Jazz Travellers Series: Eric Platz (Brandon, MB) CD Release – “Life after Life”

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8:00 pm

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No stranger to Saskatoon jazz audiences, drummer and composer Eric Platz is releasing his cinematic and adventurous debut recording, Life After Life. Drawing on influences from jazz, North African music, and contemporary improvisation, the recording and tour feature Eric’s long-time collaborators Leanne Zacharias (cello), Don Benedictson (bass and electronics), and James Falzone (clarinet).

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Roots Series: Stray Birds (Lancaster, PA)

Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:00 pm

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The Stray Birds have been flying high since the 2012 release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album. The genre-melding acoustic trio features multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven, and Charlie Muench. All three are classically-trained roots-raised musicians who’ve been making music of all kinds since childhood. Wrongler opens the evening with a ripping set of high energy acoustic whoopdeedoo. YouTube

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Jazz Singer Series: Broadway In Love 2 – tickets still available

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 pm

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Saskatoon Summer Players and the Saskatoon Jazz Society are once again teaming up to present Broadway in Love 2 in honour of Valentine’s Day. Calling on the talents of many local performers, Broadway in Love 2is a cabaret style performance featuring well-known love songs and songs about love from some of Broadway’s best musicals. Bring along a loved one and enjoy a perfect Valentine’s date!
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Roots Series: Annie Lou (Vancouver Island)

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 pm

feb 18 annieJUNO nominee Anne Louise Genest creates songs steeped in the flavours of oldtime mountain, Appalachian, traditional country, and bluegrass music. Annie Lou is a natural story teller and her songs are boot grooving, heart moving tunes that speak of hard-drinking grandmas, rural dancehalls, blue collar fashions, small towns, and big cities. YouTube   $17/22     Get Tickets                            Sponsored by CFCR

Roots Series: Laura Smith (Mahone Bay, NS)

Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 pm

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Canadian folk singer-songwriter Laura Smith is best known for her 1995 single Shade of Your Love and for her adaptation of the Scottish folk song My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean.
A fixture of the Toronto coffeehouse scene of the ‘70s, Laura has two East Coast Music Awards, two JUNO nominations, and has recorded with The Chieftains.

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Jazz Travellers Series: Andrea Brachfeld & Jeff Presslaff Quintet (New York/Winnipeg)

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 pm

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A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, flautist Andrea Brachfeld began her professional music career at 16. Andrea has recorded six solo CDs and has worked with Rufus Reid, Tito Puente, and Wycliffe Gordon. Since moving from New York in 1997, pianist, trombonist, and composer Jeff Presslaff has been a mainstay of the Winnipeg jazz scene.

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Blues Series: Joel Fafard (Sunshine Coast, BC)

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Award-winning finger-style and slide guitarist Joel Fafard performs Southern roots and blues classics. Blessed with the soul of a purist, the showmanship of a seasoned entertainer, and a distinctive sandpaper vocal style, Joel’s performances are as authentic as those of a Beale Street busker.

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Roots Series: Jen Lane CD Release – “This Life of Mine”

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Jen Lane believes all that she has experienced over the past eight years – the good and the bad – have brought her to a place of free creative exploration. This Life of Mine reveals an artist comfortable in her own creative skin and able to honestly sing about the ups and downs of life.

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Jazz Travellers Series: David Buchbinder’s Odessa Havana (Toronto) featuring Hilario Duran

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 8:00 pm

mar 2 odessaAward-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up top jazz and world musicians to present an exhilarating evening of musical discovery connecting Jewish and Cuban music. The features David Buchbinder, (trumpet), Hilario Duran, Piano, Aleksandar Gajic, (violin), Justin Gray, (bass), Peter Lutek, (clarinet/saxophone), Mark Kelso, (drums), Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, (percussion), and Maryem Tollar, (vocals).

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Roots Series: Jeff Scroggins and Colorado (Parker, CO)

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 8:00 pm

mar 3 jeff Fronted by internationally acclaimed two-time National Banjo Champion Jeff Scroggins, Colorado is a high-energy five-piece bluegrass band possessing an eclectic range of influences blending second and third generation bluegrass. The band features award-winning mandolinist/songwriter Tristan Scroggins and Greg Blake’s authentic bluegrass, gospel, and country vocals.

