Local folks celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday, while Steven Page leads a songwriters’ circle at Studio Bell.

Friday and Saturday: Jim Hutchison Jazz Works

It’s a double dose of vocalist Hutchison and his “little big band” featuring Mike Jones on piano, Wally Petersen on bass, John McNeil on drums, Dave Philpot on tenor sax, and Tim Embree on trombone. Friday at Junction, 628 8th Ave. S.W., 8 p.m. $10; Saturday at Espresso Café, 263 10th St. N.W. 7 p.m. jazzworks.jimhutchison.ca.

Saturday: Steven Page

The former Barenaked Ladies frontman is the current RBC Master in Residence. In the latter capacity, he has been working with emerging songwriters. Hear the results of their work, followed by a live oral history and a performance by Page. At Studio Bell, 850 4th St. S.E. Doors, 7 p.m. $20. studiobell.ca.

Saturday: Megan Bonnell & Leeroy Stagger

Bonnell, a Toronto singer-songwriter, brings her new album, Separate Rooms, which has her tackling “mental illness, early pregnancy loss, and the dissolution of love.” At Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre, 1515 93rd St. S.W. Doors, 6 p.m. $15 – $25. showpass.com.

Thursday and Friday: Bob Dylan’s 11th Annual Birthday Bash

The Ironwood’s celebration of the troubadour is only 11; the man himself is turning just a bit older (78, in fact). Hear local roots and folk musicians celebrate the legend over two nights. At Ironwood Stage & Grill, 1229 9th Ave. S.E. Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 p.m. Reservations recommended at 403-269-5581.

Thursday: Bach & Telemann

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra begins its annual Bach @ Knox celebration by pairing him with oft overshadowed close friend and colleague Georg Philipp Telemann. Soprano Hélène Brunet joins the orchestra on the cantata “Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut.” At Knox United Church, 506 4th St. S.W. 7:30 p.m. $45. 403-571-0849, calgaryphil.com.


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Source:: Calgaryherald.com


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