Fiddle Feast: JJ Guy, Daniel Koulack, Karrnnel Sawitsky, Cathy Sproule, Gordon Stobbe, And Eric Wright

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

Gordon StobbeFeaturing some of the best fiddle players in the country – JJ Guy, Karrnnel, Daniel Koulack, Gordon Stobbe, and Eric Wright – come to town for a night of great tunes and exciting jams.   We guarantee your fiddle appetite will be satiated.

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Blues Series: Julian Fauth (Toronto)

Friday, January 30, 2015, 9:00 pm

JUNO Award-winning two-fisted piano man Julian Fauth returns for a night of barrelhouse and boogie-woogie piano blues.   With infusions of gospel and jazz, Julian performs traditional material as well his own compelling songs. Combining a old-time blues shouter vocal style with a steady, thumping piano groove, Julian is a true one-of-a-kind artist.

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Roots Series: Catherine MacLellan (Summerside, PEI) with Ellen Froese

Friday, February 6, 2015, 9:00 pm

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The daughter of revered Canadian songwriter Gene MacLellan, Catherine MacLellan returns to the Bassment accompanied by guitarist Chris Gauthier. Catherine will perform selections from her five albums, including her latest release, The Raven’s Sun.  Saskatoon’s Ellen Froese plays a solo opening set.   
$20/25
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Jazz Series: BRSK – Balon, Rayner, Summach, and Kopp

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

Feb 7 brskBRSK is a collaboration between Brett Balon (organ/keyboards), Spencer Rayner (bass), Ian Summach (guitar), and Arlan Kopp (drums). This evening will feature the premiere of a suite of original tunes by Ian Summach and arrangements of contemporary works by Brett Balon.
$15/20
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Jazz Singer Series: Saskatoon Summer Players – Broadway in Love

Friday, February 13, 2015, 9:00 pm

broadway in love croppedSaskatoon Summer Players and the Saskatoon Jazz Society invite you to an evening of love songs for Valentine’s Day. Accompanied by the Wes Froese Quartet, the Saskatoon Summer Players singers will fill the evening with your favorite Broadway and jazz love songs. And for those who like to join in, sing-a-long booklets will be provided.
$22/27 NO FREE PASSES
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Presented by Saskatoon Summer Players and The Saskatoon Jazz Society
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Matthew Byrne (St. John’s, NL)

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 8:00 pm

Feb 15 Matthew ByrneSince bursting on to the Newfoundland scene four years ago with his debut recording, Ballads, Matthew Byrne has swiftly earned a place as one of the East Coast’s most authentic and vital traditional voices. With a collection of songs that weave great stories with beautiful melodies, Matthew’s is noted for polished guitar work and powerful vocals.
$17/22
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Roots Series: James Keelaghan Trio (Perth, ON)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

Feb 18 James KeelaghanReturning for his second visit to The Bassment, JUNO Award-winning Canadian folk singer songwriter James Keelaghan is known for his lilting baritone voice, driving rhythm guitar, and keen sense of scene and narrative.
$23/28 NO FREE PASSES
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Blues Series: The Wilma Groenen Band

Friday, February 20, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Wilma Groenen’s stellar interpretive vocals and Scott Triffo’s tasteful guitar musings combine to turn familiar favourites – everything from The Loving Spoonful to Lyle Lovett – upside down. Joining Wilma are some of the best players in the city: Brett Balon (keyboards), Arlan Kopp (drums), and Dave Anderson (bass).
$17/22
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Jazz Singer Series: Jaclyn Smith with the Maurice Drouin Orchestra

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

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One of the stars of our recent Jazzy Christmas show, Jaclyn Smith has become a bright lights on the local jazz scene. With a compelling stage presence and a fresh approach to jazz standards, Jaclyn will be accompanied by Maurice Drouin and his Orchestra.
$20/25
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with the Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his Trio provide the encouragement and guidance needed to make your jazz experience both fun and educational.
NO COVER
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Roots Series: The Whiskey Jerks with special guest Purdy Bird

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:00 pm

feb 26 WJ cropPeter Abonyi, Anna Bekolay, Nevin Buehler, Kevin Buzinski, James Diakuw, and Gillian Snider are the Whiskey Jerks. The band’s musical fusion of klezmer, folk, rock, country-blues, gypsy-punk and jazz is combined with clever, cocky, and, at times, sensitive lyrics. The Whiskey Jerks’ Bassment debut will feature the release of their first CD, Neat. Purdy Bird plays the opening set.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Theresa Sokyrka

