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National Music Centre Presents Sunday Matinee Series for Jazz Appreciation Month in April



(Calgary, AB — March 30, 2023) National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to announce a Sunday matinee concert series during the month of April at Studio Bell. The series will highlight a selection of homegrown favourites from Calgary’s jazz community in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

“We love hosting matinee concerts because it’s a chance for music lovers and families to discover excellent local artists, while also exploring our exhibitions,” said Adam Fox, NMC’s Director of Programs. “What would Canada’s jazz world be without names like Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Guido Basso, Ingrid and Christine Jensen, and P.J. Perry? The legacies of some of these artists are celebrated within National Music Centre’s exhibitions. So come for the entertainment and stay for a little music education on the artists and instruments that have contributed to jazz history in Canada.”

Jazz Appreciation Month at Studio Bell schedule:

  • April 9—Veteran guitarist Aaron Young
  • April 16—Versatile group Redline Trio
  • April 23—JUNO Award-nominated vocalist, pianist, and composer Joanna Borromeo
  • April 30—Jazz ensemble Sarah Matheson-Nadeau Quartet as part of JazzYYC's JazzWalk

By the time Aaron Young was just 23 years old, he had already produced, arranged, and performed on over 15 albums. Since then, he’s produced and/or played on over 180 albums and played on over 7,500 live stage performances spanning across the globe. He continues to hone and shape his brilliant guitar skills and prolific songwriting, evolving into the well-known and well-respected artist that he is today.

Formed in the distant reaches of a secret hideaway, Redline Trio brings to life an attitude of a bygone era with a modern perspective. Consisting of drummer Jeff Sulima, bassist Steve Shepard, and saxophonist Mark DeJong, the versatile group performs a repertoire that includes jazz, blues and more.

A Juno-nominated vocalist, pianist, and composer, Joanna Borromeo is influenced by some of the deepest, most beautiful musicians in history. At the piano, she carves out a unique, polished style that takes on a life of its own; her mastery of the instrument produces a dynamic and multi-layered sound that plays with time and space in wholly satisfying ways. Adding to her depth as a musician—not to mention a respected songwriter—Joanna’s warm, dynamic singing style comes with kind of honed precision that doesn’t strive to be perfect, but to be all ‘soul’.

A product of Calgary, Sarah Matheson-Nadeau is a specialist on the baritone saxophone. She brings swing to the low end and has recorded with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and Jim Brenan. The Sarah Matheson-Nadeau Quartet will be playing a mixture of jazz standards. This event is part of JazzYYC’s JazzWalk on Sunday, April 30 that includes performances by local musicians along the Music Mile, from Inglewood to the East Village.

All Sunday matinees at Studio Bell during Jazz Appreciation Month happen at 1:00 pm and are included with paid admission. Learn more about all upcoming events at

Regular admission to Studio Bell is $21.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors (65+), $13.50 for children (3-12 years of age), and free for children under 3 years of age. Admission for NMC Members is free. To become an NMC Member, visit

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The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music. It is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in the heart of the East Village in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 territory. NMC is the home to four Canadian music halls of fame, including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Quebec’s ADISQ Hall of Fame. Featuring musical instruments, artifacts, recording equipment, and memorabilia, the NMC Collection spans over 450 years of music history and innovation. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit


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