Downtown Calgary

The Queen's Cartoonists

Jan 26

7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

How about a jazz concert alongside your Saturday morning cartoons and cereal? Even better, what about watching cartoons in the Jack Singer Concert Hall to live music accompaniment? Since the very beginnings of hand-drawn animation, jazz has been the bouncy, playful, even sometimes suspenseful music behind your favourite cartoons. The Queen’s Cartoonists (named after their borough of origin in New York) celebrate the role of jazz music in over 100 years of animation history around the world by providing a live soundtrack for characters like Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones and even your favourite wall-crawling superhero. There may even be a few familiar pieces of Canadian animation! Their heartfelt tribute to jazz in animation, combined with comedic anecdotes about the cartoonists and composers, make for an evening of rich entertainment across all generations.

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