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Since her second-place finish on Canadian Idol in 2004, Theresa Sokyrka has been busy touring Canada and recording five albums. Theresa headlines her first Bassment show backed by David Fong (piano), Michelle Sabourin (violin/vocals/percussion), Ryan Marshall (bass), and Arlan Kopp (drums).
$20/25
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Roots Series: Trent Severn (Stratford, ON)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES March 4 trent severFeaturing indie songster Emm Gryner, the multi-talented Dayna Manning, and violin whiz/songbird Laura C. Bates, Trent Severn’s songs are fueled by the folklore of Ontario with lyrics that pay tribute to Canadian legends. The sound of this band is CANADIANA based in folk, roots, and old country.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Willows aka Geneviève Toupin (Montréal)

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES March 5 Willows

Singer songwriter and pianist Geneviève Toupin writes intimate songs marked by haunting harmonies and catchy melodies. In 2013 she began to write and perform under the name Willows, a move that allowed her to work both in English and French and to include her Métis and Franco-Manitoban roots as part of her creative palette.
$20/25 NO FREE PASSES
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Roots Series: All Mighty Voice (Prince Albert)

Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Weaving elegance, grit, and simplicity, All Mighty Voice’s five singer songwriters play a rugged blend of alternative folk-rock marked by winter-chilling five-part vocal harmonies.
$15/20
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Jazz Series: Styles Montreux aka Ross Nykiforuk

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Mild-mannered Ross Nykiforuk steps out of the phone booth as the groovy and swinging super hero of the Hammond B3 – Styles Montreux. Playing a collection of organ hits and near hits, Styles is joined by jazz-hipster Skip Kutz (bass/vocals) and ex-golf pro Tim Campbell (guitar).
$17/22
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Roots Series: Goitse (Dublin, Ireland)

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES March 12 GoitseForged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Goitse performs its own compositions as well as traditional tunes from Ireland and abroad. With critical praise for their Dónal Lunny-produced second album, Transformed, Goitse has skyrocketed to the forefront of the traditional Irish music scene. Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of spirited music and fast-paced fun.
$25/35 NO FREE PASSES
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Fiddle Series: Troy MacGillivray and Kimberly Fraser (Cape Breton, NS)

Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Troy MacGillivray and Kimberly Fraser are much sought after performers and teachers of fiddling, step-dancing, and piano playing. Kimberly’s last album, Falling on New Ground earned her an East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Album of the year. Troy has eight award winning CDs and displays an intense commitment to preserving and developing Celtic culture.
$17/22
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Jazz Travellers Series: Ernesto Cervini and Turboprop (Toronto)

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES March 14 Turboprop

Drummer/composer Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop is a “souped-up” version of his Quartet. The sextet plays Ernesto’s contemporary jazz compositions and features some of North America’s most respected jazz musicians: Adrean Farrugia (piano), Dan Loomis (bass), Kelly Jefferson (tenor), Tara Davidson (alto), and William Carn (trombone).
$23/28
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Roots Series: Chic Gamine (Winnipeg)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

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If you caught Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café live show this past December, you will remember that JUNO Award-winning Chic Gamine is a vocal powerhouse with three lead singers – Annick Bremault, Alexa Dirks, and Andrina Turenne. With Motown souls, French pop spirits, and rock and roll hearts, the band has enchanted fans and critics alike with close harmonies and infectious tunes.
$20/25
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Piano Series: Jeffery Straker CD Release

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Raised in Punnichy by his church organist mother and his auctioneer father, singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker won the 2014 Vina del Mar (Chile) song competition, performing live to a festival crowd of 20,000 people and to a TV audience of 100,000,000. Straker’s two-night stand at The Bassment will feature songs from his latest CD, North Star Falling.
$20/25 NO FREE PASSES
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Piano Series: John Stetch (New York)

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

March 21 John Stetch

Award-winning pianist John Stetch pushes the boundaries of his jazz and classical training to incorporate melodies from around the world and from American pop-culture, from Mozart to Ukrainian folk music to The Love Boat theme.
$20/25
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his Trio provide the encouragement and guidance needed to make your jazz experience both fun and educational.
NO COVER
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Roots Series: The Once (St. John’s, NL)

