studios, convention centers, bars, hotels, and casinos in Vancouver and around the world.  Some career highlights include: Performing in Russia with trumpet virtuoso & ‘Order of Canada’ recipient Jens Lindemann; performing concerts with Canadian Jazz sensation Laila Biali (including an Australia tour); touring the world with jazz trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson as part of his ‘Big Bop Nouveau band’ (including concerts with Diane Schuur & Slide Hampton); playing in the Grammy nominated jazz big band the “One O’clock Lab band” (including concerts with The Brecker Brothers, Terry Gibbs, Byron Stripling, and Tom ‘bones’ Malone).

Joel has produced and recorded multiple albums, including producing Juno nominated Adam Robert Thomas’s 2018 self-titled solo album. In 2011 Joel released his own solo album entitled “Lindsay’s Song” of all original music where he played drums, keyboards, and sang. Joel is regularly featured as a sideman on multiple ‘indie’ recordings every year, and when not recording in the studio he performs locally with many great Canadian musicians including Bruno Hubert, Brad Turner, Miles Black, Chris Gestrin, Jodi Proznik, Kristian Alexandrov, Dee Daniels, and Grammy winning children’s entertainer Jennifer Gasoi, to name just a few.

Joel earned his bachelors degree in music from the University of North Texas (magna cum laude in jazz arranging), and whilst studying in Texas he had the opportunity to perform concerts with Rufus Reid, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, Byron Stripling, Mike Stern, Jim Snidero, plus many great Texas musicians including John Adams, Rodney Booth, Shelley Carrol, Dan Haerle, Noel Johnston, and more.  Joel studied drum set with Ed Soph for 4 years, and also with Canadian drum teacher Don Reid for 3 years. Joel has played on many full length CD’s, including releases on Nagelheyer records (the Lynn Seaton trio), Summit records (the Steve Anderson trio), “Lab 2001” with the One O’clock Lab band, and also his own modern jazz album “Saturn Return” on SiTMoM records. SiTMoM records was founded in 2005 by Joel, and featured Grammy winning band Snarky Puppy, plus many other incredible Texas based bands.

A multi-instrumentalist with a particular love of collaboration and improvisation, JILL MCKENNA finds herself inside jazz, folk and alternative sounds. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, McKenna then lived in New York City studying jazz performance on the upright bass at the New School.

Born with a strong sense of rhythm, McKenna is often found playing alongside a variety of artists, including on NPR’s Tiny Desk with dodie, on the road with Maddie Storvold, or with various artists in and around the Kootenays.

Always a cup of coffee in hand, McKenna finds as much joy in bringing other artists’ music to life as her own. She prioritizes showing up for the music first and honouring the process.

McKenna is currently based out of Nelson, BC where she teaches at Selkirk College and is the founder of Marivon.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023

7:30pm, Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

Cabaret Seating

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Personnel

David Restivo – piano
Mike Rud – guitar
Joel Fountain – drums
Jill McKenna – upright bass
Fawn Fritzen – special guest vocalist

Support

SelectricityYukon Arts CentreCellar Music Group

SponsorsGovernment of YukonCity of WhitehorseLotteries YukonGovernment of CanadaYukon Arts Centre Air North, Yukon's AirlineGreen Needle Records Hougens Group