The List: Soprano Sharon Azrieli paying tribute to the late Michel Legrand at Yardbird

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Named a Chevalière of the National Order of Quebec in 2019 for her ongoing performance achievements, versatile cabaret jazz soprano and Juilliard graduate Sharon Azrieli is at the Yardbird Tuesday night with a program sung from the heart.

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Azrieli has been a professional singer in the Canadian Opera Company, a Cantor for Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor and has been on stage everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the National Arts Center in Ottawa, performing in more than 60 concerts and operas.

In a much more intimate setting, backed by pianist and arranger Tamir Hendelman for the Tuesday show, she’ll deliver passionate covers from her just-released album Secret Places: A Tribute to Michel Legrand — expect romantic staples like Windmills of My Mind and What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?

Also in the band, on alto and tenor sax is Beth McKenna, Olivier Babaz is playing bass and behind the drum kit sits Peter Colantonio.

Tickets to the 8-10 pm Tuesday show are $20, which you can grab at — also available at the door if not sold out online, and the venue’s at 11 Tommy Banks Way in Old Strathcona.

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1/29-4/3: 5 Artists 1 Love (AGA)

2/3-3/19: Julya Hajnoczky’s Refugium (Art Gallery of St. Albert)

2/5-3/19: Liz Ingram and Bernd Hildebrandt’s Touching Gravitas (SNAP)

2/12-3/19: Steve Driscoll’s Stuck in that Moment Forever (Peter Robertson)

2/19-5/29: Bryan Samson, Maud Lewis (AGA)

2/23-3/18: Matthew LaPierre’s The Idiot Box; Eszter Rosta’s fifty-nine events (FAB Gallery)

2/26-3/12: Mary Joyce (Bugera Matheson)

2/28-4/9: Gathering fiber arts show (Nina Haggerty)

7/4-23: David Cantine (Peter Robertson)


3/10: Snowed In Comedy Tour (Backstage Theatre)

3/10-13: Comedian CP (Comic Strip)

11/3: Showmageddon 2 w/ Mike Lynch (Yuk Yuk’s)

3/12: Bianca Del Rio – Unsanitized (Jubilee)

3/14: The Arrogant Worms (Festival Place)

3/26: Don Burnstick (River Cree)

4/21-22: Jim Jefferies – The Moist Tour (Jubilee)

4/29: Taylor Tomlinson (Jubilee)

9/5: John Cleese (Winspear)

5/19: Comedy Night in Canada ft. Rick Mercer (Jubilee)

5/19: The Debators (Winspear)

6/10: Howie Mandel (River Cree)

6/10: Miranda Sings (Arden)

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6/17: Brent Butt (Arden)

6/18: Trevor Noah (Rogers)

6/27: Russell Peters (Rogers)

8/2: Celeste Barber (Jubilee)

10/23: Tracy Morgan (River Cree)

11/11: The Price is Right Live (River Cree)


11/21/6-4/22: James Cameron—Challenging the Deep (Telus World of Science)

4/29-5/1: jurassic quest (Expo Centre)


3/3-13: SkirtsAfire (various)

3/5: winter blues festival (St Basil’s Hall)

3/18-19: Dead Ends Live (various)

3/27-4/9: winterruption (various)

6/17-19: North Country Fair (Driftpile, AB)

7/28-31: Big Valley Jamboree w/ Tim McGraw (Camrose, AB)

8/4-7: Edmonton Folk Music Festival w/ Buffy Sainte-Marie, the War on Drugs (Gallagher Park)

8/19-21: Edmonton Blues Festival (Hawrelak Park)

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8/19-21: Together Again w/ Paul Brandt, Burton Cummings (Edmonton Exhibition Lands)


3/10: Catherine MacLellan (Arden)

3/10: Tariiq (Starlite)

11/3: Choke, Fire Next Time (Starlite)

3/11: Dervish (Festival Place)

3/11: Ben Sures CD Release (Arden)

3/12: Glass Tiger (River Cree)

12/3: Women of Folkways (Northern Lights Folk Club)

3/13: Straight No Chaser (Winspear)

3/14: the Arrogant Worms (Festival Place)

3/15: Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Union Hall)

3/15: Jeff Hendrik (Station)

3/15: Chet Faker (Midway)

3/15: Obscura, Vale of Pnath (Starlite)

3/16: Alex Cuba (Festival Place)

3/16: Ayla Brook, Kimberley MacGregor (Starlite)

3/17-18: foreigner (River Cree)

3/17: the Real Mckenzies (Starlite)

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3/18: the Congregation (Station)

3/18: Said the Whale (Starlite)

3/19: airsupply (River Cree)

3/19: Molly Johnson (Arden)

3/19: Threefold, Hollow Point (Aviary)

3/23: The Darkness (Union Hall)

3/23: Steven Page (Festival Place)

3/24: Bobby Tenderloin (Starlite)

3/25: Herman’s Hermits (River Cree)

3/25: Misfortune Tellers (Aviary)

The Velveteins are at Starlite March 25.
The Velveteins are at Starlite March 25. Photo by Sebastian Buzzalino /supplied

