King Eddy Five-Year Anniversary: JazzYYC Presents Gentiane MG Trio + Aline’s étoile magique

Cheers to five years! The King Eddy is hosting a five-day musical celebration featuring an eclectic mix of live music from June 28 to July 2 in honour of the Eddy’s five-year anniversary.

We’re celebrating five years since reopening, but the King Eddy goes back 118 years! Established in 1905, the King Edward Hotel was Calgary’s second oldest hotel and the longest operating bar and hotel when it closed in 2004. After over a decade of silence, the revitalized King Eddy re-opened as a live music venue, restaurant, and bar in 2018 as part of the National Music Centre development. Today, the Eddy continues as a cornerstone of music, community, and culture, building on its storied musical legacy.

A selection of jazz acts will kick-start the week, presented in partnership with JazzYYC. On June 29, the legendary Eddy stage will host a double-header show featuring Gentiane MG Trio and Aline’s étoile magique.

About Gentiane MG Trio

Pianist and composer Gentiane MG has established herself as an important voice as a Canadian jazz composer. She made a powerful impression on Montreal’s jazz scene with her two albums for piano trio, Eternal Cycle (2017) and Wonderland (2019). MG is releasing her third album with this ensemble, Walls Made of Glass, on September 23, 2022. MG’s trio has received several awards, including the OPUS Award for Discovery of the Year (2020), the CBC/Radio-Canada Jazz Award (2018) and the François-Marcaurelle de la GMMQ Award (2017). Eternal Cycle was highlighted by CBC Music as one of 10 outstanding Canadian jazz albums of 2017. MG has played in Canada, Mexico, China, Ivory Coast, and Germany alongside musicians such as Christine Jensen, Andre White, Yannick Rieu, Jim Doxas, Jean-Michel Pilc, and Ira Coleman, and released a duo album entitled Convergence with saxophonist Frank Lozano.

Gentiane Michaud-Gagnon – piano
Levi Dover – bass
Louis-Vincent Hamel – drums

About Aline’s étoile magique

Beyond composing music, Aline Homzy is a regular violinist in the studios of Toronto, recording other artists’ original music. Aline is seeked-out for her lightning-fast sight-reading skills, her deep knowledge of jazz and improvisation and her musicality and upbeat personality. Some artists that she has recorded for include David Occhipinti, Andrew Downing, Iskwé, The Weather Station, Amanda Tosoff, and many more. She is also the leader of the string section for SymphRONica (2019 Juno-nominated), Maurizio Guarini’s “A Goblin’s Chamber Music”, De Bouche à oreille – série de spectacles francophone, and many other Toronto- based projects that record and perform in the city. Aline has also performed and/ or recorded with international artists such as Munir Hossn (Brazil), Emma Smith (Edinburgh), Jake Sherman (USA), Leah Michelle (USA), Ed Sheeran (Great Britain), Danilo Perez (Panama), Cho Yongwon (South Korea), Mikko Hildèn (Sweden), amongst others.

Aline Homzy – violin
Michael Davidson – vibraphone
Thom Gill – guitar
Marito Marques – drums
Daniel Fortin – bass




Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound.

Event Details:

Date: June 29, 2023

Time: 8:30 pm

Price: Youth: $19.99, General: $39.99

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