Welcome to JCL Productions

JCL Productions is an Edmonton, Alberta based company that specializes in live music event booking, consulting, talent buying, concert promotions, and event management, in Western Canada.

After booking live music for years at the Rev Cabaret (now Starlite Room) in Edmonton, then concert promoting and event planning hundreds of events at the University of Alberta for many years, Steve Derpack created JCL Productions. JCL has worked with many artists over the years, including such touring and locals acts as: Broken Social Scene, Hawksley Workman, Stars, Jason Collett, The Dears, Sloan, Joel Plaskett, Peter Elkas, Ron Sexsmith, Jill Barber, Matthew Barber, Jim Bryson, Mother Mother, The Golden Dogs, Matthew Good, The Meligrove Band, Hayden, Dan Bern, Josh Ritter, The Spill Canvas, Danny Michel, Final Fantasy, Tokyo Police Club, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Be Good Tanyas, Bedouin Soundclash, Neko Case, Dan Mangan, Cuff The Duke, Two Hours Traffic, Matt Costa, Thornley, Grady, Theory of a Deadman, Nashville Pussy, Metric, Hey Ocean!, Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, Elliott Brood, The Von Bondies, Amy Millan, The Skydiggers, Ten Second Epic, Corb Lund, the smalls, and many many others.

Steve was the Entertainment Manager for The Haven Social Club in Edmonton for a few years, and subsequently operated and booked Avenue Theatre.

JCL works with various artists nightly as well booking in all other venues in and around Alberta as well as partnering with various organizations such as the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and other festivals in Western Canada.

Steve has worked as a stage manager for awards shows as well as various festivals, and is currently a director of the Edmonton Music Awards. As well, he is working with new partners to continue to promote live music and other arts disciplines through the Mercury Room, a 150 seat arts space and live music venue, that will also feature excellent food service, and feature local art.

Steve continues to support and book many of this country’s finest talent in Edmonton and throughout Western Canada.

JCL Productions

Bands We Love!

The Devil Makes Three

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“There’s a road that goes out of every town. All you’ve got to do is get on it,” Pete Bernhard says. The guitarist/singer and his cohorts in the raw and raucous trio The Devil Makes Three have found their way onto that road numerous times since they first left their picaresque rural hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Back then, they had no idea it would lead them to such auspicious destinations

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Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

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THE FOLLOWING IS A NOT-SO-BRIEF RUNDOWN IN DAN’S OWN WORDS // Musician bios are often rife with language of grandeur. The truth is that most bands start out the same way. Most bands get their first gigs in a similar fashion. And most bands that weave themselves into the larger social fabric of their era do so by more pedestrian means than we, the audience, would like to believe. All

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the smalls

thesmalls

“We’ve been tossing around the idea of doing some shows together for a few years now, and the time felt right. Feels good to be relevant enough 13 years later to be playing with some of the other bands on the bill. Jack White, the Pornographers, etc. We got together to rehearse a little last week and it felt really good to just hang out and play that stuff. It

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Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan

Daniel Mangan is a Vancouver-based, two time JUNO Award winning Canadian musician. He has also been a contributing writer for The Guardian’s Arts section and Huffington Post Canada. He is married to actor and theatre artist Kirsten Slenning.

Wil

Wil

WiL Mimnaugh

WiL is currently producing/recording his 5th studio album which is due out later in 2014. The album was entirely funded by his fans through a crowd funding platform called Fanpush.

COLD SPECKS

COLD SPECKS

Al Spx

Cold Specks is Al Spx, a singer-songwriter born in Toronto, Canada, and currently based in Montréal. The name Cold Specks is taken from a line in James Joyce’s Ulysses (“Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness.”).

Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan

Daniel Mangan is a Vancouver-based, two time JUNO Award winning Canadian musician. He has also been a contributing writer for The Guardian’s Arts section and Huffington Post Canada. He is married to actor and theatre artist Kirsten Slenning.

Wil

Wil

WiL Mimnaugh

WiL is currently producing/recording his 5th studio album which is due out later in 2014. The album was entirely funded by his fans through a crowd funding platform called Fanpush.

COLD SPECKS

COLD SPECKS

Al Spx

Cold Specks is Al Spx, a singer-songwriter born in Toronto, Canada, and currently based in Montréal. The name Cold Specks is taken from a line in James Joyce’s Ulysses (“Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness.”).

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JCL Productions

All booking enquires please send information to steve@jclproductions.ca and we will get back to you shortly.