3/25: the Velveteins, Aladean Kheroufi (Starlite)

3/26: Suzie Underleider (Northern Lights Folk Club)

3/29: Ann Vriend (Station)

3/31: Clutch (Midway)

3/31: Lonesome Ace Stringband (Arden)

3/31: Michael Kaeshammer (Festival Place)

4/1: Celeigh Cardinal (Arden)

4/6: Glenn Miller Orchestra (Winspear)

4/7: Irish Mythen (Arden)

4/8: Wares, Sunglaciers (Aviary)

4/10: Lea Salonga (River Cree)

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4/10-11: Sarah Harmer (Starlite)

4/12: Alice Cooper (Jubliee)

12/4: Steve Dawson (Festival Place)

4/13: Imagine Dragons (Rogers)

4/13: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall (Festival Place)

4/13: Plants and Animals (Starlite)

4/15: Slipknot (Rogers)

4/15: TUNIC (Aviary)

4/16: Pegboard Nerds (Union Hall)

4/17: Rise Against, Pennywise (Edmonton Convention Centre)

4/18: Caribou (Union Hall)

4/19: Peach Pit (Midway)

4/20: Needtobreathe (Jubilee)

4/20: Pavlo (Arden)

4/22: Frazey Ford, Mariel Buckley (Station)

4/22: Royal Canoe, Zoon! (aviary)

4/24: Roy Forbes (Northern Lights Folk Club)

4/25: Hawksley Workman (Arden Theatre)

4/27: Royal Blood (Expo Centre)

4/29: Cancer Bats + Comeback Kid w/ Misery Signals (Starlite)

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4/29: Rodney Atkins (River Cree)

4/30: Valdy (Northern Lights Folk Club)

4/30: ZZ Top (River Cree)

5/2: Mother Mother (Jubilee)

5/2: Dan Managan (Winspear)

5/4: Home Free (Jubilee)

5/5: Chris Webby (Union Hall)

5/5: George Thorogood and the Destroyers (River Cree)

5/5: Josh Ramsay (Shoctor Theatre)

5/5: Opeth, Mastodon (Expo Centre)

5/7: aprilwine (River Cree)

5/7: Martyn Joseph (Northern Lights Folk Club)

5/7: KALEO (Expo Center)

5/7: Rage Against the Machine w/ Run the Jewels (POSTPONED)

5/7: Shakey Graves (Winspear)

9/5: James Taylor with Jackson Browne (Rogers)

9/5: Chris deBurgh (Jubilee)

5/11: Chris Stapleton (Rogers)

5/14: Marcus King (Midway)

5/19: Avril Lavigne, Grandson (Rogers)

5/30: Dallas Smith (Bonnet’s, Grande Prairie)

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6/4: Shad (Starlite)

8/6: Purity Ring, Dawn Richard (Union Hall)

6/10: Primus (Expo Centre)

Jann Arden plays River Cree June 11.
Jann Arden plays River Cree June 11. Photo by supplied

6/11: Jann Arden (River Cree)

11/6: Charlotte Day Wilson (Midway)

6/24: Kat Danser & The Tall Tales (Arden)

7/4: Weird Al Yankovic (Winspear)

7/5: Shawn Mendes (Rogers)

7/28: Alanis Morissette, Garbage (Rogers)

7/8: the Lumineers (Rogers)

8/24: Hanson (Midway)

8/24: Modest Mouse (Edmonton Convention Centre)

8/27: Greta Van Fleet (Rogers)

9/4: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Joan Jett (Commonwealth)

9:17: Rod Stewart (Rogers)

9/27: Foo Fighters (Rogers)

10/29: SCREAM (Expo Centre)

11/18-19: Blue Rodeo (Jubliee)


2/1-4/3: Nashville Outlaws (Mayfield)

2/4-4/3: Pretty Woman (Spotlight Cabaret)

2/26-3/20: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Citadel)

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9-3-27: Cottagers and Indians (Varscona)

11/3: The Life and Music of George Michael (River Cree)

3/19-25: Edmonton Opera’s Così fan tutte (Jubilee)

3/19-4/10: Jane Eyre (Citadel)

3/31-4/2: Alberta Ballet’s PHI featuring the music of David Bowie (Jubilee)

4/7-8: Shumka on Tour (Jubliee)

2/4-24: The Herd (Citadel)

4/21-5/7: Two-Headed/Half-Hearted (ATB Arts Barns)

4/23-24: Shen Yun (Jubilee)

4/27-5/15: Bloomsday (Varscona)

5/3: Charles Ross’ One Man Star Wars (Arden)

5/6: ABBA Mania (River Cree)

5/12-17: Alberta Ballet’s Cinderella (Jubilee)

5/14: The Clairvoyants (River Cree)

5/25: Henry Rollins (Shoctor Theater)

6/3: Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey w/ Brian Cox (Jubilee)

6/4: The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute (River Cree)

6/21-7/10: Hamilton (Jubilee)

11/8-13: Jesus Christ Superstar (Jubilee)

2/23/21/26: Anastasia (Jubilee)

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