Bio will be available soon.
Andrew Wahl will be leading Calgary's Concert Band sessions.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Cynthia Peyson Wahl holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Regina, a diploma in Contemporary Music from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, and a Master of Music Education from the University of Toronto. She currently teaches choir, vocal jazz, and musical theatre at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute, and was the jazz choir director at Canadian Mennonite University.
At DMCI her choirs have been a featured performer at Choralfest Manitoba, the ChoralCanada Podium conference, and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival in Banff. In 2011 and 2012, her choirs won the Earl Grey Trophy for Outstanding performance by a choir at the Winnipeg Music Festival, and in 2011, her Chamber Choir won the Lieutenant Governor’s Trophy for most outstanding performance of the Winnipeg Music Festival.
In 2012, Cynthia was the recipient of the Michael Proudfoot award for excellence in choral teaching. Cynthia enjoys a busy schedule as a clinician and workshop presenter, regularly travelling across Canada and the US to work with choirs of all genres.
Cynthia Wahl will be leading Calgary's Choral sessions.
As a singing trumpet player, Johnny Summers captures the audience from every stage with his clever yet natural approach to both life and music. With his versatility in the jazz idiom, from traditional to modern jazz, Mo-town, soul, funk and blues, he can be found on stage from duo, trio, quartet to full jazz orchestra. Johnny recently returned from an international tour in Japan and the Philippines with pianist, Egor Ukoloff where they performed at legendary jazz clubs including Tokyo's Body and Soul, and Manila's Tago Jazz Café. Johnny's latest recording projects include a recent release Suite Jubilation with guest artists; Dee Daniels, Vincent Gardner, the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and New West Symphony Chorus. He is also set to release an album later this year with jazz icon, Ellis Marsalis.
The Calgary Jazz Orchestra (CJO) is a high energy and passionate group of professional musicians. Every performance creates an experience that is upbeat, unique, and enjoyable for all ages and musical interest. The rich acoustic traditional Big Band sound emanates the stage, with the combination of witty character and personable touch of the musicians, laughter by all is a guaranteed component of each show.
Performing a variety of accessible programs within the Jazz genre for the past 12 years the CJO has presented themes including, but not limited to, the music of John Williams re-imagined, Disney classics re-imagined, the music of; Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra and more. They have presented programs with blues and soul influence to highlight artists including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince.
Johnny will be leading Calgary's Jazz Band sessions with the CJO in October.