“Five Minutes With” Calgary pianist Tricia Edwards

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, pianist Tricia Edwards maintains a busy and diverse schedule playing and performing regularly as a solo artist, in a jazz combo, as a professional classical accompanist and as a member of several salsa and latin bands.

Tricia Edwards recently released her sophomore album “Intaglios”, a latin jazz project, on January 13, 2018 to a sold-out crowd at Calgary’s Ironwood Stage and Grill. She was the recipient of the 2009 Richard Harold Cowie scholarship, given by the Calgary Musicianʼs Association to further her jazz education. She released her debut jazz CD “Joyspring” in March 2009.

Tricia earned both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in classical piano performance from the University of Alberta
and studied in summer master class programs at both the Banff Centre and Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She has appeared as soloist with the Vienna Sinfonietta and University of Alberta orchestras and in frequent solo and chamber music recitals. She has been on the piano faculty at Alberta College and currently teaches at the Mount Royal University Conservatory.

Tricia Edwards

Name: Tricia Edwards

Genre: Jazz/Latin Piano/Keyboard

# of Albums: 2

Latest Release: Intaglios

Latest Single: Trainwreck III

Favourite Local Restaurant: Heaven (on 17th Ave)

Favourite band as a teenager:

Piano works of Robert Schumann

Favourite band now:

Chucho Valdes (Cuban jazz pianist)

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Anything by Lecrae

Live Show Ritual:

Going too early so I can be alone and not talk to anyone for a few minutes ahead of the gig

Favourite local artist:

The latin percussion section of Raul Gomez Tabera, Luis “elpana” Tovar and Hector Murillo

Nose Hill or Fish Creek?

Nose Hill

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


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