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8:00 pm

March 26 The Once

One of the most popular and respected groups on the Canadian folk music scene, The Once – Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale, and Phil Churchill – have recently returned from a world tour opening for Passenger. The group’s fourth Bassment visit will feature songs from their new release, Departure.
$23/28 NO FREE PASSES
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Guitar Series: Bob Evan (Regina)

Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 pm

March 25 Bob EvansAward-winning guitarist Bob Evans is back with his eclectic mix of contemporary finger-style guitar and traditional roots music. Blessed with a warm vocal style, a tilted sense of humour, and a down-to-earth stage presence, Bob’s show is not just for “guitar geeks”.
$17/22
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Jazz Travellers Series: Harley Card Quintet (Toronto)

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Guitarist, composer, and freelance musician Harley Card is touring to promote his new CD, Hedgerow. A semi-finalist in the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition, Harley brings some of Toronto’s finest jazz musicians to our stage: Ethan Ardelli (drums), Dan Fortin (bass), David French (sax), and Matt Newton (piano).
$20/25
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Roots Series: Bobby Bazini (Montréal) ft. Bellwoods

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Quebec-based singer songwriter Bobby Bazini’s career took off in 2010 with his first single, I Wonder, staying at the top of the Quebec charts for nine straight weeks. Think Bob Dylan meets Otis Redding meets Johnny Cash meets Jim Morrison and you will have a good idea where this folk, soul, country, and blues artist is coming from. Bellwoods plays the opening set.
$20/25 NO FREE PASSES
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Guitar Series: JP Cormier (Cape Breton, NS)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES April 7 jp-cormierDescribed by Chet Atkins as “one of the most important guitarists of his generation”, multi-instrumentalist JP Cormier has a 30-year music career that includes 13 solo albums and 12 ECM Awards. His song, Hometown Battlefield, a depiction of the trials of Canadian veterans, has become a major YouTube hit.
$20/25
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Fiddle Series: The Rural Roots Trio – JJ Guy, Lucas Welsh, and Cathy Sproule

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 pm

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The Rural Roots Trio plays music from the one-room school dances of old with a modern flair. Featuring award-winning fiddler JJ Guy from Lintlaw, award-winning fiddler Lucas Welsh from Blaine Lake, and back-up pianist Cathy Sproule from Lafleche, the Trio will have you tapping your toes and up on the dance floor in no time!
$17/22
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Jazz Singer Series: Andrea Menard (Vancouver)

Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Genre-bending Métis songstress Andrea Menard returns to her jazz roots for an intimate evening of original music, accompanied by long-time collaborator Robert Walsh. With four award-winning CDs under her belt, Menard tells stories and sings songs the only way she knows how – with playfulness, poignancy, and pizzazz.
$25/35 NO FREE PASSES
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Jazz Travellers Series: Tunnel Six

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Formed during a chance meeting at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Tunnel Six is made up of three American and three Canadian players. These border-crossing musical storytellers blend elements of jazz, world, and folk to create a unique impressionistic soundscape.
$20/25
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Guitar Series: Claude Bourbon (UK)

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES April Claude Bourbon

Born in France, raised in Switzerland, and now living in the UK, 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”.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Eileen Laverty

Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Join Eileen and her band for an evening of soft and sensitive ballads delivered with such sensitivity and passion that even leather-clad bikers might be compelled to arm themselves with candles and head straight for the bathtub. Her stellar band features Jesse Brown, Greg Hargarten, Corey Hildebrand, and Glenn Ens.
$23/28 NO FREE PASSES
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Jazz Singer Series: Crestwood

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Steven Maier (vocals/guitar) and Gent Laird (bass) were runners-up in the second Tusq Duo Competition. Since that time, the duo has morphed into a jazz group featuring Steven’s velvet vocals, renditions of jazz standards, and several pop-infused originals.
$15/20
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Big Band Series: High School Big Band Night I

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 pm

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High school big bands from Aden Bowman, Bishop Mahoney, and Prairie Spirit East take to The Bassment’s stage for a night featuring the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
$7/10
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Big Band Series: High School Big Band Night II

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 pm

High school big bands from North Battleford Comp, Bedford Road, Centennial, and Holy Rosary take to The Bassment’s stage for a night featuring the jazz musicians of tomorrow
$7/10
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Roots Series: John Wort Hannam (Fort MacLeod, AB)

Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 pm

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A school teacher until he became a full-time musician in 2000, John Wort Hannam now has five critically acclaimed albums, a JUNO nomination, and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Album of the Year. John’s songs speak of life in Western Canada and the human experience as seen through the eyes of simple working folk.
$17/22
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Jazz Traveller Series: The Cookers (Toronto)

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 pm

April 25 cookers cropSwinging, straight-ahead jazz is what The Cookers are all about. Featuring Tim Hamel (trumpet), Ryan Oliver (tenor), Richard Whiteman (piano), Alex Coleman (bass), and Joel Haynes (drums), the band returns to The Bassment playing original compositions and jazz standards.
$20/25
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Blues Series: Suzie Vinnick (Toronto)

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Having learned to sing and play during the school week at Holy Cross and then on Saturday afternoons at the jam at Bud’s on Broadway, Suzie Vinnick is now one of the most respected musicians on the Canadian blues scene. With ten Maple Blues Awards (six as Best Female Vocalist), Suzie returns home to sing and play a night of blues and roots gems.
$20/25
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his Trio provide the encouragement and guidance needed to make your jazz experience both fun and educational.
NO COVER
Sponsored by St. John’s Music

Words & Music Series: Too Darn Hot

Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Featuring humourist Bonnie Logan, singer Wilma Groenen, and guitarist Scott Triffo, Too Darn Hot presents a delightful romp through risqué stories, sultry songs, and hot licks. Hilarious and poignant, the show explores innuendo-filled tunes from the 20s and 30s interspersed with stories ranging from awkward first dates to the mishaps of everyday relationships.
$17/22
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Jazz Singer Series: Solstice

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 pm

May 2 SolOne of the most entertaining, endearing, and enduring of all Saskatoon jazz groups, Solstice features a total of 12 singers and instrumentalists singing and playing arrangements of jazz, pop, blues, and gospel songs.
$20/25
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Blues Series: 24th Street Wailers (Toronto)

Monday, May 4, 2015, 8:00 pm

May 4 24th_streetA hit at last year’s Jazz Festival, the 24th Street Wailers are experienced, road-tested, and tougher than a two by four. Led by vocalist/drummer Lindsay Beaver, the Wailers are influenced by the freewheeling period of the 40s and 50s when the blues gave birth to rock and roll.
$17/22
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Words & Music Series: Lloyd Ratzlaff Book Launch – Bindy’s Moon

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Saskatoon non-fiction writer Lloyd Ratzlaff reads selections from his new book Bindy’s Moon. Lloyd will be accompanied by the creative energies of visual artist Roger Trottier and jazz pianist Don Griffith.
$12/17
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Roots Series: Jordie Lane (Melbourne, AU)

Friday, May 8, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Born to a comedian and a clown and spending his early years in his parents’ traveling circus, it is not surprising that Australian Jordie Lane is known for his relentless international touring schedule and for his witty, comedic storytelling. With a richly resonant voice and authentic and raw guitar playing, Jordie writes songs that are nostalgic and immediately affecting.
$17/22
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Jazz Travellers Series: Steve Kirby and The Northern Prairie Collective (Winnipeg)

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Since arriving Winnipeg in 2003 to head the U of M’s Jazz Studies Program, Steve Kirby has assembled a remarkable collection of world-class musician/educators that has made the Program a leader in jazz education. The NPJC features Will Bonness (piano), Quincy Davis (drums), Derrick Gardner (trumpet), Jon Gordon (saxophone), Anna-Lisa Kirby (vocals), Steve Kirby (bass), and Larry Roy (guitar).
$20/25
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Roots Series: Peter Katz (Toronto)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES May 12 Peter Katz

With a 2012 JUNO nomination, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, and a “Best Male Vocalist” Award in Now Magazine’s 2014 Readers’ Poll, singer songwriter Peter Katz captivates audiences with his unique brand of contemporary folk. Averaging over 150 shows a year, the hard-working Katz has collaborated with the Good Lovelies, Bahamas, and Royal Wood.
$17/22
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his Trio provide the encouragement and guidance needed to make your jazz experience both fun and educational.
NO COVER
Sponsored by St. John’s Music

Roots Series: Sweet Alibi (Winnipeg)

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES May 21Sweet AlibiWestern Canadian Music Award winners Sweet Alibi have captivated audiences across Canada with their signature harmonies. Currently touring original material from We’ve Got To, the trio’s music has influences ranging from folk, to country, to soul.
$17/22
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Blues Series: David Gogo Solo (Nanaimo, BC)

Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:00 pm

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One of Canada’s hardest working and most prolific blues guitarists, David Gogo has earned four JUNO nominations, a 2012 WCMA for Blues Recording of the Year, and the CBC Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada. Making his Bassment debut, Gogo will play tunes from his impressive 14-CD discography.
$17/22
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Jazz Series: Bob Klassen’s 85th Birthday Bash

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 pm

Yes May 23 Bob

The undisputed elder statesman of the Saskatoon jazz community, Bob Klassen, the Jazz Jeweler, celebrates his mid-octogenarian birthday in the best possible way – surrounded by his family and musical friends. A partial list of players who will be along to help Bob blow out his candles includes: Sheldon Corbett, Grant Currie, Maurice Drouin, Don Griffith, Donna Hay, and Kim Salkeld.
$20/25
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Words & Music Series: Go Wild At The Bassment – Candace Savage / The Lost Keys

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

May 28 Canadace cropOne of the events in this year’s Nature City Festival, Go Wild at the Bassment will feature a talk by nature writer Candace Savage. The winner of the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction for her book, A Geography of Blood, Ms. Savage is the author of more than 20 books. Jazz pianist Don Griffith plays a pre-talk musical prelude and Saskatoon band The Lost Keys play a post-talk musical set.
$12/17
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Piano Series: Tommy Banks & PJ Perry (Edmonton, AB)

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Two of Canada’s most respected and revered jazz musicians, Tommy Banks (piano) and PJ Perry (alto) have been playing together since the mid-60s. Don’t miss your chance to hear the JUNO Award-winning “Gentlemen of Jazz” perform selections from their latest recording, Old Friends.
$40/50 NO FREE PASSES
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Roots Series: Young Benjamins

Friday, June 5, 2015, 9:00 pm

june 5 young cropCombining contemporary folk and rock with a subtle dose of pop, Saskatoon’s Young Benjamins – Neusha Mofazzali, Veronique Poulin, and Brynn Krysa – have a sound that is infectious and refreshing. With a mix of violin flourishes, robust vocals, and math-rock rhythms, the band has become known as the “indie folk darlings” of the province.
$17/22
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Jazz Singer Series: Heidi Munro

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Since her recent move to Saskatoon, Heidi Munro has established a reputation for being able to sing several styles with passion and authority. Surrounding herself with the best players in the province, Heidi sings everything from Billie Holiday to Etta James to Patsy Cline.
$17/22
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his Trio provide the encouragement and guidance needed to make your jazz experience both fun and educational.
NO COVER
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Roots Series: Anderson Burko

Friday, June 12, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Singer songwriters Roy Anderson and Darrell Burko have been quietly amassing an impressive collection of original tunes. The affable duo return to play tunes from their three CDs surrounded by a stage full of instruments and some of the best musicians in town.
$17/22
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Guitar Series: Björn Thoroddsen and Richard Gillis (Reykjavik/Winnipeg)

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 pm

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While the guitar and the trumpet might seem at first to be an odd pairing, guitarist Björn Thoroddsen and trumpeter Richard Gillis have collaborated to create a pop-jazz style that is both relaxing and energetic. Expect twists and turns as these two journey-men musicians play selections from their two CDs, Morgana’s Revenge and Journey.
$20/25
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Fiddle Series: Patti Kustoruk (Winnipeg)

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Manitoba Fiddle Association Hall of Fame member Patti Kusturok is one the smoothest fiddle players in North America and is known for her effortless delivery of traditional Canadian fiddle music. Patti is in constant demand for performances, teaching, recording, and judging fiddle contests across the continent.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Saskatoon Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue

Friday, June 19, 2015, 9:00 pm

June 20 SLRBRFeaturing three great lead vocalists, a powerful horn section, a Hammond B3, and all the great R&B classics of the 60s and 70s, the Legendary R & B Revue promises you a packed dance floor and “more fun that adults should be allowed!”
$17/22
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Big Band Series: Bassment Big Band and The Saskatoon Community Jazz Band

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 8:00 pm

June 20 BBB CropOur season-ending show features some of the city’s best jazz musicians performing the swinging and accessible repertoire of The Bassment Big Band. The Saskatoon Community Jazz Band plays the opening set under the capable direction of Doug Gilmour.
$15/20
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