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Performing this week on the Kinsmen Yamaha S6 Grand:
Thursday: Neil Currie 6:00-7:00

Friday: Brett Balon 4:30-7:15
Saturday: Maurice Drouin 6:00-7:00

Jazz Jam: The David Fong Trio

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 pm

David Fong 45If you sing, play an instrument, or just love to listen to jazz, make your way down to our Jazz Jam where musicians of all ages and levels are welcome to sit in.
No Cover   Sponsored by St. John’s Music and the Saskatoon Foundation

Roots Series: Shane Philips (Vancouver Island) with Jim McLean

Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 pm

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 8.44.52 PMBorrowing from folk, reggae, blues and beyond, Shane Philips blurs the boundaries of expectation and music into an altogether unique soundscape. A one-man-band, Shane plays didgeridoo, aslatua, djembe, Weissenborn-style guitar, and electronic kick drum. Saskatoon’s Jim McLean opens the night.

$17/23 Buy tickets online here!
  Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Diva Series: The Eliana Cuevas Quartet (Toronto)

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 8.48.36 PMThe reigning queen of Latin jazz in Canada, Eliana Cuevas returns to the Bassment with an all-star group led by pianist, composer, and producer Jeremy Ledbetter.    Eliana will perform selections from her latest album Espejo, a work which seamlessly blends genres from blues to pop and which features her signature soaring vocals and Latin jazz sound

$20/25 NO FREE PASSES    Buy tickets online here!

Sponsored by Concord Group Corp. 

Roots Series: The Good Lovelies (Toronto)

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8:00 pm

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 9.01.54 PMWith textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter, the Good Lovelies have become the ‘darlings’ of the Canadian folk music scene.   And once you see and hear the band’s thoroughly entertaining show, you too will become a member of the ever-growing GL fan club.

$25/30 NO FREE PASSES    Buy tickets online here!

Sponsored by CFCR

Roots Series: Jeff Scroggins & Colorado (Lyons, CO)

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 9.14.29 PMA high energy, high mountain bluegrass explosion, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado showcase the  fiery style and lightning fast banjo licks of leader Jeff Scroggins.   Colorado also features Tristan Scroggins (mandolin), Greg Blake (vocals/guitar), Annie Savage (vocals/fiddle), and KC Groves (bass).

$20/25   NO FREE PASSES
Buy tickets online here!

sponsored by CFCR
presented by Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music and the SJS
 

Jesse Brown CD Release

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:30 pm

may 2 jesse #2Saskatoon musician Jesse Brown has a thriving piano studio, plays keyboards for Eileen Laverty, and can be heard occasionally playing a shift at The Bassment’s Piano Fridays.   Jesse has recently been busy writing and recording a collection of introspective piano miniatures.  With influences from Chopin to Vince Guaraldi,  Heartwork is inspired by strength, kindness, perseverance, respect, and love.    $15/20   Buy tickets online here!      Sponsored by Yamaha Piano Centre

Piano Series: The Michael Cain Band (New York/Brandon)

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:00 pm

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 9.23.14 PMAlthough currently teaching at the University of Brandon, Michael Cain has played piano for many major jazz artists including Jack DeJohnette, Bobby McFerrin, Christian McBride, and Stanley Turrentine. The MC band plays a mix of jazz, electronica, funk, and soul, and includes Shannon Chapman (vocals/tenor sax), Donn Navidad (bass), and Michael Dunn (drums).

$17/23 Buy tickets online here!

Sponsored by Yamaha Piano Centre

Fiddle Series: Everything Fitz

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

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Featuring the high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of four of Canada’s finest young musicians, Everything Fitz has roots in Canadian old-time fiddle and Ottawa Valley step dancing. The Fitzgerald family play jigs, reels, bluegrass, swing standards, Celtic, and gospel, all the while executing some amazing dance routines.

$20/25 Buy tickets online here! NO FREE PASSES
Sponsored by Great Western Brewing

Songwriter Night Part II

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 8:00 pm

Saskatoon has become a hotbed for songwriters and seven of our city’s finest young songwriters are featured in this show:  Kristen Berkel, Berkeley Bucko, Kirby Criddle, Eliza Doyle, Ray Elliott, Jody Giesbrecht, Troy Hudson, Tyler MacKenzie, and Todd Peters.

$15/20  Buy tickets online here!
Sponsored by CFCR

Roots Series: Scott Nolan & Brandy Zdan (Winnipeg, MB/Austin, TX)

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 8:00 pm

May 22 Scott NolanConsidered one of Canada’s finest songwriters and performers,Scott Nolan is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist, having worked with modern Americana tastemakers The Holmes Brothers, Hayes Carll, and Gurf Morlix. Armed with a red Harmony Rocket guitar, a reverb-drenched Silvertone lapsteel, and a Hohner accordion, Brandy Zdan paints a deep and soulful soundscape.

$15/20   Buy tickets online here!
  Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Jam: The Kim Salkeld Trio

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:00 pm

If you sing, play an instrument, or just love to listen to jazz, make your way down to our Jazz Jam where musicians of all ages and levels are welcome to sit in.

No Cover 
Sponsored by St. John’s Music and the Saskatoon Foundation

Jazz Singer Fest II

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:00 pm

If you are a fan of jazz vocal standards, Part II of our Jazz Singer Fest is a night you won’t want to miss.  Featuring vocalists Sarah Anderson, Michelle Auser, Sylvia Bender, Grant Currie, Jamie Donlevy, Graham Dyck, Ellen Kolenick. Alexis Normand, Jessica Robinson, and Tatrina Tai, this will be a celebration of great voices and great songs.   The Kim Salkeld Quartet will provide sensitive and swinging back-up.

$17/23 
Buy tickets online here!
Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp. 

Roots Series: Laura Lee (Prince Albert)

Friday, June 13, 2014, 9:00 pm

Screen Shot 2014-01-20 at 8.37.28 PMOne of the prairies’ best kept secrets, Laura Lee’s interest in fundamental human experience is reflected in the lyrics of her roots-based, melodic recordings.   A semi-finalist in the 2012 International Song Writing Competition, Laura Lee will be joined by acclaimed Eric Jonasson (drums), Mick Gratias (bass), and Rich McFarlane (guitar).

$15/20 Buy tickets online here!
Sponsored by CFCR