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WNBB Big Band at Dickens November 1

The Wednesday Night Big Band returns to Dickens Pub on November 1st. We’ve been working on a great set of new songs and old favourites. Wendy Lomnes and MJ de Waal are both singing with us!

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Door: $15.

Great food, staff and beer at Dickens, so come early and say hi!

Jazz Walk at Ironwood June 18

The WNBB big band has been invited to play Calgary’s Summer Jazz Festival. We are playing as part of Jazz Walk generously sponsored by TD Canada Trust and the Inglewood BIA. Popular, family-friendly, free events throughout the beautiful Inglewood/9th Avenue Strip.

Come see us at Ironwood Stage and Grill at 2PM, after the wonderful young JazzYYC lab band.

Pat Belliveau will be joining us to reprise his seminal role as our baritone sax player. Wendy Lomnes and MJ de Waal will be appearing on vocals.




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Less than 24 hours until our show at Dickens

Don’t forget about The Wednesday Night Big Bands concert at Dickens Pub in less than 24 hours! We have a great set of music and vocals for you, with Wendy and Mari Jo singing with us. Say hi to spring and enjoy the food, drinks, service and music at Dickens!

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May 31 at Dickens

The Wednesday Night Big Band returns to Dickens Pub on May 31, 2017, 8:00PM, Wendy Lomnes and Mari Jo de Waal singing.

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From Jazz With Love Feb 15 at Dickens


Calgary’s WNBB Big Band invites you to "From Jazz With Love" at Dickens Pub February 15th 8:00PM $15. Our wonderful vocalists Mari Jo de Waal and Wendy Lomnes will be interpreting your Valentines Day feelings. 8:00 PM start, but come early for cheap beer, good food, and to say hi to the band!

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Big Band Christmas Show Dec 21 at Dickens Pub

Ladies and Gentleman, all of us from the Wednesday Night Big Band wish you a wonderful holiday season. We hope to see you on Wednesday, at Dickens Pub. We have an exciting show with Wendy Lomnes and Mari Jo de Waal singing with us. Of course we’ll have some holiday favourites and some great big band tunes including standards, original arrangements, and fan favourites. 8PM to 10PM. Come early for food and Christmas Cheer.

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WNBB Dickens Jazz Big Band Christmas moved to Dec 21

The Wednesday Night Big Band’s show at Dickens Pub has been moved to Wednesday December 21st. We’ll still have Wendy Lomnes and Mari Jo de Waal singing for us. We’ll throw in a few extra Christmas tunes!

If you need to schedule a Christmas Party, please contact Chris at Dickens! Dickens has room for your dinner party, and tell Chris you want to stay and listen to big band jazz at 8PM.

WNBB at Dickens Dec 21 with MJ de Waal and Wendy Lomnes

The Wednesday Night Big Band will return to Dickens Pub on Dec 21 2016. We will have both of our amazing vocalists, Mari Jo de Waal and Wendy Lomnes. With both vocalists on the bill, and a few Christmas and holiday songs in the mix, this will be a show not to miss.

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Holiday Big Band Show Dec 15 Dickens

December 15 we’ll return to Dickens Pub. We have Wendy Lomnes joining us on vocals, with a stellar collection of big band Christmas songs mixed in with some fantastic instrumentals. Check Facebook or subscribe to the Mailing List for last minute information. Invite your friends!

Show is at 8PM. Dickens is at 1000 – 9th Ave SW, Calgary.

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Reminder: Thursday 25 family friendy outdoor big-band jazz

A reminder everyone Thursday (tomorrow) night at ContainR is our outdoor show. It’s a family friendly Big Band Show. Here is what you need to know:

  • Starts at 6:30 (music at 7:00)
  • Weather forecast is hot! Hello summer! Bring a hat.
  • Map and venue pictures below (so you can find us), 1020 2nd Ave NW
  • The LRT is right there! Bike path too! If you really want to drive there is street parking, or a City lot a block and a half away at 1056 Memorial Dr NW.
  • Pay What You Can cover charge -- don’t stay away just because you are broke and can’t make rent! Satisfaction guaranteed or you don’t pay!
  • Wendy and Mari Jo are singing.
  • We are very excited about our setlist, we have great songs in a number of styles.
  • This is the first in a series of events over the summer, with different genres and focus, see poster below.
  • Bicycle powered sound from OpenStreets! If someone in your family needs some exercise, bring them along to pedal the generator. They are also bringing their "Fender Blender" in case you need a bicycle powered beverage.
  • Our business friends in Kensington have been super supportive, so please wine, dine, and shop in the 'hood before and after.

We can’t wait to see you!

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New outdoor Music & Market Series opens June 25 with WNBB

UPDATES HERE

Next week on the evening of Thursday June 25 we are proud to open the brand new Music and Market Square. This is a unique summer event series for Calgary:
Outdoor
All Ages
Pay What You Can cover charge
Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30
Together with local vendors
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Stay tuned for the official announcement in the next few days. There are eight Thursday Night events planned for this summer, we get to be first!

We have a great music lineup for this event. Wendy and Mari Jo will be on vocals. Bring your sweetie, your folks, your children, some dancing shoes. No barrier, no tickets, no prices, consider this your opportunity to directly support community local music.

The venue is ContainR, right near the Sunnyside LRT Station. It’s an Art Park.

Does anyone remember 20 years ago when the WNBB played the band shell in Riley Park? This will be like that, only 1) A Weeknight, 2) Kickstarted by a community donor, but sustained by your Pay What You Can cover charge, and 3) A few blocks further east.

Come support the band and show your love for the musicians and for live outdoor friendly urban music events!

UPDATE: Here is the Facebook event page and the weather forecast looks great! We will have Pedal Powered Sound from Open Streets Calgary.


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Videos from last night

What fun last night at Dickens! For those that weren’t there, there was some video taken and posted on Facebook. See below:

PS Tonight, February 26, Marco, John2 and Dana of the WNBB are going to play with Delirium street.party.brass over at the Cafe Koi "Jazz n More" open mic. Ron is hosting on Piano and Wendy plans to be there too! Who knows who else from the band might show up. So if you chickened out last night because of a little bit of snow, turn over a new leaf and come say hi to some of us tonight.

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WNBB Big Band at Dickens February 25

The Wednesday Night Big Band will be returning to Dickens Pub on February 25th, 2015. Hope to see you!

Wendy Lomnes and Mari Jo de Waal will be joining us on vocals. We have a number of new songs for your listening pleasure including a couple by New Zealand’s Alan Broadbent. Great food and good times at Dickens. $15 Cover, 8PM downbeat (come early for food, drinks and socializing.)
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Wendy's CD Release

Tomorrow (Sunday) our great vocalist Wendy Lomnes has her CD Release Party. 7PM at the National Music Centre. Please support Jazz in Calgary, Wendy, and the great people at Koi by attending and buying her CD.

Next show Nov 26 at Dickens

The next public performance by the Wednesday Night Big Band will be November 26 at Dicken’s Pub. We’ve been working on some new (and previously neglected) songs from our library. Wendy Lomnes and Mari Jo de Waal will be on vocals. Please save the date and invite your friends. Here is the Facebook Event, please do the Facebook "Join" and "Invite" routine. Thank you, and we'll see you there.

June 4 Dickens Pub

We are playing June 4th at Dickens Pub. Mari Jo de Waal and Wendy Lomnes will be joining us on vocals. Show will be at 8:00 PM. This will be our last show before our summer break, so we hope you all come out.


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