West End Hot Club at The King of Tarts

The King of Tarts Bakery and Café in Edmonton’s west end is hosting a Saturday afternoon jazz series for clarinet and guitar this spring. The project is supported by the Stony Plain Road Business Association through the We Belong in Jasper Place program.

“We hope Edmontonians will come for the jazz and stay a while for the tasty treats…or the other way around.” says clarinetist Don Ross, who put together the series with bakery owner Jeff Funston. “I love to play the hot club music and jazz standards made famous by Django Reinhardt in Paris. The combination of clarinet and guitar is perfect for people to come together and chat or just listen in the cozy atmosphere.”

“Our café is a gathering place for the community,” says Funston, the owner and creative force behind King of Tarts, a sun-lit neighbourhood spot in Jasper Place. “This is a great opportunity to treat our customers and the community to some wonderful Edmonton musicians and help them get to know our local music scene.”

The April 13 event will also include an open acoustic hot club jam for local musicians, suitable for all levels of players.

The café is open for regular business during the show, with no cover charge.


1:00 to 4:00 pm, on four Saturdays at the King of Tarts Bakery and Café 10051-152 street Edmonton. www.kingoftarts.ca


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Date TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Don Ehret

TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Jim Findlay

TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross, Cam Neufeld and Kevin Jacobson
Musicians are invited to join us for an acoustic jam session today at 2 pm!

TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Gareth Gilliland


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