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Big Band Series: Stone Frigate Big Band featuring Robyn Knight

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00 pm

Sept 20  SFBBStart your jazz season off with one of Saskatoon’s best big bands. Featuring vocalist Robyn Knight, the Stone Frigate Big Band plays the classic swinging hits of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman.   The band also features Albert La on tenor and Matt Wolsfeld on piano.  Dancers are welcome!

$15/20      Get Tickets Here!                    Sponsored by Prairie Meats

Roots Series: Jen Lane & John Antoniuk

Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00 pm

Sept 26 Jen Lane and John Antoniuk #3Think Robert Plant meets Allison Krauss and you’ll have a good idea of where Jen Lane and John Antoniuk (Smokekiller) are coming from. They compliment each other beautifully as they perform John’s indie/roots and Jen’s country/folk.

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Jazz Singer Series: Gillian Snider/Neil Currie Quartet

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 pm

Sept 27 GillianTwo of Saskatoon’s best jazz singers, Gillian Snider and Neil Currie, join forces for a night showcasing inventive arrangements of jazz standards and a truly unique vocal blend.   Gillian and Neil are backed by Warren Hay (bass) and Rick Van Dusen (drums).

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Fiddle Series: James Steele, Daly Amyotte, and Austin Castle

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 2 James Steele                                                                              Our first Fiddle Series show of the season features three of the best fiddlers in Saskatchewan:  James Steele, Dale Amyotte, and Austin Castle take the stage for a night of toe-tapping-foot-stomping-fiddle-favourites.

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Roots Series: Little Criminals with Fern

Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 pm

Violinist Amanda Bestvater and guitar player Taylor Read are folk pixies who weave haunting melodies, dissonance, and psychedelic accents into heart-wrenching harmonies and vulnerable confessions. A folkster and poet at heart, opener Fern uses music as a means of giving the abstract a body.

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Big Band Series: Toon Town Big Band with Donna Hay & Graham Michael

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 4 XXXToon Town - Donna Hay                                                                              Featuring vocalists Donna Hay and Graham Michael, The Toon Town Big Band plays all the big band classics.   This night is the Bassment‘s Volunteer Appreciation Night where we thank our dedicated members who have helped out in the club and in our Jazz Fest Burger Tent.

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Fiddle Series: Vishtèn (Montreal)

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 pm

VishtenA trio of folk musicians, Vishtèn has roots in both the Magdalen Islands and Prince Edward Island. Fusing Acadian and Celtic genres with rock and indie-folk influences, Pascal Miousse and twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc are powerful Francophone singers and fiery multi-instrumentalists.
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Roots Series: The Dead South (Regina)

Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:00 pm

Dead SouthA four-piece ensemble, The Dead South blends elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock resulting in a unique, modern, and authentic blend of boot-stompin’ acoustic music. The band (Nate Hilts, Scott Pringle, Colton Crawford, and Danny Kenyon) constantly pushes the energy limits of its live shows and what is possible between four acoustic instruments.

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Giving Thanks for Bill Watson

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 pm

Bill WatsonWith the passing this summer of Bill Watson, Saskatoon lost one of its greatest and most beloved jazz musicans.   As a jazz drummer, jazz advocate, and jazz mentor, Bill Watson left an indelible mark on our music scene.   Sarah Anderson, Brett Balon, Grant Currie, Laurie Currie, Maurice Drouin, Shelly Ewing, Doug Gilmour, Don Griffith, Wilma Groenen, Vesti Hanson, Bob Klassen, Skip Kutz, Teegan Jeffers, D’Arce McMillan, Dennis Nichol, Hans Van Norren, and a host of other local musicians will be donating their time and talent to pay tribute to Broadway Bill.   All proceeds will go towards a youth jazz education fund.


Blues Series: Keith Hallet (Hamwell, NB)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 14 Keith-hallett-2With howlin’, growlin’, soulful vocals and impressive guitar licks that have made him a household name in the East Coast blues community, Keith Hallet won the 2007 CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award when he was only 17 years old.  With a maturity beyond his years, Keith is destined to be a towering figure on the Canadian blues scene.