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Presented by the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society and the SJS

Roots Series: Belle Plaine (Regina) CD release with special guest Jodi Giesbrecht

Friday, March 4, 2016, 9:00 pm

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The distinctive sound of Belle Plaine is drawn from her musical background that includes years of classical vocal training, jazz and contemporary music study at Grant MacEwan College, and a history of live performance stretching back to her childhood. Belle is releasing her latest album, The Unrequited Love. Jodi Giesbrecht plays the opening set.

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Fiddle Series: Home Sweet Home (Whitehorse, YT) with Rugged Little Thing

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Home Sweet Home is a new band with an old sound. Singing songs about the northern landscape, Yukon musicians Boyd Benjamin (fiddle), Keitha Clark (fiddle), and Kate Weekes (guitar), specialize in the Gwich’in fiddle music tradition of Old Crow, Yukon. Saskatoon’s Rugged Little Thing plays the opening set.

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Roots Series: Absofunkinlutely

Friday, March 11, 2016, 9:00 pm

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Saskatoon’s groove meisters are back to play their signature stubble funk and northern soul. The night will feature wah-wah guitar, spinning Leslies, thumpin’ pumpin’ bass lines, and songs for people with dancing feet.

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Piano Series: The Pram Trio (Toronto)

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Awarded the 2014 Grand Prix de Jazz from the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Pram Trio combines elements of the traditional jazz piano trio with contemporary styles of music beyond the jazz genre. Putting a strong focus on collective improvisation, The Trio creates an experience that appeals to both jazz and non-jazz audiences.

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Roots Series: David Francey (Elphin, ON)

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 8:00 pm

March 17 Francey snipScottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, David Francey is a truly authentic folk singer with a discography of 9 critically acclaimed CDs documenting the lives of working people. A natural storyteller, Francey’s wry humour, astute observation, and openhearted singing style have earned him a loyal following.

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Fiddle Series: The Fretless (Toronto)

Friday, March 18, 2016, 9:00 pm

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The Fretless’s fresh approach to folk music is quickly gaining attention around the world. String virtuosos Trent Freeman, Ivonne Hernandez, Karrnnel Sawitsky, and Eric Wright have a collective goal to push the limits of traditional music as far as possible.

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Jazz Travellers Series: Allison Au Trio (Toronto)

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Toronto saxophonist, composer, and arranger Allison Au returns to our stage with Todd Pentney (piano) and Dan Fortin (bass). The Trio will play a selection of original compositions along with some well-chosen favourite jazz standards.

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Big Band Series: High School Big Band Night

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7:30 pm

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High school big bands from Holy Cross, North Battleford Comp, and Walter Murray take the stage for a night featuring the jazz musicians of tomorrow.

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Jazz Singer Series: Heidi Munro & the RealGroovyBand

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8:00 pm

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A powerful vocalist with an enthusiastic stage presence, Heidi Munro surrounds herself with the best players in the province. Expect to hear everything from Billie Holiday to Bonnie Raitt to Eva Cassidy.

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Roots Series: Romi Mayes (Winnipeg)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Winnipeg’s Romi Mayes is one of the hardest working independent musicians touring the globe today. Blessed with sweet yet edgy vocals and an ability to write powerful lyrics, Romi has a JUNO nomination and five WCMA awards.

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Sarah Neufeld, The Ridge

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 8:00 pm

march 30 SarahSarah Neufeld is a violinist/composer based in Montreal. Sarah is best known as a member of Arcade Fire and is also a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble, Bell Orchestre. Her tour is in support of her new album, The Ridge, set to release on February 26, 2016. She will be joined by fellow Bell Orchestre member, Stef Schneider, on drums and synth.                                                                                            Eartheater from Brooklyn, NY opens the show.

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Presented by The Saskatchewan Jazz Festival & the SJS

Roots Series: Rosie & The Riveters

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Rosie & the Riveters are four fiercely talented and sassy dames who perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair. Their original songs feature sophisticated harmonies, body percussion, scintillating dance moves, humour, and just enough ooh-la-la to charm your socks off.

