SHADOPLAY is an original Jazz, Funk, Reggae 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. Aisha sings the old Jazz style with heartJay Harman’s refreshing Jazz guitar, with tasty fluid licks. Driving the beat – Paul Bellavie on drums.

Main Stage at the Marda Gras Street Festival

Live at the Marda Gras Street Festival August 10 2014

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 slipped in, January, 2014. Aisha and Paul joined in July, 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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