SHADOPLAY is an original Jazz, Funk and Latin Band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our band puts on an energetic performance with some of the top musician’s in Calgary.

About Shadoplay Jazz Music

The very unique sound of Shadoplay is made up of Alex Hutchison who plays melodic solo’s on fret-less and fretted basses. Tink skats other worldly ancient and modern tongues and plays Djimbe. Jay Harman’s refreshing Jazz guitar, with tasty fluid licks. Driving the beat – Paul Bellavie on drums.



SHADOPLAY is named after Joni Mitchell’s painting “Shadowplay” that is the cover of an LA Express album “Shadowplay.” Originally formed in 1981, Alex restarted SHADOPLAY with Peter Strietman in December 2006.  Jay Harman in January, 2014. Tink and John McNeil joined in May, 2014.

SHADOPLAY performs in a variety of settings,  such as lounges, night clubs, festivals, auto museums, vintage schools, hair salons and art galleries. For bookings  call:

Alex Hutchison  at 403 225 1134 or email:

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