The BuckingJam Music Foundation (BJP) is a not-for-profit foundation that operates BuckingJam Palace, a 60 seat concert venue in Calgary, Alberta. The initiative was started to address of a critical lack of affordable performance, rehearsal and recording space for musicians, particularly those in the improvisational music community whose concerts are best presented and experienced in an intimate, listening environment.
Since 2016, our series has attracted a loyal following that allows us to sell-out our shows and return one of the highest pay-outs in North America to musicians for a club-sized venue. We primarily host touring musicians who present their original music. We strive for diversity and gender parity in all our programming and in our board and Creative Committee and are a signatory of the KeyChange pledge.
Our venue is a unique house-concert space in an original 1910 estate home in the historic district of Mount Royal. We host concerts, provide food and transport to touring musicians; offer rehearsal space and recording facilities; and host receptions and special events.