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Jazz Singer Series: Maurice Drouin’s 80th Birthday Bash

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8:00 pm

dapril 2 mdHere is your chance to be thoroughly entertained while contributing to a very worthy cause. Saskatoon’s Maurice Drouin will celebrate his entry into octogenaria in a perfectly fitting way – surrounded by his many musical friends. So far, the list of participants includes Grant Currie, Jamie Donlevy, Graham Dyck, Bob Klassen, Jaclyn Smith, and Tatrina Tai. Proceeds from Maurice’s Birthday Bash will go to our Jazz Legacy Scholarships.

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Roots Series: An Evening with Jim Lauderdale – The King of Broken Hearts (Nashville) with Megan Nash

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 7:30 pm

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Country, bluegrass, and Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale has released 23 solo albums since 1986. Jim has won two Grammy awards and his songs have been recorded by such notables as George Strait, The Dixie Chicks, and Vince Gill. Megan Nash plays the opening set.

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Presented by North Americana Fest and the SJS

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Blues Series: Steve Dawson’s Black Hen Road Show Revue featuring Russell deCarle, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Roxanne Potvin

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 8:00 pm

alvin youngblood hartRoots and blues genius Steve Dawson’s Road Show Revue returns with another supremely talented cast. Russel deCarle, best known as the front man of Prairie Oyster, has won 5 JUNOS and two SOCAN Song of the Year Awards. Grammy Award-winning bluesman Alvin Youngblood Hart is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of country blues. With a JUNO nomination and seven Maple Blues Awards nominations, Roxanne Potvin is steadily carving out her place in the Canadian roots music scene.

$35/45    
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Roots Series: Ellen Kolenick CD Release

Friday, April 8, 2016, 9:00 pm

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Presenting a captivating show of music that defies classification, Ellen Kolenick performs with a passion that is both entertaining and intimate. The evening will celebrate the launch of Ellen’s latest CD, and so it is.

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Piano Series: Manuel Valera Trio (New York)

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana. He has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artist as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, and Chris Potter.

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Jazz Singer Series: Eh440 (Toronto)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Eh440 – Stacey Kay, Joe Oliva, Luke Stapleton (aka the Human Record), Jake Stern, and Janet Turner – started harmonizing together in 2012. Using just their voices, this Toronto-based a cappella group has sung for audiences across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

$20/25 Get Tickets

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Roots Series: John Wort Hannam (Fort Macleod, AB)

Friday, April 15, 2016, 9:00 pm

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With five albums in his 13-year career, John Wort Hannam has a JUNO nomination for Best Traditional & Roots Album and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Album of the Year. According to John, “You’re dead a long time – so you better get out there and make something beautiful.”

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Blues Series: Tim Williams (Calgary)

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00 pm

april 16 tim1A blues-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Tim Williams is a 40-year veteran of the North American roots music scene. Tim is a virtual musical sponge and plays hillbilly and western swing, ’50s rhythm & blues and rock & roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early ’60s folk, bluegrass, and blues.

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Jazz Travellers Series: James Dandefer Quintet featuring John Stetch (Vancouver)

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 7:30 pm

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Twice nominated best jazz clarinetist in the National Jazz Awards, composer and performer James Danderfer has worked with some of the finest jazz musicians in North America and has been described as one of the best kept secrets in Canada. His quintet features John Stetch (piano), Joel Ross (vibes), Vicente Archer (bass), and Joe Poole (drums).

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Roots Series: Christa Couture (Toronto) with a Voice for Vultures

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 8:00 pm

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From the start, Christa Couture established herself as a singer-songwriter with sharp-shooting wit, effortless grace and heart-on-sleeve intensity. Her voice – sweet and slightly quirky – weaves through sonic landscapes that vary from delicate acoustic folk to cabaret to edgy indie folk-pop. Saskatoon’s A Voice for Vultures plays the opening set.

