Jazz on the Wing – Yukon Arts Centre cabaret

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $27.50
  • Senior (60+): $25
  • Teens (13-19): $18
  • Child (12 and under): $8

Ticket Sales

  • Online at yukontickets.com
  • Yukon Arts Centre Box Office, (867) 667 8574
  • Hougen's Ticket Office, (867) 667 6058

Special series ticket offer until October 20, 2017

  • 5 shows for the price of 4
  • Adults: $110; Senior (60+): $100; Youth (13-19): $72; Child: $32
  • Available only at Yukon Arts Centre Box Office in person

Jazz in the Hall - Old Fire Hall

Ticket Prices (at the door)

  • General Admission: $7
  • Teens & Children (19 and under): Free

Jazz on the Wing - Dawson City

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $25
  • KIAC members: $22
  • Youth: $10
  • Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm
  • Tickets at Maximillian’s, KIAC or at the door

Jazz on the Wing - Haines Junction

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets: $20 adults/$10 youth & seniors, Free for 12 & under
  • Doors open @ 7 pm, show starts @ 7:30 pm
  • Tickets at the door or reserve by email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Pianist Tamir Hendelman Trio from Los Angeles

Pianist Tamir Hendelman Trio from Los Angeles

“I must [take] a moment to single out some wonderful and creative solo segments by a young pianist named of Tamir Hendelman. It was a satisfying but strange feeling to…hear a new young voice make some exhilarating and thoughtful solos in the spaces that I used to occupy in those pieces. ...I look forward to hearing more from him.” ~ Oscar Peterson’s personal journal


From Los Angeles, Israeli-born award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman has topped the Billboard charts recording and performing with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, James Moody, Gladys Knight, John Pizzarelli and Quincy Jones.

The Tamir Hendelman Trio explores jazz standards, Brazilian music, blues and his Israeli roots.


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Award-winning JAZZ PIANIST TAMIR HENDELMAN has performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, Phil Upchurch, Rickey Woodard, John Clayton and Barbara Morrison. He also leads his own trio and his debut CD “Playground” features him in this trio setting.

Beginning his keyboard studies at age 6 in Tel Aviv, Tamir moved to the US at age 12 in 1984, winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition 2 years later at age 14. Concerts in Japan and the Kennedy Center followed.

Tamir then studied at the Tanglewood Institute in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Music Composition degree from Eastman School of Music in 1993. He then became the youngest musical director for Lovewell Institute, a national arts education non-profit organization.

Since returning to LA in 1996, Tamir has been in steady demand as pianist and arranger, touring the US, Europe and Asia, and receiving awards from ASCAP and National Foundation For Advancement in the Arts. In 1999 Tamir was a guest soloist with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

Tamir joined the Jeff Hamilton Trio in 2000, contributing arrangements, recording and touring Japan, Europe and the US. In 2001 he became a member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, with whom he premiered John Clayton’s new orchestration of Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite in the Hollywood Bowl in 2001. In 2002 he also toured Europe with Tierney Sutton and the Bill Holman Big Band. Tamir musically directed Julia Migenes’s “Alter Ego” and played/arranged on Roberta Gambarini’s “Easy To Love.”

With the CHJO, Tamir has recorded for John Pizzarelli, Gladys Knight and Diana Krall. He is the pianist/arranger on Jackie Ryan’s “You and the Night and the Music” and Janis Mann’s “A Perfect Time.” He is also featured on Natalie Cole’s “Still Unforgettable” and Barbara Streisand’s upcoming recording.

Tamir’s musical travels have taken him from Alaska to New York, and Thailand to Israel. In his own trio, he explores standards, Brazilian music, blues and his Israeli roots. Tamir’s debut CD Playground (2008) was released in Japan on the Swing Bros. label and was released in the U.S. in December 2008 on CDBaby.com. Tamir is a Resonance Records artist.

