Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, swing, and ragtime. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. Jasmine Colette, aka Badlands Jazz, is the rhythm section who not only commands the upright bass but also keeps the swing with both feet while singing harmonies. Blue Moon Marquee’s passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark, and the way Colette’s honey velvet tones lift A.W.’s beaten down “bukowski-esque” mystique is something that enthrals audiences from the back room bar to the public square.

2017 Indigenous Artist of the year Nominee (western Canadian music awards)

2017 Best New Artist nominee( Maple Blues Awards)

Most Requested Canadian Band for the 2016 Canadian International Jazz Festivals


“Whiskey soaked Cab Calloway” Blues Matters UK

“The spirits of Memphis Minnie, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bukka White and many others haunt the musical offerings of Blue Moon Marquee.” – BC Musician

“Blue Moon Marquee have their own completely original style. Modern Blues doesn’t really get any better than this. This is a tremendous sound by a hugely talented duo who have found a way to update an ages old musical genre for the new century whilst remaining true to their roots and the genre originators” American Roots UK

“The night began with a rousing set from Alberta gypsy-noir duo Blue Moon Marquee. The pair cooked up a swamp-blues bouillabaisse, one that counted Tom Waits and late-era Bob Dylan among its key ingredients. And it did so with a flair for the atmospheric.” – Victoria Times Colonist

Best Regards,


Artist: Blue Moon Marquee
Date: May 13th
Door: 7 pm
Tickets: $25