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Fiddle Series: Calvin Vollrath (St. Paul, AB)

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Calvin Vollrath, Canada’s fiddle sensation, is the undisputed king of Canadian old time fiddlers. He has catalogue of over 475 fiddle compositions, a discography of 58 recordings, and a busy schedule performing, teaching, producing, and judging fiddle contests. Calvin will be accompanied by Clint Pelltier and Lucas Welsh.

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Roots Series: Eileen Laverty

Friday, April 22, 2016, 9:00 pm

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Saskatoon’s first lady of song, Eileen Laverty, returns to our stage for an intimate concert featuring haunting ballads, angelic vocals, and heart-warming stories. Eileen will be accompanied by her long-time collaborators Jesse Brown, Glenn Ens, Greg Hargarten, and Corey Hildebrand.

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Piano Series: David Braid and The Penderecki String Quartet (Toronto/Kitchener)

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:00 pm

april 23 pendereckiOne of Canada’s finest and most adventurous classical ensembles, the members of the Penderecki String Quartet carry a full teaching load at Wilfrid Laurier University while also keeping a busy performing schedule. JUNO Award winner David Braid is in world-wide demand both as a pianist and as a composer. This evening’s partnership will feature Braid’s compositions for piano quintet.
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Roots Series: Claude Bourbon (Portsmouth, UK)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Finger-picking guitarist Claude Bourbon has performed and studied all over the world. A fusion of classical, jazz, and blues, with elements of Eastern, Spanish, Latin, and Western folk, Claude’s music is best described as “medieval Spanish blues.”

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An Evening with Said The Whale

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 8:00 pm

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Winners of the 2011 JUNO Award for New Group of the Year, Vancouver’s Said the Whale is setting off on a new tour, with a new focus. Their 2016 tour is an experiment in reverse engineering, road-testing new material for their next album. This is a great opportunity to see one of Canada’s great bands in an intimate atmosphere featuring a blend of never-before heard songs, and old classics.

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Presented by the Broadway Theatre & the SJS

Jazz Singer Series: Solstice

Friday, April 29, 2016, 9:00 pm

april 29 solsticeeeOne of the most entertaining, endearing, and enduring of all Saskatoon jazz ensembles, Solstice has been performing for 39 years. The group is led by Jean Currie and features a total of 12 singers and instrumentalists singing and playing arrangements of jazz, pop, blues, and gospel.

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Roots Series: Pretty Archie (Cape Breton, NS)

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:00 pm

april 30 prettieNamed after a Cape Breton street musician famous for playing a two-stringed guitar outside shopping malls in any weather, Pretty Archie is known for entertaining, high-energy, foot-stomping shows. The band’s honest, fun-loving, and at times heartbreaking music, finds common ground in the blurred genres of country, folk, bluegrass, and blues.

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Roots Series: ¡ARTE! Flamenco featuring Kari Alba, Ricardo Diaz, Celedonio Garrido, and Miguel Infante

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 8:00 pm

may 5 miguel¡ARTE! Flamenco explores and celebrates the art of flamenco. Kari Alba is a passionate teacher, choreographer, and promoter of flamenco dance. San Francisco’s Ricardo Diaz is an internationally renowned flamenco guitarist. Celedonio Garrido began singing in church choirs in Huelva, Spain before moving to Seville to work with professional flamenco dancers and guitarists. Miguel Infante has been principal dancer of legendary Spanish guitarist Juan Martín’s Flamenco Dance Ensemble.
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Roots Series: ¡ARTE! Flamenco featuring Kari Alba, Ricardo Diaz, Celedonio Garrido, and Miguel Infante

Friday, May 6, 2016, 9:00 pm

may 6 kari¡ARTE! Flamenco explores and celebrates the art of flamenco. Kari Alba is a passionate teacher, choreographer, and promoter of flamenco dance. Currently living in San Francisco, Ricardo Diaz is an internationally renowned flamenco guitarist. Celedonio Garrido began singing in church choirs in Huelva, Spain before moving to Seville to work with professional flamenco dancers and guitarists. Miguel Infante has been principal dancer of legendary Spanish guitarist Juan Martín’s Flamenco Dance Ensemble.
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Piano Series: The Oliver Jones Trio (Montreal)

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 pm

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The undisputed elder statesmen of Canadian jazz pianists, Oliver Jones has recorded 22 albums, won 3 JUNO Awards, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Mr. Jones returns to The Bassment accompanied by his long-time musical friends Éric Lagacé (bass) and Jim Doxas (drums).