BASSIST ALEX FRANK may only be in his 20’s, but Alex has already established himself as a first-call bassist for film (Jersey Boys, Black Nativity), television (You’re The Worst, Modern Family, Friends With Better Lives), and records (Bruce Forman, Dave Damiani). Along with pianist Peter Smith and guitarist John Storie, Alex recently founded the group Too Marvelous For Words, a tribute to the original Nat King Cole trio, which has begun touring nationally

Alex has also become an in-demand accompanist for jazz singers Tierney Sutton, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. (America’s Got Talent winner, 2011), Renee Olstead (TV’s Still Standing, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Spencer Day,Jackie Ryan, Erin Boheme, Sara Gazarek, Jane Monheit, Polly Gibbons, Richard Shelton, James Tormé, Melissa Morgan, and film icons Molly Ringwald & Jeff Goldblum. For singer Dave Damiani, Alex co-produced his newest album, Midlife Crisis, as well as performing on all 13 tracks and co-writing the title song. This album features I’ve Been Around, a new song by Oscar and Grammy winners Johnny Mandel (The Shadow of Your Smile) and Marilyn & Alan Bergman (The Way We Were), which Alex and Johnny Mandel co-arranged. Alex is Damiani’s musical director and main arranger.

Additionally, Alex is the bassist in jazz trios with pianist Tamir Hendelman (Barbra Streisand) and guitarist Bruce Forman (Ray Brown), and has recorded with them as well. In fact he is the bassist on Forman’s latest album, The Book of Forman, also featuring Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. His touring has taken him around the world, performing at such prestigious venues as New York’s Café Carlyle, Seattle’s Jazz Alley, and the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In 2013, Alex placed second in the International Society of Bassists’ biennial jazz competition, and in 2014, as a member of Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop, he was inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. Alex has toured with Cow Bop at such renowned venues as Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, the Continental Club in Austin, Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz, as well as tours in New Zealand and New Caledonia. Also in 2014, Alex had the privilege of performing at UCLA with the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, along with special guests and honorees Ernie Andrews, Barbara Morrison, and Kenny Burrell.

Alex graduated from Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied bass with Peter Dominguez and jazz giant Eddie Gomez from the Bill Evans trio. He also studied with legendary bassist John Clayton and David Allen Moore of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since returning to his native Los Angeles, Alex has had the pleasure of performing with music icons George Benson, Benny Golson, Roy McCurdy, Marcus Belgrave, John Pisano, and Jim Keltner; Grammy winners John Proulx, Peter Erskine, Bill Cunliffe, Mike Lang, and Bill Holman; the big bands of Holman, Johnny Mandel, Patrick Williams, Allan Chan, Ron King, and the Budman/Levy Orchestra; George Doering’s bluegrass group, The Brombies; and with many other renowned artists including Joe La Barbera, Graham Dechter, Clayton Cameron, Josh Nelson, John Daversa, Bob Reynolds, and Bob Sheppard.

DRUMMER DEAN KOBA is native of Honolulu, Hawaii.  He has performed with numerous jazz greats some of which include Benny Bailey, Jeff Berlin, Bud Shank, Jeff Clayton, John Clayton, Bill Cunliffe, Dee Daniels, Walter Norris, Bob Sheppard, Gary Foster, Fareed Haque, Makoto Ozone, Roberta Gamborini, Jackie Ryan, Larry Fuller, and Tamir Hendelman. His tours have taken him all around the United States as well as Europe.  He is featured on several recordings with bassist Christoph Luty, Tamir Hendelman, the Acoustic Jazz Quartet, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Bayou Brass Band, Brent Jenson and the Greg Reitan trio. 

Dean studied music at Northwestern University (BA) and USC School of Music (MM). He also studied privately with Jeff Hamilton (Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall), Joe Labarbera (Bill Evans, Tony Bennett), and Greg Field (Count Basie Orchestra, Frank Sinatra).  Dean currently resides in Cerritos, California and freelances in the greater Los Angeles area. 

He is also the jazz drumset instructor at Long Beach City College, Mount San Antonio College, and El Camino College. Dean performs weekly at Disneyland with the Royal Street Bachelors and the Jambalaya Jazz Band.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

7:30pm, Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

Cabaret Seating


Tamir Hendelman – piano
Alex Frank – upright bass
Dean Koba - drums



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