23 results for tag: Funk

The Carl Mayotte Quintet

Carl Mayotte has quickly earned a reputation for being one of most prominent bassists, composers, and band leaders in Quebec. Since turning pro at age 16, he has completed a master's degree in jazz performance at McGill University, recorded four critically acclaimed albums, and gained the respect of many veteran musicians, ... Read More

Apollo Suns

Led by composer/guitarist Ed Durocher, Winnipeg's Apollo Suns is a 9-piece instrumental collective that fuses the influences of jazz, rock, and psychedelic. Best known for its high-octane live show, the group has performed at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, the Vermont Jazz Fest, and the Calgary Stampede. The band has several ... Read More

The Randy Woods Band

Randy Woods is a decades-long fixture of the Western Canadian music scene with a resume as long as a tall orangutan’s arm. His impeccable ear for music is matched by his genuine love of writing and performing with his band. Randy’s latest album, Soul Hammer, is a mix of funk, reggae, rock n roll, and R&B. Despite these ... Read More

Dirty Catfish Brass Band – POSTPONED UNTIL 2024!

We'll let you know asap what the new date is for this postponed show! Dirty Catfish Brass Band’s aim is to inspire, create and instigate – but mostly they just want you on your feet. Undeniably tight, yet reckless as hell, Dirty Catfish Brass Band deals in powerful phrasing and performances drenched with rhythm. Invoking ... Read More

Elizabeth Shepherd

No stranger to Saskatoon and Bassment audiences, Elizabeth Shepherd is a Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer known for invigorating the jazz song and bringing jazz-influenced music to a younger audience. Her catalog of 7 original albums has received considerable international critical attention. Elizabeth's ... Read More


Originally formed as a duo between Sauvelm McClean (keyboards/vocals) and Graham Templeman (drums), FunkJoint has a collective approach to musical writing and performance. Since 2018 the band has garnered hometown recognition for its unique brand of acid-jazz and revels in tight funk jams that exude the spirit of improvisation. ... Read More

Saskatoon Musicians’ Association Gala Showcase 2023

The Saskatoon Musicians’ Association celebrates its 113th year as Canadian Federation of Musicians Local 553 by presenting Gala Showcase 2023. Featured Local 553 performers include awarding-winning singer-songwriter Brad Johner, the Weber/Graham Trio featuring guest artist Alexis Normand, longtime Piano Fridays favourite ... Read More

Carl Mayotte

Carl Mayotte and his group deliver a magical concert where solos and virtuoso flights follow one another as in an action film that would keep you on the edge of your seat. One of Carl’s goals has been to democratize jazz by creating a concert where communication and the exchange of energy with the audience are essential. ... Read More

Avi Granite 6 – Cancelled!

New York guitarist and composer Avi Granite is best known for his Toronto-based neo-jazz sextet Avi Granite 6. Drawing inspiration from jazz, funk, punk, and avant garde, the group's sound is a cultural tapestry that explores original compositions through fierce improvisations which combine film music and the modern jazz ... Read More

Vince Maccarone’s Los Variants

The brainchild of Vince Maccarone, Los Variants explores connections between diverse musical backgrounds, blending different cultural influences within a jazz setting. This 5-piece super band presents a seamless mosaic of international influences taking audiences on a musical journey around the world drawing from reggae, blues, ... Read More