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Daniel Koulack and The Knappen Street All Stars (Winnipeg)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:00 pm

may 10 DanielCombine clawhammer banjo with a little soprano sax, back this up with a killer rhythm section. Write songs that swing and cry, laugh and dance; throw in some stories and classic tunes of the last century plus some catchy dance moves. Polish it off with silver-smooth back-up vocals, mix with care, and sit back and enjoy the All-Stars’ signature sound.

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Blues Series: Paul Reddick (Toronto)

Friday, May 13, 2016, 9:00 pm

may 13 paulMelding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, Paul Reddick is one of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are his weapons of choice and when he sings, it is nearly impossible to listen and not get lost within the songs.

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Jazz Travellers Series: Pile of Bones Brass Band (Regina)

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 pm

A may 14 pile (2)Influenced by the street bands of New Orleans, the Pile of Bones Brass Band plays jazz, blues, world music, soul, funk, and R&B. With rock-steady sousaphone bass lines, street-beat drumming, greasy guitar tones, and raw brass harmonies, PBBB will having you partying like it’s Mardi Gras!

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Outreach Series: Mentorship Weekend – Silas Friesen Quintet with special guest Jim Brenan (Calgary)

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 pm

may 27 jimWinner of the WCMA Jazz Album of the Year in 2014 for January, saxophonist Jim Brenan is the featured musician/educator in our first Mentorship Weekend. The Silas Friesen Quintet – Silas Friesen (trumpet), Eric Wong (sax), Jasmine Der (piano), Emmett Fortosky (bass), and Joel Jeschke – has recently been working with Jim Brenan. Saturday night’s performance will showcase the fruits of this mentorship.

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Roots Series: Anderson Burko

Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:00 pm

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Singer-songwriters Roy Anderson and Darrell Burko have been quietly amassing an impressive collection of original tunes and a legion of intensely loyal fans. Surrounded by a stage full of instruments and some of the best musicians in town, Roy and Darrell will play tunes from their three critically acclaimed CDs.

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Jazz Singer Series: Jazz Singer Fest

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 pm

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If you are a fan of jazz vocal standards, then our Jazz Singer Fest is for you. This will be a celebration of great songs and great singers: Maureen Butler-Kennedy, Colleen Carr, Jamie Donlevy, Graham Dyck, Kathi Lewis, Jessica Robinson, Tatrina Tai, and Drew Tofin. Pianist and arranger Kim Salkeld will be joined by Sheldon Corbett (sax), Arlan Kopp (drums), and Gent Laird (bass).

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Fiddle Series: The Twin Fiddles of JJ Guy and Gordon Stobbe

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 8:00 pm

june y jj gordonAward-winning Canadian fiddlers JJ Guy and Gordon Stobbe have a long history of working together throughout western Canada performing, composing, teaching workshops, and mentoring youth. Their shared love for traditional fiddle music has resulted in a collection of original tunes written in the twin fiddle style with lead and harmony lines. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Cathy Sproule.

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Roots Series: Poor Nameless Boy (Regina) with Kirby Criddle

Friday, June 10, 2016, 9:00 pm

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A lover of melodic music, Poor Nameless Boy attempts to show the world that pop hooks can be hidden in an indie folk sound. PNB’s songs speak honesty about love, life, and our changing hearts in a busy world. Saskatoon singer-songwriter Kirby Criddle will play the opening set.

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Roots: The Whiskey Jerks and Purdy Bird

Friday, June 17, 2016, 9:00 pm

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The Whiskey Jerks play a musical fusion of klezmer, folk, rock, country-blues, gypsy-punk and jazz combined with clever, cocky, and, at times, sensitive lyrics. Led by Troy Hudson, Purdy Bird plays something approaching alt-country folk ‘n’ roll.

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