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Roots Series: Belle Plaine (Regina)

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 pm

Belle Plaine

The pride of Fosston, Saskatchewan, singer-songwriter and ex-waitress Belle Plaine returns to The Bassment stage for a night of her original songs accompanied by Elizabeth Curry (bass) and Jeremy Sauer (piano).

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Roots Series: Poema Flamenco with Kari Alba, Celedonia Garrido Santos, and Ricardo Diaz

Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:00 pm

oct 17 Poema FlamencoKari Alba has danced Flamenco internationally and across Canada combining impeccable technique with an ability to convey deep emotion and passion.  Ricardo Diaz is an internationally renowned guitarist having performed in the U.S., Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe. Spanish singer Celedonio Garrido Santos began singing in church choirs before moving to Seville to work with Flamenco dancers and guitarists.

$20/25      Get Tickets Here Soon!        Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Singers Series: Shelly Ewing – Hot Club of Sasaktoon

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm

Shelly Ewing

A former principle vocalist for the RCMP Concert Band, Shelly Ewing now sings comtemporary and traditional jazz tunes. Led by guitarist Tim Campbell, Hot Club Saskatoon plays the swing guitar tunes of Django Reinhardt. The night also features some of Saskatoon most notable musicians: Skip Kutz, Ross Nykiforuk, and Kim Salkeld.   Two great bands for the price of one!

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Root Series: Current Swell (Victoria)

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 8:00 pm

With five critically acclaimed albums indie-folk-rock band Current Swell (Scott Stanton, Dave Lang, Ghosty Boy, and Chris Petersen) began playing in backyards and on beaches eventually moving up to performing in front of 45,000 fans on Canada Day in Victoria.

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Jazz Singers Series: Ellen Doty (Calgary)

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 pm

Singer Ellen Doty’s music is an organic blend of traditional jazz and easy-listening pop.   On tour to promote her first full-length recording Gold, Ellen is backed by Daniel Reynolds (piano), Conrad Good (bass), and Oliver Miguel (sax/percussion).

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Jazz Singers Series: Norbert Kögging (Amsterdam)

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 24 Norbert Kogging #2

With a Masters in vocal jazz from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Norbert Kögging is no stranger to Canadian jazz audiences having previously performed in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto.   Norbert makes his Saskatoon debut singing originals as well as covers of everything from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa.

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Blues Series: Tim Williams (Calgary)

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 25 Tim WilliamsWith a legion of fans who appreciate his great singing, playing, and story-telling, bluesman Tim Williams has become a Bassment favourite. With a 40-year career playing everything from blues to rock to Hawaiian and Mexican music, Tim is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an encyclopedic grasp of North American roots music.

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Blues Series: Morgan Davis (Deep Cove, NS)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:00 pm

Morgan Davis

Originally from Detroit, Morgan Davis moved to Toronto in the late 60’s and lived in Rochdale College immersing himself in the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson.   Since then Morgan has travelled Canada, the U.S., and Europe playing traditional country blues and his own songs infused with wit and large doses of humour.

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Blues Series: Jim Byrnes/Big Dave McLean/Steve Dawson (Vancouver/Winnipeg/Nashville)

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8:00 pm

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The Black Hen Traveling Roadshow Review features three of Canada’s leading roots musicians, brought together for an amazing night of soulful blues belting, first rate guitar picking, and tales tall and true. The Roadshow stars Canada’s 2013 Blues Vocalist of the Year Jim Byrnes, Winnipeg’s consummate blues road warrior Big Dave McLean, and Black Hen Records label head and virtuoso string player Steve Dawson.

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Jazz Singers Series: Elizabeth Shepherd Quintet (Toronto)

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 pm

The only jazz artist to be nominated for the pretigious Polaris Prize, Elizabeth Shepherd is an innovator and one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the comtemporary music scence. With three JUNO nominations and praise for being “a jazz virtuoso with a pop sensibility”, Elizabeth has caught the ear of critics and fans across North America and Europe.    The quintet features legendary Canadian trumpet player Kevin Turcotte.

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